Travlr (2738) Charlotte , North Carolina | September 21, 2013| Updated October 17, 2014
Massive place in two parts - use the door on the left for liquor, and the one on the right for beer. Youíll see the growler station first, and they do give samples, but theyíre tiny and in paper cups. Canít beat the bottle selection in this area though.
Decent big beer selection and easy to find store near downtown. Had several impressive 3L bottles of Double Bastard and Arrogant Bastard along with some Rogue, Mendocino,DH, and various trappists. Has a small beer store on the other side of a glass wall; stupid TN liquor laws. I recommend Woodyís in Franklin(Cool Springs) though.
I had a nightmare trying to find this place. Not because itís hidden, but because maps.google.com just flat out lied to me and the streets in Nashville are arranged in a rather unique fashion. I was very happy that my time was not wasted. The wine side had quite a bit of beer that is not available in Knoxville or even NC, GA, or SC like Boulder, Schlafly, BBC, and 120 minute IPA. A few weird Russian and Belgian brews were on the shelf too. Prices are fair considering the market. The 6% beer side has a build your own 6 pack side which was great for getting a lot of local stuff. I found Frugal to be fairly close in quality to Midtown with a little different selection. Iíd recommend going to both places if possible to get the spectrum of beer available in the area.
Big beer and liquor store on the edge of downtown and two blocks from the new Yazoo brewery. Because of some insane Tennessee state liquor law, this place has separate entrances, exits, and registers for low-ABV (ínormalí) beer, and higher-ABV beer, and wine and liquor. So I had to buy Yazoo Rye Saison on the beer side and Yazoo SUE on the liquor side in two separate transactions. Maddening. The bottle selection is pretty good, but the setup makes browsing frustrating. A lot of the good Southern beers are not broken down into singles, and I didnít feel like buying 6-packs of everything I wanted to try. The big bottles are mostly things I can find at other good beer stores, with a few exceptions. They donít sell on Sundays, so I had to carve out some time in the middle of the weekend instead of on my way out of town. The location and good beers make it worth a visit, but Iíd like to see some changes in the way the place is organized and in the state laws (well, since the second one will be tougher, at least break down more 6-packs for singles).
Plenty of dedicated parking right in front. Good selection of locals and regional brews. Warehouse atmosphere. Service was very good and asked several questions. Lots of six-packs, nice selection of taps, but minimal not that many singles. Prices are good. A good location, hope to come back.
Typical split store because of the stupid TN laws. Beer side has a respectable selection and some glassware. The liquor side carries a few goodies. Stone, Rochefort, Westmalle, Mendocino, Unibroue, DFH,Terrapin , Orval, Chimay, Unibroue, BBC, Left Hand, North Coast, and a few others. The liquor staff has very little knowledge of beer, but it is a liquor store. They do have the lowest prices in town. Venture over to the beer side, and you will find many outdated UK and European beers. The micro selection stays pretty fresh, with offerings from BBC, Fort Collins, Terrapin, Highland, Left Hand, Yazoo, Blackstone, Wild Goose, Schlafly, Leinenkugal, Abita, Rogue, North Coast, as well as your typical Sam Adams and Sierra. They have a small singles section, which is 1.79 per bottle or 9.99 per six. Most of them are regional micros. You are not going to find any rarities in TN because of our stupid laws. If you are in Nashville, this is one of the best stores to hit.
The liquor side is not really beer-focused, but has a selection that ranges from pretty good to passable. Prices also tend to vary, but nothing too expensive ($11.99 for Rogue Imperial Pilsner). The beer side is slanted toward case sales, is seems, but the selection is decent. The do not like to break up six packs, and the sixer selection is much better than the singles selection.
A good place the high abv side had a limited selection but a few interesting choices. The beer side many southeastern beer along with a wide range of other choices. I would recommend stopping in if you are in the area.