Very impressive liquor store- very large with a cigar humidor and lots of helpful, fun to talk with staff. Very nice Scotch and bourbon selection. Had in stock my favorite Scotch, Ardbeg Uigeadail. Beer selection was not bad- some weird stuff like Cigar City/Bruery collaborations, Ghost Face Killah chili pepper beer, some weird New Zealand stuff. Other than that, lots of typical craft stuff: DFH, Sierra Nevada. This area of Florida gets a ton of Sweetwater beers so I reckon they are pretty fresh. Most of the bottles in the middle of the store can also be found refrigerated in the back. I walked out with 2-3 bottles of things I had never seen before. Overall, probably a good place to stock up on good beer for the weekend. For finding special releases, probably not. Prices were quite good coming from DC area.
For north Florida, which is not known as a mecca for a wide selection of quality beers, this place is an oasis. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and will special order. The selection on both imports and microbreweries is pretty good. Some of the out of the ordinary - at least for this area - American brewers that they stock include the following: Rogue, Lost Coast, North Coast, Allagash, Ommegang and Butte Creek. The typical imports are stocked as well including Samuel Smith, Unibroue, Hacker-Pschorr; Young, Paulaner, Fullers and Tucher to name a few. Added bonus - they do not mind if you split up six packs either.
Just stopped by for the first time today, and I wish I had before!
A decently lit, somewhat typical looking liquor store. Hard to get to unless you’re in the right area.
Though I didn’t get much help while shopping, the staff was fun, warm, and very funny. I got welcomed in the door and charmed the whole checkout.
I’d say they have just about everything that’s available in Tallahassee, but I’m not sure how much they sell of it, so freshness might become an issue on some stuff. Lots of different stuff, though, and usually lots of it.
Average prices for the area, but they have a nice little beer rack where they put up single beers for a buck that they’re trying to get rid of.
Typical liquor store ambiance; half the store is wine, a quarter liquor, a quarter beer. Service is good, not overbearing, but not sure how much they know about their product as I was not really helped. Selection is solid, good variety, but nothing a whole lot different than what you would find at other good bottle shops around town - Proof and Fermentation Market. They do have a back stock that post dates the aforementioned though, including things that run out quickly. They seem to have less beer centric buyers and more typical liquor store customers. Good place with average prices for the area.
Gone here fairly regularly for many years. Used to be the only game in town for bottled craft beer. Their prices reflected that and are still on the high side. They get most of the usual new micro release, but not a lot of the harder to find ones. Seem to always have a lot of old stock sitting around (could be good or bad depending on the style). Staff are friendly but not so knowledgeable about the beer.
Aurelius (143) Tallahassee, Florida | June 1, 2004| Updated September 28, 2012
Usually a good handful (20-30) of Belgian bombers, along with some choice brews from the west coast. They sell singles. DFH, Fullers, Bells, Unibroue, Avery, North Coast, Anchor, Lagunitas, Ommegang, St Bernardus, St Feuillen, Rogue, Allagash, Tommyknocker, Abita, Spanish Peaks, Petrus, Weihenstephaner, Black Sheep, etc. MSL has a good relationship with their distributors, and will occasionally have BLOWOUT prices on seasonals and oddball stuff. I picked up a six of Christian Moerlein Christkindl (a great under-the-radar brew) for $3.99 tonight, for example. The staff is pretty beer-savvy, but their real expertise is in liquor and wine.
I try and get into Market Square every once in a while just to see what they have. You have to go in there with the mentality that everything has probably been sitting around for months and that you shouldn’t pick up anything that wouldn’t age well. Prices are decent, what is expected in the town. Don’t expect any really special releases. Check dates on everything, their stock turns over like a fat girl that just ate an entire cake... very slowly. Don’t expect anyone to be able to help you find something, I asked if they had any Cigar City, and was told they had never heard of them. Oh well.
Pretty good liquor, beer and wine store on the north side of town. They stock pretty much the same things Liquor Loft does with some random things here and there. A big plus for this store is that will always have the freshest Cigar City beers. If Liquor Loft doesn’t have any of the standard CCB stuff you’re sure to find Jai Alai, Maduro & Tocobaga here.