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Corks & Kegs

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Corks & KegsCorks & Kegs
BA SCORE
98
world-class

55 Ratings
Ratings: 55
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.3%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @corksandkegs

Notes:
Open 7 Days a Week
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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dtivp

Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +8.7%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I occasionally travel to our corporate office in Richmond, so I decided it was time not only to drink good beer while there, but bring some back to the WV beer wasteland. After looking at reviews on the beer advocate website, C&K stood out.
They definitely earn the great reviews that everyone has given them.

Very nice well kept store, the two employees were very helpful and knowledgeable on the beer they sell. Very good selection of North America craft beers and some of Europe's best. Price is very reasonable and thanks for the volume discount, which was referred to as the WV discount, nice touch.

I will be back when I'm in Richmond.

05-08-2010 14:22:09 | More by dtivp
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raverjames

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

I hit this place on my first day in Richmond. I was really glad that I did. The first thing that I noticed as I walked in the door, were the wine racks all over. I was kind of sad at first, then I noticed the wine racks were filled with beer bottles. Impressive. Lots of beers I knew and plenty that I have never seen before. All the Legend Brewing Co beers were in the back cooler, and I was very happy to find their latest barleywine for sale. I was also pleased to find Schlafly Reserve brews for sale. The guy working there was pretty knowledgeable about craft beer, but when I stumped him with a question, he looked up the answer. My only complaint was that the selection was very scattered. I would find one or two beers from each brewery, but never the full line. Distributors here must be pretty cool to allow that. I am used to being pushed into carrying all the beers from a certain brewery. This may not be the best beer store out there, but definitely worth checking out.

11-27-2009 09:17:21 | More by raverjames
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HopeinHop

Virginia

4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Recently voyaged to C & K and was pleasantly surprised with the "bomber" or 22oz selection. Bomber brews that range from Stone (plenty), assorted belgians and IPAS, and plenty others. Was excited to see Ommegang Adoration there too. There was an extensive six-pack selection as well, some I see at other microbrew stores and others that were new to me. The owner was very helpful and helped me find beers I may like and pointed out good values. Half of the store is for wine but knowing less about wine I cannot comment on the quality of selection

I will go back!

11-13-2009 04:59:52 | More by HopeinHop
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madtrixter787

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Drove to Richmond yesterday with some friends specifically to go to this store. Heard it was one of the best selections in Richmond, especially for more limited release bottles. It was true, this place does have a great selection, and the owner was very helpful and nice. After talking with the owner a little bit he threw in his last bottle of last years batch of Bell's Hopslam for us to enjoy on the house which was a really cool. My friend and I had enjoyed it on tap once last year and are looking forward to this years release, so this was an added bonus to get us salivating for what is to come. Will definitely be making the trek back to this place for some harder to find releases that do not make it to Fredericksburg. Highly recommended.

11-13-2009 03:22:07 | More by madtrixter787
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IBUnit63

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

I used to hit up Corks & Kegs every so often when I lived in the RIC but was in town for a family visit and the corresponding stock-up on Bell's products that comes along with it. CK has a solid variety of local, regional, national and international craft on hand. Most of it is pretty good stuff; there's not a lot of crap on the shelves. A pleasant surprise was the Duck Rabbit product that apparently is newer to the Commonwealth. Service was quite helpful and informative; offered to help load up the truck for me since I bought so much product; in the end I dropped over 2 bills there on beer and wine and wasn't a bit disappointed with any of my purchases, so I guess that pretty much says it. The location at Patterson & Three Chopt isn't tough at all to get to for what is definitely one of the best beer spots in the area.

10-01-2009 10:42:29 | More by IBUnit63
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apbarwood

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Just went here for the first time today and was very pleased. Pretty comparable (maybe even better) in selection to Once Upon a Vine in that they have a much better selection of micros than bigger stores in the area like Total Wine or Whole Foods. I picked up a mixed 6 pack for $11 which was pretty reasonable for the beers I selected and I couple of bombers that were comparably priced with other stores. The store was clean and roomy and the guy working there was friendly and very helpful. I'm trying to think of a negative but I really don't have any. Awesome store right around the corner from me and in a good location overall. I'll definitely be a regular.

09-07-2009 22:25:32 | More by apbarwood
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pentathlete

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$

Disclaimer: I've known the proprietors for some time and consider myself a friend. I'll try to be as candid as possible.

Great location, near the University of Richmond, and easy entrance and exit from the parking lot. The store occupies the end of a small strip mall. A little over half the store is devoted to wines. Every Friday they feature a combined beer and wine tasting, often with live acoustic music.

They sell the standard BMC stuff but it doesn't take up valuable shelf space in the main store. Fine mix of locals, American craft brews and plenty of world class imports.

Everything is reasonable priced. The staff is always ready to help and, if they don't have a beer, and you want it, they'll make the effort to obtain it. They keep the prices as fair as possible, too.

They've cultivated a very friendly, almost familial, relationship with the local community. It seems as if every regular customer and the employees are on a first name basis. Great atmosphere.

You have to ignore any reviews that are more than a couple of years old. The place underwent an ownership change and with that, a complete makeover.

(For what it's worth, the POS system prints the actual beers on the receipt. I happen to like this, so that I can track what I pay for various beers at various times in various places. Wish all beer stores had this.)

05-04-2009 01:55:41 | More by pentathlete
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I really liked this place. The guy working the counter was nice and personable and was very helpful when I had questions.

Almost everything had prices (which should be a given but isnt) and everything looked fresh. The selection was enormous. They had more Legend beers than I have seen anywhere else in town and that was a plus. They had Bells, DFH, Troegs, ST George, Smuttynose and just about anything else.

The mix six packs was a convenience. It was only $10.99 for the six pack which is pretty decent. Other prices seemed resaonable and werent too pricey.

This is a must stop in the Richmond area.

01-27-2009 20:46:14 | More by SaCkErZ9
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adam42381

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I would highly recommend this place. Went with some friends while on a weekend trip to Busch Gardens (we needed some good beer after being force-fed the Anheuser-Busch swill all weekend). The selection was very good especially for the size of the store. The service was top notch. They allow you to build your own six packs. I can't remember the prices exactly but they were very reasonable. Much more personal experience versus shopping at a large store like Total Wine (which I really like but it's not the same). If you're in the Richmond area you should definitely check this place out.

12-04-2008 06:54:58 | More by adam42381
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +8.7%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

Q: Corks and Kegs has some of the higher quality brews you'll find out there today. They've dedicated themselves to getting good beer.

S: The staff is friendly and knowledgable about their inventory.

S: A wide selection of beers: Dogfish Head (I wish we got this in Charleston), Hitachino, Troegs, Unibroue, and a host of Belgians too numerous to name. Also has a good selection of Virginia beers. Has more mainstream beers than I would've thought (e.g., Newcastle, Anchor Steam), but they're in the minority.

V: The prices here are reasonable, considering the quality of beer.

This store is an excellent source for craft beer.

12-03-2008 20:56:23 | More by avalon07
Corks & Kegs in Richmond, VA
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