Halls Wine and Spirits

BA SCORE
88
very good

33 Ratings
Halls Wine and SpiritsHalls Wine and Spirits
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

4200 Glade Rd
Colleyville, Texas, 76034-5903
United States

(817) 267-6803 | map

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PLACE STATS
Score:
88
Ratings:
33
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
10.74%
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Photo of greenspointexas
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Abbbp
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1.25 | selection: 5

Photo of Reagan1984
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%

If I could indulge myself for a moment. Nine years ago I used to live in Colleyville, TX. This was where I used to do my beer shopping from '95-'99. Then I moved back to MA and had not been back to Texas since. That changed this week as I had business in the Euless area. I got to visit some old places and decided to stop at Halls to bring a few bottles home. I was quite pleased to see this place noted on BA.

The selection of beer was pretty good. Lots of local Texas choices and some nice imported/Belgian offerings. Fairly good representation of Rogue and some of the other nationally recognized craft brewers.

Pricing was a little crazy. If you wanted a single.. Any single it was $4.50 Not really conducive to picking up some local stuff to bring home in the suitcase (truth be told I still bought some Rahr & sons and a Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti)

The help was pleasant but not really knowledgeable. I'd stop again if I were close but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit this location.

It was nice to see the old neighborhood again.

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Photo of HardTarget
4.3/5  rDev +10%

Bless you fellow BAs, BLESS YOU!
I would have NEVER found this little beer shrine without your help.
It's a gas station! Not really shabby, but not up to the ritzy area it's in. The selection was impressive, had to be in the area of 200 beers to choose from. Prices weren't great, but not outrageous. They let you take singles, but charge you $2 a bottle that way (I think I got a break given the price of a 6 of Old Foghorn). Staff was friendly but I would trust your gut over recommendations. I found a Magnum of Anchor Christmas 2003 in the window for $14 that I had to rescue. A great beer like that shouldn't be left in the sun to die, and I'm expecting some damage, but that was the only case of bad storage I really noted. Hate to share this, but I scored a couple Unibroue 10's there as well. Overall a great beer buying experience.

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Photo of BeerSox
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

From the outside it looks like your typical gas station. It's located right off highway 121 on Glade Road in Colleyville. When you go inside you notice there is a large beer and wine section, with a small deli/grocery store in the back.

The selection here is absolutely incredible. I see beers that I haven't seen anywhere else. A lot of it is in six packs, and most of the singles are either in very large 750ml bottles, bombers, or other large sizes. Some of them are 11.2-12oz singles. Everything is refrigerated.

The major problem with this place is the prices. They absolutely rip you off. I didn't see one beer that was less than $2.50, and if you break a six pack you're probably going to pay $2.50-3.50 per bottle, even from a lower priced six pack. I even saw 12oz beers that aren't that special priced for around $10.

Overall, it's a good store. It has one of the best selections in the DFW area. If it wasn't for the horrible prices, I would consider going there more often, even though it isn't that close to me.

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Photo of DucksFan16
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of assurbanipaul
4/5  rDev +2.3%

I used to live only a couple of blocks from this place. It always had a slightly better selection than the grocery store behind it, so I was a little surprised to see it listed in the Fly de Beer.

Having not been there in years, of course, I had to check it out. They've expanded significantly since last I was there. Don't let the exterior corner-gas-station appearance fool you, this little oasis has a beer and wine selection that rivals Central Market. It may even be a little better since I saw brands there that have never made their way into CM's shelves. Coolers and coolers of the stuff (mostly imports) with cases of macros taking up only a small amount.

Wine selection is also wall to wall and a "featured" beer (re: new purchase) is usually prominently on display. The staff tends not to know a whole lot -- just kids working counter at a gas station -- but they're friendly enough and will point out the new or interesting stuff. Didn't try the deli, not a fan of food and petrol.

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Photo of briman
3.45/5  rDev -11.8%

Well, after reading all the hype I decided to stop in and check this place out....high expectations in tow. First off I should have noted that it's a Valero gas station, because I kept driving back and forth looking for a farmer's market type place. As far as the selection goes, it is definitely up to the hype. There were easily numbers in the double figures of beers I've never seen anywhere else. That said, the irony is they didn't have any of the beers I specifically went there looking for (which Central Market did...since I went there right after). On top of that there was not a human in sight to ask about potential stock in the back. The one big caveat is that to me the selection is kind of suspect. I counted at least a half a dozen seasonal beers that were "in season" 6-8 months ago. All I could think of after that was....how old are the rest of these beers ? So, while the selection is interesting, and I'm sure I'll give it another look when I'm over that way...I certainly won't be rushing back, as I left empty handed and very much underwhelmed.

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Photo of dauss
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%

Very easy to find, right on the corner of Glade and 121 South. Like other people have mentioned it is inside a gas station, and was pretty skeptical. Inside has 24 small beer coolers, 21 devoted to beer. I don't know why there were ready to drink "Mudslide" and "Sex on the Beach" drinks were sitting next to the beer in the cooler though.

There is some sort of order to how the beer is arranged, but not done very well. Fair to good selection of beers from different countries, and a good amount of belgians, but only a few trappists. The beers made by the same brewery is kept together, but it is unorganized if you want to look for beers by the origin country. I was able to find a bottle of Unibroue 10. Don't know how long its been in the cooler but it is convered in dust.

No one offered to help me find anything, just regular gas station people working there. No evidence of a beer glassware section. Price wasn't unreasonable, but it was just a little overpriced compared to Central Market or Market Street.

Probably one of the best selections of beer closest to Grapevine.

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Photo of TXHops
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%

Halls, to put it simply, has the best selection in the Metroplex. If you want a specific beer and don't want to hunt for it, this is the place to go: if they don't carry it, it's not in the Metroplex. That's the upside: the downside is that they charge a premium for this selection. All their beer costs about 20% more than any of the other good Metroplex beer stores (Central Market, Mr. G's, etc...) and I can't ever recall seeing a sale at Hall's.

The staff is friendly enough, but I've not known them to be very knowledgeable. They're mostly young kids and the owner himself once told me he never touches beer: only Jack Daniels. On the upside, all the beer is kept cold (the only warm beers are part of special displays) and you can break sixers.

Hall's is also a deli, a wine shop, a convenience store and some sort of nursery/gardening supply store. I only ever go there for beer, but they appear to cater to many different crowds.

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Photo of allengarvin
4/5  rDev +2.3%

A coworker introduced me to Hall's about 3 years ago. It's a 10-minute drive from my home in Irving, out in the middle of nowhere, as far as DFW goes. An unusual store: it's a gas station/plant nursery/deli/beer-and-wine store. Over on the right as you go in, they have a small selection of beer glasses that varies from time to time. The beer selection is the best I've seen in the DFW area... it beats Mr G's up in Plano, or any of the Central Markets. Any beer that's available to any Dallas Fort-Worth distributors, they have it. And they usually get new beers as soon as they come available. Plus, you can break up six-packs and buy singles, which usually cost $2 apiece ($3 for some of the premium Belgian singles, depending on who is working the counter. In the morning less beer-knowledgeable staff will charge you $2 for them). On the left-side of their beer section are a number of non-alcoholic beers, rarely available in other liquor stores here. They're willing to special order, though I've never taken advantage of the service.

Prices on everything is at a slight premium above other retail stores in the area... usually 50 cents to a dollar more. They also have a very good selection of wines, including many Texas wines, but it's the beers selection that stands out.

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Photo of skillerified
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%

Hands down the best selection I've seen in Texas yet. And I work one exit up the highway. Thank you Beer Advocate for leading me to this place. Basically, if you can get it in Texas, you can get it here.

It does look like some of the bottles have been there a while, but they're almost all refridgerated in relatively dark cases and anything really worth buying should last long enough to collect a little dust and still be okay anyway, right?

Don't bother asking for help. If you don't know what you're looking for when you go in, you won't come out any better off (except that you'll probably have some good beer, regardless of the lack of knowledgeable help, and that would inherently make you at least a little better off, but that's neither here nor there I suppose).

Price wise, it does seem to be a little steeper on sixers, maybe a dollar or two, but the bombers and other bigger bottles seem competitive enough. For example, I saw a couple bottles of DFH Chateau Jiahu at $16.00 per. That's $2-3 less than I've seen it elsewhere. Regardless, unless the prices are ridiculous, I'm shopping selection over price anyway. I guess if I was looking for something specific and more commonly available, I'd check World Market or Central Market first, but this the place to go if 1) you don't know what you want or 2) can't find it anywhere else.

Be sure to check out the small selection of glassware on your immediate right after entering the store.

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Photo of kosmoraios
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%

Hall's is awesome. It's disguised as a Valero gas station on the corner of Glade and 121. Their selection beats central market and is kept up-to-date. They get specialty and seasonal ales in regularly and will store or procure ale on request. They get a few cases of Dogfish Head 120-minute IPA each year, which fly out the door.

Hall's also allows you to break six-packs, but as the sign says, "It'll cost ya!". The service is excellent, the guys there are knowledgeable and the gentleman I spoke with was a bit of a beeradvocate himself. A bit more expensive than I'd like, but I'll be visiting again!

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Photo of kindestcut
4.4/5  rDev +12.5%

Talk about a mysterious place... Hall's Grocery Store is very hard to pin down. And unless you are a local, it's very difficult to stress how odd this place really is.

Hall's is a gas station, not really a grocery store. I have actually driven past this place more than once without ever knowing what lay within. Now that I know, I am even more intrigued.

The beer selection at Hall's is just tremendous...easily the best in the area. And although I have heard the prices are higher than Central Market and Mr. G's, they aren't that much higher. Most of the beer is in coolers.

The staff is your typical gas station attendants so don't expect any expert advice. This fact just increases the mystery of Hall's...who exactly decided to create this beer paradise out in the middle of nowhere?

I have no idea. And I don't care.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.2/5  rDev -18.2%

This store is very consistent. Sometimes the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful, other times the people seem completely disinterested/rude and know little to nothing about beer.

Until a few months ago, Hall's was always among the first stores in the Dallas area to get new beers and often times had beers that were nowhere else in the area. For example, they had Allagash Interlude, Black, Victor, Victoria, Four and Fluxus 2009 in stock for several months, while no one else outside of Houston and Austin has ever gotten any.

That being said, several months ago (Fall 2010) they remodeled the store and switched to also selling liquor. Since that time, business has seemed to really pick up - the store is always packed - but the selection has suffered. There are beers available in DFW that they now don't stock and others they get weeks after other stores. The selection is still very good, just not as good as it was before the switch to liquor sales. Also, the prices are among the highest in the Metroplex and they do not sell singles.

They also sell sandwiches in the deli, which are a little expensive, but pretty good nonetheless.

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Photo of TexIndy
2.8/5  rDev -28.4%

Edit: made 2 trips within a week since by the airport and found most beers with expired dates or seriously off tastes so lowering quality from 5 to 2.5. Also the service is now terrible. They used to be pretty knowledgeable but not are close to clueless. At these prices and distance, they better improve soon or it's not worth it.

****Original review***
Simple the best selection in the entire DFW metroplex. There are very few beers that I can find other places that I can't find her and many, many that I can only find here. Strange place to find the best beer around. It's a convencience store attached to a Diamond Shamrock (soon to be Valero) gas station in Colleyville on Hwy 121 at Glade Rd. You walk in expecting the usual beers and maybe some wine (also has a deli). BAM - wine everywhere and an incredible beer selection. Told that you can break 6 packs but that they put a high price on it to discourage it. Major downside with great selection is the price to go with it. This is about an hour round trip for me so I buy closer for the beers I know I can get and then go here a couple times a year to get the ones I can't find elsewhere due to the prices. Highly recommend!!! (update: now only recommend if you happen to be in the area)

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Photo of goatgoat
4.65/5  rDev +18.9%

This was another great D/FW spot I went to this weekend. The selection was great and covered a great range of styles and a great variety of Texas brews. A fella' even took some time off from working on the shop to talk beer with me. Well, I might have been shopping just under his work area, but he was still very friendly. It seemed a bit pricey, but I suppose most things are when in a gas station.

Thanks to the metroplex thread int the SW forum, I had no problem finding the place. It is the Valero station right on the corner. It looks just like a gas station.

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Photo of roblowther
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

How to describe Hall's? It's not what you think. I don't care what you think, this isn't it. It is a self-described grocery store but its more of a combination gas station/nursery/convenience store/deli/farmer's market/tchochkie shop. From the street, it is a Valero gas station. Walk in and it looks like a taxidermist/rural bbq joint. Walk to the beer coolers and HOLY COW! This is not like any gas station you've ever been to. Selection is phenomenal for Texas and something beyond phenomenal for a gas station in an area that can't decides if its the boonies or suburban hell. (I can say that, I live in the suburbs.) The service is friendly and more knowlegable than the average gas station attendants, but no experts. Prices are a bit high but not ridiculous. The best part is the sign at the end of the coolers that indicates "More beer around corner". Mmmm....no better words in the English language than "more beer"...

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Photo of bmwats
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%

Well this place is very un-assuming.... a service station/convenience store, with a built in Deli, fresh goods grocery, and really impressive beer selection. You almost have to know it's there, or just happen upon it by accident. Really impressive selection of American micros (regionals and plenty from throughout this great land), Euros, and Belgians. They've got a little of everything, and sure to have something to suit your tastes. Although the staff is very friendly and generally helpful, if you need beer questions answered, you're probably going to be disappointed. Like I said, they're more likely to be able to answer your questions regarding Lotto tickets or how much gas you pumped. Very friendly though, so I'm definitely not complaining. If you happen to be around the DFW airport/mid-cities area, this is your place for fine brews.

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Photo of Dizzy
3.45/5  rDev -11.8%

Hall's isn't far from my home, so I'm there quite often. Without any doubt, this is the best selection I've seen in Texas. That doesn't say much as far a lot of other states go, but for Texas, its exceptional.

The service is hit and miss, as others have stated the staff are gas station attendants. Some of them are friendly and somewhat knowledgeable, others are just rude. Most often their greatest interest in the beer is the percentage of alcohol.

The prices are a bit high, but I guess you are paying for selection. The other down side of selection seems to be some of the beers have sat for quite awhile, luckily most all of it is refridgerated.

2/28/07 Just a quick edit of my rating. Other places in the area seem to rival the selection with much better service. Hall's is becoming a "last resort". The selection is good. That's all I can say.

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Photo of Northtexan
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

My go to beer store. I hit this place up at least once a week. They have the best craft selection within ten miles of my house and get tons of new beer in weekly. Keep on rocking, Hall's!

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Photo of pnelting
3.87/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of fragilehearted
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

What's to say that hasn't been said? Well, the most recent review has it right - this place now sells liquor so things are quite different on the inside than they used to be. (I almost went into the wrong door, heh.) Selection is still good, but not as good as it was before, unfortunately. I was there today, & there was good stuff, but nothing really wacky that I hadn't seen elsewhere - & unfortunately they were out of what I'd gone there to look for anyway (d'oh).

Never tried the food - don't care to.

Yes, it's a gas station, beer/wine/liquor, deli, catchall, etc. Yes, it's still a little overpriced. Is it still the store w/ a good selection of craft beer that is closest to my home? You betcha. Best selection you'll find in the area, but if you're elsewhere in the metroplex, you can probably find a better store (especially in Addison / North Dallas / Plano) w/ as good or maybe even better selection, probably better service, & definitely better prices. I'll still hit it up when I'm too lazy to drive anywhere else, haha.

Edit: upped the service a half point. They do have a guy (Fern) who goes out of his way to let beer nerds know about the new stuff. But he's never there at the store when I am. Punk! Still though, it's definitely helpful, and we appreciate his efforts!

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Photo of army01
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of JamesC7625
3.4/5  rDev -13%

My friend called me one day saying he found this Valero that had over 950 different varieties of beer. (my friend exaggerates...a lot.)
Just browsing I found a bunch of stuff that was still there but out of season, as others have said. I would use this place to find stuff that you absolutely cannot find somewhere else. It is a good "just in case" place. You can find some great beers here, but I was not able to find any of the 3 beers I was looking for. I was going to ask for help, but there was no one at the counter even with three people waiting in line.
This is an "exceptional" beer store, not the end all be all of beer stores however.

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Halls Wine and Spirits in Colleyville, TX
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