Midtowne Bottle Shop

Store

29 W Water St
Harrisonburg, Virginia, 22801-3624
United States

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Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.63
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
18
pDev:
12.1%
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Ratings by Camjmorton:
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Rated by Camjmorton from Virginia

4.6/5  rDev -0.6%

Sep 09, 2014
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Reviewed by Riff from Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25
Vibe is eh, the store is small, sparsely decorated, mostly just racks of beer. Which makes it nice to drop in and grab what you want, but doesn't make you want to stay long. Staff seemed knowledgeable and somewhat friendly. Selection, though, certainly made up for everything else. Really good selection of local and bigger national brands.
Timing can be weird with them, though. My wife stopped by one day when they said they would have an event selling some beers they had stashed away or recently gotten in. They started to sell the bottles well in advance of the time they had set on their Facebook event, and while they still had some when the event time started, if the craft scene grows in Harrisonburg this lack of timeliness could cause future problems.
Nov 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.59 by brocktune from Virginia

Oct 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

May 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.54 by LeeeMare from Massachusetts

Mar 05, 2016
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Rated by Quafftastic from Virginia

4.83/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
Welcome addition to town. Great beer selection, interesting growler fills at decent prices. Friendly and knowledgable staff.
Jan 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.29 by oberon from North Carolina

Oct 11, 2015
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Reviewed by JuliusPepperwood from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Visited Harrisonburg and stumbled upon this shop. Nice clean shop with a good selection. I asked for advice on an IPA verse a stout I was wanting to try and the manager was honest with me and said the IPA I chose wasn't the freshest and that I would love the stout. I loved the stout and really appreciated his honesty, can't ask for more.
Oct 01, 2015
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Reviewed by christineanderson from Virginia

4.93/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
Midtowne Market is the best place in the area to find great beer! The staff is friendly and extremely knowledgeable. They do a great job keeping their Facebook page up-to-date, so you always know when new releases and small allotments are available. We enjoy their Thursday tastings, too!
Jul 24, 2015
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Reviewed by paulterp from Virginia

5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Don't know what else you could ask for in a bottle shop. Great selection, growlers available, clean and bright environment. Every town should have something like this.
Jul 22, 2015
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Reviewed by TomCat11 from Virginia

4.97/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Stopped by Midtowne to pickup some take home brews a few months ago while visiting the local breweries in the area. Outstanding selection and the staff member working was very pleasant. A must stop if you are in the area looking for those hard to find craft beers.
Jul 22, 2015
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Reviewed by MikeANeilson from Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
They have the best selection and best prices in the valley. Their store is easy to shop with helpful and knowledgeable staff. Just wish I lived closer... Or maybe I dont, id be broke. I also love their loyalty program!
Jul 22, 2015
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Reviewed by Trappistweg from Virginia

5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
One of the best bottle shops in VA. Excellent sour selection including Tilquin, BFM vintages, Avery barrel aged series, ect. They also get the standard special releases like Bourbon County, Hop Slam, ect and some not so available local releases like Resolute. It is true that the staff don't clap their hands or give me hugs when I walk in but they know their stuff and are overall awesome people. I love this place
Jul 22, 2015
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Reviewed by TimB825 from Virginia

5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
My favorite craft beer store and not just because it's my local craft beer store. The selection is always outstanding and new/rare beers always pop up at Midtowne first. It's not a warehouse, so don't expect everything available to indiscriminately be thrown up on the shelf. Instead the buyer spends endless time tasting and selects outstanding examples from every style. Definitely not afraid to get weird either, the out limits of the beer world are well represented.

The whole staff is really knowledgable and speak about craft beer with excitement, not pretension. I've been surprised at times how well they remember my preferences and make recommendations for beers I end up loving but may not have reached for on my own.

Midtowne is a craft beer happy place!
Jul 22, 2015
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Reviewed by Benjammin107 from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
My favorite place to get beer in my hometown. The selection is great as well as the helpful folks who run the place. Whenever I'm back home, I don't even think to stop anywhere else. The tap selection is always great too. Keep an eye on their Facebook page if you want to get in on some good releases!
Jul 22, 2015
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Reviewed by trovatoam from Virginia

2.74/5  rDev -40.8%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5
Selection is good enough. With the same available brews as all other local beer shops, they seem to do a better job of getting some better releases in. It's a shame that the employees ruin that. I've been in several times, and each time the employees are too busy watching Seinfeld, or playing on their phones to notice someone in the shop, let alone interact with them. It's as if wanting to buy something is a burden to them. They sigh, fix their wide brimmed glasses, flip their hair out of the way, jam their iPhone back into their skinny jeans, then reluctantly come to the register. While in there with a very obviously pregnant wife, she asked to use the bathroom. She was told that the restroom (communal for the building, not even part of the shop) is where they keep their paperwork.

It's a damn shame. They get decent beer, and I would totally shop there if the people working there gave a damn about the customers.
Jul 22, 2015
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

4.07/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
A really nice clean and brightly laid out store. Atmosphere is pretty bright, simple white walls, but the shelves and coolers are clean and very nicely laid out. Leaves much room for the beers to shine and be noticeable.

It's a fairly small store, so selection is fairly decent but not particularly large. They keep a good selection of locals though which include a good amount of nearby Virginia breweries. Staff is very knowledgeable and also helpful to boot. Growler fills are available too as well, about 5-7 taps.

A nearby parking garage is available for ample parking that's free most of the time on the second level. Worth seeking out to check for anything new or interesting off the beaten path if in the area.
Jul 13, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by OpaqueBrew from Virginia

Apr 11, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by atrocity from Virginia

Mar 18, 2015
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Reviewed by thegrimone from Virginia

5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Simply the best. The small bottle shop that has the largest selection in the valley. All the staff are beer geeks and know their stuff. The taps for growler/grunt/gnat fills are always changing to a diverse offering.
Mar 11, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by DrinkDrankPunk from Virginia

Feb 19, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by luraybeer from Virginia

Feb 19, 2015
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Rated by JMUduke from Taiwan

5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
awesome rotating selection, vibes. overall 100%
Feb 19, 2015
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Rated by Apple7018 from Virginia

4.97/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Awesome place for some damn good beers!
Feb 19, 2015
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Rated by Tcyps from Virginia

4.64/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
Best bottle shop in Harrisonburg.
Feb 19, 2015
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Rated by TrulySlide from Virginia

5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Good place to buy beer.
Feb 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.2 by GJ40 from North Carolina

Nov 22, 2014
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Reviewed by qchic from Maryland

3.63/5  rDev -21.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75
This place is a no-brainer for buying beer in the burg. Decent selection of 6ers, some bombers, and taps for growler fills. Prices are ok, a little higher than my fave shops in the DMV, but not always displayed. With craft beer being so range-y, this is a big peeve of mine. I've enjoyed putting together mixed 6ers from the coolers of singles, but the selection was thinned out. Service is available, but not always enthusiastic. Maybe you have to know the secret handshake.
Oct 30, 2014
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Reviewed by ElGordito from Virginia

5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Nice bottle shop in downtown Harrisonburg. The staff is nice, attentive and have a good knowledge of beer. They are always willing to help and answer any questions you have. If they don't know the answer they will tell you that they do not know and not try to BS an answer.

There are a few rotating taps that you can get growler fills of in 16oz, 32oz and 64oz sizes.
Oct 26, 2014
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Reviewed by BentheBishop from Virginia

5/5  rDev +8%
The guys who work here are super chill and can almost always answer any questions you have. The selection is great for a small town bottle shop. Always enjoy seeing what is new.
Sep 29, 2014
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Reviewed by lillitnn92 from Virginia

5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
The best bottle shop around. Midtowne always has the core beers as well as the hard to finds. Tasting every Thursday. Bottle releases. Staff is always knowledgeable when you have questions.
Sep 01, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by Thomas0790 from Virginia

Aug 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4.96 by Rarrar from Virginia

Aug 26, 2014
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Reviewed by JMUbrewz from Virginia

4.72/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
By far the best place in a 60 mile radius to buy beer. Lauren gets all the limited releases, and gives everyone a fair chance to purchase them. They also have 8 tap lines for growler fills, and put some great beers on at an excellent price. The staff is also incredibly friendly and helpful. Midtowne is a great spot in a very convenient location in downtown Harrisonburg.
Aug 04, 2014
Midtowne Bottle Shop in Harrisonburg, VA
Place rating: 4.63 out of 5 with 35 ratings