D’Vines Finally Opens in Columbia Heights!

by Prince Of Petworth — April 21, 2008 at 12:00 pm 12 Comments


D’Vines located at 3103 14th Street across the street from DC USA has at long last opened its doors to thirsty. Thanks to the good folks at the Heights Life for sending the tip. I had a chance to speak with store manager, Pat Hayes. Pat explained that this is the soft opening (as you can probably tell from the bare shelves) and the grand opening will be May 1st. The store will exclusively stock wine and beer (but no liquor) so it can stay open 7 days a week. It is great news that it will be open from noon – 10pm every day! No more rolling to dinner parties with Manischewitz blackberry wine for me! The store will stock wine from $8 and up. Happily Pat and his staff will advise those wishing to know which wines go with which meals and all that other good advice. After I left the store I could not stop singing “For the Lord God Omnipotent, reigneth, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah!”. More photos after the jump.

A patron browses.

Lots of good beer choices too.

Notice the cool sign above the rack giving the wine’s country of origin.

My new best friend, D’Vines manager, Pat Hayes.

  • Markus

    So I don’t have to go all the way to Whole Foods or VA to get good beer anymore? Wow!

    My feeble eyesight shows me Stone Ruination IPA 6-packs and regular Stone IPA and Brooklyn Brown, and Bell’s Two Hearted, and Dale’s, and I think I see a Racer 5 on the right! Woo hoo!

    [Steve McCroskey]Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinking craft beers![/Steve McCroskey]

  • teddy

    Is D’Vines owned by the same people/person as De Vinos on 18th & Florida? I swear I have seen Pat manning the store at De Vinos also. Maybe he’s just a look alike.

  • GforGood

    Yep, same owners. I guess I still have to go to Speedy Liquors for my Friday fix then… 😉

  • New2ch

    Great, great beer selection, but realllllly steep (some of the six packs were around 12-14 dollars!). I’m willing to pay some premium for good beer, but they need to drop prices a buck or two, this ain’t Georgetown …

    Otherwise, no complaints, looks like they will have a good wine selection, finally, in the area, and the space is very, very cool. Too bad they can’t do tastings due to licensing issues …

    D’Vines and De Vinos do have the same ownership.

  • TMoon

    I went in on both Saturday and Sunday–great (but pricey) beer selection, and Pat couldn’t have been nicer. A most welcome addition to the 14th/Columbia area–especially since it’s local and independent!

  • teddy

    That’s great news, as I think the service is fantastic at De Vinos, so it will be nice to have another addition like this to the ‘hood. They are so helpful and make really good recommendations–and always let me come in with my dog!

  • Anonymous

    FYI – the Washington Sports in Columbia Heights was suppose to open today too. I signed up for a list update about it and found that out. Haven’t been yet, but might go after work.

  • Anonymous

    I take it back – WSC isn’t open today… I guess it just opened for tours and to sign people up for memberships. Check out the Columbia Heights News forum to see about the deals they have… but if you have a membership, then it won’t really open until June 1st is what it sounds like. Boo!

  • Jess

    Beer’s so pricey right now because of the hops shortage. The big guys can absorb the costs while the little guys can’t so much…

  • Markus

    Also, the Big Guys don’t make especially hoppy beer.

  • Cameron

    Center fridge, second shelf from the top, on the lefthand side… Bell’s Oberon.


    I’ll see you at 5:30.

  • NotoriousREG

    I saw that this was open coming home from work on Sunday and nearly peed my pants. Forget Whole Foods, this’ll be nice to have to tide me over until those rare occasions I can get up to Chevy Chase Wine & Liquor.


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