Tipsy Gourmet

11721 Retail Dr., Wake Forest, NC, 27587, United States
Latitude: 35.96733, Longitude: -78.54428

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Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.00 | Atmosphere: 3.63 | Service: 3.88
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Sunday 17th of August 2008 11:07:52 PM

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I have read another member's review and I totally disagree. The prices at Tipsy Gourmet are lower, in some cases, than any other stores in the area, including Harris Teeter and Lowe's. The staff was very kind and very engaged to help me out. I didn't experience the same stuff and I'm wondering if the other member is a competitor. Everytime I go in the Tipsy, they are totally helping customers and totally engaged. Hmmm. Makes you wonder! This place is my only shopping place for great beers and wines, let alone foods and cheeses. I just love and thank goodness they're now right in Wake Forest.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A
Sunday 17th of August 2008 07:37:24 PM
What a great store for Wake Forest. Foodie supplies, wine and beer. Most everything is priced higher than anywhere else which is just a bit of a let down, pricing a little more in line on the beer would be great. The beer selection is mostly on a shelving unit (both sides) near the back of the store with a few selections in a cold case. The store is fairly small so to have the selection they currently carry is admirable.

Service was not offered until checkout which seemed a bit odd for such a quaint store. The owner seemed to hide behind the counter until queried, but was receptive. With a store this small he really should work to be more like Brawley's and learn the names of the patrons so he can greet them and get them to return. With the prices being higher than Lowes or Teeter his draw is going to be foodie items and beer. Nothing notable in wine so most people would opt for elsewhere to fill that need unless he has something spectacular not spotted on the racks.

A great location since everyone coming in the entrance off Hwy 98 Bypass cannot help but spy the store. Maybe that will ensure success.

Anyway, a good selection which may only get better. I'll certainly return for another visit.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4 | Food: N/A

tviemont (7)
Saturday 2nd of August 2008 05:13:03 PM
The Tipsy Gourmet is a new store in Wake Forest selling cheese, beer, wine, specialty foods, and equipment, like much smaller Southern Season or William-Sonoma. They've started carrying a variety of craft beer with an emphasis on geek-friendly beers. James, one of the owners, is in charge of the beer selection and he's very helpful.

They recently added another cooler and sell beer cold as well as warm. On a recent visit, I saw all the usual NC suspects like Highland, CBC, & Duck Rabbit as well as French Broad's new limited production run. The beer selection is small with three wire racks on display. That being said, this selection has been put together pretty well, so Tipsy Gourmet's selection is much more interesting than other local outlets.
Selection: 4 | Atmosphere: 3.25 | Service: 3.75 | Food: N/A

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