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Ye Olde Spirit Shop

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Ye Olde Spirit ShopYe Olde Spirit Shop
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Ye Olde Spirit ShopYe Olde Spirit Shop

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1005 W 7th St
Frederick, Maryland, 21701-4129
United States

(301) 662-4803 | map

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Photo of OldhouseRecs
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of JamLand
3.57/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Considered to be one of if not the best bottle shop in Frederick.

Typical vibe for a liquor store. Pretty good overall size inside. Plenty of parking out front.

Average service, nothing bad, nothing great.

Selection was better than average, but not by much.

Overall, a decent bottle shop, if you're in the area. Nothing worth going out of your way for though.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Good selection of Belgians/imports, decent selection of American craft. Prices were slightly higher than average, with the exception of one special release on the shelf (BA Bigfoot) that was marked up significantly ($25). I was looking around for about 10 minutes to see if something would spark my interest and was never asked if I needed help. Not a huge deal, and the staff was friendly enough when I checked out. All in all a decent store from my first impression.

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Photo of GoingPrimal
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

My go-to here in Frederick Maryland. Great selection, esp of Belgians. Always getting new beer in and the staff is very friendly. This and Frederick Wine House are the best in Frederick.

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Photo of misternebbie
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of DCgolfpro
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%

The staff members I have interacted with have been helpful. The prices are consistently higher than your total wine's or state line liquors, but the selection is great. If you're in the Frederick area, this is definitely a must visit bottle shop.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of bubseymour
4.25/5  rDev +1%

A nice selection. Especially for Belgian, UK and German styles. Ok on American craft beers. Staff is mixed. Some of the guys aren't very knowledgable, but then there are 2-3 guys in there that know their craft beer and are very friendly and helpful. Place lets you do single purchases. Prices are so/so and only complaint is many of the beers on the floor are old (not good for hoppy beers).

I go here frequently for the great customer service (best in Frederick IMO), and ability to buy/sample single 12oz options. If I'm deciding on a bomber or 6 or12 pack of something, I know some other stores around with better prices.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Crveballin
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Great selection and hard to beat with the prices.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of imbibehour
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

One of the better options in the area. Atmosphere is slightly like Total Wine, but not as big and without as much searching.

Selection is fairly decent, with some of the Uk items and Belgian imports segregated in a few areas by themselves. However, there's quite a few dusty bottles and some minor disorganization with the domestic items sort of scattered.

Service is ok, slightly green a bit but willing to help out without any issues. Prices here are fairly reasonable somewhat also. If you happen to be in the area it is worth stopping in for a look.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of jaltland
3.79/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I found this gem through my gf and mom. Random shopping trips can be beneficial! I'm from Pennsylvania and the only place I can find new and rare beers is in Maryland... so far. This shop in Frederick is easy to get to and conveniently right down the road from DT.

Booze everywhere. Much like that of a typical liquor store. The beer side is rather chaotic with cases strewn across the store. It's a true bottle shop, in that you can rip open a case and mix six or buy it single. That said, bottles and sixers are placed willy nilly making for a treasure hunt style shopping experience. The bottle area is more organized and proves to offer a decent selection. However, there isn't much of a rare beer pick, especially from southern breweries and west coast companies.

The service was great! One guy in particular walked me around the store and pointed out noteworthy stouts and porters that I can attest were great recommendations. The quality of the store was bolstered by the friendly service and decent selection. Only recommendation I have is for them to find rarer beers, of course.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of HoopTime
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Discovered this place almost by accident after getting off US 15 to check another, more visible, place on the other side of the highway. Just happened to see the "Spirits Shoppe" sign on the front of the place. Glad I did.

This is not the biggest selection I have ever encountered, but it is very nice and full of very good choices. I like to collect bombers to cellar and they have a very good selection of both domestic craft beers and imported offerings.

They also offer mix-and-match sixes and cases, which is always nice.

I happened to stop there a second time a week after discovering it, thanks to a scheduling quirk that had me traveling to DC two weeks in a row. I was impressed that the selection was not stagnant. There were a good number of new beers that had not been in stock the week before.

Service is good. The guys behind the counter, at least the ones I dealt with, are knowledgeable and helpful. Prices seemed right in line with other places more the most part though I did pay $1 more for a bottle of Southern Tier Choklat than what I saw it for today at the local Wegmans ... but then again, I was picking a bottle up there because the last time I had checked Wegmans they had not had it in stock.

This will be a must stop from now on whenever I travel through Frederick.

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Photo of russwbeck
4.74/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Stopped in on my way from PA to VA last week. The place is full of wine, but has a few rows of some of the best selection the NE has to offer. I didn't ask for help, but I'm sure the guy behind the counter could have helped me out. In terms of selection, they had all of the Ola Dubhs, Rodenbach, Southern Tier, Jolly Pumpkin, Hannssens, Brewdog, Sink the Bismark, and a ton else. Very happy to find this place in rural MD.

The thing about MD is that they don't accept "vertical" driver's licenses, which is a load of crap, because of some MD law where you get a horizontal one when you turn 21. Now I'm 23 and from PA, which certainly isn't old, but I don't get a new license until I turn 25. I've been turned away at the counter TWICE about to spend >$50 at bottle shops. This place hooked me up, and I never had an issue. They see that I have a Government issued ID saying I was born in 1988, and ask no more. This will be the only place I stop at in MD for the time being.

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Photo of shwillivanilli
4.21/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This is a small little place, tucked away. You will pass right by it if your not careful. Trust me, I have before! Nicely stocked with craft beer. Good MD distribution. Have got good bottles for stillwater, jolly pumkin, and goose island to say a few. They have even had bottles of Sink the Bismark and Tactical Nuclear Penguin before. Good prices on everything, no heavy mark up. Everyone in the store is super friendly, and very helpful. The liqour selection is pretty cool too, first place I've seen Bakon vodka, and only place I have seen the Dogfish Head spirits. Always a good stop, always leave with something good!

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Photo of bum732
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

The go to beer store in Frederick, half the store is wine, 1/4 is liquor and 1/4 is beer. They have a couple shelves facing each other with 22's and 750's of domestics (on one shelf) and internationals on the other. There is also another shelf with Belgians as well. There are around 8 deli fridge doors with access to a number of local 6-packs and others (Flying dog, DFH, Starr Hill, SA, Old Dominion, Brooklyn, Troegs, ect.). Along the far wall are cases of different beers and there are a number of stray 6 packs on the shelves and on top of more cases of beer. Nice selection of domestic 750s, The Bruery, some Goose Island, some Allagash, Stillwater, Southern Tier, Weyerbacher, ect.

Great selection overall, probably the best selection of internationals in the area by far. They also do a discounted mix 6 packs which is always really cool. They go through beer pretty quickly so you won't see last years celebration ale still in the fridge.

Don't bother talking to the people working, they are generally older and won't be of much help. There are a couple that know their beers, but most of the employees stay at the counter. Prices are pretty reasonable, cheaper than near the DC area.

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Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I stopped here and found a great selection of beer, although not be best I had seen as in Virginia out of state distribution seemed to be better. The service was very good and the workers definitely knew their beer, even giving this poster recommendations in other areas of the country. I would definitely check into this place if I was in the area, and it would be a good starting point or alternative to the District. It is also very well located and easy to find, has ample parking and is generally easy to navigate while in the store.

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Photo of drtth
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%

Stopped here an a trip down to visit friends and relatives in Virginia and picked up a mixed six of some beers that are not easy to find in the bottle shops in PA.

The beer selection was very good and with a wide range of options from refrigerated craft six packs to things like the J.W. Lees English style Barley Wine and Thomas Hardy's Ale from the last bottling.

The folks in the store were helpful and able to answer questions about the stock.

When we met up with the folks we were visiting in VA the beers I had picked were well received, and the next time we go south using 15 I expect to stop off here and pick some more hard to find beers to drink with my friends in VA.

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Ye Olde Spirit Shop in Frederick, MD
Place rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 51 ratings
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