Good place I found by accident . Selection isnt world class but very nice . Prices are very good as well . Havent really asked for help so cant speak about the service . Cool place for if you need anything when in the neighbourhood.
A good beer store for Belgians in D.C. Lots of selection at the front, with most of the usual and a few harder to find bottles. Good selection of U.S. bombers in the back as well. Prices about average for D.C.
About 50 Belgian offerings in the front of the store. The American stuffís at the back near the coolers. Perhaps 150-200 beers on offer in total. Nothing particularly out of the ordinary, but they did have some nice large format bottles from the likes of Goose Island, Weyerbacher etc. Prices seemed fair. My only gripe with the place was the temperature of the store. It must have been close to 80 degrees in the shop. Thatís a bit of a problem when the grand majority of bottles arenít refrigerated. Overall, worth a stop if youíre in Adams Morgan. Not a place that warrants a detour.
While itís primarily wine, thereís a growing beer section - lots of Belgian beers at the front, and a decent 22/750 selection towards the back, about typical when it comes to 6-packs, none of the prices seemed outrageous to me for most of the offerings, especially for DC. Staff was quite nice.
Conveniently located at the outskirts of the logical Adams Morgan pub crawl starting with Jack Rose and right in front of Virginia Market where youíll also want to pop in. I was surprised to find this to be one of the best store in DC. There are far more than the 50 bottles hinted at here on ratebeer. A fair bit of six-packs and many bombers I have not seen elsewhere during my stay in the city: stuff like Legend, Aviator or rarer New Belgium offerings. A place I really recommend, but honestly, itís partly because the DC shop scene is weak.
On the corner of the busy 18th and U st. intersection. Nice but small shop that is primarily craft beer and wine. Recently expanded their domestic beer selection and the majority of beers are now refrigerated. Generally stocks Founders, Bellís, Stone, Flying Dog, JP, plus other local DC breweries, plus some special releases. Also receives the grey market DDC, Alesmith, Lost Abbey stuff but you will pay a premium. Thereís also a small shelf with Belgians where Iíve found some unusual stuff. Prices tend to be reasonable. Staff is excellent and will answer any question you may have. They also have a rewards program for regulars.
Northeast side of the busy corner of 18th and Florida. Six packs and singles. Wine and liquor. Hardwood floors gave a thorough rattling with the soles of my shoes as I spontaneously strode inside enroute to Jack Rose, only a couple of doors down. An aproned gentleman with unkempt hair greeted me but thankfully didnít spit out the loathsome "need help finding anything in particular?" because I donít want to make this a long conversation.
De Vinos is mostly a specialty wine shop that happens to be about 50% beer. Even though at one time this place was 75% beer and had Cantillon, 3F, Fantome. Now the Belgian beer selection is mediocre. Maybe some De Dolle and random stuff but not that impressive. US micro stuff is mediocre though on occasion this place gets Port Brewing bombers. As of this moment, I would not really go out of my way to check De Vinos, though they have a great location and very friendly staff. I will say, though, that if you are polite and get to know the staff that they will usually be able to check of things in the back. Iíve gotten some BCS Vanilla and Cantillon Iris here from this. So great staff and usually this place will lobby for special release beers. But for everyday beer shopping, the Chinese womanís place across the street has more variety.