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Mr. Bill's Wine Cellar

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

11 Ratings
Ratings: 11
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 8.56%
[ Store ]

2825 Brambleton Ave SW
Ste B
Roanoke, Virginia, 24015-4309
United States
phone: (540) 400-7771

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @mrbillswine

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(Place added by: dnolan36 on 03-08-2011)
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Reviews by CpnYates:
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4.09/5  rDev -5.3%

Stopped in today after reading the previous reviews. I am seriously impressed with this place. I've been a long time advocate of the nearby (and excellent) kroger, but can see myself splitting future beer investments between the two.

While lacking in space this place makes the most of whats available, with a cold case and about 25 ft of shelving. Bear Republic, Bell's, and some other west coast brews not available in Roanoke. I would have rated the selection higher if there was more space devoted to beer, but some really good stuff tucked in here. By far the best part is the price. Very competitive with Kroger, and leaps and bounds ahead of the Manhattan pricing of Wine Gourmet.

CpnYates, Jun 10, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

dsigmon, May 21, 2014
Photo of HuntDaddy540
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%

Mr. Bill's is awesome. Definitely my go-to spot in Roanoke. Friendly & knowledgeable staff.
The selection is consistently great, if not always amazing. Although the store itself is small the shelf space dedicated to beer has steadily increased in the past few years (a trend that I hope continues). New brews come in weekly including a fair share of limited releases (aged Aventinus, Girardin 1882 black, Hopslam, Enjoy By, 3 Brothers Resolute, KBS & BA Old Rasputin all in the past few months). Bottles are all individually priced so you can mix and match if you want. If you have special requests, Jordan will try his best to accomodate and follows through on his promises. Bill's also pours samples of select brews every Friday evening which can be nice if you're on the fence about what to pick up for the weekend. As the name implies, they know their wine, too. And they always have some good jams playing.

HuntDaddy540, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of DrewDionne
4.45/5  rDev +3%

Mr. Bill is a really good guy who is genuinely interested in feedback and what he can do to make his business better. Nothing but high quality and you can buy single beers or mix and match beers to suite the combination you'll need. Def a place I will revisit pretty frequently.

DrewDionne, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of Cyrion
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%

I can't really add anything to what others have already said. Mr. Bill's is a great little shop, mostly filled to the brim with wine. In the rear corner is the beer. It's not the largest selection, but it's quality stuff from all around the US- Oskar Blues, Founders, Bear Republic, etc. Seasonals are prominently displayed. Prices are clearly marked, both as a six pack and by the bottle, if you want to split a pack up. There's so much good stuff at reasonable prices that it is impossible to leave empty-handed. The knowledgeable staff is eager to make recommendations. Tastings are held regularly and they will special order items for you. It's specialty shop quality with supermarket prices. Quite worth the pilgrimage.

Cyrion, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of legend8706
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Great little wine and craft beer shop in Roanoke, VA! Definitely worth the trip just to talk to the very informative and helpful staff! They're selection is always changing, which is great! Been recommended tons of beers and all have turned out to be excellent choices! And if what you're looking for isn't in stock, they can usually order it for you or order something similar to whatever it is. Every Friday they have beer tastings, which is very helpful in choosing your 'haul' for the day! Be sure to check em out and if you're into wine, they have that for you as well!

legend8706, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of brother_kenneth
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%

Mr. Bill's is definitely the best place to buy beer in Roanoke, VA! Mr. Bill and his staff are always incredibly helpful and friendly, and the store is awesome as well! There is a relatively small, but wonderful selection on the shelves. He tends to get some good rarities too, even though his allocation does not typically allow for multiple bottle purchases (think KBS, 120 IPA, special offerings from Stone, etc.). Regardless, he always has something I am interested in, and his prices are the best around. Not to mention the fact that I just enjoy going in and talking with the staff!

Breweries I usually find stuff from at Bill's include Terrapin, Stone, Dogfish Head, Founders, Bells, Lagunitas, Oskar Blues, Highland, along with some good local/regional stuff from Blue Mountain Barrel House and plenty more! I am sure we will see more and more new beers on his shelves in the years to come, assuming business continues to grow. Please support this awesome local store!

Note: He also has a great wine selection, in case you are interested in that : )

brother_kenneth, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of Metalmonk
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%

Very cool little shop, you feel comfortable in there immediately, although if they squeezed just one more bottle in the place, it might start feeling a little cramped. No matter. The guy behind the counter (Mr. Bill himself?) was amiable and informative, although I didn't need much help, and he wasn't overbearing.

The focus is totally on quality here, with the beer (which I'll assume is the case with their larger wine selection). Quality not quantity here, as far as the beer is concerned, and they had a few brand new releases (like the Heavy Seas Prosit Oktoberfest -- in August!). Stuff from Bear Republic, Dogfish Head, Smuttynose, and various other commonly-spotted U.S. and Belgian offerings. Found some breweries that were new to me, which really made the trip a truly worthwhile one: Dog Brewing (Maryland), DuClaw (Maryland) and Kysela Pere et Fils (ID, contract brewed by Laughing Dog). And more!

Definitely worth a trip for any beer geek visiting the area.

Metalmonk, Aug 17, 2011
Photo of dnolan36
3.31/5  rDev -23.4%

Went to Mr. Bills the other day for the first time. I had heard good things so I thought I would check it out. They have some decent beers but the selection is quite small. They said they can try to get most anything that is distributed to the area so if they do not stock things you want, ask and they may be able to order it. The prices seemed to be fair as well.

The staff was there and willing to assist with any questions you may have. They also sell most of their beers as singles or as 6-packs.

dnolan36, Mar 11, 2011
Mr. Bill's Wine Cellar in Roanoke, VA
93 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.