Total Wine & More - Chantilly
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
3.8/5 rDev -5.7%
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
A good beer selection in a somewhat bland box-store environment. There is a wide selection, including good regional standouts, like Dominion and Dogfish Head, and the usual suspects from farther away brands (think Stone and Rogue in great profusion). For a newer beer drinker, this would seem like a dream beer stock, but scratch a little deeper and it begins to feel more of the same-old, same-old. Missing are some of the really great West Coast brewers that are easily available in Virginia - no Green Flash? - and they seem to be afraid to tackle some of the more interesting regional beers that are available at more progressive stores in the area (Why so little from North Carolina? How about some of the edgier Pennsylvania offerings like Weyerbacher. No Blue Mountain?). While this is a good beer selection, it is hard to escape the impression that this is an inventory designed for safety.
08-21-2010 22:35:43 | More by Seanibus
4/5 rDev -0.7%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
When I'm out in the area, I make it a point to head to this Total Wine. Just like others in the general NoVa area, the focus is on wine, but the beer aisle(s) are very good. Plenty of sixers oppose gobs of singles, representing a very good portion of states and western Europe. Frankly, the service at this particular location is a tad bit lower than at others, but, if you're really in need, they'll help you out. Also like other locations, you probably won't be finding too many rare/limited beers here, but there's always a lot of tasty offerings. And, as per usual, the prices are more than reasonable. If you're in need of a beer store in the Chantilly vicinity, give this place a shot.
06-06-2010 23:36:58 | More by TMoney2591
3.45/5 rDev -14.4%
quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
selection is awesome - an absolute crapload of singles that includes pretty much every beer in the store, lots of local and regional stuff as well as a quality selection of national and international micros, surprised to find bombers of the St. George RIS and Williamsburg AleWerks Coffee Stout here, the best TW selection I've found, hundreds if not pushing one-thousand choices
service is typical of the chain - that is to say, nonexistent unless you go looking for it, and even then still questionable as to whether you'll find good advice, obviously a wine-centric store
quality also typical of the chain, the first two bottles selected at random were out of date, that's the price you pay for a selection like this when the rotation can't keep up with supply, the beer section was also quite warm
02-22-2010 03:10:08 | More by blackie
4.7/5 rDev +16.6%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I've been here twice now. Overall, a very impressive store. Obviously, their main draw is the selection of wine. However, I'd have to say to this is probably tied with the best selection of beer in the Northern VA in area with Westover Market.
They have one aisle with both sides filled with six packs and bombers and singles from Rogue, Stone, Speakeasy, Boulder, Terrapin, Bear Republic, Oskar Blues, and the list goes on and on. This is a great place to make your own six pack also with the wide variety of singles.
Elsewise in the store is a large selection of party supplies, some snacks, and of course wine. Overall, a very impressive store.
02-20-2010 12:20:03 | More by Applesauce1
4/5 rDev -0.7%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Went here on a quest to find Terrapin beers in NOVA. And we succeeded.
This is a gigantic warehouse of wine in a strip mall of sorts in Northern Virginia. This is the first Total Wine & More I had ever been in so I had no idea what to expect. Aisle and aisle of wine. The aisles were super wide so there were freestanding displays with palates of seasonal beer on them. At first I was really annoyed. It seemed that the displays, both the free standing ones and the end caps for all the aisles of wine, were the only places to get beer. I dug in for an inefficient crawl through the store. Then I saw the beer section.
The beer section of the store was on the far wall from the door. It consisted of about 2 half rows (the rows were really long) filled with six packs roughly organized by region / style. The other side of this half row were singles. You could make your own six packs. I did not see the Terrapin beer I wanted in the six pack row but they were available as singles. After I assembled my own six pack of Terrapin beers, I saw an end cap display offering six packs of them. I picked one up and it was a ready made mix pack.
Overall, it was a good experience here. There aer hundreds of beers available in six packs or as singles. The prices are OK, not great, but decent and the staff looked up some stuff that we couldn't find (to tell us that they didn't have it). Super rare stuff, go to another store. But if you want good craft beer or to make a serious sampler for yourself, this is your place.
10-15-2009 17:18:19 | More by drabmuh
Total Wine & More - Chantilly in Fairfax, VA
90 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.