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The Perfect Pour

Not Rated.
The Perfect PourThe Perfect Pour
BA SCORE
95
world-class

62 Reviews
Reviews: 62
Visits: 93
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

6630 Marie Curie Dr
Ste E
Elkridge, Maryland, 21075-6402
United States
phone: (443) 285-0702

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Place added by: claytri on 06-29-2008

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Reviews: 62 | Visits: 93
Reviews by Jeffreysan:
Photo of Jeffreysan
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

The Perfect Pour is an exceptional liquor store in Howard County, located in a strip mall anchored by a Costco just off of I-95 and MD-175.

It has quite an extensive selection of wine, a great selection of liquor, especially bourbon, vodka and scotch. But its beer selection is insane. The Perfect Pour has quite possibly the best selection of Belgian, English, German and American craft beers that I've seen in the Mid-Atlantic/Northern VA/DC/MD area. They even carry several bottles of mead, which I don't really see much elsewhere. Practically the entire back wall of the store is dedicated to American craft brews, displayed on shelving going about 10 to 12 feet high. European beer, arranged by county, are displayed on another shelving opposite the wall shelving.

In addition to six packs, and four packs, the Perfect Pour sells an extensive selection of 22 ounce and 750 ml bottles. Further, shoppers are permitted to make mixed six packs of 12 ounce bottles from virtually every beer they sell in 12 ounce bottles, an option that I’ve taken advantage of many times, in fact practically every time I’ve gone into the store.

The store’s staff is very helpful and knowledgeable, and unlike other reviewers, I’ve never had a problem with them “recommending” a beer that I didn’t want. Every staff member that I’ve interacted with have been very respectful and they even help carry your purchases out to your car if, like me, you’ve bought several cases worth of beer at one time.

The other negatives that other reviewers have mentioned, specifically, parking and how cramped the store are valid, but if you’re patient, it isn’t really that bad. Well, except for the parking. It sucks.

As for their prices. Many reviewers have complained about how expensive some of the prices are, especially for the rarer beers. Unfortunately, I cannot attest to this, as for the most part, I’ve not seen the rarer beers anywhere else in the area, at least not in the quantity that the Perfect Pour has.

Overall, I love this store! (2,051 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of bmorebeer888
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Rates right up there with State Line. I really think I am starting to like the selection here the best. The only thing that I could complain about is the prices seem a little high... Overall, possibly the best bottle shop in the state. (235 characters)

Photo of illpass78
5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Terrific store with excellent selection, really helpful staff and awesome tasting/growler selection. Go here. (109 characters)

Photo of Big_V
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ConradKenney
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of wanderingman
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Marraybay
4.01/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Lots and lots of choices here and you can pull a bottle standalone from essentially any packaging, if the single isn't already on the the shelf, in order to build your own 6-pack: (Big thumbs up here.) There are also a number of bomber/standalone bottles available, including a very hefty number of imports:

However, lot's of stockage on low shelves, which is compounded by a lack of light and the many customers trying to get by you, as you stoop down onto the floor in many situations. (thumbs down here.)

A fair number of employees roaming free-range, asking if you need help. (583 characters)

Photo of DrBier
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Bodomnjk
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Needs beers from breweries in Minnesota and Michigan.

Bell's (MI)
Surly (MN)
Summit (MN)

Bell's Two-Hearted Ale is one of the most popular craft beers in the Mid-west and Summit is one of the most well known breweries in MN, WI, IA, ND, and SD. Surly is also becoming extremely popluar in MN and growing exponentially. Some of the best IPA I have ever had; comparable to west coast IPA's such as Sierra Nevada Torpedo, Green Flash West Coast, and Stone IPA's. (461 characters)

Photo of Sludgeman
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of greg4579
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of DCgolfpro
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

This place has recently given State line a run for their money for best bottle shop in MD. Under new ownership their pricing has become reasonable. Their selection is unreal and the customer service is exceptional for a store of it's size. (240 characters)

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of lindsay0
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of naklar
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of bubseymour
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

I thought this place was amazing. The European beer offerings especially I found to be a wider selection than anywhere else I've been. Some complain about prices, but I found them reasonably priced and comparable to most bottle shops that sell singles over in Frederick, MD. (276 characters)

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of BigRizz62
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of reebtaerG
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Jack_Frost79
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

The selection here is beyond compare (at least in Maryland). Everyone who works there is extremely knowledgeable and eager to help. Maybe a little too eager. You won't get out of there without being asked if you need anything about 10 times. That can be kind of annoying, but they do know their stuff and are everywhere. The Growler station has 12 beers on tap at all times. The only reason this place doesn't get a 5 is that their prices are higher than other places. Cindy's, also in Elkridge, has a good selection (but not as good) with better prices. (554 characters)

Photo of MaltLickyWithTheCandy
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Vogt52
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of briang01
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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The Perfect Pour in Elkridge, MD
95 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.