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Type: Store

5506 Hixson Pike
Hixson, Tennessee, 37343-3241
United States

(423) 702-5763 | map

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Added by donmonkey1 on 06-30-2009

PLACE STATS
Score:
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Reviews:
7
Ratings:
9
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
19.2%
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 9
Photo of Bstitt77
2/5  rDev -46.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3

I was looking for a limited release Goose Island Bourbon County beer that had a suggested retail price of $9.99 a bottle. I called v&b when they opened to see if they had any in stock. They told me they did and that it was $12 and a limit of one per person. I showed up 30 min later and asked the guy at the counter where I could find them. He sent me to a guy in the back to find out. When I asked him, he acted like he couldn't be bothered with my question and sent me back up front to get them behind the counter. The guy at the counter rang me up and told me $40. I told him I had called earlier and was quoted $12 per bottle. He went to the office and asked the owner about the price. When he came back, he told me they were still $40, even though I was told a different price just 30 min before. I understand it's a private business and can sell their items for whatever they want, but when you tell a customer one price and change it right after and won't honor the stated price, I want nothing to do with that business. Especially when they price gouge.

If you don't need help and just want a quick grab and go, it's probably ok. If you're looking for speciality or limited bottles, go elsewhere, like Riverside Wine. I called them and they were friendly and courteous. There were selling each bottle for $9.99 and even put one on hold for me because I was 30 min away. That's the way you run a good business.

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Photo of tmacpiper
4.5/5  rDev +20%

With the new laws in TN regarding beer sales, Vine and Barrel is a welcoming sight to the area. One my first visit they didn't have the beer I was looking for, so I inquired about them mentioning it to their distributer. The following week it was on the shelf. AWESOME!!! Large variety of cans, bottles, high gravity beers and a growler filling station of about 10-12 rotating beers on tap. Well done Vine and Barrel, Well done.

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Photo of DrNo
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Though we live in Australia, we visit my wife’s family in Chattanooga at least twice a year, and Vine and Barrel is always a mandatory stop.

They have a great range of beers- from local boutique beers, well known craft names from California, Colorado and elsewhere, and many of the finest beers Belgium and Germany have to offer.

Though the staff might not always be able to provide recommendations, they very helpfully provide tags next to the beers with details and scores from your favourite reputable online beer review site, as well as IBUs and tasting notes.

One great feature of V&B is the specials. They often get in batches of close to best-by beers ($5 bottles of La Chouffre) and multipacks that are split to clear out quickly ($2 Belgian Abbey ales).

This is by far the best beer selection we’ve found in Chattanooga.

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Photo of Veristic
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

This place has the best beer selection in the Chattanooga area without having to go into Georgia. Beverage World in Fort Oglethorpe is the only place that can top it. Anyone visiting from out of state should know that in TN anything over 6.2%ABV must be sold in a liquor like this one.

This was my first visit to this store. I'm not sure why I've just now found out about this place. This is a big store with nice wide aisles. The store seems like a new building and is very clean. Seemed to have a really nice wine & liquor selection but I spent most of the time scoping their beer. They had 2 or 3 cooler doors full of beer and an entire aisle of unchilled beer. They also had several beers that I have never seen in this area including a bottle of DeuS. They had Troegs Java Head and I was not aware we were getting Troegs in TN. I asked about other Troegs offerings and was told Java Head was the only thing they'd ever carried but they would look into it and for me to check back. A couple things seemed a little over priced but most items were comparable to everyone else in the area.

I was really impressed by this store and will definitely be returning. If you're in Hixson, do it!

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Photo of misterhilleke
3/5  rDev -20%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5

It's a very clean, well-lit place with a ton of wine and liquor. They've got a surprising selection (SA Utopias) but it is mostly Belgians with your run-of-the-mill unknowns and a few nice ones thrown in (stone, north coast, etc). I found some vintage Rochefort 8 with no price but when I brought it up to the counter they tried to charge me $11 a bottle!!

The staff was nice but unknowledgeable when it came to their beers, which is sort of understandable because it is not their focus. All the same, know your product. Not a bad store if you're north of Chattanooga but Riverside Beverage and Beverage World are a must for any BAs in this area.

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Photo of ectomorph
3.44/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

I'm pretty sure I ran into donmonkey1 on my 1st time into this store. :)

This place is a HUGE liquor/wine store that does keep two coolers full of craft brew and an another isle of the same brews and some extras on the shelves. Good selection at some of, if not the best prices in Chattanooga.

All the typical Stone and Unibroue offerings, with some off the wall choices as well. The staff is not all that knowledgeable, but they are nice enough. Each time in, I become more of a fan. Be sure to check your expiration dates...

Overall the store is nice, the staff friendly, and the selection can't be beaten in Chattanooga.

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Photo of donmonkey1
4.2/5  rDev +12%

This is definitely one of the nicest and largest liquor stores in Chattanooga. The place is clean, well lit, and has a lot of parking. I talked with the owner on my last visit and he told me that he stocks every beer that he's legally allowed. There's an isle dedicated to beer only, and most of them are also in the cooler.

I like the staff and they try hard to help you, but they don't know anything about beer. It's the only real drawback to the place. But with such an outstanding selection at such reasonable prices, I'll definately be back on a regular basis.

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Vine & Barrel in Hixson, TN
3.75 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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