Harris Teeter (Barracks Road - 177)

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Type: Store

975 Emmet St N
Charlottesville, Virginia, 22903-4891
United States

(434) 984-2900 | map

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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 18
Photo of Jmcj474
4.21/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

It's a bar inside a supermarket -- which is fun. The prices are the best part: $3 for anything on tap and $4 for anything from the Make Your Own Six Pack selection.

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Photo of drtth
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

This was basically one of the two beer supply locations closest to where we stayed in Charlottesville. Several cold cases stocked with six packs. Nice selection and one I was happy with because there were several beers that I'd not tried before. Not as wide a range as with the Wine Warehouse, but surprisingly large for a grocery store.

Picking beer up was self service and there didn't seem to be anyone around if you had a question, but like the other Harris Teeter I've been in, they keep their beer fresh and typically have enough variety for most folks to do a pick up on the way home or to keep the fridge stocked.

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Photo of afausser
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%

Located in the monstrosity that is the Barracks Road shopping center right off of Rt. 29--on the southern end of the shopping center. Parking can be a pain in this mega-lot, but there's always something. Has probably the best grocery store beer selection in town--they have plenty of Starr Hill, Dogfish Head, Bells, etc. and get in things like Brooklyn BCS and Allagash as well, to name a few--but they are not likely to have anything really special. They're also a bit pricey--but convenient. And they're open later than most places that sell craft brews.

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Photo of beer2day
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

Located in the Barracks Road shopping center, near the south end. Not far from JPJ Arena, off the UVA campus.

Very good selection for a grocery store. Has surpased WF in selection, but the specialty stores still have HT beat.

Beer section is in the far right front of the store. Several coolers and 2 shelf areas showcase a lot of beer. Southern Tier, Blue Mtn, Legend all featured.

Did not see anything that I could not get at the specialty stores, but worth a trip if you have to hit the grocery.

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Photo of IBUnit63
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%

I could pretty much say the same thing about the 'teet as I do about the local Whole Foods; the differentiator is the selection at Harris Teeter has a much broader range. They have the space and they use it very well.

Big national craft names (including Green Flash even!), lots of locals and some different stuff you don't see too often in New England (Bluegrass, for example). Well-executed plan. There's some stuff in there that you probably don't need to sample but overall it looks like they are decent offerings.

At grocery stores I don't even contemplate service. No surprise here.

Selection as mentioned above is pretty wicked large. Again, it's a treat to buy beer while shopping for groceries.

Prices are in line with local norms - maybe a little heavier than others but only by a case quarter or so. Very well-done for a megamart.

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Photo of sarahspat
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%

I really could not believe this store. The selection was basically just ridiculous for a grocery store. We stopped in here late at night to grab some beers and I was expecting a decent selection...hoping for maybe 10 varieties of craft brews... We were pleasantly surprised with at least three full aisles of just craft beer (refrigerated)...not to mention a huge walk-in cooler of 24 packs and things like that. It's safe to assume that they carry almost every brewery that's distributed in the area...really impressive. I've never seen anything like this. Especially not in a grocery store. There are some specialty stores that don't have this great of a selection.

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Photo of Seanibus
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

Better than the other grocery stores in town, though nothing compared with the dedicated wine and beer stores in town. It has a nice selection of national and regional brews, including excellent West Coast choices like Stones and Green Flash, and a a few good Virginia selections like Blue Mountain, Legacy and Olde Richmond. The downside is that the selection hardly ever changes, so you can run through your excellent choices fairly quickly. And they are none too shy about charging apremium for their beer. Still, if you want good choices in a hurry, this is a good place to go. And of course, it has as good a selection of the mass market stuff as anyone in the area.

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Photo of Proteus93
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

It certainly does not carry the selection of some other locations, nor should it be expected to, considering it's not a beer store.

That said, Teeter has impressed me for both their beer and wine selection - and not only at this specific location in the city, though it is perhaps the most visited of them all. They seem to pride themselves in carrying a finer selection, though I haven't been in to really look around in some time now.

Selection is kept nice and cool, and brews are treated much better than a typical supermarket may care for them. Particularly convenient if wanting to pick up a better quality drink with groceries (which tend to be on the finer side, as well).

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Photo of oelergud
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%

This of course is not a beer store but a supermarket that has a great beer selection. All the beer is kept in proper coolers and the higher end of the scale is in enclosed coolers. The selection is good with alot of local beer available but also some from the other end of the country like Stone and Sierra Nevada, Belgians and british beer are there too.
None of the beer appeared to be old or too dusty so the shelf life is probably not a problem.
The staff was very friendly and helpful and the price was reasonable on most of the selection though on some items it was abit higher than other places but not too bad.


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Photo of ggaughan
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%

I took a trip to Harris Teeter on a recent trip to Charlottesville. I had been here last year and was impressed with the selection then and was still impressed this trip. Aside from a good selection of North Carolina beers and some good Vigirinia beers (Legend and Starr Hill), HT also had some good brews from far away places like Stoudt's and Weyerbacher from PA, some Dogfish Head from DE and several others that I can't remember at this time but I was impressed to see in the store. Harris Teeter is definitely worth a trip to if you are passing through Charlottesville and want to pick up a good six pack or single bottle of something local or regional, maybe even national.

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Photo of tomthumbsblues
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%

Ahh, Harris Teeter. While many of you may know Teeter for its wide selection of groceries, others know this store for its great selection of beer. When I first attended UVA the beer selection at Teeter was good, but then they remodeled part of the store and made it great! While Teeter does not have the best selection of beer in Charlottesville, it has a great selection at very reasonable prices. Both better-known, (Victory, Saranac, Sam Adams, Smuttynose, etc.) and local micros (Starr Hill, Old Dominion) are represented. Imports also have their place. Fans of the macros can also find something at Teeter as well. Some beers are sold in six or twelve packs. In addition, there is a good selection of singles such as St. Peter's and Allgauer Cambonator. Just like the Market St. Wine Shop, I always make it a point to buy beer from here whenever I'm in Charlottesville. If only we could buy beer in the supermarkets here in PA....

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

I was told that Harris Teeter was the place to go. I was told correctly.

4 cold cases all full of beer. 2 are full of BMC, 2 are full of microbrews. Also there is a walk in cooler of cases and kegs. Most of the kegs are BMC, but in the pile I did see a few gems.

There is a display case in the exterior of walk in cooler with two doors dedicated to single bottles of beer. Some decent selections there. The prices seem in line as well.

A slightly better selection at Whole Foods, but Harris Teeter has the beer aisle I dream about for NC grocery stores.

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Photo of philipt
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%

It's a grocery store, but with a beer selection. I mean a real beer selection. Of course there are the standard NA macros, but one aisle over is Unibroue, Duvel, Chimay, Dogfish Head, Brooklyn, Avery, etc. You get the point. No beer service at all...you're on your own. The occasional new beer on the shelf.

Beats the crap out of any other grocery store but not a specialty retailer.

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Photo of Wildman
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

Now understand, I normally cringe at getting beer from a grocery store due to poor selection. But Bierman9 pointed this place out to me and it became my friend and I nightly stop for beer when we were staying in Charlottesville. The selection cold of Bear Republic, Ommengang, Smuttynose, Moylan's, Harpoon and others as well as regional ones like Old Dominion and Weeping Radish. The grocery store is nice and service is friendly, but obviously not as informative on craft beers. It's rare to see a grocer where craft beer occupies more space than macro beer.

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Harris Teeter (Barracks Road - 177) in Charlottesville, VA
Place rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 18 ratings