United States > Maryland > Frederick
radio_nowhere (30) Maryland | April 22, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped here since I was on the "Golden Mile". Beer selection seemed alright, pricing seemed fair. I actually scored some decent marked-down beers looking around some. Service was decent. Not wowed but not disappointed either. Worth the stop if in the area sometimes.
mnoud (26) Martinsburg, West Virginia | January 4, 2012| Updated January 6, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
More focused on wine than beer, as stated by prior reviewers. However they have a respectable selection of craft beers, including some things not typically seen in other local shops. Staff are not overly helpful. Example: I asked for an empty box to gather a bunch of 750ml bottles. They said "bring them to the counter when you’re ready and we’ll take care of it", and they then put them into a box. So, congratulations - I bought less than I might otherwise have. Worth a stop if you’re on the "strip" in Frederick for the selection.
strongpieman (97) Mount Airy, Maryland | September 11, 2011| Updated January 6, 2012
46 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Stopped in for the first time recently and was a little disappointed. Medium sized store, no singles, fair selection of large bottles. Prices seem typical, a few looked a bit high. Service was non-existent (not that I was looking for any) May not be bad if you are already in that area, but it is not worth a special trip.
Elwood (97) Leesburg, Virginia | August 7, 2011| Updated January 6, 2012
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Don’t expect too much from this strip mall liquor store. There really wasn’t much that was amazing here and the prices seemed to me to be on the high side. If you live nearby, it might be worth the occasional stop to see if you can find a diamond in the rough, but otherwise it’s not worth going out of your way for.
BeerandBlues2 (458) Hanover, Maryland | May 6, 2011| Updated January 6, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
A shopping center liquor store with an average (at best) selection of beers. The prices are on par with the region, though there were some mark-downs worth a double take, like 4-year old DFH Raison D’Extra for $5.99. The staff might be helpful if English is not your first language.
hoosiers1994 (20) Maryland | March 25, 2011| Updated January 6, 2012
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 10/20
Prices are high, but they usually get some decent beers in. Overall it is OK, they just expanded, but really are more focused on wine than micro or craft beers. Prices are high.
Nate (258) Indiana, Pennsylvania | August 22, 2008| Updated January 6, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up several singles/bombers here. Decent selection and prices, even got a ’case discount’ because I bought quite a few. If this place allowed you to break six-packs, it’d be much better. I saw a lot of different local micros that I’d not had, but were only available by the six pack. Found a few goodies that I’d not seen in western PA.
hellbilly (139) scottsdale über alles, Arizona | June 28, 2008| Updated January 6, 2012
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
MEH... mediocre selection at best. sign reading ’do not break up sixpacks’ next to a small selection of singles from broken up sixers! a lot of stuff i can get in AZ and deus for $48... wtf? i’ll say it again, meh.
3fourths (1082) Straßgiech, Germany | November 13, 2007| Updated April 20, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
My new favorite beer store in western Maryland. Great selection: 2005 and 2006 Interlude, Fantome Hiver, Noel and others, Pannepot (Danish version), Drie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze and Schaerbeekse Kriek. They don’t allow breaking of six-packs, but most good stuff is put out as singles, bombers and 750s. Smaller selection than Ye Old Spirit Shop, but overall the quality of the bottles is higher.
pythonmets (8) Charles Town, West Virginia | March 12, 2007| Updated April 20, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
The previous review claims that they allow breaking up six packs, but the last time I was in this store I remember seeing a sign that read "DO NOT BREAK UP SIX PACKS!" They had their single bottles on shelves against the wall, and six packs and cases in a small area in front of the coolers. Anyway, they have a slightly better selection then the other good beer store in the area. However the service, to me, is non existant, usually some guy sitting at the register waiting to ring me out. In all my visits I don’t think anyone has approached me or engaged me in any way. No matter. They have a nice selection of spirits as well, premium rums, bourbons, and single malt scotch. Prices are decent as well.
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