Moved up in the same shopping center to a larger space since 2017. Beer selection was huge before and even bigger now, plus there are fewer empty shelves. May be one of the best places to find local beers in the state. Customer service has also improved. Visited on a Saturday afternoon and it was the busiest beer/wine store we have ever been in. Just one traffic light off the Baltimore-Washington Pkwy.
It’s Total Wine Etc., so the selection is extensive and there is a huge selection of singles so you can make your own 6ers. This place is only limited by the Maryland distributors, i.e., the Virginia Total Wine is always a treat when I get to the other side of the Potomac.
Typical Total Wine layout with shelves upon shelves of beer happiness. Wide aisles easily accomodate shopping carts and the beers are well organized. Staff was very friendly and eager to help. Prices were certainly fair for the area. Selection was good overall, but they tended to not have many new special releases and focused on year-round favorites.
mnoud (28) Martinsburg, West Virginia | January 7, 2013
2012.01.05 - As noted, is a Total Wine. VA Total Wines seem to have a bit more variety but I think I saw some things here not in the Sterling or Chantilly store. Such are alcohol laws, like apparently you can't get Bell's in MD. Good store, definitely worth a stop. As with other Total Wines you probably won't find any true rarities but a wide variety of things you probably don't see in your local bottle shop.
’Tis your typical Total Wine, meaning there are plenty of singles to mix and match. The beer selection is good, though the VA locations have a little more variety. The staff is ever-present and helpful. My favorite part though was being in line behind a guy who pulled out a green plastic newspaper sack to fish for change to pay for his "beer"; classy.
Recommended by Andrew at Alewife, thank you sir. This place has a massive beer selection, heavy on regionals and locsls, but with a smattering of stuff from all over, including Central America. Staff are friendly, prices are good. What more do you need?
Overall a good place for singles, good selection given the Maryland distribution limitations. Very busy place and aisles a little too narrow to navigate with banging your head a bit. Not as big as other Total Wine stores, a function of the specific location. Beer prices seemed decent although the 10% 6 pack discount disappeared. Service is great... lots of people with knowledge and helpful. No one was condescending when asking for "value" wine selections. Other than the crowding, a great place.
When I walked into this place my jaw dropped. They must have over 500 types of beers to choose from to make your own customized 6 packs. Not only is their selection huge but their prices are lower than any other store I’ve been to.