State Line Liquors

State Line LiquorsState Line Liquors
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4.64/5
244 Ratings
State Line LiquorsState Line Liquors
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

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

(800) 446-9463 | map
statelineliquors.com

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Reviews:
195
Ratings:
244
pDev:
6.47%
 
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Photo of Kmkapalka
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jrfehon33
4.38/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of socon67
4.55/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Incredible selection, and great service from this store conveniently off I-95. They allow single bottle sales (big win). Love the selection, and the service is top-notch. I suggest you check dates, but other than that its a gold mine of options.

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Photo of V33n
5/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best beer selection in the area. All the staff are very helpful and really nice.

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Photo of owenwood
4.76/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Every 2nd week of May, I make a beer run to this place from south PA, and wind up drinking the beer that I bought there all summer long. Great place to buy beer, and in my travels only Binny's in Chicago or the Liquor Barns in Kentucky even come close to their vast selections. Staff is knowledgeable, willing to help you look for specific beers and engages the customers very professionally, especially at the growler fill station in the back. Very permissive policy about mixing single beers and Boulevard, St. Somewhere and Nebraska breweries well represented here. A truly remarkable store.

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Photo of songoftheeclipse
4.13/5  rDev -11%
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 +1.5%
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 +4.3%
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 Prue
5/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of American_Mike
4.78/5  rDev +3%
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 -2.4%
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 +0.4%
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 singlespeed
4.73/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Tequas_lamayi
4.66/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of zekeman17
4.38/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of elliot23
3.93/5  rDev -15.3%
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 +6.5%
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 alcohline_trip
4.82/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of VABA
4.5/5  rDev -3%
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 +3.2%
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 +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of JOldewurtel
4.74/5  rDev +2.2%
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 -0.2%
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 +5.8%
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 -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

One of the best liquor stores in the Northeast.

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State Line Liquors in Elkton, MD
Place rating: 4.64 out of 5 with 244 ratings
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