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.
When it comes to Tallahassee, this is the best beer store in town. I have talked with many of the local beer enthusiasts in town and we all agree that this place is the best.
Their beer selection is always the finest in town. I could go on an on about their current selection of beers, but you’ll never know exactly what they’ll have until go. New beers come in in every week so I try to go often just to see what’s new.
The people working there are friendly and knowledgeable. They have also been doing this longer than anyone else in town.
Overall, if you’re in Tallahassee, then this should be your first destination.
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.
the marketsquare on timberlane and the MSL at the tharpe and monroe interesction have the best selection of real beer in tally. The staff is intelligent and helpful. they seem to understand that people that shop at MSL are dumb about drinking like most of my florida state peers.
macguy (11) Tallahassee, Florida | December 19, 2004| Updated August 13, 2005
Thanks to the staff at MSL for doing special orders. My only problem with MSL is that they don’t have enough coolers for all the delicious beers I’d like them to carry.
Keep a good selection of Belgians: Westmalle tripel, Kasteel Bruin and Donker, Val Dieu Tripel, La Chouffe,
St. Bernaruds 12 abt, Duvel, Delerium Tremens, Chimay, Orval, others. They are constantly getting in new labels. They will special order case lots of others like Rochefort 8. They split six and four packs.
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.
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.