Ridgewood Wine & Beer Co.
Taps: 16 / Bottles: 400
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 12 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by BeerXav:
4.86/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Since its birth this February, this is my favorite craft beer joint in the triangle, probably in all of NC. The beers on tap are well priced and well poured. If the staff isn't slammed which happens on Fridays from time to time, they will gladly navigate you to a beer that arrouses your beer palate.
The atmosphere is a wood covered lounge with beers surrounding you on one side and a great wine selection on the other while listening to some chill tunes from artist like Nightmares on Wax. If you need some food as a base to your beer drinking adventure, stop at wholefoods(around the corner,next door) for a treat and enjoy the rest of that meal in ridgewood as you enjoy one of their 16 taps. Taps range from $3-8. Right now I'm enjoying olde hickory imperial stout for $5 with a 13 oz pour, their standard.
This is a great place to start the evening or finish your work day. They close at 7 most days but Friday is there special night were the stay open a little later. If your lucky and in good company you might experience some rare craft bottles that the RW staff has or some their loyal customers bring. That's the RW experience I've come to know and love, beer exploration with some education. Ridgewood is my jam! Come check this place out and have a bit of patience if you see they are busy. I'm sure they'll do their best to take care of you with a yummy beerski and help you find a tasty treat from their bottle selection. Thank you beer and RW!
12-07-2012 19:55:27 | More by BeerXav
More User Reviews:
4.7/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Phenomenal spot for your favorite craft beers. You can have a seat in their "bar" section, which includes the unique touch of a digital screen behind the bar that displays how fresh, full, or empty a given tap is. Also, if you get into "Untapped," you can rate your beer, and an icon will display your avatar next to the beer you reviewed on their screen.
The prices here are very reasonable, especially at the bar for a pint. The bartenders are very knowledgeable, and willing to help you make a selection.
Highly recommended for your shopping, or just to kick back and have a few.
10-29-2013 18:58:16 | More by RWLawman
4.5/5 rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
There really was not as big a selection of beer as I was hoping for. On the plus, I ordered Carlsberg and they had it in next day. Wine selection is great too. Service was outstanding, no problem at all. I didn't get a chance to see what they had on tap, but they had a nice setup with tables and the bar
06-13-2013 20:37:18 | More by meschick
4.9/5 rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $
-First let me say, wine occupies probably 2/3 of the store, but don't let that fool you. This is a top tier bottle shop. Let's just say...16 selections on tap. There is always a beer available to appeal to your palate. One of the things most people tell me when I take them there for the first time is that they can't believe the draft selection, its comparable to the best beer bars in Raleigh.
-The atmosphere is very laid back and relaxed. You can pull a stool up to the bar or sit at a table...take your pick. I am a big fan of the couches and armchairs...so inviting and comfortable, it makes you feel right at home.
-The guys are awesome! Top notch and very knowledgeable. They are always willing to slow down and carry on a conversation or just ask you how your day has been. Its like being around a bunch of friends. And they value customer's input.
-Although their bottle selection is not the largest in the area, they offer a great variety of superb beers. Hard to find beers...check they've got'em. Local...Yep. Just being distributed to the area...Got those too.
-Of course everyone wants to know the bottom line...and they excel there as well. Ridgewood seems to always have the lowest prices around.
This is definitely my preferred bottle shop, these guys treat their customer's right and want you to enjoy your experience. Do yourself a favor and stop in...you will be glad you did.
05-08-2013 14:13:09 | More by ncstateplaya
4.69/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$
-A GREAT selection of things you'll want to buy...maybe not the largest, but great selection.
-Incredible beers on tap always. Always surprises me when I see the things they have on tap. Beats out most bars in this respect.
-The staff is very knowledgable and will talk to you for however long you want to.
-Also, the best prices in town. Consistently lowest bottle price out of any of the Raleigh stores.
04-10-2013 14:23:04 | More by phishbfm
4.86/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Ridgewood has quickly become my top choice for beer in the Triangle. A close look at their beer selection will show that they actually take time to think about what beer they want to carry. If you want to guarantee a quality beer purchase, this is the place. Also, their 16 rotating taps are always flowing with a variety of seasonals, rarities and quality standbys. On top of that, they have the best prices anywhere on the Triangle. Sometimes it's by 50 cents, sometimes it's by 4 bucks. Honestly though, the prices aren't what keeps me coming back - the customer service here is bar none. The staff takes the time to get to know what you like, and their recommendations have never steered me wrong. They get to know their customers, and if you're a regular, you're treated like a regular - with gratitude for coming in and who knows, maybe a bottle of something that is sold out, but saved for you. You get the feeling like its not all about getting the dollar out of your pocket, it's about having a good time and a shared love for great beer.
11-28-2012 21:51:41 | More by JCam9981
Ridgewood Wine & Beer Co. in Raleigh, NC
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