Denny's Craft Beer & Wine Cave
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Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 23 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by frazbri:
4.7/5 rDev +9.3%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
A non-BA friend of mine told me about the Beer and Wine Cave a while ago, and I've finally made it over. The location is in a strip mall across from the Stranahan in SW Toledo.
The first thing you'll see as you enter is wine. The front half of the store has racks of vino on both wall and through the center. Beyond the register lies the beer. The south wall holds shelves of room temperature stock, and the north wall is lined with refrigerators loaded with beer.
One of the most notable thing about the selection is how fresh everything seems to be. There are stores with more choices, but sometimes those choices are past their prime. Beyond that there is some really good quality beers here. Belgian ale and regional craft beers are very well accounted for, as well as some other surprises.
Service is excellent. Matt and company know and love beer. What more do you need to know? They do wine tastings Wednesday and Thursday nights. (maybe a little beer too) My only regret is not visiting sooner.
10-12-2010 17:59:31 | More by frazbri
More User Reviews:
3.25/5 rDev -24.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | $$
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.)
03-21-2014 02:35:02 | More by mdvatab
4.21/5 rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Tucked into the middle of a strip mall on the south side of Toledo you'll find Denny's Craft Beer & Wine Cave. The unassuming sign is somewhat representing of the decor inside. The Craft beer is located towards the back of the store.
There are a number of offerings from nearly all of the smaller breweries from Ohio and Michigan. The selection favors American micros with a select few Belgians and Germans. Nearly every beer in the store can be purchased by the single bottle, which is nice.
The price of beer is reasonable and the selection seems to be updated quite frequently. They also have some special releases for both growler fills and bottles, an added bonus.
07-12-2013 22:35:48 | More by zerosiah
4.83/5 rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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 +13%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Denny's Craft Beer and Wine Cave is a gem in the heart of South Toledo. For those Toledoans, and those passing through, you would be hard-pressed to find a better shop selling a variety of incredible beers. This place always has some excellent finds that one cannot find in other shops in the region. I very much recommend a trip if you haven't been here.
07-09-2013 03:21:04 | More by FacedinXiamen
4.9/5 rDev +14%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
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 +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Immediately upon walking into this store we were greeted by Matt. We told him we hadn't been in before and that we found it on BA. He ushered us to the back, past the wines, to the beer section. Though it is a small area, as everyone has pointed out, the best part is that Matt was so helpful and willing to educate us. I told him we came in from Michigan to see what selections Ohio had that we couldn't get, and he started rattling off several good options.
It's definitely about the customer service here, and Matt will absolutely help you find what you want, and if he doesn't have it in stock, he'll try to get it for you. He loves to talk, and I would recommend you listen and enjoy! I can easily say this is among the best experiences I've had in any beer store.
06-08-2012 10:53:57 | More by watzo99
4.73/5 rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
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
Denny's Craft Beer & Wine Cave in Toledo, OH
94 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.