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 don’t 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 can’t find it anywhere else- try here. Also, asked the guy at the register a question, and he said he didn’t drink, so he could not help.
Blackdemon (1) Florida | September 17, 2010| Updated November 12, 2011
It’s like a get in get out. Small, not much to look at, cramped in side. I think they sell junk food like chips, jerky,and cookies. But when it comes to collection and service It’s best in Largo. It gets the Job done!
cheap (237) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | January 22, 2010
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.
Decent selection of beer but thats about it. It’s a converted convenient store with all the charm of a soup kitchen. I never would have set foot in the place if vinerd hadn’t told me there was good beer inside. Service was non-existent, 1 guy stocked the cooler while the woman working the register chatted on the phone the entire time pointing to my total and only stopping to say a quick thank you. Who cares right, they have beer. They did have a pretty decent selection crammed inside and I mean crammed the aisles were so narrow I had to do a wierd sideways bend just to see what was on the bottom shelf. As much as I hate it I’ll be back.
Stopped in here on a road trip from Orlando. This little store is quite a find here! Three large rows of individual bottles for sale. LOTS of selection. Six packs as well, and a cooler with a nice selection too. By far, one of the nicest selections of craft beer I have seen in Florida. Very surprising being in the area that it is. We did not buy this visit, just window shopped, but the clerk greeted us upon our arrival. While I did not see anything extremely unusual, there were numerous beers I hadnt tried yet. Prices were slightly above average but not bad.
One of my favorite stores in the area, actually the first store i shopped in for craft beers. The selection is great, and up to date on seasonal styles well before any major store gets them. Also the older beers you can’t find anywhere else, the prices are average lets just say i’ve seen much worse. The service is alright, i’ve only asked for help a few times, but i have run into quite a few distributors or people from certain breweries there that have always been a big help. You would never guess that this place had anything worth stopping for but it’s not about whats on the outside, you just have to go check it out for yourself if you haven’t already.
Stopped in here today, as I am staying in Largo- and damn, this place is definitely an essential! From the outside, you would think this is a run down typical macro distribution store- then you see the massive selection of craft beer split up into three or four aisles. Struise Pannepot, plenty of bottles of Ommeggeden and Chocolate Indulgence, 6 or 7 different varieties of Jolly Pumpkin (a couple of which I haven’t seen anywhere esle) , and all of the other great stuff Logan and some others have mentioned. Normally I would give a run down looking store like this a low mark on ambiance, but the atmosphere feels completely different once you are in the beer aisles drooling over the awesome selection.
I have been driving (or riding, when i was younger) past the place for years and years, and just thought it was a hole in the wall beer store for the drunks. But now getting into the craft scene and all this, i went in there to see what they had, and man it was nice. I havent been to a whole buttload of stores, but ive been to most of them around here, and i would have to say this place has the nicest selection. But just like everyone else said, there is some old stuff there, but thats good for some people, just be sure to look for date.
Yep...little place looks like an abandoned convenience store. Walk in and there’s only two aisles of beer, but whoa sailor, they rock! I start up the aisle and immediately see: Bush Prestige $50, Gonzo Imp Porter signed copy $99, Curieux and Musette $19, Deus $25, 03’ Lou Pepe Kriek $24, 06’ Panil $19, 01’ Gales Conquest $5, t’Ij, Scaldis Noel, Stille Nacht, Casta Milenia $10, 05’ Unibrou $7.50, HeBrew Jewbelation $4.50, Bison, Jolly Pumpkin, Fort $19, Boulder Killer Penguin, 9 L St. Feuillien, Fift packs, Harvey Elizabethen $4.50, 04’ Hitachino Nest $4.00, 03’ Gales Prize $4.50, Butte Creek 10th Anniver. Imp. IPA (Whoa...I boutht that puppy, not available in CO and high praise...had to have...wow...we’re in Florida, remember!), Stouts, Sprecher, Rogue, Flying Dog Wild Dog $17, Duchesse, Belzebuth, DFH, Avery, Fish Tale Leviathan (I thook this also!), Baladin, ST. Bernardus 60th $12, Delerium, Fantome, Geants, Drie Fonteinen Sharbeeks Kriek, La Choulette. Yeah baby, this place rocks. Sure some are dated...bring them on!! I ask the dude, WHY do you have these!! The Pakistani? owner says, "Well, people like them!" Yeah baby, this is one fine little gem amongst bikinis and sand castles.
NOTE: I was there around Feb. 07.