Originally reviewed: 9/14/09. Wow! This is the one and only place to get your beer when in the area. An entire wall is dedicated to single bottles of beer, all separated by style. Another rack is 6-packs only, and thereís even a small cooler section if you want to take your beers straight to the beach for consumption. Chip offers a very wide selection of brews at very reasonable prices. Many of his single bottles are less then $1.99, which is hard to find where I come from. I even found the new Stone Vertical for only $7.99! I spoke with Chip a little bit and he was very nice and helpful. I told him this was the most recommended beer stop for the area by BA, and he was very happy about that. I will return here again and again when I get back to this area. Highly recommend.
My wife and I discovered this place by accident and were glad we did. Itís right on the main drag in and out of the Outer Banks, and is an excellent place to pick up the best craft and import selections around. I found a few goodies here that I canít get across the state line in Virginia, and the guy working (owner?) was super cool, well informed, beer savvy and low key. Most definitely worth a visit!
Great newer store on the Outer Banks to stock up on a variety of different beers. The selection is way above average. The service is excellent, as the gentleman behind the counter engaged me in a very informative conversation, epsecially about the local brewing scene. Chipís also had a very nice selection of wines. So besides booze, itís pretty much a one-stop shop for alcohol on the Banks. The store was very clean and well organized. I could have definitely seen myself spending way more than I did in this place! This will definitely be a go-to place for me when Iím on the Outer Banks!
Was out in NC for vacation and stopped here on recommendation from Ratebeer.com. I really enjoyed the experience. There is a lot of great beers that I cant get back home in MN.The had an excellent selection of Terrapin beers that I absolutely love. I would recommend stopping at Chipís. The staff was friendly and very helpful. They were more than welcome to answer my questions
The wife and I were in the Outer Banks for a wedding this past weekend so I decided to check out BeerFly to see what, if any, good beer stores were in the area. When I saw the reviews for Chipís Wine & Beer Market I knew we had to stop by.
The store is very well stocked and the staff was friendly and seemed knowledgeable. I was really only looking to pick up a six pack to put in my suitcase so I wanted to get some brews that arenít available in Florida. I ended up getting 3 from Founders, 2 from Duck-Rabbit and Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing. I was very happy with these.
My only disappointment was when I asked if they had any Founders Breakfast Stout in stock and was told that they didnít have it yet but they would be getting a case of Kentucky Breakfast Stout in stock next week which is one week too late for me! They were supposed to get it on Thursday but it was not in their latest shipment.
I would highly recommend Chipís to anyone visiting the Kitty Hawk area of the Outer Banks.
This is my go-to beer store when Iím in OBX, as it should be for anyone. A real oasis in this beer desert. Prices are pretty reasonable, especially considering it must be tough to get good craft beer distributed out here. The service is excellent - Chip and the rest of the staff are very friendly and helpful. A nice selection, especially for the area, with both room temp and cold beers available, a large wall selection arranged by style, and almost everything available in singles. The place is designed so that the beer doesnít get hit with too much sunlight. Glassware and shirts are also available. I have Chipís to thank for many quality OBX ticks.
Recently visited Chipís while at the Outer Banks. Mostly a wine store but there is certainly a good amount of space devoted to beer (I donít know exactly but I would say this is about 75% vs. 25% wine to beer). The beer selection is very good and well stocked. The store is very clean and seems orderly. The people in the store seem to know their beer. The prices seem in line with other stores in the general area. Within a 75 mile radius, at least, you will not find a better selection. A must if you are visiting the Outer Banks.
I saw the ad for Chipís in a local magazine and thought it would be worth a stop. Chip is very knowledgeable and friendly. A very good selection of beers and a decent selection of glassware too. Prices were good and you had the ability to mix and match singles of just about everything. Certainly worth a stop if you are in the area.
Not a real easy place to find but worth seeking out. Chip is very friendly and knowledgeable. Very willing to help you out or just leave you alone to wander. Couple full rows of beer, mix and match sixerís. Picked up a bunch of Bellís I canít get in my neck of NY.
Nice little shop om a non-descrip strip mall. Beer is definitely a small area but nicely set up by style. Really good selection of singles to make your own six pack. Prices not overly bad for a beach town. Nice to see super fresh Two Hearted (bottled in mid July). Other nice beers like Stone Anniv, Old Rasp XII, and Sahti. Chip was helpful and a cool cat to talk to. Will go one more time to stock up on Bells.
nearbeer (241) Knoxville, Tennessee | July 27, 2009| Updated October 12, 2009
Best place on the Outer Banks for beer. Mixed sixers and good selection. LIttle bit pricey but thatís what you get with a monopoly in a resort area like this. Right at Mile Marker 6.