Total Wine & More

BA SCORE
83.3%
Liked This Place
4.1 w/ 18 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

9350 N Central Expy
Dallas, Texas, 75231-5010
United States

(214) 750-4605 | map
totalwine.com

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Added by DoubleSimcoe on 08-07-2013

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
18
Liked:
15
Avg:
4.1/5
pDev:
9.02%
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Ratings: 18 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of DoubleJ
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

After a few hours at the Texas Depository and a quick walk around downtown, I had a plane to catch. But before that, I made it a priority to locate a bottle shop. Total Wine always offer good prices, single bottle/can purchases of beer, and often a large beer selection. Total Wine in Dallas is no different. I found plenty of Texas beers from Big Bend, Deep Ellum, Shannon, Four Corners, Martin House, Oak Highlands, Karbach, St. Arnold, Backcountry, plus beers not from Texas such as Harpoon, Ballast Point, COOP, and Brooklyn. Most of the single have a separate label with their date, making it easier to gauge what is fresh and what has been sitting around, plus nearly every beer shows a price tag. Knowing little about Texas beer, I bought nearly two dozen random singles to stuff in my luggage.

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Photo of ikidunot
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of zizouandyuki
3.3/5  rDev -19.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

Photo of MicTar
3.77/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Rdg410
4.73/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Probably one of my favorite places to go other than electronic stores. This place has an outstanding craft selection. I can literally spend a half an hour just making a 6 pack.

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Photo of dmorgan310
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of memphischas
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Of the three stores I went to in Dallas, this was the best.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Eddiehop
4.47/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 5

This is one of the best and classiest beverage stores I've ever stepped foot in. Everything is very clean. Lots of lacquered wood and marble everywhere, glass cases containing 20,000 dollar ancient scotches and the like, really upscale store. This place always has a fantastic beer selection, is probably my favorite establishment to visit in Dallas when im on a major beer run. The staff, while not necessarily unfriendly, haven't seemed too quick to help or all that knowledgeable about their products. I went in the fall searching for Founder's Backwoods Bastard but didn't see it. I asked a woman if she knew if they had any left or could check. She didn't look around or ask anyone but rather simply said "Oh yeah...that stuff is like, really popular, it's probably all gone since it's late November" I asked if they'd receive more, she stated "I'm not sure...don't think so.", well that's just great. All in all though, awesome place regardless.

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Photo of Igormatos
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of Abbbp
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of allengarvin
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Giant liquor chain store, in the same parking lot as Best Buy, off 75. This store has got one of the better selections for beer--several rows. There's a good amount of Belgians, including some you rarely find in other stores. Unfortunately, almost all of it is at room temp, and now that the store's been open a couple years, some beers may have been sitting there for a while. The refrigerated section is hardly bigger than a normal liquor store's, and is mostly full up with macros and maybe 3-5 things of craft brew, depending on your definition of craft. Basically, you're gonna have to refrigerate it if you go here (I'd just as soon head up to Mr G's, if I have the time).

One odd thing about this store is that every time I go there, it's packed with old people buying huge amounts of hard liquor. I always seem to get behind the one in the checkout who has bought 20 fifths of $8 vodka, and wants to pay for it with a check or with several hundreds followed by digging exact change, down to the penny, out of her purse. It's a big easy store to roll a cart around in, but I always end up standing in line at check-out for 10 minutes or more.

Don't be tempted to go to Best Buy--it's the suckiest one in Dallas.

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Photo of Domvan
3.48/5  rDev -15.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 5

Huge selection of beers, nobody knows anything about beer, so don't go expecting to be hooked up with some special release in the back or to get personal help from a beer nerd, they just check inventory and availability, the special stuff all sits on the customer service desk, so check there first.

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Photo of UtisTheLaw
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of rjtx000
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

The first Total Wine in Dallas is a rather massive store on the Park Lane area, not far from a Whole Foods with growlers and a Spec's with yet more craft beer.

They have about four aisles for beer here, definitely a lot of stuff. Everything neatly and orderly displayed by style, brewery and region, plus helpful tasting notes and ratings. You can tell the guys at Total Wine are serious about their booze and educating palates!

There is also some chilled beer in coolers, but most is offered at room temperature (a big difference with Whole Foods, where they chill almost all of their beers).

I didnt find anything exciting here; even in their "Special Release" shelf, but it is a serviceable store for your everyday craft needs: Stone, Dogfish, Bear Republic (Hop Rod Rye, which I have not seen anywhere else in Dallas), Clown Shoes (five different kinds of six-packs), Deschutes, Great Divide...

I like their vast mix-and-match session, I can see buying a nice variety pack of this and that. They will have growlers coming soon enough as well...

I've got to give them high marks for their customer service. They have dozens of employees swarming around, and they all smile and greet you and ask if you have any questions.

While not amazing (I still prefer Whole Foods), this Total Wine does its job good enough.

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Total Wine & More in Dallas, TX
Place rating: 83.3% out of 100 with 18 ratings
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