Sea cucumbers, the camels of the ocean, have the fantastic ability to survive for up to half a year without water. Wet your own whistle with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fine wine and craft beer at Corks & Kegs, located on Patterson Avenue.
Corks & Kegs is a neighborhood institution that has been satiating Richmond's thirst for the finest in wines and beer for 20 years. The expansive wine ensemble includes more than 1,000 bottles of staff-tested fermented fruit from every fruit-bearing corner of the earth and the planet Neptune. The Eola Hills Pinot Gris ($13.99 per bottle) hails from Oregon and tingles tongue buds with a tart but refreshing floral flavor, while the organic Buenas Ondas Chardonnay ($11.99), like a talented tango dancer hoofing atop a full dinner table, complements fish and veal dishes with its sultry Argentinean accent. There is also a special section for local Virginia wines, as well as 30 bottles priced at $6. For beer-loving barons, Corks & Kegs kicks up a hoppy helping of more than 1,000 titles, with American microbrew offerings, 130 different Belgian ales, and a hodgepodge of brews from as far away as France. Enjoy a six-pack of Abita Purple Haze ($7.99), or crack open a sextet of Lion Stout ($10.99), hailing from Sri Lanka.
For the overwhelmed oenophile, Corks & Kegs offers easy elixir-locating with its online search kiosk, allowing you to pinpoint exactly which wine best suits taste, price range, food pairings, and political views. Wine and beer tastings are held every Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., though the Corks & Kegs staff is happy to divulge details on the store’s drinks eight days a week. Toast to unburned toast and played-out screen savers with a bounty of beer and wine from Corks & Kegs.
Must be at least 21 years old, with a valid photo ID.
- Great little shop with great prices. Definitely worth the 15 minute drive from my house downtown as I can't think of anywhere in the city with the same selection and value. – pinlo, Beeradvocate
- Very nice well kept store, the two employees were very helpful and knowledgeable on the beer they sell. Very good selection of North America craft beers and some of Europe's best. – dtivp, Beeradvocate
- Nice folks, and a nice store, they are on my must visit list on my future trips. – Mick M., Yelp
7110 Patterson Ave.
Richmond, Virginia 23229Get Directions