This is a great place to try new wines featuring new wines the first Friday of every month. They feature a full liquor bar and 15 craft beers on tap, they also fill growlers. And because they are between the white house grill and the oval office you can have the bartenders order your food from either place and pay only one bill at the end!!! great customer service!
I stop in here on occasion when visiting family in the area. Split between bar and bottle shop, this place has a nice selection of beers with some unexpectedly cool draft and bottle offerings, considering the area. Prices can be a bit high, and the prices on the "Crazy Awesome Bottled Beer List" are absurd (I pity the person who someday throws down $79 on a 2009 Abyss). Still, it’s hard to beat stopping in to a small beer shop in a northern Idaho strip mall and ordering a Firestone Walker anniversary beer on draft.
For the area, it’s great.
A very nice beer and wine store near Post Falls. Lots of selection, and well organized by style. Thumbs way up! I will be back.
I’ve returned several times since m first review. I still love this place. I like their organizational shelves, ie ’Wood aged beer’, etc. I walk out with a case of assorted beer every time I stop in. Keep up the great work.
The problem with reviewing this place is that there are two nearly separate sides to it - the bar side, and the store side. The bar is really nice - cool upscale classy vibe, something like 12 different draughts, and some high quality stuff. But I came for the store, and I was a little disappointed in it. They don’t break six packs, save for a few 12oz singles they’ve chosen. The local selection is a little lacking, as it’s mostly Laughing Dog and little else. There are some really cool bottles in there - don’t get me wrong. Just not a huge number of them. A few hundred, but not the selection I’ve seen elsewhere. All that said, I’d happily stop in again, and likely will.
This place has changed quite a bit, for the better, so I better update this. I was moved to update my review by reading that the Ratebeer best for retailers in Idaho for 2013 was someplace in Meridian that only has 75 bottles and no taps. How the heck is this place better than Enoteca in Post Falls, a place with 800+ bottles and 11 taps? Since my original review, Enoteca has bought the place next door, thereby doubling their space. This extra footage was put to use by creating a bar with an 11-tap top-of-the-line craft/import selection. They have a rare beer list, which is pretty cool. They also now sell top-shelf hard alcohol, with Scotch, Bourbon, and cocktails, including standards as well as original creations. Their wine list is hard to beat, their taplist is always rotating, always phenomenal. The beers they can now accomodate due to this new addition have multiplied substantially. This place is truly amazing, not only for the beer aficionado, but the wine and spirit connoisseur as well.
For the fine beer and wine enthusiast in Northern Idaho, you can’t do better than Enoteca in Post Falls. The selection here is very good, best in the area. Russell is extremely knowledgeable about his beers and is very personable. You can talk to him without feeling like just another customer. He’s passionate about beer and you can see it’s not just a selling point. I’ve seen bigger selections elsewhere (not locally, mind you), but the square footage here is fairly small. From what I’ve heard, they plan on acquiring a bigger location. If this happens, I’m sure Enoteca’s reputation will spread beyond this local region. If allowed to expand, I’m sure Enoteca will obtain Beer Heaven status.
This is my go to place to buy beer, it is a little shop that has just expanded to a full on bar that is a separate room that you can walk from the bar to the store. They specialize in fine wine and beer, but I go there for the beer. They regularly have like nine different tap offerings, a decent sized bottle selection. If you subscribe to their beer or wine club you can get a 10% discount on everything in the store. It is a nice classy little place, sometimes the prices are decent, and sometimes they seem high, but you are getting quality. Overall It is hands down the best beer store that we have in North Idaho.
Great liquor beer/wine store. Selection of both alcohol formats are an eye opener; serious quality. I just walked around in circles for about 30 minutes taking everything in. The server admitted she knew nothing about beer, which was fine with me (I didn’t need any help on beers), but we had a natter about the merits of beer over wine, and she was open to trying some of the food pairings I suggested. Eventually took the plunge and started stacking bottles on the service counter. Good selection of quality beers from around the world, and local offerings too. There really is too much to take in!! Sadly, I was too early for the excellent bar in the side room; next time I’m passing I’ll make sure it’s after 4pm. This really is a jewel of a store. A MUST visit when passing through Post Falls. Bravo!!!!
Nice place, a little small, beer area is stocked to the max for the cramped space it is. Very nice selection of Belgians, Mikkeller, LA, Ninkasi, The Bruery, Midnight Sun, Southern Tier, a bunch of other stuff..... Came here again and met Russell, great guy, very knowledgeable and friendly. My new go to store for high quality beer..... Another visit, this place amazes me every time I’m in here. Like mentioned before, I have seen bigger selections but there is still so much here and Russell and his father are great guys. Another visit, I am continuously in awe of this place. Russell, you did it right man. Great business sense, great guy, great place, great communication, I could go on and on. Russell goes above and beyond on a regular basis...... Been almost a year since I was last in. This place has changed a lot. They expanded into the building next door which makes browsing the beers much easier. They also built a bar area in the next door space so you can sit and enjoy some pints with some great company. I’m thrilled to see this place doing so well.
DuffMan (345) the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta | August 27, 2011
Pretty easy to find off the highway between Couer d’Alene and Spokane. Small shop that makes the most of their square footage. Nice selection with a focus on both quality and regional representation. Very well organized. Decent pricing with a generous discount for larger purchases. If we are passing through again, I will make a point of returning.