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Grape Vine Market - Austin
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
7938 Great Northern Blvd.
phone: (512) 323-5900
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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 32
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
The Best place to buy beer in Austin, no doubt. They always have the latest beers out in front of the beer department so you can look over what the new stock is and load up. But don't, they usually have what you want in the fridge so get it out of the fridge.
GrapeVineJames usually posts the new stuff he gets in in the southwest forum. I've met him once -- he's a great guy. They have pretty much every good beer that is available in Austin. Sometimes it pays to look at other stores for beers that get sold out. Other BA's know about Grapevine market and the good stuff can go fast.
They also have an excellent deli department that you can get a great sandwich and eat it on premises.
The staff is helpful and friendly. They will usually ask you if you need help but won't be in your face if you just want to browse. Go there and say hi to me -- I'll probably be there.
03-18-2008 03:47:40 |
More by JonathanL7890
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place specializes in wine in liquor but have a good selection of beer. They have 200+ beers. Most of the beers that they carry are sold as singles. All of the beers that are carried are broken out by country/region. They carry beers from Germany, UK, Ireland, Belgium Japan, Thailand and the US. This is store has a few locations and at least two in the Austin area. They carry Lagunitas, New Belgium, Anchor, Chimay, Fuller, Guinness, St. Arnold and so on. If have not been back to this location but have been to another location in the Austin area. They are worth a visit.
03-07-2008 02:57:53 |
More by harpus
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Hands down the best place in town to get beer. Competitive prices, and although not necessarily the absolute cheapest on all beers, they have the best singles selection by far for those looking to try different beers without having to buy 6 packs. Good, friendly service, and merchandise is turned over pretty well here and I've not had any problems buying old beer here.
James, the beer guy, is a friendly and helpful guy as well.
Tons of great liquor, wine, and specialty foods as well. Great place.
02-24-2008 19:14:36 |
More by JDV
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $
One word. Wow. Never seen a selection like this in the stores I frequent most. Lots of brews I haven't seen in awhile in Texas made me think it was Christmas morning. Though mainly a wine store, the brews were packed over in the corner in a neat manor, more beers in the fridges ready to go than sitting out, which was sort of a negative for me since I had to trek them back. But, the easily biggest plus for me was that they had a hefty stock of DFH 120. I've never seen this in a Texas store (I don't know any liquor stores in Dallas that have really good beers, point me there if so!) So I was very happy to see this. Prices were also noticeable different, being 4-5 bucks cheaper on the 750's and a buck or two on 4-6 packs. No bulk discounts because, I assume, everything is pretty low to start with. The manager was wondering around and seemed pretty helpful, though I missed the beer buyer when there. Overall, thinking if its in Texas, its here before there.
02-11-2008 18:48:42 |
More by ballewblake
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is a very nice store with a very nice selection. I went there this afternoon and picked up a few sixers, a 750 or two and a bunch of singles. The selection is among the best in Austin. They appear to get all of the seasonals available in Texas. Everything is available in singles as well. Service is helpful and friendly; I had a pleasant chat with an employee about looking forward to Sierra Nevada Bigfoot being released each year.
I enjoy a good cheese with my beer, and there is a good cheese selection here as well.
01-28-2008 18:28:16 |
More by OldTex29
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I have travelled to Austin a number of times for work and did not know about this place. I had always gone to Whole Foods or Central Market to take beer back to the hotel room. Something on the web clued me in to this place so I had to check it out on my current trip.
I have one word for this place: WHOA! The selection here is outstanding. I have not seen this kind of selection anywhere else in Texas, even Mr Gs in Dallas (Plano). Other BAers have mentioned empty shelf space and there was some of that, but not very much at all. Perhaps GVM has read these reviews and stepped up. There were quite a few Christmas/Winter/Holiday brews to choose from, most of which are refrigerated. And I was pleasantly surprised that when I broke a six-pack I didn't get any grief for it.
I did notice that there was a large wine and liquor selection, but I'm all about the beer and didn't venture in to those areas.
I am actually moving to Austin at the beginning of next year and this will be my number one place for buying beer.
12-12-2007 03:57:36 |
More by biergut
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
I stopped by here on my way home from the homebrew shop. The store is tucked away in a corner alongside MoPac a block or so off of Anderson Road in a small strip center. Easy to get in and out of. There is a huge selection of craft beers, a slightly smaller selection of imports and a still smaller selection of big brewery brands. I met a couple of people who, like me, were mesmerized by the selection, and we stood comparing notes. It's a bit pricey, but the selection is well worth it, and that's what I expect in a liquor store.
11-14-2007 23:15:43 |
More by hiikeeba
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $
This is the best place to buy beer I've found during several visits to Austin. I would characterize it as a very nice wine store that happens to carry a decent selection of craft beer. They have quite a bit of beer, and three quarters of it or so is refrigerated. This store carries more 12oz single bottles than I've seen other places, although it seemed like a lot of the shelf space was empty or a lot of items were out of stock during my visit. Also, a lot of the local stuff that I'd seen in 6-packs at Central Market weren't here...which was a shade disappointing.
The staff answered a question of mine regarding how long something had been sitting on a shelf well-enough, but they definitely seemed more interested in the wine clientele, even though there was no one really shopping the wine aisles at the time.
I thought the singles were a very good value; a lot of times when I purchase singles I find myself subject to a pretty severe mark-up and that didn't occur here.
A pretty good place to shop for beer.
10-31-2007 01:40:56 |
More by BeerBelcher
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
As mentioned previously, GVM has the best beer selection in Austin. Their liquor is expensive, so it is best to go elsewhere for that. I don't know why there isn't a food rating for this establishment; if there were, I would give them a 5. Their lunch menu is phenomenal - they have some of the best sandwiches in town for a fantastic price.
The prices for beer are reasonable, especially considering their unparalleled selection. As BeerZack mentioned, the few brews they might be out of at GVM can be found at the Whip-In, but you will have to pay a dollar or two more for them. The fact that you can break six packs here is a nice option - who wants to buy an entire six pack of something they have never tried, especially when you can buy them as singles? The service is really awesome - the cashiers are really personable, and James the Beer Rep is a really great guy who knows a lot about beer and loves what he does.
Definitely go if you haven't been there yet.
08-21-2007 01:49:33 |
More by MiguelMandingo
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
Probably my favorite place in Austin to buy beer, I just wish it wasn't so out of the way for me. Hands down the best selection in Austin (maybe tied for 1st). If they don't have something here then its probably not available (or you have to go to WhipIN and over-pay).
The prices here are very average I'd say, I definately don't make the drive up for the price- especially since I usually buy mixed singles ($1-$2 per bottle mostly, but watch out for the damn Sam Smiths $3+)... and as every reviewer has mentioned, the ability to break any 6-pk on the shelf is the best part- sometimes I need to drink a beer I know I don't like just to make sure I still don't like it and this is the perfect place for that. The liquor looks pretty overpriced though, but I don't go for the liquor.
07-14-2007 17:17:37 |
More by BeerZack
Grape Vine Market - Austin in Austin, TX
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