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Taps: 6 / Bottles: 1200
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
100
world-class

40 Ratings
Ratings: 40
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.8
pDev: 4.58%
$$ - reasonable


[ Bar, Store ]

327 W Davie St
Ste 106
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601-1703
United States
phone: (919) 828-2789

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @tastybeverageco

Notes:
Monday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm

(Place added by: crazyninjamaster on 08-24-2011)
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped in here while downtown. Great little spot off of a dead-end road with plenty of parking. The store has a great feel to it...very well lit and spaced out, with a large L-shaped bar in the back and coolers all the way to the right for your cold mix-6s and local growlers. There are some food type items available (cheese, snacks, etc), but I didn't try them. Looked good though. The bar had a very solid tap list available, with 5 or 6 brews to enjoy there, and 4 growler options to fill. Also, there is bottle/can service there if you want something from the inventory on the shelves. Away from the bar, there is outdoor seating, which is perfect in the nicer weather. I chatted up a couple of folks that appeared to be regulars by definition. Everyone there, staff and customer, was very friendly and very cool. Plenty of beer to choose from, and the US beers are set up by brewer, with the NC stuff getting it's own spread space. The imports are divided by country. Ton to pick from. Also, there's some swag behind the counter to show your love for the shop. This place is absolutely worth a visit!

04-05-2014 02:20:46 | More by GarthDanielson
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$

What a great shop! I always enjoy a visit to this place and often find something unusual. The beer is organized and well presented. And they always have something solid on tap to help maintain your fluids during the long search. I usually have to make a few laps to soak it all in. This is one of my regulars and a must stop for anyone visiting Raleigh.

02-08-2014 16:45:56 | More by GJ40
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TheRougeBastard

North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

If you're looking for a "beer- store" that is a BEER store, Tasty Beverage is the place! The big plus, and the greatest business model, is the addition of taps so you can sample various brews as you shop around! Staffed with congenial and knowledgeable folks, Tasty Beverage is a stop well worth making!

01-01-2014 02:18:57 | More by TheRougeBastard
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.78/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This is more a bottle shop with some taps than a pub with bottles but Wow! One of the best selections I ever seen and I don't mean sheer numbers. The quality of beers available is stunning and the service is easily the friendliest and most knowledgeable I 've come across. The bar area is small and if you come and they are busy, you will have to stand.

Their website is very good and it lists all the new stuff and is updated often. I actually saw they got some Oak Aged Yeti and sent an email to them prior to my visit. I got a very quick reply and though they would not hold it for me they assured me it would be available when I visited. Sure enough, they had some left, now that's service.

12-01-2013 17:14:28 | More by KYGunner
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LittleDon

Texas

4.76/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | $$

Small, yet comfortable bottle shop with a decent selection and several taps.

In a trend I hope catches on in more of the country, Tasty Beverage Company is a bottle shop with taps where customers can drink while they shop (or drink what they shop for). Located in what was an old train station, the vibe is more West Coast than East. Bright, lots of white surfaces, and plenty of well stocked wire commercial kitchen shelves. Good mix of local, US, and international beers. While the shop is small, there are six to eight taps and a reasonably diverse selection of chilled and shelved bottles. The bar was full on a Tuesday night, but given the size of the place, there was no problem making may way back for additional rounds. Beertender was quick with suggestions and samples. Everyone in the store was very knowledgeable. Prices were consistent with what I've seen around the US. Given the selection and frequency of tap rotation, it could easily become a regular stop when I'm in town.

01-30-2013 22:13:20 | More by LittleDon
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hipcat

North Carolina

4.41/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

A destination for the beer lover. If it's distributed to NC, they pretty much have it. Beer only - lots of singles, bombers, imports, seasonals, one-offs, etc. Also have small selection of mead. They keep their website updated so you always know what's new. The tasting bar is always a treat, the taps rotate almost daily - the tap list is also kept up-to-date on the website. Not much atmosphere but, I'll often stop in just to try something interesting on tap. Prices are in line with boutique beer shops in the area usually bit higher than Total Wine. Ample free off-street parking. Worth the trip.

11-11-2012 22:30:26 | More by hipcat
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Wolfpack2005

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

It's about time someone opened up a quality beer store in downtown Raleigh. Now I don't have to drive 30 minutes to Sam's to get first class selection and service. The atmosphere is quaint, inviting, and always seems to be busy. Even though there is always a crowd one or two of the guys always seem to be free and willing to help (when needed). The selection is on par with Sam's which IMO is the best in the state. They only thing they seem to lack is the quantity due to the size, but with that being said always have what i'm looking for. Pricing is also very competitive and better than a few store in the area.With this place being right around the corner from where I work the only time I go anywhere else is if I'm looking for a 12 pk or more.

10-28-2012 20:57:16 | More by Wolfpack2005
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SteveMi

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Have you been to a bottle shop and felt like 'If only they changed that one thing it'd be perfect..'? This is the place you need to check out. After having multiple people tell me Tasty Beverage was an amazing place with a large selection I decided I had to check it out myself. I fear Tasty Beverage has spoiled all other beer shops for me.

A - In my opinion atmosphere is not that big of a deal for a shop such as this but Tasty Beverage ends up having a very good one anyway. It combines both a utilitarian setup with a retro look. Also, they have taps and tastings.

Q - It is.

S - The service is fantastic. Staff is very friendly and more than willing to answer questions. When picked up an expired beer I was informed by the cashier in the case I wanted to get something else instead before the purchase was made. That's class.

S - Many multiple level shelves with packs and singles. There is a wall of coolers with growlers and cold packs/singles. Add to that it seems like the consistently are getting in new beers and it's nearly a dream.

F - No food.

V - Prices are very reasonable.

07-11-2012 21:01:22 | More by SteveMi
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SLeffler27

New York

5/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This place is a class act! The atmosphere, inside and out, is inviting and honors the product being sold. The product, by the way, is far more than one’s “beverage of choice”. The product is simply a quality of being. The folks I have met, Johnny, Sean, and Brian have elevated the entire beer community with this place. Thank you. Your store could be the model to which all others are measured.

The staff has a superior command of beer knowledge and the store’s inventory. Their affability and enthusiasm builds contagious energy that spreads to everyone in the store. These guys really care and are genuinely interested in the customer’s sensation. They invite feedback regarding how an individual enjoyed the beer, and suggest ideas to improve the overall consumption experience. The small bar space works well with the perfect blend of selection, size of the store, and quality.

Tasty Beverage has become a must-stop for me when in the area. The Raleigh beer community has a rare gem here, which should be savored and nurtured for decades to come.

05-20-2012 13:46:00 | More by SLeffler27
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Chomper


5/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Truly the best thing to happen to the Raleigh beer scene in years. Wonderful, knowledgeable staff, fantastic selection, great atmosphere, priceless location on the edge of downtown. Going to a concert at the Raleigh amphitheater? Start here a couple hours early. It will make the beer they serve there go down easier.

Visiting the downtown scene? Start here and have a couple reasonably priced beers to get your night started right before you venture on to the 'scene'.

Johnny and Sean and Brian and Critter are a joy to work with. Bring them your beer problems and they will guide you to beer solutions! They are good people despite their proclivity toward Belgian beer.

Come here drink beer...

05-17-2012 20:15:39 | More by Chomper
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Tasty Beverage Company in Raleigh, NC
100 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.