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Corks & Kegs

Not Rated.
Corks & KegsCorks & Kegs
BA SCORE
98
world-class

54 Ratings
Ratings: 54
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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BryanC

Virginia

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

This is my local store, so I'm in here pretty frequently. My most recent visit was last night.

Corks & Kegs has a great selection of craft brews. Roquefort to Bell's (lots of Bell's), Russian River to Allagash. There isn't much available that I've wanted and not been able to find. Pretty good wine selection, too.

No singles, but they do have some pre-selected variety packs at a reasonable price. I'll probably pick up the Oktoberfest mix pack next time I'm in.

There is a cooler for chilled stuff, everything else is either in crates on the floor (which I admit sounds strange, but it's actually pretty easy to browse) or on some shelves around the rest of the beer area.

The staff is great, very friendly and quick to help if you want it. Also seems to be a beer fan, and enjoys discussing his products.

Anyway, highly recommended if you're in the area.

08-22-2007 20:31:12 | More by BryanC
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rborthwick

Virginia

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

This store has one of, if not the largest beer selection in the Richmond area. Seems that Total Wine & More and some others are demoting their beer in favor of a concentration on more wine space. This store is just the opposite. The selection of beer has really come on in the last 6 months and continues. Staff is very knowledgeable on beer and is willing to discuss their passion with you. The store is open and uncluttered and in a good location. Only complaint is the lack of a build your own sixpacks area.

07-22-2007 18:35:48 | More by rborthwick
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boxofepilepsy

Virginia

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

Location might not be the most convenient for west-enders, but great place. Entire wall of six-packs and several dozen odd singles along with pick of chilled beer. 2 racks of belgians as well. I found a lot of stuff here that is extremely rare in the city-- Lion, Rochefort, Bell's, and most everything by Troegs. Service is very friendly, eager to chat and willing to offer suggestion. And the Bell's sampler sixer they made was pretty awesome. Price is average. This is the kind of place I'd support on principle alone even if it were more expensive.

03-20-2007 17:50:13 | More by boxofepilepsy
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Redwood21

Virginia

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

This is an edit from a previous review. I originally thought this store was more geared towards wine. Now they seem to be more 50-50 if not more beer geared. the guys that work here are great, i dont think i have been in a more personable and kind store than this. I talked with one of the guys taht worked there about the quality of the product, they never sell anything thats even close to pastdue, in fact they pull it from the shelves before it goes bad...ou can NOT ask for better quality. many of my fav stores have brews with dust on them, you will never find dust here. The selection here is very good, especially on belgium beers. my only complaint is that there doesnt seem to be a huge push towards singles. that said i have bought some singles as well as pre mixed mixers, which are a fun way to try new things without bias. i would prefer a whole shelf of just singles and maybe if i asked i could split some up. Regardless my opinion of this place has definatly changed since last summer, and its now my go to beer place....especially for good convo, and some knowledge on the beer i buy

03-20-2007 09:47:32 | More by Redwood21
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nriech

Virginia

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

Pretty decent place. As said before for some reason this is the Bells headquarters of the area. Also a few Tommyknockers I havent seen. Lots of other good stuff you dont normally see everywhere including some expensive stuff from Allagash. 6 Coolers of a mix of decent micros and macros. Then an entire wall of 6 packs. Also about 16 wine crates with the 750ml bottles.

Went on a tasting night. 3 beers and 3 wines. Pretty decent and all involved were fun and knowledgeable. Prices are pretty on par, maybe a touch over on a few things but only in comparison to Kroger.

02-27-2007 16:52:55 | More by nriech
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CharlieMopps

Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Took a trip here a little while back to stock up on some Nugget Nectar. This was my first time out here, as I usually stick to a couple stores closer to home. Nevertheless, I needed some Bell's and NN, and was happy that I went the extra distance. The place was kind of in between phases on the floor, in terms of organization and presentation. Overall, somewhat nondescript inside, but it was really all about the beer. Oh, and I'm pretty sure they had a wine section as well :) The beer selection, however, was quite extensive. While it was on par with some other stores, the offerings were a cut above. Plenty of high quality, hard to find, or just downright drinkable and afforable beers that I'd always keep in stock, were that I owned a brew store. Talked with the owner for quite some time about the industry, his store, and of course, the great items he had available, a good portion of which I had yet to try. All in all, I'd say this place has a keen eye for the good stuff, and is more than worth it to take a visit here. After looking around, you won't want to walk out empty-handed.

02-22-2007 23:49:26 | More by CharlieMopps
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Bleedingshrimp

Virginia

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

Made the trip up from Newport News, to pick up some Bell's mainly. Place is located on Patterson ave right near the corner of Threechopt. Nice neat place with good beer taking up almost half the establishment. The owner, March, I believe his name is and the other gentleman were very cool and helpful with anything we needed. Good guys with great taste in beer.

They had loads of Bell's stuff...so mission accomplished there. I also got some stuff that has shaky availability around where I live...Hop Rod...Double Simcoe. I'd estimate over 100+ different sixpacks and alot in the cooler. Singles are available to purchase mainly just for bombers or high tag items. Otherwise, they do have some Stout and IPA mixed sixers that are a niced touch filled with good beers. They also have some cigars, wine, and other assorted stuff.

Would not hesitate to recommend them as a must stop if you're in the area...and worth the pilgrimage if you're not.

02-06-2007 08:28:25 | More by Bleedingshrimp
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roughsax

Virginia

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

I just went here for the first time on saturday. I was very impressed! They have a great selection. Some stuff you can find around town, but a good amount of bottles not found elsewhere in RVA. Prices were consistent to better than most other establishments. The shopkeep (Ashok was his name?), was very friendly/helpful. He is excited to talk beer and looking forward to expanding their inventory. "Many more belgians on the way", I was told. I picked up a six of the Two Hearted and he went and pulled a bottle of Hopslam out of the back for me, from their last six pack. I also picked up some Jefferson's Reserve, Allagash Oddessy and Four, 750 of Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel (i love that!), and a few other randoms. The pricing was very reasonable. I could easily have spent much more. I perused the keg list as well, and it is quite extensive. I look forward to shopping here again.

02-05-2007 15:34:19 | More by roughsax
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Havinapretzel

Virginia

5/5  rDev +12.1%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

A fellow BA and I made the trip here from Newport News (~1.25 hours), and this place was well worth it. Corks & Kegs has an excellent selection of just about everything...I can't think of anything I wanted that they didn't have. We went there looking for Bell's beer, and they had several styles I hadn't seen locally. I ended up getting 5 different sixers of Bell's, plus some other stuff I hadn't seen locally in several months. The prices here are excellent...some beers are priced similarly to around here, but most were noticebly cheaper. The service is excellent...we called ahead for directions since Google Maps screwed us; they helped us out getting there and were quite friendly and knowledgeable once we were inside. I'm definitely hitting this place up again soon, and recommend that you do the same.

02-03-2007 23:42:45 | More by Havinapretzel
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alphaking

Virginia

5/5  rDev +12.1%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I'd have to say this is by far my favorite place to buy beer yet! Huge selection and quality brews. The guys there are more than helpful and love to talk beer. They told me the selection will continue to grow over the next few months and will have plenty more. The store is under new ownership, and from what I've read about the place under previous owner it wasn't all that great before. But now I was pleasantly surprised Best selection I've seen yet, and decent prices. I picked up 2 cases of Bell's Hopslam that I couldn't find anywhere, as well as a couple 6 packs of Bell's Java Stout and Expedition Stout. Cheapest price on kegs I've see in a while also. $130 for a 1/2 barrel of Two Hearted is a steal imo. They even hooked me up with a couple complimentary stout glasses and this months issue of BA mag. Great store and will get much more of my business in the future. Well worth the drive. Thanks again!!

01-30-2007 22:38:33 | More by alphaking
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