Corks & Kegs

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4.33/5
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PLACE INFO

Type: Store

7110 Patterson Ave
Richmond, Virginia, 23229-6755
United States

(804) 288-0816 | map
corksandkegs.com

Notes:
Open 7 Days a Week
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 7pm

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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
73
pDev:
12.01%
 
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 50
Reviews by antique:
Photo of antique
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

A great shop in Richmond, and one of the best places to hit in the area for craft beer purchasing.

They have a somewhat large fridge with a lot of moderately common craft choices (and some macros, with the occasional uncommon choice as well). Then they have a vertical rack arranged by style with lots of six and four-packs of great stuff, but where the selection really shines is in the bomber racks and singles selections. They don't have a lot as far as terribly uncommon brews go, but they definitely have enough to please the average beer connoisseur, I'd wager, and I always leave pleased with my selections.

Some might complain about the bombers being stored vertically on wine racks, but it's never negatively impacted anything I've bought from there so it doesn't particularly bother me. There are probably a good 200-or-so beers to choose from on an average day, and the management is happy to recommend or to tell you of new stuff they have coming in. If you really want something special that they're missing, I've even had one of the management offer to order it in, but it was going to be too costly an affair overall, sadly.

What's more, they have literally hundreds of kegs, available in many different sizes, which is both great for throwing larger parties and more intimate get-togethers.

Usually they're having some sort of wine or beer tasting going on, as well as local music (there's a cello player in particular that I love hearing when browsing for beer), which is nice atmospherically.

A highly recommended establishment overall, its only real drawback being how much money you can mysteriously lose upon visiting...

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Photo of beerrat
3.6/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of vabeerguy
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I stopped by Corks and Kegs on a Saturday beer visit to Richmond in June 2016. I only had enough time to visit one store, and since this one was near Mekong and The Answer, and because I saw it was highly rated here on BA, I chose to make this my one beer store stop. I was hoping to find some good local/regional beers to take back to OH with me. Ultimately, after browsing the selection, I left without buying anything. They featured a selection of local/regional cans, but there wasn't anything super fresh or exciting. Overall, the selection was average. One of the employees did a nice job summarizing the local scene for me, but even he agreed there wasn't anything compelling on the shelves for me to take home.

Admittedly, Saturday afternoon isn't always the best time to visit a beer shop, since many of the highly sought after releases typically arrive during the weekdays and don't last til the weekend. But I would have expected a store rated this highly would have had something worthwhile for me to take home. Overall, it's a nice store--clean and well organized--but I wouldn't go far out of my way to visit again; the selection just didn't merit a follow up visit for me.

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Photo of OldSwampy
3.74/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of seanchai
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of alight
3.86/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Aprice34
4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

My review of this place is as follows:

I stopped down here on my way to LCCB's 2nd Anniversary bottle release, and while I was picking up stuff like a sixer Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose and the last Farm to Face bottle they had, the owner surprised me with a bottle of Velvet Merkin.

Enough said.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped by while spending a night in Richmond. Pretty good amount of craft offerings ranging from German and Belgian imports to solid locals. Filled a my own growler of On the Wings of Armageddon (+) and picked up 6'ers of Lickinghole Creek and Anderson Valley Gose. Prices were average and the young lady behind the counter was courteous and helpful. They also offer a build your own 6 but didn't have that many offerings from the selection to build. A good stop if you are in Richmond.

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Photo of Jenebauer
3.13/5  rDev -27.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Old IPAs out the wazoo

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Photo of elkinbrown
3.03/5  rDev -30%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

Photo of uvachief
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This place can be a gold mine at times. You can find things you cannot find anywhere else. Owner is very knowledgeable. His staff can be hit or miss. Selection is tough to beat. Prices are very reasonable and often beat Total Wine. They could use a larger footprint of a store possibly but that might cause them to charge more. Excellent retail store.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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1.88/5  rDev -56.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Mantooth
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I'm from the Charlotte, NC area - this bottle shop carries a wide variety of brews I can't pick up at home and the prices are very reasonable. The staff is knowledgeable, even hooked me up with their last bottle of a barrel aged one-off from a local brewery. They even knew my boy, Chris from Peabody's in Boone, NC. Great bottle shop with good people, check em out.

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Corks & Kegs in Richmond, VA
Place rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 73 ratings