Vintage Cellar

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1338 S Main St
Blacksburg, Virginia, 24060-5526
United States

(540) 953-2675 | map

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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +7.8%

Finally made the trip to Blacksburg from Charlotte after hearing about this place for a while.

Not much to add to the other comments here other than to confirm that this place is heaven for beer lovers. The Belgian selection is first rate; the German selection is not quite as strong, but certainly adequate; a nice selection from the British Isles and a selective, but extensive domestic microbrew selection.

I wonder how much of their business comes from NC and what will happen to their business if the "pop the cap" campaign is successful? I cannot imagine that there is that much intrinsic demand for these kinds of beers in Blacksburg.

Aug 11, 2004
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VABA from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A better than average selection of local, domestic and imported beer with some rare bottles to be found. Prices did not seem unreasonable and service was good.

May 12, 2018
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Techichi from Texas

4.34/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Nov 25, 2017
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drtth from Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Based on notes take during a visit to Blacksburg a few months ago.

I already knew about about the range of beers offered by the Vintage Cellar from their website and so arranged to visit. The places is pleasant inside and the staff are both helpful and knowledgeable (e.g., I know from a chat with one of the folks that they actively organize tastings and are always looking to bring in some new beers.)

While I can't say much about the wines on offer, the stock of beer is wide ranging, well organized and mostly within it's shelf life (indeed it seemed to me that they had fewer out of code beers that I've learned to expect in lots of other bottle shops).

I was able to pick up and bring home with me some bottles that I'd not tried (and in some cases not even seen anywhere else).

The prices seemed reasonable and I was also impressed with the range of VA breweries they had in stock.

Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area or are in the mood for a beer stop when taking a break from the heavy traffic on Interstate 81. (it's not just on and off but it's also not a long drive from the Interstate exit.)

Jul 10, 2017
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Riff from Virginia

4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

A place I regularly stop in when I'm in town. Good vibe from generally polite employees who are enthusiastic about the products they sell. The store is half a wine store and half craft beer, it used to just be wine but adapted to serve the needs of craft brewers and took the same approach to selling beer that they do to selling wine. Good mix of local and national brands. Pricing can sometimes be a dollar or two higher for a six pack versus Kroger for the brands that they both sell.

May 22, 2016
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slusk from Virginia

4.23/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Great all around place for everything beer. Great selection of locals, domestic craft and imports. Their service isn't what I would define as spectacular, but adequate. I actually don't mind that much but sometimes, it's nice to have someone ask if I need anything. It's definitely worth a trip.

Aug 05, 2015
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mrcraft from California

4.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

My review is an online purchase from Vintage Cellar. Once in a while I order shelf beers I haven't had from other parts of the country. I've been fortunate to find great retailers that sell singles and are reputable. Vintage Cellar is just that.

My order was promptly processed, and I received a status email from their shipping manager.

I am very happy with my order and service they provided. I will definitely order from these guys when I have the urge to purchase beers from this area.


May 02, 2015
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DCgolfpro from Maryland

4.3/5  rDev -4.4%

Very good selection and great customer service. The store was a little.......warehousey and disorganized. Prices were average. I recommend stopping here if you're in the area.

Dec 03, 2014
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dwoolley1 from New York

4.5/5  rDev 0%

Nov 21, 2014
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Highbury09 from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Aug 30, 2014
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chewymangos from Indiana

5/5  rDev +11.1%

Aug 21, 2014
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bcgill from Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Aug 17, 2014
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jbriggs7 from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev 0%

Jul 14, 2014
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swva from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev 0%

Jul 01, 2014
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Sunstealer from Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Jun 22, 2014
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josh32219 from Virginia

5/5  rDev +11.1%

Jun 14, 2014
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hardy008 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -11.1%

Jun 13, 2014
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dsigmon from Florida

4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

I have been visiting the Vintage Cellar for many years now as I attented Virginia Tech and I absolutely love this place. I have no idea how the previous review could have been made outside of the fact that with a smaller staff at times and a very busy store, sometimes you have to wait your turn for service. I have NEVER had a bad experience purchasing beer here and as far as service is concerned I have nothing but great things to say. The staff is extremely personable and will go out of their way to pair beverages with food or just to shoot the crap with you about a recent drinking experience.

Now about the beer. The Vintage Cellar has a HUGE selection of import beers from Belgium to Germany and anything in between in the form of singles and bombers and a very solid domestic selection. They tend to get a better distribution than other stores in the area.

May 21, 2014
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scubagray from West Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Living in West Virginia, the craft beer selection is very limited. It is worth the two plus hour drive twice a year to "stock up" on the beers that are unavailable in my area. I have been making this drive since 1996 and the selection continues to get better. Great selection of micro's, import's, and seasonal's.

Apr 10, 2014
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Storning from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev 0%

Mar 03, 2014
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JohnathanColeman from West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev 0%

Jan 29, 2014
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dmk91 from Virginia

4.97/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great beer selection, good price. Kegs are even pretty reasonable. Huge wine selection also. Fridays they have a free beer tasting, with usually 3-5 beers, they also do wine tastings on saturdays if I remember correctly. Staff really knows their stuff and is very friendly and helpful. It is well organized and easy to find what you are looking for and also very easy to just have a look around.

Nov 13, 2013
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JasonTaverner from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Oct 13, 2013
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Mantooth from North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Spent a day in Blacksburg recently (second time ever) and sought this place out due to comments here on BA. I'm glad I did. I'm from NC and this bottle shop carries a lot of great stuff that's not available in my neck of the woods: Firestone Walker, Maine Beer Co, Troegs (to name a few), and of course, a lot of locally crafted brews. The beer section isn't huge but it covers a lot of brands and styles. The service is impeccable. I had a list of brews I specifically wanted and the guys found my stuff quickly and helped me carry the haul to my car. I'll stop by every time I'm in the area.

Sep 23, 2013
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PaulsBrew from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Great location, selection, and price. Not to mention a very knowledgeable staff who are willing to help with any questions that you might have. Owner personally took me around every part of the store and explained the different styles of beer to me in grave detail. Very pleased with the Vintage Cellar, will definitely be going back.

Mar 29, 2013
Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA
Place rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 91 ratings