Great selection, fairly well-organized. Not all staff are knowledgeable about the beer, but the beer guy knows his stuff. Park or taxi. Should be your first stop for beers in DC.
3fourths (1569) Boulder, Colorado | March 8, 2007| Updated December 10, 2013
Good store but sometimes cold service. Selection is high quality, bottles are put on shelves and in coolers seemingly at random, but overall you can find some really nice things at this store. I live within walking distance and visit about twice per week, and I’ve got to be honest, sometimes the service from this one person is bad. The rest are great. I think this guy is the manager, the younger guy, and every time I go in he’s so cold. One time he just stood at the front of the store not talking to or helping anyone, and I had to actually help a customer try to find a beer similar to Urthel. The guy seems like he takes a lot of pride in his store, but maybe too much - maybe he feels beer is only his thing? One time in the cooler I saw a 6-pack holder with only two bottles of beer in it, and this was the 6-pack shelf, not the singles shelf. So I took the two bottles out and started filling up the holder with singles of other stuff, the guy jumps on me about needing his 6-pack holder back. What exactly was he going to do with a 1/3 full six pack? The other thing that bugs me is they want you to use their little shopping carts, like the ones you carry at the grocery store. So you guys want me to put 6-10 bottles into a cart and have them all clang around and fall over? Have you thought this out??? Other than that - good store.
Nondescript looking place. Kind of a shotgun layout. Lots of wine, liquor and beer. Lots of foreign and American selections, with some rarities. Prices are OK, and the staff was very nice. Nice decor with a cool bottle selection. Very nice stop.
Quite nice selection and quite many bottles in cold. Only 3 different DC Brau cans... I don’t know how many DC beers there are in bottles and cans but I thought there was more. Helpful staff.
GT (672) San Diego, California | March 18, 2010| Updated May 18, 2010
The selection here is a little better than Rodman’s (which has the advantage of being cheaper and metro accessible). The atmosphere here reminds me of a haunted house and the staff could be fill-ins for the ride as well. Prices are stupid expensive and make no sense. It’s sort of a creepy place to visit. I hate going here and have gone about three to four times and have never bought anything. Mostly because they don’t have anything worth buying (6 month old DIPAs anyone? $30 DuClaw Colossus?) Don’t waste your time jaunting over to this place which is not metro accessible. Don’t believe the website, which says it’s like in the Top 10 of ____. Lie.
While the beers seemed to be compacted into a small area the entire store is a bit small so it’s still a sizable offering. The guy behind the counter was quite knowledgeable and happy to chat about beers and such. Prices seemed reasonable to rather good - picked up a few bottles for less than I get them for at cost back home. Can’t argue with that.
Visited here in April of 2004. It is not close to a metro stop as some have suggested! It is a good mile or so walk from the Friendship Heights Metro stop - and that’s a long way in the rain! Anyway, a great selection of bottles and all are available in singles and catergorized by country if I remember correctly. Even have a &quo;bargain&quo; bin with a few bottles available for less than $2.00. A must stop if in the D.C. area.
Nice store, good selection of singles. A little on the small side, and I wasn’t particularly impressed with the service, but the selection is pretty solid. A touch hard to navigate, as stuff isn’t very well organized. Prices all over the map from great to crappy, better then Rockville prices though...
Lots of beer but randomly sorted. Found some god stuff from all over the nation and plenty of stuff I’d never seen before. About half of it is kept cold, which is nice. The most expensive of the stores I’ve been to since getting to the Baltimore/DC area, though. I would go back for the hard to find stuff, but the prices would keep me away from being a regular.
This place is out of the way but it’s one of the best I’ve encountered in the DC area. Has a lot of selection, and nearly everything can be bought in singles. Belgians are expensive, and have a few interesting country ticks. Some older seasonal stuff is always on sale for cheap. Very friendly staff. Probably better than some of the places in proper DC but not necessarily worth the trip out unless you are looking for something to do. It’s close to the metro stop at least.