Liquid Alchemy Beverages

28 Brookside Dr, Wilmington
(302) 438-0252

Recent Reviews

Amy Eastburn-Escobar

Met the BBQ caterer here for our wedding. He often cooks here for Bang Bang BBQ and their food is amazing. We went inside and decided to start sampling. Well the 4 of us tried SEVERAL mead and cider options and we liked them so much we ended up buying 5 to take home. The owners were so pleasant and explained each drink we were trying. Wonderful people and a nice place to sit and relax.

Dawn Rase

Liquid Alchemy Beverages are like MAD Scientists! Their creativity is beyond the imagination! Everything there is good, the problem is trying to figure what is the best!!

Brynne B

We had never had mead before but really enjoyed the lesson on what mead was and the actual experience of trying so many varieties! Super friendly staff who knew their stuff made the experience even better. The atmosphere was cute and relaxing. We will come back to try that which we misssed today.

Karen Morales

Great place off the beaten path. Owners Jeff and Terri are amazing. This place is uniquely decorated, a great place to come and chill. There is a good amount of parking for all. No steps to enter the building and accessible to all with any challenges. The owners do allow for their guests bring their own food in from various food trucks that stop by on various days. I have seen guests come in with Sushi and they do allow you to order pizza and have it delivered all the while having your tastings and drinks. I would definitely recommend this place to those that love exploring with mead and different ciders, you will not be disappointed!

Matt Bertinato

We’ve been here multiple times, and obviously love it because we keep coming back. Their mead and ciders are both super tasty and their constant tap list and seasonal/limited releases never disappoint. The staff is super friendly and even if you’ve never had mead or cider before they take the time to tell you about their offerings and what may work with your pallet. If you’re debating going or not, just go.

Spencer Coleman

Wow! If you are in the area and are even remotely interested in ciders or meads YOU NEED TO STOP HERE! Such nice, genuine people and tasty tasty beverages. Will definitely be placing an order to ship soon!

Benny Anderson

$10 flights! Eclectic atmosphere that's very inviting and a great place for groups with a familiar friendly staff that treat you like long lost friends. They keep odd hours for a bar but after all, you should ONLY drink periodically.

Angelec D.

If you love sweet and liquor! This the place for you. So quaint like everything in Delaware, gives you a cheers vibe no matter who is bar tending. Friendly staff and open seating!

Mike McGowan

What an amazing time last night. This might be the most amazing hidden gem I have been to in years. Amazing eclectic decor - check. Unbelievable staff - check. Amazing fun drinks - check. Great food trucks - check. Fun, great vibes, and I am a regular for life!

Christopher malmstrom

We were fortunate enough to come by on a night they had music, but the mead alone will bring me back. I'm not a cider fan, but my wife absolutely loved it. This is a quaint little place in the middle of an industrial park that you won't find unless you're looking, but it's absolutely worth looking for.

Geoff Hunter

The meads are the best I've ever had. The ciders are top notch. The owners are amazing and always have time to talk. The atmosphere is eclectic, with stuff from all over the place.

Kristine K

I really liked this place, it was very relaxed and the people that worked there were super friendly coming up to us before we even sat down and chatting. The ciders were great and they had a lot to choose from with between the ciders, meads, and mixed drinks, we'll definitely be back!

Ellen L

Went for the first time tonight with my son. Tried many samples of cider and mead. There are a numbers of choices to pick from and more in development. The are tasty and full of natural flavors. The décor is interesting and laid back. The location is not ideal but for a new place it works. I'd go back.

Adam Wunder

Eclectic place with some great mead and cider! My favorite was the "ground and tapped" They have a rotating schedule of food trucks that park out front. They also offer some cans of local beer too!

Radel Ablao

Great place for something different. Owner and servers are great. Atmosphere is very eclectic. Recommend the tour and the tasting all for $10. VERY AFFORDABLE.

Ariel C.

Pleasantly surprised by the selection of wine/mead and even ciders. The apple pie cider was amazing. They also had a local gentleman cater food (delicious Mac and cheese this time). Very relaxed atmosphere. The price for the drinks were reasonable however the growlers seemed a bit pricey. Will definitely be back!

Russ L

Lots of fun! Really informative tour, passionate staff, and a great atmosphere. A great way to switch things up from the "typical" tasting room. The meads and ciders were all delicious, will definitely be going back to try more!

Nico C.

Unique and tasty mead and cider made in house. I strongly suggest taking the tour to see how they make the beverages and hear about the history of mead as well. My favorite was the cider without anything added, it was refreshing and not too sweet. We will be back!

Jenny Kenney

Julian' Mac and Cheese was at LAB tonight. Delicious food and of course the always delicious ciders and meads. They are all so delicious! I can never pick just one


LOVE this place! The ciders are awesome, the staff is great, and the place is clean. If I lived up here, I’d be a regular.

Nicole J.

This is my absolute favorite hangout in Wilmington! The bartenders are knowledgeable, and the drinks and relaxed atmosphere are awesome!

John McFarlane

Relaxing atmosphere to enjoy Mead and Cider. They have a diverse selection of high quality beverages complimented by frequent food trucks and other food accommodations. I always order a bottle togo to have for special occasions, or to simply enjoy with dinner. Whether stopping by to enjoy a quick drink or joining friends and coworkers to enjoy flights, L.A.B. is a must visit location.

W.J. Drewen

Liquid Alchemy might not look like much from the outside, but this place is awesome. They have the best selection of meads around and their ciders are great, all made on site by the folks who staff the bar area. The owners are pretty awesome people who will gladly take some time to chat with you. Stop reading this and go visit them!

Marc Guthrie

Super friendly and helpful staff. Asked great questions to help us narrow our choices, and the Mead was superb. Can't wait to go back when the weather is nice and enjoy their outside seating.

Nikesha Mason

Coziest place, perfect for a date night. The owners are super friendly and nice. The wines were delightful. Will definitely visit again.

Gabriel Seda

Amazing selection, have between 12-16 meads. If you haven't had mead before... it's time. Don't be afraid to ask for suggestions based on your tastes. Great prices.


Had never really tried mead or hard ciders, and am not very fond of sweet beverages, but this is an experience you wouldn't want to miss. We had 2 flights of 8 different ciders and meads, all very original flavors and enjoyed tasting all of them. Would certainly recommend dropping by, if you're in the area, for a very unique experience.

Gary S

Had never really tried mead or hard ciders, and am not very fond of sweet beverages, but this is an experience you wouldn't want to miss. We had 2 flights of 8 different ciders and meads, all very original flavors and enjoyed tasting all of them. Would certainly recommend dropping by, if you're in the area, for a very unique experience.

Courtney B.

We went here yesterday, we drove a little over an hour to get here...the location seemed to be in a run down area, we weren't even sure if we were in the right place. My boyfriend wanted to try the cider, so I tried the mead. They had 3 different options for flights and you could pick which ones you wanted for the mead and 2 different options for the cider. I prefer more of the fruity meads so I loved the summer razz lemonade. I tried 8 of the meads and they were all really good. I also tried the pineapple cider and the magenta dragon cider, they were our favorite. We'll be back again!

Craig R

Really enjoyed my time at LAB! Terri, Jeff, and the crew are great! There's nowhere else nearby for this type of mead and cider experience. Keeping an eye out for events that will have be coming back over and over!

Craig R

Really enjoyed my time at LAB! Terri, Jeff, and the crew are great! There's nowhere else nearby for this type of mead and cider experience. Keeping an eye out for events that will have be coming back over and over!

Joe M.

Super friendly staff that quickly won our group over, leading to repeated visits. Not personally a knowledgeable mead/cider person but they walk you through the drink lists clearly (recommend the flights to people like me who want to try everything). Even ordered a keg of the cider for a group vacation and it kept well and was a great investment. Would recommend this place to anyone.

Morgan R.

Service here was fantastic. Super friendly and welcoming. Was helpful explaining literally everything on the menu and making recommendations.


You need to come here for simple deliciousness... amazing mead and cider. Come for a flight or an amazing marriage of flavor.


We wish we could say more, but this might be the best, to the point, review we've had. Please come and try ------ you just might be very, very surprised........ Cheers, Doc & Terri.....

Matt M.

Wine and beer are subjective, Mead is an acquired taste. My partner in these adventures loves loves loves mead. They also do cider so I was a happy boy. Flights are cheap and a great way to test a bunch to see what you like. Plus you get 8 in a tasting here so we were a bit tipsy when it was all.over. I enjoyed well over half the ciders and she loved all the meads. Don't let the industrial park scare you as these are friendly folks who we t you to enjoy

Alexis M.

LAB was amazing! Such a cool little spot, with even cooler owners. Jeff and Terry were so kind, and very knowledgeable about the history of mead. Jeff gave us a tour of their brewing rooms and I learned quite a bit! We got flights of all of the mead and all of the cider. I must say, all were delightful. However, a few of my favorites that really stuck out were Red Cowabunga mead, Pucker Up Baby mead, and Deeply Rooted cider! While there, they have free small snacks at the bar (bowls of pretzels, samples of Double Spiral chocolate -- which, by the way, were delicious), and they have food trucks that park outside where you can buy food if you fancy yourself something heartier. LAB also sells Woodside ice-cream! I really love how invested they are in other local businesses. Overall, a 10/10 experience. I will definitely be back! Bravo (:

Monique S.

This was such a unique experience to come to!!! Loved the staff and all of their explanations of there mead! So cool and chill! It was the perfect place for us to chill out before the Delaware half marathon!!! Definitely a must go to!!!!

Surera W.

Always an amazing experience at the LAB. Terry and Jeff are sooo uber friendly. My new favorite is Black 302 and my financeè loves the pineapple cider...


Hard to top that combo......... We are excited about our products and presentation and like when others see our slightly "different" vision. Thanks for the kind words and look forward to seeing you again........ Cheers, Terri & Doc.......