Dawson’s Liquor is a small, cluttered store with a great beer selection. As I carefully navigated the aisles, I found plenty of beers to clutch in my grubby little paws on this, my first visit. Some of the chilled bottles were hard to discover as there was not much order to the cooler, but the selection was pretty good. The staff was friendly and helpful, and definitely knows beer. While the store is a bit out of my way, I do plan to visit again.
devman171 (164) Annapolis , Maryland | February 23, 2013| Updated June 13, 2013
Small, looks like it would not be very good, but it surprises with hard to find releases and lots of Mikkeller and belgians. great store, prices a touch high for the area.
Place rating #50! Stopped in here right after heading to Fishpwas and glad I did. Variety of wine and beer and lots of liquor. Still have some BCBS and BCBW on the shelf but a little pricey at $8 per bottle. Utopias behind the counter, too. Grabbed some shelf turds like 2009 Pannepot Reserva, Mogli, Fifty Fifty Eclipse and a Perennial milk stout. Plenty more but my wife will be mad if I grabbed everything I wanted but a neat spot. Definitely worth checking out when in the area.
It had been a while since my last visit here, so I had limited expectations. But as soon as I hit the craft beer section, my eyes got big and could only think wow. Aisles stacked high, full shelves, full coolers, new stuff, hard -to-find stuff and decent prices. Met the guys managing the beers very knowledgable, very friendly, extremely helpful, and eager to get anything they can into the store. Chance they may be expanding, so that will help open more space. They also sponsor beer dinners and tastings. Definitely worth a visit (or revisit).
beachbum25 (78) Powellville, Maryland | November 26, 2007| Updated November 30, 2015
This place had a good selection for such a small store. Had some Belgians & a lot of good local stuff. The best selection in this area. Has a good wine & spirits selection as well so it’s a one stop shop. While your not gonna find super rare stuff here, it will definatly meet your needs. Service was good w/o being overbearing! ***Rerate*** Place has really upped their game. Selection just gets better & better every time I come in here, plenty to choose from!
They have a decent selection of American made micros with a heavy emphasis on the IPA/DIPA. If you go and they don’t have what you are looking for ask Nick. He was really friendly and enthusiastic about beer. I believe he has a good relationship with the distributors which is probably the main reason why they have one of the best beer selections in an otherwise wine loving town.
Very nice selection of craft-brewed beers (and wine and liquor, which I don’t shop for). Prices are a hair lower than one expects from a store with such a variety. And variety is what makes the store. That the aisles are crowded and quite disorganized pulls down the store’s rating, as it’s hard to find items and just as hard to move around in the stacks of cases. But I never fail to come out of there without several 6-packs and magnums of in-date beer. Good store!
There is a new beer manager at this place. The old one seemed to stock every available IPA. The new manager has a bit broader horizons and I have noticed an incredible increase in the selection here. While the selection is not "full catalog" the way that Wells is or the Red Barn was, that is fine. The managers seem to have a real passion for the beer and that makes a big difference.