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Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor

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Connecticut Avenue Wine & LiquorConnecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor
BA SCORE
96
world-class

41 Ratings
Ratings: 41
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
[ Store ]

1529 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20036-1103
United States
phone: (202) 332-0240

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Notes:
Closed on Sundays.

(Place added by: frimairist on 06-24-2009)
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Reviews by Dreadnaught33:
Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.8/5  rDev +9.6%

I have to echo what some of the other BA's have already said about this store: It's definitely the best kept secret in the whole DC area. It looks very unassuming from the outside, but any thoughtful craft beer fan will notice immediately upon walking in that Al and Bobby have done a great job making sure that top quality stuff from around the country makes it to the store, even if its in a small cramped space. (Which they definitely make the most of)

The guys are very nice and so far I have built a great relationship especially with Al, the main beer guy. Everytime I walk in and he always seems to be there just to say hello and see if there is anything special that I'm looking for or letting me know about things that are coming in. I think that that kind of friendly service alone already raises the value of the place.

The do a great job stocking up on the best seasonal releases and year round releases from companies in the US like Dogfish Head, Founders, Bells, Duck Rabbit, Jolly Pumpkin, Goose Island, Great Divide, Avery, Stone, The Bruery, Troegs, Weyerbacher, Hoppin Frog, Coronado, etc. and also harder to find imports like Mikkeller, Brewdog, Cantillon and others. Awesome stuff, just one word of warning, make sure you check the dates on some things sitting on the shelfs, because some hoppy beers or others that dont do well sitting may be a little old because the shelves are so tightly packed it seems hard to regulate, though I havent had a problem with this so far.

All in all a great place, highly recommended. Just be aware that the prices are DC Dupont Circle area level, but trust me there is some stuff you wont find anywhere else and its usually worth paying a little extra for.

Dreadnaught33, Sep 21, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

From Boston. Gave it a shot curious what I might find in the DC market. Wasn't blown away by the selection. Walked out with some decent bottles but don't expect any rarities. Selection didn't strike me as overly creative but that said plenty of good stuff to choose from. Just nothing that really excited me. Jolly Pumpkin, Allagash, Bruery, Mikkeller, Goose Island respectable larger production type inventory. Also found price points pretty high. Perhaps 10% higher than I am used to at pricey bottle shops in Boston.

doremite, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -8.7%

bigred89, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Shootpassbeerme
4.25/5  rDev -3%

Shootpassbeerme, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of LukeMarson
3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

Obviously not the beer stockist it was, the selection was reasonable but nothing great. Some nice rarities hidden between some 75cl bottles and Belgian beers. Not many rarities (I did get Maine Beer Zoe and Founders Devil Racer TIPA) and not wide selection. However, if wine and liquor are your thing then you've come to the right place!

LukeMarson, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev -8.7%

threedaggers, May 18, 2014
Photo of jtladner
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

jtladner, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Tsar_Riga
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Tsar_Riga, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of alexk307
3.45/5  rDev -21.2%

Dragged my girlfriend all the way across the city to this place with the promise that they would have a good selection of rare beers and stuff I cant find around the area.

I was extremely let down. They didn't have ANY Founder's or Bell's. Nothing that interesting there and no traces of any of the other rare beers that have been mentioned in other reviews.

Good for a quick six pack of beer if you're in the neighborhood, but overall, a waste of time.

alexk307, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Packlifenc
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Packlifenc, Jan 08, 2014
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Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor in Washington, DC
96 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.