Bon Vivant Market - Smithfield

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK  (948) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | August 7, 2017
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
magsinva  (180) Virginia | July 28, 2017
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
twevo  (11) Norfolk, Virginia | August 27, 2014
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
AKORN  (7) Virginia | January 23, 2014
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis  (1118) Sunnyvale, California | January 17, 2013
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Travlr  (3055) Charlotte , North Carolina | November 24, 2012
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.
84
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
drunkenpolack  (14) Virginia Beach, Virginia | February 1, 2012
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
gvmdw7  (42) California | June 14, 2011
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
dimenhetfield  (56) , Florida | May 25, 2009
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
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba  (72) Raleigh, North Carolina | April 5, 2009
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.

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