Total Wine & More
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Reviews by Jimmys:
4.14/5 rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I have been to this place quite a few times since relocating to the northern VA region. Since coming here, this has turned into my go-to craft beer to-go spot.
If Im gonna go to Total Wine (Alexandria) I usually go when I have nothing to do, because I will literally do laps around the beer isles picking up bottles and reading labels. The selection is fantastic. Especially for American craft brews. Other beer mecca's are represented well (Germany, Belgium, etc.) and even other countries (I remember seeing a decent amount of Asian brews, but not like the American craft section. You can buy cases, sixers, build your own, or just buy singles. Over the last few months I have started to collect/cellar and this is where Im sucked in. They will usually have a few finds and things that are worth setting aside. It is actually really hard for me to go into the store and not leave without spending at least $50.
I haven't had much experience with the staff seeing that I usually don't need any assistance, but there was one occurrence where I called another local (Total Wine Chantilly) and the salesman went and checked the store to see if what I was looking for was in stock. I know this is for a different location, but I am sure they would have done the same at this store. EDIT: Have started going Friday evenings and there is one employee that is very knowledgeable about beer and will help the amateur craft beer drinker or the seasoned pro.
Highly recommend checking this place out if you are looking for a solid selection at reasonable prices.
02-02-2011 12:32:39 | More by Jimmys
More User Reviews:
4.29/5 rDev +10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | $$
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
Total Wine & More in Alexandria, VA
88 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.