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The Perfect Pour
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Store ]
6630 Marie Curie Dr
phone: (443) 285-0702
(Place added by: claytri on 06-29-2008)
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Reviews by Jeffreysan:
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | $$$
The Perfect Pour is an exceptional liquor store in Howard County, located in a strip mall anchored by a Costco just off of I-95 and MD-175.
It has quite an extensive selection of wine, a great selection of liquor, especially bourbon, vodka and scotch. But its beer selection is insane. The Perfect Pour has quite possibly the best selection of Belgian, English, German and American craft beers that I've seen in the Mid-Atlantic/Northern VA/DC/MD area. They even carry several bottles of mead, which I don't really see much elsewhere. Practically the entire back wall of the store is dedicated to American craft brews, displayed on shelving going about 10 to 12 feet high. European beer, arranged by county, are displayed on another shelving opposite the wall shelving.
In addition to six packs, and four packs, the Perfect Pour sells an extensive selection of 22 ounce and 750 ml bottles. Further, shoppers are permitted to make mixed six packs of 12 ounce bottles from virtually every beer they sell in 12 ounce bottles, an option that I’ve taken advantage of many times, in fact practically every time I’ve gone into the store.
The store’s staff is very helpful and knowledgeable, and unlike other reviewers, I’ve never had a problem with them “recommending” a beer that I didn’t want. Every staff member that I’ve interacted with have been very respectful and they even help carry your purchases out to your car if, like me, you’ve bought several cases worth of beer at one time.
The other negatives that other reviewers have mentioned, specifically, parking and how cramped the store are valid, but if you’re patient, it isn’t really that bad. Well, except for the parking. It sucks.
As for their prices. Many reviewers have complained about how expensive some of the prices are, especially for the rarer beers. Unfortunately, I cannot attest to this, as for the most part, I’ve not seen the rarer beers anywhere else in the area, at least not in the quantity that the Perfect Pour has.
Overall, I love this store!
04-17-2013 02:11:51 |
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12-02-2013 17:28:52 |
More by sprestridge
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | $$$$
when it comes tothe best selection in MD where else you gonna go ? PP always has the latest new releases as well as the staples that you need. While i often find fresher IPA's elsewhere, noone can touch their overall selection. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly although the prices are very high. New growler section is second to none from Baltimore to philly and they will exchange any old growler for a new PP one.
11-26-2013 16:33:08 |
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10-29-2013 15:34:14 |
More by Boone757
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | $$$$
The Perfect Pour is a love/hate bottle shop if there ever was one. The selection is unmatched for the area. They have nearly any beer you can think of that is distributed to the area. Craft, imports, limited beers, they have it all. The staff is also pretty knowledgable and usually pretty prominent. I was looking for about 10 minutes and was asked several times if I needed any help. The only drawback for me (and others) is the high price points. The majority of beers are at least 20% more expensive than other shops in the area. There have been some mentions of new ownership, but I didn't see much of a price change. Again, if you are looking for a specific beer and don't care about the cost, this place is a good bet to carry it. The guy I was with bought a case of Yards Brawler and was given a free Yards glass, which I thought was a nice gesture. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.
10-27-2013 02:55:51 |
More by stephenjmoore
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
They have an exellent selection but the prices are insanely high. 6-pack are 1-2bucks above average. bombers are 30 to 100% above normal prices. They will most likely have what you are lookin for but you will PAY for it. I do not know if I will ever go back but for now I will avoid this place till they have more fair prices
07-29-2013 00:06:50 |
More by magnumpoppy
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
I originally came here for the cider (they do have the best cider selection in MD). Once, I got into beer it was convenient that they have one of the best selections in all of MD, but they were also close to UMBC.
It is very well-lit and the layout is well-planned, but it can get pretty cramped after a delivery day and they rearranged stuff the first few times I went, but now it seems very stable.
They have specific people for wine, spirits, and beer, but there is usually at least one for each on duty. Some are nicer with customers than others. Two of the beer guys are really nice and make great recommendations.
PP has probably the best selection in the area, but this must be taken with a grain of salt. They are notorious in MD for their price gouging, and I have recently come to realize this. I was going to get my first mix six there and it came to about $35, to which I declined (these were just average beers). So, I found out about Honeygo and got an arguably better/more expensive mix six plus a DFH 750ml for the same price. They are also pretty good with freshness, but their Mikkeller's are pretty old. Also, their singles/bombers pricing is horrible. They do sell jeroboams and the incredibly rare stuff though.
Also, they have a member's card but it is only for the very rare specials, but they are usually only a dollar and after something has gone old, but sometimes it is steal. They also only refrigerate packs of stuff and usually only stuff that sells quickly (BMC).
05-18-2013 00:07:12 |
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