Large wine store in a strip mall. Almost a third of the space is filled with beer, nicely organized by country and US region. Large tasting area, which is odd since you cannot drink in the store, and there are no taps. They do events, I was told. Selection is large, service is good. Would be much better if they had an ABC license that allowed in-store consumption, since Blacksburg overall has relatively few places for adults to sit and drink good beers.
nebuck (3) Christiansburg, Virginia | August 7, 2015
I’ve been shopping at the Vintage Cellar for eight years now, and I really love the place. They’re one of the best bottle shops in Virginia that I’ve been to. They have a pretty big selection. My only complaint about the selection is that I would like to see more imports, specifically Belgian stuff, but I’m not sure how much the VC has to do with that. It might be a distribution thing. The staff varies. The current beer manager, Jeff, is very helpful and nice and is learning a lot, but he’s not as knowledgeable as the previous two beer managers. My only serious complaint about this store is that they price gouge. They’ll often have beers $3-5 above other local shops. They’re not as bad as the Cellar 6-Pack store in Blacksburg about price gouging, but their prices are nowhere near as good as Barrel Chest in Roanoke.
Good beer store tucked in a grocery store strip mall; not far at all from Bull & Bones. Good selection overall and well organized. Not sure if it’s the price or a different consumer base, but they had some rare stuff that I think would fly off shelves in other cities. That said, it kind of makes this place a hidden gym. I did think that their prices were a tad high compared to what I’m used to seeing, but not heavily marked up. They break up pretty much all 4 and 6 packs so that you can buy singles, but you don’t get any type of discount no matter how many you buy. Overall a nice place and a one-stop-shop for building up a pretty respectable cellar.
Visited on a Friday night and it had a nice buzz about the place. They were doing tastings of the new pumpkin and Oktoberfest beers that had just arrived. It’s good to see the outreach in a college town. They had a nice selection of local and regional craft as well as strong Belgian and Scandinavian section as well. They had most of their stuff available for pick sixes. All in all its a pretty solid place.
weihenweizen (448) Charleston Area, West Virginia | August 22, 2012| Updated September 14, 2014
Part of a strip mall with Kroger and the like. Plenty of dedicated parking in front. The beer is toward the back left of the store. Lots of singles. Good selection of Belgians, good selection of Germans, and good selection of American. One of the guys working there helped me find a few and let me ask about availability. Lady put my beer safe and sound in wine boxes. Actually returned a can I accidentally bought, no problems. Good pricing, but the occasional beer has some age. Hopefully I will be back soon.
Stopped in here early Saturday afternoon and again a few hours later to pick something up I couldn’t live without. Parking is strip mall standards. Plenty to go around. When you walk in, the front half of the store is dedicated to wines with some nice glassware and hot sauses close to the door. The back half of the store is all beer with everything available as singles. If you wanted a four or six pack of something, it was available, but most were already broken out for individual sale. Pricing is very fair on all their bottles, but one thing I noticed and didn’t care for, was not everything was priced. Its not a huge deal to walk up to the counter to ask, but when I was there, the store was pretty busy and it took a few minutes to track a free person down to get a price. For the most part, I was very happy with both of my visits. If ever I’m in the area again, I will be back.