Grand Cru Wine & Spirits
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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 7
3.4/5 rDev -17.1%
quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
This place was my first stop coming in to Nashville and I'm very sad as it was definitely the worst. The attitude was pretentious, the first beer guy I talked to was snobby with me and even when I asked educated questions he acted like I couldn't possibly know as much about beer as him. I later discovered him to be pretty lacking in his knowledge. They had an okay selection but not a whole lot even by Tennessee standards and the prices were pretty high. I started to buy a few cans of Gordon and Gubna and then checked the date (4, almost 5 months old) and passed. Overall, would not recommend
02-08-2011 17:23:51 | More by Urbancaver
2.75/5 rDev -32.9%
quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | $$$
Unreasonably pretentious for the selection they have. I talked about some beers I liked and the clerk said "Good for you" instead of recommending any they had. List of top ten beers was completely out dated, they only had two in stock, and tried to tell me that a beer that was clearly dated 2007 had just been released. It was a barleywine, it will be even better, no need to lie about it. Even with the lack of choices in Nashville I will absolutely never go back. It seems like most other specialty beer stores in the area are doing well, it doesn't make sense to me that the store would forsake beer selection for more mid priced wines.
01-29-2011 22:00:25 | More by sgsmfdoom
4.15/5 rDev +1.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Q: Small store, but good for its size. In the High ABV% part, there is a small area dedicated to beer.
Svc: Nice guys working there, both of the ones I spoke with were willing to help and seemed to know what they were talking about. Also were able to give an idea of where to look when I couldn't find Old Chub there.
S: Small selection, but what they had was sheer quality. Boulevard selection was of a lot of the 750ml that I have been looking for and can't find in Indy. Had some usual Belgian suspects, a couple more Micros. Like I said, quality was there but not size.
V: Average on the prices; some slightly higher, some slightly lower. In comparison, I headed to another store right after this and found one of the beers I bought for the same price, one of them for +$1, and one for -$1.
Overall, I guess I would swing by if you are in the immediate area. If you like Boulevard, I would for sure stop by there because they had like 7 different 750ml bottles. I wouldn't drive 30 minutes for this store, but maybe 15.
11-09-2010 21:36:29 | More by claaark13
4.5/5 rDev +9.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$$
I've been here a couple of times, and the impression I get is that even though this is primarily a wine store, the people there know about beer and they like to talk about beer. In fact, they gave me a flier about a beer tasting they were holding for charity....which was pretty neat. They're the only store in town that I know of that has held their own beer tasting.
One thing I like is that I didn't see any dating issues while I was there. The bottles weren't dusty, either. To me and to most people, this is a pretty big deal. We need to face facts that craft beer isn't really that popular here, so dating problems can be quite common.
I'll recommend this store as one of the top 3 or so options in Nashville to get high ABV beer.
10-01-2010 11:22:41 | More by NODAK
5/5 rDev +22%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Like the others have said, this is a great shop. It is hard to find a place that sells good beer in Nashville, but this place is awesome. Their strong points seem to be Belgian and American beer, but they have beers from most noteworthy regions. The guys working there are also a plus because one of them is actually a homebrewer and the rest of them seem to have at least tasted all of the beers and can give some decent feedback about flavor profiles, etc. This is a definite plus, because the other shops around town do not really have many beer drinkers on staff since the high alc beers are in wine stores. Overall it is a great place. My favorite aspect is that they are always picking up the Schlafly seasonals (which can be hard to get your hands on). Also, most Avery and DFH seasonals are stocked.
The manager also mentioned that there may be a re-vamp to the beer section coming that would allow them to carry about twice as many beers. My fingers are crossed. . .
08-22-2008 17:54:09 | More by soren150
4.55/5 rDev +11%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
TN needs to change their laws.
That said, this is a small, well stocked wine, liquor, and beer store in that order. They have what I consider a small selection of above 6% beers. That said, what they have is very top shelf. They have two high metal shelves slammed full of beers. From Sierra Nevada Harvest to DFH 120 and Belgians in between.
I picked up some nice Boulevard Smoke Stack series and a 120 that I can't get in NC because of our 15% limit.
The staff was very helpful and very friendly. Seems like a fantastic local store.
08-20-2008 04:00:05 | More by Loki
4.35/5 rDev +6.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Primarily a wine store, but they have two shelves full of high ABV (>6.0%) beers. They have both of the Schlafly Reserves as well as a few other Schlafly beers. They have the newly arrived in TN Boulevard Smokestack series. One of the better selections of Belgians I have seen in town as well as a good mix of other imports. Talking to the two guys behind the counter it seems as though they like their beer. They have beer tastings every once in a while and wine tastings every Saturday. A nice little store. I wouldnt make a special trip to Nashville for it, but it is definitely worth stopping by if you are in the area.
07-03-2008 16:50:06 | More by ckeegan04
Grand Cru Wine & Spirits in Nashville, TN
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.