After Aaron drove around for about 10-15 minutes we got to park the car, but it was a weekend and probably a lot of Holiday shopping. Parking my not be that bad all the time. The biggest thing about this place is that you can get singles of everything which is great if flying into town. I left with around ten 12oz bottles along with two larger ones. The Belgium selection lacked (no Fantome at this time) but the selection of east coast beers was very good. I would go back again.
Jeffin7 took me here when I visited DC. This is the place to go! Everytime I turned around, Jeff said - there’s more beer over here.... Make sure you buy a case because you get 10% off.
Veeve (22) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | September 7, 2005| Updated October 15, 2005
I’ve probably been going into chevy chase since before I could walk or talk (when my dad was doing the buying) and now when I’m visiting the rents in my old home town I usually pay a visit. so sentimality gets huge points. great selection and friendly people who have probably been there as long as the store. the older guys are the ones to talk to for advice. they gave me lollipops when I was a kid and they still do. but that may only work for kids and girls. take your girlfriend? parking is ok if you don’t mind going around the block a few times. Oh and they have beer tastings - nothing extravagant but every now and then they’ll have a 6 hour window where you can come in and try a few. Ask or note bulletin somewhere near cash register.
My first stop while in D.C. on business, so I can’t compare locally. I walked 11 blocks to get here (it would be 13 blocks from the Van Ness/UDC Metro stop, on the west side of Connecticut Ave.) and despite some gentle hills it wasn’t bad on an 80 degree day. One of the clerks (all older men) said they have 1300 beers, the third most in the country. I really doubtful that, unless they count the hundreds of dusty old bottles lining the walls high above. A mix of refrigerator cases and open shelves, all with nice tags naming the beer, its origin (country or state) and price. I found an Icelandic beer, quite rare. If you hunt countries, you find some uncommon ones (Ethiopia, Romania, Bahamas, etc.). Many things look old (dust + labels that brewers no longer use). Decent but not overwhelming Belgian selection--just two Cantillons, a few Fantomes, and not many that I don’t see in other states. Their American selection was more satisfying, with a nice choice of things from Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and the lesser-known micros of Maryland. And everything is sold in singles! Absolutely wonderful, making it so easy to pick up new beers. They must be commended for that; it turns their "very good to excellent" selection into "excellent to world class" for availability. Some glassware available. Top 20 in the U.S., perhaps top 10; though not top 5 in my opinion.
This is a top notch store, and one of the best I’ve been to, and by far the best in DC. It is right on Conn Ave, which is a major road into and out of the area. Only a dozen or so spots in the back.
Excellent service from folks who know their wares. Amazing selection, simply put, with anything you could need, including rarities.
I feel that Chevy Chase Wine and Liqours is the best bottle shop in the D.C. metro area. It was the only one that had a decent (and huge) seleciton of belgian ales. I found everything I needed in one stop. Huge amount of singles from all over the world. I definately enjoyed my experience here, much more so than at other locations around the D.C. area. Best so far.
bu11zeye (114) Frisco (Dallas), Texas | June 16, 2005| Updated July 6, 2006
Nice little liquor store with a large selection of singles. Many regionals, rare foreign, and a number of Beligian.
Really excellent place, especially for DC where good beer is HARD to come by (from Pittsburgh, so I’m spoiled). Clerk was really cool and helpful, important as bottles are crammed in and there’s no discernable ordering principle for the stock. Only complaint is the prices are slightly inflated (World Market in Pentagon Row had better prices on Unibroue beers, but who wants to go to Virginia!).
Very nice selection and all available in singles too! Lots of hard to find beers here as well. A very good store, but the prices are more expensive then what you would find in Vienna.
lamas (12) Washington DC | February 6, 2005| Updated February 17, 2005
This is the store that made me a beer nerd. Tons of different beers but often very cramped spaces. The one shaved-headed guy with the goatee seems like a jerk (I think he’s the manager). The old guys are nice. One carried a case out to my car once and told me about his gambling addiction and how one guy got fired for showing up to work drunk. I used to work a couple blocks away and didn’t even know this place existed.