Delaware law allows liquor stores and taverns (with off-premise licenses) to fill growlers. The ability to sell growlers requires that an establishment apply for and receive a permit, so not every liquor store sells growlers. Bars (except for those with off premise licenses) do NOT fill growlers.
Below is a list of establishments that currently sell growlers. I receive periodic updates from the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner so I’ll try and keep this list as current as possible, but it still may take some time for new places to get on the list.
Please note the following: All breweries and brewpubs in Delaware are allowed to sell growlers of their own beers with each brewery having marked growlers and can only selling beer in their own growlers. Establishments with growler permits may also have their own personalized growlers, but are allowed to fill any growler of standard size (64oz and in some cases, 32oz) provided that the growler works with their filling system. Notable exceptions:
Fordham and Dominion : Currently do not sell growlers, but this might change after their tasting room is finished going through on going renovations.
Argilla Brewing : Due to its small size, Argilla would prefer to only fill 32oz growlers.
In the list below, I’ve included the location and brief comment about their growler station. If a place has a hyperlinked (BOARD) after it, that link will take you to where you can see what is currently on draft (I am not responsible for out of date boards, please call head to verify they are up to date). If not, click on the establishment’s name. That will take you to their Facebook page/website where you may be able to find out what’s on draft (keep in mind some pages may require you to log into Facebook for viewing).
I’ve also include a few notable out-of-state places at the bottom.
LAST UPDATED: 4/5/2015
NEW CASTLE COUNTY (Northern Delaware, New Castle, Wilmington, Newark):
Inner Spirits, 4 taps
1622 Delaware Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806
Stanley’s Tavern, off-premise. Able to sell from all bar taps.
2038 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
Premier Wine & Spirits, 4 taps (BOARD) : NOTE: The growler station has been removed due to recent renovation and may not come back. Call ahead to check on its status.
2052 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808
Fairfield Liquors, 8 taps
407 New London Rd. Newark, DE 19711
Village Wine & Spirits, has permit but I have no other info currently
718 Ash Blvd., Middletown, DE 19709
Total Wine & More, 24 taps (BOARD)
Stores 661 & 667 Northtowne Plaza Shopping Ctr. Claymont, DE 19703
ABC Liquors, 5 taps (BOARD)
316-318 Fox Hunt Drive, Bear, DE 19701
Hideaway Bar & Grill, tavern license, can sell from all taps
2619 Ebright Road, Wilmington, Delaware
Jackson Inn, off-premise license, can sell from all taps
101 N Dupont Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807
Four Seasons Liquors
680 Plaza Dr, Newark, Delaware 19702
1017 S College Ave,Newark, Delaware 19713
SUSSEX COUNTY (Southern Delaware, The Beaches and more!):
Low Price Liquors, Delmar
38444 Sussex Hwy Delmar, DE 19940
Liquid Assests, Seaford,
2051 Bridgeville Hwy, Seaford, DE 19973
Outlet Liquors, Rehoboth, 8 Taps
19724 Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Midway Liquors, Harrington, 3 Taps
1000 Midway Dr # 5, Harrington, DE 19952
KENT COUNTY (The good stuff in the middle):
Liquor Depot, 5 taps
1010 Forrest Ave (Rt. 8 West), Dover, Delaware
Woodside Liquor Warehouse,
5504 S Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901