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Denny's Craft Beer & Wine Cave

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

25 Ratings
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 16.74%
[ Store ]

4400 Heatherdowns Blvd
Ste 4
Toledo, Ohio, 43614-3182
United States
phone: (419) 214-0101
// CLOSED //



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(Place added by: benmiliron on 01-08-2009)
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2.5/5  rDev -41.9%

Matthew1788, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of mdvatab
3.25/5  rDev -24.4%

This bottle shop was "Temporarily CLOSED..." when I went by there today. The store unit that the shop is in also had a "For Lease" sign in the window as well.

Judging by the ratings of other reviewers, there are going to be some disappointed individuals... Not sure how long the temporary closure is for, so it would be advisable to call before making a special trip.

(Giving them "3.25" ratings to enable my review to post without dinging their rating average.)

mdvatab, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of spikechiquet
5/5  rDev +16.3%

spikechiquet, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of zerosiah
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%

Tucked into the middle of a strip mall on the south side of Toledo you'll find Denny's Craft Beer & Wine Cave. The unassuming sign is somewhat representing of the decor inside. The Craft beer is located towards the back of the store.

There are a number of offerings from nearly all of the smaller breweries from Ohio and Michigan. The selection favors American micros with a select few Belgians and Germans. Nearly every beer in the store can be purchased by the single bottle, which is nice.

The price of beer is reasonable and the selection seems to be updated quite frequently. They also have some special releases for both growler fills and bottles, an added bonus.

zerosiah, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of hoppybeers4me
4.83/5  rDev +12.3%

Very excited about Denny M. acquiring the Beer and Wine Cave. He has exceptional knowledge and retail expertise in everything beer. PLUS... It's so nice to be able to support a non-chain, non-big-box "neighborhood" store. You can expect individual attention and expert recommendations. I will buy my craft beer from Denny when I am in the area.

hoppybeers4me, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of FacedinXiamen
4.86/5  rDev +13%

Denny's Craft Beer and Wine Cave is a gem in the heart of South Toledo. For those Toledoans, and those passing through, you would be hard-pressed to find a better shop selling a variety of incredible beers. This place always has some excellent finds that one cannot find in other shops in the region. I very much recommend a trip if you haven't been here.

FacedinXiamen, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of Scoti_Garbidis
4.9/5  rDev +14%

A neighbor tipped me off to the Beer and Wine Cave several months ago. Immediately upon walking in I was greeted with a warm smile and help finding what i was looking for.

I have tried many new beers thanks to the Beer and Wine Cave. I will continue to shop here because I enjoy the quality and service I receive.

If you haven't been to the Beer & Wine Cave you should check it out.

Scoti_Garbidis, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of watzo99
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%

Immediately upon walking into this store we were greeted by Matt. We told him we hadn't been in before and that we found it on BA. He ushered us to the back, past the wines, to the beer section. Though it is a small area, as everyone has pointed out, the best part is that Matt was so helpful and willing to educate us. I told him we came in from Michigan to see what selections Ohio had that we couldn't get, and he started rattling off several good options.

It's definitely about the customer service here, and Matt will absolutely help you find what you want, and if he doesn't have it in stock, he'll try to get it for you. He loves to talk, and I would recommend you listen and enjoy! I can easily say this is among the best experiences I've had in any beer store.

watzo99, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of Dael5859
4.73/5  rDev +10%

The BWC is a gem for craft shopping in south Toledo. It's true that due to limited floor space they can't stock a crazy amount of different crafts, but Matt is always up to speed with what is coming out, and he is eager to make any special orders that his customers ask for. Perhaps in that respect it's a better store for locals than it is for those "passing through". The available selection on any given day, however, is top notch.

There is always an emphasis on stocking and buying local, so you can expect to find great selections from northern Ohio and southern Michigan breweries.

It's unfortunate for the few negative reviews on here that the reviewers seemed to stop in when Matt was either out of the store or off that particular day. The regulars know that these reviewers would have had a completely different and much more positive experience had he been there. Unfortunately, the people who work in the attached butcher shop/market aren't beer geeks by any stretch and simply dont have the expertise to give us craft shoppers that Wow factor.

One thing would make BWC even better: growler fill station.

Dael5859, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of n2185
2.79/5  rDev -35.1%

I stopped here in Toledo after seeing the pretty glowing reviews of the place. It's a nice enough little place, though having to walk through a meat/grocery store attached to it was a bit weird.

The selection was pretty underwhelming. I try to go to beer stores whenever I visit a new city and this store was definitely one of the least impressive, especially considering its ratings. It has one long shelf and about 3-4 coolers' worth of craft beer, so there isn't much room to begin with.

As for service, there was not another soul in the beer half of the store. No one greeted me or talked to me until I went back over to the butcher counter to try to check out, at which point a guy walked me back over to the beer half of the store, fiddled with the cash register for 5 minutes, and then made me walk back over to the butcher counter to check out.

The prices were decent. Not unreasonable, but not great.

Overall, I would not go to this place again. It's not bad really, but it's one of the few times I've regretted driving out of my way for a beer store.

n2185, Apr 17, 2012
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Denny's Craft Beer & Wine Cave in Toledo, OH
94 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.