Medium sized place, large bar, tables, plenty of room to spread out. 18 taps, 1 cask, 130+ bottles. Fantastic selection, including some hard to find stuff. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, very generous with samples, and all their recommendations were spot on. Easily the best beer place for many miles, not to be missed.
Total hole in the wall place located right on the waterfront in downtown wilmington. Has a smokey bar that takes up most of the room (very small) and then some shelves and coolers behind stools of assorted beers and wine. Didnít have my hopes up when I got there, but what selection they did have (~200 bottles sounds right) was awesome and hard to come by stuff. I found a thomas hardyís in one of the coolers which I had been looking for for ages as well as 3 others on my want list. Prices on the expensive side, but like i said, the rarity alone makes up for it. Also bought a de dolle and some other belgians iíd been wanting to try. Worth a stop.
OK Hopscotch, things have changed! I frequent this place and now they have a sign stating how many kinds of beer they have which was over 200 on Saturday when I came in last. Although the air is a little smoky, it is a NC bar...
Service is great with a very Knowledgeable staff. Definitely a cool place to meet and chat with friendly locals which I think is a big plus. They have theme nights during the week, a Croquette Tournament on Sundays, and a weekly special beer... OH GOD THE BEER!!!! SO MANY TO DRINK FROM!!!!
Certainly a dark or strong beer loverís paradise. Not too many lighter beers, but I do like the 10 or so they do have...
elmatador00 (22) Raleigh, North Carolina | May 18, 2007| Updated November 9, 2007
Located in a nice downtown district of Wilmington. I would have to agree with hopscotch about the beer prices, but when I was there a couple weeks ago, they had more than fifty beers. I would say they had about 40 different kinds of beers, most are local. They had alot of unique beers that we cant get here in Florida. They also have a little bar set up for tasting. Forrest is a great help and is very knowledgeable about his selection that he has.
This place was horrible. They are either going out of business soon (and trying to run their inventory dry) or they should be. If theyíre going out of business; Iím sorry, it looks like the place used to be cool. However, I drove all the way to Wilmington from North Topsail Beach (>30 miles) and walked into the place to discover the place has a barbershop aura to it. People just sitting around talking, drinking beer and smoking. The front door was open, but the ventilation was still pretty bad. However, I was there for the beer. What beer? The coolers were lined up along the right wall and had 50 beers... tops. Not 50 different kinds or brands of beer, Iím talking fifty bottles of beer... if that many. I bought a mix n match six pack although there were only four bottles I wanted. If you buy six, you get $6 off your sixer. The total came to $15. Add the six bucks back on and thatís $21 for six beers. Anderson Valley, Duck Rabbit and Cottonwood 12 ozers for $22? At least they did have four beers Iíve never tasted. However, unless things change big time, Iíll never be back!
Great liquor store/bar located directly across the street from the USCG ship and Hilton. Owner and help know what they are slinging and care about quality. Great micros and rarities. Enhanced recently by the legal change.