(Visited 03/2009): Stopped at Chuck’s after the first annual Winking Lizard Real Ale Fest and happy I did. The store is located in downtown Chagrin Falls, and there is a fair amount of street parking in the surrounding blocks.
The interior has sections devoted to wine, cheese and of course beer. Many of the usual beers found in higher-end stores are either in one of the coolers or on the shelves. Regional brewers like Thirsty Dog, GLBC, Bell’s, Dark Horse, Hoppin’ Frog and others are represented. In addition there is a solid selection of imports, especially from Belgium. On top of THAT, the proprietor offered to take up "behind the cooler" after asking us if we were "beer hunters". Needless to say there are some real goodies tucked away back there.
Obviously from the above, the service at this store is top notch.
Overall this store is a must stop for anyone in the region.
SamsonAle (9) Novelty, Ohio | August 13, 2010| Updated August 25, 2010
I’ve been going to Chucks for 40 years. When I was a little kid I’d get a pop and a pretzel stick and they’d give me their extra beer signs to hang on my bedroom walls. The clientel would buy their cases of Gennesee and Black Label in long neck returnable bottles. Now, like every other store in Chagrin Falls, they’ve gone boutique selling imported cheese, fine wines and micro’s. They do a good job of it. It is fun to go through their cooler in the back looking for hidden beer treasures. They also sponsor tastings and have a pretty knowledgeable staff. See Mike for beer advice.
Best beer store I’ve ever been in. Mike "The Swami" of suds will direct you wherever your tastes inquire. Lots of individual beers and 22ozs spread the varieties. Rare, expansive styles and regions provide a great variety of options. I’m a local and would argue it’s one of the best I’ve seen living across the country.
A fine detour in Cleveland’s suburbs. This is one gourmet wine/cheese/beer stop that seems to be ran with passion from as friendly people as one can hope for. They’d show us the impressive remnants of their French courses, would bring the beer up to our car to send us out with good wishes and would offer good advice and places to stop on our way. Just genuine, good people. As far as service, it does not get much better. The place is also well laid out, in a nice little town so that you feel very comfortable. Some other raters complain about the premium prices, this is not something I’ve felt, but I’m not so familiar with Ohio’s usual costs. It certainly was cheaper than in Pennsylvania. As far as the selection goes, there were a couple of hundred different beers to choose from. Not very practical is the fact that they preferred not to break six-packs. Be sure to ask for the walk-in cooler because that’s where we bought 2/3 of our stuff from. This contained a few newer limited offerings. Not a world-class selection, but the usual suspects are covered and I was happy to find stuff like Buckeye and The Brew Kettle. If service is of importance to you, that’s a top spot. If selection is all that counts, there may be better options, but not many in Greater Cleveland area. For instance, I found Chuck’s superior to Rozi’s in Lakewood.
fiver29 (52) Cleveland, Ohio | July 21, 2010| Updated February 17, 2012
I have visited Chucks several times over the past couple years. They have a nice selection. They charge more than the average store in the area which is annoying. More annoying to me is their good stuff is in the back cooler. So I have to freeze my ass off to shop their better items. No thanks. I won’t be visiting Chucks any more. They still have a nice selection and premium prices if you like.
A real gem within the shops and homes of Chagrin Falls. Great selection of single beers as well as wine, glassware, cheeses and specialty items. Service is fantastic and employees are always willing to help with your selection. Ask to see the additional selection of beers in the back of their walk-in cooler.
A nice surprise I was shown on a visit to family in the area. Nice ambiance for a beer store. Staff were beyond friendly. They had mistakenly put the wrong price beneath a 6 pack and gave me the price which was two dollars cheaper. Nice selection of imports and micros from the area. A good place to pick up some beer, I can’t ask for much more.
Decided to head out that way and check it out. Lots of imports, guezes, lambics, that sort of thing and a few things that you really can’t find many other places (Brewdog, for instance). Tiny, cramped little place that teaches you how to dance, thats for sure! Excellent selection of hard-to-find 22oz, but regrettably not willing to break up six packs and the singles rack was overwhelmingly dusty macros. Though if you are looking for something and the Other Store doesn’t have it, consider calling these guys. Between the two, I think you could find anything you’d want that is distributed in OH.
Great beer store with excellent staff. I have found a few beers here that I couldn’t find down in Dayton. They are a decent source of scarce/rare beers that they seem to get in from time to time. I’ll definitely be back in here next time I’m in town.