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Frugal MacDoogal Wine & Liquor Warehouse

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44 Ratings
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: n/a
[ 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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(Place added by: johnrobe)
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Photo of Stevencmoore
4.96/5  rDev +36.3%

Photo of moocey
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Half of Frugal's is for beer, the other half of the store has wine, liquor, and high-gravity beer. The cutoff for the beer side seems to be around 6%. They have a great selection of both high and low abv beers at the lowest prices I've been able to find in Nashville. On the high-abv side they stock plenty of DogfishHead, Stone, Rogue, Terrapin, and several belgians. The beer side of the store has a wide variety of low abv beer with a good selection of the local fare such as Yazoo. The employees are knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. This is the place to go if you're looking to buy good beer in Nashville.

Photo of ubenumber2
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of edhizdeid
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of bhurtle4
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Daniellobo
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of John1985
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Frugal has made some real efforts in the last several years. As everywhere else in TN, they have a separate low alcohol beer store and the higher (over 6.2%) beers are in the liquor store. They have expanded their high ABV beers to include pretty much everything available in Nashville. Recently they added Green Flash, Laughing Dog, SN (Hoptimum!, Torpedo in Cans!) and also have the high end brews for Victory and Stoudts. Also they have some relatively rare Avery Old Jubilation, which I enjoyed last winter.

The low ABV has singles and growlers. The selection of growler brews are very solid and change often. Their website is not always updated timely, but they update their twitter as to the growler selection and new brews.

Pricing is very good (for Tennessee) and the staff is reasonably helpful but could stand for improvement. Keep an eye out for outdated beers, but I haven't had any problems with that lately.

Photo of cmorph42
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I've been along time shopper at Frugal's and have noticed their staff is more knowledgable than in the past few years. They have had growler fills for a few months and are up to six handles. They also just started a "buy 10 fills, get 1 fill free" program. You just have to provide your email address, they send you updates about new arrivals and rotating tap handles. The high alcohol section seems to have expanded, but still tucked away in the back corner with the box wine and no cold beers.

Great prices and, if you catch the right person, very knowledgable staff.

Photo of greenspointexas
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Dreizhen
4/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

I've had many an excursion to Frugal's.

This is the best selection of spirits in Nashville and the best prices. Wine is pretty good. Beer is pretty good. Growlers are nice, but selection and number could be better (or maybe I'm just spoiled).

Staff is generally helpful, though some of the checkout people aren't the best. Only bad experience was being told my credit card "wasn't accepted" by some little old lady running the register when it didn't swipe initially. Used a different card and left. Forgot to pick up something, came back in, went to the other register, used the "unaccepted card" with no problems and I still use it to this day. But I've only seen her working once and she was polite enough about it, so I can't be too miffed. Other staff was more helpful, especially in selection and recommendations.

This is the place to go in Nashville before a party or some similar evening of debauchery.

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Rockscientist
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of FrankWBurnsIII
4/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5

When I lived in Nashville I loved shopping at this store. It was the best selection of beer in Nashville that I knew of. There was never anything I wanted that I couldn't get here.

I remember there being ample parking and it wasn't too hard to get to. I lived about three miles west of Vanderbilt.

When I lived in Clarksivlle I would stop at Frugal most of the time when I was down in Nashville for the weekend so I could stock up on great stuff less available in the smaller towns/cities.

It was a busy store but I never had to wait in line too long and everything was nicely bagged and boxes as appropriate.

The liquor selection was very good too. I wasn't into wine at the time so I can't comment on how well they do in that department.

Photo of 2syllables
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of ztaylor1
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%

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...

Photo of richj1970
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I live about an hour and a half drive from this store, but make an occasional trip up this way since they have access to some things I can't get locally especially Stone, Brooklyn Brewery, and Lagunitas.

Selection is decent although stock is spotty at times. I was after some Lagunitas Capachino Stout today, but they were out. Also out of Sucks, and Stone Imperial Stout. I did manage to leave with a big box of good stuff and $100 lighter.

Staff was friendly and helpful, and store is well organized. I wish they offered more singles. Most of the 12 oz bottles are 4 and 6 pack only.

Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of DanE
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of thomasarose
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of sommersb
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

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.

Photo of johnrobe
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%

Frugal's is one of three stores that I know of in Nashville with a decent beer selection. The beer side makes up 1/3 of the store, the other 2/3 are for wine and liquor. The two sides have separate entrances. Overall the selection is varied but limited to some of the better known breweries. British and German varieties are actually in more abundance than U.S. examples. The U.S. items are limited to the "macro-micros" Sierra Nevada, Rogue, Sam Adams, etc. along with local brews from Bohannon/Market Street. Mainstay imports like Hacker-Pschorr, Fuller's, Sam Smith, Chimay and other easily identifiable brands are available. I was disappointed to find some brews that were slightly (by 1 week) beyond their "Best Consumed By" date.

Photo of Brent
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%

I'll second johnrobe's take on this establishment. Not great, but you can find some good products in the American micro and regional brewery categories. In addition to Rogue, Redhook and the like, they carry local beers from the Bohannon/Market Street brewery and some southern regionals like Dixie and Abita.

Be sure to check out the "liquor side" of the store. Under TN law, beers above a certain abv can only be sold in liquor stores, so that is where they keep the barleywines, Belgians and other "bigger" beers.

Photo of sansho
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Urbancaver
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

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Frugal MacDoogal Wine & Liquor Warehouse in Nashville, TN
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