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Halls Wine and Spirits

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Halls Wine and SpiritsHalls Wine and Spirits
BA SCORE
89
very good

28 Ratings
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.76%
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4200 Glade Rd
Colleyville, Texas, 76034-5903
United States
phone: (817) 267-6803

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Photo of Dizzy
3.45/5  rDev -12%

Hall's isn't far from my home, so I'm there quite often. Without any doubt, this is the best selection I've seen in Texas. That doesn't say much as far a lot of other states go, but for Texas, its exceptional.

The service is hit and miss, as others have stated the staff are gas station attendants. Some of them are friendly and somewhat knowledgeable, others are just rude. Most often their greatest interest in the beer is the percentage of alcohol.

The prices are a bit high, but I guess you are paying for selection. The other down side of selection seems to be some of the beers have sat for quite awhile, luckily most all of it is refridgerated.

2/28/07 Just a quick edit of my rating. Other places in the area seem to rival the selection with much better service. Hall's is becoming a "last resort". The selection is good. That's all I can say.

Photo of TexIndy
2.8/5  rDev -28.6%

Edit: made 2 trips within a week since by the airport and found most beers with expired dates or seriously off tastes so lowering quality from 5 to 2.5. Also the service is now terrible. They used to be pretty knowledgeable but not are close to clueless. At these prices and distance, they better improve soon or it's not worth it.

****Original review***
Simple the best selection in the entire DFW metroplex. There are very few beers that I can find other places that I can't find her and many, many that I can only find here. Strange place to find the best beer around. It's a convencience store attached to a Diamond Shamrock (soon to be Valero) gas station in Colleyville on Hwy 121 at Glade Rd. You walk in expecting the usual beers and maybe some wine (also has a deli). BAM - wine everywhere and an incredible beer selection. Told that you can break 6 packs but that they put a high price on it to discourage it. Major downside with great selection is the price to go with it. This is about an hour round trip for me so I buy closer for the beers I know I can get and then go here a couple times a year to get the ones I can't find elsewhere due to the prices. Highly recommend!!! (update: now only recommend if you happen to be in the area)

Photo of kindestcut
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%

Talk about a mysterious place... Hall's Grocery Store is very hard to pin down. And unless you are a local, it's very difficult to stress how odd this place really is.

Hall's is a gas station, not really a grocery store. I have actually driven past this place more than once without ever knowing what lay within. Now that I know, I am even more intrigued.

The beer selection at Hall's is just tremendous...easily the best in the area. And although I have heard the prices are higher than Central Market and Mr. G's, they aren't that much higher. Most of the beer is in coolers.

The staff is your typical gas station attendants so don't expect any expert advice. This fact just increases the mystery of Hall's...who exactly decided to create this beer paradise out in the middle of nowhere?

I have no idea. And I don't care.

Photo of dauss
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%

Very easy to find, right on the corner of Glade and 121 South. Like other people have mentioned it is inside a gas station, and was pretty skeptical. Inside has 24 small beer coolers, 21 devoted to beer. I don't know why there were ready to drink "Mudslide" and "Sex on the Beach" drinks were sitting next to the beer in the cooler though.

There is some sort of order to how the beer is arranged, but not done very well. Fair to good selection of beers from different countries, and a good amount of belgians, but only a few trappists. The beers made by the same brewery is kept together, but it is unorganized if you want to look for beers by the origin country. I was able to find a bottle of Unibroue 10. Don't know how long its been in the cooler but it is convered in dust.

No one offered to help me find anything, just regular gas station people working there. No evidence of a beer glassware section. Price wasn't unreasonable, but it was just a little overpriced compared to Central Market or Market Street.

Probably one of the best selections of beer closest to Grapevine.

Photo of allengarvin
4/5  rDev +2%

A coworker introduced me to Hall's about 3 years ago. It's a 10-minute drive from my home in Irving, out in the middle of nowhere, as far as DFW goes. An unusual store: it's a gas station/plant nursery/deli/beer-and-wine store. Over on the right as you go in, they have a small selection of beer glasses that varies from time to time. The beer selection is the best I've seen in the DFW area... it beats Mr G's up in Plano, or any of the Central Markets. Any beer that's available to any Dallas Fort-Worth distributors, they have it. And they usually get new beers as soon as they come available. Plus, you can break up six-packs and buy singles, which usually cost $2 apiece ($3 for some of the premium Belgian singles, depending on who is working the counter. In the morning less beer-knowledgeable staff will charge you $2 for them). On the left-side of their beer section are a number of non-alcoholic beers, rarely available in other liquor stores here. They're willing to special order, though I've never taken advantage of the service.

Prices on everything is at a slight premium above other retail stores in the area... usually 50 cents to a dollar more. They also have a very good selection of wines, including many Texas wines, but it's the beers selection that stands out.

Photo of HardTarget
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%

Bless you fellow BAs, BLESS YOU!
I would have NEVER found this little beer shrine without your help.
It's a gas station! Not really shabby, but not up to the ritzy area it's in. The selection was impressive, had to be in the area of 200 beers to choose from. Prices weren't great, but not outrageous. They let you take singles, but charge you $2 a bottle that way (I think I got a break given the price of a 6 of Old Foghorn). Staff was friendly but I would trust your gut over recommendations. I found a Magnum of Anchor Christmas 2003 in the window for $14 that I had to rescue. A great beer like that shouldn't be left in the sun to die, and I'm expecting some damage, but that was the only case of bad storage I really noted. Hate to share this, but I scored a couple Unibroue 10's there as well. Overall a great beer buying experience.

Photo of assurbanipaul
4/5  rDev +2%

I used to live only a couple of blocks from this place. It always had a slightly better selection than the grocery store behind it, so I was a little surprised to see it listed in the Fly de Beer.

Having not been there in years, of course, I had to check it out. They've expanded significantly since last I was there. Don't let the exterior corner-gas-station appearance fool you, this little oasis has a beer and wine selection that rivals Central Market. It may even be a little better since I saw brands there that have never made their way into CM's shelves. Coolers and coolers of the stuff (mostly imports) with cases of macros taking up only a small amount.

Wine selection is also wall to wall and a "featured" beer (re: new purchase) is usually prominently on display. The staff tends not to know a whole lot -- just kids working counter at a gas station -- but they're friendly enough and will point out the new or interesting stuff. Didn't try the deli, not a fan of food and petrol.

Photo of TXHops
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%

Halls, to put it simply, has the best selection in the Metroplex. If you want a specific beer and don't want to hunt for it, this is the place to go: if they don't carry it, it's not in the Metroplex. That's the upside: the downside is that they charge a premium for this selection. All their beer costs about 20% more than any of the other good Metroplex beer stores (Central Market, Mr. G's, etc...) and I can't ever recall seeing a sale at Hall's.

The staff is friendly enough, but I've not known them to be very knowledgeable. They're mostly young kids and the owner himself once told me he never touches beer: only Jack Daniels. On the upside, all the beer is kept cold (the only warm beers are part of special displays) and you can break sixers.

Hall's is also a deli, a wine shop, a convenience store and some sort of nursery/gardening supply store. I only ever go there for beer, but they appear to cater to many different crowds.

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Halls Wine and Spirits in Colleyville, TX
89 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.