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Total Wine & More

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Total Wine & MoreTotal Wine & More
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Total Wine & MoreTotal Wine & More

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3615 Witherspoon Blvd - Patterson Place
Durham, North Carolina, 27707
United States

(919) 489-5082 | map

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by wedge:
Photo of wedge
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%

In Durham recently, I had some time to kill and decided to stop into this store. I've read about Total Wine & More on BA before but, being from the North East originally, I'd never actually seen one. Overall, its a nice, newer looking store, well-kept and well-organized. I spotted the sign for beer and found myself in an isle, one side of which was crowded with all kinds of six packs. Just about every local brew you can get your hands on, 4-packs of high quality Belgian ales...good selection here, but where's the singles, bombers, and 750s? I walked over to a small row of coolers on the left wall to see what was inside, pretty much looked like more of the same. As I turned around, I checked out a small gondola of seasonals when the word "beer" once again caught my eye (it always does). A-HA! The singles isle - why they choose to put it opposite the six-pack shelving, I have no idea, but I'm glad I stumbled across it. Lots of singles, about half on the isle side full of 'em. The Belgians and such seemed decently priced whereas some of the micro singles looked to be on the expensive side. Even so, a quality collection of beer for sure and they even have custom-made mixed six-pack holders so you can pick and choose as you please.

Pretty great selection all-in-all I thought, although some prices were high. Service is kind of a mystery, I was never approached or greeted or anything, but I didn't linger for all that long. I'll be back for sure though, and will have to visit some of the other Total Wine & More locations to check out their "& More" sections.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Macsimus
3.9/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of muskiesman
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of msscott1973
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Durham/Chapel Hill definitely has better options when it comes to beer, but I still go sometimes. The employees are hit and miss, some are friendly and helpful, some are not. All in all, not a bad store, but overshadowed by the locally owned shops.

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Photo of robebo44
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of ennissthemenace
4.52/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of humuloner22
2/5  rDev -45.7%

This is the worst Total Wine I have been in. The selection is decent. Its the employee's that are terrible. Durham has a solid craft beer scene. Lots of beer drinkers, I realize that. However, I have gotten the run around from the assistant manager, I guess that is what the guy is. I asked for a certain beer he acted like he didn't have it. Didn't want to look for it. I asked if something was coming in soon that I knew probably was, he corrected me about the beer. Made a smartass comment to another associate and walked away from me. Total asshole. I will not go back in this store. I have actually thought about reporting his attitude to corporate. The other employee's were nice enough but really were kind of clueless. I travel through the area a lot. There are better stores that have just as good of prices in the area and have employee's who are not asshole's when you ask them a question about a certain beer. If they don't have it, they might suggest something similar rather than make snarky comments and walk away.

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Photo of Soto
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of brstls4drmrs
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of devilben02
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%

There seems to have been a big push to improve the store as a place for beer recently. The selection of singles has been expanded and spread out, making it easier to put together interesting mixed six-packs, and the staff is always present and willing to help with any questions. This store is my closest beer store, and it always has a good selection of nationally-distributed craft beers, a wide variety of imports, and there are always big displays of seasonal varieties. If I'm looking for something in particular like a limited release or something else that is hard-to-find, I often need to go elsewhere, but this store is able to satisfy a lot of my beer-buying needs.

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Photo of tastybeer
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Not a bad place to go but beware the expiration date on anything that shouldn't age. On numerous occasions I've looked for something lighter or hoppier and noticed the six pack had expired. Selection is decent though. They have a good amount of options for both imports and domestic and almost a whole side of an aisle for singles. The amount of wine they have way out numbers the amount of beer-though I guess that's to be expected for a store called total wine. They do occasionally have sweet discounts on some beers. I got a six of Anchor old Foghorn barleywine recently for almost half price! It wasn't skunky or bad either.

Again, not bad but not my ideal beer shopping place. One of the closest good options to me.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%

This location took me forever to find. It doesn't map well and I must have driven all around Durham before I found it the first time. It is very close to being in Chapel Hill and is easiest to get to off Exit 270, head North on 15-501 and then get into the right lane and go to the Home Depot plaza. Total Wine in near the back of the shopping area.

The quality on all my visits since I finally found the place has been good. Stock has been moving and some incorrect pricing has been fixed. The service has never been more than average, in fact I can never think of a time where they have asked if I needed assistance. The selection is pretty darn good. Not everything is represented, but some odds and ends are that are not seen everywhere.

The pricing on most items is competitive, but on a few they charge more. There seems to be little rhyme or reason to the pricing scheme. A pretty good clean Total Wine location with decent quality.

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Photo of WeisGuy
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%

Pretty good selection here. Prices are very reasonable. I've never asked anyone for help, so I really can't speak to the service. Most of the very large store is dedicated to wine, but there's a respectable beer section with a good deal of singles. Nothing very special, but they have most of the stuff that I like to buy. For the harder to find suff, would probably want to hit up Sam's. I frequent this place of Sam's primarily because I live a lot closer to Total Wine. Quality is good...they seem to have a decent turnover rate.

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Photo of cracgor
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%

This is a wine store with a large selection of beer as well. It is normally pretty empty but seems like the bottles disappear pretty quickly; I can't figure out how. Anyway, the prices are inexpensive to reasonable. The selection is pretty good and the best place I have found within 20 miles of my apartment. Most of the beers I have never had before. Organized pretty well. Service is average, nothing special really, but I haven't shot out to get the clerk's input either. They will probably get the majority of my beer money while I live here.

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Total Wine & More in Durham, NC
Place rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 14 ratings
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