Fishpaw's Marketplace

21 Ratings

Type: Eatery, Beer-to-go

954 Ritchie Hwy
Arnold, Maryland, 21012-1806
United States

(410) 647-7363 | map

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Added by jimmy666 on 11-16-2011

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Photo of Ctb6582
4.46/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This place is an eclectic mix of stuff. The building itself looks like an addition to an addition to an addition. The beer is in the back just past the 12 tap growler bar. It's not really organized in any discernible fashion except for the cider/mead and European section. What they lack in organization, they make up for in quality. It seems like they make an effort to support the local breweries and keep a broad offering. They also have a build your own six pack section in the very back, but the selection is extremely limited. They are quite willing to find and order something if it's not on the shelves.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
2.89/5  rDev -32.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Photo of tappangordo
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Was able to stop in while down in Maryland for the Holidays. Very impressive selection. Was able to grab a few items that aren't available up my way. I will definitely stop back in when I am in the area.

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Photo of jimmy666
1/5  rDev -76.7%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1 | food: 1

Service is non existent and selection has gone downhill

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Photo of TomT2
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of needMIbeer
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Devman171
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of reebtaerG
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of gillagorilla
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Dannyboy
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of bcgeiman
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Stopped in here while back home in MD for Xmas. Neat store with a deli that smells amazing. Lots of wine and liquor up front with beer shelves in the back. Loads of local stuff like Flying Dog, Evo, and Weyerbacher. Snagged some Gillian and Halia along with an Alllagash Midnight Brett and Maine Beer Tom. Prices were a little steep with BCBS (a few 4-packs) and BCBW (a few bottles) sitting on the shelf at $9 a bottle. If not for that they'd have a higher rating but pricing like that is trashy. Overall a solid selection of stuff I can’t get in Florida. Decent service with a guy helping people pick out Xmas gift beers for loved ones. Worth stopping in.

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Photo of SUP3RDAV3
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Nbaradel410
4.83/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

I've been going to Fishpaws for about 4 months now. It's a great place to go I use it as a one stop shop. Their food their is great I've never been disappointed. They have weekly specials at the deli and tastings every week. And the beer selection is very good especially in craft. And probably one of the best things is the growler system it's a awesome way to try new beers. I recommend going their to everybody.

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Photo of Tnugg
4.81/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Just moved in to the neiborhood a few weeks ago and stopped in to grab a few sixers and I love the selection there. Everything you would expect from a good bottle shop and then some. We have gotten take out from the deli twice now and that has been great to so far.
They have plenty of staff on hand and it can be trying when 3 stock guys ask you if they can help you in a five minute span but oh well. They have 8 taps for growler filling and the list changes every time I stop in so far. If your in the Annapolis area this place is second only to Bay Ridge.

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Photo of djbow
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I've ben shopping at Fishpaw's since turning 21 (17 yrs). As I have matured so has Fishpaw's. You can find a GREAT take-out meal, wine and an ever expanding craft beer selection. The service is always great and they run specials on bombers and end of season items from time to time. If there is something that they don't have the staff go out of their way to order the product for you. Though the paring lot is a bit cramped, it is easy in and out when you are going down Rt. 2 to your final destination. All-in-all its a great place to buy your supply.

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Photo of stollio
4.9/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Made a pit stop at this place and discovered the beer selection in the back of the store and they have quite a bit. There are 6 coolers of craft beers and a nice selection of 750ml bottles.

The staff was very helpful and friendly and if your looking for rareties ask and they will have it behind the counter and the priceswere very reasonable.

I was able to get 2 bottles of DFH 120, Brooklyn Black Ops and Victory Dark intrigue ( they were out of Bourbon County and a few others and i was told they blow through that kinda stuff fast )They have a first come first serve policy and no lists .This is a place for beer geeks and definatly worth a look if your in the area.

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Photo of brueryboy
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

At the recomendation of a freind I called this place looking for DFH 120 and a few other rarities.I was connected with the Beer manager and they had everything I was looking for and I took that as a good sign of the selection there.

The place looks like a supermarket from the outside and once I stepped inside the beer geek in me spotted the Flying Dog Neon at the end of the center isle. The back half of the store was all beer with racks of bombers and 750's with plenty of Belgians, IPa's, stouts and porters.

The cooler was huge and had 5 doors devoted to craft beer with everything from redhook,Weyerbacher,DFH,Brooklyn,Flying Dog, Heavy Seas,DuClaw Sierra Nevada ant too many more to mention.There was a nice selection of local Breweries at this place and they have the biggest Heavy Seas Mutiny Fleet and Duclaw bomber displays I've seen so far.

The BMC displays were on the other side of the store and they had about 5 doors for that stuff( I did not really look to hard at that)and there were 4 doors of Imports (Any place that stocks Morretti La Rossa gets high marks from me).

The Staff was freindly and asked If I needed any help but I didn't but when I asked one of the staff(Bobby)about Bourbon Conty he told me they sell out of that fast when it comes in along with other beers like that. So I think I found a new spot to shop as I'm in the Annapolis Area at least 3 or 4 times a week.The prices are very reasonable too, I piked up a bottle of Brooklyn Black Ops for $20 less than what they are charging at PP(screw that place)All in all any place where I can pick up a 120,Black ops and a Flying Dog BA Gonzo and a sandwhich gets high marks from me. I will definatly be returning.

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Photo of John_M
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

At the recommendation of a friend at work, I stopped by today to pick up a bottle of King Henry. The fact this store even had this beer should have been a tip off that this was not going to be your typical "out in the burbs," Maryland liquor store.

The place actually has the appearance of a small market or grocery store when you stand outside in the small parking lot. However, upon walking inside, this place is surprisingly good size, with an impressive, large beer selection in the far back area. This place has the largest DuClaw and Heavy Seas bomber selection I've ever seen, and I always like it when I see a local store supporting the local beer scene like this. Otherwise, the lay out of the beer selection was something of a mish-mash, with beers organized both by style and brewery. There was a very nice selection of Troegs and Victory beers here, and it appeared the store had made an extra effort to procure unusual, hard to find, limited items (Retribution, Dark Intrigue, BCBS, King Henry, etc.).

Servcie was also surprisingly good. Two different employees asked if I needed any help while I was perusing the selection, and they knew their stuff. I inquired about the Evolution migration series, devine retribution, CBS and KBS, etc., all of which they were familiar with and were able to assist me with (no KBS, CBS, migration or DR, so don't get your hopes up). One employee (Matt) mentioned that they were hopeful they would start receiving some Evolution migration beers the next time around, noting that their sales of evolutions productes just hadn't been sufficient for them to qualify for any distribution of the limited stuff from Evolution.

Prices here were pretty reasonable, especially in comparison to the rather typical sticker shock one encounters at the Perfect Pour.

Frankly, the beer selection here was so good, it really had me scratching my head. I don't know this part of Maryland very well (Arnold and Severna), and I'm surprised that the area can support a store such as Fishpaw's. Regardless, this is a great place, and one worth making a special trip to visit from the Baltimore area (which I'm sure I will from time to time). This place is highly recommended.

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Photo of djre4orm
4.74/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Took a road trip here tonight for some rarities. Almost looked past it because on my initial phone call; I got a guy who wasn't so beer savvy. However trying back later paid off. Just hold out and ask for the beer manager (James). He knows his stuff and seems very proactive about sourcing his quality selection. While they have most of the basic stuff, there are a few real gems. Extremely friendly staff, who else pops open a bottle of Bourbon County for some tasting? Definitley plan on making this one of my normal stops when passing over the bay bridge.

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Photo of GoldenMonkeWhore
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I went into this place yesterday after not being in there for a few months and boy is it different than I remember. The selection was ok 4 months ago and it has gotten so much better.

Their large bottle selection is huge with just about everything. Belgians in one spot Ipa's and stouts have their rack too. The staff was eager to help and compare beer likes/dislikes with me to aid in my selection. After a long chat about favorite beers I ended up leaving with a basket full of bombers that I was able to chill to perfection in their quick chiller. They also have a big cooler with a huge selection of crafts on its own stage right next to the 750ml bottles and warm 6 packs.

Unfortunatly I was not able to find my go to whiskey (Feckin Irish Whiskey) however I was told that they could 'special' order it and I should be back in a few days to pick it up. I will definatly be going back again.

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Fishpaw's Marketplace in Arnold, MD
Place rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 21 ratings
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