Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Beer and Wine in downtown Bethesda

Sometimes your wrong and sometimes your WRONG. Recently I posted about Capitol Beer and Wine and said that "there isn't a lot of options for getting packaged beer and wine in downtown Bethesda, MD". Well, that brought on the comments. There may not be as many beer and wine stores as there are banks, but there are still a lot of them, even if you don't include places like Philadelphia Mikes which also sells beer to go. Here is a rundown of the ones I know of.

The first three are very close to each other, all were pointed out by an anonymous commenter.

Bethesda Beer and wine, 8015 Wisconsin Avenue. Located on MD-355 across from the green-roofed Golden House Chinese takeout. Parking in the rear (what could be better?)

Scarcely a block away is the charming Dunmor's Beer & Wine. An old building that really stands out, looks like a throwback to the 30's, complete with a gravel parking lot and a porch. 8013 Woodmont Avenue.

Moving two blocks north you find Woodmont Market, 8227 Woodmont Avenue. One of the newer contenders, I blogged about it before it opened.

Reader waxwing (who also follows me on twitter) pointed out that Lilit Cafe has a large selection of beer and wine. 7921 Old Georgetown Road near the Auburn Avenue Exxon station. There is a parking lot behind it.

Another anonymous commenter mentioned Cork 57 (though not by name). When this first opened I thought it was a lounge for people at the Mercedes-Benz dealer since it is totally surrounded by it. 4910 Bethesda Ave, across from the Giant Food. Looks to me like there are two parking spaces.

There are still more that no one pointed out.

The county liquor store on Hampden Lane sells beer and wine. It has a gate-controlled lot, but I think it is free too.

Bradley Food and Beverage sells the type of beverages that are the subject of this post. And, it is near Bruce Variety and Strosniders Hardware too. 6904 Arlington Road. Parking in the front for the whole strip mall.

Cork and Fork only sells wine but we will include it here too. 7110 Bethesda Lane.

Bethesda Chevy Chase Beer & Wine, right next to Vace's Italian Deli and the Sandy Spring Bank ends this roundup. 4701 Miller Avenue, a couple of parking spots in the front.

Then there is the previously mentioned, coming soon, Capitol Beer and Wine.

Did I miss any? I sure hope not, but if I did, let me know about them. Do you have a favorite?

Monday, April 26, 2010

Everybody needs a place to park.

This morning I saw something vaguely unusual, there were four police cars parked in front of the fountain at Bethesda Metro Station. There didn't seem to be a burning emergency as they didn't have their lights on, there weren't any ambulances or fire trucks, and I could see three of the cops conversing near the top of the escalator. Twitter and the WMATA alerts are also quiet so I guess nothing big is going on. I wonder how long they will stay.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Capitol Beer and Wine coming to Bethesda

Norfolk Avenue is getting a beer and wine store. I never really noticed, but there isn't a lot of options for getting packaged beer and wine in downtown Bethesda, MD. This will soon change with the coming of Capitol Beer and Wine. It will be located were Limon's Jewelers used to be, right next to the Corner Slice. I saw them busy fixing up the outside of the place last week.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Flushing the fire hydrants

I was walking up Elm Street and saw a lot of water running down the gutter. As I got further along I see they are flushing a fire hydrant out by Mama Lucia's. It is a pretty good stream of water coming through it. It makes me want to put on a bathing suit and splash in the water.

[where: Bethesda, MD]