Total Wine & More
Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 20 | Display Reviews Only:
4.29/5 rDev +10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | $$
This is my local craft brew shop, and imports, and...well, anything beer. The selection is phenomenal, I'm going to make a wild guess and say 750+ regularly stocked, with seasonal and special issues rotating in continually. The management and employees are helpful, and ALWAYS friendly, though knowledge is hit or miss (more hit, though). At 2 miles from my house, this is worth the drive past the places that are much closer with a fraction of the selection that appears programmed by a distributor. Clearly TW chooses their stock on the basis of a beer knowledge. The atmosphere of the place is all warehouse...but if you a re in TW, you aren't there for the ambience.
Note on food, occasionally they do cheese and meat samples, never had any, but the stuff they do stock is nice comfort items to go with wine and craft beer. Small selection on these items, but that's not really their business, either, so they get a 5 rating on the beer selection.
03-04-2014 22:02:01 | More by Badger6
4.5/5 rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
This is the place in my neighborhood when I go to get beers (and wine too!!). Their beer selection is big, nice and they get in some rare beers every once in a while (KBS, 120 min IPA, etc.). They do a first come first served basis on their rare beers and reserve them to some super limited quantities. The overall beer selection is fantastic (hence the 5 rating). The store has dedicated two whole isles and most of the front displays in the store to beer.
If you like wine, the selection is HUGE! They mostly stock the newer stuff, but some older vintages can be found.
The store has wine tastings and some beer events on the weekends that are worth checking out.
My kind of neighborhood store!
04-25-2012 22:20:08 | More by 4thelvofbeer
3.3/5 rDev -15.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
My in laws live in Alexandria, VA and I visited them this past weekend with hopes of finding some brews there that I could not find back home at my local Total Wine. First off, this store is in the worst designed shopping center in VA and is crazy just to get in and out. The store is quite large and much bigger than the two Total Wines by me in Hampton Roads. I was not too impressed with the selection as I was only able to find 1 beer that I couldn't find back home. I did notice too that they had limitations on certain brews that they did not have limitations on near me which I found interesting. Overall, I would go back, but I'm interested in finding another craft beer store next time I'm near my in laws!
10-07-2011 19:50:32 | More by travisnd
District of Columbia
4.3/5 rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Atmosphere: Typical Total Wine store, but a bit larger and well stocked than most. Alcoholic grocery store.
Quality: In addition to the standard fare (which this place pretty much carries it all), I've seen the occasional gem. For instance, I came here the week Black Ops was released and I applaud them for even putting it out on the shelf. Most places would keep it in the back as some sort of secret stash meant for the "privileged" and/or employees only. Also, they usually carry reams of Sculpin every time a batch gets released.
Service: Like most TWs, the employees run the gamut from craft beer lover, to the weekend Bud drinker. This model applies to this store as well.
Selection: Overall, I really like the selection here. The new releases/most popular brews are displayed near the front of the store, and on some island-style shelves displayed near the front.... and there are a lot of them!
Value: Whenever I hit this area, before going to Ricks and Whole foods, I usually go here first to see if they have what I want first due to their reasonable prices.
This is my favorite Total Wine on the NOVA side of the DC area.
05-23-2011 11:48:42 | More by Chaney
Total Wine & More in Alexandria, VA
88 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.