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%
View: Place Reviews
Reviews: 58 | Ratings: 80 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by gopens44:
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gopens44 from Virginia

4.65/5  rDev +2.2%

After I realized exactly where this place was, stopping in was a no brainer.

As soon as I walked through the door I was greeted by a fellow that let me know to ask him if I had any questions.

The store is sort of small, and the beer area is a little cramped, but a cozy enough setting in an old yet visually pleasant neighborhood.

Upon finding the beer on the right hand side of the store, I noticed that the selection was pretty darn nifty. Not a zillion bottles, but way far enough for me to get lost in a child like candy land moment! Good selection of several styles and several imports. Plenty of bombers as well.

I did ask the attendant about a specific release, which he was knowledgeable about. He was also incredibly polite, and even though I asked him while he was stocking product, he stopped what he was doing, and assisted me without any hint of being disturbed.

As soon as I made my selections and approached the counter, he pulled out a new release that I hadn't heard of before to show me since it was similar to another beer I asked about. His recommendation showed me that he not only paid attention to my previous questions, but took an interest in serving his customer.

The pricing seemed right in line with every other beer store in town. A few pennies more for a few beers, a few pennies less for others. Regardless, pricing wasn't an issue for me at all based on what I'd expect to spend most any day.

I would have returned to this store regardless of service, but after having the service that I did, which was extremely helpful, attentive and not in any way pushy, I will have to come here more often.

In a day and age where money is getting tight and repeat business is important to the success of your business - THIS is how you treat customers and make them come back! Excellent experience all the way around.

Nov 19, 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