United States > Washington > Bellevue
after4ever (254) Brier, Washington | January 6, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 11/20
Solid wine place. Itís a part of "old" downtown Bellevue, which was first built in the 60s. Itís been almost completely rebuilt in this downtown core, all in the last 10-12 years. Seeing sturdy, cheap, tilt-up architecture around here almost makes you feel like youíre stepping back in time a little bit. What they do get, though, is tons of space and high ceilings--they donít shilly shally around with a lot of expensive oak shelves and pass the price on to you. Once you get inside, though, itís completely clear that this place is run by people who love the wine (and the beer) and love getting work here for a living. Almost everything on the shelves has a hand-lettered shelftalker, for a start. Prices are borderline phenomenal for this town. Selection is solid--by now, most of us wonít be finding rare new delights that open our eyes in a place like this. But thereís plenty of good stuff, and quite a bit of it is in reefers. The staff obviously digs dialing in new customersí (and wine newbiesí) tastes with suggestions--they led at least two people by the hand through the store in the 10 minutes I was there. I would totally shop for wine here, I am sure the prices there are just as good as the beer prices. Not essential for the farther-flung beer lover or local, but if business has you in Bellevue, this is a great place to take a peek at the local bottle selection without having to rent a car.
mreeves (36) Sammamish, Washington | January 11, 2007
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
As noted already, mostly a wine store but has some interesting beer selections. Iíd echo the good prices theme. I picked up the Gouden Carolus Noel for $8.99 and saw it for $10.99 just up the street and for higher than that other places. For good deals, this might be the place to go, but youíre not going to be sure they have what you want.
bitbucket (63) Kirkland, Washington | January 6, 2007
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
This is a wine store that also sells beer. Looked like they have "saleí prices on about a quarter of their stock when I was there. Kinda tucked away, and apparently not a major hangout for beer geeks - I was able to find a stout that had been retired for almost a year.
glkaiser (38) Seattle, Washington | December 27, 2006
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Nice selection of beer at this store which is mainly wine....amazing prices as well; some of the best Iíve seen in the Seattle area.
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