United States > North Carolina > Raleigh
DiarmaidBHK (744) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | September 16, 2012
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
If Bruisní Ales is beer nirvana, than this is itís triangle cousin. It hard to beer an old train depot in an old warehouse district for ambience. The deletion was extensive and deep with local, regional, national, and International craft covered. They also have a bar in the back so you can cruise around with a lint in your hand. They guys that work there are beyond passionate when it comes to beer. Itís places like this that make me wish I lived in Carolina sometimes.
jcnielsen (251) Charlotte, North Carolina | September 5, 2014
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited on a Saturday night after trying beers at the nearby Crank Arm Brewery. A bottle shop with a really nice selection of singles. They also had a really cool selection for the 6 beers that they had on tap at the time I visited. Definitely worth checking out this bottle shop when in downtown Raleigh. Prices seemed a touch high, but not unheard of for a bottle shop like this.
beernovice39 (249) Montana | October 1, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice store. Great selection and service.
JCB (237) Durham, North Carolina | June 7, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Finally managed to drag ass over here a month or two back and was impressed. Nice and spacious (and well used space at that), a woody warehouse feel with bottles and crates just everywhere. Well laid out and organized, good prices, and pretty much anything available in the Triangle appears to be here (more comprehensive than the other Raleigh bottle shops, for sure). Nice taps on too, and really fine service.
Cybercat (216) Georgia | December 27, 2011
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
When I walked in the door - HOLY GUACAMOLE, I just about had a beer-gasm! This store is totally devoted to beer. They have the brews divided up by country, as well as a special section for North Carolina beers. I went nuts snapping up stuff that you canít get in Atlanta - at least not currently. The counter people were very helpful in pointing me towards the stateís best brews. The only drawback is they wonít break up six-packs, but thatís just their way. Cíest la vie. This is a must if you visit Raleigh. Parking is adequate and free.
Strebs (206) St. Louis, Missouri | June 23, 2012| Updated June 10, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Rochefort 10 at $6.69 is reason enough to stop here, but the fact that you can request any of their bottles that are broken out of six packs to be chilled and quaffed at the bar for the same price is flat out ridiculous. I would compare this place to the Beer Cafe in SF, except Tasty has no corkage fee.I was very
impressed by the number of regulars even though this place has not yet been open for a year.
The owner and his staff are very knowledgeable and friendly, especially a guy named Critter.
weihenweizen (201) Charleston Area, West Virginia | May 30, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Parking is $5 in the lot right in front of this place, I parked quarter mile away at a half hour spot. Some prices were good others were high. Big variety of beer on shelves and some quality ones. They will not break up six-packs even when asked. Nothing rare, but good selection, and got some help with my list, I would say others ratings are a bit high. Small bar in the back of this place.
TURDFERGUSON (153) Durham, North Carolina | April 6, 2012| Updated October 15, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Came here after dinner at the pit a few weeks ago. This is a really cool shop. Very well set up. They had a bar in the back with 5 or 6 taps and barstools and everything. They had 5 or 6 different Stilwater beers on tap Yes I will have one while I look around. Very friendly service. And the selection is quite good for NC. Maybe the best in NC. Rivals Sams and Brusin Ales in terms of selection. Had a good conversation with the two dudes there ( I think one of them was a owner) and hope to get together with them sometime to enjoy some brews. Fun store that I would definitely frequent if I lived closer.
maxwelldeux (138) Snohomish, Washington | July 7, 2012| Updated August 4, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great beer store. The people are quite friendly and helpful. The selection is quite nice, and organized very logically; they even have a local section of North Carolina brews on their own shelves. Great stuff.
However, I have two complaints:
1. Not all of the beers they sell are available as singles. I go to stores like this specifically to buy singles, and if theyíre not available as such, I wonít buy them.
2. They labels are awful. I like places where you can glance at the label on the shelf and know immediately what it is, where itís from, and a description thereof. This place just has a hand-written labels. A tad annoying.
bmerz (122) Brooklyn, New York | May 4, 2012
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
A near perfect beer establishment...whatís wrong with it...really nothing...i only didnít give it a perfect score because at least somewhere has to be better right? In an old train depot it has atmosphere like no bear store iíve been in. The ~6 seat bar allows you to drink some amazing NC and other (Epic Biscotti Break for me) stuff while you shop. The selection from all countries is extremely broad and deep more so than any store i can think of though others might have more rare (Healthy) or deep of a kind (Belgians at State Line) theirs is the most well rounded I can think of. Prices were very reasonable (at least for a New Yorker) and the staff so helpful in picking out rarer local stuff I wouldnít have known about or canít get distributed in NYC. They were generally interested and eager to talk beer And they gave a great restaurant rec (Poolís around the corner.
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