Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
3/5 rDev -29.7%
quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$
Typical beer store here. I have never come across anything truly unique or special to Total Wine. They have the selection that I wold want from a larger liquor store. They have the typical wretched service from an average liquor store. They have the same old prices that any other place is offering. So, all in all, just another place to buy beer and booze. One posting said, "I have never been approached in the store by an employee." This is very true. The service is really non-existent here. Just to qualify things, I buy beer here at least once every two weeks for the last year. Enough said.
07-20-2010 05:17:10 | More by chickenandrice
3.7/5 rDev -13.3%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Q: Pretty darn good! A wide variety of styles along with an incredible amount of quality wine.
S: Not that much help from the workers...even though we didn't ask for help. So, nothing out of the ordinary.
S: Impressive; A little more to select from than AJ's along with lower prices. Dogfish Head, Great divide, Stone, a lot of Belgians, and about 20 or 30 other breweries represented.
Overall: I have a feeling that this place is probably one of the better beer stores in the area. Worth the stop. Cheers!
03-25-2009 06:00:39 | More by OlieIPA
4.1/5 rDev -4%
quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I have been to this store quite a few times, usually one of my go to stores seeing its right around the corner.
The selection is always well stocked and a large selection. A majority of the beer is kept at room temp. They had some six packs in the cooler, but all bombers were on store shelves. The store is very clean, no dust on any of the bottles. They have a wide selection of beer, however the seasonal brews seem to come out slower that others in the area.
I have never been approached in the store by an employee. I asked some workers a question and they said, "Our beer guy isn't here yet," then they walked away. Other than the one instance, all the cashiers have been very nice.
04-09-2010 03:17:04 | More by Banger530
4.15/5 rDev -2.8%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
I have been happy with my local Total Wine, and since I was in Surprise for Spring Training and this location was nearby, I drove myself over here. It's in a huge shopping center, but can be spotted while driving north on 75th Avenue. Like my local Total Wine, this has a lot of good stuff to offer at very affordable prices. It's wine first, but the beer selection is very impressive. Plenty of American crafts breweries on the shelf, with names like Moylander, Speakeasy, Great Divide, Green Flash, Lost Abbey, Rogue, Durango, Left Hand. It has a fair share of imports as well. Most of the beer sits on shelves at store temperature, but away from any sunlight. Some of the beer is available for purchase by the case and in the cool box. Service was courteous...one of the checkers next to me was giving food and wine pairing tips to a couple he was checking out. A very good store for beer in northwest metro Phoenix, and inexpensive to boot.
03-09-2009 05:35:50 | More by DoubleJ
4.3/5 rDev +0.7%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $
An alcoholics wet dream. A huge store with a huge selection of beers, wines and spirits as well as various little nick nacks to go with them. A great place to get kegs from. The main problem with the place is limited amount of refridgerated beers, most are kept on shelves on the floor, unrefridgerate. O.K. If you get them when they first come in but even in a cool store, in Arizona that really isn't that cool so not a place to buy beers that you are going to lay down for awhile. Prices are the best in Arizona, super cheap. Not beer related but I was surprised to find absinthe here.
07-06-2008 06:18:10 | More by bigbelcher
4.3/5 rDev +0.7%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $
Visited here twice when I was in AZ, 7/30/10 and 8/1/10. Walking in it doesn't look too much different than my local one in Tustin, beer is to the back and right. I was overjoyed to see a ton of different singles, a large portion of stuff I couldn't get in CA. They had the standard CA stuff - Sierra Nevada, Anchor, Firestone, Stone, some Alesmith, Port and Lost Abbey. But I was most excited seeing stuff like Left Hand, Great Divide (no OA Yeti unfortunately), Ska, Odell, Bell's, and a lot more Dogfish Head. A lot more Leinekugel's and Dundee than I'm used to seeing. There were also some imports I can't get in CA like Urbock 23 and Cantillon Kriek. Also picked up a Sonoran 200 which I thought would be a longshot at best. The Abyss made an appearance.
Service was great at the register considering I bought almost 40 bottles, very cheap in the end coming to around $110. I bought a lot, but I'm only scratching the surface of what this store has to offer. A great liquor store in the North Valley, a must visit if you're in the area.
08-03-2010 21:28:01 | More by Halcyondays
4.35/5 rDev +1.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
My brother-in-law was doing the driving so I got a bit turned around getting here so my only advice is to consult your friendly GPS unit to find this place.
Once there, the name pretty much speaks for itself. Total Wine & More is mainly oriented to the wine crowd. However, the beer enthusiast will not be disappointed. Just enter and head down the right side toward the coolers in the rear.
The selection is substantial and varied. Great Divide, Stone, Avery, a number of AZ breweries and a good mix of German, Belgian, UK, and other Euro brews are there. The prices were a pleasant surprise for a guy visiting from Cali who watched prices go up $2 on average for a 6-pack back home.
Management and staff were helpful and acknowledged a committment to increasing their selection over the next few months. This can only bode good things for folks living on the NW side of Phoenix.
Overall, Total Wine & More is a solid store where a beer devotee can find any number of delicious brews. Worth paying a visit.
07-01-2008 18:47:38 | More by Boilermaker88
Total Wine in Glendale, AZ
93 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.