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Reviews by thegodfather2701:
4.7/5 rDev +6.3%
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
I have really come to love this place. As others have commented previously, if you can get it in NC they will have it here. It is without a doubt the best place to shop for beer in the area. They also have about three taps so you can sip a beer while you look around. However, the beer on tap seems a bit more expensive than you would pay at a bar/restaurant down the road. They may be a bit more expensive than at Total Wine, but their selection blows Total Wine away. I love going to City Beverage, its like heaven for beer lovers. The staff is generally helpful when you are seeking advice. I would definitely recommend this establishment.
03-31-2009 02:27:49 | More by thegodfather2701
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5/5 rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
We stopped into this joint while traveling to the Sexual Chocolate release. Great bottle selection, well organized, great taps, awesome employees, and reasonable prices. We chatted with the guy behind the desk and ended up giving him some KY locals we had left over from the bottle share at Foothills earlier that morning and he hooked us up with a 2011 Event Horizon. Awesome gesture! If you are in town make sure you stop in.
02-06-2014 02:53:30 | More by brian44556
4.43/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$
In the heart of downtown Winston Salem. A bit cramped, but great selection as well as a good selection on tap. Friendly atmosphere. Good selection of imports, micros and local breweries. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful. My go to place for great beer.
06-25-2013 00:28:32 | More by Irish57
4.08/5 rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
The store is kind of cramped with a lot of stuff packed into it and has about 6 cold cases of beer as well as an entire other room for room temperature bottles. They have a few beers on tap and a decent amount of glassware. Tough for me to figure out the organization but fun to look around.
People working in the store were friendly and helpful and pleasantly gave ni attitude when I asked for a fairly hard to find beer - and let me purchase one since they do not do a list to get in line for it. Also, they were knowledgeable about the beers they were selling and made a couple of good recommendations (though they were beers I have easy access to where I currently live so I did not grab them).
This is one of the best selections in the triad area of NC - possibly only bested by Bestway in Greensboro. There is a good selection of both domestic and foreign craft beer but judging by a couple of the other reviews, it might be best to check dates before purchasing as I am not sure how quickly the inventory moves.
Prices are a little higher than other shops in the area for bottles but they do have a really nice selection. The draft prices seem on par with other places in the area.
11-29-2012 05:15:19 | More by dbrauneis
4.86/5 rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
These guys have been at the craft beer game since it was born. I love the fact this shop is family owned and family run and been passed down through that same family since it was born. Spencer is such a great resource. And the reviewer below should stop picking on the old man Sunny! (You said it all, when you mention Total Wine) Must stop if you are in the Winston area...their bi annual tent sales rock! And they always have stacks of sell beer, some out of date, but still good most of the time! City Bev Rocks!
11-28-2012 03:46:13 | More by Hopstuff
City Beverage in Winston-Salem, NC
97 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.