Ridgewood Wine & Beer Co.

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95
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Ridgewood Wine & Beer Co.Ridgewood Wine & Beer Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Store

1214 Ridge Rd
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27607-6835
United States

(919) 832-5232 | map
www.ridgewoodwineandbeer.com

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Added by beer2day on 02-16-2012

PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
44
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
5.67%
 
 
Taps:
16
Bottles/Cans:
400
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 44
Reviews by BeerXav:
Photo of BeerXav
4.86/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Since its birth this February, this is my favorite craft beer joint in the triangle, probably in all of NC. The beers on tap are well priced and well poured. If the staff isn't slammed which happens on Fridays from time to time, they will gladly navigate you to a beer that arrouses your beer palate.

The atmosphere is a wood covered lounge with beers surrounding you on one side and a great wine selection on the other while listening to some chill tunes from artist like Nightmares on Wax. If you need some food as a base to your beer drinking adventure, stop at wholefoods(around the corner,next door) for a treat and enjoy the rest of that meal in ridgewood as you enjoy one of their 16 taps. Taps range from $3-8. Right now I'm enjoying olde hickory imperial stout for $5 with a 13 oz pour, their standard.

This is a great place to start the evening or finish your work day. They close at 7 most days but Friday is there special night were the stay open a little later. If your lucky and in good company you might experience some rare craft bottles that the RW staff has or some their loyal customers bring. That's the RW experience I've come to know and love, beer exploration with some education. Ridgewood is my jam! Come check this place out and have a bit of patience if you see they are busy. I'm sure they'll do their best to take care of you with a yummy beerski and help you find a tasty treat from their bottle selection. Thank you beer and RW!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of racer15
4.93/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of kingkong
4.93/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Boston970
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of katmandu72
5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of RandyV
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Visited from Arizona recently. This is a very cool place to hang out for a while (nice sitting areas with music played at a reasonable level); have a beer on draft (very thoughtful selection); and browse the beer and wine for sale. The beer selection is respectable and reasonably priced. Raleigh is fortunate to have a place like this.

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Photo of bostonbeans
4.5/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jel225
4.73/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of GoldenArms
4.73/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Awesome place, classy, good people and always something solid on draft.

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Photo of Fusebuddy
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great beer selection, just check out the wall of fame. An empty of just about every sought after beer you can imagine. They definitely know beer. The selection was excellent, so good, I had to leave some behind for the the rest of you all. Actually, I just couldn't fit any more in my suitcase. Got some really good ones from Wicked Weed and others. Also several high quality brews on tap for sampling or take out. Top notch place, if you're in town on business like I was, this is a can't miss. Oh, I have to give them a prop for staying open on a day of ice and snow when the rest of the city (and bottle shops) had closed. The weather wasn't that bad!

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Photo of Macsimus
4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Highbury09
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of NCbeerfan138
4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of GrayWolf1766
4.39/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of RyanAU
4.14/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Soto
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of raleighwho
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of OldhouseRecs
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Zimm
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Love2talkbeer
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of SFNC
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.86/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This is my go-to spot in the Raleigh area. While it primarily functions as a wine shop, they have 16 quality beers on draft at all times and this usually represents the best tap list that you'll find anywhere in town at any given point in time. The owners and other employees are extremely knowledgeable and will go out of their way to ensure that your experience is top-notch and that the shop's high standards are maintained. The clientele is great as well, consisting largely of familiar faces and folks who really know their stuff when it comes to beer. However, newcomers and beer novices are always made to feel welcome as well.

The selection is significantly smaller than what you'll find at some other shops around town, but everything on the shelf is quality and turns-over rapidly, which means it's generally as fresh as possible. The prices are also extremely fair, both for drafts and packaged beer. 6-packs or bombers I purchase here are generally at least a buck cheaper than they would be elsewhere. Two of my favorite things about the place are: 1) they fill growlers and 2) they also offer small 4.5 oz. pours of all their drafts.

My only qualm is that they don't stay open a bit later (close at 7:00 most nights). But that's part of what makes the place so attractive - it's not a sports bar, it's a classy shop.

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Photo of dmwcpa
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of jak
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of woodchip
4.5/5  rDev +2%

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Ridgewood Wine & Beer Co. in Raleigh, NC
95 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.
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