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Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

41 Ratings
Ratings: 41
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
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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 ThisWangsChung:
Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.44/5  rDev +1.4%

In my opinion, this is one if the better places to find beer rarities in the DC area.

First off, it's quite small, so on busier nights, expect to be a little cramped. There isn't a huge selection - but you can usually count on finding several great harder-to-find beers here. I found some RR Supplication - but it was $30, so I didn't bite the bullet. I did bite the bullet on bottles of Sucaba and GI Juliet, though (both $17). For lulz, they even offer a few BMC choices, and of course, they have a very solid wine and spirits selection, as well (I briefly considered getting a bottle of EC12 bourbon).

In general, their beer prices are on par for the DC area - but if you ever see something out of area like Three Floyds, AleSmith, or Russian River, expect to pay out the ass for it. Personally, I'd rather learn the basics of trading when I get the opportunity to do so, but it's damn good to know I can just ride the Metro up here and snag something special.

If you're looking to do beer shopping in bulk, look elsewhere - such as the Whole Foods Market nearby on P St. between Logan Circle and 16th St. If you're hoping to snag some of the latest hard to find beers, this is the place to go in DC. I'll definitely be back when I get the chance.

ThisWangsChung, Jun 18, 2012
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.