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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
3.86/5 rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Mr. G's probably has the biggest selection of beer in the Plano area. Central Market is the only one I believe that comes close, but the selection of foreign beers available at Mr. G's blows it away.
You will find a lot of Belgian beers and a surprising amount of English and German beers as well. They also stock one or two macro beers from other countries so if you're looking for foreign macros, Mr. G's has a decent selection too. If you're looking for more foreign exotic beer from Italy or Japan though, you won't find it here.
The craft selection is the biggest I've seen. As I mentioned, only Central Market comes close. A good selection of the Texas beers are available as well as a selection of breweries I didn't see available elsewhere is Plano. Also, they have a few limited selections I'd never seen before (might be old? Not sure).
The atmosphere was quite nice since the building also sells many wines (no liquor though). However, I was in the store for a very long time and no one said a word to me. Even though I didn't need assistance, it was odd no one even talked to me the whole time. It's possible the employees would have been helpful had I needed something though.
The food is supposedly very good (there is a mention of Zagat rating the deli there as the best in the city multiple times), but I didn't eat anything.
Overall, I'd say only a couple beers exist in other beer stores and can't be found at Mr. G's. So Mr. G's will probably be my first stop if I'm searching for a beer in Plano.
01-13-2012 16:55:59 | More by ballmouse
3.55/5 rDev -15.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
This is a darn good beer store for Texas. Given the population divided by the good beer, I put Texas last in the country...but that is another story (sorry Real Ale, Rahr, Live Oak & St. Arnold). Given that, I was impressed with this store. Had all of the beers mentioned above plus a couple more Texas micros. Also a nice import German and Belgian supply. Other micros focus on the northwest - which I like. Deschutes, Full Sail, etc. Plus some Utah beers and nice selection of New Mexico beers - including the abbey beer that came out not too long ago.
The deli is okay. I tried a chicken philly - it was just okay. Service was mediocre.
In the beer store - nobody came around - but it was mid-afternoon on a week day.
I was impressed - best beer variety I have seen in quite a few visits to the lone star state.
10-25-2011 01:47:33 | More by sweethome
4.14/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped by Mr. G's on a recent trip through Dallas. Very nice store with friendly staff. Tons of wine in this place. They had a whole wall full of beers in coolers plus basically another wall full of warm beer on the shelf. Very good selection and also some harder to find brews. The thing I liked the most was that you were allowed to put any of the 12 ounce bottles in a build your own six pack. They also have monthly tastings for members of their beer club. I will definitely visit this place again next time I'm in town!
08-06-2011 06:40:14 | More by beerboy9960
4.72/5 rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
On a recent day trip to Dallas (Frisco, Plano area) with my wife i was able to hit up several of the "a" rated stores near the Frisco shopping district. Mr G's is by far the best beer store with the biggest selection that I cam across. They had a great selection of previously retired beers that were shelf aging (Mikeller It's alive, for example). I was able to pick up a wide variety of American craft, euro craft and Belgian ales that were not available at any other store in the area. I highly recommend heading to mr g's if you are spending a day shopping in nearby Frisco. Drop your wife at Sam moon and take 30 minutes for yourself. Cheers!
05-04-2011 14:14:31 | More by ThirstyHerf
4.15/5 rDev -1.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Good beer store with a deli attached. The beer selection is one of the best in the DFW area and you can break six packs to buy singles, which is a rarity around these parts. Nice selection of Belgian beers, as well as sakes, meads and ciders. The prices are a little bit higher than some stores, but I think it is worth it in order to get the singles. There is also a VIP card that gives you 15 to 20 percent off of singles. The deli is very good and has multiple awards from Zagat hanging on the wall. Great selection of sandwiches and fast service. You can take the sandwich with you, but there are also places to eat in the store. One of my favorite stores.
01-02-2011 05:50:44 | More by Mora2000
4.2/5 rDev 0%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This is a pretty nice place to buy if you happen to be in the North Dallas area. Pretty nice selection of American micro and craft brews, heavy of course on the regionals, but including a nice choice selection from around the country.... Stones, Averys, Great Divides, Breckenridges, Bear Republics, Ommegangs.... you get the idea. A nice selection of choice Belgians as well. Helpful and friendly staff in my experience. Although, I've not really asked anything about beer, judging by some of the throw-away comments that have come out in the checkout line, some of the guys seem to be pretty knowledgeable about beer or at the very least fans enough of fine brew to be somewhat passionate about the subject. Mix in home brewing supplies, some nice keg selections, a pretty fine wine selection, and a deli, and this is a really nice pitstop.
09-04-2010 22:21:40 | More by bmwats
4.15/5 rDev -1.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is one of my favorite places to buy beer period. Forget about the prices which are on par or lower than just about everywhere else that carries more then your basic beers. Forget about the varied selection which is about as wide as it gets. The big draw for me here is the fact that the staff will let you break apart 6 packs to buy a single beer or even make your own sixer as long as you stay within the same brewer/price. This is perfect if you're like me and like variety. They have quite the extensive wine selection to, if you're into that sort of thing.
12-29-2009 20:04:56 | More by Dixonian
4/5 rDev -4.8%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
overall in the perspective of north texas one of the best selection in beer. some of the bottle may be a bit older than others is it seems to be be more for wine goers so i get a bit uncomfortable about getting anything on the bottle shelf of the warm aisle. has all the well distributed west coast beers. stone's, anchor steam, sierra nevada and etc. some strange marco brew select beers. some micro americans. avery, deschute, beer republic, otter creek and texas brews. pretty good on german and english... which pretty much equal ther belgian collection as well. they have all the beligian possibilities, distribution wise, really. give or take a few. they have all the conservative heavy hitter. and some randoms. i've been to place better on the nation wide scale but you'll find something youi're into absolutely. i don't know if you'll find something you haven't had before if you've worked the circuit though.
12-08-2009 07:03:21 | More by rtepiak
4.2/5 rDev 0%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This was one trip north out of Dallas that was worth making... This place had a huge wall of beer that was divided out by locals, Belgians, etc... This place had all of the local brews and more Belgians than I've ever seen... Shelves and shelves of terrific brews await a beer lover here... I picked up a mixed sixer of Real Ale offerings, an uber fresh bomber of Maharaja, and some other locals for a trade... Terrific terrific store!!!!
Its a crying shame we don't have stores like this in TN... Probably the best stop in the area...
09-30-2009 00:55:28 | More by Tilley4
Mr. G's in Plano, TX
93 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.