Visited late afternoon on a Monday. Strip mall location. Beer is the main story here, with new releases and sought after breweries directly in front center of the shop. There are also racks of warm beer to the right, and a walk in cooler on the side of the shop. Quite a few of the local brewery beers are available as singles. Large selection of Jester King and very friendly and knowledgeable employees. Best beer oriented store I have been to in Dallas (so far).
82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Came in on a Sunday. Plenty of parking on the way in. Rick was taking the day off (good for him), but sadly did not get to meet him. Large store with what appears to be room for more product in the back (behind the huge Clydesdale). Every beer is in a cooler (apart from a few magnums) which is nice. Decently large selection, and seems to be quite up to date with all the new selections in town. I counted 2 meads, 0 non-macro ciders (woodchuck and other crappy stuff), and about 6 sakes (although there was one that I had never seen before). Beers were solid. Fair prices. Seems like a good place, but a bit out of the way for me. That said, I will be back.
My friend Ryan recommended this store, which was 50 min from where I was staying, it didn’t dissapoint. Sam and the crew know their beer. They asked me what I liked and where I was from, even printed out a list of breweries with styles I liked. In all my years I have never met a complete staff of folks that knew so much along with cared about my experience there. If it’s in Texas, they should have it for you. I highly recommend stopping here.
One my long time friends brought me here when I was in town for a visit. Looks like a crappy beer/cigarette store from the outside. Don’ t let that fool you, they have a small but quality beer selection, and it’s all stored in a dim walk in cooler. This is the store to buy hoppy beers because of the proper handing and storage. They carry all the regional micros, plus stuff from Stone, Lagunitas, Deschutes, DFH, etc. They had stuff that Mr G’s did not have or was sold out of. Friendly service to boot.
Seems to be some conflicting reviews of Frisco and Plano beer stores and changes in focus. I asked a beer rep I met at Holy Grail and she said Lone Star. I was not disappointed. Friendly staff. A good selection of Texas micros and very good beers from outside Texas.
Dixonian (150) Plano, Texas | January 22, 2011| Updated April 16, 2013
As other reviewers have said, Rick is very friendly and accommodating. On several occasions he’s offered to try and get things I was looking for. The beer cave is greatness and has a pretty good collection. I like their nicely priced glasses as well.