United States > North Carolina > Emerald Isle
arventresca (32) Emerald Isle, North Carolina | April 27, 2008
36 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Just a small wine-market/gas station with a limited amount of craft beer. There is enough to keep you satisfied and you can mix and match. Overall, nothing special, but worth going to if on the island.
radio_nowhere (88) Maryland | March 9, 2015| Updated March 20, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Surprised I never rated this before! Two years ago I vacationed with family at a nearby condo and this was in walking distance. Place is a gas station/beer&wine store hybrid. Craft and import selection were much better than nearby grocery stores. Pricing was fair and the service was friendly. If youíre a craft beer drinker in Emerald Isle itís this or Harrikaís across the bridge.
PGHbeer77 (22) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | August 15, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
As described in previous reviews, a great selection of beer and wine. Lots of bombers. The only low point was the young lady working the counter that had never heard of any of the beer I was purchasing. Other than that, the atmosphere and selection were excellent. Iím glad I stopped by.
planbee (38) North Carolina | September 18, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
This place needs a new review, and Iím glad I get to do it since I finally got to stop here. I was shocked at how awesome this store is, given the location. I liked the vibe of the gas station mixed with wine/beer store. Donít let that fool you, though...it is clean and well organized with nice shelves and plenty of room for beer. A load of cold sixers take up a wall of coolers, and a walk-in cooler has more 4-packs and sixers, and cold singles! Then in the wine section, thereís a wall of bombers and several more fixtures with seasonals and such. Pull singles out of any sixer you can see, huge bonus. The prices were right, and the staff were friendly enough. Having grown up spending lots and lots of time in Emerald Isle, itís downright strange to me that this store exists. But itís great that it does! Heavy on US craft with an east coast slant - Heavy Seas, Dogfish Head, all the NC beers, Terrapin, Sweetwater. Not a lot of Belgians or imports, but lots of Mikkeller.
thill25 (11) Orlando, Florida | June 16, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Great little bottle shop...The selection wasnít bad, and they allowed mix & match six packs. They carried about 50+ different bottled beers and quite a large selection of proper glassware. The glassware was very reasonably priced as most were a little over $2 including Duvel and Ommegang glasses. The service was excellent and the prices were very fair considering the location on the island. I think EIWM deserves a little higher rating because of the selection vs. location factor. They may have switched the store around since eboats went, because the sunlight conditions were not an issue.
TURDFERGUSON (153) Durham, North Carolina | June 6, 2007
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Much better selection at this place than anywhere on the island. Was happy to finally find some good beer at EI. Conditions arenít great, but all the beers I bought were still in good shape. Considering the options, Im happy this place exists.
CelticBrew (20) The Crystal Coast, North Carolina | November 3, 2006
54 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Yeah it got some gas pumps out front, and one side does look like your usual gas mart, but the other side had a wide range of wines and a select amount of some pretty good beers at some decent prices.
eboats (32) Omaha, Nebraska | July 15, 2006| Updated June 5, 2007
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
This is the only place in Emerald Isle that I could find decent beer. They have normal macros and some good craft beer to. Some of their selection includes:
Victory Golden Monkey
Victory Hop Devi
DFH 60 minute
All 3 Chimays
Many Duck Rabbit Beers
Weybacher Blithering Idiot
Rogue Imperial IPA
Other assorted rogue bombers
Actually found 1 DFH 90 in the cooler.
This place looks like a gas station in fact it is one. But it has a small beer and medium sized wine selection area built in. They had both Trappist and Hefe glasses in plain sight. There were quite a few other beers I canít remember off the top of my head too. They also have Redhook/SA/SNPA. Again, this is the best I have found in the area. I should also point out that the conditions in which the beers were kept were horrible. Too much sunlight.
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