Table & Vine

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Table & VineTable & Vine

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

(413) 736-4694 | map

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Photo of chippo33
3/5  rDev -32.7%

Photo of orford
3.25/5  rDev -27.1%

After seeing all the hype on BA I thought I would pay this place a visit on my way back from a job interview in Boston despite it being a little out of the way. The location of T&V is great, right off of the interstate, perfect for people travelling on I91, and I will stop by again if I am in the area.

While their beer selection is impressive I don't believe it met up with all the hype. There were some obvious holes in their foreign beers, for instance I could not find a single Marzen/Octoberfest. I found few Doublebocks with the exception of Salvator. There also was a relative lack of English beers. That being said their selection of Belgians was fantastic, I picked up a couple of bottles of Rochefort 10.

The next aisle over is the domestic/six pack aisle. The selection here was somewhat more impressive with micros from around the country. I would like to note however that there were significant gaps in the selection here as well. They have Avery and Lefthand but no New Belgium.

While I would recommend this place to friends, and have quite frequently it is not all it is hyped up to be.

I almost forgot to mention that I was in there for at least 45 minutes to an hour and not a single person asked me if I needed and help. I saw one employee in the beer aisles and he was chatting with an off-duty employee...

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Photo of ColdOne
3.25/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of CliffBrake
3.35/5  rDev -24.9%

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 cbutova
3.46/5  rDev -22.4%
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 Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -21.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev -17%

A must stop if you are passing through this large and modern lquor store sports a good long three rows of beer, with anything new in abundant supply. Lots of Alesmith, which the other stores were sparser in. Easy to find. Good selection of deli. Physical help is available, and staff was very friendly. Convenient to the highway though it was a bit tricky and took a couple of u-turns to find-the first time. Prices are average. I am glad this was the last stop on the tour, to fill in on beers I could not get elsewhere.

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Photo of adirondack88
3.85/5  rDev -13.7%

Table and Vine - well, what can I say other than you better bring your wallet. I got excited when I first walked in and saw the size of the place. The biggest problem I had with Table and Vine is that their beer is overpriced. To charge $69.99 for a case of Dogfish Head 90 IPA is being greedy. I can get Dogfish Head 90 IPA for $57.99 at Eddy's in Saratoga Springs, NY or at the Winooski Beverage Warehouse in VT. Most places that I have been to in the northeast only charge $9.99 a four-pack and if you multiply that by 6 you would only have to pay $59.94 a case, not $69.99. It's too bad because it is great to go to a place with a good selection, but I hate to walk out feeling like I got ripped off.

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Photo of nopucophop
3.9/5  rDev -12.6%

So I visited this place today after hearing many great things about it. I did drive 2 hours to get to this place. Now was it worth the drive? They do have a ton of beer. I was able to find many offerings not available in NY. The service was O.K.. They did tell me that I came at a bad time as far as inventory goes. I did find some unbelievable deals i.e. Anchor Steam Christmas Ale Magnum for 10.98 and Sierra Nevada Bigfoot for 8.99. All in all it is a place I will probably visit a couple times a year but it was not mind blowing as others have said. I think it made me realize how lucky I am to have the stores I do around me.

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Photo of lpayette
4/5  rDev -10.3%

As many have stated, this place has a great location right off the interstate, complete with a huge billboard- so it's really easy to find. The size of this place is very impressive and definitely comparable to that of your local grocery store.

They boast thousands of wines and spirits which is cool, but all I cared about was the beer. I've seen bigger and better selections, but overall I was very happy with what I found. As others have said, there are gaps... I wanted some JW Lees harvest ale, but they only had the ones aged in wine barrels for example. The american micro selection I felt was a little stronger than the import selection with many breweries' beers that I have seldom if ever seen on the east coast. Standouts to me were good selections from alesmith, lost abbey/pizza port, and st. bernardus.

I was there for about 30-40 minutes and wasn't offered help, but that was fine with me. I usually will seek out help if I need it anyway.

I thought the prices were fair, but overall a bit on the pricey side. For such a big store/selection I would have hoped for more and better sale items.

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Photo of happyreefer
4.02/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of jim102864
4.05/5  rDev -9.2%

Being the upstanding, fair minded kinda swell guy that I am, I promised myself I'd return to Town & Country, now known as Table & Vine, and hold off on my urge to blast 'em in this very forum following my most unfortunate visit a few months ago when the place was being consolidated with its other store in Wherever, MA. On that fateful day when I treked over 30 miles to get there only to find nothing but empty shelves I learned of their plans and waited until I read of the completion of their grand project before returning. And what a pleasant suprise when I arrived there last Friday for the first time. Long shelves of high quality imports, domestic micros and a sizeable wine selection graced the premises. As Belgian is what I always seek, I was reasonably pleased with the offerings, however, there was nothing that I couldn't lay may hands on already in Connecticut (except an '06 vintage of Gouldon Caroulus Grand Cru of the Emperor). Still a very respectable display of Belgian, German and other imports. The domestic micro selection was also mostly available down south, but still a great variety making it well worth the trip. The modest service rating is due to the availability of staff in the very aisles I perused yet a lack of interest by any of them. You're not going to get any bargains here if you're looking for them coming from Connecticut. Still, the bottom line is, it's well worth the trip even if your 30 miles away like I am.

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Photo of ms11781
4.05/5  rDev -9.2%

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 MLaVioletteJr
4.07/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of eluvah
4.07/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of WhiteOak
4.1/5  rDev -8.1%

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 Chuck_IPA_Mathus
4.14/5  rDev -7.2%
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 BeerAndGasMasks
4.15/5  rDev -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 Billolick
4.15/5  rDev -7%

As you can see from the photo and read from the other reviews, BIG is the operative word for this place. Tons of wine and booze and food that goes with wine/booze/beer. Beer selection is outstanding. I was happy to pick up the latest installation of the 100 barrel series and saw Founders brew for the only time outside of Michigan. Easy off of route 91.Well worth a visit. Service was friendly and they have a ton of registers up and running. Plenty of worthy brew, If you are in the area, stopping here is a no-brainer.

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Photo of xtonytx
4.15/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Dicers
4.15/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.15/5  rDev -7%

Luckily enough for me, I had training for work right down the street from this place... sounds like it's the beer mecca for western MA. First off.. wow, this place is big.. bigger than Manchester Wine and Spirits in CT for sure.. and there's 2 huge aisles of just beer. That being said.. selection is great here and being from CT, there's a lot of breweries MA gets which I normally don't have access to so that's greatly appreciated. Prices were a bit high for me, I figured with all their buying power they'd be a little lower but they actually seemed a $1 or more above what I usually paid in CT. Also, for such a huge store how is there no mix a six program! I mean, I see people do it on their own by just taking singles out of some of the 6 packs (note: make sure your 6 pack isn't missing one beer!), but it isn't like advertised or anything so it was a bit of a disappointment not see this awesome program implemented. Checkout is quick and easy.

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Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.16/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kegatron
4.2/5  rDev -5.8%

We had the chance to stop here during a recent run through Western MA. First of all, this place is just MASSIVE. After walking inside, you quickly see that the basic layout is pretty simple. Wine to the right (along with a great selection of cheese, crackers, etc.), liquor in the middle and the beer is to the left. The atmosphere inside is bright and pleasant, with everything looking very clean and organized. The better beer selection consists of an aisle and a half, with the imports taking one side and then the American craft taking up both sides of another. The import selection was solid but not spectacular. I was more impressed by the craft selection though. Big-time pickings available here, with not only a lot of the finer New England products but also some of the better selections from the across the country.

I couldn't quite call it spectacular though because they were missing a few things that I expected them to have (and found later at another local store). I was also a bit shocked to see some sixers of a regional fall beer still on the shelves (and not marked down) that were obviously from last year. Stock rotation didn't seem like much of a problem here but that stood out to me. Also, while it looked like you were able take singles for purchase, I never saw any kind of OK to do so posted anywhere, nor any empty six-pack holders available, so I never did find out what their policy was on this.

We never did get approached by anyone for help, but in fairness, it was a busy Saturday afternoon (before Labor Day) and everyone was rushing around. I'm sure that if I had sought service out, it wouldn't have been a problem. Prices seemed on the up and up, maybe just a touch on the higher side than what I've seen at other local stores.

Some minor gripes aside, we really liked this place. Nice presentation overall, with a very solid beer selection. I would stop by again here, no problem.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.2/5  rDev -5.8%

Stopped by this infamous Western Mass liquor store. It scared me at first by its huge size: I was not sure if I would be embarking in some distant conglomerate liquor store: However, I almost felt like a kid in a candy store. The place is huge and it is lined with beer, beer, and more beer from across the world and US. It had a really good wine selection as well, along with other spirits and liquors. Surprisingly it had an good supply of foods, such as cheeses and chocolates, that would perfectly supplement an evening of drinking.

Service is hard to summarize. They had tons of workers there and they all seemed nice. The guy who rang me up had a smile and was overall cheery. But I cannot say fairly if the staff there would be friendly or knowledgeable if I asked questions about beers and what have you. I would assume they would but I never got a chance. However, with their huge staff, all of whom seemed happier and cheerier than any supermarket staff I have ever seen, I would assume average to slight above average service. Like I said, the selection was incredible, one of the best I have seen in a large retail liquor store. I was a bit lost at first trying to search for what I wanted since my browsing turned into a kid in the candy store like behavior. The prices were not too bad either especially for a large store.

Overall, if you are driving on 91 or the Pike near Springfield/Holyoke, this is the liquor store to go to.

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Table & Vine in West Springfield, MA
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