Once Upon a Vine

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Store

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

(804) 726-9463 | map
onceuponavine.us

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.55
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
80
pDev:
9.01%
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Reviews by bgildea:
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bgildea from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Once Upon a Vine is the closest and best beer and wine store to my house. They are always stocked with a nice variety of domestic and international beers. The store also has a large wine selection that I regularly ignore when perusing the beer selections. Every time I visit, I'm able to find new beers that I haven't had before.

Quality - I've never bought a skunked beer from Once Upon a Vine... so let's not jinx it. They don't keep single beers cold, which is what I primarily purchase. Occasionally, bottom shelf beers can gather some dust, but nothing significant enough to dissuade me from purchasing.

Service - The service is always friendly. It's usually staffed by one or two individuals, who are more than willing to help you out. More often than not, you'll find a soccer match playing on the TV and a friendly cashier watching. However, on one or two occasions, I've been charged the wrong (read: too much) price for a beer. Usually it can be attributed to the price tags on the beer, which are all individually tagged.

Selection - I find the selection to be very diverse with something new every time I visit. I will usually make a run when my beer supplies are low, and I'll pick up 6-12 beers. As I've mentioned before, they have a great selection of domestic beers, but their international selection is what really sets them apart from other beer stores in the area. You'll have a hard time trying to find a better selection of beers in the Richmond area.

Value - The prices are very reasonable, especially considering the wide variety of international beers. As I've mentioned, I've had the occasional error in pricing, but generally I find it to be worth the trip.

Overall - Overall, Once Upon a Vine is a great local beer store. With their wide variety, reasonable prices, and friendly sales staff, it's definitely a great place to buy beer in the Richmond area. While I'm sure their wine selection is great, this is a beer website and I'm a beer drinker, so I won't comment further on that. You won't be disappointed if you visit, and they also have a resident gumbo chef who sells gumbo and other food from a trailer in their parking lot. I haven't eaten from it yet, but a lot of people do. Overall, I give Once Upon a Vine a sold A.

May 20, 2010
More User Reviews:
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vabeerguy from Virginia

4.4/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Feb 16, 2017
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epyon396 from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Jul 14, 2016
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papat444 from Canada

4.01/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

Jul 09, 2016
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uvachief from Virginia

4.4/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

May 11, 2015
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tridge85 from Virginia

4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

May 03, 2015
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Spreetaper from New York

4.14/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Feb 23, 2015
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EJXL from Virginia

4.7/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Feb 22, 2015
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Drifter1 from Virginia

4.27/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Jan 28, 2015
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LeeEvolved from Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Dec 14, 2014
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embass from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

Dec 04, 2014
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RyanGuynn from North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -23.1%

Nov 09, 2014
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qchic from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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...

Oct 30, 2014
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Soto from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Sep 23, 2014
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Wattie from Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Aug 06, 2014
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JFear from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Jul 29, 2014
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Links41 from Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Jul 24, 2014
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julielynndubee from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Jul 21, 2014
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Precog640 from Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Jul 17, 2014
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joegard from Virginia

5/5  rDev +9.9%

Jul 09, 2014
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Rvageneralee

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Jun 28, 2014
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Petermang1

4.75/5  rDev +4.4%

Mar 06, 2014
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Cody101 from Virginia

5/5  rDev +9.9%

Feb 22, 2014
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Jackbiersh from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Dec 22, 2013
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garuda from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Oct 09, 2013
Once Upon a Vine in Richmond, VA
Place rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 80 ratings