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Reilley's Wine & Spirits
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
2 New Orleans Rd
phone: (843) 785-3339
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1 | selection: 1.5 | $$
The beer selection on Hilton Head is dismal.
I don't know why, but beer just isn't available at most of the liquor stores-- any place with "wine" or "wine and spirits" in the name will NOT sell beer.
It is strange to walk into a liquor store and only find wine and booze... They look at me like I'M the asshole when I ask about beer... Anyway...
The stores that do carry beer seem to be broken up into 2 seperate entrances-- one entrance to the clean, nice, fancy wine shop with liquor selections as well and the 2nd entrance to the crappy, rundown, bodega that is the "beer store."
I'm unsure as to what kind of stupid, lame, nonsensical, archaic law leads to such a situation, but it must go.
Beer is available at gas stations and grocery stores, but the selection is about what you'd expect to find at such locations-- mostly macro lagers, generic imports, and a small handful of locals and a bunch of pseudo-craft.
This store happens to be one of those "2 entrance" stores with beer to the left and wine/spirits to the right.
The beer area is about the size of a walk-in closet. Some dusty bottles and cans on shelves, some outdated ipas in the coolers-- an I mean OUTDATED! Year old cans of Oskar Blues stuff... Ipas with "best before" dates from 10 months ago.
Prices were reasonable for the island, but still higher than the mainland.
If you find yourself in Hilton Head, hit up Growlers. Their selection is better and the stock is fresher.
09-23-2012 20:49:05 |
More by AleWatcher
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
Located this on New Orleans Ave looking for some local SC beers in the Sea Pines area of the island.
The only local beers we found were Palmetto Pale Ale, Amber, and Lager. Did find some Victory beers (Hop Wallop was old here) but some others were more recent. There are a few Belgian brews and a handful of europeans.
Service was pleasant but not really helpful. They were looking for more macro multi-case buyers than a sixer or two buyer.
All in all this is probably the only place on the Hilton Pkwy on the western side of the island to find some decent beers for your vacation.
07-07-2008 21:59:33 |
More by Gavage
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | $$
Not a whole lot to talk about with this place.The store is divided into two sides. One for beer and one for wine. The wine side is five time the beer side.
Some very good beers on hand, but very few and far between.
They seem to be trying to get the beer side going, and they do have a way to go. What they did have was good.
A lot of Victory, Samuel Smiths.
The wine side rocks, but they need to get a much better selection to make it something special.
It is the best place to buy beer on the island, although that isnt saying much. at least you can get a few really good beers here.
07-28-2007 22:48:34 |
More by dmamiano
quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Vacationing in Hilton Head with the fam over last year's winter break was a good time. However, the beer selection on the island was awful. I hit up a couple wine stores looking for a good beer until some guy tipped me off to this place.
Reilley's is a small store adjacent to a larger wine store. It has a decent selection of imports (15-20) with a small microbrew selection (~20). The highlight of this place is the availability of their 3 Monts and 3 Monts Grande Reserve Special Ale. I bought the latter and thoroughly enjoyed it. (also picked up a Froach Heather Ale and Tommyknockers Maple Nut Ale). The staff was friendly and helpful, epitomizing southern hospitality. One warning: check the born on dates if they have 'em...my Tommyknockers ale was way past its prime...
Stupidly, I didn't return to the store before leaving and can no longer find 3 Monts anywhere. Maybe next vacation...thank god for timeshares!
03-06-2007 03:50:13 |
More by wagenvolks
Reilley's Wine & Spirits in Hilton Head, SC