Chip's Wine & Beer Market

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Chip's Wine & Beer MarketChip's Wine & Beer Market
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Chip's Wine & Beer MarketChip's Wine & Beer Market
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

2200 N Croatan Hwy
Ste D
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, 27948-9544
United States

(252) 449-8229 | map
chipswinemarket.com

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Added by GCBrewingCo on 04-06-2006

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
77
pDev:
7.47%
 
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3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -15.2%

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3.82/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of RWLawman
3.89/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Pretty much the standard beer store, in terms of atmosphere and quality. The service was average, and the staff was friendly, talkative, and knowledgeable about their products.

As for the selection, this is where Chip's does a great job. There are several shelves stocked with beers. They have an awesome selection of individual bottles, so that you can create your own four or six pack. Also, they have every bit as impressive of a six-pack selection, as well. There are also beers in coolers for you to drink a cold one while you're there.

The prices at Chip's are what you would expect pretty much anywhere else. They had beers ranging from low end, all the way up to 15-20 bucks. It all depends on what you're looking for, but in terms of "market value," it's about average.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.94/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Probably the nicest and most attentive staff I've come across in a while. Great selection of local brews. They have 400 beers for their mix a six section. Lots of stuff from DFH and Terrapin. Prices are a little high but thats to be expected in a vacation town. Better selection than all the other places in or around the OBX. I am spoiled by the beer choices iin Philly so their selection, while good for the area, was a little underwhelming. I was looking for something higher end to drink while on vacation but they didn't have anything really exciting or rare. No biggie, I still ended up going there twice!

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Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Our family vacation to Corolla required a stop at Chip's, if only to check it out.

Quality: This is a high-end wine and beer store (unfortunately, wine is the first focus but don't fret). The selection and presentation throughout was pleasant, with smatterings of gourmet food throughout.

Service: Service was better than average, with Chip himself offering me a shopping cart for use in shopping and carrying my son.

Selection: The wall of beer is impressive, with beers by style from across the world. I saw DFH WW Stout, the entire Ommegang line and all Trappist varieties except Westvleteren. I ended up taking out sixes of Duck Rabbit Milk Stout (very nice) and Mash House Hoppy Hour IPA (also good).

The selection is not world-class but it does break the mold for resort town beer stores, so well done.

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

Stopped in a few times while on vacation in the OBX. Has a good and diverse selection of brews that are widely distributed as well as some local NC brews that are hard to find outside of the state. The prices are great, anytime you can get a mixed six for $13 its a deal. The owner is very friendly and helpful and loves to discuss beer if not completely busy in the store. Also a very nice brewery glass selection that changes, picked up a very nice allagash tulip. Best selection on the OBX and a must if in need of a craft beer fix while on vacation. Better than any Kangaroo or Shell gas station selection or the grocery stores there.

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Photo of Ego
4.05/5  rDev -8.4%

I was staying in OBX this past week and forgot to check BA on where to go for good brew (I know... I know...).

So, luckily this place advertises in both the local vacation mags and at the hotels "wall of 400 beers"...

Milepost 6 Plaza sounds like a big location... don't blink, you'll miss it, look for the Front Porch Cafe in the strip mall on the west side of 158 ("the big road").

So I walk into this closet... the store is pretty small but (insert lame book/cover hack line here).

Being from New Jersey the selection of Bell's immediately smacked me upside the head. Sure, the section is small but is packed solid with those you would expect (sierra, dfh etc.). There is good representation of the area (the local brew pub, duck rabbit, highland, weeping radish etc.). The mix 6 option is always welcome for beer browsers. The beer section is well organized (by style in singles, brewery in sixers) and clean.

Service was not bad but was more non existent, someone walked by wearing a DFH burton baton t, and I was obviously loading up on a ton of beer... and there was really no one in the store. I can't say that it was "bad" but it wasn't overtly great like I get in certain places (ahem, oak tree in nj). The cashier did haul one of my boxes to the car for me (kudos).

Here's what I bought to give you an idea of selection/pricing from a new jersey perspective:

Bell's Two Hearted 6-pack $10.99
Bell's Kalaazoo 6-pack $10.99
New Belgium Fat Tire 6-pack $8.99
Outer Banks Brewing ESB (1pt) $4.99 ea
Founder's Nemesis single $5.99
Duck Rabbit Milk Stout single $1.59
Highland Black Mocha Stout single $1.69
Ska Decadence 2ipa Bomber $5.99
Ska ESB can $1.69
Ska Modus Hoperandi can $1.89
Bell's Oberon single $1.99
Tap House Room 21 Pale Ale single $1.39

I doubled up on most of the singles... so my total tab was just under $100.

Definitely the must stop.. I mean it is nice that Food Lion (the local supermarket chain) carries Fat Tire and some pretty damn good stuff.. but this is a BA must stop, especially those from out of state.

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Photo of colby600
4.07/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

I was looking forward to stopping here, but I must of just hit it at an off time as I found very little to purchase. Nice people and I'll definitely try again someday.

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Photo of Hanzo
4.07/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

This is the store I wish was in Moyock which is much closer to me. Very nice selection of beer, even had a nice selection of branded glassware and some nice gift packs I hadn't seen before. The guy there working was very nice and attentive to my needs and questions. Having some beers on tap was just the tipping point that made the store special for me.

In my part of VA going and having a pint and shopping for beer are two separate ventures, but at Chips you can do both, and they seem to have good stuff on tap.

This store again had some freshness issues same as the Moyock store, but then again there aren't many stores that don't.

If I lived closer this would be one of my main go to shops.

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Photo of Soonami
4.08/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I visited Chip's around 8/16/11 while vacation at the Outer Banks, NC.

The store was easy to find in the Mile Post 6 shopping center on the east side of the highway. Inside there was primarily 2 rows of shelves and a couple cools that held beer. There was nothing here that was exceptionally good or difficult to find, but the selection of local beers were very good. There was some Eastern Carolina stuff like Mother Earth and Weeping Radish as well as a good variety from Bells, Ska, Founders, DFH. Not much in terms of Belgians, but the locals were well represented. The cashier was very friendly asking if we needed help and chatting with me as we checked out. There was a pretty good selection of glassware, but nothing that blew my mind.

Overall, I think that this is a very nice place to have in your back pocket way out from civilization at the beach, there are probably 50 stores within 30 minutes drive of Philadelphia that have similar selections. In fact, almost every Total Wine I've ever stepped into in DE, NJ, and NC has the beer repertoire and price of Chip's. That said, the most important thing in beer stores is location, location, location and there ain't no other game within 50 miles.

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4.14/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Up around MP 6 chips is on the west side of the Hwy . Nice vibe as you walk in thay have a great mix sixer wall of beer and a front end display of new and harder to get brews inside to the left they have a tasting room with about 6 taps which you can get a pour and shop or just sit and enjoy , a helpful staff with a nice selection that you wont find anywhere else on OBX, we went here then to Awful Arthurs(Food) and then to Outer Banks Brewery all were very close

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Photo of plaid75
4.15/5  rDev -6.1%

Located on the main drag, north of the center of town, and quite a distance form our house, as it took me 45 minutes by foot.

A medium sized store that is divided 2/3 wine and 1/3 beer on one side and tobacco products on the other.

The beer selection included a pretty even distribution of local, east coast, mid west and west coast beers. Plenty of Bell's selections available. The prices were very reasonable and the store allowed mixed six packs, which was good for a tourist like me. Cold beer available as well.

The service was friendly and hands off, which I appreciated.

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Photo of shertz
4.15/5  rDev -6.1%

Was as excited to visit this place as I was the beach in the Outer Banks. Made 3 trips during my week long vacation as it was a short trip from my beach house. All three times I was met at the door with offers of help finding what I needed. None of that was forceful, but just helpful. Chip also told me if I couldn't find something to ask and he would check his inventory. I asked for some Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter which he quickly checked and told me that it was a seasonal (winter) and that he probably drank it all himself since it was one of his favs(he was laughing throughout). I enjoyed the local selection of Weeping Radish, Highland, and Duck-Rabbit(all 3 are excellent local selections). They were stocking the shelves as I shopped and was happy to see them put some Bell's Two-Hearted Ale on the shelf which I quickly grabbed. Didn't check out the wine section, but looked also impressive. The wall of beers is something to behold, especially if you live in an area like I do that doesn't have this selection at these prices. Definitely stop in during your trip to the Outer Banks and BTW, Duck-Rabbit Amber Ale makes a great beach beer!!
Cheers,
Scott

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Photo of drtth
4.15/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Reviewed from notes taken a year or so back.

The most diverse offering of beers I've found on the Outer Banks. Fresheness dates were mostly withing code and prices seemed reasonable for a touristy area.

Good place to go shopping for the stuff you won't fined in smaller or less specialized shops.

Service was helpful. Even though the particular beers I wanted to find were not available the young woman running the register was able to tell me that nobody in the area would have the beers from the particular NC brewery I wanted to try since they don't distribute as far east as the Outer Banks.

Good place to check out. Easy to get to and find.

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Photo of VaTechHopHead
4.15/5  rDev -6.1%

I stopped at this place while on vacation after reading an ad in a local magazine. I thought I would give it a try but wasn't expecting much, because after all it is at the beach and most people don't worry about the quality of their beer while getting a suntan playing on the beach. Much to my surprise this store was exceptionally nice/clean and the selection was very large. Everything from rare imports to hard to find domestics...was not expecting this at the beach, but I was very happy to see it. It definitely made my stay in Coastal Carolina much more pleasant. Highly recommend this place to others vacationing in the area...and for you winos check out the wine classes they offer!!

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Photo of jsanford
4.16/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped by to pick up some North Carolina locals that I can't get in Georgia. Ended up leaving with a nice mixed selection of Mother Earth, a bottle of Black Radish from the Weeping Radish, a bottle of the Lemongrass Wheat from the Outer Banks Brewing Station, and a sweet Terrapin mason jar pint glass that ran 5 bucks (sells for $16 on the website for some reason!). Service was decent, they helped me find the Mother Earth I was looking for but mostly left me alone. Nice shop, definitely the only option in the area!

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Photo of Neehan
4.3/5  rDev -2.7%

I had heard great things about Chip's a while ago, so when my wife happened to spot it while riding around and so we had to pull in. It certainly lived up to its reputation. They boast of having 350 craft/imported brews... I don't know who is counting but the selection is fantastic. The only thing that limits this place is what is available in the state of NC, other than that there are no limits. The place is very well organized by style in two sections, both single-beers and six-packs, both are clearly labeled. There is also a fairly large cooler with single-selections as well. The staff was friendly and there to help as well as educate.

Oh yeah, they have a lot of wine too if you enjoy it although I didn't spend any time in those sections.

If you are visiting the OBX, it's a must visit to mile-post 6 as you will not be disappointed.

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Chip's Wine & Beer Market in Kill Devil Hills, NC
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