Table & Vine


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Table & VineTable & Vine

Type: Store

1119 Riverdale St
West Springfield, Massachusetts, 01089-4615
United States

(413) 736-4694 | map

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Photo of buzzy
4.72/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

This is a great place for a wide selection of good craft beers. I was traveling through town and stopped after reading good reviews on BA. I was not disappointed. The staff was helpful and the prices were very good. Will stop every time I am close by.

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Photo of Blackthorn
4.72/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Most user friendly supplier in the area with a great selection of beers and wines (to keep the boss happy). They will bend over to satisfy the customer.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.15/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

My go-to place for Massachusetts beers. Easy access from the interstate and OUTSTANDING selection. If you want it, you most likely can find it here. Wow!

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Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
4.14/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

largest selection around me. A bit timid with what they "HIDE" int eh back. No advertisement or anythign with hard to find brews they HIDE. You have to ask, no ask no tell is ther moto.. not sure why, but they are VERY stingy with limited releases other than that you can always find a great brew here, they could bring back the new rack to improve foot traffic, hardly ever do they get new beers anymore

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Photo of CoffeePorter
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Very helpful staff. Excellent selection and the prices are great! The hard to come by beers are usually sold out immediately upon hitting the shelves, but the diversity of the selection is amazing. From local beers to craft beer giants. I always find something new at Table and Vine and a good amount of beers from the BA top 250 list can be found there as well. T & V is the Western Mass beer behemoth hands down!!

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Photo of Johnct
5/5  rDev +12.4%

It's all about the selection. Thousands of beers, from Natural Ice to The Bruery and The Lost Abbey. You can get lost wandering through aisles of beers, and can certainly walk out with a lot less in your wallet than you came in with.

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Photo of Pigs
4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Place is a God send. I used to walk around this joint for hours just browsing. Tons of beer and booze and wines. Good snacks available also. Prices are the standard if not better than standard due to a sale, for Western Massachusetts. Great craft and import availability and perfect availability for Budweiser, Guinness, ...the lot. Bottle redemption area is a great place to hang out in too.

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Photo of MarkAvery
4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Since moving out to Western Mass I had been searching for a Craft Beer Heaven. Little did I know it was not too far from my home. I had found my Graceland. Maybe one of the best and largest beer selections I have ever seen. Not only American craft beers but also beers from around the world. Also great help as well from employees. I was there on a very busy Saturday and they had 2 employees talking/assisting customers with their selections as well as just talking beer. Very friendly staff. Pricing is how it is. You get what you pay for. The biggest problem I have with Table and Vine is, my wife hates me when I go there because I spend atleast 45 minutes deciding what I need/want.

Love It!

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Photo of scotorum
4.4/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

My personal standard against which all other beer stores are measured. They claim 1700 beers (most so far I have seen anywhere else claim possession of is 1500) and I believe them, all you have to do is look at the list on their kickbutt website and then visit the store for confirmation that they have all that stuff!

Big supermarket-size store, about 40% of which is wine, 20% beer and the rest spirits and food. The 20% that is for beer includes both sides of a seven foot tall, 75 foot long row of shelves, a hundred foot long wall of 12 and 24 cases, and a 50-75 foot long line of coolers, plus a big rack of singles, bombers and 750s.

For sheer selection they are hard to beat.

If you want to pick up a sixpack or twelver of just about anything nationally marketed, it's almost certainly here. You can also mix your own sixpacks.

A big attraction is their monthly sales, which offer twelvepacks for less than anywhere I know of. This past month I picked up twelvepacks of Sierra Nevada Torpedo ($13), Ipswich ale variety pack ($11), Sam Adams Summer variety pack ($12) and Guinness Extra Stout ($13).

You are not likely to have anyone come up and ask to help you, but that's fine with explorers like myself, and the checkout clerks are usually pleasant and helpful.

They also have smaller branch stores in Big Y supermarkets in Northampton and Greenfield. Same sales, but the selection is much more limited and more mainstream.

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Photo of WutAlesyou
4.72/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

By far the best liquor store I have been to. Great wine selection, hard liquor and large beer selection. They also have a variety of gourmet cheeses. Best selection of local breweries, better than Liquors 44, tons of state breweries, out of state and foreign beers. If you are in the Northampton to Springfield area, this is the place to go! You wont be disappointed! I always go there ever since someone told me about it. I'm in the region 2-4 times a year and I always make a stop before coming home to Jersey.

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Photo of cbutova
3.46/5  rDev -22.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

Table and Vine, a great beer store but one that has sort of let me down more and more since I started going 2 years ago (have stopped in at least weekly). A re-review, previously I had given this store a 4.7 A+.

Two summers ago, Table and Vine was a place where you could pretty much find anything you wanted. Sculpin and good Founders releases would sit on the shelves for a reasonable amount of time. Alesmith IPA was around regularly. 120 Minute IPA sat on the shelves for months at a time. Now, you can't find anything that has any hype, rarity or fame behind it, on the shelves at least. If you even want a sniff at a Cantillon, KBS or even fresh Alesmith, you have to know someone who works there or call and get put on a list. For example: Alesmith IPA came in a few weeks ago and it never even made it to the public, the entire allotment was bought by employees or the owners. KBS was $9 a SINGLE for the past release ($21 per 4 pack at other local stores).

Anyways... If you want a huge selection of beer, head to Table and Vine. If you want something that is limited in the least, either call far in advance or go somewhere else. The overall selection of regular release beers is great. It is probably the best in Western MA and one of the best in the state. Some breweries that I see everytime I go here (Allagash, Avery, DFH, Seirra Nevada, Hoppin Frog, Lost Abbey, Victory, Troegs, Founders, Stone, Chimay, St Bernardus, Rodenbach, Dieu Du Ciel, Unibroue, Long Trail, all the locals and many others). This is a great store to go to for freshness as well, compared to other area stores. You can usually trust the IPAs and other hop filled beers to be fresh, so good quality.

The service can be hit or miss here. Usually during the day it is best, especially on weekends. Other times, 10 employees will walk right past you and it is up to you to ask any questions or stop them for service. Some of the employees know craft beer but there are so many walking around. My friends and I have often answered customer questions for employees of the store (Do you have Russian River? Dark Lord? Pliny?).

All in all, expect a well-priced, massive craft selection but also to see empty shelves above labels like Alesmith IPA, Breakfast Stout, Backwoods Bastard, Cantillon and things like that. It is worth asking if they have any in the back because "sometimes we keep limited releases off the shelves so that true craft beer fans can buy them." I might look spoiled complaining about such a store, which is probably better than most, but I know many people who think this store has gone down hill in the last two years. It seems the employees are more geared to helping themselves get rare beer than getting any to the customers. I am also surprised that they have not taken on a discounted mix-a-six program, like many other stores around the state have.

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Photo of BeerMaverick
4.85/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I hope heaven resembles this place...astounding selection of beers and wines and I am extremely lucky to live within 10 minutes of such a place. They have everything you could imagine...even rarities such as KBS and Nugget Nectar make their appearances when the time comes. The downside to this place is that it is so popular that everything rare sells out in a matter of hours. KBS for instance was sold out within 6 or 7 hours of its arrival I believe. Nugget Nectar was gone the very next day after it arrived.

The staff is well versed in their respective areas. I research beer everyday, but the beer department knows far more than I do and it seems as though they've tried every beer in existence. This is the place for local brews...peoples pint, BBC, wachusett, Opa name it they have all styles in all amounts. What is also great is their selection of food that goes along with beer and wine. I constantly buy their horseradish cheese spread and their bar mixes.

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Photo of ccm414
4.54/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

One of the largest package stores in Western Mass. They get everything and anything you can imagine, best part is that most of the items do not sit on the shelving very long. Even with the massive size, if you have a special request, they can and most of the time, will order it. The staff has much knowledge about what they carry (you just have to talk with someone specific to that department). The prices here are also some of the best because of their buying power. A little bit of a drive for me, but well worth the trip.


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Photo of CliffBrake
3.35/5  rDev -24.7%

I shop here several times of year, stocking up on things that will probably never make it into New Hampshire. They have a huge selection - very impressive, but I think it is too big for their clientele, which is probably mostly interested in Bud, etc.

Last time I was in I left with only about 1/3 of what I was aiming for. They had the other 2/3 in stock, but it was dusty and of the breweries that age date the bottles, a lot of it was confirmed old and past prime. Many bottles with dates were 6 - 12 months old. Maybe a good place to shop for barleywine, or other cellar beers, but not if you are into IPA, or pilsner, for example.

Very little of the cooler space is taken up by craft beers and what craft beers were in there were often old. Wachusett Larry, high on my list was out of date in the cooler, but current on the shelves.

Service is hit or miss. The other day, I was in the craft beer isle for an hour and not an employee to be seen. Other times I have been offered friendly and knowledgeable help quite promptly.

Prices are great. If you can figure out what moves, or if you are willing to check for dust and dates (I used the fresh beer only website on my smart phone as I shopped) you can find some good stuff here.

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Photo of ProfessorHomer
5/5  rDev +12.4%

This place is a godsend! After all the local "beverage marts" here in Albany both jacked up their prices and were also forced to by the taxation nazis of NY State, thank God I can get to Table & Vine twice a month!

Prices: BEST in the area! Specials are REALLY special!

Service: Isle staff is GREAT! The friendly staff spends the time to help answer your question, even calling in others to help. The cashiers, however, need personality transplants. Desparately.

Selection: Outstanding - THE BEST! If it is brewed in ME, VT, MA, CT, RI, NH or NY you can find it here, as well as unusual beers from around the globe.

Value/Quality: from Coors Lite to Karmeliet! Prices are THE BEST - be it Sam Adams Utopia or Narragansett! No dust on the shelves here!

Just off the highway - DO NOT drive by. Save up friends and make the trip! Beer tastings frequently. They also have the best Scotch selection I've ever seen.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.8/5  rDev +7.9%

This place totally rocks and is well worth a visit if you are anywhere nearby, even Hartford or Worchester, etc.

A Huge Wal Mart size aisle of craft beer awaits you here with one side of the aisle packed with some of the best craft breweries in the states: Founders, Lost Abbey, Weyerbacher, Ballast Point, Alesmith, Bells, Hoppin Frog, Stone, GI, Cascade, etc. (only ones missing for me are Three Floyds and Russian River, which are both a little out of the question) with seriously the best stuff out on the shelves, no secret societies in this store from what I can tell. I've been told things like KBS, BCBCS, etc. will be out on the shelf when it comes out, and for me personally I saw Older Viscosity and Angels Share just sitting there waiting for me to buy it! Unbelievable selection. The other side of the aisle is full of imports from Canada, Germany, Belgium, UK, Poland, etc. Only thing they lack there is Cantillion.

The only reason I knock the quality is that some of the IPAs sit out and probably go stale...use your best judgement or check the labeling to see about that. Other than that, it all looks great.

The guys and gals working there are very cool and seem to want to help you get what you want. Very nice.

Overall, this gets a very high recommendation from me, and every time I go home to Northern CT, I will stop by and stock up!

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Photo of jhall00
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Great liquor, beer, and wine store in West Springfield.
I ran across it during a trip and decided to visit.
Glad I did. Good selection of local and other beers both in cooler and on the shelf. And not just one or two of each. Alll of the beers were well stocked with the popular styles of beers as well as other less known styles from the same brewery. Craft beer and macro beer brands were both represented.
The store is well organized and the staff that I talked to were very knowledgeable.
Also a liquor store and wine store, if interested.

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Photo of kingcrowing
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Came in here on my way to CT for the weekend, and I've got to say it's pretty damn amazing! Huge selection of American craft and imports. I was able to get a whole bunch of CA beers (including Sculpin!), craft cans from 21st amendment and OB. They had no Sculpin out so I asked if I could get a bottle and the guy looked out back and brought me some. The only thing they didn't have I was hoping to find was Nemesis, but otherwise very solid.

Also looks like they had tons of wine, food and other stuff. Right off the interstate so it was easy to find as well.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.45/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Table and Vine is essentially a supermarket for alcohol and gourmet food. It has that typical supermarket atmosphere too, complete with cheesy easy listening music. That aside, the place is awesome. The selection here is easily the best in Western Mass. Thousands of beers to choose from, both craft and import. You can find a lot here that you will not get anywhere else. The service is outstanding, and probably the best I have ever encountered. Employees are always willing to help, and are very knowledgeable in their respective departments. They genuinely love taking the time to stop and talk beer (or whatever other beverage you are buying). Quality for the most part is very good. If the beer you are looking at happens to have no bottled on date, the employees can generally at least tell you how long the product has been on the shelf. This comes in handy when you want your hoppy beers as fresh as possible. Pricing is great here, especially if you want to buy in bulk, and they have many sales and "Deals of the Month." Add to this all the tastings and promotions they do, and I would say this is easily one of the top 5 liquor stores in the state, and the best in Western Mass. My only minor gripe is that they are sometimes slow to get special releases onto the shelves; at times other area liquor stores get the same beer weeks in advance. That is probably more the fault of the distributor, however. Excellent store overall.

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Photo of ms11781
4.05/5  rDev -9%

Got a chance to visit this place last weekend while visiting friends just over the MA border in Connecticut. At first glance I thought they had everything but once I walked around for a bit I realized it was "almost" everything, but they had a lot of it, if that makes sense. Prices for the standard things were slightly higher than I've seen most places, but nothing too high that would keep someone from purchasing. Prices on the limited and rarer things seemed to be a bit higher than they should have. I was never asked by anyone if I needed help with anything but I did enter the store armed with a list so possibly that had something to do with it. The only real issue I have with this place is the extra you have to pay for breaking a six pack. Most places without a mix-a-six option that allow you to take a single from a six pack charge you for what one beer would cost in regards to the six pack (i.e. a single from a $12 six pack would cost $2). Two separate singles from different six packs that cost $11.99 rang up at $2.99 each here, which equals around $18 a six pack. Basically it costs you $1 per beer to break a six pack.

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Photo of beerboy563
5/5  rDev +12.4%

The internet always seems to be the place where people like to complain about a bad experience. Whether its about a restaurant, car dealership, or whatnot. Well, this is not one of those posts.
I called Table & Vine this past Thursday to find out if they had any Green Flash West Coast IPA, since they were out the last time I was there. And living 45 mins away, this isn't a place I just swing by. So when I called I got Eric on the phone and he told me that they only had a couple 6 packs left, but he could set one aside for me. I said that would be great, but I wouldnt be able to get there before Sunday. He said he wouldnt be there Sunday but that was fine and would have it for me at the Customer Service desk. And I asked if it was possible to set aside 2 6 packs since it was for my brother's b-day. That was no problem either. So when I got there at 2:00 on Sunday, I went to the beer aisle to see what else I might buy. They had Racer5 6 packs priced at $12.99 and 12 packs for $18.99. Well that was a no-brainer. I asked, I think his name was Griffin(?), if he had any 12 packs cold, since I could only see 6 packs in the cooler. He checked, but no luck. Oh well, I would just buy the 12 pack warm. Then less than a minute later, he came back up to me and said that he would put 2 cold 6 packs worth of beer in the 12 pack box for me, and take the warm from the 12 packs and put those in the 6ers in the cooler. Then I took the Racer5 to the Customer Service desk, and wating for me behind the desk was my Green Flash. Now all this is what I call top-notch customer service!

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Photo of Chico1985
4.35/5  rDev -2.2%

Pretty much the Julio's of Western Mass. Since I live in the area this has been my main store to get craft beer. Huge selection, but they are lacking in some areas that Julio's are not. They seem to price gouge a bit too, especially with limited hyped releases. I wish they also had a mix-a-six deal, if so this place would get alot more of my business. I tend to save my bigger purchases for other stores because of that. But like I said their selection is excellent and easily the best for the area.

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Photo of MashenBrewer
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Here's the deal. I brew and brewed a lot years ago. Last year I see my brewery in the basement and... had to brew again. Now I am checking out home brew clubs and I am hearing about beers that only Michael Jackson could'd known. Where do I turn to find what these fellows are talking about? With luck I stop in at Table and Vine about 20 miles away.

I am walking along and it is like... a who's, who of labels. Huge, continental section, vast array of American, Microbrewery offerings. I am stumped, what to do / what to get? I stop a clerk (Eric) stocking the shelves and he makes a few suggestions. Fine, thank you very much.

Two hours later, I get to a club and pull these out and I hear a murmur at the end of the table. Then silence. Then a club member says in a bright voice. If you're going to be brining those beers you can come whenever you want.

That, my beeradvocate friends, is what you want in an establishment. A selection of stock that is, fresh/new, easy to find, organized, open, thought-out, good lighting, well represented in style, variety, region... It's great.

I am blown away. I come back a week later and ask to see the manager of the beer section, remember this place is BIG. I tell him that I am impressed and (Tom) says if you are looking for anything we don't have give me a little time and I'll try to find it for you. Amazing I am telling him I am looking at a really super collection... He comes back with... If you're looking for more.

I give up. I have seen many places but this one is excellent. It takes the keg! Did anyone here goto the free keg tasting they had? 40 kegs, 10 free samples + grilled burgers and lots of nice specialty snacks. Thank you Big-Y

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Photo of WhiteOak
4.1/5  rDev -7.9%

Beer heaven?

Beer mecca?

Beer nirvana?

Those descriptions might be too religious...

How about beer utopia? That should be P.C. enough.

Table & Vine has an outstanding selection. As mentioned, bring plenty of money, because it is completely impossible to not fill at least a hand basket.

If I had to find a flaw, it might be that the German/Czech/Brit selection is not completely without gaps in coverage. And that I was one of eight customers having to wait in line for one cashier while a bunch of employees mill around, chat, and stock shelves.

This is a great wine strore too, and years ago when I was a serious cork dork, "Town & Country", its previous existence, was a destination.

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Photo of travduke
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Visted Table & Vine while on a Sunday search for some harder to find Belgians that I cannot get in Connecticut. We drive up not knowing what this place was like and drove up to the biggest liquor I have ever seen. I walk in and all I see is specialty foods, thinking I walked into the wrong store. I was wrong, this place not only has the best beer selection I have ever seen but also a gourmet cheese and food selection. I stopped and chatted with a rep from Opa Opa while he was doing a tasting. This was a great place and definitely on my go-to MA shops.

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