This store has 16 taps and one of the best draft line ups in the triangle and in NC. Plenty of seating in the spacious store. 2 HDTV’s as well. Their prices are the lowest around even compared to whole foods next door or other beer shops in the area including total wine. They are generally $1-3 cheaper than every other store. Anyone who shops for beer in the triangle will recognize their low bottle prices and draft prices. Most drafts are $3-$8 and they are all poured in the same sized tulip glass.The owners are very helpful and knowledgeable. Ridgewood is great beer shop in the triangle and I would recommend anyone to check it out.
AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 7/20
I stopped by here today to check this place out. And after about two minutes in the store, I walked back out. There was a very small selection of beer at this place. What they did have there was relatively common and can be found at a number of other beer stores around town. The beer was overpriced - I can find it much cheaper in many places. And anything in a 12oz bottle was sold only in 6-packs. And since I couldn’t buy any singles I might have been interested in, I walked out.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
The place formerly known as the Wine Merchant. Ryan and co. made some really nice upgrades to this place around the New Year, most obviously with some lovely flooring. Expanded (and regularly changing) tap offerings, and a considerably expanded beer selection (although they still do it right on the wine end of things). Locals, US craft, and Belgian/Scando imports very well represented. Terrific service as usual.