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Purchasing alcohol

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Purchasing alcohol

Is wine sold in grocery stores in DC? Is hard liquor? If not are stores government run or private? Is there one near Washington Circle, or how do I find one in the yellow pages? We call them "package shops" here (a Baptist euphamism I guess) are they called liquor stores there?

Thanks.

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1. Re: Purchasing alcohol

Beer and wine are sold in grocery stores, but not hard liquor. That will be found in "liquor stores", which are private in DC but not in Virginia. Not sure about Maryland.

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2. Re: Purchasing alcohol

Thank you

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Beer and Wine are sold on grocery stores in MD/DC/VA...however "hard liquor" is sold in the liquor stores in MD/DC. There are many around and some have Drive-Thru windows. In Virginia, there are usually the ABC stores that are government run.

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Just as a point of clarification, in Maryland beer and wine can only be sold in beer and wine stores (which often also have a deli). Liquor in Montgomery County can only be sold in a county store. You won't find any wine or beer in Giant, Whole Foods or Trader Joe's in Maryland.

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Look for liquor stores in the yellow pages. I know there is one on M Street betweeen New Hampshire and 22nd, just a couple blocks from Washington Circle.

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