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Total Wine & More

in Greenville, South Carolina

2.27/5  rDev -39.9% | Avg: 3.78
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 1 | selection: 2.75

watch your step in this place these people behave like Nazis they tell everything on everybody if they don't like you they will make it up and they will lie..the slightest negativity will Target you you go to the tastings you love them even if the wine tastes like horse pee you love it you are so good you are so wonderful tell the truth you will be targeted

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Neighborhood Bottle Shop

in Cary, North Carolina

4.81/5  rDev +44.4% | Avg: 3.33
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place is perfect for a stop while running errands or to enjoy at the end of the day. There is a great bottle selection from local to limited that can all be consumed at the shop. In addition, they have a rotating draft for you to enjoy while you sit with your friends at the neighborhood. The staff has been very helpful and knowledgeable. Alison is wonderful at making recommendations and can turn your molehill of beer experience into a mountain of opportunities for new ones. Come stop by to check out something old, something new, and even something blue! (Ask about the slug)

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Weis Markets

in Willow Street, Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 2.85
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.75

Yet another area Weis to open a beer cafe in the market. Typical supermarket feel. Selection seemed a tad better than other Weis in the county, especially the mix a six aisle. At $12 for that 6 pack, that's a good price for PA. Prices overall were reasonable, and clearly marked. Craft selection was good, some bombers are available, a small import section. The only problem was with the service. No one was working the register, I had to go track an employee down.
She seemed agitated that I wanted to check out, and acted like I was a "pain in her ass" throughout our transaction. Overall, not a bad store, aside from the snarly service.

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Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits - Waterloo #1

in Waterloo, Iowa

3.91/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.91
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

The newest of the HyVee stores in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area, this is a full-service grocery store with the ambiance of a small neighborhood market. The B/W/S section is located in the deli/cheese shop area of the store. Modest selection of craft beers including several Iowa brews, all refrigerated. Decent selection of higher-end wines, knowledgeable and friendly staff, and a club room available for special events and tastings. Although the selection is quite limited compared to the other HyVee stores in the area, this store is worth a look for the pleasant shopping experience.

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Farmington Brewing Company

in Farmington, Michigan

4.57/5  rDev +2.9% | Avg: 4.44
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

This place is no more than a fifteen minute drive from my house, and despite recommendations from friends I hadn't had a chance to visit till now. Visited on a Thursday night around eight in the evening. Place is located in downtown Farmington, which has transformed quite a bit from twenty years ago, when I used to wander around as a teenager. Situated in a row of buildings including and Irish pub, the Basement Burger Bar, a desert bar, and the Civic movie house. Great location.

It's a small space, with a single bar that seats about fifteen running along the left side of the building, and a handful of tables along the right. Some seasonal seating outside. Chalkboards outside and in list what's on tap and snacks available. This night there were thirteen brews on tap, on hard cider, a Kombucha, 2 wine selections, and several Faygo pops. No food besides snacks available, but they left you bring in your own food. I saw folks with Burger Bar burgers and Cottage Inn pizza, and even one person who brought a Tupperware of their own homemade meal. Snacks included chips, popcorn, cheese, crackers, and nuts. Everything was from vendors either in downtown Farmington or Detroit.

Atmosphere was very chill, with muted lighting. The crowd seemed to be a lot of neighborhood locals. Bartender was very laid back and helpful.

Between my wife and I we had six of the brews and the Kombucha as a refresher. All brews were good to great. High gravity is their game, so pace yourself. Ended the night walking out with a howler of Wee Heavy and Coffee Stout. Will be back sooner rather than later.

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Foam Brewers

in Burlington, Vermont

4.41/5  rDev +2.6% | Avg: 4.3
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

All around would absolutely recommend this place. Their IPAs stand up to the big boys like TH or HF. Given time they will probably be swamped, but I think hype hasn't reached them yet as they weren't crazy busy.

L: Pretty standard brew pub, has outdoor seating. Sat inside, though the view from outside the building is of Lake Champlain and is quite picturesque. Interior is that of what looks to be an old warehouse refurbished.
Q: The beer and food were top notch quality. Better than I expected. Was really surprised by the beer, and the food was great too.
Ser: Everybody working there was super nice. No complaints.
Sel: About 7 or 8 beers on tap. Would be cool if they had a little more variety in terms of the types of beers, as (D)IPA dominated. Also wasn't much available for food, mostly just small bites. I expected this is because they are new, and will improve with time.
F: What the did have though was great. Got a cheese and salami plate. The salami was rediculously good, the cheese was also great. Portions were a bit small though.

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Neighborhood Bottle Shop

in Cary, North Carolina

5/5  rDev +50.2% | Avg: 3.33
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Step in here and be welcomed into the neighborhood!! Everyone feels like family and friends due to the wonderful staff! I always look forward to hanging out here! Always great beers on draft, and plenty of great brews to purchase to go. Bring in food, eat it here, and have some beer while you are here! Join the neighborhood!! All are welcome!!

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Neighborhood Bottle Shop

in Cary, North Carolina

4.87/5  rDev +46.2% | Avg: 3.33
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

You want a place to meet people? The name says it all! THE perfect place to meet old friends, meet new friends, and catch up on everything that is going on in the neighborhood. The beer selection is great, you will find the unique selections! Ask for Larry to get you the best selections on the floor and make sure to talk to Derek about what is on draft. Their knowledge is some of the best in the local beer scene. Plus, there is selections for those that do not like beer = full section of ciders, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. Dog friendly is a nice plus too!

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Neighborhood Bottle Shop

in Cary, North Carolina

4.57/5  rDev +37.2% | Avg: 3.33
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

The staff is exceptional! They have always been very welcoming and friendly to me. They are almost like family!

The beer selection is very good. I can always find something tasty on tap to have a few while in the shop. The stock selection is solid.

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Neighborhood Bottle Shop

in Cary, North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +41.1% | Avg: 3.33
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great little bottle shop tucked into the Trader Joe's shopping center. Awesome to-go selection is geared more towards locals, high quality selections from other states and a great selection of international brews. The eight (8) tap selections always include one sour, one dark, and one cider.

Best part, honestly, is the employees all of whom know that this truly is a "neighborhood" and do a great job of making everyone feel welcome and at home. They do a great job of connecting customers to one another and if you want to make friends, this is a great place to do so. I can always walk in and find a friend, almost all of whom I've made here.

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SaltWater Brewery

in Delray Beach, Florida

3.14/5  rDev -8.5% | Avg: 3.43
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

Living in Delray Beach I was looking forward to having a local brewery. I had really high hopes for Saltwater. Early on their beer was just average and I chalked it up to being new and needing time to "dial in" their brewing. Well, it's been a couple years and I've been to the brewery 5-6 times and I have to say there's been no improvement. One time I had a triple that was good but that's about it. The atmosphere is pretty cool with the beach/sea theme in a nice tap room. The service is good but with so many great brewery options in South Florida there is no reason to drink average beer.

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Shoprite Liquors Of Carteret

in Carteret, New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +20% | Avg: 3
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Wow. Since the most recent review is from 2009, I'm assuming the selection must have grown, and previous reviews seem to indicate as much.

It definitely doesn't look like much from outside, but you never know. Pretty typical liquor store vibe (disclaimer: there's a whole lot of liquor of all kinds).

The beer selection is a standalone shelf of locals and 4-packs, and most is in a case that takes up a wall with 7-10 separate sections. I made sure it wasn't against the law to separate individual bottles from six-packs (as it is in NY), but that's not the case, and it really is best to have a mix-your-own option. This place doesn't. It does, however, have a good selection of some strictly local, some national, and some international brews. There's not only Samichalus, which I know isn't stocked everywhere, but Samichlaus Helles, which I've never seen. There are bombers and 750s as well as sixers, though not as many.
Apparently this place used to suck, but it's not bad now by any means. I got some 4-packs from Lavery in Erie, PA that I can't get in my part of Ohio, at least. There's bound to be something you want regardless.

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Neighborhood Bottle Shop

in Cary, North Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +36.6% | Avg: 3.33
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Neighborhood bottle shop has an excellent selection and really helpful staff. The bar section of the shop is a good place to hangout and pet friendly!

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Neighborhood Bottle Shop

in Cary, North Carolina

5/5  rDev +50.2% | Avg: 3.33
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great place to come relax at! Been coming here since it opened and its only gotten better every time. Since I'm gluten free bottle shops don't have a high selection of GF options, but this place has so many different ciders to try as well as new GF beers.

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2 Way Brewing Company

in Beacon, New York

5/5  rDev +28.9% | Avg: 3.88
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I love this place. Owner Mike goes through great lengths to provide a superb quality beer selection and Dawna at the bar makes you want to stay for more everytime!!

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Neighborhood Bottle Shop

in Cary, North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev +23.4% | Avg: 3.33
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Vibe: Neighborhood is nestled in a busy shopping enter, with several quality restaurants just a few steps away. Beer lovers are welcome to bring food in to enjoy while shopping or having a pint at the bar. Neighborhood hosts special events, showcasing specific breweries; many of them top notch such as Cascade, Orval and Alchemist.

Quality: The shop offers many top level local (NC) beers, as well as beers from other great beer states across the country and around the world. If you are into Belgian beers, this place has plenty to offer. Freshness is key for me, especially with IPAs. Rarely have I come across 'old' beers at Neighborhood.

Service: This is the key positive for Neighborhood. Derek, Ryan and the crew consistently deliver great customer service. From making informed suggestions to calling me to let me know they are receiving beers they know I'm in search of, or providing - get this - a DELIVERY service, Neighborhood excels in customer service.

Selection: Instead of row after row of beers collecting dust, Neighborhood stocks the shelves with quality selections from around the world. The 'New Beer' rack rotates frequently with beers of every style. The draft selections vary as well, and often include local options. One of my favorite things to do at Neighborhood is ask for the 'Mystery Beer'. Here you drop $4 or $5 on the bar and get whatever the server grabs from the cooler. Often these are beers I haven't had, and I appreciate being able to try a new beer.

Great bottle shop and great service - if you find yourself in the Raleigh area, make your way over to Cary and check out Neighborhood!

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Neighborhood Bottle Shop

in Cary, North Carolina

4.86/5  rDev +45.9% | Avg: 3.33
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

The staff are always a smiling and friendly making it an inviting atmosphere. Dogs are allowed in and that's a plus for me. With 8 draft lines, they try and keep a variety of styles so everyone can find something they like. By far my favorite bottle shop in Cary, NC.

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Weis Markets

in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 3.54
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Seems like more and more Weis markets now have beer cafe's inside. This on has a decent selection, mix a six for $12 isn't a bad deal. A number of bombers are available, and plenty of six packs. Prices are normal for the area. Typical supermarket feel, no contact with staff until checking out. She was friendly enough. Overall not a bad place to shop.

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99 Bottles

in Carnegie, Pennsylvania

3.22/5  rDev -12.5% | Avg: 3.68
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Decent vibe. Pinball. Music. Too many tvs. Daytime drunks. Some decent beers on. Had a flat pour. $30+ per growler. Friendly bartender. Lotta bottles. Wont be back though given prices.

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Second Chance Beer Company

in San Diego, California

5/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.43
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

SCBC is a great new brewery. It has a great mellow vibe. Love the cornhole, darts and life size jenga games.

Beers are all great. Can't go wrong with any of them.

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Bier Station

in Kansas City, Missouri

4.42/5  rDev -2.2% | Avg: 4.52
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

super worthy destination. Huge selection, friendly staff, chill location, outside areas/decks to imbibe upon...just go...they have what you are looking for.....

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Dugout 54

in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.15
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Friendly and comfortable spot about 5 mins from Miller park...ride their shuttle to and from the game...good time guaranteed...burgers and regular better then decent pub fare, about 25 on tap..expect quality offerings from the typical locals, regional and national craft spots...fine place for a couple quality drafts and a burger before/after a brewers game or whenever you are in the neighborhood...friendly bartenders and manager always a plus

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Grapes & Grains Wine Shop

in Tulsa, Oklahoma

4.57/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.57
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Keep this in mind, Oklahoma has some restrictive alcohol laws and because they are not a huge market, they are somewhat limited as to what comes into the state. ALL stores have access to the same products available at multiple wholesalers. No one store can get the "good stuff." So, it comes down to the store, their staff, selection and service. Grapes and Grains, is located next to Whole Foods in south Tulsa. It is one of the largest stores in Tulsa with a great selection of spirits, wine and of The place is very neat and the layout makes it easy to find everything. New release beers are up front when you walk in the door. What is not clearly marked is the fact that they will sell almost any packaged beer in the store as a single, just ask. This makes them the store with the largest single selection in Tulsa. They have practically every beer that comes into Oklahoma or is brewed in the state. They seem to get their share of limited allocated products. According to the employees, keep limited stacks and cases of beers in an effort tokeep products fresh. A quick look around revealed Founders, Evil Twin, Stillwater, Destihl, Clown Shoes, Nebraska, Sixpoint, all the Oklahoma brews including Prairie, Roughtail, Anthem, 405. Marshals, Black Mesa, COOP, Iron Monk, and lots of barrel aged stuff from Great Divide and others. Had all the Belgian stuff that comes into Oklahoma and today saw barrel aged La Trappe quad and BA Chimay Grand Res on the shelf. Fair prices. If it is not in the store but available from a wholesaler they will order it and call you when it comes in a day or so. Will order kegs too. Really, as far as this state is concerned, it is one of the best stores.

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Crane Brewing Company

in Raytown, Missouri

4.3/5  rDev n/a | Avg: 4.3
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

the beer these guys are making is incredible, and they finally put a taproom together. its a little minimalist at the moment, but they are working on a a new one on the other side of the building from what i understand. for now its some tables and chairs and a tiny bar with only a few seats, but its all about the beer in here, definitely some of the best i have had around the midwest. they have a nice range of very good and interesting sours, the dry hopped grapefruit gose was divine, and the tea weisse was a curious tea infused berliner that was awesome. other styles like oat based saison and porter were available as well, and the dude behind the bar was real cool to chat with. the quality of the beer is next level, and thats really what its all about. a little out of the way from kansas city proper, but well worth the effort to get out here for some of the more unique offerings that have not made it to bottle yet. huge fan of these guys, and thinking they well be on every beer nerds radar before too long if they keep it up!

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Monkish Brewing Co.

in Torrance, California

4.5/5  rDev +4.7% | Avg: 4.3
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Really enjoyed my first experience there. Very mellow, low key vibe and the locals were more then wiling to talk shop and give me some good suggestions. I wish they had a few more IPA's on tap, but still, all the beers were delicious. Only complaint is that I ordered a flight and instead of giving you all the beers at once they give you 4 tokens so every time you finish a beer you have to get back on line for your next which gets a little tedious. Otherwise though I had a really good time and will be stop by next time I am in Los Angeles

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