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R & L Liquors

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

21 Ratings
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.77
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

207 2nd St
Lewes, Delaware, 19958-1325
United States
phone: (302) 645-9183

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(Place added by: smakawhat on 09-09-2013)
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Photo of Jhoussock
5/5  rDev +4.8%

This is not just a grab and go beer stop. It has an amazing selection of craft beers accompanied by a wealth of knowledge. If your the kind of beer geek that likes a good story to accompany your drink this is the place. I went in to buy a locally brewed dogfish rarity and left with a mixed box of great beers along with a bunch of online article suggestions that I should read. ( thank god I was alone and my wife wasn't waiting in the car) Oh and last but not least very competitive prices!

Photo of rdewitt20
5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of dclanter
5/5  rDev +4.8%

My girlfriend and I drove all the way down from Dover to check this place out... We were not disappointed! Tom was so friendly and insightful, we spent over and hour in the store talking and shopping. He was a cool guy that knows his beer, and apps, for all beer lovers. We look forward to returning and possibly making some trades!

Photo of dsshuck
5/5  rDev +4.8%

The store is not large like those on the coastal highway before you come into Lewes but the craft beer selection there is high quality and the service was exceptional. Tom was very helpful in pointing out some of the beers I was looking for and some of the foreign beers that were unfamiliar. This is a gem of a craft beer store and I plan to stop by again next time I am in Lewes.

Photo of 2baguy
5/5  rDev +4.8%

This is a must stop if you are in Lewes or Rehoboth. Tom is very knowledgeable and helpful. The beer selection is great and you can buy single bottles and cans some cold. I will be here again next time I visit the area.

Photo of VictorLustig
4.75/5  rDev -0.4%

A nice little place on main street Lewes. With all of the large liquor outlets around, this is not the place to go if you are looking for a case of Bud or Miller, but if you would like to try something a little different, or get some help picking out the right beer for you to try, give Tom a visit at R&L, you won't be disappointed.

Photo of Kargeo99
5/5  rDev +4.8%

Wow! We are on vacation and found this gem by looking on Beer Advocate. What a find! First, the selection. It is thoughtfully amassed and you are sure to find something different and interesting. Seasonality is carefully considered but you won't find the usual suspects. Instead you will be treated to wonderful standouts, chosen because they really deliver. Second, Tom is a gem. Want to learn a thing or two? Make some time to chat with him and you'll be surprised at what you may learn. Oh, and don't be surprised if you run into a local chef or bartender, it's where they go to do their shopping so you know you're in good hands. Cheers!

Photo of awesomea
5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Esu1986
5/5  rDev +4.8%

Tom was a great help picking some pumpkin beers.....can't wait to try them

Photo of NRaia
5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Davelucas88
5/5  rDev +4.8%

Awesome little secret spot for awesome beers. Great selection!!

Photo of jcboylen
5/5  rDev +4.8%

WONDERFUL store to go to! Excellent craft beer selection. The gentleman that works there is incredibly knowledgable on his beers. Very happy we wandered upon this place! Cheers!

Photo of Mjcostello
4.52/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of hershthedersh
5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Bobert127
5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of therubicon
4.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of BGGB
4.15/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Prices are a little high, but the selection is worth it. Extensive selection of all beer styles and American breweries. Something for every craft beer lover. Impressive selection of limited edition and special brews as well.

Staff was very helpful in searching for and discussing different beer.

Photo of TaylorGates
5/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This store is awesome. There big bottle selection is the best in the area. They have priare and a lot of other small select stuff, a lot of stuff from the Shelton brothers!!! Tom who runs and takes care of the beer is so helpful you might find it hard to leave. He also stores and keeps the beer in the basement cellar with there expensive wine before it is put on the self. Tom loves beer and it shows and makes this place the go to spot for quality beer in the lewes/rehoboth area.

Photo of mdaschaf
3.5/5  rDev -26.6%

Photo of Chuckletheturtle
4.76/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

The best little beer outlet in the State of Delaware. The best selection of beers local and world class. I was surprised with how wide a selection is being offered and such reasonable prices. I will spend some time there studying. Shopping is always easier if the selection is wide enough.

Photo of smakawhat
3.94/5  rDev -17.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

This is a very obscure little store in the main shopping area of the old town of Lewes. You might find yourself in this section if you are staying at one of the older b&b's or hotels, or have just come off from a bike ride off Gills Neck Rd.

The store is a bit tiny, but there's a half decent beer selection here. There's a small section of bombers at the front, and one side of the store consists of mostly 6 packs and some refridgerated items. The other side of the shelf is almost exclusively Dogfish which is well represented and even includes some of their spirits and swag such as glassware and t-shirts.

Selection is not that much different than some of the larger places in the area, but of course considerably smaller. However, just looking in I did find some very obscure Cambridge Brewing Company beers here which was a big surprise.

More importantly the place is run by an older couple/family it seems and they are super nice and friendly, and are extremely helpful. I mentioned I was shocked to see the CBC in stores cause I've never seen those beers outside Massachusetes. They even had at one point Sgt. Pepper which went fast.

This is a great place to just quickly stop in and peak around, it's small enough, and if you are lucky you might find something. However, I probably wouldn't go out of my way to come to just this little store. Still if you find yourself in this small town, it's worth going in for a quick look.

R & L Liquors in Lewes, DE
100 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.