Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor
Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Thorpe429:
4.44/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Nice little place not too far at all from the Dupont Circle station, so plenty accessible to travelers. By not too far, I mean about twenty steps from the northern exit to the station. Small place on the corner, beer is to the left and back once you walk in. Not a huge number of beers, but there isn't much of anything there that I wouldn't mind drinking.
Al is great and always extremely helpful. The e-mail updates aren't frequent, but normally contain a few gems. Connecticut Ave. is perhaps the best in DC at taking advantage of the liquor laws and bringing in plenty of out-of-market beers. While they're generally pricey, it's nice to have that option. Most of the time these beers are fresh -- e.g., in the past week I've seen Deschutes Inversion IPA and Surly Furious that were less than a month old -- though occasionally some things slip, so I wouldn't grab anything hoppy without a date code.
All in all, definitely a place worth stopping. DC has pretty good distribution, and this becomes excellent when you add in the extra stuff available here.
08-13-2011 15:35:22 | More by Thorpe429
More User Reviews:
District of Columbia
3.5/5 rDev -20.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
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!
06-20-2014 18:25:05 | More by LukeMarson
3.45/5 rDev -21.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 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.
01-26-2014 19:43:06 | More by alexk307
Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor in Washington, DC
96 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.