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Wine, Beer, & Spirits Provider for More Than 6 Decades
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To Brown’s Bottle Shop in Stillwater, OK
People come from up to 40 miles away just to shop at our liquor store! That’s because we have the area’s largest selection of beer, wine, and spirits. Whether you are hosting an event or need the perfect bottle of wine for your Friday evening dinner, we have the perfect selection.
Stop in and allow our knowledgeable and friendly staff to match you with your needs.
From Humble Beginnings
Brown’s Bottle Shop has been in business for over 60 years. When Oklahoma went “wet” in 1959, a small package store opened for business behind the ‘Honk & Holler’ at the corner of Main and Miller Streets. Several years later, Dick and Carlene Brown acquired the store in the fall of 1966.
By 1970, it was clear that 800 square feet of floor space would not cut it,’ and the landlord was prevailed upon to enlarge the existing structure. As the industry grew and consumer interest in wine increased, the business again outgrew its building. Another enlargement took place in 1980, adding more retail area, a bigger stockroom, and upstairs offices. By now, the ‘Honk & Holler’ was gone, and the increased visibility from Main Street continued to spur the store’s growth.
In 2000, the cash registers were retired in favor of computers, vastly improving the ability of the staff to monitor sales trends and offer timely specials to the public. It rapidly became clear that another expansion was in order. Unfortunately, city underground utilities and codes prevented further enlargement of the existing building, so plans were made to renovate the Grimsley’s Supply building next door.
In the fall of 2001, Brown’s moved to its current location, now boasting nearly 5000 square feet of floor space. In August 2018, Longtime general manager John Franzmann purchased the business from the Browns and began further changes to the store. Changes in state law allowed refrigeration to be added for beer and wine, and the prohibition of non-alcoholic items was lifted. New categories of glassware, barware, snacks, pop, and mixers were added.
State of the Art
Brown’s Bottle Shop today is a state-of-the-art wine and spirits store
Part of what separates Brown’s Bottle Shop from the rest of the pack is our breadth of knowledge. Need a great bottle of wine for a gift? We can point you in the right direction. Do you like sweet or dry? Red or white? What are you planning on eating with the wine? All of these questions have answers when you come to Brown’s!
Several times a year, training events are held to educate the staff on the flavors and styles of different types of wine. Food pairing events are held to make sure the staff can help select the perfect accompaniment for any meal. Brown’s trainings have launched careers in the industry for over a dozen former employees in the past years and have become an important resource for beverage and food-pairing knowledge in the community.
Not to be outdone, our beer guru, Chuck Haley, provides a beer education forum for the staff once a year. As a result, our staff is very clever. Come see for yourself!
Join Our Rewards Program Today!
We appreciate your patronage and are proud to offer a rewards program for our community. When you sign up, you will receive an email notification about the points you can earn from shopping with us. We will keep track of your points and let you know when you have enough for a reward or discount!
I am sooo thirsty! When are you open?
State Law regulates our business hours. Brown’s is open Monday through Wednesday, 9:00 AM until 10:00 PM, and Thursday through Saturday, 9:00 AM until 11:00 PM. We are required to be closed on Sundays, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
My infant child isn’t going to buy anything; can I bring them inside? I have heard leaving them unattended in the car is not legal.
I need a flask and some nice wine glasses. Can I get them from you?
Do you have punch cards and frequent buyer programs?
Does a special order have to be a full case of the same thing? I’m not sure I can use that much.
I had Beer-o Obscure-o on vacation. Can I order it from you?
If a product is available but does not sell well enough to cover the broker fees or generate profit for the wholesaler, it will not remain available in Oklahoma. So keep buying your favorite stuff!