Richmond, VA: Once Upon A Vine
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Once Upon A Vine
Excellent based on 47 ratings
Type: Beer Store

4009 MacArthur Avenue
Richmond, Virginia United States 23227 [ print map ]
804 726 9463

Hours: Sun - Thurs 11A-9P, Fri - Sat 11A-11P

Bottles: 350 approx

Once Upon A Vine

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47 reviews for Once Upon A Vine
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  80%
 Selection  86%
 Food  80%
 Value  73%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister  (64) Atlanta, Georgia | August 16, 2011
Beer selection wasnít huge, but based on what I canít get in Georgia, it had all the stuff I was looking for. It even had some WWS and 120 which I couldnít believe. Other grabs like Firestone Walker Double Jack and Third Coast Old Ale made the trip well worth it. I donít think the guy at the counter knew too much about beer, but thats ok bc I knew what I was looking at. If you are an out of towner then stop in and they are gauranteed to have the goodies you want. However, I thought that the prices were generally $1-$2 more expensive for bombers that I buy in GA.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
rollingwood  (10) Maryland | February 6, 2011
In town to look at VCU with my wife and daughter (potential college) and scheduled a planned visit to the store. With Wellís Discount Liquors and The Perfect Pour around Baltimore as two of our regular haunts, our standards are somewhat high (as fellow Marylanders will appreciate). Once Upon a Vine did not disappoint. They stock Founders and Bells (both of which have yet to make it to Maryland, our home state), not to mention Firestoneís Burton-Cask fermented ales (which we purchased at the suggestion of the guy at the register; great guy to chat beer with too, and he gave us spot-on advice on the Firestone IPA and Double IPA; thank you, dude, if you read this!). I donít know whether our daughter will choose VCU, but if Iím ever in Richmond again, Iíll make time to visit. Easy access off of 95, nice neighborhood; well thought-out selection of beers (lots of wine too, but Iím not a wine-drinker). Knowledgeable and friendly help. And we saved about 10% by not paying Marylandís needlessly high alcohol taxes. Excellent shop!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
rhoneranger  (11) Virginia | January 30, 2011
Great selection and helpful, knowledgeable folks
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
beermeow  (7) Virginia | January 29, 2011
great job guys...keep..i love what you do
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
dengleberry  (12) Richmond, Virginia | January 28, 2011
My favorite place to buy beer...and it just happens to be closest to my house. great staff, selection, and prices. i love to support locally owned businesses. BTW New Orleans style food cart outside...amazing
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
bensbrews  (10) North Carolina | January 24, 2011
The number one reason I go to this place is for the beer I can not get in my state. For example Troegs great stuff and they usually have them and Southern Tier. Great stuff and they have some good vintage stuff.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
promtheus  (23) Virginia | October 9, 2010| Updated June 11, 2011
Great beer store. Huge selection of most all breweries available in Va. People are friendly and beer tastings are awesome. Only issue is the location...its rather secluded.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45  (109) Mount Dora, Florida | August 29, 2010
I stopped by here on my way through Richmond. Wasnít hard to find off of I-95. Beer selection was pretty good although probably not as good as I was expecting based on reviews and listings. But I picked up a few things I was looking for. The guy at the register was very friendly. Clean and well organized. Prices seemed about right. Didnít appear to be the nicest area but I know little about Richmond. Iíd go back if in the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
picknbrew  (14) Mechanicsville, Virginia | August 3, 2010
With a few exceptions if you can find it in Virginia you should be able to find it here. The staff is friendly and helpful but not annoying.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Indymike18  (2) North Carolina | May 27, 2010
These guys are my favorites. I have been going to see Bob & Rob for years, and you cannot go wrong! They are very knowledgeable regarding their stock and about beer in general, and are always willing to go above and beyond to get me what I want. Do yourself a favor and go see Bob. Tell him Mike from Wilmington sent you. Cheers.

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