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State Line Liquors

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State Line LiquorsState Line Liquors
BA SCORE
100
world-class

183 Reviews
Reviews: 183
Visits: 228
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

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

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Reviews: 183 | Visits: 228
Reviews by orangesol:
Photo of orangesol
4.46/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Stopped in here twice in the last two weeks and both times I left impressed.

From the outside it looks like any other liquor store along the road to the beach but once you go through the doors you instantly realize this is not your typical liquor store. The atmosphere is pretty good. Lots of displays all over the place with all the prices clearly marked on the shelves. Plenty of people shopping all over the large L shaped store. The service was good. On both occasions I had no less than five different employee's ask if I needed help.

The quality was as you would expect, top notch. They have so many different beers that you would be hard pressed to find one you didn't want to try. I did notice a few beers that I wouldn't have on my shelves still but if they want to sell year plus old european IPA's then by all means. The prices where very good, but I am from PA where they are way to high to begin with. I got five top notch bottles and I think I paid about $50 bucks.

The selection was simply put, amazing. Beers from all over the world with an emphasis on US and European beers. I got the last bottle of Cantillon they had, a 375ml Rosé De Gambrinus and I also picked up a Drie Fonteinen - Oude Geuze, Stillwater - BA Stateside Saison, De Molen - Hel & Verdoemenis, and a De Dolle - Extra Export Stout. I would have loved to pick up a few more of the De Dolle's but I was already spending more than I planned, maybe next time.

Overall one of the best beers stores I have ever been to. I will stop every time I am in the area now. Can't wait for my next trip to the beach! (1,589 characters)

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

Great selection of beers! (25 characters)

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! (905 characters)

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... (246 characters)

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. (314 characters)

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. (356 characters)

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. (47 characters)

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!!! (38 characters)

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? (102 characters)

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

Best selection in the area. (27 characters)

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. (335 characters)

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. (533 characters)

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! (75 characters)

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. (312 characters)

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. (212 characters)

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. (621 characters)

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State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD
100 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.