Midtown Wine & Spirits
Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 34 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Bonhoeffer:
3.85/5 rDev -3.8%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
As was the case in all the beer stores i visited on my Nashville trip, a small but decent selection of high ABV stuff on the liquor/wine side of the store.
By the time i made it to this place, i had pretty much shot my beer budget for the trip, so i was looking for something special else i wasn't going to buy anything. I was just about to give up when i noticed a six-pack of Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale. Being that it cannot currently be sold in AL due to our ancient beer laws, i've never had it and am eager to try it. 2003 vintage. So i picked it up.
I then checked out the normal beer side. Though i didn't buy anything, i was impressed with the selection. Good place.
10-20-2004 14:26:23 | More by Bonhoeffer
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3.82/5 rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | $$
Stopped in here on the way back to the hotel, heard I may be able to find some local bottles. Atmosphere was standard liquor/bottle shop with people milling around all over the place. Service was decent. Was asked twice if I needed any help, I didn't tho. Quality seemed pretty solid. I checked a few of the bottles and they were all within their dates. Selection was pretty good but I didn't see any local bottles I was on the lookout for which kind of sucked. Only thing I thought about buying was a special sweet water but I decided it wasn't worth it. Prices were reasonable on most, a few were a little overpriced. Overall a good bottle shop overall, just nothing amazing.
02-02-2014 04:14:59 | More by orangesol
4.18/5 rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Midtown Wine & Spirits is still one of the best places to go to buy beer in the state of Tennessee. The store has a dual liquor store / beer store setup because of the state's laws.
Liquor store (left side): the beer greats you as you walk in...literally, so be careful not to trip over any of it. It appears the beer set up was an after thought for this liquor store as it is all over the place in the front portion of the store. They are somewhat organized by seasonal releases, local, domestic, imports, belgians, etc. The selection is fair, but for TN it is great! The staff is pretty knowledgeable. If you are looking for a high gravity (>6.33%), this is a good place to go.
Beer store (right side): There is a large selection of low gravity beers. Local breweries such as Yazoo and Blackstone are highlighted, as well as many mainstream beers such as RedHook, Leinie's, and Sierra Nevada. There are a few aisles of beer and a cooler. Inside the cooler area, there are 8 taps with mostly local beers. This is an excellent addition since most local TN beers are available only on draft. The store will also let you build your own 6 pack of singles or will suggest a 6 pack of singles from local or seasonal beers. The service is very nice, but not always the most knowledgeable.
I try to stop by when I am in Nashville, but have to remind myself that they are closed on Sundays. I usually pick up the latest seasonal releases from Blackstone or Yazoo and look for anything that I cannot normally get such as Green Man or Schlafly.
12-06-2013 13:49:25 | More by khargro2
3.75/5 rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | $$
This place is absolutely huge but the beer section is just a small corner. It is a little difficult to judge the selection because TN distribution is very thin compared to states I am used to visiting. That said, the selection was pretty good, consisting of the expected southern locals like Sweetwater & Terrapin, locals like Yazoo and the likes of Stone, SN, Laughing Dog, Schlafly, etc.
Prices were good. Service was friendly although not as knowledgeable as I have come to expect at bottle shops.
05-01-2013 02:21:49 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.14/5 rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Rather impressed on my visit when through town on business. Much larger selection here than what is available in Memphis. On liqour store side had some singles and six packs (with no build a six packs of the 12 oz sizes). Had a number of gift sets although it is that time of year. Beer and cigar store side was really good, had good prices on Sam Smith's and the singles although some individual brands might not be priced the best. Beer store side offers build a six packs although they are priced higher as singles. It's been a while since I visited J. Barleycorn's so I can't do a straight comparison but it is also at least somewhat comparable to this store.
11-15-2011 01:56:50 | More by jerryjeff
4/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This is my "go-to" shop when I stay near downtown Nashville on business. Crazy TN laws require the dual store set up of the higher abv beers from the lower one. Overall, an excellent selection of beers distributed in TN.
I've had some good service from the staff in nearly every visit. Prices are decent, but my only complaint is that they do not offer case pricing, but just simply add up the 6 or 4-pack pricing to get the case price.
Slightly limited selection of imports, but at least they have many of the standard ones. Overall, one of the best shops I've found in Nashville.
05-12-2011 02:25:19 | More by FanofHefe
Midtown Wine & Spirits in Nashville, TN
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