Kris Wines

394 York Way, Lower Holloway
Holloway, Greater London England N7 9LW
bottle shop  4.85/5.0 63 reviews
MON-SAT 1.00PM - 11.00PM SUN 1.00PM - 10.00PM

Mayor: Leighton (79) | Affiliated user(s) here menan394 | Bottles: 700
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Beers At Kris Wines

NameABVEntered
Tenby Hammerhead6%9/26/2016
Enefeld London Pilsner4.8%9/26/2016
Hastings Handmade 21: Columbus India Brown Ale6.5%9/19/2016
Enefeld London Porter5.5%9/19/2016
Rocket Sour Escape4.7%9/19/2016
Weird Beard / Electric Nurse Bearded Nurse (BA Ardbeg)10.2%9/18/2016
The Kernel Pale Ale Mosaic El Dorado5%9/18/2016
Cloudwater Imperial Stout Special Edition - Hibernate10.1%9/18/2016
Arbor Shangri-la4.2%9/18/2016
The Kernel Bière De Saison (Citra)4.9%9/18/2016
Rose Brew Black Rose Chocolate Stout6.3%9/18/2016
Rose Brew White Rose Wheat Beer5%9/18/2016
Cloudwater Small Beer Special Edition - Hibernate7.5%9/18/2016
Redwillow Witless V5.9%9/18/2016
Kompaan 45 Vrijbuiter7.1%9/16/2016
Brew By Numbers 10/06 Coffee Porter Kamwangi AB6%9/16/2016
Beavertown Lupuloid6.7%9/15/2016
Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager 5%9/15/2016
The Kernel India Pale Ale Centennial Nugget Simcoe Galaxy6.8%9/12/2016
The Kernel Pale Ale Citra Centennial Columbus Chinook5.3%9/12/2016
Anchor Go West! IPA6.7%9/11/2016
Portobello Carnival Pale4.2%9/11/2016
Buxton Berlinoise5.2%9/11/2016
The Kernel Biere de Saison Barrel #304.6%9/11/2016
Runaway Summer Saison4.2%9/11/2016
The Kernel India Pale Ale Simcoe Chinook Centennial6.6%9/9/2016
Cloudwater Spring Summer 2016 IPA Vic’s Secret6.5%9/9/2016
Brew By Numbers 20/03 Belgian Pale - Crystal & Tettnang4.5%9/9/2016
Weird Beard Hops Maiden England4.5%9/8/2016
The Kernel Pale Ale Perle5.1%9/8/2016
Cloudwater DIPA - v69%9/6/2016
To Øl Sur Citra5.5%9/2/2016
Chorlton Amarillo Sour5.1%8/29/2016
Crafty Devil Born Slippy 4.7%8/24/2016
North Coast PranQster7.6%8/20/2016
Enefeld London IPA6%8/20/2016
Three Sods Session IPA4.4%8/20/2016
Siren Broken Dream Extra Shot6.5%8/3/2016
Partizan IPA Mosaic Columbus6.5%7/24/2016
Magic Rock Shredder4.5%7/24/2016
Thornbridge Eldon8%7/21/2016
Buxton / Oedipus / Oproer Ring Your Mother 1832 XXXX Mild9.5%7/20/2016
Cloudwater Imperial Stout Ardbeg Special Edition - Hibernate10.7%7/17/2016
Bolée d Armorique Cidre Brut5%7/15/2016
Three Sods Leap Year5%7/15/2016
Wild Weather Sunbathe in the Shade4.5%7/14/2016
West Berkshire Saazbrucker Pilsner4.9%7/14/2016
Marble Mincikowscy5.1%7/13/2016
Weird Beard Attack of the Ryeclops5.5%7/12/2016
Chorlton Equinox Lager5.7%7/11/2016
Rooie Dop Utrecht Strong Ale9.1%7/10/2016
Signature Polar6.3%7/10/2016
Moor PMA5.3%7/10/2016
Bad Seed Farmhouse IPA 6%7/8/2016
Tiny Rebel NP1010%7/6/2016
Weird Beard / La Debauche Pankot Palace5.4%6/27/2016
Redwillow Faithless XLV5.2%6/27/2016
Weird Beard Double Perle8.6%6/19/2016
Wild Weather Peach of a Weekend5.8%6/15/2016
Left Bank Moloko Milk Stout5.5%6/15/2016
Two Chefs Dirty Katarina10.5%6/11/2016
Dunkertons Organic Vintage Cider (Bottle)7.5%6/11/2016
LoverBeer Saison De L’ouvrier - Serpilla5.8%6/11/2016
Harvest Gold Mead13%6/11/2016
BrewDog Bourbon Baby5.8%6/4/2016
BrewDog #MashTag 201510%6/2/2016
Thornbridge / ’t IJ American Wheat Ale5.8%6/2/2016
Weird Beard / Hanging Bat Rye Smile10.6%6/1/2016
Hitachino Nest Saison du Japon5%6/1/2016
White Hag The White Sow (Coffee)5.2%5/31/2016
De Molen Kopi Loewak Coffee Stout (2011-2013)11.2%5/27/2016
Thornbridge Hall Bracia10%5/25/2016
Blacks KPA Kinsale Pale Ale5%5/11/2016
Brouwerij Kees Just Another IPA6.5%5/11/2016
White Hag Little Fawn4.2%5/11/2016
Sharps Quadrupel Ale10%5/10/2016
White Hag Bran & Sceolan7.2%5/10/2016
Magic Rock Inhaler4.5%5/10/2016
Brouwerij Kees Pale Ale Citra4.6%5/8/2016
Luscombe Farm Organic Devon Dry Cider 4.9%5/8/2016
Late Knights Hop O’ The Morning 4.2%5/3/2016
Brick (UK) Red Brick4.9%4/28/2016
Rodenbach Grand Cru6%4/23/2016
Cloudwater Vermont ESB6.5%4/21/2016
Signature Brew Hospital Porter7%4/20/2016
Evil Twin Yin10%4/13/2016
Brew By Numbers / Põhjala 24/02 Amber Ale - Multigrain3.8%4/12/2016
Hawkshead / Crooked Stave Key Lime Tau6.3%4/12/2016
Weird Beard Double Perle (Jim Beam Barrel Aged)8.6%4/5/2016
Rocky Head Spacer3.2%4/4/2016
Weird Beard / Kew Brewery A World Without Dave5%4/1/2016
Signature Brew / Yeastie Boys Anticipation5.4%4/1/2016
Orbit Hey5.9%4/1/2016
Moor Union’Hop4.1%4/1/2016
Aleyard No’a4.1%4/1/2016
Beavertown Skull King8.7%3/31/2016
40ft Larger4.8%3/31/2016
Trouble Brewing Sabotage IPA5.5%3/31/2016
Signature Brew Studio Lager5.2%3/30/2016
Signature Brew Roadie4.3%3/30/2016


98
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Leighton  (974) London, England | October 3, 2012
I’ll 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 couldn’t 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 can’t 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 guy’s English is minimal.
90
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Fin  (963) 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 ’Jacks’ 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 didn’t 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.
90
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
jackl  (690) Minneapolis, Minnesota | February 1, 2012
The best beer shop in London, hands down. The location is a little strange, tucked in a corner of Camden/Islington that’s 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. There’s 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 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Scopey  (653) 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 can’t get elsewhere, in particular the lambic selection is really good. Smallish place, stuffed full of beer - classic Aladdin’s cave. It’s just a shame I live in south London......
90
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Rune  (639) Tromsø, Norway | November 22, 2012
700 bottles – 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).
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
rlgk  (612) Göteborg, Sweden | June 29, 2011
Small but nice shop with a great selection. Im gonna visit again...
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 1/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 7/20
gunnar  (570) 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.
82
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub  (540) Bochum, Porúří, 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!
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
sic1314  (476) Leiden, Netherlands | April 13, 2015
Very compact and bijou, but stuffed ful of an excellent assortment. Prices seemed very reasonable, and nice to have so many local beers in one place.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Camons  (474) Hasselager, Denmark | January 11, 2014
Small store but with a great selection of both local british beers, aswell as some Danish, Belgium, American etc. beers. Good prices for the local stuff ( wich was what i was looking for) and rather expensive for imported beers. Good knowable service by Kris. Abit out of the way, but pretty easy to hit by bus from Euston st./St. Pancras where my hotel was.

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