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City Beverage

Not Rated.
City BeverageCity Beverage
BA SCORE
97
world-class

75 Ratings
Ratings: 75
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.5%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Store, Homebrew Store ]

915 Burke St
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27101-2528
United States
phone: (336) 722-2774

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @citybeverageco

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Reviews by wcudwight:
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wcudwight

North Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$$

There's nothing I can say that hasn't already been said. I've hit a couple of the big beer stores in NC, Bruisin Ales and Peabodys, and just when I think beer stores can't get any better I have the oppotunity to go to City Beverage. The thing that makes this store is selection. They have everything available in NC. And some beers they have many vintages. THere is also homebrew supplies in the back and a bit of wine on one side. One of the things that makes this store interesting is it's a beer first store that just happens to carry some wine too. Service was fine. I was asked if I needed help and the guy at the counter was polite as I checked out. Prices seemed to be just a bit more. Maybe a dollar more than other places I have seen similar beer. If you are ever in Winston Salem, City Beverage is a must stop for the beer geek.

11-14-2010 13:02:33 | More by wcudwight
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TarheelMH


3.5/5  rDev -20.8%

07-25-2014 21:53:37 | More by TarheelMH
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.5%

06-29-2014 11:28:22 | More by Cynic-ale
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metter98

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-16-2014 15:49:56 | More by metter98
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Hodgin

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

03-13-2014 16:33:07 | More by Hodgin
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brian44556

Kentucky

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
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Soto

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

11-06-2013 03:26:07 | More by Soto
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Irish57

North Carolina

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
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

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
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Hopstuff

North Carolina

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
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City Beverage in Winston-Salem, NC
97 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.