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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 shapudding:
Photo of shapudding
4.05/5  rDev -12.1%

This is so worth the approximately hour drive that it takes me to get there. I just have so much fun with single bottle beer selections. I mean, cases are great, but to play with beer, this is a GREAT place! They have liquor, wine, beer, food, glassware, and a tasting section also.
There is a great selection of single bottles of beer, cases, sixers, then you have the cold cases. Man, is it possible to ever get out of there under an hour or two? Maybe if you live in the area. Great glassware selection, you can find glasses in all styles with almost all the favorite names being represented. Back near the glassware is the tasting area. Today when our BA crew went they were doing a nice tasting of spanish wines. Very cool. They do belgian beer tastings and I was told about a great scotch tasting coming up that I need to look into. Up in the front corner there is a gormet food area with lots of goodies, tons of fun hotsauces, cheeses, etc.
They offer carryout service to the car for you. It sometimes takes a bit of time if you are looking for someone to help you in the store. You can usually get an employee, but to find someone who knows if there is more of any certain beer- or who knows what you are talking about, that takes a bit of time for them to locate the one or two beer-knowing folks in the staff. Make sure to ask for the club card so you can get the discount, it really makes a difference in your receipt, I was told that it was only for the beer and wine, not for my scotches, but hey, I will take it!
-and a good p.s., the Belair branch of DuClaw brewpub is only about a halfhour south of here, so that makes for a very sweet trip!

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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 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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