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Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits

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95
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84 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Store

5544 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20015-2610
United States

(202) 363-4000 | map
chevychasewine.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
95
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
10.07%
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Photo of ChrisBowers
4.85/5  rDev +13.6%

This place is unbelievable! Having recently moved to Arlington, I made the pilgrimage this morning to find out what everyone was talking about. Chevy Chase Liquors is tucked into an old style row of shops in the heart of Chevy Chase. It is not a big sture, but the accomplish their impressive selection (1200+ according to their beer manager) by only displaying singles. If you want something besides a single, they will go get it for you from cold storage.

They have an impressive array of imports and hard to find domestics. Their single prices on Belgians and other imports are actually quite good. They pride themselves in having hard to find stuff (Hercule Stout anyone??). They have a ton of Belgian and German beers, and many very hard to find domestic specialty beers. Their six pack prices on microbrews/imports aren't anything to write home about, but they're not absurd either. This isn't the type of place you go to just pickup a 6er of Sierra Nevada. This is the place you go to get the stuff no one else will have.

The staff is all knowledgable and was very helpful to me when I came across some beers I'd never heard of before. If you live in the DC area, you owe it to yourself to check this place out.

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Photo of hungryghost
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%

This place must have over 500 brands of beer. Not to mention booze and a pretty extensive wine selection.
The service can be kind of gruff at times but some of them do seem to know they are talking about. It is great just browsing around and picking out new things to try. You can buy only singles, this is a fantastic option. Try ten new things, if you do not happen to like one, you are not stuck with the rest of the six pack. If you go to get the beers you can buy anywhere, the prices are nothing special. There are beers from all over the world. I think the US selection is pretty darn good as well.

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Photo of Riggo
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%

This place boggles the mind with the sheer number of beers available, whether its American micro, Belgian, Czech, or English.
Any serious beer lover in the DC area must check this place out. This is the place for mind-blowing selection. It's like beer vertigo. You should go in there with a plan or alot of money; otherwise its easy to just get bewildered.

This is the only place in the DC metro area where I have found Deschutes beers (for example), which are not distributed east of the Mississippi as I understand it. The guy at this place told me they make a trip to the Northwest and bring the stuff back on their own.

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Photo of DarthMalt
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%

On a quick junket to DC, I actually lucked out and picked this store first. Unfortunately, I wanted one of the two beers in the world that they couldn't get. But I do not fault them, and, truly, THIS PLACE IS AMAZING!!!!!!!! They have one of everything on the walls with little tags telling you all the breakdown prices. All the beer is cold stored, so you have to point and get service.

This place is part beer Mecca, part beer library--as curious things, such as a Michelob Pale Ale (which I've never seen nor heard of before) sit on the shelves next to the Rachbiers, Ales out the a**, and lagers from all corners of the world.

Interestingly enough, the store is like your typical neighborhood main-street hardware store, with an ample parking lot in back, and the venerable-old, greasy-glass-doors back entrance, which harken back to the shopping days of yore. I felt like a kid again, going to the candy store!

PS - I visited about five other stores in DC that day, and they all wound up pointing me back to Chevy Chase Liquors. This place has its props! If they don't have it, it isn't within a hundered miles of them (which I proved to myself later that week)--unless, of course, you head to the Brickskellar (west shot off DuPont), where you have to eat your beer on site.

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Chevy Chase Wine & Spirits in Washington, DC
4.27 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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