ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Lakeland

2725 US Hwy 98 N
Lakeland, Florida United States 33810
bottle shop  3.2/5.0 7 reviews
Mon-Thu 9 AM-11 PM; Fri-Sat 9:00 - 12:00 AM


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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
ChadPolenz  (41) Lakeland, Florida | June 19, 2016
As a package store this is a 3/5 at best, but as a beer store itís a 1 or 2. Iím only interested in the beer section but itís pretty tiny. Pretty much just one shelf next to the cooler and one more display rack of new arrivals.

Iíve combed through the beer on the shelves and most of it is ancient. I let the employees know but they donít really seem to care. ABC seems to have old bottles at every store I go to. This one isnít any fresher. Probably because so few people come here for beer I bet.

The cooler selection is actually pretty decent. Better than a gas station but nowhere near as good as some other ABCs Iíve been to. If you want the big industrial brews theyíve got em here pretty cheap. The craft prices are pretty good too, but the stock tends to be old. I got a sixer of Cigar City Jai Alai IPA for about $10 that was only a month old. Thatís pretty much the only thing going for this store.

The few times Iíve been to this store itís been completely quiet and empty: what does that tell you? Also, for such an empty store it always takes me forever to check out!

I will say the store is always very clean, neatly arranged and free of riff raff and bums, etc. The liquor and wine selection is probably smaller than average for a package store. Prices seem nice, but variety is lacking.

Really, this place isnít THAT bad, but thereís another ABC a few miles south thatís about double the size of this one so why shop here?
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 9/20
OmegaX  (21) Florida | July 24, 2011
Not the best beer store, thatís for sure. This is the ABC with the smallest beer section I have seen. The store looks somewhat dingy, but ehh...who really cares. They do have Bernardus, Unibroue, and at one point, Infinium, which is the best reason to go there. Publlix probably has a better overall selection of beers by now. Anywho, Itís better than a lot of places for beer but not anywhere who takes pride in craft beers.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 1/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Chipalsa  (32) Florida | June 4, 2011
Some rarities, among them the prices are very nice Iíd have to say. Selection overall isnít impressive, but given the location you get all you could ask for. Assistance is ehh.. depends on who is there - some people really know their brews and others have no clue. Weíre not all beer people so I canít hold that against them.
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
papajohn56  (3) Lakeland, | June 4, 2010
Standard ABC store with slightly less beer selection than Iíve seen in other ABCís (Gainesville, Melbourne, etc). Tons of generics, some imports, and a few rarities (Belgians, IPSs, etc). Maybe Iíve been spoiled by stores in other towns but this ABC disappointed.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Odde  (19) Tampa, Florida | December 23, 2009
They have the best selection in Lakeland at this time, but thats not really a feat by any means. No uncommon beers. You can BYO 6 pack from anything they offer, but their offerings arenít very extensive. Worth a stop if you want something that Publix doesnít offer without leaving town.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
jeffdog22  (2) lakeland, Florida | September 26, 2006
just stopped by today...they are stepping it up a notch due to a manager there who is a beer lover...happened to stop by and saw 25-30 unopened cases of new stuff...lots of belgian goodies including a saison, saw something from ommegang, tommyknockers, acme, old rasputin...lots of interesting beers...damn good selection now for lakeland...anywhere really...they are have a beer/wine tasting on thursday...stop in!
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
Wingnut  (1) lakeland, Florida | February 3, 2006
ABC isnt known as a place to get good beer, but this store isnt bad. Over 100 beers easily. The best of what they have includes Duvel, Unibroue, Chimay, Ayinger Celebrator, Weihenstephaner, Youngs, Sam Smiths, Rogue Choc Stout, Flying Dog, Titan IPA, Hercules IPA, Anchor, Sierra Nevada including Celebration....I also saw Sea Dog and Shipyard.....as well as the usual tons of macros and imports. The best beer selection in Lakeland, but that aint saying much.

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