Purvis Cellars | Melbourne,
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Purvis Cellars
Excellent based on 31 ratings
Type: Beer Store

617 Whitehorse Rd, Surrey Hills
Melbourne, Australia 3127 [ print map ]
03 9888 6644

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Beer Available At Purvis Cellars (arranged by most recent)
Temple Anytime IPA 60, Coedo Shikkoku 86, Killer Sprocket Bandit 74, Renaissance Voyager India Pale Ale 76, Mad Brewers Orchard Ale 40, Bush de NoŽl (Scaldis NoŽl) 97, Flying Dog Horn Dog Barley Wine 93, NíIce Chouffe 98, Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA 100, Flying Dog Old Scratch Amber Lager 44, Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA 98, Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA (2008 and later) 92, Anchor Liberty Ale 95, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA 98, Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale 95, Erdinger Dunkel 68, Sierra Nevada Porter 95, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (Bottle/Can) 96, Cascade First Harvest Ale - 2013 21, Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier 95
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31 reviews for Purvis Cellars
 Ambiance  65%
 Service  79%
 Selection  86%
 Food N/A 
 Value  70%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  86%
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70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g  (606) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | September 26, 2009| Updated August 9, 2012
Placed an order online with Purvis and it arrived at my doorstep in Brisbane two days later. Fast, efficient service and a great range of beers available, and thereís always something new on offer. Reasonably priced as well. Cheers guys! Update August í12. Visited the Bridge Rd. shop. Nice big space with a lot of bottles here. Canít be sure on what sort of turnover they have but some beers looked past their best before date (PA, IPAs and the like). Stick to local beers and you should be safe.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
mullet  (224) Melbourne, Australia | June 15, 2004
Iíd say this is the best bottle shop in Melbourne. They have pretty much every micro from these parts and turn them over quickly. Lots of English stuff, very helpful staff. Pity itís out in the íburbs.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
omhper  (175) TyresŲ, Sweden | August 7, 2005
Excellent bottle shop. Iím happy I wen t here, even though itís quite some way from CBD! Lotís of interesting Australian micros and staff that really knows what they are talking about.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor  (149) Perth, Australia | August 6, 2012
Good lay out to this store. Nice range including some stuff I havenít seen at other places. Very good range of Aussie craft and well priced. Service was ok but the guy and girl didnít really know their beers without having to look them up, although in saying that, recommended some decent selections when I did ask for a particular style. Cool place
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
jonno  (116) , Japan | December 23, 2009| Updated May 13, 2011
Internet order. Easy to deal with, efficient and chucked in some glasses for me. The prices are a bit higher than the other big beerstore in melbourne, but these guys have a few things in that that store doesnít. Easily one of the best in Australia. Would deal with again.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
voota  (91) Melbourne, Australia | June 30, 2008
Great selection of beers from around the world, most recently a bunch of dupont and brew dog. If youíre after new rates, this is the place to come.. they have a fantastic selection of aussie micros and brittish ales. Prices are fair, but you get a 10% discount if you buy more than six which is a solid deal. They have beer tasting sessions occasionally, and the staff like to have a chat about the nice beers. Its a bitch to get to/from from the city though if youíre carrying a box of beers.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters  (69) , Australia | May 30, 2011
Have made a few internet orders and been in the shop a few times. Great selection but can get out of date bottles easily. Especially the UK stuff and less interesting stuff. Adam is great to deal with and knows his beers. Can be a bit pricey on imports but the Australian stuff is well priced. One of the best stores in Australia.
90
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Sevenlee  (64) Central Coast, NSW, Australia | February 29, 2012
Takes a while to get to if youíre not driving and coming from the CBD but when you arrive, itís totally worth it. The selection is huge. Two full walls with a couple of extra shelves to go with them. The prices rival anywhere else in Melbourne (most prices in most places are about the same) The guys know their beer and are always keen for a chat about beer. I really love this place and would love it right next to my apartment in Rio. Iím totally going back the next time Iím in Melbourne.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
highlandlad  (44) Blue Mountains, Australia | June 12, 2006
The east coastís best bottle shop by a country mile. First place in Australia where Iíve found twice as many new rates as I could carry. Bought around 20 singles and could have bought at least 20 more if I had another pair of hands for carrying. Just as an example, this place had four different Ethiopian beers. (If Ethiopia is anything like Tanzania, thatís probably two more than the average Ethiopian bottle shop.) There was also a good selection of Brits and Belgians, and a huge range of Victorian micros and a few from WA. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. They know about RateBeer and they appreciate our support. The good news for us interstaters is that a mail order service is planned in the next four months. The shop is a bugger to get to but very much worth it. I took the train (15 min wait, 30 min journey, 10 min walk after asking for directions) there and a tram back. The tram stop is 30 metres from the shop so itís the best option.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00  (42) Melbourne, Australia | December 22, 2009| Updated June 29, 2013
(Physical shop) I liked this place a lot. Lots of good things on the shelves, lots of good things being shelved. Staff were friendly and clearly available to help but left me to browse. The place feels like a ramshackle neighbourhood bottleshop where someone likes beer and people have noticed. Thereís no pretension or fetishism about beer evident here. There are plenty of good beers here and plenty of respectable ones for the homesick Brit as well - if I want some Brains for the next triple crown decider, Iíll know where to go. Prices are fairly good, but not always the best Iíve seen where I have a comparator. Other than that, the only downside is itís too far from home.

[Oct 2011] Now has a beer-only shop in Richmond too. With lots of new things available in Melbourne these days, Purvis is looking a little under-curated and at times dusty at the moment, but the breadth of offerings is remarkable.

With so much more on offer here these days, do feel like youíve got to look for the gems. Gone from a place Iíd make a trip across town for to a good place to stop by when passing. Still much prefer the old shop to the new.

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