Visited early evening on a Wednesday. Just up the street from The Blind Butcher, on the busy Greenville Avenue. Parking is a pain, though there is a big lot across the street just past the Trader Joes. Small, dark brick bar with communal tables and a cool old bar. The beer selection is spread out throughout the room bottle shop style, though they seemed to have more of an on premises focus. 20 or so beers on draft, solid selection. Fun crowd.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
The Bottle Shop is located on the corner of Richmond and Greenville in the Lower Greenville area of downtown Dallas. There is some public parking beside and behind the building.
The interior of the bar/bottle shop features a wall full of shelves of bottles on the left, a bar on the right and some seating in between. Brick walls and a couple TVs. Behind the bar are some taps and coolers full of bottles.
The tap selection amounts to around 20 with several Texas breweries represented like Lakewood, Deep Ellum and Live Oak, plus other craft breweries like Ballast Point, Green Flash and Ommegang. Growlers are available. There are several hundred bottled options too, including many singles, seasonals and imports. Several Texan breweries like Community, Rahr & Sons, Peticolas and St. Arnold are available.
Service on a Sunday just as they opened was good. The bartender was friendly and happy to offer samples.
This place does not offer food.
Overall this is a solid shop to hit for some local beers both on draught and to go.
Interesting little stop across the street from the Libertine bar. I use to live near by, and vaguely remember another liquor store in this spot. Small patio out front, plenty of couches and places to sit inside. Seemed kind of dark for the middle of the day. A few TVs. A long row of room temperature beer bottles/cans/ciders and on the opposite side a long cooler full of chilled beer. Some glassware as well. Also 8 taps (half seemed local). Knowledgeable, but seemingly slightly disgruntled bartender. All bottles are available for on premise consumption, and most (although sadly not all) are available to go (can’t take any of the Austin Beer Works cans to go. Prices seemed average. They do growler fills which is also pretty cool. Not a bad new place. Parking was a bit confusing (parking in the back says it is a tow zone expect for the place nextdoor and Beer World or some other place I couldn’t find.
Cool vibe, dark wood bar. Walls lined with shelves full of bottles, most of which can be taken home for consumption. Tap selection is usually pretty good and being able to get a growler filled is nice. Prices about average for the area.
Went here the other day to pick up a few growlers. Dead empty in the afternoons. Pretty good selection for Texas as they have many bottle choices in both their dry section and cooler. Staff is friendly and they do growler fills to go.
Went here for the first time a few days ago. They have about a 15 seat bar with and small handful of taps, as well as a ton of bottles that are stored cold in order to be drank on site. They also have a bunch of bottles which are for sale to go. I heard they don’t normally serve food, but there was a beer dinner going on the night I was there. They had all three bottled beers from Wicked Beaver Brewing, which to the best of my knowledge, is the first time this beer has been sold to go in the Dallas area.
So a few revisions from a neighborhood regular. Taps are generally at about 12 (versus eight). Always a 512 on tap, generally a "one off" Southern Star on tap, and always some unique stuff (currently Stone 15th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA).
Here is the best part. Wanna a beer on draft, great. Want it to go, take home a growler (and they are generous about whose growler). Want a bottled in house - yup about 300 of them. Want it to go, same scoop. Take it home in a single, a sixer or more.
Very, very astute knowledgeable staff that not only deals with Beer Geeks like us, but takes the time to introduce newbies to great new beer styles. Highly recommended. Worth the trip, particularly if you are in the area for Strangeways.