United States > Florida > Largo
Travlr (1704) Washington, Washington DC | May 20, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Cramped place with beer squeezed into every nook, and cases in the aisles. Great selection, extensive CCB and other regionsl stuff, plus an interesting variety of meads. Definitely worth a look.
Ibrew2or3 (353) Tempe, Arizona | August 21, 2006| Updated March 28, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
A rather un-assuming place from the outside. Looks like an innocent little convenient store, just like every other corner, until you see the palate stretching beer selection inside toward the back wall. The price is a bit higher here than some other places. But it has an impressive selection. I could have walked out with at least 40 different beers I havenít tried before and a good dozen or so Iíve never seen before. They still have Averyís ďThe BeastĒ 2004 bomber. In fact they have several. I should have picked one up but I had to draw the line somewhere. If Iím in the general area I will definitely stop in.
They are carefully cellaring several of my favorite beers right now, unless one of you buys them up before my next trip back.
sebletitje (307) Enghien, Belgium | January 26, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited a few times. Looks more like an old gas station turned into a beer shop. Crammed aisles with a very decent beer selection, might even stumble on some hard to find beers. Prices are decent and fair. Good to visit, but a little out of the way to justify driving there from Tampa or anywhere outside Largo.
hopdog (241) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | February 16, 2005
60 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Stopped by here on my way up to Dunedin. There are some old beers on the shelves (say a pilsner dated best before í03). Still managed to buy a case of singles though...
cheap (177) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | January 22, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Little bottleshop and case store packed with brews. Something for everyone. Location on map is incorrect, but adress is good. Friendly middle east girls is glad to please. Decent prices and good selection of bottles for a mixed 6. Saw many beers there for the first time. Mnay with swingtops.
markwise (175) North of Tampa, Florida | July 11, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
The ambiance is a lot to get over. It is an old Citgo station that has a ton of beer- floor to ceiling of 2 or 3 isles (where 2 people cannot go down at the same time), plus the cooler. There are some rarities, some vintage beers, some old beers, and some new releases. The problem is that all of the aforementioned beers are pretty much jumbled together with some semblance of order. Many times there will be similar breweries close to each other, and some separation between countries, but donít go beer hunting unless you have time, and lots of it. They sell proper glasses and have a new release feature near the register, along with probably 5 coolers that are just singles. Prices are competitive to mildly pricey, but if you canít find it anywhere else- try here. Also, asked the guy at the register a question, and he said he didnít drink, so he could not help.
Beerman6686 (146) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | June 29, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Ambiance is a very tight old convenience store, no other way top put it. Service was nonexistent, but not a big deal for me. Selection was really solid, lots of stuff I hadnít seen before and at good priuces.
suprchunk (129) Crestview, Florida | August 29, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
A small gas station converted into nothing but beer and liquor. Really tight aisles, but jam-packed with tons of great beers. Found some hidden gems that were out everywhere else in the area, the larger area. Somewhat high prices, but the guy working there is super helpful and friendly.
NYHarvey (124) New York, New York | January 31, 2006| Updated December 5, 2006
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Re-re-rate. Best beer store in the Tampa Bay area selection wise.
March 31st 2006 Re-rate
After a second visit I have to up the rating on this place. There are precious few bottle shops I can go to in the Bay Area and drop $130 bucks and still leave behind 15+ beers I have yet to try.
They have been special ordering like mad it seems and I found JP Marcaibo (which no one else in the Bay Area has that I know of), Old Engine Oil Reserve..again only place I know that carries it. Flemish primitive, Aged Gales Barley Wines from 2001 that JUST arrived. Fish Tale brews and just tons of other things you wont see on other shelves. You really have to get down on your hands and knees and dig for beers and YOU WILL FIND old bottles, but if you know what has a chance to have survived there are gems galore.
The prices arenít cheap, but they arenít ludicrous like Hyde Park Express and they have beers that literally no one else has. I found a stout there I hadnít had which was the first time in 4 months or more that had happened for me in a Florida bottleshop. I think itís a new favorite and I personally think it is a must stop if you are in that area.
nick76 (104) Tampa, Florida | December 3, 2006| Updated May 7, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
This place looks like a dive on the inside and out but man do they have the best selection of beer! This place is filled with a great selection of beers and sadly many of them used to be stale but they have changed this and it is fine to shop without fear of a skunked beer. This place truly has a GREAT selection. The service is somewhat uninterested and not always knowledgeable but you can get a bulk discount. A must see.
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