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 donít 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 isnít worthwhile. I would choose one of the more modern and more beer-centric stores in Bmore.
Wellís is a great place donít get me wrong but why when i call and ask if they sell a certain beer they tell me they donít have it and proceed to say they carry every beer available in the state of Maryland, Clearly if you donít have a certain beer and canít get it then you donít 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 itís certainly worth a stop. Nothing extraordinary here that you wonít find at State Line, but thereís an overall good selection, and the staff was friendly. Iím not sure I would go out of my way to stop here, but if youíre already close, itís probably worth 15 minutes.
If you are in the North Baltimore/Baltimore County region, your two best options are Wellís and Beltway. Personally, I prefer Wellís because its got much more of a local liquor store feel while maintaining a great selection. Priceís arenít terrific, but if you want something specific, there is a very good chance they have it.
Ok - Iím reading the reviews and I donít know where you people buy your beer, but frankly, it doesnít 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. Heís 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 thatís not why weíre 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 arenít bad, but Iím coming from PA, so... Helpful staff, nice location, great variety. Definitely worth a stop if youíre in Baltimore.