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State Line Liquors

State Line LiquorsState Line Liquors
BA SCORE
100
world-class

180 Ratings
Ratings: 180
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 6.29%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

1610 Elkton Rd
Elkton, Maryland, 21921-4156
United States
phone: (800) 446-9463

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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

This is what it's all about. This is easily the best beer shop that's within an hour's drive of me, if not the best on the east coast, if not the best outside of John's in Portland. There's plenty here to satisfy any discriminating beer enthusiast. I was in the area and just stopped in to check the place out, and before I knew it, I was $50 in the hole...and that was me showing some restraint. Not only is the beer selection great, they also have a nice rack filled with glassware. As a rampant collector, of course there was really nothing I haven't seen before, but to the beginner or even intermediate collector, the selection of glass was pretty impressive. There's also a growler filling station near the back.

The staff was friendly and helpful, and at least two people asked if I needed help while I was there, so I'm sure they are pretty knowledgeable as well. Prices are about right all around.

This place is definitely worth checking out if you find yourself within a reasonable distance. I live about 45 minutes away, and I dare say I'll be going back soon enough.

03-26-2014 21:59:53 | More by Rifugium
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BoulderBarrovecchio

Pennsylvania

4.76/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

Didn't look like much from outside, but wowzers, don't judge. The beer selection is HUGE, and you can purchase singles of EVERYTHING. Service was fantastic and extremely helpful, both over the phone and in store. Only bummer is their online inventory was wrong (no Sam Adams doppelbock in stock). They even have what appeared to be a bar or growler set up in the back. I drove 2 hours round trip to go, and it may be worth the trip again, great selection at reasonable prices.

03-07-2014 02:18:44 | More by BoulderBarrovecchio
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

4.74/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

After catching wind of SLL about a year and a half ago, with one visit I was hooked. As you've often seen mentioned in the reviews, outward impressions are highly deceiving! Once inside, the options are dizzying. Add to the fact that there is now a growler fill station, and you have icing on the cake. Of course you have your wines and spirits too if need be, but you came here for the beers, and trust me, there are plenty! Definitely my-go to around my region, even if it's a longer drive. I can generally cross off most of my at the moment checklist upon visiting here (and usually a few I didn't know I wanted until I got there!). They're well organized, and reasonably priced. The staff is knowledgeable, approachable, and willing to go the extra mile for you. One thing I have noticed is that there are some beers that tend to linger on the shelves here, and while not generally a problem (you'll see 'discount' displays from time to time), it does pay to check bottle dates sometimes if you see something that interests you, especially for something International that may not age so gracefully... That's just a minor quibble though in what is ultimately an A+ experience!

01-17-2014 20:12:21 | More by Shandycan
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racingkenny14

New Jersey

4.54/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$

State line Liquors is about a mile from I-95 in Maryland. exit 109B of I-95 Stop here to get beers I can not get in NJ. IT is worth the trip. Plus if I go early in the morning, I can stop at the Waffle House for breakfast. same Exit except it off 109A.

theirs selection is great. this was my second trip here. I don't know the place was bigger in the back with more selections. think I spent over 30 minutes just looking to fill a six pack of single beers. If you join their club card program you can get a discount. my recent trip I saved 5% on my six pack and 10% on my single's bottle purchase. They also had a glower filling station. they had 20 beers on tap. I wish I lived closer.

The service was great help find my six packs I was looking for. and check out was fast and friendly.

12-29-2013 20:50:38 | More by racingkenny14
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alexk307

Maryland

4.88/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Making this my new stop every time I ride into Philly. Best selection I've ever seen at a bottle shop, and the coolest part is you can take singles out of any package and buy them alone. If they distribute it in Maryland you can find it here.

The growler selection is awesome and cheap, 5 dollars for a 64 oz growler and I filled it with old Rasputin for 10 dollars.

Staff was super attentive and helpful. I asked if they had more of a certain item and a staff member came back 1 minute later with what I wanted no hesitation.

11-27-2013 00:21:48 | More by alexk307
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DanSmith17

Delaware

4.94/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This place is awesome! They have an amazing selection of craft brews as well as imports. The store doesn't look like much from the outside, but once you get inside you are blown away. Granted anything is an upgrade from the stores in DE, because of distribution, but this place is my favorite. They have 20 taps to fill your growlers. The service is top notch and all the employees are eager to help you, if you need it. I highly recommend making a trip to State Line. They also have their inventory on their website and typically it is very accurate, if a price is listed for an item, that generally means they have it in stock.

11-19-2013 17:40:13 | More by DanSmith17
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BMart

Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

Do not judge this book by it’s cover. Looks like your typical local liquor store from the outside, but inside this place is a gem. The selection is huge. Beer is somewhat organized by country. Has a great selection of American craft breweries and has the best import selection I’ve seen. Lots of meads as well if that is your thing. I knew what I was looking for, but they had a lot of people on staff and I was asked several times if I needed any help. The staff was very friendly and are happy to just talk beer if they aren’t too busy. Prices are reasonable and the free discount club takes an extra 10-15% off of everything as a great bonus. Definitely a bottle shop I wish I had in my backyard. I try to make the 2 1/2-3 hour round trip down from Central PA at least 2 or 3 times a year.

11-10-2013 15:34:27 | More by BMart
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Buller38

Pennsylvania

4.97/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $

Robert, you have quite a place. My one friend took me here because he was shopping for kegs and other essential items that only State Line can provide at a steal. I highly recommend visiting this venue if you have an opportunity to do so. You can explore this place for a couple of hours and you still won't uncover everything.

Thanks goes out to Robert and the staff for such a great experience.

10-29-2013 13:56:00 | More by Buller38
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.54/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$

From the road, you would never know what a gem this place is. Looks like a small warehouse, but when you walk in you are greated by coolers, a domestic craft section and a huge import craft section. If you are into import crafts, their selection is tough to top. The domestic craft section is solid and has a pretty good local selection as well. The staff is knowledgable and is willing to reserve or order something you may be looking for. The e-mail list provides a discount that makes the prices very affordable. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area.

06-23-2013 02:00:22 | More by stephenjmoore
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dieBlume

Virginia

5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Wow! All I can say is this place blew me away compared to what I've seen so far.

A: Moments after I walked in a staff member was walking by and asked if I was looking for anything in particular or if I needed help. Everyone else seemed super friendly.

Q: LOTS of great quality stuff, shelves were pretty nicely organized and arranged.

S: Service was amazing. Two of the gentlemen that worked there were more than happy to answer my questions since it was my first time there. Super friendly, quick to answer my questions, and knew what they were talking about. Also had another guy ask if I was looking for something in particular and if he could help in any way. (Maybe it's because I'm a girl, or maybe it's because I looked lost due to the large selection - who knows? Haha.)

S: Really large selection with a lot of domestic and import beers. Found things that I've only seen at either World of Beer (in Arlington) or in Germany. I was impressed with the selection.

F: N/A

V: If you join the discount club you get a few bucks off. I got $5 off a sixer and a 750ml. Not much, but I was happy.

03-20-2013 02:51:50 | More by dieBlume
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State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD
100 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.