I finally made it out to this place. I was looking for a new place to try to get some good beer and food. Iíve known about this place but never knew you could get food here before now; thought it was strictly a bar (the food is from a place across the street). This is one of the better beer bars Iíve been to. A wide range of draft and bottle choices. I love the vibe here; quiet and relaxing, nice bar area, pub style tables, and an area with couches for more relaxed lounging. The patio area is small but you can enjoy a brew outside too. Seems like the best of both worlds for me; a nice quiet atmostphere to enjoy a good brew, some TVs to watch a game if thatís what you want to do, and large enough to not feel cramped. I admit, we went when it wasnít busy at all so I canít comment on the regular weekend night scene. As far as the food, it wasnít great, but overall pretty solid. I think more bars are teaming up with restaurants to offer food and I think itís a great idea. Nice friendly service and the guy we talked to certainly knew his beer. Would be a great local bar and I wonít mind traveling a little out of my way to go back to.
Abbey is a wonderful place to go and chill out with your friends and enjoy a great beer or wonderful wine. They have many rare beers as well as your tried-and-true favorites. A large draft selection and even more in bottles means that thereíll always be something new to try. Wines served are of good quality and the food is fresh. Service is impeccable. The price is fair. This place should be one of your stopps before you leave any time youíre in Deland.
I like the Abbey. Iíve been there a few times and they always have a good number of new beers to choose from. Itís really just a great place to chill out on a couch and enjoy a brew.
Iíve never eaten here so I donít know how good the food is.
Clean, good lighting, a patio, nice glassware, good food, and a nice beer selection. Plenty of beers i havnít seen elsewhere. Seating and low noise-level make it conducive to conversation, and therefore a great place for hanging out with friends.
cratez (256) Toronto, Ontario | March 17, 2011| Updated February 25, 2012
Our final stop on a recent trip to Daytona Beach, and the 20 minute drive down the 400 was well worth it. Abbey is a modern, cosmopolitan beer bar with ample seating throughout its lounge, dining area, bar, and patio. On our visit we were greeted by a full house of diverse patrons. A chalkboard informs customers of the current tap offerings while the wine rack lines the wall beside the performance stage.
Upon snagging a table we received knowledgeable and attentive service from a young bald man with a goatee and pronounced southern accent. He helped me navigate the large draught lineup - 18 craft taps - and suggested a 2006 vintage bottle of Dogfish Head Raison DíExtra as an alternative to the J.W. Lees Harvest Ale, which was out of stock. He also assisted the rest of my table with food choices and ensured that everything came to us as quickly as possible. Top-notch waiter.
The beer selection is substantial with a focus on high gravity, Belgian-style brews and expensive dinner bottles from Fantome, Allagash, Dupont, Ommegang and others. I ordered a pint of Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale and Victory Yakima Glory and a bottle of Weyerbacher Hops Infusion. The Vertical and Infusion were good while the Yakima was absolute dynamite. The menu could benefit from more 12oz bottles, session beers, and American offerings, and the prices are quite steep, but thereís tons of quality stuff to be had and the existing bottle list is consistent with the barís theme.
For food we had the Carolinian and Portuguese pulled pork, veggie mac and cheese, smoked meatloaf, salmon remoulade, and red velvet cake. All of the dishes were fresh, tasty, and affordable. As we were paying our tab we noticed a band setting up on stage, and Iím sure the live music only enhances the fun and bustling atmosphere.
Overall, Abbey is the standout beer destination in Volusia County and I will undoubtedly return here on future trips to Daytona. Great open and welcoming vibe, unrivalled selection for the area, and superb service to boot. I canít see how anybody wouldnít enjoy themselves here.