This place has college liquor store, without the liquor of course, written all over it. Itís a "market" thatís about 80% alcohol with large banners hanging from the ceiling advertising keg prices which were fairly extensive and a lot cheaper than Iíve seen in the DMV. They have 30+ coolers of beer with about 1/3 of them full of craft beer. They have a better selection than Iíd expect and they seem to get new stuff you donít see everywhere. I even found a B. Nektar mead I havenít seen before. If you can get past the dodginess of the decor itís a pretty solid bottle shop.
Pretty nice selection. Lots too choose from and one or two things I couldít get elsewhere. Mostly their selection consists of things that one could get elsewhere but they have more of those things than most places have. I suppose thats the best way to put it.
Probably the best selection of beer in Raleigh.
From the outside, this place looks like any other (7-eleven or other) convenience store. Inside they have an incredible beer selection -- better than the much larger beverage retailer, Total Wine -- plus you no wine in the way to slow you down. Only Samís Quick stop -- in Durham has a better selection.
petey (14) Fayetteville, North Carolina | January 1, 2010
As good a selection as youíll get in Raleigh.
JCB (288) Durham, North Carolina | December 1, 2009
Stopped in on the way home from work today and was reminded that Iíd never rated the joint. Sort off a ragged place, with a very few market amenities (Slim Jims, Dinty Moore, that kind of thing), a bunch of jug wine, girly mags, and a decent selection of micros. Standard Belgians, local goodies, and a nice array of Founders, Moylans, Stone, etc. No real reason to make a special trip as you would for Samís, but pretty good selection for Raleigh.
Yea, this place is awesome! You walk in and when you go to the right it has tons of hard to finds and some rares sprinkled in. Definetly the best beer selection in Raleigh to my knowlege. The only thing that botherd me was the indian dude that was kinda a jerkoff a the counter. I havnít been to sams yet but i will be goin soon.
Been going here for years. Best selection in Raleigh. I usually can find something that will quinch my thirst. The frustrating thing is that stocking is inconsistent. Iíve found some good beers there (e.g. Racer 5) only to never see it again. Service is not what brings me back to this place. Lately they have been expanding their large bottle selection - Hopping Frog ,Moylanís. New beers are usually placed on a palate as you walk in the door - found Avery Maharajha there for cheap! You do have to watch out for some skunky beers, however. (Samís in Durham has a better selection with better service)
This is the preferred place to buy for my buddy in Raleigh. I must say, it does look like a bit of a hole, but it did have a pretty good selection of beers. Pricing seemed to be about average. I am guessing that just about everyone can find something that interests them. Service was okay, but all I did was check out.
Went here on 5-3-09 before leaving to go back home from our WBF weekend. Decent selection of beers, though I thought the prices seemed a tad bit high. The part that irked me was I brought the last bottle of Monschof Kellerbier to the counter to pay for it, and they refused to sell it to me because it had no price tag on it. Are you kidding me!?!?!? First time Iíve ever been refused a beer being sold to me from off a stores shelf. Nothing but a glorified 7-11 with a decent beer selection. Not worth the stop, really. Also, just a comment, but if the is the best place to go in Raleigh for buying bottles, then Raleigh needs help!