Ye Olde Spirit Shop

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Ye Olde Spirit ShopYe Olde Spirit Shop
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46 Ratings
Ratings: 46
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: n/a
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1005 W 7th St
Frederick, Maryland, 21701-4129
United States
phone: (301) 662-4803

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Photo of adambarrdev
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of DCgolfpro
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%

The staff members I have interacted with have been helpful. The prices are consistently higher than your total wine's or state line liquors, but the selection is great. If you're in the Frederick area, this is definitely a must visit bottle shop.

Photo of gillagorilla
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of bubseymour
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

A nice selection. Especially for Belgian, UK and German styles. Ok on American craft beers. Staff is mixed. Some of the guys aren't very knowledgable, but then there are 2-3 guys in there that know their craft beer and are very friendly and helpful. Place lets you do single purchases. Prices are so/so and only complaint is many of the beers on the floor are old (not good for hoppy beers).

I go here frequently for the great customer service (best in Frederick IMO), and ability to buy/sample single 12oz options. If I'm deciding on a bomber or 6 or12 pack of something, I know some other stores around with better prices.

Photo of doc17325
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Crveballin
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Great selection and hard to beat with the prices.

Photo of REAL_Harrison
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Chvck1
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Dougish
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of smakawhat
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

One of the better options in the area. Atmosphere is slightly like Total Wine, but not as big and without as much searching.

Selection is fairly decent, with some of the Uk items and Belgian imports segregated in a few areas by themselves. However, there's quite a few dusty bottles and some minor disorganization with the domestic items sort of scattered.

Service is ok, slightly green a bit but willing to help out without any issues. Prices here are fairly reasonable somewhat also. If you happen to be in the area it is worth stopping in for a look.

Photo of Ghizmo
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of jaltland
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I found this gem through my gf and mom. Random shopping trips can be beneficial! I'm from Pennsylvania and the only place I can find new and rare beers is in Maryland... so far. This shop in Frederick is easy to get to and conveniently right down the road from DT.

Booze everywhere. Much like that of a typical liquor store. The beer side is rather chaotic with cases strewn across the store. It's a true bottle shop, in that you can rip open a case and mix six or buy it single. That said, bottles and sixers are placed willy nilly making for a treasure hunt style shopping experience. The bottle area is more organized and proves to offer a decent selection. However, there isn't much of a rare beer pick, especially from southern breweries and west coast companies.

The service was great! One guy in particular walked me around the store and pointed out noteworthy stouts and porters that I can attest were great recommendations. The quality of the store was bolstered by the friendly service and decent selection. Only recommendation I have is for them to find rarer beers, of course.

Photo of bmur112
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of HoopTime
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Discovered this place almost by accident after getting off US 15 to check another, more visible, place on the other side of the highway. Just happened to see the "Spirits Shoppe" sign on the front of the place. Glad I did.

This is not the biggest selection I have ever encountered, but it is very nice and full of very good choices. I like to collect bombers to cellar and they have a very good selection of both domestic craft beers and imported offerings.

They also offer mix-and-match sixes and cases, which is always nice.

I happened to stop there a second time a week after discovering it, thanks to a scheduling quirk that had me traveling to DC two weeks in a row. I was impressed that the selection was not stagnant. There were a good number of new beers that had not been in stock the week before.

Service is good. The guys behind the counter, at least the ones I dealt with, are knowledgeable and helpful. Prices seemed right in line with other places more the most part though I did pay $1 more for a bottle of Southern Tier Choklat than what I saw it for today at the local Wegmans ... but then again, I was picking a bottle up there because the last time I had checked Wegmans they had not had it in stock.

This will be a must stop from now on whenever I travel through Frederick.

Photo of russwbeck
4.74/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Stopped in on my way from PA to VA last week. The place is full of wine, but has a few rows of some of the best selection the NE has to offer. I didn't ask for help, but I'm sure the guy behind the counter could have helped me out. In terms of selection, they had all of the Ola Dubhs, Rodenbach, Southern Tier, Jolly Pumpkin, Hannssens, Brewdog, Sink the Bismark, and a ton else. Very happy to find this place in rural MD.

The thing about MD is that they don't accept "vertical" driver's licenses, which is a load of crap, because of some MD law where you get a horizontal one when you turn 21. Now I'm 23 and from PA, which certainly isn't old, but I don't get a new license until I turn 25. I've been turned away at the counter TWICE about to spend >$50 at bottle shops. This place hooked me up, and I never had an issue. They see that I have a Government issued ID saying I was born in 1988, and ask no more. This will be the only place I stop at in MD for the time being.

Photo of shwillivanilli
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is a small little place, tucked away. You will pass right by it if your not careful. Trust me, I have before! Nicely stocked with craft beer. Good MD distribution. Have got good bottles for stillwater, jolly pumkin, and goose island to say a few. They have even had bottles of Sink the Bismark and Tactical Nuclear Penguin before. Good prices on everything, no heavy mark up. Everyone in the store is super friendly, and very helpful. The liqour selection is pretty cool too, first place I've seen Bakon vodka, and only place I have seen the Dogfish Head spirits. Always a good stop, always leave with something good!

Photo of bum732
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

The go to beer store in Frederick, half the store is wine, 1/4 is liquor and 1/4 is beer. They have a couple shelves facing each other with 22's and 750's of domestics (on one shelf) and internationals on the other. There is also another shelf with Belgians as well. There are around 8 deli fridge doors with access to a number of local 6-packs and others (Flying dog, DFH, Starr Hill, SA, Old Dominion, Brooklyn, Troegs, ect.). Along the far wall are cases of different beers and there are a number of stray 6 packs on the shelves and on top of more cases of beer. Nice selection of domestic 750s, The Bruery, some Goose Island, some Allagash, Stillwater, Southern Tier, Weyerbacher, ect.

Great selection overall, probably the best selection of internationals in the area by far. They also do a discounted mix 6 packs which is always really cool. They go through beer pretty quickly so you won't see last years celebration ale still in the fridge.

Don't bother talking to the people working, they are generally older and won't be of much help. There are a couple that know their beers, but most of the employees stay at the counter. Prices are pretty reasonable, cheaper than near the DC area.

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I stopped here and found a great selection of beer, although not be best I had seen as in Virginia out of state distribution seemed to be better. The service was very good and the workers definitely knew their beer, even giving this poster recommendations in other areas of the country. I would definitely check into this place if I was in the area, and it would be a good starting point or alternative to the District. It is also very well located and easy to find, has ample parking and is generally easy to navigate while in the store.

Photo of drtth
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

Stopped here an a trip down to visit friends and relatives in Virginia and picked up a mixed six of some beers that are not easy to find in the bottle shops in PA.

The beer selection was very good and with a wide range of options from refrigerated craft six packs to things like the J.W. Lees English style Barley Wine and Thomas Hardy's Ale from the last bottling.

The folks in the store were helpful and able to answer questions about the stock.

When we met up with the folks we were visiting in VA the beers I had picked were well received, and the next time we go south using 15 I expect to stop off here and pick some more hard to find beers to drink with my friends in VA.

Photo of tehawful
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%

Living in Frederick, I go to Ye Olde Spirits Shoppe anytime I am looking for something that you won't find at the liquor store down the block. They carry a good selection of beer, and regularly cycle in new product. They also offer mix packs, which allows you to create you own custom sick pack of beer at discount. The service is usually good with the occasional exception. If they don't carry what you are looking for, they are always more than willing to order it if they can. The store is always kept clean and well staffed. They used to have the occasional issue in the quality of some of the harder to find beers...but I don't recall it happening recently. This is the best retail option for buying quality beer if you live in or around Frederick.

Photo of Pballa4lyfe
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%

Q- never had a bad beer from this place, the store is bigger than it looks, always clean

S- very friendly staff, easy goin frederick

S- overall a pretty decent selection, they have a lot of certain beers, a good place to go if you know they carry a certain beer

V- good prices, about average, nothing over the top

Overall, this is my go-to store if im home in Germantown and not up at school at Towson, 30 minutes for good beer? i think so! the place feels homey, last time i was in there the redskins game was on, lots of interaction between the people working and the patrons who seemed to be there a lot

Photo of yankiac
5/5  rDev +18.5%

This is where I go to get beers that are not widely available. The selection is great. They have an entire section of Belgian bombers that are reasonably priced. They also have a solid selection of Samuel Smith's and other imports. The selection from Germany is fairly robust as well, expanding beyond the traditional offerings in America. If that wasn't good enough already, they have a large selection of craft at fair prices. I found Stone here about 5 dollars cheaper than I have anywhere else. The staff is very helpful and knowledgeable of their product. I had a question about Witbiers and was more than satisfied with the direction I got. Five's all around.

Photo of pythonmets
3.7/5  rDev -12.3%

This is pretty much my go-to place for beer, as it is the nearest bottle shop to my house (25 miles away).

Selection has steadily been improving over the years, nice to see them bring in some nice west coast offerings (i.e. The Bruery), as well as premium imports (always have Schlekerla rauchbier in stock, my favorite!). They used to have a grill in the back of the shop but closed it down a few years back (too bad, it was a nice little lunch stop). The staff is friendly enough, but very hands off. You'll most likely find them hanging out behind the counter waiting to collect your money than out on the floor offering assistance. That is not to say they are ripping us off, as the prices are certainly fair. If I had the time I would drive the 2 hours to State Line Liquors in Elkton, but for a local bottle shop this place gets the job well done.

Photo of drabmuh
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%

Popped into this bottle shop on a tip that they may have exit 11, well they didn't have exit 11 but they had plenty of other beers there and the prices were reasonable.

This is a liquor store but about 1/4 of the place is free floating bottles. Mostly 22 ounce / 750ml on several small shelves. Everything is reasonably priced. I was a little confused about the organization but it seemed to be regional. Most of the beers from the same brewery are near each other.

Since I came to this store looking for a specific beer that I couldn't find, I decided to ask for assistance. I asked if they had Exit 11 and they looked it up in the computer and they said that they only had exit 1 and 8. I told them that they also had 4 and 16. The guy didn't believe me and went to the floor and I showed him. He then told me that they didn't have exit 11. I guess I believe them but their inventory is not current. My quest continues.

I would recommend heading in there if you are in the area.

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Ye Olde Spirit Shop in Frederick, MD
93 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.