Halls Wine and Spirits
Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 24 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by roblowther:
4.5/5 rDev +14.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
How to describe Hall's? It's not what you think. I don't care what you think, this isn't it. It is a self-described grocery store but its more of a combination gas station/nursery/convenience store/deli/farmer's market/tchochkie shop. From the street, it is a Valero gas station. Walk in and it looks like a taxidermist/rural bbq joint. Walk to the beer coolers and HOLY COW! This is not like any gas station you've ever been to. Selection is phenomenal for Texas and something beyond phenomenal for a gas station in an area that can't decides if its the boonies or suburban hell. (I can say that, I live in the suburbs.) The service is friendly and more knowlegable than the average gas station attendants, but no experts. Prices are a bit high but not ridiculous. The best part is the sign at the end of the coolers that indicates "More beer around corner". Mmmm....no better words in the English language than "more beer"...
05-07-2007 02:17:35 | More by roblowther
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2.75/5 rDev -29.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
It only takes one employee to leave a bad taste in your mouth...
My wife purchased 8 bottles of kosher wine for Passover last Thursday. She asked the person who checked her out if she could return the leftover wine. She said no problem (obviously she and my wife missed the big sign on the door that said "All Sales are Final")...
Hall's may be one of the best supplier of wine and spirits in Colleyville, but if they can't take the time to train their employees to answer truthfully then I will simply take my business elsewhere.
Shame on us for not noticing the sign.... Bigger shame on Hall's for not educating us on our obvious oversight...
04-10-2012 03:49:42 | More by FJM034
4.14/5 rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Been to this gas station/beer store only a couple times, as it's a little out of the way to be my go-to beer store. It always seems to carry that ONE beer that no one else in Fort Worth has. Good selection.
I heard about this store through posts on the BA forum that the beer-guy keeps updated. I've called up there several times and gotten some good help from him(ask for Fern, he's a good guy). Unfortunately, it's the times he's not there where the service was very lacking. Other employees there seem to be very uninterested in helping you find a particular beer and at times even rude when you ask a question. I could understand if the store was packed at the time, but the both times I've been, there were not very many customers around.
The prices are on the higher side of what I've seen at other stores closer to where I live. Which maybe why I generally only get that ONE, or two beers I came for. It's not ridiculously overpriced, just enough to pass on.
With it's selection, this store has the potential of being the place to go for things other than what I can't get elsewhere. They just really need to work on customer service.
*Updated 06-09-11: Seems they're doing a better job in the customer service dept. I've gotten less attitude, better help lately. "Service" ranking revised from 2.5 to 3.5.
*Updated 03-08-12: OK, seems there has been a 180 that has occured as far as customer service is concerned, since my initial review. Fern is still the man, but I've noticed others step up and have been very helpful(Jimmy, among others) in finding what I was in search of. Revised: "Vibe" from 3 to 4; "Service" from 3.5 to 4.5.
03-24-2011 18:02:34 | More by raffy313
3.94/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
What's to say that hasn't been said? Well, the most recent review has it right - this place now sells liquor so things are quite different on the inside than they used to be. (I almost went into the wrong door, heh.) Selection is still good, but not as good as it was before, unfortunately. I was there today, & there was good stuff, but nothing really wacky that I hadn't seen elsewhere - & unfortunately they were out of what I'd gone there to look for anyway (d'oh).
Never tried the food - don't care to.
Yes, it's a gas station, beer/wine/liquor, deli, catchall, etc. Yes, it's still a little overpriced. Is it still the store w/ a good selection of craft beer that is closest to my home? You betcha. Best selection you'll find in the area, but if you're elsewhere in the metroplex, you can probably find a better store (especially in Addison / North Dallas / Plano) w/ as good or maybe even better selection, probably better service, & definitely better prices. I'll still hit it up when I'm too lazy to drive anywhere else, haha.
Edit: upped the service a half point. They do have a guy (Fern) who goes out of his way to let beer nerds know about the new stuff. But he's never there at the store when I am. Punk! Still though, it's definitely helpful, and we appreciate his efforts!
12-28-2010 07:49:49 | More by fragilehearted
3.2/5 rDev -18.4%
quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$$
This store is very consistent. Sometimes the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful, other times the people seem completely disinterested/rude and know little to nothing about beer.
Until a few months ago, Hall's was always among the first stores in the Dallas area to get new beers and often times had beers that were nowhere else in the area. For example, they had Allagash Interlude, Black, Victor, Victoria, Four and Fluxus 2009 in stock for several months, while no one else outside of Houston and Austin has ever gotten any.
That being said, several months ago (Fall 2010) they remodeled the store and switched to also selling liquor. Since that time, business has seemed to really pick up - the store is always packed - but the selection has suffered. There are beers available in DFW that they now don't stock and others they get weeks after other stores. The selection is still very good, just not as good as it was before the switch to liquor sales. Also, the prices are among the highest in the Metroplex and they do not sell singles.
They also sell sandwiches in the deli, which are a little expensive, but pretty good nonetheless.
12-19-2010 00:18:34 | More by Mora2000
4.15/5 rDev +5.9%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Well this place is very un-assuming.... a service station/convenience store, with a built in Deli, fresh goods grocery, and really impressive beer selection. You almost have to know it's there, or just happen upon it by accident. Really impressive selection of American micros (regionals and plenty from throughout this great land), Euros, and Belgians. They've got a little of everything, and sure to have something to suit your tastes. Although the staff is very friendly and generally helpful, if you need beer questions answered, you're probably going to be disappointed. Like I said, they're more likely to be able to answer your questions regarding Lotto tickets or how much gas you pumped. Very friendly though, so I'm definitely not complaining. If you happen to be around the DFW airport/mid-cities area, this is your place for fine brews.
09-04-2010 22:30:48 | More by bmwats
3.4/5 rDev -13.3%
quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$$
My friend called me one day saying he found this Valero that had over 950 different varieties of beer. (my friend exaggerates...a lot.)
Just browsing I found a bunch of stuff that was still there but out of season, as others have said. I would use this place to find stuff that you absolutely cannot find somewhere else. It is a good "just in case" place. You can find some great beers here, but I was not able to find any of the 3 beers I was looking for. I was going to ask for help, but there was no one at the counter even with three people waiting in line.
This is an "exceptional" beer store, not the end all be all of beer stores however.
01-09-2010 23:13:00 | More by JamesC7625
Halls Wine and Spirits in Colleyville, TX
89 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.