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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
4.36/5 rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Atmosphere - This place is pretty posh and spacious. It is always very clean and the layout seems to work.
Quality - This store is only a couple of years old so the quality is very good.
Service - This can be hit or miss. I have been in several times where someone is more than ready to assist you and other times no employees are in site.
Selection - Best selection of beers availavle in the Nebraska market. Beers from many contries and many styles. Probably close to twenty coolers to browse.
Value/overall - Prices seem to be right on par, maybe slightly more on certain items over Beertopia but I realize this is a much larger store and much more overhead to cover. This store places the most emphasis on wine but the beer selection is worth stopping in.
02-14-2012 21:18:38 | More by pigc
4.94/5 rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Brix is an awesome store model, with a focus on wine, but with an extraordinary packaged beer selection (and scotch).
I'm not going to take away points from Brix because wine is its focus. I love wine too, but their beer selection alone is rather worth the trip.
They have a dozen beer coolers along the back wall, with a ton of local and specialty beer, and the prices, while a bit high compared to a Hyvee, are reasonable, on par with Beertopia. It's definitely a bit more ritzy than the other bottleshops, with more of a Whole Foods sort of high-end flair, but good all the same.
The staff, while I expect to be more knowledgeable on wine (they have 100+tap system for wine, as well as bazillion bottles), know their beer well too.
Brix also serves food; they do lunch and dinner, as well as small items for pairing like cheese plates, farmer platters, etc. It's really a treat coming here for happy hour. They also have a ton of tasting events.
Oh, and every visit, you're entitled to free samples of wine, so ask if you see something you like :)
10-22-2011 16:32:05 | More by SurlyDuff
3.86/5 rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
A wine enthusiast's paradise. However, it still provides a great beer selection that is fresh and provides good service. The beer is tucked away in the back corner inside all the coolers, but has maybe 20 refrigerator doors dedicated to beer selection alone. They do carry BMC products, but they are in the very last door and are in very limited supply - they way they should be!
Compared to the other beer store in Omaha, this has a higher-class atmosphere and is much more open and clean. If you are both a wine lover and beer advocate, this is the place for you to go. However, you'll probably find a better selection at Beertopia.
07-25-2011 01:34:10 | More by midworken
3.2/5 rDev -24.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I recently drove up to the city of Omaha in search of the best beer establishments. My goal was to discover the following:
1) Best establishment for the largest selection of beers.
2) Best establishment for employees with beer knowledge
3) Best establishment for the concept of selling, supporting, and developing the craft beer market
4) Best establishment of an overall experience.
As I headed into the city I stopped at a small grocery store with a horrible selection of beers. When I asked for the best beer selection in town; the gentleman told me to go to Beertopia or Hy-Vees. After going to these establishments, someone else told me check out a place called Spirit World or Brix. So this leads me to the review of Brix.
When I walked into Brix I got a feeling that this was a very high end place to shop. Indeed it was. Nice selection of fine wines, small cheese dept. and small spirit selection. Hey, I am looking for the beer. That is why I am here. I found it tucked away in the back corner of the store. I almost got the feeling that it was the step-child of the store. There were tons of out of stocks, few displays and seemed to be a bit pricey on somethings compared to what I wrote down at Beertopia, Hy-vee and Spirit World. I couldn't identify an employee to talk about their beer world. They do have a fine selection, but kind of seems like maybe they are in the works of downsizing the department. I went and asked the cashier if they could answer beer questions or if someone was around. The reply was not right now. I think Brix is a very classy place driven on wine and maybe beer and spirits to have an offering of other things. I did note they have quite a wine bar/restaurant next door. Beautiful place. However, I am here for beer. NO BEERS ON TAP? I found this very surprising. Craft and specialty beers are explored on the taps. They must have had a 100 wines on tap. No beer. The selection of beers at their bar seemed to be unorganized for the time of year. I liked their overall selection, but it didn't seem like they are really after this business. Not sure why all of the out of stocks or what is going on across from the beer coolers along the other wall. I can see this is a place to truely enjoy and explore wines.
07-14-2011 14:48:20 | More by Midwestbeerpro
4.33/5 rDev +2.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Brix provides over 700 different selections of beers along with a massive liquor stock as well as wine. I prefer the beer along with the occasional bottle of whiskey and they have them for the most part but it seems that when I go in on the weekends looking for specific beers they have already run out or have failed to keep it in stock with how high the demand is. I will say that the people running the show back in the beer area are quick to recommend a "replacement" or similar beer to the original one I was looking to purchase. If they could keep the shipments coming quick enough with a substantial quanitity to meet demands Brix would be spot on. Overall I would recommend this place to any out of towner but if they are out of a beer you're looking for don't be too surprised.
06-28-2011 05:33:14 | More by antlerwrestler19
4/5 rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Very nice beer selection. It's kind of tucked away in the corner there, but once you get there it's a very nice selection. The selection seems very comparable w/ Beertopia and the prices seem similar, with some outliers that I saw that were a bit more expensive than I've seen at Beertopia.
Overall, pretty dang good, the atmosphere is very chic if that's your thing. Not alway mine, but I'm sure to stop in when I'm in the area. Service seems pretty good, though I've not had any serious beer nerd conversations there, but I haven't been there a ton of time.
06-24-2011 02:10:52 | More by lawlerj
5/5 rDev +18.5%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I moved out west recently, and this place has become my weekly stop....if not more!
When I moved out west I missed my favorite bars, I missed the crescent moon, I missed spirit world, and I missed a place my wife could get wine, and I could get a mixed 6 pack of beer. The cheese bar is solid, there is now an attached restaurant that is not open on sundays, but is a good place to grab a happy hour drink if you live out here and get tired of the Hiro crowd.
Definitely a place I would recommend. the selection is solid, the staff is very helpful. the beer guys are knowledgeable and always willing to talk beers with you. I picked up a new pint glass, and a six pack of mixed and match Ska brewing co. beers to sample this week. This place is defiantly my new beer house.
and FWIW if you like Ska brewing Co. they have the cheapest 6 packs of modus in town by almost 3 bucks. good deal on a great beer.
12-28-2010 03:42:40 | More by TheTree
Brix in Omaha, NE
93 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.