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State Line Liquors

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State Line LiquorsState Line Liquors

184 Reviews
Reviews: 184
Visits: 228
Avg: 4.61
pDev: n/a
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1610 Elkton Rd
Elkton, Maryland, 21921-4156
United States
phone: (800) 446-9463

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Reviews: 184 | Visits: 228
Reviews by ithacabaron:
Photo of ithacabaron
3.7/5  rDev -19.7%

A place that's grown on me more and more each time I go, but still has yet to blow me out of the water.

From outside, looks like a bit of a dump -- once within, however, it reveals itself to have a very decent selection of brew.

It's clear that this is still primarily a wine/liquor store, but the aisle, three coolers, and the open space in front of them are well stocked, with a special attention to Belgian breweries. I was pleased to see the full DeDolle line, several Fantomes (including Black Ghost), 750s of Piraat, Cantillon (although pretty overpriced) the full Rochefort line, and many others. The 15% discount on Belgians for store members (it's free, so become one) means you'll always get a buck or two off on those beers as well, bringing them back into reasonable price range.

For domestics, it's the usual East Coast suspects, with a lot of DE beers, especially Dogfish Head, being well represented. Other breweries with several varieties on hand included Victory and Smuttynose.

I appriciated the (relatively) good selection of English pub ales, and that several vintages on Lees Harvest' could be found. Additionally, a few surprises stood out for me -- Morimoto Imperial Pilsner, for example, was a neat find...but at 15 dollars a bottle, it had to go back on the shelf.

Finally, glassware in the back is numerous and cheap. I replaced my broken Oerbier glass for only 4 bucks. Score.

All in all, if you're in the area (say, within the hour), it's worth the trip. Those looking for decent wine vintages won't be disappointed either, and I was able to find a bottle of Becherovka, a Czech liquor that I loved in college.

I think my numbers are a little inflated because this is, almost by default, the best store in the Tri-State area.

Among the best I've ever seen, or the best in the country?

Let's not get carried away.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of alcohline_trip
4.82/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Barracudas
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

The place is easy accessible from I-95 and there is always a great selection of beers! I would highly recommend it if one is making a long trip and needs to stock up on beer.

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.79/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Stopped in on the way home from the beach (it's about 5 minutes out of your way if you're on I-95). Thought I'd just check it out. Right.

The guy at the cash register said they were voted the #3 bottle shop in the US. I believe it. It's like a theme park with world-class beer. More than 3000 different beers. 25 beers on tap. I was totally stunned.

I wandered about and filled a 6-pack (rather randomly):
Clown Shoes Galactica
Mikkelsen Better Half (they have a HUGE selection of European beers)
DuClaw Mosaic Hop Continuum #2
Weyerbacher Heresy
Weyerbacher Old Heathen
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot

...and grabbed a 4-pack of Oscar Blues G'Knight for good measure.

Everything is available as a single if you want variety. Staff is friendly, polite and knowledgeable. Selection is, in my experience, unparalleled.

Note to self: do some homework ahead of time, or you'll never make it to the beach!

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.82/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.74/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

State Line Liquors. Wow. What can't be said about this beer heaven. I had heard for a long time that this was THE place to go for the best selection of beer and it sure doesn't disappoint. What an awesome place. Don't let the exterior fool you...

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Photo of greyghost86
4.63/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Best selection I have seen in the area and does not feel like a college dump being that close to U of Delaware. Like the option of mixing packs. Staff is very helpful, willing to grab something cold from in back for me. Growler station was great, nice selection and prices. My filler knew each brew inside and out.

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Photo of Buck89
4.91/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Visited this store on my way to the Philadelphia airport. It is very convenient, right off I-95. Doesn't look like much from the outside, but there selection is really world class. Very friendly staff as well. Mildly knock is that some of the bottles were dated a bit, so I would definitely recommend checking dates prior to purchasing any hoppy beers.

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Photo of devilfluff
4.54/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

One of the best liquor stores in the Northeast.

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Photo of cjf85
4.94/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best liquor store in the east coast!!!

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Photo of ConradKenney
4.87/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of ClassicZach
4.97/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of HeatherCrouse0108
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of needMIbeerinMD
4.97/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of jancona
4.8/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

HUGE beer selection, growler filling station and a VERY knowledgeable staff. What else could you want?

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Photo of Robv1
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best selection in the area.

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Photo of RedBaron73
4.94/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Passed by this place so many times but never gave it a second look. i have been missing out big time. Found so many beers I have read about and seen on the internet but were not available in Virginia. I will be stopping in again probably this week to pick up some more beers. Also they have a beer club that is free to sign up for.

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Photo of CoverMePorkins
4.89/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The only reason it doesn't get 5's across the board is the appearance of the building and some old beer, especially in the imports. Check the dates.

The selection is world class. If it is available in Maryland it looks like they have it. The employees are very nice and helpful. They even loaded my trunk up for me which was a nice bonus. The growler station is also large and diverse.

I live in Dover, DE and I will be be visiting monthly. I am willing to drive round trip 100 miles, pay tolls and sales tax to shop here.

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Photo of nfritts
4.75/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of dfhhead25
4.44/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Jaxbrew
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Love this place! I've never been disappointed despite my 50 minute commute!

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Photo of tigg924
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Finally made it down here and I was very impressed. Reasonable prices and a huge variety. The staff was super helpful searching for three items for me. They also helped cart my haul off to my car. One of the better service experiences I have had at a store in a while. Definitely making plans to come back.

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Photo of paleoplant
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of DCgolfpro
4.4/5  rDev -4.6%

Boy do I wish I lived closer to this place. Unbelievable selection. Reasonable prices although they have gone up recently. Helpful staff members always available. Perhaps the best bottle shop in the state of MD.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.75/5  rDev +3%

State Line, what a mythical creature! Finally I am in you… but who would know as you pull into the parking lot and peer at the ramshackle building full of cheap signs and garish neons. It doesn’t matter- once you’re inside and find the beer, you will be in massive awe.

12 different Bruery brands, the entire Southern Tier lineup, Old Stock 2011 Brandy, Amager and To Ol from Scandinavia, Emelisse and more Evil Twin than I even thought possible. And I’m only talking about the rarer stuff!

Prices are reasonable, service is super nice. They have a growler bar. It’s as good as you thought, and then some.

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State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD
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