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Corks & Kegs

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Corks & KegsCorks & Kegs

48 Reviews
Reviews: 48
Visits: 65
Avg: 4.37
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

7110 Patterson Ave
Richmond, Virginia, 23229-6755
United States
phone: (804) 288-0816

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Place added by: Spindletop

Open 7 Days a Week
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 7pm
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Reviews: 48 | Visits: 65
Reviews by qchic:
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4.2/5  rDev -3.9%

This is a place that I'm willing to drive out of my way for when I am in Richmond. It's a clean, spacious store with friendly employees. I stuck to the beer side (the other half offering wine), and found an armful of goodies, including Southern Tier and Stone beers. There was a nice section of seasonals along the front, a wall of micro 6 packs, and rows of crates to display the Belgians. There are also many coolers of cold sixers, and they offered to chill my purchases. Some singles are near the counter to satisfy curiosities. They don't necessarily carry everything available, but still a very respectable selection. I'll surely return when I am in town.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped by while spending a night in Richmond. Pretty good amount of craft offerings ranging from German and Belgian imports to solid locals. Filled a my own growler of On the Wings of Armageddon (+) and picked up 6'ers of Lickinghole Creek and Anderson Valley Gose. Prices were average and the young lady behind the counter was courteous and helpful. They also offer a build your own 6 but didn't have that many offerings from the selection to build. A good stop if you are in Richmond.

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Photo of Jenebauer
3.13/5  rDev -28.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Old IPAs out the wazoo

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3.03/5  rDev -30.7%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

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4.24/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This place can be a gold mine at times. You can find things you cannot find anywhere else. Owner is very knowledgeable. His staff can be hit or miss. Selection is tough to beat. Prices are very reasonable and often beat Total Wine. They could use a larger footprint of a store possibly but that might cause them to charge more. Excellent retail store.

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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1.88/5  rDev -57%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Mantooth
4.03/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I'm from the Charlotte, NC area - this bottle shop carries a wide variety of brews I can't pick up at home and the prices are very reasonable. The staff is knowledgeable, even hooked me up with their last bottle of a barrel aged one-off from a local brewery. They even knew my boy, Chris from Peabody's in Boone, NC. Great bottle shop with good people, check em out.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of McBraniel
4.57/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Very good selection, and close to work, which makes it an easy stop. The staff are great, very knowledgeable, and always friendly. My only complaint is that I wish the "mix your own six-pack" selection was more extensive. Highly recommended.

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Photo of antique
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

A great shop in Richmond, and one of the best places to hit in the area for craft beer purchasing.

They have a somewhat large fridge with a lot of moderately common craft choices (and some macros, with the occasional uncommon choice as well). Then they have a vertical rack arranged by style with lots of six and four-packs of great stuff, but where the selection really shines is in the bomber racks and singles selections. They don't have a lot as far as terribly uncommon brews go, but they definitely have enough to please the average beer connoisseur, I'd wager, and I always leave pleased with my selections.

Some might complain about the bombers being stored vertically on wine racks, but it's never negatively impacted anything I've bought from there so it doesn't particularly bother me. There are probably a good 200-or-so beers to choose from on an average day, and the management is happy to recommend or to tell you of new stuff they have coming in. If you really want something special that they're missing, I've even had one of the management offer to order it in, but it was going to be too costly an affair overall, sadly.

What's more, they have literally hundreds of kegs, available in many different sizes, which is both great for throwing larger parties and more intimate get-togethers.

Usually they're having some sort of wine or beer tasting going on, as well as local music (there's a cello player in particular that I love hearing when browsing for beer), which is nice atmospherically.

A highly recommended establishment overall, its only real drawback being how much money you can mysteriously lose upon visiting...

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Photo of beer2day
4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Just off Three Chopt and Horsepen.

More than half the store is devoted to beer. Always a good sign for me. Decent sized cooler section across the back with varied selection, representative of the area. Large mix-a-six shelves near the checkout.

6 or 8 rows of corked and caged beers. Biggest selection I have seen. Stored in wine cage shelving. Also quite a few bombers and capped 750's. Picked up CC Guava and Bruery 4 Calling Birds.

Service is attentive without being overly so. Aware of local scene and what is coming.

Nice dog in the house, too.

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Photo of JBrew13
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I've been going to Corks and Kegs for a while now and it is a great little place to shop. I live out in the West End and i prefer C&Ks level of customer service over Once Upon a Vine's lack thereof so i'll drive out of my way to get the "mom and pop shop" feel versus what you get at Once Upon a Vine (which to me feels almost like a grocery store or WalMart). I have only 1 minor gripe:

C&K stores beer horizontal, which i am not a fan of. Call me picky, but corked beer should be upright. Dont get me wrong, those guys there KNOW their beer, and they have a wealth of knowledge about them, but given their confined space, i understand why they do it, i just dont agree with it.

Also, a few of the beers they have there are a little overpriced. The Trappist ales they have you can get at World Market for a couple bucks less, i do however put my faith in C&K that they're getting some fresher beverages vice World Market, which is essentially a larger version of a yard sale.

As a beer specialty shop, i can sympathize with their need to branch out (wine and cigars) and charge a little a bit more, and so i still give C&K 2 big thumbs up and my denotation as the premier shop in Richmond. The quality of beer and service is outstanding, and far surpasses Once Upon a Vine...i guess i just wish they would expand some :)

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Corks & Kegs in Richmond, VA
96 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.