1 West Dupont Circle Wines & Liquors
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
3.48/5 rDev +3.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$$$
Nice selection of beers but that's probably due to the fact that they charge 20% or more compared to other places so you will find hard to find bottles but who knows how long they've been sitting on the shelf for. They're all about making the sale so you can't just browse around without getting hounded. If you are in a desparate need to find something like I was, then give them a try. Otherwise, I think they are just too overpriced.
04-10-2014 20:24:13 | More by DCLAguy11
4.29/5 rDev +27.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
I stumbled upon this store while walking through Dupont Circle. I was hoping to find a 6pk of OTWOA, but they had sold out. They still had BCBS and also had it on tap for growler fills (2012). The prices are outrageous, but the staff is very friendly and willing to help. I'd only hit this place for beer if I was in a pinch. Still enjoyed visiting and saw Russian River Supplication there crazily enough.
02-23-2014 00:31:32 | More by Cubatobaco
4.41/5 rDev +30.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$$$
Might be the best selection I've seen so far in DC. The staff is also very friendly and the store is always clean. However, the prices are outrageous even for DC. I live right down the street but find myself go elsewhere to. I frequently find 6 packs at this store for 14.99 that can be had at other liquor stores in the neighborhood for 9.99. Bottom line is if you want a great selection and don't really care about price then this your place.
12-04-2013 03:32:29 | More by tgatort
District of Columbia
1.83/5 rDev -45.7%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | $$$$
Ahh, 1 West Dupont. Super convenient to the metro, great selection of beer and spirits, but so many problems.
The staff is friendly, but almost invasive of your personal space. They seem anxious and jumpy, as well as fairly insistent that you buy and leave. I never enjoy interacting with them when I go here.
The quality rating gets a 1 because A) beers sit on the shelf for a good long while here and B) the price is so prohibitively high that it would be idiocy to actually buy some of the stuff. When I say that this store has the highest price in the entire city for every single beer they carry I do not exaggerate.
Atmosphere gets a 1 because again, the prices are so unapologetically high I actually laughed out loud.
Selection is I have to admit top notch. No getting around that. But let's play the comparison game for a moment. Below are beers that have been seen in DC. The first number is the typical DC price and the second is the actual price 1 West charged. This has all been verified with my own eyes.
Stone RIS: 9$ and 13$
Pumpking: 10$ and 13$
La Folie: 16$ and 26$
BCBCS: 17$ and 35$
Iron Fist Velvet Glove: 13$ and 25$
In summary, never shop here. If you are made of money, great, use it to take a cab to another store and buy from them. You still end up saving over shopping here.
08-09-2013 05:52:37 | More by Jtc2811
3.51/5 rDev +4.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
I don't know what one would say about the atmosphere of a liquor store. It's safe and in a good neighborhood (Dupont) but yeah...I'm going to give it a 1 because I think that will bring the rating I give it down to size (the selection part is going to skew it).
The service is okay. The people that work there are pretty nice but they are a tad all up in your face and follow you around a lot which is super awkward (they do have a huge store I guess, but still).
This place has the best beer selection in DC, maybe followed closely by De Vinos in North Dupont/South Adams Morgan. Period.
The problem is they think they can charge out the a$$. It's actually kind of infuriating. Skip this place unless money is no object for you--and then still skip it because it's contributing to their notion that they CAN charge this much and get away with it. They are a good 20-30% more expensive than the other stores in the area. It's not just beer either. I was comparing prices for a particular bourbon recently and it was $60 here and $40 at another place right down the road. I'm always tempted to go here because I live sooo close by but recently I've been annoyed enough with the prices to walk further to Connecticut Ave. Wine & Liquors.
NOTE: I REALLY wanted the average to go lower because the pricing is THAT ridiculous, but I can't say without being disingenuous that they don't have a really good selection of quality beers.
07-17-2012 17:06:03 | More by circus_cat
1 West Dupont Circle Wines & Liquors in Washington, DC
81 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.