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Cellar Wine & Spirits

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Cellar Wine & SpiritsCellar Wine & Spirits
BA SCORE
95
world-class

26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 12.99%
[ Store ]

555 W Main St
Norman, Oklahoma, 73069-7060
United States
phone: (405) 329-9463

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(Place added by: starflyer58 on 01-05-2008)
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

TX-Badger, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of Koonboi
3.58/5  rDev -16.9%

I like Cellars due to it's size and variety, however I feel like it doesn't have as much stuff as some of the smaller stores in the area. The employees are nice enough, but in such a large store they are practically non-existent. I like this establishment, but there are other places in town I'd prefer.

Koonboi, May 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

RoninBirdman, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of Shrubstorm
4.86/5  rDev +12.8%

What all liquor/ beer stores should aspire to be. Selection is great and I hope they just keep on expanding on beer from around the globe. Staff is helpful and the atmosphere is bright and welcoming. Awesome store.

P.s. Get some more Wisconsin micro brews!!!

Shrubstorm, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of clutch
2.2/5  rDev -49%

Don't bother ever going here. My company has been buying liquor from them for years for our company parties and events. Today, the manager was so rude to me and then the 2 boys that work behind the counter laughed and made fun of the situation. When I asked a question, they threatened me. It was a very uncomfortable situation and I was on a mission to make a large purchase. That didn't happen and will never happen again.

There are better liquor stores just blocks away on Main in Norman. They lost our company as customers and we will never recommend them again. Total Snobs!

I will go out of my way to let everyone I know how rude they are.

clutch, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of max316
3.74/5  rDev -13.2%

Moved my sister into OU, and was looking to score some Oklahoma beer before heading back home to Fort Worth. This place came up on BA and so I checked it out. What do I take from visiting this store? Awesome singles collection, one of the best I have ever seen anywhere. While I started with a pick-six, I ended up buying a 6-pack sampler from Choc Beer, outta Krebs, OK, which was packaged in an awesome box. Definitely recommend this place, hard to walk away from that singles wall, there is something for everyone. I can't speak for bars but as far as stores go in Norman, this one has gotta be hard to beat for those of us who geek out on beer.

max316, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of sondrasooner
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

The staff was very polite and answered all of my questions. I bought most of my alcohol for my 50th birthday party there and was very happy with all of my choices. I'm not a wine aficionado at all but the staff was able to guide me in the right direction by asking me questions to reveal what I wanted because I didn't have the vocabulary to actually state what I wanted.

Sometimes, people just ask "what do you want?" and that doesn't work if you "don't know what you don't know"! They were also able to tell me what my guests would probably prefer given the fact that it was a mix of young and mature graduate students. Everyone was happy!

sondrasooner, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Beertracker
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%

I'm totally not sure why I haven't reviewed this place before, because I stop here just about everytime I'm in town. The Cellar is centrally located in Norman & within good proximity of the major watering holes or university campus. The place is fairly sizable much like a grocery store with tons of shelving devoted to your beer, liquor or wine needs. The beer section is well organized & neatly labeled with ratings & suggestions with an awesome selection of singles from the mix-a-six wall. However, I'd suggest to call ahead or make special arrangements for the limited or special releases as this store gets a ton of "foot traffic" afterall it's in a college town. Overall, the staff is decently "beer savy" which was especially true when starflyer58 worked here. If you're an area BA then you're probably already shopping here, so this review goes out to the traveling BA who may be passing through looking for a good "road beer" stop. This is it!

CHEERS! Beertracker

Beertracker, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of coldriver
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%

Every time I visit this place I'm amazed at the selection. A big plus for me is the hundreds of singles available - especially all the Oklahoma beers unavailable outside the state. Prices seem very reasonable. Service is typically helpful and I'm often impressed with how in touch the employees seem to be with the extensive inventory. They have full case availbility (and pricing) for several popular craft beers. Huge selection of wines and spirits as well. I don't think I've ever left here without spending $100! A must-visit if you're in the greater OKC area.

coldriver, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of beerboy9960
4.94/5  rDev +14.6%

After hearing many Oklahoma BAs mention The Cellar, my wife and I stopped in to see what all of the hype was about. I must say that this is a very impressive store. They had a huge selection of liquor, wine, and beer not to mention an entire wall of single bottles for sale. The staff was very friendly and offered great advice on different beers to try. They also had some harder to find beers like the Belgian Yeti that I was unable to locate anywhere else near Oklahoma City. From now on this will be my go to store when I'm near Oklahoma City.

beerboy9960, Jul 30, 2011
Photo of Calvinfan1
4.85/5  rDev +12.5%

Welcome to a place for beer lovers. It's great to have a place like this in Oklahoma. Cellar features a wall of individual beers on sale...and not a bunch of garbage left overs. These guys know beer and keep their selection fresh and worthwhile. They can guide you to beers for aging, for drinking immediately, and for everything in between. Recommendations are posted everywhere and the staff is ready to help you at a moment's notice. Oklahoma may be somewhat limited on great beer distribution, but you can tell that the people at Cellar strive to stock their shelves with the best. I know when it's time to restock my beer fridge, Cellar is the place to go.

Calvinfan1, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of pilotgod
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%

Stopped in for the first time ever today to this Cellar branch in Norman and was greatly impressed. The store is large, only one other store in Hill Country of Texas was larger. The beer selection is awesome, if it comes to Oklahoma, they have it here. Also a superb wine and spirits selection is present with some very special treats sitting behind the counter.
I came in looking for Bigfoot as this was reported to be one of the last sightings in the state. Not only did they have it, but actually had a lot. One of the reps came by, saw my cart holding Bigfoot, Chimay, Rouge Double Dead Guy, Mephistopheles, and Kwak and asked what styles of beer I prefer. This quickly turned into a discussion of regional and world offerings of IPA's, DIPA's, Stouts, Belgian's, and Barleywine's. By the time it was done, I had four beers I had not even heard of riding home with me, and of the two I have sampled, I am mightily impressed with the knowledge and expertise.
The prices are a bit higher than some "bargain" stores, but the knowledge and expertise of the staff is what your paying for. Anytime you go in, just ask what's new on the beer wall, you may discover a gem.

pilotgod, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of csiewert
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Great liquor store... massive selection of wines and spirits... pretty much anything you could possibly want. Great beer selection as well (at least for Oklahoma). You can even pick out individual beers from a large wall and make your own six pack. The staff is very knowledgeable and very useful in helping you pick out what you are looking for. They also feature seasonal and specialty brews so they are easy to find and try out. They often advertise new arrivals timely. Overall my favorite liquor store in Norman.

csiewert, Dec 29, 2010
Photo of colts9016
4.3/5  rDev -0.2%

This is another branch of The Cellar family. This store is no exception to quality and service. The store is large and spacious and is one of the better store downtown Norman. It was nice to see this store go in. The store offers a wide array of liquors, wine and beer. The beer selection is one of the best in Norman. The quality of the beer is no exception, they take good care of there customers here. The service is top notch also. The will ask you what your looking for and try to help you find the beer or help educate you on beer styles for the beginner. The selection is great also, there are over 500 different brew from a plethora of brewers all over the united states and world. The store is slightly pricey but you pay for what you get. If you want great service, great quality, and great selection in Norman then you go here.

colts9016, Nov 24, 2009
Photo of xtalman
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%

I have been going there since moving to the area about 6 months ago. Selection is better then any shops that I usually frequented in the Los Angeles area. Only down side is because of the OK liquor laws, which limits what they actually can offer.

Service is really exceptional, as somebody mentioned they will talk to you all you want or just let you browse around. From my non beer purchases they also seem very knowledgeable about their other offerings.

Was very surprised with some special offering they have. I am now sipping an Avery Mephistopheles from 2007 that they aged on site. Very good and quite a nice bit of service. I hope they have aged some other brews that can be better when aged.

xtalman, May 22, 2009
Photo of shakeheap
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%

The Cellar is going for quantity AND quality. Excellent selection to be had here... perhaps the best in the state of Oklahoma. Best I've seen anyhow. They won't win any price contests but I don't think that is the point at this location or The Cellar up in The Village.

Everytime I go in there I'm the proverbial kid in a candy store as I go through the new beers and then the old familiars and attempt to decide what new beer I'll try next. Picked up 4 singles today that I've never had and a sixer of Indica IPA which is another new one for me. Sweeet.

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the service. They won't bother anyone who just wants to browse... but they're more than happy to engage anyone who wants to talk beer. And they know what they're talking about. Seems as if the denizens of the beer section were hand picked by management out of a group where only beer lovers need apply.

shakeheap, Mar 11, 2009
Photo of HoppyMcStout
3.8/5  rDev -11.8%

This has been my go to liquor store for about the past year. On the plus side the store is massive and boasts a nice selection of beers, at least for OK. Another benefit is that you can buy any beer there as a single rather than as part of a 6/4 pack (although they don't offer a make-your-own-6 at a flat rate - you have to purchase each one individually). However, I have found that they have some offerings there which are past their prime. Therefore, I recommend checking the dates of anything you purchase there, or at least stick to the seasonals or new releases. The price of having such a huge selection is that sometimes certain brews might sit of the shelf for a long time...

HoppyMcStout, Jan 26, 2009
Photo of stephens101
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Figured since I've always had so much luck with the Cellars in OKC, I should stop by this one and see what's kickin' as my wife and I were in Norman for a doctors appointment. After deducing that the Cellar had taken the place of the old Hobby Lobby, and speculating on why Hobby Lobby was gone as it was always fairly busy, we pulled into the parking lot and moseyed on in.

We were greeted at the door by a friendly lady and gentleman and by a vast space full of tons of wine, liquor and beer. My wife perused the wine while I headed to the back for the beer wall where I was met by a section of "New" beers. I like this, as all the newer brews are in one place, and you don't have to peruse the fairly vast selection to seek out seasonals or new releases.

As with the other cellars, the selection is very nice, with your usual suspects, as well as a bunch of new beers by Great Divide, Rogue, Sam Adams, Boulevard etc. The Belgian section also has a nice group of offerings. If you're in Norman you should not want for just about any type of beer you want. If you're looking for a hop fix, they got it. If you're looking for some hefes or Belgians, they got it.

While Oklahoma's beer laws are pretty screwy, places like the Cellar are helping by keeping a good stock of brews and keeping up on the new release. I only see it getting better.

stephens101, Nov 26, 2008
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Cellar Wine & Spirits in Norman, OK
95 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.