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Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits

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Chevy Chase Wine & SpiritsChevy Chase Wine & Spirits
BA SCORE
95
world-class

85 Ratings
Ratings: 85
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Store ]

5544 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20015-2610
United States
phone: (202) 363-4000

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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

Ah - Chevy Chase, the place i head to when I need a quick Bell's fix. The selection here is pretty darned good. I've spent a ton of time browsing their collection and have always been pleasantly surprised with what I've found. The stuff in here is mostly fresh, though i've spied a couple of year-old bottles of DFH Aprihop. As far as Belgians go, this place is one of the best in the area. Excellent selection here.

The single biggest plus is the fact that you can buy everything in singles.

CCWS is pricey and when you add the 10% DC sales tax, you can end up spending about 15% more than you would at, say, Norm's. However, i don't mind biting the bullet every once in a while because of their excellent singles selection

Larry, the beer manager, is great. Very helpful and an interesting person to talk to

03-20-2008 20:33:24 | More by DefenCorps
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-06-2014 19:25:51 | More by razorsdescent
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

05-18-2014 15:00:06 | More by threedaggers
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

02-28-2014 04:50:27 | More by bigred89
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SUP3RDAV3

Maryland

4.07/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$$

Very friendly staff, clean and organized store. Decent selection though most beers are sold as singles. Prices are typical for DC. Will definitely go back if in the area.
Note : if making a special trip for something seen on their website call first to check availability.

01-03-2014 14:23:42 | More by SUP3RDAV3
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polopaul20

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-15-2013 17:25:26 | More by polopaul20
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BillRoth

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

11-11-2013 05:01:51 | More by BillRoth
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | $$$

I stopped in based on a BA search while visiting a friend in the area.

Feel is like a typical old school liquor store. Nothing special in the decor or presentation. But they clearly put a lot of work into it with each bottle individually labeled. The only down side to that is that it blocks your view of the bottle itself. They have a good selection of Belgian, British and German beers with the US supply leaning heavily to northeast breweries.

A nice local shop with a good commitment to craft beer.

07-14-2013 17:26:48 | More by GJ40
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jaheussner

District of Columbia

4.38/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$$

Like everyone, I'd heard great things about CCW&S, but it didn't quite live up to my expectations. It's a bit cramped and the layout of the place (i.e. all singles with some broken sixers in the cooler) is a bit hard to navigate. The selection is very good, though, which is truly the main thing. They had a ton of Black Ops and a decent amount of BCBS (albeit for a limited time). The staff isnt particularly knowledgeable, with the exception of their "head beer guy", but if you've got a decent beer brain, you'll find your way around. The one big drawback is the price, though around DC, it doesn't get much cheaper, so you may as well avail yourself of the selection. It's not my favorite place around DC, but for Goose Island, Great Lakes and some of the smaller, northern breweries, Chevy Chase is necessary. It's definitely in my rotation around the area.

01-03-2012 01:54:50 | More by jaheussner
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jdense

Oregon

4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

Visited during DC Conference Beer Sojourn, November 2011.

Located on the far north end of Connecticut Ave. near Chevy Chase Circle, I had to ride the bus up here (the Metro Line veers off over a mile from the store) and on a late Friday afternoon after the conference it was a very long ride, about an hour to go 4 miles. There's a small parking lot in the back off the street, very little street parking to speak of.

This isn't a beer store per se, a very good selection of wine and liquor. The key, of course, is the beer, and while it took me a while to understand the shelving/organization of the place, I can see why this is considered the best beer outlet in DC. I had my heart set on a 6-pack of Bell's Expedition, and a phone call confirmed availability. The website is pretty accurate re inventory, but I'd be careful to venture up here without checking. Staff was quite helpful, willing to answer any questions (didn't really have any other than checking on Bells/Founders/etc location).

Certainly could have hung out here for quite a while. Prices are a bit on the high side of average prices for DC area, but given the quality of the selection, especially hard to find items, I was glad to pay the preacher. If you're looking for hard to find items (from a PNW perspective) this place and the Whole Foods on P certainly top the list. Deserving of its lofty status. Highly recommended.

11-27-2011 22:43:19 | More by jdense
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Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits in Washington, DC
95 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.