United States > North Carolina > Hickory
Drake (479) Free Union, Virginia | April 7, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice little bottle shop. More geared towards wine, but there is a long cooler of craft beer on the left, as well as a smattering elsewhere. Good selection of foreign, US and micro. I got a Hoppin Frog DORIS which was cool. Prices seemed to be a bit on the high side, but not unreasonable. Staff was nice enough. Parking is fine, as its in a strip mall.
nearbeer (203) Knoxville, Tennessee | September 4, 2008| Updated October 30, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
This takes 15 minutes or so to get to if youíre passing through on I-40 as I was, but I was not disappointed. Everything was in refrigerated glass cases and the younger lady who works there was very nice and knowledgeable. The owner was very nice as well, but I think her specialty is the wine. She told me they have tastings every week which are well attended. Pretty good local representation and a few imports I havenít seen elsewhere. Reasonable prices, but no breaking sixes.
DialSquare (118) Columbus, Ohio | May 28, 2008| Updated January 26, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
12/2013: They arenít Gails anymore (just Hops and Grapes) and my original rating stands. Very nice selection of locals and in general. They also now have 6-8 on tap that you can get in growlers or pints while you shop. Great bottle shop (particularly for Hickory). 11/2011: Always stop in while visiting family and theyíre are always new ticks. A good range locals. The beer selection has expanded quite a bit since my last visit and they spoke of opening it up even more. Also have two beers on tap in a kegerator. Had an Olde Hickory Event Horizon while I shopped. Cool place.
wilkie (37) Raleigh, North Carolina | December 30, 2007
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Very nice service, offered to order beer for me if they could. Best selection I have seen so far in Hickville. Mostly a wine shop, there is a nice selection of craft beers from around the country as well as Germany, England, and Belgium. I REALLY wish they had more beers from western NC though.
beernoevil (51) Suwanee, Georgia | August 4, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A beer oasis in an otherwise beer-starved area. As mentioned before, itís actually a gourmet wine store but it has a very respectable and well organized beer selection. They wonít break 6-packs for singles but it is still woth the stop if you find yourself in Hickory.
jnhager (1) | September 22, 2005
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
If you can find it, this place has warm, inviting feeling when you first walk in. Although they carry wine, and gourmet food, they do not skimp on the beer. Along one side of the wall is covered with a row of coolers just filled with numerous craft and import beers. There easily at least over 300 different beers to choose from such as Rogue, Flying Dog, Chimay, Spaten, etc. If your in the Hickory area, definitely check then out.
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