Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor | Washington, Washington DC
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Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor
Good based on 41 ratings
Type: Beer Store

1529 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, Washington DC United States 20036 [ print map ]
202 332 0240‎

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Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor

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Beer Available At Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor (arranged by most recent)
FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Buffalo Trace Barrel Blend 100, FiftyFifty Imperial Eclipse Stout - Coffee / Java Coffee 100, Triomfbier Vooruit 79, Ithaca Excelsior! Seventeen 96, HeíBrew Jewbelation Reborn 96, Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale 98, Off Color Fierce 81, Bells Planet Series: Venus - The Bringer Of Peace 43, Devils Backbone / Green Flash East West India Pale Lager 88, Parallel 49 Old Boy Classic Ale 45, Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: Holy Sheet (2014 Bourbon Cask) , 3 Stars Global Pandemic , Union Craft Anthem 43, Stillwater Gose Gone Wild 100
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41 reviews for Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor
 Ambiance  65%
 Service  76%
 Selection  76%
 Food N/A 
 Value  61%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  82%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
magsinva  (145) Virginia | September 24, 2011| Updated November 24, 2012
Small corner wine liquor and beer store, that specializes in stocking the good stuff. While their beer floor space is relatively limited (2 8íx4í book cases plus 8í beer cooler), they have some great gems. On my visit they were out of a lot of things, especially the lambics. That aside, they still had a nice cross-section of craft beers. Everything from Russian River & lost abbey on the west coast to rarer DFH on the east coast. The also had about 10 different Mikkellers. The prices were a bit steep, but I havenít seen the Russian River or Lost Abbey anywhere else in NoVa.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau  (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | April 27, 2011
Very solid and worthwhile shop. Was happy to see the Stillwater 25 to One here, along with a good mix of Cigar City, which I wasnít expecting. Product obviously moves quickly and thereís good diversity, with lots crammed into a small store. Both of the people working were very friendly and helpful. Prices are, of course, at DCís ridiculous level.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
chris_gaines  (1) , | September 10, 2013
While visiting DC, I went to this place expecting to find Heady Topper as it is listed as a store on the distribution list. No such luck at all. I was told that they only get it on a rare occasion and that it sells out almost immediately. Not surprising but it was still pretty disappointing. As a Southerner, this was as close as I have gotten to any of the location on HTís distribution map. Oh well, I did find a nice bourbon barrel stout to ease the pain.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
Advocate_Ames  (34) Pennsylvania | October 3, 2012| Updated August 9, 2013
One of my favorite stops. The selection isnít tremendous but the quality of the selection is great. Iíve been here a few times while in D.C. and they seem to always get a few bucks from me. The service isnít great. You always have to ask your questions to the clerk behind the register because there are customers constantly checking out. This limits the guy behind the counter to help each and every browser. The prices are market up on things that are not typically found in D.C. and that makes sense to me. Iíve been to a lot of places and this is a place worth going.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 17/20
Jur  (37) , Netherlands | May 21, 2012
Nice place, with ample selection, which is commendable stateside.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan  (231) McLean, Virginia | November 7, 2012
A small liquor, wine and beer shop in the heart of DC with an extraordinary beer selection - quality not quantity. Thanks top liberal liquor control laws in DC, the get some beers not distributed in the region, e.g., Three Floyds, Russian River and Cigar City.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
planbee  (38) North Carolina | June 28, 2011
Ambience - As an out-of-towner, I loved the vibe of this place, as we just donít have corner markets like this. I can see how the close quarters would get old, but Iíd be willing to make that sacrifice for a selection like this. Service - Incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. Selection - Well, this is what the place is famous for, and I canít argue. Thereís not a lot, but youíll want pretty much every bottle they have. I was happy to take Cigar City, Mikkeller, a Mad Bitch, Baying Hound, Stillwater, Jolly Pumpkin, Nogene O, and more back to my hotel. I can only imagine what this place would be like if they had more room for beer. Value - Yeah, youíll pay for the privilege of buying such goodies in the middle of DC, and the prices did prevent me from getting a few of the things I wanted...but at the same time, a lot of the stuff is priced very fairly. It just depends on the item. I felt pretty great about what I got for 75 bucks. Overall, I canít imagine going anywhere else if staying in DC. If passing through the area, Iíd drive an hour out of my way just to stop here.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert  (61) Syracuse, New York | June 20, 2010
A liquor store near Dupont Circle in the nationís capital with a very decent selection of craft beers. The store is more liquor-centric (wine and spirits), but it has more than just 30 packs of Busch. The gentleman who appeared to be running the beer section was very helpful, not only recommending beers, but helping me carry them to the counter (a shrewd move, to be sure). I dropped about $60 but came out with a nearly-full box of 22s. Prices are pretty reasonable. And there is even a deli where you can order a sandwich while you seek out beer. For its small stature, this place offers a nice selection and a good shopping experience.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (553) Sunnyvale, California | September 5, 2012
As the others say, make up in quality for what it lacks in quantity. Based on the "beers available" this place must rotate selection constantly as they did not have most of the stuff on the list. I did pick up a Jai Alai and a Juliet, however, and was pretty happy.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jackl  (543) Charlottesville, Virginia | August 3, 2013
Well this place is smaller than I anticipated. Thereís perhaps only 100 bottles available. Just a couple of shelves and a few coolers in whatís mostly a wine shop. Nonetheless, the selection was pretty impressive. Whoever does the beer buying here is clearly knowledgeable. Thereís no filler. Limited bottles from the likes of Evil Twin, BFM, and Stillwater were available. 4 different offerings from Surly were certainly surprising to see. The prices are a bit punchy, but not insane. Thereís also a solid bourbon selection too. Overall, definitely worth a stop if youíre in DC. Iíll definitely be making return visits here in the future.

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