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Hall's Grocery Store
$$$ - a bit pricey
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4200 Glade Rd.
phone: (817) 267-6803
(Place added by: Morris729)
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quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5
A coworker introduced me to Hall's about 3 years ago. It's a 10-minute drive from my home in Irving, out in the middle of nowhere, as far as DFW goes. An unusual store: it's a gas station/plant nursery/deli/beer-and-wine store. Over on the right as you go in, they have a small selection of beer glasses that varies from time to time. The beer selection is the best I've seen in the DFW area... it beats Mr G's up in Plano, or any of the Central Markets. Any beer that's available to any Dallas Fort-Worth distributors, they have it. And they usually get new beers as soon as they come available. Plus, you can break up six-packs and buy singles, which usually cost $2 apiece ($3 for some of the premium Belgian singles, depending on who is working the counter. In the morning less beer-knowledgeable staff will charge you $2 for them). On the left-side of their beer section are a number of non-alcoholic beers, rarely available in other liquor stores here. They're willing to special order, though I've never taken advantage of the service.
Prices on everything is at a slight premium above other retail stores in the area... usually 50 cents to a dollar more. They also have a very good selection of wines, including many Texas wines, but it's the beers selection that stands out.
07-22-2004 14:09:45 |
More by allengarvin
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
What's to say that hasn't been said? Well, the most recent review has it right - this place now sells liquor so things are quite different on the inside than they used to be. (I almost went into the wrong door, heh.) Selection is still good, but not as good as it was before, unfortunately. I was there today, & there was good stuff, but nothing really wacky that I hadn't seen elsewhere - & unfortunately they were out of what I'd gone there to look for anyway (d'oh).
Never tried the food - don't care to.
Yes, it's a gas station, beer/wine/liquor, deli, catchall, etc. Yes, it's still a little overpriced. Is it still the store w/ a good selection of craft beer that is closest to my home? You betcha. Best selection you'll find in the area, but if you're elsewhere in the metroplex, you can probably find a better store (especially in Addison / North Dallas / Plano) w/ as good or maybe even better selection, probably better service, & definitely better prices. I'll still hit it up when I'm too lazy to drive anywhere else, haha.
Edit: upped the service a half point. They do have a guy (Fern) who goes out of his way to let beer nerds know about the new stuff. But he's never there at the store when I am. Punk! Still though, it's definitely helpful, and we appreciate his efforts!
12-28-2010 07:49:49 |
More by fragilehearted
quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | $$$$
From the outside it looks like your typical gas station. It's located right off highway 121 on Glade Road in Colleyville. When you go inside you notice there is a large beer and wine section, with a small deli/grocery store in the back.
The selection here is absolutely incredible. I see beers that I haven't seen anywhere else. A lot of it is in six packs, and most of the singles are either in very large 750ml bottles, bombers, or other large sizes. Some of them are 11.2-12oz singles. Everything is refrigerated.
The major problem with this place is the prices. They absolutely rip you off. I didn't see one beer that was less than $2.50, and if you break a six pack you're probably going to pay $2.50-3.50 per bottle, even from a lower priced six pack. I even saw 12oz beers that aren't that special priced for around $10.
Overall, it's a good store. It has one of the best selections in the DFW area. If it wasn't for the horrible prices, I would consider going there more often, even though it isn't that close to me.
10-27-2006 20:07:40 |
More by BeerSox
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5
Halls, to put it simply, has the best selection in the Metroplex. If you want a specific beer and don't want to hunt for it, this is the place to go: if they don't carry it, it's not in the Metroplex. That's the upside: the downside is that they charge a premium for this selection. All their beer costs about 20% more than any of the other good Metroplex beer stores (Central Market, Mr. G's, etc...) and I can't ever recall seeing a sale at Hall's.
The staff is friendly enough, but I've not known them to be very knowledgeable. They're mostly young kids and the owner himself once told me he never touches beer: only Jack Daniels. On the upside, all the beer is kept cold (the only warm beers are part of special displays) and you can break sixers.
Hall's is also a deli, a wine shop, a convenience store and some sort of nursery/gardening supply store. I only ever go there for beer, but they appear to cater to many different crowds.
05-05-2003 13:59:48 |
More by TXHops
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
I guess I've always been aware of Hall's Grocery. My parents used to buy wine there back when its sale was still forbidden in our backwards little town, but it wasn't until I got into beer that I came to appreciate this unique place.
Follow the giant, phallic propane tank and you will find a gas station/plant nursery/deli/grocery/beer & wine mecca that is like no establishment you have ever set foot in. Upon entering, it is impossible to miss the astonishing variety of wines, but push past all that (after checking out the variety of beer glasses in the window) to the far wall and beneath the collection of guitars and neon beer lights you will find the real draw: cooler after cooler of the world's finest beers. Belgium, Germany, Britain, Japan, a fair assortment of Texas brews - I even saw a Latvian beer last time I was in there.
Now, there are a few knocks against the place. First off, while the service is friendly, they aren't always knowledgable and they only rarely make their way back to the beer section to answer questions. This is somewhat mitigated by the oddball collection of beer enthusiasts that are drawn to the place. Go in at the right time and you will probably meet someone who can teach you a little something about our favorite beverage. Also, the beer does seem to sit and gather dust longer than I'd prefer. All the more reason, of course, to spread the word and get more people shopping there. In addition, the prices are a bit higher than Central Market's and they don't really encourage breaking six-packs and mixing singles. Another complaint is the organization. Beers are generally arranged by brewery, but beyond that you are pretty much on your own as far as finding what you're looking for. This is an especially glaring oversight considering how well sorted the wine selection is (country, style, price). I found Westmalle in one cooler, Rochefort in the next, Orval another over, and Maredsous, St. Bernardus, and Koningshoeven around the corner. Why not put the Belgian beers (or Belgian-style beers, for that matter) in one place? Or how about a section dedicated to Texas beers? I'd really like to see Halls show as much respect for their beer as they do their wine.
While the Fort Worth Central Market may have lower prices and a slightly better selection, the convenience of Hall's will continue to make it my go-to beer store.
06-16-2007 05:24:52 |
More by halfwaytoheaven
quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | $$$
Hands down the best selection I've seen in Texas yet. And I work one exit up the highway. Thank you Beer Advocate for leading me to this place. Basically, if you can get it in Texas, you can get it here.
It does look like some of the bottles have been there a while, but they're almost all refridgerated in relatively dark cases and anything really worth buying should last long enough to collect a little dust and still be okay anyway, right?
Don't bother asking for help. If you don't know what you're looking for when you go in, you won't come out any better off (except that you'll probably have some good beer, regardless of the lack of knowledgeable help, and that would inherently make you at least a little better off, but that's neither here nor there I suppose).
Price wise, it does seem to be a little steeper on sixers, maybe a dollar or two, but the bombers and other bigger bottles seem competitive enough. For example, I saw a couple bottles of DFH Chateau Jiahu at $16.00 per. That's $2-3 less than I've seen it elsewhere. Regardless, unless the prices are ridiculous, I'm shopping selection over price anyway. I guess if I was looking for something specific and more commonly available, I'd check World Market or Central Market first, but this the place to go if 1) you don't know what you want or 2) can't find it anywhere else.
Be sure to check out the small selection of glassware on your immediate right after entering the store.
04-11-2007 03:56:06 |
More by skillerified
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
If I could indulge myself for a moment. Nine years ago I used to live in Colleyville, TX. This was where I used to do my beer shopping from '95-'99. Then I moved back to MA and had not been back to Texas since. That changed this week as I had business in the Euless area. I got to visit some old places and decided to stop at Halls to bring a few bottles home. I was quite pleased to see this place noted on BA.
The selection of beer was pretty good. Lots of local Texas choices and some nice imported/Belgian offerings. Fairly good representation of Rogue and some of the other nationally recognized craft brewers.
Pricing was a little crazy. If you wanted a single.. Any single it was $4.50 Not really conducive to picking up some local stuff to bring home in the suitcase (truth be told I still bought some Rahr & sons and a Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti)
The help was pleasant but not really knowledgeable. I'd stop again if I were close but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit this location.
It was nice to see the old neighborhood again.
11-08-2008 12:04:34 |
More by Reagan1984
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5
Very easy to find, right on the corner of Glade and 121 South. Like other people have mentioned it is inside a gas station, and was pretty skeptical. Inside has 24 small beer coolers, 21 devoted to beer. I don't know why there were ready to drink "Mudslide" and "Sex on the Beach" drinks were sitting next to the beer in the cooler though.
There is some sort of order to how the beer is arranged, but not done very well. Fair to good selection of beers from different countries, and a good amount of belgians, but only a few trappists. The beers made by the same brewery is kept together, but it is unorganized if you want to look for beers by the origin country. I was able to find a bottle of Unibroue 10. Don't know how long its been in the cooler but it is convered in dust.
No one offered to help me find anything, just regular gas station people working there. No evidence of a beer glassware section. Price wasn't unreasonable, but it was just a little overpriced compared to Central Market or Market Street.
Probably one of the best selections of beer closest to Grapevine.
08-17-2004 21:19:54 |
More by dauss
quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$$
Hall's isn't far from my home, so I'm there quite often. Without any doubt, this is the best selection I've seen in Texas. That doesn't say much as far a lot of other states go, but for Texas, its exceptional.
The service is hit and miss, as others have stated the staff are gas station attendants. Some of them are friendly and somewhat knowledgeable, others are just rude. Most often their greatest interest in the beer is the percentage of alcohol.
The prices are a bit high, but I guess you are paying for selection. The other down side of selection seems to be some of the beers have sat for quite awhile, luckily most all of it is refridgerated.
2/28/07 Just a quick edit of my rating. Other places in the area seem to rival the selection with much better service. Hall's is becoming a "last resort". The selection is good. That's all I can say.
07-28-2006 01:57:08 |
More by Dizzy
quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Well, after reading all the hype I decided to stop in and check this place out....high expectations in tow. First off I should have noted that it's a Valero gas station, because I kept driving back and forth looking for a farmer's market type place. As far as the selection goes, it is definitely up to the hype. There were easily numbers in the double figures of beers I've never seen anywhere else. That said, the irony is they didn't have any of the beers I specifically went there looking for (which Central Market did...since I went there right after). On top of that there was not a human in sight to ask about potential stock in the back. The one big caveat is that to me the selection is kind of suspect. I counted at least a half a dozen seasonal beers that were "in season" 6-8 months ago. All I could think of after that was....how old are the rest of these beers ? So, while the selection is interesting, and I'm sure I'll give it another look when I'm over that way...I certainly won't be rushing back, as I left empty handed and very much underwhelmed.
06-23-2007 22:26:45 |
More by briman
Hall's Grocery Store in Colleyville, TX
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