Corks & Kegs
Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 45 | Show All Ratings:
4.65/5 rDev +3.3%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I really liked this place. The guy working the counter was nice and personable and was very helpful when I had questions.
Almost everything had prices (which should be a given but isnt) and everything looked fresh. The selection was enormous. They had more Legend beers than I have seen anywhere else in town and that was a plus. They had Bells, DFH, Troegs, ST George, Smuttynose and just about anything else.
The mix six packs was a convenience. It was only $10.99 for the six pack which is pretty decent. Other prices seemed resaonable and werent too pricey.
This is a must stop in the Richmond area.
01-27-2009 20:46:14 | More by SaCkErZ9
3.85/5 rDev -14.4%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Corks & Kegs offers an even split of beer and wine. The beer section is in the front area of the store where you enter. It's nicely laid out with most of it out on shelves and a small refrigerated section that mostly holds the mass produced beers.
The selection is pretty diverse. They seem to do an especially good job with Belgians and highly rated European beers. They present them nicely, like their wine, and seem to be trying to attract that crowd to them. They also have a wide variety of American beers. They had a big Bell's display in particular. But the other breweries (such as Stone and DFH) seemed to be represented by just a few of their beers. Still they have a lot to choose from. I bought a Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale, Beer Republic Hop Rod Rye and He'brew Bittersweet Lenny's RIPA.
The service was enthusiastic. A young guy readily offered his help. He seemed somewhat new to craft beer but working hard to learn the ropes.
Corks & Kegs is a nice local store with a good commitment to beer.
10-14-2008 10:33:09 | More by GJ40
4/5 rDev -11.1%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5
I had to drop their selection grade down. The shelves were essentially bare today and there place taken up by boxes. If it gets much worse I would take it down to a 3.0. I would not suggest stopping now, however the owner did say he was going to stock back up.
I almost passed it, but Corks & Kegs is a roomy Beer/Wine shop in Richmond. The selection is pretty good and the people in the shop are very nice. I purchased only a few beers, but was given a 10% discount without anyone blinking and eye. They have a good selection of local brews as well as some interesting Belgians and beers from out of state breweries. The shelves are neat and well laid out.
The thing that really caught my eye was the table of gift set Belgian beers and glasses near the front of the store.
11-25-2003 02:09:38 | More by GCBrewingCo
4/5 rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
clean mid-sized store with a few horizontal wine-style racks filled with various 750s, a section of coolers with a nice range of micros, and some others in room temp storage, small selection of singles, good variety of beers spanning most styles and locales to include most of our VA locals, surprised to see KBS in the store as it's been scooped up most everywhere else, not a particularly wowing selection but everyone will likely find something new and enjoyable, I left with a couple Legend singles and some Troegs Java Head
the gent working the store that day was certainly nice, probably could have pointed out some alternatives to the customer who came in looking for something that wasn't in stock, but was still helpful in her search, wasn't really in need of assistance myself
07-23-2010 23:35:10 | More by blackie
4.14/5 rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
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.
12-08-2011 02:17:14 | More by beer2day
4.5/5 rDev 0%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I've been in Richmond for about three and a half years now and have never stopped by Corks & Kegs, until about a week ago that is.
It's a nice place, though, comparable in some ways to Once Upon a Vine, though I think it's a bit smaller. I didn't browse the wines, but it seemed like they have a good selection, and most of the people who were there went to the wine section. I like how they have more of the big Belgian bottles in wooden boxes, though it's odd to pick one up and place it back in some sense.
Still, they do have quite a selection. I saw a few brews I'd never seen before, though I don't remember the names. But they have all the staples covered with harder-to-find micros and those more popular: Troegs, Rogue, Stone, Victory, Allagash, Great Divide.
I didn't ask for help because I didn't know what I wanted going in there, but the man and woman at the counter were very nice, and of course told us to ask if there were any questions. When I paid, the woman told her to let her know of any brews they could try to get if they didn't have them. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, Richmond's not getting Three Floyds, which is a bummer, but that was a nice gesture.
I left with a bottle of Victory Baltic Thunder, Firestone Double Barrel Ale, and a 6-pack of Troegs Nugget Nectar. The prices seemed to be better and a bit cheaper than most of the other places in Richmond, which was nice.
Oh, and there were a few really expensive Belgians that I had yet to see anywhere else, though I don't remember the names.
Certainly worth a trip. I'd say paired with Once Upon a Vine, these are the two stores that you need to hit if you're in Richmond for the first time and need to stock up. I'll be checking into this place more often from now on for sure.
02-09-2008 21:40:26 | More by asabreed
4.35/5 rDev -3.3%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
We recently stopped by here (our 2nd visit) on the way through Richmond on the return leg of a trip down South. The beer side of the store offers a great selection of some fantastic beers. I like this place a lot since they always seem to have singles and six-packs of the rarer Stone and Bell's beers that I can get in PA but don't feel like buying a case of. Plus it's a great place to pick up bombers of the local Legend seasonals that I'm always on the look out for. The place is very bright and clean with everything organized neatly on shelves or coolers and the Belgians in the basket presentation gives things a classy look. They also have a mix and match single station up by the register but I think that you can only buy them in a six-pack (no single sales). Prices are pretty reasonable and are what I would expect to pay at other VA liquor stores. Service was friendly and knowledgeable for the most part. Definitely a must hit in Richmond for a great selection of what's available in the state.
11-27-2007 18:13:15 | More by Kegatron
4.35/5 rDev -3.3%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I used to hit up Corks & Kegs every so often when I lived in the RIC but was in town for a family visit and the corresponding stock-up on Bell's products that comes along with it. CK has a solid variety of local, regional, national and international craft on hand. Most of it is pretty good stuff; there's not a lot of crap on the shelves. A pleasant surprise was the Duck Rabbit product that apparently is newer to the Commonwealth. Service was quite helpful and informative; offered to help load up the truck for me since I bought so much product; in the end I dropped over 2 bills there on beer and wine and wasn't a bit disappointed with any of my purchases, so I guess that pretty much says it. The location at Patterson & Three Chopt isn't tough at all to get to for what is definitely one of the best beer spots in the area.
10-01-2009 10:42:29 | More by IBUnit63
4.35/5 rDev -3.3%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
One of my favorite places to stop at while in the Richmond area because they almost always have exactly what I'm in search of and more, at a very reasonable price. The place is separated into 2 sections, wine to the left, beers to the right. All the stuff is fresh and in date, they've got a great Belgian section, some singles, plenty of micros in 6 packs and bombers, and many things refrigerated for those who need a fix pronto. Things are priced very reasonably, some cheaper than even where they come from originally, and the top stuff comes with little notes showing their rankings from the beer sites to help troubled shoppers decide. If that doesn't work, the employees seem to know their stuff and offer suggestions and any insight they can, truly helpful people who are passionate about the beverage. Glassware is also for sale and inexpensively priced.
04-07-2008 22:10:22 | More by HopDerek
4.7/5 rDev +4.4%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Today was my second visit to Corks & Kegs. While they still don't have quite the bomber selection of Once Upon a Vine, they do still have a very respectable selection. Since my last visit, they have also added a mixed six pack option at the front counter, with mixed sixers going for $10.99. When I saw a few sixers I wanted just one of that were not on that shelf, and he said just bring up the six pack and he'd sort the rest out. About a third of the beer was in a cooler, but that didn't matter to us as we were taking it all back to Raleigh anyway. This place is certainly a must visit while in the area.
02-22-2008 02:13:34 | More by atsprings
Corks & Kegs in Richmond, VA
98 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.