Chan's Wine World
Taps: 6 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by EgadBananas:
4.7/5 rDev +7.6%
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
Took a trip to Florida recently, Destin specifically, and Chan's is THE place to go for beer.
This is a great place for beer, even liquor, wine, and cheese!
The staff is very nice. I didn't need any help so I can't report of their knowledge, but each of the employees were exceptionally pleasant.
I'm from Louisiana, and we don't have access to anything that Florida does so naturally, the selection was out of this world! But differing availabilities aside, the amount of beer they had was substantial. Massive coolers with beer, and a isles of domestic craft, and imports alike.
It's pricey. I stopped at a smaller liquor a ways away and found a few of the things I had purchased at significantly lower prices.
Either way tho, the selection is fantastic and worth it in my opinion.
06-27-2010 02:10:54 | More by EgadBananas
More User Reviews:
4.51/5 rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
The selection of draft beer is usually the best in Destin. Only 6 taps ,but better than the places in town with 50 taps.
Feb 26,2014: Bell's Hopslam, Dogfish Head Olde School barleywine, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, B. Nektar Zombie Killer mead, Ballast Point Indra Kunidra stout, Hoppin Frog Frosted Frog. Unfortunately it cannot be this good all the time. Beer tastings on Wednesdays from 6 till8 pm.
The staff is friendly and most are beer geeks. Great cheese available to enjoy with beer. The menu is small and the daily specials on the chalkboard are the best choice for food. Good wine list for those with partners who prefer wine.
03-01-2014 22:01:19 | More by hop4RE
4.03/5 rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Check the freshness date!! I was not aware that they typically don't rotate and I got two IPA bombers that were skunked and when checking the label of one of the "Fresh" Hop beers discovered that it was 8 months old. The other thing that bothered me is the bomber selection is displayed on a big rack directly covering a giant window letting massive Florida sunlight into precious beer. Other then that a pretty good selection. Got the last two six packs of CCB madura brown and when I asked an employee if they had any more CCB selection she said they didn't at the time but she could call around a few other stores in the area, I thought that was nice but I didn't have the time so I declined her hospitable offer. Here is a list of the breweries I saw that Wine World carried: Southern Tier, Bear Republic, Evil Twin, Straight To Ale, Hoppin' Frog, Bell's, Oskar Blues, Dogfish Head, Weyerbacher Double Simcoe, Smuttynose, Ballast Point, Sweetwater, Green Flash, Terrapin, Saint Somewhere, Victory, Stillwater, CCB
07-08-2013 03:42:08 | More by memphischas
5/5 rDev +14.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Best place in destin hands down for beer selection. Randy is the man, gets tons of stuff that nobody else can get. Lots of belgians, good selection of sours if you are into them, plus all the seasonals and regular brews you depend on. Food is fantastic here as well, liked to always grab a bite after the wednesday night beer tasting, mac and cheese was damn good!
Hopefully they will be expanding the draft capabiltiy and putting in some more lines in the future.
03-06-2013 01:36:55 | More by manutdfan
4.43/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
This is the place to get a wide selection of craft and import beer in Destin. However, buyer beware - the demand for craft beer varies in Destin and can be seasonal. Know how to decode the timestamps on your favorite brews! I have been burned several times on craft beer that was well over two years old. In January of 2012, they had Anchor Brewing Liberty Ale on the shelf that was brewed in December of 2010.
Aside from that, they typically have an outstanding selection, a knowledgeable and helpful staff, and great food. They also rotate beer on tap. The food is delicious but can get pricey. The beer on tap is usually fresh and nicely varied month to month. They also do a 5 dollar beer tasting every Wednesday.
Once again, this is the place in Destin to pick up craft beer. The only other place that comes close is the Fresh Market, and it's not much competition. Just check those freshness dates before you buy!!!
04-09-2012 20:23:13 | More by KMK454
Chan's Wine World in Destin, FL
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