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Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor Deli
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 Deli

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Beer Available At Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor Deli (arranged by most recent)
Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale 99, Off Color Fierce 72, Bells Planet Series: Venus - The Bringer of Peace 49, Devils Backbone / Green Flash East West India Pale Lager 86, Parallel 49 Old Boy Classic Ale 46, Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: Holy Sheet (2014 Bourbon Cask) , 3 Stars Global Pandemic , Union Craft Anthem 44, Stillwater Gose Gone Wild 100, Boulevard Smokestack Series - Imperial Stout 99, Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Calvados Edition) 100, BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru 2013 (Rosť) 97, BFM XIV (La Quatorze) 90, Mikkeller Nelson Sauvignon 100, Maine Beer Lil One 99, Goose Island Night Stalker 100, Evil Twin Aķn MŠs a Jesķs 100, Stillwater Sensory Series v.1 - Lower Dens 92, Evil Twin Bikini Beer 84, Great Lakes Eliot Ness 95
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41 reviews for Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor Deli
 Ambiance  65%
 Service  76%
 Selection  76%
 Food N/A 
 Value  61%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  82%
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72
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
jcos  (63) Maryland | August 9, 2012
Solid stop in DC that gets rare stuff due to DCís awesome import rules, ie occasional Alesmith, Russian River, Anchorage..although the prices for those are higher.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign  (100) Fort Collins, Colorado | July 7, 2012
small bottle shop / deli - a few coolers with six packs and bombers plus a few shelves of imports and bombers. the pricing on the stuff normally found in DC is average, but the grey market stuff (AleSmith, RR, etc) is very expensive. They had some Speedway Stout and AleSmith IPA as well as a few other rarities. I got a FW Sucaba for ~$17 - not bad.
52
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 8/20
johnbuck100  (19) Lancaster, Pennsylvania | June 3, 2012
I was visiting from out of town and made a special trip to come here based on the ratings. I was disappointed and found it did not live up to its hype. The fridge selection was inferior to that of even the Whole Foods in Foggy bottom, and while there were some more unique offerings (Mikkeller) a lot of the supposedly grey market offerings (Russian River) were nowhere to be found. A lot of the specialty stuff that was there was room temperature and looked pretty much picked over, with the remaining items looking like they were near or past their sell by date. On the plus side, the gentleman working there was very helpful -- looks like getting on a email list will get you a heads up of new arrivals, which appear to fly out of the place fairly quickly. So, if you live nearby in the Dupont Circle area, the higher ratings are probably warranted. I did pick up a nice item from Deschutes which is next to impossible to find on the east coast.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 17/20
Jur  (36) , Netherlands | May 21, 2012
Nice place, with ample selection, which is commendable stateside.
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
tastybeer  (35) Bloomington, Indiana | February 29, 2012
Small shop right next to the Dupont Circle North metro station. A small selection of six packs: Founderís, Bellís, Flying Dog, plus other locals. They seem to get the most of the grey market stuff: Deschutes, Russian River, DDC, Surly, Cigar City, pretty much whatever you can think of at a hefty markup. The staff is usually friendly although the beer guy lied to my face the other day about a special release. Definitely the place to go if you have money to burn though.
60
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths  (1329) Boulder, Colorado | February 22, 2012
The south entrance of the Dupont Circle Metro stop will be closed for most of 2012. This convenience store is located to the east and just south of the north Metro station entrance. 750s of Tilquin 375s of Girardin. Host of american and local beers in a small space. Russian River, Founders, Lost Abbey and Bells. Wish I could remember if they closed at 9 or 10pm on a weeknight. Either way it was earlier than it should be given the activity on the street and the number of people in the shop. A man walked up to me and asked if I had tried the Tilquin geuze. I thought he had simply walked in off of the street and asked me this question because he did not look like he worked there. I was in a transitionary state of thinking during the encounter, as I was in the process of figuring out he did work at the convenience store, but since I had not figured this out completely during the brief encounter, I gave him quite a strange look.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
msindall  (1) Maryland | February 4, 2012
This is a great place if you are looking for some hidden gems. Alot of beers, RR, TF, LA, etc. from the West coast, that are not distributed very well on the east coast find their way here. Although if you are from the west coast and do find them, you will notice quite the price hike (sometimes 300%). This is expected though since noone else sells them. I appreciate the effort that Al goes through to keep his customers happy (emails, holding beers, etc.). I would definitely suggest this place if you live in the DC Metro area or are passing through and looking for some good beers.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
pras  (41) Maryland | February 3, 2012
This place is known for selling stuff that no one else can get or has even heard of. Al is amazing!
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
evanlarkin  (5) Northfield, Minnesota | January 23, 2012
Little place almost hidden by itís own awning just north of Dupont Circle. The mood of the place isnít much different than any other liquor store, except for the notable difference that the staff makes small talk with you. Theyíll talk beer for sure, or just whatís up in life. You wonít find greater service than that. The selection is beyond what most places in the area have too, thanks to Alís ability to get a hold of beers from the west coast, and even some Surly from MN. The deli is gone, but the conversation is all I really need.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
magsinva  (138) 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.

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