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Bestway

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

57 Reviews
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PLACE INFO

Type: Store

2113 Walker Ave
Greensboro, North Carolina, 27403-1655
United States

(336) 272-4264 | map

Notes:
Monday-Saturday: 7:00am - 12:00am
Sunday: 9:00am - 10:00pm

Added by cbros on 03-24-2009

PLACE STATS
Place Score:
98
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
101
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
9.84%
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Reviews: 57 | Ratings: 101
Reviews by Beeranator:
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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Bjm94
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of glf60
4.45/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of OldManMetal
4.05/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Picture a smallish, outdated grocery store with an amazing beer selection- a beer selection so comprehensive that its very existence in said store creates a sense of incongruity strong enough to be almost unsettling, in a Twilight Zone way. That's Bestway on Walker Ave in Greensboro.

Man, have they got beer! It's organized by state/country of origin, with NC getting more space than anywhere else- their selection of NC beers is very comprehensive. The refrigerated beer section stretches from the from the front of the store to the back, and seemed to be all domestics- mostly craft/regional with a small amount of space for the big-name AALs. Running down the middle of the beer aisle is a grouping of free-standing shelves for unrefrigerated imports; their selection of German and Belgian beers in particular is just mind-blowing. They fill growlers as well, but I didn't make it past the "wall of beer" so I can't speak to their draft selection. I didn't see any evidence of a mix-a-six option.

Service? Eh, it's a grocery store. The young lady stocking beer made a point to ask customers if they needed help finding anything; that's about as good as I expect service to be in a grocery store. I didn't ask staff any questions, so I can't judge their beer knowledge (or lack thereof). Prices were about what I'd expect in a smaller grocery store: not as good as box-store prices, and a bit higher than you'd pay at a bigger grocery store. The thing is, you'd not find 99% of this beer in a box store or a "normal" grocery store, so I don't begrudge them a bit more per six pack.

If you're in Greensboro and you are looking to pick up a six-pack or twelve-pack of good beer, you're probably wasting time going anywhere but here.

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Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Awesome selection, a true gem of a beer store

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Photo of ricoslim
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of W_Des
4.84/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Great local grocery store with a wall of beer. The selection is very good and they will get specialty release beers. They update their beer menus page often which is great when I want to check out what is in stock. They have a growler fill area but you have to use their growlers which is where I docked some points. Overall a great beer place.

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Photo of ZEB89
4.01/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of zimm421
4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of NHK79
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of notascoolasyou
3.97/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Nctide
4.54/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of seanchai
4.62/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of WS_Transplant
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Highbury09
4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Macsimus
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Hendrick24
4.51/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of ssslowboat
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Amazing selection! Best in the triad, hands down. Of course you can find rare and very expensive beers, but I can always find something in my price range and haven't had anything but fresh beers and friendly service. Most def worth checking out!

(also worth a look is a laundrymat across the street, pool tales with a bar in the back)

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Photo of JMUbrewz
4.37/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Zonian1
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 5

This is basically a quaint small town grocery store with a killer beer section. I visited on a busy Saturday afternoon in Dec 2014. There were lots of people loading up carts with huge purchases of NC beers. The NC beer selection was the best of the 5 BA-top-rated stores I visited in the Triangle area that week. For example, they had a stack of Hop Drop n Roll cases 5 feet high--beer that was canned the day before I visited!! Amazing! Also, a really nice selection of Wicked Weed offerings. And many others I hadn't seen at other stores during my week in the Triangle area. The down side: this is a grocery store, not a beer store, which meant there was no one in the store on a Saturday afternoon who could give any advice about the beer offerings, except for other customers. I shudder to think about the business they could have been doing if they'd have had a smart beer person helping the customers. However, put that aside, do your own homework before you go, and definitely make Bestway a stop if you are anywhere close to the area.

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Photo of wilson9603
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

This place has a monster craft beer selection. Just about anything brewed in the state of NC is available here, from flagships to seasonals. Further down the cooler, you get all the craft offerings from around the country, and finally a ton of imports. There is a growler station offering rotating fills of 16oz, 32oz, and 64oz jugs. There is quite a selection of glassware, as well as some interesting t-shirts and other swag from time to time. They do quite a few tastings, and have special releases of rare beers when they have them. This is a full grocery store, so there is plenty of food available. Also, there is a decent wine selection. Worth a stop if you are in the Triad.

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Photo of anthonyvin
4.92/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Llogan383
4.84/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of pauldave1976
1/5  rDev -77.6%

Horrible customer service. These guys have always been completely rude to their customers and are WAY over priced. But today took the cake. They were the only bottle shop to receive Bourbon County Coffee and REFUSED to sell it to the people waiting. Never again will I spend a dime with them.

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