It looks like a house by the side of the road, It is a house by the side of the road. I thought I’d typed the wrong address into the GPS, but it’s got a sign out front and everything. As you enter the beer room is on the left, the counter is on the right, and the wine room is in the back. Despite the relative coziness of the space, the clerk behind the counter still took the time to give us a tour. I liked that everything was available for individual purchase and if you’re holidaying in the area it’s pretty solid.
From the outside it looks small, but they pack a lot merch in the house. I’d say the ratio is 35%/65% beer to wine. The staff was friendly and seemed to be knowledgeable about the beer. They had mostly major players, with some nice locals, though I was hoping for more. It looks like they are rotating stock well, no dusty bottles. All the six packs can be broken up into pick-6, and they off a 10% discount if you get 6 or more. They had a similar deal on the wine. They also have educational beer tasting events some nights, for a very reasonable price.
Like everyone says "its small" but when you go inside it is another story. Been going here for years and always get excellent service and learn something new about the beer or wine scene. they are very friendly, knowledgeable and have a wide selection. Definitely a gem of a place in southeast VA.
No kidding that this place is tiny. Looks like somebodys house except for the open sign in the window. The place is tiny, but the beer room has high density. You won’t find any whales here, but the owner clearly has good taste. Picked up some Maine beer co when i was there. Not sure it deserves a 99, but they get an "a" for effort.
This is a small pillbox house stuffed to the rafters with wine and beer. Staff is very passionate, and when I told them it was my first visit, they looked at each other and said "He needs the beer tour." Great selection, but only within Virginia’s archaic distributor laws. Worth going out of your way to try.
Don’t blink or you’ll miss the place. Very small inside but they pack a ton of beer in there for such a small place. One of the better places around to get beer. If it wasn’t so far away from me I might visit more. Owner was very friendly and helpful.
Clearly one of the best places to find craft beers in the Hampton Roads area. Unfortunately it is such a long drive from Norfolk/Va Beach. Join the mailing list. I’ve made the 45 minute drive several times because of rare beers that were featured on their newsletter.
I came to Smithfield last weekend for a wedding and I did my research on this place because it had the only good selelction of beer in the general area. I heard it was small, but I had no idea how small. When I pulled up to the place it looked like a regular house with a garden out back and I thought "how is this place gonna house all that good beer?" I walked in and went into the beer room and was blown away. The staff was incredibly smart and helpful. I would definilty recommend this store to anyone in the area. Cheerz
The first time I went to this store I passed by it. From the outside you can hardly believe it’s a top rated beer store because it is so small. But inside I was amazed by the selection. Typically I am able to find 1 or 2 beers here that have long since left the area. Overall a really good beer store.