Stopped in today, was in the area. I have lived in Maryland for roughly 5 months. I don;t live in Baltimore but about 35 miles outside. I don’t come into Bmore often and I will never need to go to this store again. Its high score is probably just an artifact of being around for a long time. First, this place needs to be updated. Florescent light and old white laminate dirty floors. Metal selves and different colored, handwritten notes making you think something is on sale all over. More importantly, the beer selection is basic. This is the least one could expect for a store nowadays. Just the 6 packs you can get everywhere. Imports section is a joke and the small singles area isn’t worthwhile. I would choose one of the more modern and more beer-centric stores in Bmore.
Well’s is a great place don’t get me wrong but why when i call and ask if they sell a certain beer they tell me they don’t have it and proceed to say they carry every beer available in the state of Maryland, Clearly if you don’t have a certain beer and can’t get it then you don’t have every beer available in this state! I did a year ago or so purchase Sink the Bismark at Wells and it was so strong!
A quick stop in here after a wonderful lunch at Grand Cru. The staff at GC spoke well of this place, and it’s certainly worth a stop. Nothing extraordinary here that you won’t find at State Line, but there’s an overall good selection, and the staff was friendly. I’m not sure I would go out of my way to stop here, but if you’re already close, it’s probably worth 15 minutes.
If you are in the North Baltimore/Baltimore County region, your two best options are Well’s and Beltway. Personally, I prefer Well’s because its got much more of a local liquor store feel while maintaining a great selection. Price’s aren’t terrific, but if you want something specific, there is a very good chance they have it.
Ok - I’m reading the reviews and I don’t know where you people buy your beer, but frankly, it doesn’t get much better than Wells for selection and service. You have to ask for the "Beer Guy," who will cantankerously walk you to several selections of whatever you describe in the way of taste. He’s very knowledgeable and the staff overall is great. BUT YOU HAVE TO ASK FOR A SPECIALIST.
Not far from Towson, and just north of downtown Baltimore sits this great liquor store. Well lit and large, the store welcomes its visitors. Wide variety of wines and spirits, but that’s not why we’re here... on to the beer. At least 5 rows dedicated to craft beer, not including the cooler section. Vast array of Belgian/Belgian styles; lambics are well represented here with the likes of Cantillon and Boon. Also a rather large German and British selection; many German dopplebocks for me to try in the future! Prices aren’t bad, but I’m coming from PA, so... Helpful staff, nice location, great variety. Definitely worth a stop if you’re in Baltimore.