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Chuck's Fine Wines
$$ - reasonable
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23 Bell St
phone: (440) 247-7534
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quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Decided to stop by on way to Cleveland...I am so glad that I did.
Chuck's Fine Wines is located in a beautiful, small town of Chagrin Falls. With all the snow it almost reminded me of the small towns in Vermont.
As you walk in, all the beer will be located on the left hand side of the store, except for a few beers that are in the fridge on the right hand side. There was numerous quality beers to choose from, especially Belgian and other imports.
The moment I stepped into the store, I was greeted immediately and offered help. After browsing for a while I was offered help again. Later, Scott helped me out and even took me to the infamous "vault." The service was honestly the best that I can remember of any store I have been to. Thanks Scott for all your help.
Selection was not the largest I have seen, but still plenty big to keep you feeling like a kid in a candy store.
Overall, this place is definitely a must stop. Gorgeous location, great beer, and outstanding service make this a worthwhile visit. The prices are also very reasonable.
11-27-2008 16:06:19 |
More by rhinos00
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Well, luckily this place is pretty close to a relatives house, so I had to stop since I was around.
Fantastic selection of brew, especially imports/Belgians. I finally found some Drie Fonteinen, which I have been curious about for quite some time. Also make sure you have a nice chat with Mike, the beer guy here. He is highly knowledgeable in beer, and actually recommended some brew for me to try that I actually didn't know existed. Checked the ratings here to see where they stood and they were both high A-. So the service here is definitely top notch for sure, plenty of help with whatever I was looking for. I will have to get some more suggestions next time I am in there again.
Of course as mentioned in other reviews, they let me know about "the vault" after a bit of time browsing everything. So much goodies in there, and I am sure it regularly rotates as it is sold. I will have to go back in a month or two and see what else is new. I scored some beers that I have always wanted to try and never thought I would ever get unless I traded, or got it mail ordered. Amazing place, a must visit for the area.
06-22-2011 05:02:25 |
More by superspak
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Thank you Scott for suggesting this location while I was visiting in Ohio.
I was able to find the Speedway Stout I have been looking for!! (Mike held a few bottles for me. Thank you.) I also got a few bottles of Dreadnaught, Double Bastard, Brooklyn Black Choc. Stout, Expedition Stout, St. Bernardus 12, La Fin Du Monde etc. etc. that I cannot dream of finding in my corner of Tennessee.
There was alot more there that I wanted to try, but space in my car was the limiting factor.
I was very happy with the prices, and the help taking my cases out to the car after my shopping spree. As some others mentioned before, they mentioned that they are willing to ship to me if I decide I want something later that may not have been in stock at the time.
I will be back for sure next year.
Edit: I have now ordered from them twice over the phone and have been more than happy with the results. The beers ship quickly and are very well packaged.
Edit 2: came back 3/22/08 another amazing expreience. I wish I did not live 9 hours away.
11-28-2006 21:48:30 |
More by Photekut
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Well I recently had the pleasure of stopping in at Chucks. After reading the reviews and looking at their site I knew it was only a matter of time before I would make time to stop in. I'll just say I stopped in on a Saturday and spent about $60 and went back up Monday (hour drive mind you) just so I could spend another $100! Well you go in and there is a cooler ahead on the right with some pretty solid beers. Turn around and you will see more beer across the store. There you will see coolers with some shelves to your right. Pretty nice selection going on here. I was finally able to find an 1809 which Ive been looking for for a while now. The "Vault" is where its at. I asked about it and was told where it was. Its the big part of the cooler you were just looking at! You walk behind the shelves and around the corner and there is the cooler door. I was most impressed with what I found inside. I found some Backwoods Bastard(thank god because everyone else has sold out of it but I bought the last 2 4 packs so dont expect to find any!) and some Mikkeller, JW Lees, Creme Brulee (long sold out at other stores) and quite a few other gems. I even found me a bottle (expensive but oh well) of '06 VE! Just save yourself some trouble and stop into Chuck's whenever you get a chance, its totally worth it!
03-10-2009 04:07:29 |
More by drgonzo3705
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This place is sort of a drive for me, an hour at least. But you know what it is well worth it. Chuck's with out a doubt THE premiere beer shop in the greater Cleveland area.
First off is the selection at this place is like none I've ever seen. Bottles all over the floor, in boxes of course but none the less. Belgians all over the wall. another wall that is a cooler, full of ready to drink items. It really is the best place to find beers.
The service there is great as well. Only if you can get past the pompousness of the staff. The kinda think they are better than you , which can get kind of annoying. Of course Im only kidding. These guys are great. They are exceedingly knowledgeable and are willing to talk all day long about beer.
If you ask me, and since you are reading this you are probably are looking for some input. This is it in Cleveland.
12-21-2006 03:46:59 |
More by quasimoto
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
I made it to Chuck's while home for the Christmas holiday. It was well worth the nearly hour drive from where I was staying to check it out. In terms of atmosphere Chuck's is the coolest beer store I can remember being in. Chuck's is in an old building right along the Chagrin River just before the falls. The atmosphere inside was just as good as outside. It has the look and feel of an old liqour store...because it is. Wood floors, low hanging ceilings, alcohol and beer everywhere.
The beer section took up a big chunk of floor space. I couldn't figure out any semblance of organization and the lack of it certainly lended itself to browsing. The selection was very good. A good representation of midwestern beers, which is what I came in for, as well as a nice selection of Belgian and German beers. I was particularly impressed with English offerings.
The icing on the cake for me was when one of the guys working there, (Chuck himself? I didn't catch his name) took me in the cooler to show some other stuff that wasn't on the floor - a bunch of seasonals from Great Lakes, Bells, and Three Floyds. I was pysched because I have been waiting to try Three Floyds for some time.
All in all a great beer store. I'll be heading down whenever I go home to Cleveland.
01-17-2007 00:15:13 |
More by Nipitato
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Chuck's is for sure the place to go in the Cleveland area if you want to find good beer. The "Swami of Suds", as they call him over there, Mike, is a super nice guy, knows a good amount about beer and is in touch with beer people all across the country. There is a bunch of stuff out in the open but if you really want rare stuff ask to go back in the fridgerated room. I've bought brews by Epic (Utah), De Dolle (Belgium), Schloss Eggenberg (Vienna), Alesmith (California) and some other random ones. You'll probably find something you've never had before.
Mike usually has one or two beers from Three Floyds! Cheers!
01-21-2012 00:24:28 |
More by Hopdaemon39
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I'm from Erie, Pa...but I was in Cleveland, so I decided to take a trip over to Chagrin Falls. Man was I glad that I did!
I was like a kid in a candy store in Chuck's. They had plenty of English beers including...Sam Smith's entire lineup, Young's, Belhaven, Murphy's...and many more.
They had plenty of American craft as well...Bell's, Founders, Flying Dog, Stone, Rogue, Clipper City, Troegs, Victory, Anchor, Sierra Nevada, Penn, Weyerbacher, Boulder, Great Lakes, and even Erie Brewing Co. beers.
As for the prices....this was the most impressive part of the experience for me. In PA we have all kinds of crazy alcohol taxes and what not. In Erie we pay an average of 11 or 12 bucks for a six pack of craft beer. At Chuck's the same sixers were $899 or so.
The only downside is that some of the beers were past their prime. I guess that this is almost unavoidable. But I personally would run specials on beer when it's getting close to it's best buy date.
Morey's Bottom Line: I would go back just to get beer there and I'm about an hour and 45 minutes away. Very nice atmosphere, very nice people, very nice town (starbucks, old fashion popcorn and ice cream shops, bagel shop...etc).
11-15-2008 13:07:13 |
More by Morey
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Beautiful store in a beautiful town.
They have a great selection of import singles and wide variety of cold six-packs, brews from New Holland in MI stood out to me.
Their bombers and 750ml selection was nicely varied. They had all the Rogues I have seen in Ohio, and some that I had never seen, like their Hefe.
The only cold beer was the six packs and some of the bombers. All the single imports were un-refrigerated
Tons of glassware located next the beer that was intended to hold.
They also have a deli section dedicated to cheeses.
A stand out store in Northeast Ohio.
06-29-2004 16:47:35 |
More by smitty1080
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Funny, I grew up near Chagrin Falls, but never went to Chuck's until I moved away. I always knew it as a wine and cheese store and it was only on a visit back home that I found out they had a ton of good beer too.
The selection is very good. The stock was a little scattered, there didn't seem to be any system to how the beer was arranged. This actually made it fun to dig around the store, though. I found almost everything I could think of, so it's a great place to start if you're looking for something obscure. The wine selection is great too.
The building is old and right near the falls which gives it a nice atmosphere to dig around for some good brews.
04-25-2005 14:39:31 |
More by JackStraw22
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