Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Corks & Kegs

Log in or Sign up to start rating.

50 Reviews
Corks & KegsCorks & Kegs

Type: Store

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

(804) 288-0816 | map

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

Added by Spindletop

View: Place Reviews | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 50 | Ratings: 72
Reviews by beer2day:
Photo of beer2day
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Just off Three Chopt and Horsepen.

More than half the store is devoted to beer. Always a good sign for me. Decent sized cooler section across the back with varied selection, representative of the area. Large mix-a-six shelves near the checkout.

6 or 8 rows of corked and caged beers. Biggest selection I have seen. Stored in wine cage shelving. Also quite a few bombers and capped 750's. Picked up CC Guava and Bruery 4 Calling Birds.

Service is attentive without being overly so. Aware of local scene and what is coming.

Nice dog in the house, too.

 554 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of vabeerguy
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

 1,196 characters

Photo of OldSwampy
3.74/5  rDev -13.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of seanchai
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of alight
3.86/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Aprice34
4.76/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

 303 characters

Photo of JamesStreet
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

 493 characters

Photo of Jenebauer
3.13/5  rDev -27.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Old IPAs out the wazoo

22 characters

Photo of elkinbrown
3.03/5  rDev -30.2%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4

Photo of uvachief
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

 358 characters

Photo of embass
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of VeganUndead
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Ihadbeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Eric585
1.88/5  rDev -56.7%

Photo of Soto
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of tabascosigned
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of JFear
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of julielynndubee
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Ccomp
3.25/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of HoppyBastard2
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Tringrose11
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Mantooth
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

 366 characters

Photo of scojoman
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Corks & Kegs in Richmond, VA
4.34 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer FestĀ® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • Free Trial Subscription

    Reside in the US? Interested in a free 1-month trial subscription to the print edition of BeerAdvocate magazine?

    Yes! Sign Me Up!