Frugal MacDoogal Wine & Liquor Warehouse
Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
2.4/5 rDev -33.3%
quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$
Visited Saturday 2/16. Been here several times but probably won't go back now that I've been to Midtown Wine and Spirits. The high gravity selection seems smaller each time I go and this time, all I got was Terrapin Wake n Bake because it was a dollar cheaper and I forgot to get some at Midtown. the employees are not seen anywhere except behind the counter and the location is less than desirable. Lots of "sketchy" folks in the parking lot. decent selection if you're passing by but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit. Midtown is only 5 minutes away.
02-18-2008 16:48:47 | More by tiger88
2.9/5 rDev -19.4%
quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$
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.
04-14-2009 02:20:35 | More by jacobseyb
3/5 rDev -16.7%
quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$
I was looking forward to a visit to Frugal MacDoogal after a buddy told me how great they are. I wasn't overly impressed by the store, but it wasn't bad, either.
The beer selection is nice, although seperating them with a wall, by ABV was an odd state law. (I'm not knocking it, there are worse out there.) A few dozen higher ABV singles looked good, as did the several dozen lower ABV singles. (I didn't pick any up, but my buddy got a Twisted Thistle and an O'Hara's Irish Stout.)
There are a lot of six pack options, as well, from breweries around the country, but also within the region.
Prices are good; certainly not over expensive, although you'll still pay a bit for singles.
Service was pretty much non-existant. No one asked if they could help with anything and didn't even get friendly service at the cash register.
04-04-2010 04:04:51 | More by JamesS
3/5 rDev -16.7%
quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
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.
06-14-2009 03:03:57 | More by NODAK
3.05/5 rDev -15.3%
quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This, overall, was a bit of a letdown.
I made the trip up to Nashville with plans on hitting all of the liquor stores in the area and this one was fairly high on my list.
The selection was decent, I guess, but nothing that several of the other stores didn't have and the prices weren't that much different. I picked up a bottle of Delirum Nocturnum and a couple of bottles of DFH Raison D' Etre but most everything else I had seen before in my own hometown.
If I make the trip back to Nashville, I will hit this place to see if the selection is any better but I don't know if I will make a special trip for it.
12-18-2007 02:58:06 | More by Tilley4
3.15/5 rDev -12.5%
quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $
For some reason I don't make it over here all that much, but I should start alternating with Midtown Wine and Spirits. MW&S probably has a little more beers under 6%, but I've had quality issues with them. Same with FMcD. Beer just has a tendency of sitting around in Nashville. I've got a rapport with Paul at MW&S but haven't really befriended anyone yet at FMcD, so I can't say much about service either. Selection on the liquor side, however, is worth mentioning. I think they have a slightly better turnover than MW&S and tend to get rarer beers. I've seen JW Lees, Rochefort, and Stone Ruination here and never at MW&S. (Although I haven't seen Celebration, Pranqster, or Gonzo here--they'll probably show up). Both have a fairly small selection, but it's good for the most part. It's a crapshoot! Go to both if there's something you really want. I would venture that FMcD is generally a little cheaper, although their Rogue bombers are 5.25 instead of 4.25 at MW&S, although the last one I bought there was bad.
10-29-2005 21:28:17 | More by fromage
3.15/5 rDev -12.5%
quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Pretty much your average liquor store with a better selection. Service isn't great, and I didn't get the impression that anyone knew much about their beers, but they do have quite a selection of them, including some nice shelves of high gravity brews in the liquor side. They also have a good selection of non-high gravity beers, including Sierra Nevada Stout and IPA. All the flying dog stuff including the Horn Dog and similar brews. Also has alot better than avergae stock of Sam Adams offerings, including the seasonal, a few of the unusual regulars (eg: Cherry Wheat), and a really odd-looking chocolate stout for like $15/bottle . Great selection, average everything else.
06-04-2006 20:22:33 | More by Graebner
3.2/5 rDev -11.1%
quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5
I was told things about this place that weren't so good, but it was close to where I was staying, so I still sought it out. As with all the other shops in Nashville, you have to go in a separate door for standard beer than wine and liquor (and big beers). I checked out the liquor side first because I'm more interested in micro brews than macros.
Turns out this place is much better than people said. It's relatively large. They have more craft beer than most of the other places I went and the selection was pretty good. The service was ok, but nothing special. They had some hard to find Dogfish Head stuff as well as some other really cool stuff. It's worth checking out if you're in the area.
11-01-2004 14:51:08 | More by clvand0
3.25/5 rDev -9.7%
quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Dropped in afterwork to try and find some Stone brews. They did not have any on the shelf and the three guys behind the counter had no interest in helping out. They did have a nice selection of Chimay and Dogfish Head as well as a wide smattering of brews from all over the place. Did find a nice 4-pack of St Bernardus Abt 12 ($18.99) on the bottom shelf pushed to the back. Didnt have a chance to go into the beer side of the store to check it out because I had to get to the airport to pick up the sister-in-law. Didnt want to piss the wife off.
03-08-2008 13:58:03 | More by ckeegan04
3.28/5 rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Been awhile since I have been here. This is the second best place to buy beer in Nashville but it is far behind Midtown. The selection is okay. The atmosphere is kind of run down and you feel like you are on the wrong side of town if you know what I mean. The bottles seem to gather a lot of dust. Low abv does not let you mix six packs as far as I remember. No growler fills that I know of. The location is pretty easy to find. Prices are great and selection is pretty good but like I said. It is number 2.
05-09-2011 03:39:20 | More by generalnotsew
Frugal MacDoogal Wine & Liquor Warehouse in Nashville, TN
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