This place has changed a whole lot since they converted a portion of the gas station into a liquor store. The prices seem to have gotten a good deal better, much more on par with the other good beer stores in the area and the selection is still top notch. They are always among the first to get anything new into town. The staff has become a lot more helpful as well. I am always greeted and asked if I need any help or have any questions. On top of it all, they now have a decent selection of bourbon and scotch as well...which helps.
i have come here a few times for beer but i usually end up buying at other local stores. you can not split up six packs which is very lame and their prices are the highest out of everywhere i have been. the only reason i would ever shop here is for buying a rare bottle that i wonít be able to find at my normal beer stores.
Mora2000 (101) McKinney, Texas | December 18, 2010| Updated May 14, 2013
This store is very inconsistent. Sometimes the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful, other times the people seem completely disinterested/rude and know little to nothing about beer.
Until a few months ago, Hallís was always among the first stores in the Dallas area to get new beers and often times had beers that were nowhere else in the area. For example, they have had Allagash Victor, Victoria, Four, etc... for months, while no one else outside of Houston and Austin has gotten any.
That being said, several months ago (Fall 2010) they remodeled the store and switched to also selling liquor. Since that time, business has seemed to really pick up - the store is always packed - but the selection has suffered. There are beers available in DFW that they now donít stock and others they get weeks after other stores. The selection is still very good, just not as good as it was before the switch to liquor sales. Also, the prices are among the highest in the Metroplex and they do not sell singles.
They also sell sandwiches in the deli, which are a little expensive, but pretty good nonetheless.
Still part of a gas station, but recently was turned into a full-on liquor store, and is now sectioned off from the gas station part of the building. Mostly overpriced, but great selection, and some beers that are hard to find elsewhere. Friendly enough staff.
This is a beer store that sells gas. 90% of it is overpriced, but, if you double-check, you can find a few fairly priced items. Staff was knowledgeable and offered assistance. Great selection for NTX--Saw several bottles not found anywhere else (Central Mark-Up, Mr. Gs, K and B, etc). Cheap/cool pint glasses in back (great if most beer you drink is "pint-able"). If itís out of the way for you, just go once and let that visit be your guiding light from then on out. Maybe the last place in DFW that still has Utopias available.
Probably one of the best selections of craft beer and bombers on North Texas. The layout is a little strange and I found some of the beer selection to be hidden...it was kinda like a treasure hunt. Their wine selection is large and laid out by region (California, France, etc), but their beer is not...itís just kinda all over the place (found the Oskar Blues selection over by Coors and Bud but not by the other Colorado craft beers). Saw some stuff here Iíd never seen before (Sam Adams Utopias for instance). Great selection of drinking glasses. Prices are a bit higher than Iíve seen anywhere else. Staff is friendly.
BMan1113VR (422) Los Angeles, California | November 8, 2009| Updated March 27, 2010
Wow, what they say is true. This place really does have by far the best selection in DFW. Gas station, with a huge selection of wine and beer. Lots of local Texas wines. A little market with fresh produce and deli in the back. Helpful staff. Beers are scattered all over the place, and they are just things you donít see else where in Dallas. No ice ciders, and minimal ciders in general. A few meads, including two I hadnít seen before. Sake selection was good, but not great. Layout isnít great. This place is damn expensive as well. A bit out of the way for me as well.
Cavie (80) Arlington, Texas | June 10, 2009| Updated March 7, 2010
Amazing selection for a GAS STATION. Heard about it from a friend and made the trip up. I wasnít disappointed in the selection. Was able to pick up some Sam Adams specialty brews that I had never seen before. Prices were much higher than I was used to seeing, but what are ya gonna do? Itís a gas station.
Best selection in DFW coupled with the worst prices. Out of the way for me, but I buy my firewood here in the winter, so I can never stop myself from looking around. And damned if I donít al;ways see something new, but only buy about 50% of the time because of the prices- not because I canít afford, but for the princeable of the thing. Charlie Hall loves and admits to being a ripoff.