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Six Twelve Convenience Store

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Six Twelve Convenience StoreSix Twelve Convenience Store
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7 Ratings
Six Twelve Convenience StoreSix Twelve Convenience Store

Type: Store

2109 Avent Ferry Road, Suite 120
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606
United States

(919) 834-4657 | map

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2005

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Packlifenc
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of blackie
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%

frequented 6-12 heavily around the years of 2001-2003, at the beginnings of my micro explorations...it's evolved from a dingy place with a good but old selection to a clean, bright store with an equally nice selection - if not as varied but certainly more focused - and the added benefit of good rotation

it's a convenience store, dude is nice but actual service is likely average...though admittedly I've never asked for help

quality selection but without the unique stuff to set it apart from Whole Foods or Peace Street, about five cold cases provide enough selection to keep most happy but not to make this a frequent destination, but props for singles of anything in-store and no markup on them, most beers kept in cold case with a few in room-temp storage

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Photo of silver0rlead
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%

I used to avoid this place because it's selection was pretty limited and there were a lot of old beers. Lately though they have really stepped their game up. You can now split up any six/four packs and there is no mark up for buying singles. This is a huge advantage for a beer store imo. They also started getting in some rare beers (Founders Backwoods Bastard for example) and added most of the Stone and Founders Beers available in NC. It also seems like they are maintaing their stock alot better, as there aren't many obviously old beers anymore. Worth a stop in you are near the NC State campus.

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Photo of ncstateplaya
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Six Twelve was my standby beer store until I moved outside of Raleigh. They always had a great selection, second only to PSM in the area.

My buddy introduced me to Six Twelve, years ago when we were still in college. I guess I can credit this store as the foundation for my beer appreciation of today. So when he comes to town we always run in for a few sixers for old times sake. They seem to always have an abundance of Avery, Lost Coast, Left Hand, Fort Collins, and Rogue in stock.

The service is somewhat lacking, and no matter what shade of yellow your eyes may be, their bathrooms are always "out of order". So pee before you stop by.

I have revisited this location many more times since my original review. Service is much better with the new manager. Its a great location to score a hard to find allocated item. It seems mostly students buy here, so the more expensive gems sit on the shelves a little longer than at other bottle shops in the area.

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Photo of atsprings
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%

I stop by this place every now and then. Prices are pretty much on par with other places in the area. The beers I have bought here have always been pretty fresh. The service is always very friendly. The selection seems to vary from time to time. They have a decent selection of American micro brews including several bombers. Most of the bombers are around normal alcohol strength, very few barley wines of imperial stouts. Many times I have gone in there, checked out what they have, then walked out empty handed. Decent store, but I go to Peace St. and College Beverage more often then here.

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Photo of wagenvolks
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

Tucked away in a plaza on the corner of Avent Ferry and Western lies 612. The owners are always friendly and, when you can understand them, happy to offer their opinions on the beer you're buying. If there could be an Apu from the Simpsons personified, than the cashier would be him. Place smells of incense, and hand rolled beedies are available at the front counter.
Once they know you, the owners will often fill you in as to when a new beer will be in the store. The selection isn't the greatest, it has a fair share of microbrews but is lacking in imports. The prices are very reasonable.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%

Six Twelve is pretty easy to find up near WRAL 5/Fox 50 a the corner of Western Boulevard and Avent Ferry Road. Enter off Avent Ferry and you can either park in front of the store or if you miss that entrance and park on the lower level, just come up the steps.

The quality seemed good and the owner said the beer was turning over very rapidly due to the interest from the NCSU students in craft beer. He is removing the previous cold cases so people can see into the store and his selection is almost entirely in cold cases. The layout seemed similar to Team Beverage and Peace Street Market, but he said that he is not a part of those two establishments. The owner took great pride in showing which beers were new and he even had one beer that didn't show up anywhere else until a few days later.

Stop by Six Twelve if in the area. The owner would be pleased and you might be as well. The only issue seems to be his prices are just a smidge higher than those found elsewhere.

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Six Twelve Convenience Store in Raleigh, NC
Place rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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