Chan's Wine World
Taps: 6 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 31 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by TXHops:
4.35/5 rDev -0.7%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
I don't do a lot of reviews anymore, but Chan's deserves some attention. Most BA's know that traveling to a tropical beach destination means switching from beer to either liquor drinks or maybe Red Stripe if you're desparate. The selection along the Southeast and Gulf Coast is pretty paltry for the most part. However, Chan's seems to have assembled just about all the quality beers available in FL and stocks them all. Ken, the beer manager even campaigns out of state micros to distribute locally. He was successful with Sweetwater and was working on Brooklyn when I was there in June '06.
I found a nice selection of Trappists, Belgians, Central European lagers (lots of Polish beer for some reason) and a decent selection of American micros. Prices were a bit higher than back home in Texas, but the selection justifies the cost. A must visit if you vacation in Destin.
06-03-2006 13:24:47 | More by TXHops
More User Reviews:
4.51/5 rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
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 -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Check the freshness date!! I was not aware that they typically don't rotate and I got two IPA bombers that were skunked and when checking the label of one of the "Fresh" Hop beers discovered that it was 8 months old. The other thing that bothered me is the bomber selection is displayed on a big rack directly covering a giant window letting massive Florida sunlight into precious beer. Other then that a pretty good selection. Got the last two six packs of CCB madura brown and when I asked an employee if they had any more CCB selection she said they didn't at the time but she could call around a few other stores in the area, I thought that was nice but I didn't have the time so I declined her hospitable offer. Here is a list of the breweries I saw that Wine World carried: Southern Tier, Bear Republic, Evil Twin, Straight To Ale, Hoppin' Frog, Bell's, Oskar Blues, Dogfish Head, Weyerbacher Double Simcoe, Smuttynose, Ballast Point, Sweetwater, Green Flash, Terrapin, Saint Somewhere, Victory, Stillwater, CCB
07-08-2013 03:42:08 | More by memphischas
5/5 rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
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 +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
This is the place to get a wide selection of craft and import beer in Destin. However, buyer beware - the demand for craft beer varies in Destin and can be seasonal. Know how to decode the timestamps on your favorite brews! I have been burned several times on craft beer that was well over two years old. In January of 2012, they had Anchor Brewing Liberty Ale on the shelf that was brewed in December of 2010.
Aside from that, they typically have an outstanding selection, a knowledgeable and helpful staff, and great food. They also rotate beer on tap. The food is delicious but can get pricey. The beer on tap is usually fresh and nicely varied month to month. They also do a 5 dollar beer tasting every Wednesday.
Once again, this is the place in Destin to pick up craft beer. The only other place that comes close is the Fresh Market, and it's not much competition. Just check those freshness dates before you buy!!!
04-09-2012 20:23:13 | More by KMK454
4.43/5 rDev +1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Great place. I usually go to their outlet here in PCB, which has the best selection here in town. Still, I love to drive over to Destin for the larger selection they offer. The patio and cheese shop add to the laid back atmosphere of the place. They have beer on tap and the best selection in the area. The staff is friendly and helpful. The Wine World Outlet here in PCB is a great place also, with beer on tap and weekly tastings, but the main location in Destin has selections that are not carried here.
07-26-2011 03:41:53 | More by jgurley
3.53/5 rDev -19.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
moderate beer selection here. They claim 500 beers outside, though I would think that is generous. I wish they had a few more of the local florida distribution only beers (cigar city...even more sweetwater from Atlanta would be nice). Great place to come for liquor and wine for sure...though the prices on some things are cheaper at the Publix right across the way.
The service was alright, but the guy got a bit grouchy when I asked if they had smaller bottles of Kahlua...I only needed a little bit and didn't feel like going for a $15 bottle when I only needed a squirt.
I'd recommend browsing a few places if you're worried about money on this stuff. they have the major beers though, just wish there was a wider selection.
06-29-2011 03:36:25 | More by Preismj
4.28/5 rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A bit hard to find this spot unless you know where to look but it's worth the effort... Lots to choose from here with offerings from Terrapin, Oskar Blues, The Bruery, Smuttynose, Cigar City. And several others like Bells... I picked up a fresh sixer of Jai Alai and a Coton that I couldn't believe was still on the shelves... This was a quality stop and I was glad I dropped in. Recommended for some quality brews while in the Destin area...If I'm ever in the area again, I will make sure to stop here... They were going to start filling growlers a few days after I left so that will be awesome as well...
05-31-2011 21:14:47 | More by Tilley4
Chan's Wine World in Destin, FL
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