Malt & Vine
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Taps: 20 / Bottles: 900
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
3.5/5 rDev -23.2%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
Dropped by while driving through Redmond, it's hard to find amid the tangle web of one way streets -- tucked away in a plaza. Spacious place, all the beer coolers are on wheels, strange, made for a noisy atmosphere. Had all the usual imports you would expect to find but overall I didn't see anything out of the ordinary ('cept maybe all the expensive beers from Japan). It's about 1/3 wine and 2/3 beer. Some beer glassware and mead too. I know if you live out there it's about the only place like it, but it's nothing too special.
01-10-2008 03:41:13 | More by jkdrummer
4.08/5 rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A: I have been here on a few occassions. Not bad, it is usually busy during lunch hours, afternoon and weekends can be laid back. Just never really feels homey or warm to me. Maybe its the location, who knows. Inside you might be able to snag a seat at the tables by the doorway , if not you better go outside or leave with your beer.
Q: I have purchased numerous beers both bottle and draft with good experiences. The beer is quality
S: Service is friendly and helpful, knows the beer.
S: They had a very good selection of almost everything and the prices prices are on target. Bottle selection was very good and every once in a while you can find some vintage stout and bwines
06-27-2010 14:47:26 | More by barleywinefiend
4.09/5 rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I went to Malt & Vine again today and, as usual, I was highly satisfied with my options and purchases.
As its name suggests, Malt & Vine has a wide selection of beers and wines. Two walls are devoted to beer, plus they have about a dozen or so tap options which you can drink right there or have a growler filled. In total, they must have easily a thousand varieties of beer available.
I was impressed by their selection; indeed, there were a lot of brews which I have not seen in any other local bottle shops. The place is clean and well-organized, and I had no trouble browsing and finding what I wanted.
Service was pretty average. There were three employees present and they all seemed pretty busy. I was acknowledged when I came in the store, but after that the staff were distracted and gave me the impression that I was bothering them when I was ready to check-out.
Still, I will definitely return to Malt & Vine. Their selection is great and perhaps my service experience was a rare off-day for them.
03-15-2012 23:13:15 | More by flagmantho
4.15/5 rDev -9%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I've only used the online version o' this place, but it has been very kind to me over the past year. They've got a great selection of brews from all over. On occasion, a rarity or two will pop up (FW 14 recently), but mostly it's just the usual stuff from the usual places. The prices seem very reasonable, with shipping nearing some of the lowest prices I've yet encountered. I have hit a snag with certain listed beers coming up out-of-stock (I think they have some issues with updating the site regularly), but their customer service folks have always been forthcoming and easy to work with to get the order back on track. Overall, I keep this place as one of my few go-to online beer shops and I have yet to be disappointed with that decision.
12-25-2010 09:38:00 | More by TMoney2591
4.28/5 rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Great bottleshop in the middle of Redmond.
-Good selection of reasonably priced, well organized bottles from around the world, around 15 rotating taps, always something tasty to be had, they will do growler fills.
-Really friendly and helpful staff!
-Outdoor area in back with tables and chairs.
-Awesome gyros next door, they will bring your food to you so you can eat in Malt & Vine.
-Wine and ciders too if you are into that.
-Inside can get pretty crowded at times and difficult to find a place to sit, especially if there are a lot of yuppies and Microsoft employees on lunch break or just getting off work.
-Crackage fees can be steep, especially for expensive bottles, if you want to drink a bottle there.
-Sometimes they don't update their tap list on their website for weeks, which isn't really an issue if you follow their twitter.
05-14-2011 01:47:11 | More by Azurescens
4.29/5 rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Bit of a hike, but worth the trip. Very inviting place in general. Quite a few taps with a really good selection. Someone does a good job keeping up. The bottles selection is pretty big. Staff was very friendly when I stopped in. Prices were pretty standard. I look forward to making it out there again
05-30-2013 17:29:08 | More by Smurf2055
4.3/5 rDev -5.7%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A few chairs greet you at the entrance to this bottle shop located right off of Redmond Way, down the street from Whole Foods in Redmond.
Spoke with the Owner and he strives to maintain the quality of what he carries with less than 3 percent UV lights for his fridged displays. Contacted him recently and he had several bottles of Older Viscosity as well as La Folie.
Definitely a welcome addition when compared to Redmond Fine Wine & Cigars a couple of blocks away, or the nearby grocery stores.
02-18-2008 06:28:58 | More by mnapier
4.35/5 rDev -4.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Located in a strip mall in between several restaurants, Malt & Vine is a place any beer geek can lose themselves in for awhile. Have a pint or two of beer while you peruse the cases or bring in some outside food to enjoy with it at one of the few tables. The beer in one of the 15 taps is often unique and frequently one-offs from what I've seen.
The proprieter is very friendly, knowledgeable, and excited about his products and is more than willing to talk about beer although don't expect him to come around to your table if you finished and ask if you want another.
The prices are a bit high probably owing to the location but if you're like me and haven't seen half the stuff he has in their before, you won't mind too much.
05-26-2010 03:59:57 | More by Bfarr
Malt & Vine in Redmond, WA
99 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.