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Outlet Liquors

Not Rated.
Outlet LiquorsOutlet Liquors
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4
pDev: 6.25%
[ Store ]

19724 Coastal Hwy
Unit 1
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, 19971-6198
United States
phone: (302) 227-7700

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(Place added by: Keith238 on 07-04-2009)
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Photo of stephenjmoore
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%

A very large liquor store with a few aisles and coolers reserved for beer. Pretty good selection of craft beer, with the usual suspects (Sierra Nevada, Dogfish Head, Stone) and more. There was a small shelf for craft imports as well, which was nice to see. Prices were relatively normal, with a few nice deals out there. All in all a nice place to visit if you are not looking for something out of the ordinary. Pretty close to the level of Atlantic Liquors down the street.

stephenjmoore, Apr 24, 2014
Photo of canawler
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

canawler, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%

Another one of the larger outlet liquor stores in the Rehoboth/Lewes area. I sort of compare everything to Atlantic since many of the places are all similar so I'll try to focus on what is different.

It's a larger store, with a pretty decent selection. They also make a good effort of laying out six packs and leaving single 12oz bottles on the shelves near them, so if you want to just grab those instead and make your own that's always a plus. Last I went there were still some highly anticipated and released beers that were still on the shelves here.

Foreign and bomber selection is maybe slightly better than Atlantic. Service is perfectly fine and adequate.

Tax free and reasonable prices, worth stopping by to check out.

smakawhat, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of akorsak
3.8/5  rDev -5%

Lunch at DFH followed by a quick jaunt up Rte 1.

Atmosphere: Outlet Liquors is a veritable warehouse, large in size with plenty of aisles, end units and displays to confuse you. Finding the restroom took two separate solicitations. Beer, wine, liquor, it's all here.

Quality: Well-lit with efficient staff. As I mentioned, the signage for the heads could be a little clearer!

Service: Check-out was smooth and there were plenty of people wandering the aisles. For a Thursday afternoon, the place was hopping (thanks Irene). Two different people offered directions around, so that was nice.

Selection: Good selection. Plenty of DFH. Singles are at a bit of a premium, just two end displays with them. Sixers are plentiful, both in cooler and warm. Selection includes Evolution, DFH, Stone, Lindemans, and Twin Lakes. I walked out with a sixpack of Twin Lakes pale ale (my biggest revelation this trip) and a Theobroma (just felt like I should bring one home).

Food: N/A

akorsak, Aug 26, 2011
Photo of mdaschaf
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%

This store is set up well with the beer along the back wall and back right corner. Overall it is very clean and the staff is usually more than happy to help or leave you be (my preferred way of browsing).

The back wall is the cold case and mostly houses BMC products with some DFH, Evolution, Sam Adams, Victory, Troegs, and a few other decent craft breweries.

They nice thing about Outlet is that they allow you to mix your own 6 pack. Anything on the shelf is fair game and they let you break up six packs to make a single. This aisle has most of the DFH staples, as well as Troegs, Victory, Stoudts, Stone, and others. The biggest problem I have with Outlet is that some of the beer does not get sold by its drink by date. I ALWAYS check the dates on bottles before getting anything there. The price of the 12oz singles are usually pretty reasonable, but the price for the bigger bottles they carry is a bit pricey IMO. If I could I would give the store a 2.5$ rating.

mdaschaf, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of thain709
4/5  rDev 0%

This was the first stop of the three "big" liquor stores around the beaches of Delaware.

The store, of course, puts it liquor first. The beer is located in the back right of the store. It's laid out with cases on the floor; six-packs and singles are on the shelves. They have empty six-pack holders which allow you to mix your own.

Selection is pretty good, better than Cape Ann but not as good as Atlantic. I was able to spot DogFish Head, 16 Mile, Evolution, Old Dominion, Troegs, Victory, Magic Hat, Sam Adams (Imperial Series), Rogue, Stone, Sierra Nevada, 21st Amendment, Flying Dog, and Abita.

The service was also pretty good. I was asked twice, in the beer department, if I needed any help and the empty six-pack holders were also pointed out. There was a mix-up upon check out and two employees were very helpful in sorting it out.

I would stop in again just to check out the selection, but it would be after I stopped at Atlantic.

thain709, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of THECPJ
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%

This place is in a great location, right on Rt 1, headed towards Rehoboth/Dewey areas. Makes for great ease of access when heading down toward the beach areas. We happen to be locals, and visit this locale at least once every few weeks or so.
It is a huge store, but organized nicely. Wine on the left, liquors in the front right, and beer in the back right and extreme back of the store. They have a huge selection, and decent prices. The center of the store is an area reserved for tastings, of both food and beverages. They have daily wine tastings, and weekly "ladies nights" on Wednesdays. They have food brought in by local restaurants to pair with their tastings for the ladies nights. Unfortunately, I have yet to partake in any of them due to a conflicting work schedule. The menus sound quite appetitzing though.
The beer selection is comprised of typical BMC stuff and a decent craft beer section as well. The variety is good, but stagnant, and by that I mean, it's always the same stuff. Rarely, you can find something new on the shelves. It's a good, reliable place to stock up on singles of local beers, and at decent prices. The option for buying singles and making a mixed 6 pack adds appeal to this place.
One warning though, they don't move their stuff as quickly as one would hope, so beware of the dating on bottles.
The staff is helpful if you need them to be, but generally they let you browse at your own pace.
If you get a chance while you are there, check out the bathrooms. Very nicely decorated and fancy-schmancy for what you would expect from a liquor store. No joke!
All in all, a pretty good liquor store. As a local who frequents this store regularly, just wish they had more variety with the craft beer seleciton and a better turnover.

THECPJ, Mar 16, 2011
Photo of goblue3509
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%

A big place with a ton of liquor. We walk in and you are surrounded by alcohol. Wine and spirits one the left and on the far right was the beer. There is a bmc secetion with a lot of beer, the craft beer selection is one aisle. In that aisle is a decent selection some local beers and the average beers from the east coast. On the day I was there there was a wine tasting. The staff was nice and willing to help. The pricing was very good nothing to terribly priced. The pricing was very close to what we had just paid at the dogfish brewry.

goblue3509, Feb 19, 2011
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Outlet Liquors does a very good job in all aspects of their operation. The staff is friendly and knowledgable; the store is well-organized and clean; and they offer a very good selection within every department. I was especially impressed with the wine selection, but we're here to talk about beer...

The sign outside flashed "We sell more Dogfish Head than any other store in the world". Well that may be true for now, but I'm not sure what "Eataly" in NYC might do to that! They did, however, have a very good selection, covering everything that's available right now except for the "Bitches Brew" which is obviously sold out because of the new TV show "Brewmasters".

Beyond DFH there was about 28 feet of 4 ft high shelf featuring six packs and singles. The selection wasn't overly great, but they had some good stuff, and some limited releases. There are also beers in other parts of the store (a holiday display, for example) so keep an eye out.

The cooler is large, but as is usually the case, it was mostly stocked with the more mainstream stuff. On the other hand, who really needs their Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary ale chilled anyway?

I haven't covered liquor, so I might as well cover that too. They've got a wide selection, with a lot of trendy / new stuff. I was impressed. Good selection of single malts. And again, everything is well organized and clean.

As for pricing, everything seemed exactly in line, if not a little less than I might have paid elsewhere. It's certainly well worth a visit!

NeroFiddled, Dec 06, 2010
Photo of TheFightfan1
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%

I forgot to review this one on our way back from Dogfish Head. As you walk in you notice this was an old supermarket just taken over by beer,wine and liquor. As usual the macro's are right in front of you but this is a nicely carven wood sign with Craft Beer written on it. I seen alot of Dogfish there and the even had WW stout in a case I was tempted but for over $200 bucks I said nope can't do that.

They are very nice here. The one man asked me as soon as I walked in the door if I needed help and just had an overall nice attitude.

Selection was decent especially with Dogfish Head brews. Alot of different brews for this area and all sold in cases or singles if you wanted. A must stop if you are n the area.

TheFightfan1, Jun 30, 2010
Photo of thespaceman
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%

Stopped in here after eating at DFH Brewpub to get some beers for the ride home to CT. I was pleasantly surprised with what I saw inside. A huge store with wine to the left, and big aisles of wine and beer towards the middle. The back walls curve to the right and are one big giant cooler with at least 30 doors of beers to choose from. The middle aisle features a mix a six, just grab your 6pack carton and go to work. Awesome selection of craft beer goodness, including DFH, Sierra Nevada, Rogue, Brooklyn, and all the other craft beer alum. Nice little Belgian section in the front as well. Towards the registers you can find cases of Dogfish Head for very cheap (Case of 60Minute was only $22!) - they also had plenty of 750ml bottles of Sah'Tea, Squall, Chateau Jiahu and Theobrama. Lots of DFH signs with them supporting their local brewery which is awesome to see. The people that work here are very nice, not snobbish and very easy going. Overall, next I stop in Rehoboth, I'll be back in here to pick up some goodies for the week instead of waiting till the end of my trip.

thespaceman, Sep 06, 2009
Photo of Imstillthegman
4/5  rDev 0%

Nice addition to the beach beer scene. Huge store with a lot of wine and liquor to go along with the beer department. As far as the beer goes, they had about 20 (maybe more) feet of warm shelf space for micros and the like. Nice selection of DFH, Rogue, Sierra Nevada, Stone, Sam Adams, Chimay, Lindemans, and others. Nice layout with sixers right next to singles of the same beer. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Prices were in line with other beach area stores. Selection was a bit better than what I saw at Cape the last time I was in there. I would definitely stop in here again when in the area and in need of some brews for the room.

Imstillthegman, Aug 15, 2009
Photo of philbe311
3.55/5  rDev -11.3%

A very welcome addition to the Rehoboth Beach area... Craft beer is limited to only a small fraction of the store while the majority caters to wine and spirits... Aside from what seems to a be a dedicated Dogfish Head display by the checkouts (kudos on supporting the local brews), all the craft beer is in the back right hand corner... Singles and sixers are restricted to one half of one isle, but arranged uniquely with the full sixers located directly next to one or two rows of singles... Again, the selection was refreshing from the Rehoboth Beach standards, but only slightly above average overall... Prices were reasonable... Hopefully the more people frequent and purchase craft beer, the more the selection and variety will expand...

philbe311, Aug 04, 2009
Photo of Slatetank
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%

I visited rehoboth beach DE recently and was glad I was able to visit Outlet Liqours and wines. I wanted to pick up some beer to share with other friends of good beer and was happy to see a devoted beer section even though as the name implies they mainly focus on liquor and wine.

They store is spacious and clean w/ a display of all the Dogfish head up front near the registers with a sign that remarks about being brewed in Delaware. They had seasonals like Sah'tea, Black and Blue and other 750ml on display. The quality of the selections is very good. It appears as though the stock is being rotated since the seasonals and recent releases were up to date.

I made my way back to the beer section and saw a beer that was not on the shelf in cases, so I asked if I could get a single to go with my mixed six. The store rep was helpful and broke open the Kellerweis case for me.

The selection was mostly east coast mid atlantic beers, but they also had plenty of other crafts to choose from like Stone, Sierra Nevada, Rogue, Firestone etc. They had Belgians like Lindemans, Chimay and also carried imports such as Samuel Smiths. I appreciated being able to mix some Queen Anne Kolsch, Firestone Double barrel, SN Kellerweis and Dominion pils with some other bottles.

The value is decent, you can buy some by the bottle and the price is relatively standard for six packs. I actually made out better buying the mix six pack since they have a discount for that. I would certainly say the pricing here is reasonable. I am glad I checked them out I got some Smuttynose for less than $2 a bottle and was happy with the treatment even if the selection isn't the best in the world.

Slatetank, Jul 11, 2009
Photo of Keith238
3.8/5  rDev -5%

The new kid on the block south of both Cape and Atlantic Liquors and about a half mile from Rehoboth Avenue.

Decent selection of beer but nothing out of the ordinary. They are the only place however that I've found in the area that have mix your own 6 packs and offer 10% discount on the same.

They're also the only place that I've seen so far in the area that host beer tastings. The most expensive of the 3 stores I've mentioned here, it's still worth a stop to mix up a 6 pack or 2. With a little bit of work on their craft selection, they could be better than the other places with their tastings and single selection.

Keith238, Jul 04, 2009
Outlet Liquors in Rehoboth Beach, DE
90 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.