Denny's Craft Beer & Wine Cave
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Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 22 | Show All Ratings:
4.21/5 rDev -5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Tucked into the middle of a strip mall on the south side of Toledo you'll find Denny's Craft Beer & Wine Cave. The unassuming sign is somewhat representing of the decor inside. The Craft beer is located towards the back of the store.
There are a number of offerings from nearly all of the smaller breweries from Ohio and Michigan. The selection favors American micros with a select few Belgians and Germans. Nearly every beer in the store can be purchased by the single bottle, which is nice.
The price of beer is reasonable and the selection seems to be updated quite frequently. They also have some special releases for both growler fills and bottles, an added bonus.
07-12-2013 22:35:48 | More by zerosiah
4.83/5 rDev +9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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.
07-10-2013 00:25:56 | More by hoppybeers4me
4.86/5 rDev +9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Denny's Craft Beer and Wine Cave is a gem in the heart of South Toledo. For those Toledoans, and those passing through, you would be hard-pressed to find a better shop selling a variety of incredible beers. This place always has some excellent finds that one cannot find in other shops in the region. I very much recommend a trip if you haven't been here.
07-09-2013 03:21:04 | More by FacedinXiamen
4.9/5 rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
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.
07-09-2013 01:57:48 | More by Scoti_Garbidis
4.44/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Immediately upon walking into this store we were greeted by Matt. We told him we hadn't been in before and that we found it on BA. He ushered us to the back, past the wines, to the beer section. Though it is a small area, as everyone has pointed out, the best part is that Matt was so helpful and willing to educate us. I told him we came in from Michigan to see what selections Ohio had that we couldn't get, and he started rattling off several good options.
It's definitely about the customer service here, and Matt will absolutely help you find what you want, and if he doesn't have it in stock, he'll try to get it for you. He loves to talk, and I would recommend you listen and enjoy! I can easily say this is among the best experiences I've had in any beer store.
06-08-2012 10:53:57 | More by watzo99
4.73/5 rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
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.
06-08-2012 02:15:26 | More by Dael5859
2.79/5 rDev -37%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | $$
I stopped here in Toledo after seeing the pretty glowing reviews of the place. It's a nice enough little place, though having to walk through a meat/grocery store attached to it was a bit weird.
The selection was pretty underwhelming. I try to go to beer stores whenever I visit a new city and this store was definitely one of the least impressive, especially considering its ratings. It has one long shelf and about 3-4 coolers' worth of craft beer, so there isn't much room to begin with.
As for service, there was not another soul in the beer half of the store. No one greeted me or talked to me until I went back over to the butcher counter to try to check out, at which point a guy walked me back over to the beer half of the store, fiddled with the cash register for 5 minutes, and then made me walk back over to the butcher counter to check out.
The prices were decent. Not unreasonable, but not great.
Overall, I would not go to this place again. It's not bad really, but it's one of the few times I've regretted driving out of my way for a beer store.
04-17-2012 00:37:51 | More by n2185
4.58/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Had a great experience at the Beer and Wine Cave today with Matt. I had never been before and I was in the area and I had read good things so I figured I'd stop in. I was greeted immediately by Matt and shown around. They had just so happened to get some KBS in which helped. I liked the way he was allocating it - you can buy one bottle if you buy a 6 or 4 pack of another Founder's beer, limit two bottles this way. Seems fair to me and it was a good excuse to buy more Founder's stuff. Overall, a very good selection in a relatively small place. I will definitely be going back here in the future.
03-15-2012 21:15:31 | More by averse
3.94/5 rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | $$
Stopped here thanks to the reviews from Beer Advocate while I was driving from NC to Michigan and was glad I took the time to pop in.
Matt was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about the beers they had and had some good recommendations on new things to try. Only real issue I had was that the selection wasn't as big as I expected it to be after reading some reviews.
However, the stuff they did have was top notch, just left wishing there was more of it there. Would definitely stop in again, if nothing else just to chat with Matt about some great beers.
09-16-2011 14:55:52 | More by fantasyroach
3.66/5 rDev -17.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Near UT to drop off a fedex envelope and B&W Cave is only a few miles away. Two tater tots in tow.
Atmosphere: The store is connected to a butcher and requires you to enter through there. BBQ sauces and other accoutrements dot the aisles on the way to the beer cave. Through an archway, you are there. Beer to the left, homebrew back past that. Wine to the right.
Quality: The beer cave has a few stools, most are up near the wine though. I wasn't expecting a wall of coolers...
Service: Service was average, nothing great and nothing bad.
Selection: I'll admit it, I'm stumped. The selection is good but that's it. Locals are plentiful, as are seasonal (pumpkin) beers. But the selection wasn't that deep and nothing wowed me. Great Lakes was in abundant supply, as were Flying Dog, Founders, and Bells. The selection, I'd say, is just below some of the regional Andersons stores, good but ordinary.
Food: Plenty of meats and related items to be had but we weren't indulging.
09-05-2011 01:00:04 | More by akorsak
Denny's Craft Beer & Wine Cave in Toledo, OH
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