United States > South Carolina > Columbia
whatalesya (11) , North Carolina | May 17, 2015
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
I stop in here when Iím passing through Columbia. This store carries a few favorites (Aventinus, Rochefort 10) that I can no longer find locally. Itís a large store, and finding what you want can be a bit difficult. Sometimes a staff member greets you and offers help; sometimes youíre on your own.
The layout, to me, makes things a little hard to find. Theyíve tried to sort by country, but it isnít done very well. It took me a few minutes to find what I wanted, and on my most recent trip, no one on staff ever approached me.
Overall, a good selection. Itís nice enough, but has more of a supermarket look and feel.
PS: the personnel on the liquor side are much more helpful.
EyeAmBaldman (26) Illinois | July 29, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
Decent selection. Staff was non-existent. I hated how they had everything organized, all by beer type. Drove me nuts, couldnít find what I was looking for. Decent place but every store in Columbia had essentially the same stuff.
Garbageman (20) Lexington, South Carolina | October 24, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
Was not impressed. With only two major beverage suppliers in the Columbia area, it doesnít matter where you go. They all have the same selection. You really have to watch the dates on the beer. Also, I asked basic questions, and got shoulder shrugs and puzzled looks by staff.
MeddleMakr (2) South Carolina | November 23, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very large selection of beer; the most in town as far as I know. Just make sure you donít buy any skunky beer though as some of those imports sit on the shelf for quite sometime. I have gotten bit twice now by the bad beer bug. They also have a wide range of gsifters, growlers, mixers, etc.... Good store with a very nice selection.
Crompt (11) York, South Carolina | November 12, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
This location has a good beer selection and a small growler station which is always nice. Friendly staff that will help you find what you are looking for. Very fairly price with special/discount racks of nice brews.
beernovice39 (249) Montana | June 24, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Typical for Total wine. Good that they sell singles but check those dates!
Pookie9121 (18) Atlanta, Georgia | September 16, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
I never would have thought a wine store would have such a diverse and deep selection of both micro brews and international brews. I was pleasantly surprised. They have about 200 beers you can just buy single bottles of and make your own 6 pack. Prices vary with the singles from 1.29 up to 14.99 depending on style of beer. Recommended for anyone who needs some diversity in there beer selection. Rivals Greens as the best place to get beer from.
NachlamSie (646) Denver, Colorado | August 20, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
This is a typical Total wine. All the beer is available in singles and they seem to have most anything available to them by the distributor. This is nice, but in locations such as Columbia, the rotation is evidently very slow. I was weary of what I would buy. Some of the beers with born on dates were years old, many bottles were quite dusty. I was too afraid to purchase any of the Bear Republic bombers. I tried to stick to bottle conditioned beer on my purchase.
PorterPounder (376) Tallahassee, Florida | June 17, 2008| Updated June 18, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited here while on a business trip in June í08. Excellent selection of regional singles - all reasonably priced - mostly under $2 - exactly what I was looking for. Picked up at least two dozen that I had not rated yet. Moderate selection of Belgians and a very small selection of West coast micros. Did see they had Bear Republic though - first time seen on east coast. Worth a visit if in the area if you are looking for some good rating fodder but not anything rare or out of the ordinary. Also - freshness appears to be a concern - a few singles appeared to be out of date. Friendly service - very interested RB - had not heard of it - could not believe I was buying so many singles at once - they asked if I got paid to rate beers!.
jrmac (10) South Carolina | March 25, 2008
42 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 6/20
Overall a good place, but the beer seems to always be in the overhead stock and not on the shelf. It used to be better, but a management change seems to have been a bad move.
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