Once Upon a Vine


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Once Upon a VineOnce Upon a Vine

Type: Store

4009 MacArthur Ave
Richmond, Virginia, 23227-4050
United States

(804) 726-9463 | map

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Reviews: 57 | Ratings: 77
Reviews by MiguelMandingo:
Photo of MiguelMandingo
4.65/5  rDev +3.6%

I was driving with my folks through VA, and had been reading about this place on BA, so I wanted to stop by. It was definitely worth the trip. Everything that I had ever wanted that I couldn't get in Texas, they had. My mouth dropped to the floor, and I would have skipped through the aisles if there had been enough room. For a rather small store their selection was no less than incredible. I got Stone's Smoked Porter, Ruination, RIS, Old Guardian, and Double Bastard, Rochefort 10 and Fuller's Vintage Ale. And this is perhaps one half percent of their entire selection. I had a limited amount of funds, so I had to make some sacrifices - I would've gotten all of Allagash's special brews, not mention a large portion of the great variety of Belgians. Next time I an in VA I will definitely make the trip to Richmond, just to come here. Bob, the manager, was awesome. I told him I was from Texas, and he really made me feel at home. I didn't have any questions for him (I knew what I wanted), but he seemed really knowledgable and was very quick about wanting to help out customers. Awesome place, and worth seeking out.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of uvachief
4.4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tridge85
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Spreetaper
4.14/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of EJXL
4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Drifter1
4.27/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of embass
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Great selection. I've been twice and both times I only meant to stay 10-15 mins at tops and got lost just looking around.

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Photo of RyanGuynn
3.5/5  rDev -22%

Photo of qchic
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Fave place to buy beer when in Richmond. Tucked away in a residential area, and the beer while occupying a smaller area than the wine is packed with goodies. I can always get my Michigan beer fix (when will they come to MD!?) and last time I also got some Hardywood Park and Cigar City. Bam! Folks are generally helpful and prices fair. The thing I always think of, though, is how someone once forgot to pull their e-brake and their car drifted across the parking lot while I was in there. Thank god my rental car was not in its path! We all had a good chuckle. Maybe you had to be there...

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Precog640
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of joegard
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Rvageneralee
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Petermang1
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Cody101
5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of rwhite757
4.64/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Dropped by the store on the 16th. Had just about everything I was looking for and then some. Very helpful and actually remembered me from when I called and asked about the selection. Great selection. Even gave me a discount at checkout. Definitely worth checking out. You will not be disappointed. They had a boatload of 120 minute IPA and a great selection of beers that I can't find in NC. I have gone to a few stores around the area and they were fairly reasonable if not cheaper for the most part.

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Photo of beer2day
3.8/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Located not too far from the intersection of 64W and 95. but a little tricky to find tucked into a residential neighborhood.

Big cooler selection. A little less in the way of room temp product. Always has one or two things the other shops in town don't. Got the, relatively new to me, Singel from Hardywood and didn't find that at my other three stops in town. Also a couple of CC selections that didn't show in other shops.

Service is ok, but not terribly great. You get what you need, though.

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Photo of YumYumGumGum
4.72/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I live only a few Miles from the Once Upon a Vine Northside, and I routinely get my stuff here. They get the popular new stuff from DFH (120 min) and Founders (Blushing Monk), but they also have a nice selection of belgians and german beers if you stick more closely to style. Obviously, that have a massive wine selection, in which case (not to be sexist, but in my case), I can bring the girlfriend in there and she'll be entertained.

Usually pretty busy on the weekend, so the guys sometimes can't help every second that you might be in there, but its a great local beer store. World class selection, I have never gotten a old batch and I shop there once a week for two years.

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Once Upon a Vine in Richmond, VA
98 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.