Once Upon A Vine | Richmond, Virginia
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Once Upon A Vine
Excellent based on 49 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

Mayor: rumproasts (1) | Bottles: 900 approx

Once Upon A Vine

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Beer Available At Once Upon A Vine (arranged by most recent)
Cottrell Old Yankee Ale 48, Kotayk Lager 6, Founders Backstage Series #12: Blushing Monk (2015)
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49 reviews for Once Upon A Vine
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  79%
 Selection  85%
 Food  80%
 Value  74%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

Speedle  (6) Atlanta, Georgia | February 13, 2008
I try to stop here whenever Iím in Richmond .... A nice hidden gem... great selection, a little overpriced but who cares about paying an extra buck for something that sells out before you get there, somewhere else ....... no pressure, they will answer any question you have if you ask, but they leave you alone ..... this place has a nice hometown feel and is a must visit if youíre in Richmond
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
magsinva  (147) Virginia | May 26, 2012
Very crowded wine store with a corner for beer. Not very well organized, though if you can find them, they do have some stuff I havenít seen elsewhere. Stock rotation isnít that great because some bottles are dusty and they still have Winter seasonals at the end of May! There was also a musty smell to the store that was offputting. They have some cheese and candy from around the world which is cool, though Iíd check the sale by dates before buying. Location is in the middle of a neighborhood, hard for out of towners to find without a GPS.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK  (760) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | May 27, 2012
As you can deduce from the title wine is the main thing here and takes up the majority of the floor space. They have 12-14 coolers full of six packs and an aisle of local, national, and international craft. I didnít get the musty smell that Magsinva got but I did notice a few of the bottles were past their sell-by date which often happens at mom and pop shops like this. I did like the food truck sitting in the parking lot. Thatís a neat touch. But the biggest concern I have is the pricing. Though they had. A few bottles I hadnít seen before the prices were high even compared to DC. Itís a very good bottle shop and the staff seemed friendly but I donít think itís the best in the state.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO  (90) Colorado Springs, Colorado | July 28, 2013
Visited on an early Sunday afternoon. Nice selection, but nothing special compared to other shops in Virginia. Was a bit overhyped to me. Didnít really interact with any staff other than at the register. Fair prices, comparable to other similar shops. Lots of Virginia breweries represented though, one of the best VA selections Iíve seen.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
jackl  (590) Minneapolis, Minnesota | November 16, 2013
Pretty impressive place. Half the storeís devoted to wine, the other half to beer. Nice selection of root beer too. The selectionís pretty well-curated. Thereís a solid representation from Belgium. Virginian breweries get a decent amount of shelf space alongside the craft big boys. Prices were average, service was non-existent. Good spot.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen  (292) Charleston Area, West Virginia | June 17, 2015
There is no chance this place has 900 different beers. I would guess around three hundred different beers. Different selections than other bottle shops I visited in town, but not that many beers. Even the selections they had, many were not out as singles. Some nice selections, but nothing close to being rare. Prices seemed going rate. Service was pretty good. Hoped for a better selection, especially based on the rating.
stegosaurus  (34) Levittown, Pennsylvania | July 15, 2007
Stopped here while in Richmond Va for two days. Not a lot of beer, but still a nice selection. I picked up a Double Bastard ale, Bells oberon, and a Girardin Black Label while i was here. I also saw a large selection of Dogfish, Stone, russian river Damnation, a slew of belgians. Not a bad place at all. They were havin some type of wine tasting when i was there, so there was nobody there to ring me up for about 5 minutes, and i was never asked if i needed help, but i would go back if i was in the area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts  (207) Grand Rapids, Michigan | August 14, 2015
Beer seems to not be the focus here. A couple hundred varieties, most only available by the case/six pack. Service seemed indifferent, and the singles selection was a strange variety of expired oddities and a few local beers. I didnít visit any other local bottle shops, but this canít be the best in town, right?
  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.

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