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Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine

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BA SCORE
88
very good

27 Ratings
Ratings: 27
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 17.27%
Taps: 19
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

2009 Chapman Ave
Rockville, Maryland, 20852-1614
United States
phone: (301) 770-5515

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @jtgilly

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(Place added by: jamesdantes13 on 12-12-2008)
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

bigred89, Aug 23, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +23.7%

TangoDeTank, Aug 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

BuffaloBrewFan, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of ArmOnFire
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%

Visiting from NH for work the next day, it was a Friday and they were having a Lagunitas event. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.
It's a bottle shop, that has 16 taps, with a sub/ sandwich shop, what more could a beer geek ask for?
The only negative, is that they could probably use some more space. The small bar in the back was packed on the evening I visited, but the staff handled it very well.

I ended up enjoying a few pints while looking over the large selection of bottles on the display racks, fridge.

Sandwich was good, the beers on tap were great, I will be coming back here on future trips.

ArmOnFire, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of Ghizmo
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Ghizmo, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of WWBG
2.8/5  rDev -27.8%

I'm pretty upset about Gillys. I used to frequent here a lot more until I finally realized how badly I was getting robbed with their prices. i was willing to overlook some of the out of date beers I purchased, but once i found some of my beers in other Montgomery County stores almost 10 dollars cheaper I was extremely upset. I will not go here again.

WWBG, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of DCgolfpro
2.55/5  rDev -34.3%

I want to like this place but there are too many fundamental flaws. The only reason I go is because it's across the street from Guitar Center.

Atmosphere - No complaints here. It always has customers enjoying conversation over good beer and food.

Quality - The place is clean, they have everything they can get in the county, but the customer service is horrible.

Service - I've been in the place 5 or 6 times and no one has ever greeted me. Not a smile, not eye contact, nothing. It's so bad that I feel bad for walking up to the front counter to be rung up for something.

Selection - No complaints. It's Montgomery county. They do the best they can.

Food - Only eaten there once, but it was good.

Value - Robbery. Some people say, "It's montgomery county". I've been into just about every store in the county and Gilly's is the most expensive by far.

DCgolfpro, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of Tenente
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%

One of only three stores in Rockville with a real selection of brews. A lot of reviews on here mentioning how expensive their prices are...well, it is Montgomery County and they control the distribution of alcohol in the County and there is a significant mark-up on everything. If you want cheaper prices then you have to leave the County.

The selection is good, the staff is knowledgeable and they have recently added a bar with eight to ten rotating handles. They also have regular beer and wine tastings throughout the month. Their sandwiches are also really good, especially with a quality brew.

In all honesty, I don't buy a lot of beers here or anywhere in the County, but if you want convenience and a good selection then Gilly's is as good as it gets.

Tenente, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%

Situated in car culture Rockville, Gilly's sits in a strip mall sort of area. It's across the street from the guitar center, and traffic and odd street sort of make it hard to recognize or get to.

once inside the place offers a sandwich counter like atmosphere, but also a real simple selection of craft beers, and some wine. Staff are perfectly fine and can answer any questions you might have, their quite friendly.

Selection is slightly better than normal, but not by much. There is one standout here in that there are some Belgian items that I haven't seen anywhere else in the DC area.

However, the prices here are very high. With that in mind and the minimal selection compared to others I would probably head somewhere else.

smakawhat, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of ceazaleo
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%

If you are desperate for craft beer, this is your destination. Astronomical prices! For instance, I've seen Dale's Pale Ale go for between $8-11 in the various stores I've been to in the DC metro area. This store was selling it for over $14. Brooklyn's Black Chocolate Stout was going for around $12 for a four pack, normally around $8-10 at other stores. This wasn't for every beer, but it is safe to suggest that you may pay 40-50% more for craft beer here.

I'd encourage anyone near Rockville to venture a little further south to Bethesda/Chevy Chase. Much more reasonable prices. I actually found 120 Minute for $7.50 a bottle in a Chevy Chase store! So it pays to research a little, especially looking at reviews on BA.

Do not reward this place with your business.

ceazaleo, Oct 14, 2011
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Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD
88 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.