Frugal MacDoogal Wine & Liquor Warehouse
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3.35/5 rDev -7.7%
Frugal has two sides as all the places in Nashville do. The liquor side has the higher alcohol brews and the beer side has all the beer. If the liquor side had more than a handfull of selections I would have given the selection a 4 due to the beer side. The beer side was loaded with plenty of familiar beers, some a little pricey.
The liquor side had a single shelf of beers, mostly singles and most fairly pricey. Also the computer did not have the beers in it and the cashier had to enter them by hand.
12-09-2003 23:39:19 | More by GCBrewingCo
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.
04-07-2009 05:27:59 | More by spointon
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.
04-04-2010 04:04:51 | More by JamesS
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.
03-08-2008 13:58:03 | More by ckeegan04
3.2/5 rDev -11.8%
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
3.55/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
02-13-2003 08:45:36 | More by Brent
3.34/5 rDev -8%
They had a good selection, almost great. A little hard to find things, and there were two sections, one for liquor and one for beer. However, the famous 'Sue' porter I was looking for was in the liquor section, along with some other great beer finds. A little disorganized, the staff were somewhat distant in person, but helpful over the phone. A great selection for the area, and reasonable prices.
08-29-2013 13:52:12 | More by patre_tim
Frugal MacDoogal Wine & Liquor Warehouse in Nashville, TN
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