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4.45/5 rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
While slightly a dollar or more for the same stuff from places like Totalwine or Whole Foods - Arrowine makes up for it in selection and customer service. If your searching for something don't forget to reach out to Nick, he knows his stuff! He's made some great recommendations and is a knowledgeable person to talk to.
I only wish they would expand their cheeses to include some Abbey stuff - but a fella can dream, right? But I've asked and they've recommended some tasty cheese to go along with my brews.
06-13-2013 03:23:01 | More by GoodOmens
4.2/5 rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
A: It's a really great atmosphere there because the staff is extremely friendly. The only thing I dislike is how cramped it can get sometimes. When they're doing tastings it gets hard to move around, but certainly isn't enough to say I don't like it there.
Q: They have an amazing quality of stuff there as far as beer goes. I'm not huge on wine, but it's obviously first a wine place, so they know their stuff. The beer selection seems to be a mix of locals and imports. I always find something I like.
S: If you go here to buy/sample beer and you don't know Nick, you're doing it wrong. Nick is the local beer expert, after going in a few times he easily recognized my boyfriend and I. He's great to chat with and knows his stuff. There are also a few other employees who know their stuff when it comes to beer, but then tend to be on the register so I forget their names. Either way, great staff.
S: Huge wine selection. Beer selection is a bit smaller, but certainly covers the bases of what you could possibly want.
F: Didn't try the food, but they have a huge selection of cheeses, meats, crackers, and other goods from local places.
V: A bit pricey, but worth it considering the service and types of beers they tend to have.
03-18-2013 19:56:03 | More by dieBlume
District of Columbia
4.36/5 rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Arrowine started a number of years ago as a wine store. So it is first and foremost a good place to buy wine. That said, they have done a great job in turning themselves into a goto place for craft beer.
A nice variety of beers. Good selection, just not a huge amount like some other stores in the area. But I am fine with this. They generally have what I drink. They get the new releases and typically have something I haven't had before (if that's how I'm feeling that day).
Nick, the beermonger, is personalable and knowledgable. Get to know him. Ask questions. But he is the only person I am aware of that has any beer knowledge, so if he is not around, you could be on your own if help is needed.
Prices are in the middle, but not on the cheap side.
They have a nice selection of cheeses, etc. also.
01-03-2013 14:28:06 | More by Sludgeman
District of Columbia
4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I have seen the lukewarm reviews of this place, and note that they are almost a year out of date. I know that they recently got a couple of new beer guys working the store, and I guess it made a difference, since in the last few months that I hace been coming here i have been legitimately impressed.
First off, i will note that the price tag is a little higher than some other places in VA, like Total Wine. However, I feel that it is justified because of both the rarity of available beers and the quality of the stock on the shelf. Unlike TW, where stuff can literally sit for years, these guys move it out if it's getting old. On the other side, they also have a private cellar program; I snagged a couple of 4 year old barleywines because I talked craft industry with the stocker.
The selection, as others have said, is specific brews from a lot of places, rather than many from one. However, what they do stock is almost always seasonal or limited releases. I found a ton of really good, rare beers here in one wallet busting trip.
The place is pretty big, but the beer section is kinda small; it is expanding though. most of the shop is dedicated to fine wine and really nice cheese and deli meats.\
Overall, worth going to if you're a big beer hunter, but if you are looking for a run of the mill craft, there are better options.
12-16-2011 19:59:54 | More by Jtc2811
3.73/5 rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$
I stop by this place when I am passing by. This is a wine and cheese store that has a very small but high quality selection of beer. You won't find a bunch of stuff here, definitely not a whole lineup from any brewery. What you will find is a small selection of high quality bombers and sixers from American micros as well imports. If you need variety, this isn't the place to get it. If you live nearby or pass by regularly, this is a good place to grab some high quality beer. They have what looks to be a decent selection of cheeses, but I have always been doing other things when I stopped by. Obviously I don't want to leave cheese in my car while I'm out taking care of business.
02-20-2011 08:31:08 | More by BigTomZ
District of Columbia
3.25/5 rDev -17.7%
quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | $$$
a wine store in Arlington that seems to be stepping up their beer selection. small selection of high quality stuff, but seriously lacking in several areas. a few classics (girardin 1882, orval, westmalle, etc.), but I almost left because I had a hankering for a saison, and le merle and hennepin (the two worst commercial versions in the US if you ask me) were the only ones available. didn't get much in the way of service and i was sold a seriously over-ripe piece of Camembert that cost more than my beer. another let down. expensive store in an expensive part of town trying to cash in on the beer boom. unless you live next door, I would highly recommend going somewhere else. they have a lot of homework to do before their store is worth it.
06-20-2010 11:37:24 | More by timtim
3.85/5 rDev -2.5%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
I recall visiting Arrowine some years back with dirtylou while en-route to Rehoboth and DFH, and thought it worthwhile to check the place out again this 4th of July weekend, the focus is wine, with a modest but nice selection of gourmet cheeses and beers to be had as well, not exactly a destination for out-of-towners but definitely worth a stop if passing nearby
really nice range of beers here, with a pretty large selection of bombers and Belgian singles, and a healthy selection of six-packs in the cooler, about equal parts American and foreign representation, nothing especially rare but anybody should be able to find something desirable here, storage was a mix of coolers and room-temp shelving
service can vary - most of the times I'm totally ignored, placed a call in search of Bell's 9000 and the guy on the phone had never even heard of it
prices were on the high end, though deals could be found, I picked up a bomber of Williamsburg Ironbound for $4.99, 2 dollars less than I've seen anywhere else
07-05-2009 23:57:03 | More by blackie
Arrowine in Arlington, VA
89 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.