Richmond, VA: Once Upon A Vine
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Once Upon A Vine
Excellent based on 45 ratings
Type: Beer Store

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

onceuponavine.us

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


Mayor: obguthr (3) | Bottles: 350 approx


Once Upon A Vine

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Beer Available At Once Upon A Vine (arranged by most recent)
New Belgium / Cigar City Lips of Faith - Anaheim & Marash Chili Ale 79, New Belgium Hop Kitchen #3 - Fresh Hop 86, Scotch Silly 89, St. George Halfpenny , Lickinghole Creek Magic Beaver Belgian-Style Pale Ale 76
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45 reviews for Once Upon A Vine
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  80%
 Selection  86%
 Food  80%
 Value  74%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  93%
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84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr  (20) Staunton, Virginia | June 9, 2007
Richmond tour Final stop: The shop appeared to be a converted 7-11 with plenty of space, half wine, half beer. It was bit off the beaten path, at least to an out-of-towner like me. Staff was friendly and helpful. He seemed fairly knowledgeable but I didnít press him on anything. I saw quite a few rare beers. There were plenty of belgians and small single imports. I got a Sammy Smith, but Iím kicking myself for not getting the marked down Ayinger Oktoberfest, but by this stop, Iíd already spent way too much. Next time, Iíll start here first.
44
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 4/20
starfireming  (1) Richmond, Virginia | March 11, 2007
Really good selection, a little overpriced, but for that itís worth it. The staff are nice, but the guy who runs it is a creep. Iíve heard things that lead me to think heís a dirty old man, totally seems to believe that guys are his buyers and squeezes customers and employees alike for every penny. I do like the food products & wine selection too, just wish the ownership would change over.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
JCB  (230) Durham, North Carolina | December 28, 2006
Iíve now been to Once Upon a Vine 3 times. I think itís much easier to find than people suggest - just a few minutes off 95 - though certainly not in an eye-poppingly obvious location. The guy who runs the place is really great, always pleasant to chat too, and the whole staff *really* knows their beer (and wine too, for that matter). Iím always eager to check in to see whatís available there that I canít get at home, and they always have the goods - Southampton 750s, Oaked Bastard, Panil (!), and Russian River Temptation, baby. Lots of good local stuff like Legend and Dominion. Really the best place to go in the area (though I still like Carytown Beer & Wine and River City Cellars too).
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
gputty  (12) Virgina Beach, Virginia | September 24, 2006
Tough place to find if youíre not familiar with the area, but completely worth the effort. Fantastic selection and very helpful staff. Canít ask for any more, except that they open another store closer to me.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Kevin  (58) New Mexico | June 23, 2006
amazing selection for a small place. i guarantee that anyone can walk in there and find at least one bottle that they will think, wow, i didnít think i would find this here. i dropped 90 bucks before i could blink.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Magjayran  (22) Durham, North Carolina | June 9, 2006
Worth the 3 hour trip I took to get there. Very impressive lineup of top notch and hard to find beers. Stock appears stored well and the beer guy was very friendly and very knowledgable. Easy to get to from the highway as well.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
donrajin  (47) Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina | May 27, 2006
I would have to say this place has the best selection in the area. They have plenty of your hard to find beers. It is a little out of the way from everything, but well worth it. I just hate I live an hour and a half away.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
cawbo  (6) Virginia | April 3, 2006
Came up from Virginia Beach and was impressed with the selection of 750 Belgiums. Stocked up and canít wait to pop a few corks. Iíll be back as soon as my supply runs out.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Numenor  (19) Richmond, Virginia | February 24, 2006
Great selection of Belgians and some other very rare brews. Different in many regards than the other locations around town, but Iíll say one thing... the person that I talked with lied through their teeth when talking about how much of the Stone Double Bastard they recieved out of the entire Richmond shipment. Puts me off a bit from this store, though Iíll still go there to get the rare stuff.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
GreenDragon  (9) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | February 20, 2006
Nice place. Lots of Belgians and some domestics that Iíve only seen here.

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