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Malt & Vine

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

38 Reviews
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Store

16851 Redmond Way
Redmond, Washington, 98052-4449
United States

(425) 881-6461 | map
www.maltandvine.com

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Added by MaltandVine on 09-03-2007

PLACE STATS
Place Score:
98
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
53
Avg:
4.54
pDev:
5.73%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
900
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 53
Reviews by snaotheus:
Photo of snaotheus
4.7/5  rDev +3.5%

If there was a two-and-a-half dollar sign selection for value, that's probably where I'd have gone with it. As far as specialty beer shops go, prices are good.

This is a really nice place. They have a few taps, and you can drink anything they have bottled for a moderate corkage fee. The selection is very good, the staff is knowledgeable and interested. It wasn't loud, it wasn't crowded, and there's a reasonable amount of parking (which is free).

Although they don't serve food, they'll let you bring it in (for instance, from the Greek restaurant next door).

I'll definitely go back.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MatthewWalters
4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of charrel
3.88/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ajlvt
4.44/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of AmandaTerry
4.97/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Mehinaman
5/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great selection of beer on tap as well as bottles for sale. The store has a real relaxed vibe and everyone who works there are really friendly and helpful. Best beer store in the Seattle area in my opinion

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Photo of tiltednotion
4.36/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Some workers have a bit of a conceded vibe but that just happens at any specialty store. Love the beer selection.

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Photo of smekermann
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of mr-jj
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Great selection, lots of imports and hard to find craft beers as well as a local offerings. They don't have food, but the gyro and teriyaki places next door both have an arrangement where you order from them and they deliver your food to your table at Malt & Vine. They usually have a good selection of beers on tap with a lot of variety.

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Photo of efsulliv
4.74/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of MrStormKing
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of strongaf
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of sharpski
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of DaveRinn
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of cherche
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of BillRoth
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of LumpkinBrews
4.36/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I live in Bellevue so this is the bottle shop I frequent the most! Great selection of beer and everyone that works there is helpful. The wine selection is great for those in search of boutique wines and the patio is ALWAYS a plus for beer drinkers. Check out their collab. with Black Raven when its available!

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Photo of Smurf2055
4.29/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Bit of a hike, but worth the trip. Very inviting place in general. Quite a few taps with a really good selection. Someone does a good job keeping up. The bottles selection is pretty big. Staff was very friendly when I stopped in. Prices were pretty standard. I look forward to making it out there again

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Photo of dirtylou
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

finally got out to malt & vine after a stop at black raven. while black raven was a little underwhelming, Malt & Vine was really fantastic.

Maybe it was just that was a gorgeous sunny day, but the sun was spilling in this place and the huge courtyard area in the back was bustling with people enjoying beverages

the store is located in a pretty suburban strip mall - no worries though, its worth it.

The interior is spacious with a fair amount of tables and lots of room to peruse two long walls of coolers. The wine section in the back was relatively small, with probably too broad of a focus (geographically) - nothing too unique back there.

I scooped a few Cascade The Vine's (they also had kriek, apricot) and a 4th anniversary imperial rye stout from black raven. Most of the selection is consistent with what you'll find elsewhere - there is a cooler dedicated to craft cans, including singles.

There are 15-ish taps, including a few from black raven, 5 from cascade (leftover from an event, not typical i would presume) and other NW treasures with some belgian fare mixed in.

no food, but it appeared you can bring in whatever you want

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Photo of flagmantho
4.09/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

I went to Malt & Vine again today and, as usual, I was highly satisfied with my options and purchases.

As its name suggests, Malt & Vine has a wide selection of beers and wines. Two walls are devoted to beer, plus they have about a dozen or so tap options which you can drink right there or have a growler filled. In total, they must have easily a thousand varieties of beer available.

I was impressed by their selection; indeed, there were a lot of brews which I have not seen in any other local bottle shops. The place is clean and well-organized, and I had no trouble browsing and finding what I wanted.

Service was pretty average. There were three employees present and they all seemed pretty busy. I was acknowledged when I came in the store, but after that the staff were distracted and gave me the impression that I was bothering them when I was ready to check-out.

Still, I will definitely return to Malt & Vine. Their selection is great and perhaps my service experience was a rare off-day for them.

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Photo of kevwcamp
4.88/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I go to M&V probably 2-3 times a month so I know this place well.

Atmosphere:
Good spot to bring friends for a beer or two, and you can bring in food from the teriyaki or greek spots next door. Seating in the front for maybe 16-20 people, with a flat screen tv. Bonus outdoor seating on the back patio accomodates 30+ when the weather cooperates. Friday evenings during tastings are usually standing room only when I've been there.

Quality:
Beers are always served in appropriate glassware at an appropriate temperature. They always have something really good on tap. I don't know how many times I've gone in there just to pick up a few bottles and end up drinking a beer while I browse because I can't pass it up. They appear to have a good keg cellar from the older vintages they tap once in a while. They offer growler fills for all but the rarest of beers they tap, including Pliny.

Service:
Doug and his staff really know their stuff, and you can tell they are all beer aficionados too. Their good suggestions helped me branch out when I was a fledgling BA.

Selection:
I think they are up to 18 taps now? They always have a wide variety of styles and localities on tap. They get bottles of basically everything distributed in the greater Seattle area, although just like any other well known shop you can't wait too long if you want to get the rare stuff. I am able to buy good seasonals like Doggie Claws and Stone IRS months after their release.

Value:
Bottle prices are mid-range compared to other places in the area. They have decent tap and growler fill prices.

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Photo of brotherloco
4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Dropped by here simply to buy bottles, not to drink on premises.

Great layout. Two walls of coolers, with the bottles arranged regionally. I was only interested in local Washington beers and found them in the first cooler which slowly faded into Oregon beers in the next. Guy working the counter asked if I was looking for anything in particular and was really helpful in giving me the lay of the land. He also pointed out some of the rarer stuff they had and made some recommendations.

To top it all off they had just gotten a few more cases of Parabola and I was able to add a few bottles to my cellar. Excellent!

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Photo of josephbrewha
5/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I've been coming to this place since it first opened it's doors and the service has always been exceptional. I have learned so much about beer from Doug and the other knowledgeable staff. The selection is the best on the east side and it is a fun place to sit down and have a beer. You can bring food from the outside in and some of the good eateries nearby will gladly deliver it to your table. There is also a patio for those who crave more serenity and sunshine. Beer tastings weekly and you can pick up kegs for cookouts or parties. This is a much welcomed addition to the Redmond area.

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98 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.
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