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Frugal MacDoogal Wine & Liquor Warehouse

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40 Ratings
Ratings: 40
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
[ Store ]

701 Division St
Nashville, Tennessee, 37203-4604
United States
phone: (615) 242-3863

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @frugalmacbeer

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Photo of Urbancaver
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

I stopped in 6 places in Nashville to shop for beer and this place was the best of them. The selection was still bad compared to any other state but that is the problem with Tennessee I guess! The service was good and the folks there were very friendly. I lucked out and managed to find a few gems but the way their selection is set up was confusing and disappointing. If you're in Nashville this is a great place to hit as it had basically everything you can get in the state. I would recommend it.

Urbancaver, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of ztaylor1
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%

Went here new years eve... mistake! It was packed! But despite the rush, the young lady that rang me up talked to me politely about certain recalls and local brews. And she actually went and grabbed a beer that I said I couldn't find... very impressed with her knowledgability.
They have a decent selection, and glassware! Not bad, nice selection of abita, stone, rogue. All the bigger breweries.

Overall, good stop. I expected a better selection. The prices were also just a bit steep, being about a dollar over the normal stores price...

ztaylor1, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of sommersb
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%

I go to Frugal's quite a bit since they are very close to my work and it's on the way home. I'd say they have a pretty good selection, comparable to other large beer stores in the Nashville area such as Barleycorn's, with both a high-alcohol store and a low-alcohol store on the same premises.

The service is pretty thin on the beer side. I've not had anyone really offer much help or seem very interested in what they were selling. In my opinion, the beer is kind of an afterthought as compared to their wine and liquor sales. One time I bought some Duvel and the guy checking me out was amazed, basically saying "Whoa! You're spending that much on a beer, dude?" Amazing

They have an e-mail newsletter that only discusses wine, no beer. That being said, they do have a nice website that discusses some of the beers they carry, although it is not kept up to date with their current stock.

Prices seem in line with the rest of the mid-Tenn area.

sommersb, Nov 26, 2010
Photo of JohnQVegas
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%

Midtown's major competition in Nashville.

They don't have the same issues with sunlight that Midtown does on the high abv side, but they do have similar issues with dating, as I found a number of Oktoberfest and even a couple of summer beers there in February in the singles section. Most beers I've gotten there have been in decent shape, but I tend to check dates pretty studiously.

Service is iffy. Never been approached for help really, and they tend to know nothing about upcoming releases, even for our local Yazoo.

Selection is inferior to places like Midtown and Grace's, and really not much better than Woodland in terms of high abv stuff. They probably have the buying power to get limited releases, but don't know enough to order them. Not bad really, but not good enough for the size of the business. Prices are in line with almost everywhere in Nashville.

JohnQVegas, Apr 19, 2010
Photo of JamesS
3/5  rDev -17.4%

I was looking forward to a visit to Frugal MacDoogal after a buddy told me how great they are. I wasn't overly impressed by the store, but it wasn't bad, either.

The beer selection is nice, although seperating them with a wall, by ABV was an odd state law. (I'm not knocking it, there are worse out there.) A few dozen higher ABV singles looked good, as did the several dozen lower ABV singles. (I didn't pick any up, but my buddy got a Twisted Thistle and an O'Hara's Irish Stout.)

There are a lot of six pack options, as well, from breweries around the country, but also within the region.

Prices are good; certainly not over expensive, although you'll still pay a bit for singles.

Service was pretty much non-existant. No one asked if they could help with anything and didn't even get friendly service at the cash register.

JamesS, Apr 04, 2010
Photo of NODAK
3/5  rDev -17.4%

In Nashville, there are two stores which pretty much fight for the crown of selling the best selection of liquor and beer...Frugal MacDoogal and Midtown. When it comes to beer, Midtown wins in a landslide, at least for me.

The under 6 percent side of the store seems pretty woeful to me. It's probably only half the size of Midtown's and certainly isn't better than J Barleycorn's. Not only that but their selection of singles for sampling is pretty poor and you can't break the 6 packs to do so.

On the other side, for higher ABV brews, the selection is fair and at least I can say that the prices for a few brews did beat Midtown by a little bit.

Overall, I just don't think it's near the best place in town and it certainly isn't flexible about singles.

NODAK, Jun 14, 2009
Photo of jacobseyb
2.9/5  rDev -20.1%

In comparison to the shops I have been to in Colorado this was quite a small selection, and did not seem to be put together with any sort of rhyme or reason.

Of course having a vague knowledge of the Tennessee laws and regulations regarding the sale of alcohol and how high ABV beer fits in, along with the regulations seperating liquor (high abv beer) and beer sales it creates some unique considerations.

The selection was not very good but was greater than what was available in stores that did not have the high abv areas. Many Stone beers, along with imports and a good selection of the Dogfish Head offerings.

Given the situation a fair offering, but I am interested to see other offerings.

jacobseyb, Apr 14, 2009
Photo of spointon
3.35/5  rDev -7.7%

I visited this place while on a recent business trip to Nashville.

The store is located on the edge of a dodgy part of town just south of the downtown/Broadway area. I was on foot and decided to walk from my hotel. It wasn't bad while still daylight but I wouldn't necessarily make that walk after dark.

There was plenty of parking just outside the store. One odd thing, the store is actually separated into two stores: one for beer and one for wine and liquor. Maybe its a Tennessee thing.

The beer selection was decent. I found a lot of good (higher gravity) imports as well as some domestic craft beers from around the country. Lots of Oskar Blues, Terrapin, Sweetwater, Yazoo, etc. Since I cannot get any of those in Chicago, that is mainly what I focused on. There was even a small "build your own 6 pack" area.

Service was non-existent as the employees never left their registers. Prices were very fair.

If I was local I would definitely make this a regular stop on my beer hunting route, but if you are visiting from out of town and have a car, you may want to make time for some other places as well.

spointon, Apr 07, 2009
Photo of ckeegan04
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Dropped in afterwork to try and find some Stone brews. They did not have any on the shelf and the three guys behind the counter had no interest in helping out. They did have a nice selection of Chimay and Dogfish Head as well as a wide smattering of brews from all over the place. Did find a nice 4-pack of St Bernardus Abt 12 ($18.99) on the bottom shelf pushed to the back. Didnt have a chance to go into the beer side of the store to check it out because I had to get to the airport to pick up the sister-in-law. Didnt want to piss the wife off.

ckeegan04, Mar 08, 2008
Photo of tiger88
2.4/5  rDev -33.9%

Visited Saturday 2/16. Been here several times but probably won't go back now that I've been to Midtown Wine and Spirits. The high gravity selection seems smaller each time I go and this time, all I got was Terrapin Wake n Bake because it was a dollar cheaper and I forgot to get some at Midtown. the employees are not seen anywhere except behind the counter and the location is less than desirable. Lots of "sketchy" folks in the parking lot. decent selection if you're passing by but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit. Midtown is only 5 minutes away.

tiger88, Feb 18, 2008
Frugal MacDoogal Wine & Liquor Warehouse in Nashville, TN
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