At first I thought that this was the worst stocked grocery store I had ever seen. Then I realized their refrigeration system was out because of Hurrican Sandy. The beer selection, though, was amazing, and included two from Maine Beerand three from Clown Shoes, for instance. Very high prices, friendly staff. Attached cafe, which I did not try, was packed and the food looked good.
Across the street from Lost Dog Cafe and next to the post office, the beer selection at this grocery story is pretty solid. Some of the Rogue XS line along with about a dozen of the more common Belgians, and a wide selection of regional micros, including some singles up front. Nice selection but if you’re in the area I would recommend Total Wine in McLean.
I cannot tell if this is a beer store with groceries or a grocery store with beers. At any rate, they have a large, diverse selection of beer, many already broken out into singles. The prices seem average for the area, with no real surprises. The only service I got was at checkout, and maybe that was because this was a cold, damp Sunday afternoon. I would definitely stop by again if I were in the neighborhood.
Neat to see what looks like some sort of natural beer growth all over the store. By that I mean that you can clearly tell what section used to house (and still for the most part does) the beer, but it has expanded into other areas like some sort of moss or vine. Selection is good for a grocery store, but the lack of singles aside from large format bottles makes it a bit tougher for me. If I were a local it would be a great place to grab a six though.
Angled parking in front parked down the street on a Thursday afternoon. Old style grocery. The place was not busy, so I don’t know where all the people from the cars went to. No service is to speak of. The beer is on the right and in the back in some old deli coolers. Prices seemed good. The center part is just a bunch of singles. I found a KBS. I would return.
A dozen changing beers on draft -- all interesting. A thousand bottles in the store that can be served with the bar menu. Outside seating in warm weather. Nice suburban option to the DC beer destinations.
Combination bar/urban beer garden/grocery store in a suburban part of Arlington. Finally made it out here thanks to DCLawyer on a Saturday night. Service was efficient, recognized one of the bartenders from Sehkraft. Not a huge selection of drafts but decent enough, plus two Sehkraft beers. Grocery store has bottles and cans for take out, worth a look. Didn’t try the food but apparently the poutine is pretty good. Pretty pricey. Apparently they have live bands on certain nights. Wouldn’t go out of my way to come here but decent enough if you’re in the area.
Huge old-school grocery store that has been converted to basically only hold beers. I feel like I've walked into the mid-80s. Seriously. Staff the last time I was there was a little aloof, but polite, and knowledgeable (they said nice things about the beer I got which sounded earnest). I still haven't been to the Beer garden. Hope to do that when the weather gets nice.
Prices on some beers are pretty comparable, but other beers seem a touch more expensive than anywhere else. I'd hate to have to shop elsewhere, but if I can save myself 5-10 bucks (depending on what I buy), I'll go to Total Wine or even the local grocery store. I'd love to support the small guys every time, but I have a mortgage now.