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3321 Corridor Marketplace
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Very good selection. Heavy on domestic craft-brewed beer. The international selection is also impressive, featuring German-style lagers, belgian ales (including 4 of the 6 Trappist monasteries).
Prices are reasonable and, in addition to the beer selection, Corridor has an extensive wine and liquor selection.
This place is a must-visit for any tailgates/parties in your plans.
Quality: Great selection of lagers and pilsners. I have found that, from time to time, the belgian selections are lacking or out of stock.
Service: On separate occasions, I have purchased Samuel Adams Utopias. Both times, mgmt has friendly and helpful. I have also specially-ordered cases of Ommegang Hennepin bombers, which they filled without problem.
Selection: Great selection. While they are not Wells Discount Liquors in terms of Belgians, the six-pack selection is very impressive, as is the loose bottle selection. I have also lucked into some rarities there: Dogfish Head Pangaea, Allagash 10th Anniversary and Achel Bruin Extra.
value: Can you really put a price on good beer selections and being open on Sundays? Not really, so visit and you'll see for yourself.
11-18-2005 03:54:53 |
More by akorsak
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
This is basically a Total Wine store, and with that comes the usual Total Wine selection. Here though, it's just inside Anne Arundel outside of Montgomery county thus the prices are a heck of a lot more reasonable. However, the selection here is a little bit less with a few exceptions on the shelves than other Total Wines in the DC beltway area.
It doesn't strike me as a place that is frequented often by big beer fans, so once in awhile you can find some straggling interesting bottles. However, the general selection and imports is also not as big as your typical Total Wines.
The biggest problem is the staff. While you can approach them and ask them for things, the vast majority of them know nothing about the beers or product at all, or what is coming in, or what might be coming. In fact I ran into more distributors here who were just dropping stuff off and looked more like people who ran the store, and their answers were ironically more useful then the staff. An employee couldn't even produce me a simple 6 pack holder, claiming nah we got cleared out after Super Bowl, and then just walked off. You're telling me 2 weeks later you can't even give me a simple piece of cardboard? Not even grab an emptied one of say Bud Light? Seriously you can't even think?
If you want to maybe grab some mixed 6 regular brews to try, and also just pass by to take a look it doesn't hurt. But only go to this place if you know what you want, or you just happen to be in the area. I wouldn't go out of my way to go to this place on a regular basis, only if it's close to you then dropping in once in awhile wont hurt, just dont waste your time asking questions here you'll get nowhere.
02-09-2013 15:00:59 |
More by smakawhat
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Upon entering Corridor Wine, I found it to be laid out like a Total Wine and More. I looked at their website and found they are the same too. So I guess they are joined in someway...but it still means a great place to get beer.
Corridor has a very nice selection of singles and six packs. They also have cases. The singles selections for 12 oz. bottles range from Great Divide, Allagash, Clipper City, Troegs, Lancaster, Dominion, Avery, Victory, DFH, Sierra Nevada, Anderson Valley, and Brewer's Alley. Their bomber selection contained some bottles I had never seen before in bombers like Magic Hat, but it also contained DFH, Bear Republic, Avery, Clipper City, and Anderson Valley. Their selection of imports is pretty good too. Their six pack selection runs about the same as the 12 oz. but they actually have a few more in six packs and they don't sell them in singles (like Starr Hill).
The service was pretty limited in the beer section, but my cousin received attention in the wine department. I like that they have cigars for sale. My only complaint is that the beer section...especially the singles...is pretty cramped.
A very nice place to buy a variety of 12 oz. singles and some great 22 oz bombers. I'll visit again when I'm in the area.
10-20-2009 00:01:35 |
More by thain709
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Part of the Total Wine family of stores (e.g., VA, NJ, DE, etc.), though not the same company. Corridor (and the sister store, Beltway Wine & Spirits in Towson) are my "go to" places for both discount cases and craft brew/import sixers and singles. Not the selection that some others might have, but high turnover means fresh beer. A wine store by name (and by majority of space), it still carries most of what you might want--unless you're looking for that obscure German altbier or Belgian. Even so, you'd be surprised. And being able to create six packs from virtually anything and everything they sell means you can try everything and anything you want. If you (like me) think there is something fun about shopping for beer with a shopping cart, this is your new favorite place.
08-22-2006 01:12:57 |
More by tugdriver7
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped in to pick up some MD brews because I was in the area. Very much like the Total Wine stores in the Richmond area. Plenty of wine, a nice aisle of singles, plenty of cases, and a large cooler area. Good choices for local MD and other mid-Atlantic brews. They didn't have the sixer holders in stock, so I had to fill a basket. At the register I met with disinterest from the staff. When my turn came, a couple of the singles rang up with the six-pack price and the clerk had a tough time undoing the error and correcting it. Prices were reasonable. Parking was not a problem. Large store with nice stock. Recommended.
10-26-2005 22:52:55 |
More by pentathlete
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Update January 2008
Corridor has really let the interesting beer selection slip. They still do alright on the Belgians, but if you want any kind of selection on the local microbrew seasonals, you may well be out of luck. They have probably cut back on total shelf space by about 1/3 over the past year. Dissapointing.
Original Review 9-18-2004
Big supermarket for all things alcoholic. Most of the space is given over to wine, but beer is well represented. Place is very clean and well lit. Layout and selection seem eeriley reminiscent of the "Total Wine" chain in Virginia, which isn't a bad thing. Beer selection is good, but tends to focus on the larger craft brews and the macro-micros (and the macro-macros...). A good place to pick up the not-quite-so unusual stuff. They do not seem, or claim, to carry all beer availiable in Maryland, as a few other stores in the region endeavor to do. Worth a visit if you're in the area, but not a place to go out of your way for.
09-18-2004 12:17:07 |
More by sideshowrob
quality: 4 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This place is like the Target or Costco of alcohol: very spacious, corporate-like, and pretty much a one-stop-shop for drunkenness. This, however, doesn't imply that they slack on the quality of their stuff: the beer selection, in fact, is excellent. Tons of microbrews and imports in singles, sixers, and bombers. They pretty much have cordoned off an entire section of the store just for beer, with shelves of six-packs piled so high that they need a lift platform just to get them. Quite an impressive sight.
The only beef I had with this place was their service: most of the people working there didn't know much about beer. The checkout counter guys were downright rude: if you're between 21 to 25, you have to fill out a ridiculous form with your signature, address, DOB, etc. everytime you purchase alcohol. The first checkout guy I ran into tried to impart his opinion on how I'm too young to drink alcohol (even though I'm in my mid-20's already); look, buddy, I don't need a lecture. If I'm responsible enough to purchase good alcohol and drink it in moderate amounts, then I don't need to take crap from you about it. The second guy sighed loudly and was dragging his feet in handing out the form as if it was a chore for him to let me buy from his store. Seriously? What happened to customer service? Ok, we've already proven that I'm significantly over the drinking age... why is it still so damn difficult to purchase from here?
02-03-2009 05:28:04 |
More by thekanna
quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Corridor has one of the larger beer selections I have found in Maryland. Unfortunately the local laws cause some issues for stores so I won't hold that against any in the state. They do sell quite a few in singles which is nice for sampling. There service on the wine side seems to be topnotch, but beer smmes to get the weak sistere treatment. Out of the last 6 I bought 2 were skunked so I can't give them too many points for quality. Definately worth stopping by if I'm in the area, but I don't see it as worth the trip by itself.
01-29-2008 21:45:06 |
More by claytri
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I have been to several total wine locations in different states and this location had the emptiest shelves of all of them. Not sure if there was an order missed or what, but there were tons of beer shelves with the "this beer is out of stock" tag on them. The aisles were somewhat difficult to navigate on a Friday afternoon and the location of some beers were difficult to find. Obviously the selection is going to be wider than most stores, but this total wine location left much to be desired.
10-27-2013 02:47:59 |
More by stephenjmoore
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Went here on a treasure hunt as its close enough to me for a trip. It is predominantly a wine store as the majority of aisles are dedicated to such but to the right of when you walk in is a singles shelf where you can "build your own sixpack". No discount for doing so but the option is there. A great selection of six packs as well and (shame shame on me) I pulled a few from the six packs because they were behind on restocking the singles shelves. Everything sold in sixers has a spot on the singles shelf so back off antonio, this is my .... There is no service at all so bring your own knowledge if you want to find a good brew. That being said, you will find the majority of regional craft brews, good selection of belgians and such. You cant go wrong with this place, especially for Laurel Maryland but if you are treasure hunting you are still better off going to Frederick or Chevy Chase.
09-05-2007 08:28:58 |
More by franksnbeans
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