Urban Cellars

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222 N Charles St
Ste B2
Baltimore, Maryland, 21201-4032
United States

(410) 528-8088 | map

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Added by trafordboy on 12-08-2008

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Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of DeadGuyRising_54
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3

Photo of needMIbeer
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Csrsteel
5/5  rDev +25.3%

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

One of the few bottle shops in the city, Urban Cellars actually has a pretty decent selection for the area. No real organization to speak of, but there were lots of local crafts beers, some other random craft and a pretty good selection of Belgians and other imports. Even noticed a Bourbon County and Utopias randomly on the shelf. Staff seems pretty knowlegable and mentioned that their beer selection was limited at the time I visited. Not a bad option if you are downtown with limited transportation options. Prices seemed fair as well.

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Photo of jjboesen
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Located in a generic shopping plaza in Midtown, Urban Cellars is a wine store that has a cooler reserved for sixers and a small selection of bombers, mostly Belgians. It is tight with narrow aisles arranged at bizzare angles with wines sorted by style. Of course, the beers are located in the coolers arbitrarily, so you gotta hunt and peck.

In any case, I was able to grab a bomber of Double Jack ($9.99) and a bomber of a New Belgium elixir called Aramis IPA. Never heard of it, so why not...

As previous posters noted, if you happen to be staying in the area, then ....

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Photo of Metalmonk
4/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Skip past the rows and rows of wine (unless you're into that kind of thing) and you'll find a pretty nice selection of quality craft brews and Belgian stuff in the back. Beer is kept on shelves and also in coolers. I found a few Southern Tier Krampus, and in May that's kind of weird (it's a Christmas release), but I bought a couple and they were quite good. Other nice offerings from Stone, Shmaltz, Oskar Blues, Dogfish Head, 21st Amendment, and quite a few others. We were in a kind of hurry, so we grabbed what caught our eye and headed out. The dudes at the counter were cool, commenting on some of our purchases and generally delivering a friendly vibe that would make you remember the place and want to come back. And even though it wasn't so super-spectacular that I'd go out of my way to get there again, if you're in the downtown Baltimore area (as we were) and you bump into it (as we did), by all means support their cause. Cool place.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I'm staying at a hotel in downtown Baltimore. Walking back to my room from the Lexington Market area, I stumbled upon this place. Nice shopping plaza in an otherwise dead-ish, ghetto area of downtown.

Surprisingly fine selection of booze, considering this is what is. Mostly wine, but a good selection of beer at the end of the store. Some overpriced bombers (Stone Smoked Porter) and some fairly priced ones (Southern Tier Cuvee 2).

Nice selections of boozy singles, such as Dogfish Worldwide Stout, J.W. Lee's Harvest Ale 2001. Some good packs, like Flying Dog Double Dog. A bunch of rare Belgians and other Euro imports... they also have a bunch of "weird" bottles from Dogfish, like Black&Blue, Namaste, Pangaea...

Service was OK... no help was offered, but the folks were nice enough. Anyway, I know what I want!

I wouldn't go out of my way to shop here, but if you live in downtown Baltimore or are staying in a hotel here, you should definitely check it out!

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Photo of qchic
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%

I finally stepped into this place as I frequent the Superfresh right across the concrete in upper downtown near Mt. Vernon. Went in with lowered expectations, and it ain't that bad. Small, with a decent selection of micro 6packs and a handful of bombers. Some regional stuff and nice selection of Sierra Nevada products, so I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to someone who is staying in an area hotel and doesn't want to travel much further. I was suprised to still see SN Celebration, so I don't know what the turnover is like based on one visit (might want to check for freshness). I was greeted and offered help, but nothing indicated beer expertise--perhaps they know more about wine which takes up more than half of the limited space. The prices were roughly 10% higher give or take than other shops in the area, but worth the convenience if you're right there. I won't ruch back, but it'll more than do in a pinch.

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Photo of RunDWP
3.7/5  rDev -7.3%

This place was right around the corner from my hotel when I was staying in Baltimore. Small place, tucked away in a small downtown retail location. Maybe 20% of the space is devoted to beer, the rest wine. All beer inventory is refridgerated, a plus, and a good selection for its size. Hard to give it a really good review, since it simply isn't big enough to have a great selection, but has a good selection of imports, some local craft beers, and a few macros. Found a few good Dogfish Head (Chicory Stout, Aprihop) and some other hard to find inports, and local brewers like Clipper City. Good place in a busy downtown location.

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Photo of trafordboy
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%

Over 150 beers always available. Great selection of micros and seasonals. They have the standards as well. I purchased a couple bottles of Rogue Hazelnut Nectar and a six pack of Anderson Valley Winter Solstice. Looking forward to the Palo Santo Maron on my next visit. Very convenient to downtown and and a great place to stop after work. Park in the Superfresh parking lot for convenience. Just go buy a pack of gum and get your ticket lol. The staff is very knowledgeable about all of the products and they will order anything that is available in Maryland.

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Urban Cellars in Baltimore, MD
Place rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 11 ratings