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Hall's Grocery Store
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Store ]
4200 Glade Rd.
phone: (817) 267-6803
(Place added by: Morris729)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 24 | Show All Ratings:
quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$$
This store is very consistent. Sometimes the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful, other times the people seem completely disinterested/rude and know little to nothing about beer.
Until a few months ago, Hall's was always among the first stores in the Dallas area to get new beers and often times had beers that were nowhere else in the area. For example, they had Allagash Interlude, Black, Victor, Victoria, Four and Fluxus 2009 in stock for several months, while no one else outside of Houston and Austin has ever gotten any.
That being said, several months ago (Fall 2010) they remodeled the store and switched to also selling liquor. Since that time, business has seemed to really pick up - the store is always packed - but the selection has suffered. There are beers available in DFW that they now don't stock and others they get weeks after other stores. The selection is still very good, just not as good as it was before the switch to liquor sales. Also, the prices are among the highest in the Metroplex and they do not sell singles.
They also sell sandwiches in the deli, which are a little expensive, but pretty good nonetheless.
12-19-2010 00:18:34 |
More by Mora2000
quality: 2.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
Edit: made 2 trips within a week since by the airport and found most beers with expired dates or seriously off tastes so lowering quality from 5 to 2.5. Also the service is now terrible. They used to be pretty knowledgeable but not are close to clueless. At these prices and distance, they better improve soon or it's not worth it.
Simple the best selection in the entire DFW metroplex. There are very few beers that I can find other places that I can't find her and many, many that I can only find here. Strange place to find the best beer around. It's a convencience store attached to a Diamond Shamrock (soon to be Valero) gas station in Colleyville on Hwy 121 at Glade Rd. You walk in expecting the usual beers and maybe some wine (also has a deli). BAM - wine everywhere and an incredible beer selection. Told that you can break 6 packs but that they put a high price on it to discourage it. Major downside with great selection is the price to go with it. This is about an hour round trip for me so I buy closer for the beers I know I can get and then go here a couple times a year to get the ones I can't find elsewhere due to the prices. Highly recommend!!! (update: now only recommend if you happen to be in the area)
07-25-2006 20:40:00 |
More by TexIndy
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
This was another great D/FW spot I went to this weekend. The selection was great and covered a great range of styles and a great variety of Texas brews. A fella' even took some time off from working on the shop to talk beer with me. Well, I might have been shopping just under his work area, but he was still very friendly. It seemed a bit pricey, but I suppose most things are when in a gas station.
Thanks to the metroplex thread int the SW forum, I had no problem finding the place. It is the Valero station right on the corner. It looks just like a gas station.
02-05-2009 04:54:44 |
More by goatgoat
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
How to describe Hall's? It's not what you think. I don't care what you think, this isn't it. It is a self-described grocery store but its more of a combination gas station/nursery/convenience store/deli/farmer's market/tchochkie shop. From the street, it is a Valero gas station. Walk in and it looks like a taxidermist/rural bbq joint. Walk to the beer coolers and HOLY COW! This is not like any gas station you've ever been to. Selection is phenomenal for Texas and something beyond phenomenal for a gas station in an area that can't decides if its the boonies or suburban hell. (I can say that, I live in the suburbs.) The service is friendly and more knowlegable than the average gas station attendants, but no experts. Prices are a bit high but not ridiculous. The best part is the sign at the end of the coolers that indicates "More beer around corner". Mmmm....no better words in the English language than "more beer"...
05-07-2007 02:17:35 |
More by roblowther
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
quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$$
Hall's isn't far from my home, so I'm there quite often. Without any doubt, this is the best selection I've seen in Texas. That doesn't say much as far a lot of other states go, but for Texas, its exceptional.
The service is hit and miss, as others have stated the staff are gas station attendants. Some of them are friendly and somewhat knowledgeable, others are just rude. Most often their greatest interest in the beer is the percentage of alcohol.
The prices are a bit high, but I guess you are paying for selection. The other down side of selection seems to be some of the beers have sat for quite awhile, luckily most all of it is refridgerated.
2/28/07 Just a quick edit of my rating. Other places in the area seem to rival the selection with much better service. Hall's is becoming a "last resort". The selection is good. That's all I can say.
07-28-2006 01:57:08 |
More by Dizzy
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Well this place is very un-assuming.... a service station/convenience store, with a built in Deli, fresh goods grocery, and really impressive beer selection. You almost have to know it's there, or just happen upon it by accident. Really impressive selection of American micros (regionals and plenty from throughout this great land), Euros, and Belgians. They've got a little of everything, and sure to have something to suit your tastes. Although the staff is very friendly and generally helpful, if you need beer questions answered, you're probably going to be disappointed. Like I said, they're more likely to be able to answer your questions regarding Lotto tickets or how much gas you pumped. Very friendly though, so I'm definitely not complaining. If you happen to be around the DFW airport/mid-cities area, this is your place for fine brews.
09-04-2010 22:30:48 |
More by bmwats
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
What's to say that hasn't been said? Well, the most recent review has it right - this place now sells liquor so things are quite different on the inside than they used to be. (I almost went into the wrong door, heh.) Selection is still good, but not as good as it was before, unfortunately. I was there today, & there was good stuff, but nothing really wacky that I hadn't seen elsewhere - & unfortunately they were out of what I'd gone there to look for anyway (d'oh).
Never tried the food - don't care to.
Yes, it's a gas station, beer/wine/liquor, deli, catchall, etc. Yes, it's still a little overpriced. Is it still the store w/ a good selection of craft beer that is closest to my home? You betcha. Best selection you'll find in the area, but if you're elsewhere in the metroplex, you can probably find a better store (especially in Addison / North Dallas / Plano) w/ as good or maybe even better selection, probably better service, & definitely better prices. I'll still hit it up when I'm too lazy to drive anywhere else, haha.
Edit: upped the service a half point. They do have a guy (Fern) who goes out of his way to let beer nerds know about the new stuff. But he's never there at the store when I am. Punk! Still though, it's definitely helpful, and we appreciate his efforts!
12-28-2010 07:49:49 |
More by fragilehearted
quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$$
My friend called me one day saying he found this Valero that had over 950 different varieties of beer. (my friend exaggerates...a lot.)
Just browsing I found a bunch of stuff that was still there but out of season, as others have said. I would use this place to find stuff that you absolutely cannot find somewhere else. It is a good "just in case" place. You can find some great beers here, but I was not able to find any of the 3 beers I was looking for. I was going to ask for help, but there was no one at the counter even with three people waiting in line.
This is an "exceptional" beer store, not the end all be all of beer stores however.
01-09-2010 23:13:00 |
More by JamesC7625
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
Hall's Grocery Store in Colleyville, TX
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