Once Upon a Vine

BA SCORE
98
world-class

80 Ratings
Once Upon a VineOnce Upon a Vine
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

4009 MacArthur Ave
Richmond, Virginia, 23227-4050
United States

(804) 726-9463 | map
onceuponavine.us

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PLACE STATS
Score:
98
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
58
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
8.5%
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 58
Reviews by Jimmys:
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4.11/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

visited here this past weekend while in richmond. saw some positive reviews so i figured it was worth checking out.

sort of a dumpy looking shop from the outside. when i pulled up i actually thought it was totally closed. inside is pretty busy. lots and lots of bottles in not a lot of space. pretty standard as far as most boutique craft bottle shops.

selection is where this place dominates. i actually took a few laps just in awe of some of the stuff there. most notably was some of the vintage bottles they had. my go-to bottle shop here in arlington is a local Total Wine, which if comparing has an enormous american craft selection (relatively common stuff) but is definitely lacking in desirable cellar/rare beers. this place was the exact opposite. boatloads of hard to find beers as well as some serious vintage bottles. i really enjoyed the european selection. downside to these rare beers is the price tag on them, but honestly i didnt think it was too expensive.

the gentleman working there at the time was helpful with the few questions i had and also had some comments for the bottles i was buying, which is always nice to hear.

overall, i would have to say this is one of the best bottle shops i have been to and is a must check-out if you are in richmond and looking for some quality scores.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of vabeerguy
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of epyon396
3.97/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of papat444
4.01/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Has a Nice selection, very good service. They let you break open most of the six packs. Watch the dates a bit as I found somr dust on some shelf beer. Still a great place, about 5 minutes from highway.

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Photo of uvachief
4.4/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of tridge85
4.6/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Spreetaper
4.14/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of EJXL
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Drifter1
4.27/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of embass
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Great selection. I've been twice and both times I only meant to stay 10-15 mins at tops and got lost just looking around.

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Photo of RyanGuynn
3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of qchic
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Fave place to buy beer when in Richmond. Tucked away in a residential area, and the beer while occupying a smaller area than the wine is packed with goodies. I can always get my Michigan beer fix (when will they come to MD!?) and last time I also got some Hardywood Park and Cigar City. Bam! Folks are generally helpful and prices fair. The thing I always think of, though, is how someone once forgot to pull their e-brake and their car drifted across the parking lot while I was in there. Thank god my rental car was not in its path! We all had a good chuckle. Maybe you had to be there...

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Photo of Soto
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Wattie
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of JFear
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Links41
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of julielynndubee
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Precog640
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of joegard
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Rvageneralee
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Petermang1
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Cody101
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Jackbiersh
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of garuda
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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Once Upon a Vine in Richmond, VA
4.47 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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