State Line Liquors


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State Line LiquorsState Line Liquors

Type: Store

1610 Elkton Rd
Elkton, Maryland, 21921-4156
United States

(800) 446-9463 | map

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Photo of songoftheeclipse
4.13/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Easily one of the best selection in any beer store in the country. This also brings the problem that it is also a beer graveyard. I'd recommend always checking dates, because there is a plethora of expired beer on the shelves. A few staff members are friendly, but overall it is just young kids running around hoping to avoid you. Really the best aspect of the store is that you can take a single of any beer that you want.

This place touts on the sign outside that it is one of the three best beer stores in the USA. If that is the case then the USA needs some better beer stores. This place is good and has a ton of selection, but it could be way better.

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Photo of spelingchampeon
4.71/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

A hop and a skip off route 95, this is THE place for beer. You can buy singles, 6ers, bombers, whatever you desire. They have a growler fill station with 20+ taps ( most rotating). They have 'tap socials' each week, where brewers from a vast area come in and do meet-n-greets. Want to buy a glass from your favorite brewery? They sell those too (my wife and I have too many already!)

I have never visited the store without multiple store personnel asking me if I need any help. The store is huge inside, and one of the things I like is, its not too brightly lit up. Most of the beer is rotated quite well, but as with any store, check the dates. The holy grail of liquor stores, it's both a blessing and a curse for me, because I always spend too much.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.84/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Driving by on the highway I’d never have given this place a second look – it looks like a distributor of cheap AALs with maybe some bread, jerky, and cigarettes as the bulk of the ales. Fortunately, I’d read the reviews and was fairly twitching on my first trip there.
The parking lot was more than adequate. Upon entering the store itself, the twitching intensified – to my right were several rows of liquor but ahead was beer, stacks of beer, rows of beer, coolers of beer! And the best part was any beer you could see, you could buy as singles! Well, maybe not if it was in a brewer’s gift pack, but I didn’t ask so I still don’t know. On my third trip there, I actually got past the stacks, rows, and coolers of beer to find the growler station and the shelf of glassware.
They have knowledgeable staff who are willing to help you find things and actually know something about beer. They will check backroom stock for you and will order alcohol if they are out of what you want. This is the only place I can reliably find Vecchio Amaro del Capo, a favorite Italian liqueur, and they have ordered it for me when I call ahead.
Got three cases of singles and are worried about getting them to your car? No problem! One of the beer people will grab a hand truck and take them to your car and load them.
They have a large selection of wine but I don’t know anything about wine.
They also have a small selection of sauces/relishes/cheeses but I don’t know enough about them to comment.
Price! I haven’t talked about price. It’s very competitive and there are no distinct rip offs.
There are only two problems I have ever encountered on my visits. One is that some of the beer may be old – watch dates when you can, particularly on imports. The other is the selection is so overwhelming it’s very easy to drop several hundred dollars, even as member of their beer club with the 15% discount.

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Photo of American_Mike
4.78/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Stateline is a hike from where I live. However when I get down to the area to visit family and friends this is a must stop shop for me. Not only do they have the largest selection of craft beers I have ever seen but they also have somewhere around 30 beers on tap. It doesn't stop there! Not only do they allow the typical 64oz growlers but you can get 32oz growler if you'd like. Stateline also does different tastings and events around beer (wine and liquor to). If you ever get a chance, make sure you check this place out, you won't regret it!

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.53/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Holy crap this is a good store. Made the stop on a CD to NY trip. Crazy selection of foreign and domestic. Living in the UK, I can say the British beer selection is better than anything I've ever seen in the UK...including rare stuff I've never seen on the shelves here. Its got that crappy warehouse/gas station feel, so I've got to ding them. Overall, beer paradise

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Photo of swiftmcvey
4.66/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

From the outside, you might think you have reached the wrong place - but do not be fooled, this is THE beer Mecca on the entire Southeast coastline. Their selection and employee knowledge stands alone among beer stores. The staff is VERY knowledgeable and friendly. They also have added an outstanding growler selection in the back where they also host multiple events.

If you are within a 100 mile radius of Elkton, MD, do yourself a favor and stop in.

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Photo of elliot23
3.93/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I suppose it is all relative to your location. Maryland is just not a big craft beer state with respect to distribution, sadly. But this is definitely the best place in the state for bottles. Wish the location was a little more convenient. Fair pricing. Nice staff.

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Photo of rjd722
4.94/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Granted, I've only been actively seeking out quality craft beer stores for the past 6 months or so but this is hands down the best place I've been. Vibe is warehouse-esque, nothing special but it's very clean and well-lit. and of course having the various taps in the back helps. Both the quality of the beer offered and variety of selection is excellent and beyond anything I've seen on the East Coast so far (without a doubt in MD). The staff was very helpful and friendly, explaining to me how their build-your-own 6-pack policy works, etc. You can build a 6-pack from any beer in the store, it's awesome.

I am about 1 1/2 hours from State Line Liquors and it's absolutely worth the weekend trip.

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Photo of Barracudas
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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 and needs 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 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 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 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 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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Photo of malthead
3.75/5  rDev -18.7%

Watch out for old beer!!!
Great place, huge selection and decent prices, I'll definitely be back. But I was stunned by the number of expired beers I saw. Saw multiple variety 12 packs that were 9-12 months old. I wouldn't trust anything that doesn't have a date on the bottle. Unless you're looking for an aged barleywine, etc.

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Photo of MarkGamber
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Just returned from a road trip State Line and I have to admit, it really is a damn fine outlet! The staff were very helpful, they had everything I was looking for except 22oz Torpedo, which they had run out of and one of the guys actually apologized for having done so. Their web site is accurate, they have a ton of beers and a bunch of taps in the back. In all, it was well worth the 90 minute drive! Dropped $135 and came away feeling like a total winner.

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Photo of jwjon1
4.97/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I do a lot of travel around the country for work and play, and make it a point to hit beer stores every where I go. This store is the gold standard, and while it might sound homerish, I've yet to find its equivalent or better. This includes highly rated stores in the biggest beer markets/cities. If it's distributed to MD, Stateline will get it. Prices are reasonable to great when you catch items on sale--say during Belgium beer month, or during tap takeovers. Adding a growler station with a nice selection of 20 taps is just icing on the cake. Frankly, Stateline has ruined other stores for me: b/c of how great of a store it is, and how frequent I shop there, it's rare that I'll walk out of a store and be impressed overall. But I'll keep trying!

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Photo of Rifugium
4.48/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

This is what it's all about. This is easily the best beer shop that's within an hour's drive of me, if not the best on the east coast, if not the best outside of John's in Portland. There's plenty here to satisfy any discriminating beer enthusiast. I was in the area and just stopped in to check the place out, and before I knew it, I was $50 in the hole...and that was me showing some restraint. Not only is the beer selection great, they also have a nice rack filled with glassware. As a rampant collector, of course there was really nothing I haven't seen before, but to the beginner or even intermediate collector, the selection of glass was pretty impressive. There's also a growler filling station near the back.

The staff was friendly and helpful, and at least two people asked if I needed help while I was there, so I'm sure they are pretty knowledgeable as well. Prices are about right all around.

This place is definitely worth checking out if you find yourself within a reasonable distance. I live about 45 minutes away, and I dare say I'll be going back soon enough.

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Photo of BoulderBarrovecchio
4.76/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Didn't look like much from outside, but wowzers, don't judge. The beer selection is HUGE, and you can purchase singles of EVERYTHING. Service was fantastic and extremely helpful, both over the phone and in store. Only bummer is their online inventory was wrong (no Sam Adams doppelbock in stock). They even have what appeared to be a bar or growler set up in the back. I drove 2 hours round trip to go, and it may be worth the trip again, great selection at reasonable prices.

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Photo of Shandycan
4.74/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

After catching wind of SLL about a year and a half ago, with one visit I was hooked. As you've often seen mentioned in the reviews, outward impressions are highly deceiving! Once inside, the options are dizzying. Add to the fact that there is now a growler fill station, and you have icing on the cake. Of course you have your wines and spirits too if need be, but you came here for the beers, and trust me, there are plenty! Definitely my-go to around my region, even if it's a longer drive. I can generally cross off most of my at the moment checklist upon visiting here (and usually a few I didn't know I wanted until I got there!). They're well organized, and reasonably priced. The staff is knowledgeable, approachable, and willing to go the extra mile for you. One thing I have noticed is that there are some beers that tend to linger on the shelves here, and while not generally a problem (you'll see 'discount' displays from time to time), it does pay to check bottle dates sometimes if you see something that interests you, especially for something International that may not age so gracefully... That's just a minor quibble though in what is ultimately an A+ experience!

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Photo of ryang1428
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Specular bottle & grower selection. No beer fan will never leave State Line disappointed, if a new beer is released and ships to Maryland, you can be sure State Line will get it. The workers and the owner are always helpful, and the weekly tap takeovers and events are always well worth the money.

I will never take living near State Line for granted. You won't find many beer stores like this anywhere else.

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State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD
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