Kris Wines | Holloway, Greater London
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Kris Wines
World Class based on 53 ratings
Type: Beer Store

394 York Way, Lower Holloway
Holloway, Greater London England N7 9LW [ print map ]
020 7607 4871

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Hours: MON-SAT 1.00PM - 11.00PM SUN 1.00PM - 10.00PM


Mayor: Leighton (112) | Affiliated user(s) here menan394 | Bottles: 700


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Beer Available At Kris Wines (arranged by most recent)
The Kernel India Pale Ale Motueka Southern Cross , East London Cowcatcher APA 79, Alechemy Saison DíEtre 85, Tyne Bank Maple Rye , Mikkeller Spontanredgrape 87, Thornbridge AM:PM 82, Innis & Gunn Scotch Whisky Porter 52, A Head in a Hat Fairy Fellerís Master Stroke , Honest Brew Straight Up Pale Ale 31, Honest Brew Straight Up Amber Ale , Sambrooks Imperial Stout 63, Left Bank Silent Night Ale , Left Bank Cascade Pale Ale , Popeís Yard Oddjob , Arbor E Bomb II , Brew By Numbers 16/02 Red Ale Amarillo Citra Simcoe , Brew By Numbers 15/01 Black IPA - Yakima Valley 84, Brew By Numbers 01/11 Saison - Quince 83, Little Beer 1917 (Ardbeg Whiskey Barrel) , Brakspear Oxford Gold Organic Beer (Bottle) 50
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53 reviews for Kris Wines
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  81%
 Selection  90%
 Food N/A 
 Value  78%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
Leighton  (638) London, England | October 3, 2012
Iíll say it: best bottle shop in London. To start, the selection is outstanding. Lots of British stuff, plenty of Belgian, a whole wall of German, and lots of American. (There are plenty of other countries in there, too.) The American selection was quite impressive. There was stuff in here I couldnít even buy when I lived in New York City! Lost Abbey/Port Brewing, Odell, and Big Sky are in there, to name a few. (None of these beers are distributed in New York.) The shop itself is tiny but the space is utilized to the max. Thankfully, while I was in there there was never more than one other customer. It could get cramped very quickly, I think. And what I liked the most was that all the bottles were labled with the price. (This is not the case at Utobeer.) And the prices are better than decent. Some real bargains can be found, but for the most part the prices are fair. Sure, Kris Wines is a bit outside the city center, but there is a bus stop right nearby, and the walk from Euston Station is only about 30 minutes. I canít wait to go back.

Note well: there are two guys who usually work here: Kris and another fella. Kris speaks perfect English and is very helpful. The other guyís English is minimal.
90
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Fin  (607) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 31, 2013
We visited here on Sunday 31st March 2013, we walked from the Southampton Arms which took about 15-20 mins. This is a very impressive beer store with a huge range of really interesting beers. I am a very regularly to be found in íJacksí Westholme Stores at Goring, probably at least once a month, it is also v.impressive, though I think that on overall selection and price in particular this place wins. I picked up some really interesting beers and was v.pleased that I didnít have to shell out an arm and a leg. This is a nice place, quite how they cram all of the beer in is beyond me (bit like Jacks on that front) If even remotely close to the area I think I would make a point of coming here, really impressed with this place.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub  (469) Bochum, PorķřŪ, Germany | September 23, 2013
Superb little drinks-market in the middle of nowhere; great selection of british beers plus a nice range of the usual suspects from Denmark and the US. Worth the walk from Kentish Town!
90
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
jackl  (448) Charlottesville, Virginia | February 1, 2012
The best beer shop in London, hands down. The location is a little strange, tucked in a corner of Camden/Islington thatís not too-well traveled (by me, at least). The store is small and pokey, half of it devoted to wine. The beers are organized roughly by country The UK options are quite good, lots of Kernel, Marble, rare Brewdogs, interesting Scottish beers, some smaller southern micros. The American options are interesting - Bruery, Lost Abbey, Clown Shoes, Maine Beer, Rogue etc. Thereís also plenty of Mikkeller, De Molen, De Struise, Nogne and many others available. The last time I visited, the shop had a number of different Cantillon offerings. Kris is very helpful, and always happy to make suggestions. The prices are the best in the city for the quality on offer. Overall, highly recommended.
90
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Rune  (432) TromsÝ, Norway | November 22, 2012
700 bottles Ė yes, I really can believe the number after having been to the shop and walked through the tight passages between the shelves. The shop displays a fine selection of beers from interesting American, Belgian, German, Scandinavian, Dutch etc. breweries. They are all very well arranged and lined up. Most impressive is the selection on British, and especially, London microbreweries. Easily the best beer bottle shop I have been to so far. Smiling and friendly service. Btw, thanks for the umbrella! (visited, 06.11.2012).
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey  (424) Croydon, England | May 3, 2011
Brilliant beer shop in north London. One of the best, if not the best in London. Awesome selection of UK, Belgian, Danish, Dutch, American, German.....beers. They have a lot of stuff here you just canít get elsewhere, in particular the lambic selection is really good. Smallish place, stuffed full of beer - classic Aladdinís cave. Itís just a shame I live in south London......
40
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 7/20
gunnar  (382) Sandnes, Norway | January 17, 2014
Very small store, big selection, minor in service. I took my time in here, and searched the shelves for the better part of a halfhour, without any questions from the man behind the counter, and when i asked him a question, he woulld know just as much as Manuel from Fawlty Towers.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
HenrikSoegaard  (325) Randers, Denmark | March 18, 2012
Great shop near Camden Market. Busses go direct. Cosey shop. Great service. Kris knows his stuff. Fantastic selection. Overseas, danish, american, rare germans and tons of realy nice bristih beers. Cheap too. This is the place to go in London.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk  (320) GŲteborg, Sweden | June 29, 2011
Small but nice shop with a great selection. Im gonna visit again...
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
JohnRMurdoch  (306) Glasgow, Scotland | April 15, 2012
This is a real beer hunters treasure trove. A small off licence that probably has the largest & most interesting selection of beers in the United Kingdom at reasonable prices. Only downside is that that guy behind the till did not appear to be able to speak English & therefore wasnít much help.

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