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$$ - reasonable
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1338 S Main St
phone: (540) 953-2675
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Reviews by Jimmys:
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
This place is AWESOME. Let me just start with that.
Selection is absolutely out of this world and just about everything is offered as single beers for the unsure. I literally just walk around in awe when I go deciding what to buy. The staff really knows their stuff as well. Whether it comes to beer or wine, they know whats up. They also have free beer and wine tastings every Friday and Saturday. Just one more reason to go!
My only real complaint is the prices. It is really easy to run a bill up just buying a couple quality brews. But hey, you get what you pay for.
If you are in Blacksburg, attending VaTech, or just visiting you need to check this place out.
05-05-2009 01:56:18 |
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vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Great location, selection, and price. Not to mention a very knowledgeable staff who are willing to help with any questions that you might have. Owner personally took me around every part of the store and explained the different styles of beer to me in grave detail. Very pleased with the Vintage Cellar, will definitely be going back.
03-29-2013 02:21:51 |
More by PaulsBrew
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
I visited the Vintage Cellar on a Saturday during a day trip to Blacksburg. I am from WV where good beer is nearly impossible to find so this place was amazing to what I am used to.
Atmosphere was good, it was about 4:00 on Saturday so it was pretty crowded. As others mentioned, wine is in the front, beer in the back. I like how the beer was separated by region. My only complaint is that it was pretty crowded in the beer section. The shelves are all very close together and every time I picked an isle to focus on, it seemed like I was in someones way.
As for quality, they pretty much have the best beer selection possible on the state of Virginia, so I'll give them a 5 for that.
I was never approached by am employee the 30 mins I was there, but as I stated earlier, they were pretty busy. I did overhear a conversation with an employee and a customer and he seemed like he Definitelt know what he was along about, making great recommendations.
Selection is the best you could possibly ask for in the area. I brought my BA want list with me and crossed off many from my list, including two 4packs of KBS.
Overall this place is awesome. I live almost 2 hours away but am planning on making a trip to Blacksburg in the near future, just to visit this place. I was in a hurry this time, but could easily spend hours here, well as hundreds of dollars.
02-19-2012 17:24:28 |
More by Treyliff
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This is a specialty wine and beer store, located near a state run liquor store and a grocery store. The quality of products and selection is good, although at times, it is advised to look at dates. They have pretty much anything that is distributed in Virginia. Prices are based mainly on singles, although there is a light discount for buying 6 packs or cases of one beer. Also they receive most limited releases. The staff is very helpful if you ask for assistance, and will guide you to what you want (in both beer and wine). Overall, this is a recommended store. In addition, if you want to try different beers, join their beer of the month club, which gives you a $10-20 mixed six pack of highly rated beers. Definitely a good way to try many different beers. Also, they have beer tastings on Friday afternoons, which is a time to try some beers and sometimes talk to a brewery rep.
02-08-2012 05:12:15 |
More by cyclonece09
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I love this place. Whenever I am visiting my parents, I go here and stock up on brews.
The atmosphere is great. You walk in and you know you're in a place where people know what they're doing and are passionate about the craft. Clean, appropriate lighting and plenty of friendly faces.
I'm not entirely sure what "quality" is supposed to mean but I'll take a whack at how I interpret it. The store is well-organized. In the front half, a large selection of wines greets the customer. The back half is all beer, organized by country. In the case of American beers, by east coast/west coast and then by brewery. They do occasional tastings, though I haven't been in enough to know how often they are.
I've seen reviews where service seems to be the weak spot of The Vintage Cellar. I happen to disagree. Whenever I go in, despite my visits often being weeks or months apart, they remember me. Moreover, I'm often given a tour of what's new since the last time I visited. They're good about giving facebook updates on what's new in the store and exceptional at taking and remembering reservations for highly sought after beer.
The selection is wonderful and expanding. Troegs, Ballast Point, Founders, Smuttynose, Ommegang, North Coast, Avery, Epic, Boulder. Many, many, many to choose from. This is the most important aspect of any store, in my opinion, and Vintage Cellar knocks it out of the park.
Lastly, the prices are absolutely reasonable. What you pay is what you would expect just about anywhere else. Fair and reasonable, indeed.
10-12-2011 18:30:07 |
More by Bmuncy
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Vintage Cellar is simply epic. I cannot think of another shop quite like it on the eastern seaboard. Not only is the selection massive, but the staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable (I was in on a Sunday).
It really will take your breath away. I had been told of it's size and selection, but you really have to see it to believe it. My family and I spent two and a half hours browsing around, and I could have easily spent another 45 minutes to an hour in there.
It's as if every single bottle of beer that is distributed within the great state of Virginia is represented here. Everything. American, imports, hard to find bottles, you name it. They also have a really, really high quality selection of vino too.
This is the kind of place you make plans to visit. Book a room down the block, find something for the kiddies and the wife to do for a day or two, as you could easily spend days (and whole paychecks) in Vintage Cellar.
01-27-2011 17:58:21 |
More by Rhettroactive
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
This is a great store for wine and (especially) beer! Awesome closeout deals and tastings on Friday afternoons!
Service- The only knock I would give this place is that the employees can take a while to warm up to you, when you first come in rarely will you get much attention and if you head to the back to look at beer especially there are only really one or two guys that will bother to help you (out of about a half-dozen employees), the others focus on wine and even then only two of them seem to be real well informed (to the others' credit however they know better than to pretend they know what they are talking about and will get one of the more knowledgeable employees).
Selection- Exceptional! Great variety of East Coast/West Coast beers, including many local ones available in single bottles, packs, or kegs. There is also a pretty good selection of foreign beers on the side wall though not as exhaustive as the domestic selection
Value- I list Vintage Cellar as reasonable; the price, as you would expect, for a lot of the more common but still high-quality beers (example: Sierra Nevada, Flying Dog, etc) is higher than the Kroger next door which has to its credit a good beer selection as well (though I still buy from Vintage to support them as a small business). However, this is offset by having awesome closeout sales on a wide variety of different beers (and even better sales on wine if you are so inclined). The closeouts for example turned me on to a really good Austrian lager (Hopten Konig) that was only 4.95 for a six-pack!
They even have beer tastings Friday afternoons which are often a mix of really great beers and some that are not so good that they are trying to get rid of (admitted to me by an employee).
All in all this is a great shop and if you approach the staff they will definitely help you or even do a custom order for you, but don't walk in expecting an employee to shadow you the whole time at your beck and call. I go often and recommend others do the same!
01-14-2011 02:44:20 |
More by gps2388
quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Stopped by Vintage Cellar when I visited the family over Christmas. Of course, the wine was up at the front of the store and the beer was placed at the way back. It was a well-kept store; clean and organized.
The selection was fantastic. I'm from an area of the country where selection is limited and good beer stores are hard to come by... All of the beers were organized by regions and were available as singles - which was great because I didn't have to buy 4 or 6 packs when I was by limited space in my checked luggage. They seem to keep it well-stocked when compared to other stores in the area. I would assume by the quantity of beers that they have the majority if not all the beers available from distributors.
My only gripe would be the service. When I walked into the store I knew exactly what I was looking for, and as a result I wasn't looking for much assistance. On the other hand, I wasn't approached by anybody (neither were my brother and father who were with me). I hardly require assistance at all, but atleast a friendly "hello" would be nice (the people shopping the wine got all the assistance they could ask for). When I went to check out, the gentlemen helping me said, "you know much about this junk?" Sorry, didn't know I was spending $70 on junk. When I visit the family again I will definitely stop by this store again, despite the service (or lack thereof).
01-02-2011 21:06:16 |
More by midworken
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I finally get a chance to review VC. My experiences have all been shopping on their online store.
This time around, I ordered a case of Yuengling Traditional Lager in cans. Well, I placed the order and soon got an email acknowledging the order.
Next thing I knew, I got an email with the shipping info so I could track it online.
It arrived quickly and safely because of the excellent packing job.
This is a *great* store to deal with and I'll be buying from Vintage Cellar again!
Oh, and my final cost for the beer including shipping came to around $58 which I split with a fellow Yuengling fan. :^)
11-12-2010 23:49:27 |
More by Bitterbill
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
We swung by Vintage Cellar on the way home from Asheville, not exactly convenient from the highway but not terrible - maybe 10-15 out of the way. Regardless, the place proved worthy of a slight detour.
The store itself is quite large, with a good amount of floorspace devoted to wine and other non-beer items. The beer selection is huge, arranged by region, and quite extensive. I was in search of Shooting Creek, which doesn't really make it out of the immediate area. If it's sold in Virginia, chances are it will pass through this store. Not perfect, but damn near close. The selection is very much exhaustive across all styles and places. Loads of singles.
Service was fine. Wasn't approached on the sales floor but questions were answered at checkout.
10-26-2010 02:01:24 |
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Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA