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Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor Deli
Exceptional based on 38 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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Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel (Calvados Edition) 100, BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru 2013 (Rosé) 97, BFM XIV (La Quatorze) 89, Mikkeller Nelson Sauvignon 100, Maine Beer Lil One 98, Goose Island Night Stalker 100, Evil Twin Aún Más a Jesús 100, Stillwater Sensory Series v.1 - Lower Dens 93, Evil Twin Bikini Beer 86, Great Lakes Eliot Ness 95, Struise Pannepot 100, New Belgium Fat Tire 48, Allagash White 94, Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA 99, Allagash Curieux 99, The Bruery Tart of Darkness 99, Rochefort Trappistes 10 100, Maine Beer Weez 99, Pretty Things Baby Tree 95, Maine Beer Another One 100
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38 reviews for Connecticut Avenue Wine & Liquor Deli
 Ambiance  65%
 Service  76%
 Selection  77%
 Food N/A 
 Value  60%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  82%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 17/20
Jur  (34) , Netherlands | May 21, 2012
Nice place, with ample selection, which is commendable stateside.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
tastybeer  (31) Bloomington, Indiana | February 29, 2012
Small shop right next to the Dupont Circle North metro station. A small selection of six packs: Founder’s, Bell’s, 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.
3fourths  (1270) 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.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
pras  (40) 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!
  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 it’s own awning just north of Dupont Circle. The mood of the place isn’t much different than any other liquor store, except for the notable difference that the staff makes small talk with you. They’ll talk beer for sure, or just what’s up in life. You won’t find greater service than that. The selection is beyond what most places in the area have too, thanks to Al’s 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.
  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 8’x4’ book cases plus 8’ 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 haven’t seen the Russian River or Lost Abbey anywhere else in NoVa.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21  (71) Washington, Washington DC | September 7, 2011| Updated October 2, 2012
Small shop but they make up for it with some random awesome selections. Picked up a Le Trou du Diable Dulcis Succubus today, and they also had Buteuse Special, CCB Guava Grove, Big Sound, and Humidor Jai Alai, and several other very nice things. Definite mark-up but given the area (Dupont Circle) and the convenience to the metro it’s hard to complain. Definitely a place worth checking out if you’re in DC.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
Thorpe429  (58) , Illinois | September 1, 2011
Nice little place not too far at all from the Dupont Circle station, so plenty accessible to travelers. By not too far, I mean about twenty steps from the northern exit to the station. Small place on the corner, beer is to the left and back once you walk in. Not a huge number of beers, but there isn’t much of anything there that I wouldn’t mind drinking. Al is great and always extremely helpful. The e-mail updates aren’t frequent, but normally contain a few gems. Connecticut Ave. is perhaps the best in DC at taking advantage of the liquor laws and bringing in plenty of out-of-market beers. While they’re generally pricey, it’s nice to have that option. Most of the time these beers are fresh -- e.g., in the past week I’ve seen Deschutes Inversion IPA and Surly Furious that were less than a month old -- though occasionally some things slip, so I wouldn’t grab anything hoppy without a date code. All in all, definitely a place worth stopping. DC has pretty good distribution, and this becomes excellent when you add in the extra stuff available here.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (1374) Washington, Washington DC | August 18, 2011
Tiny place. Owner is keen on interesting bers, very engaging and helpful. Good selection that changes often, and the owner is willing to hunt down stuff for you, or refer you to other places to find stuff he doesn’t carry. A must-stop while in DC.

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