Prices are pretty average, if a bit on the high side. Selection is the best you can do on this side of town short of going to Knightly Spirits. As other posters have said, service is pretty much non-existent. However, they usually have at least a few good brews.
Walking into this place, I was given a sample of some "organic" gin, so right off the bat, that made a good impression. Craft section is pretty decent for Florida, had three cigar city brews when I was there, some Ommegang that I picked up and a pretty solid Belgian section. Definitely a go-to store in the area, they had all the craft staples you’d expect (Bell’s, DFH, Stone, etc.). Didn’t really get to talk beer with the staff, but after picking up 2 cigar city bottles the guy who checked me out didn’t even comment, so I’m thinking he was a typical un-enlightened one thinking in his head, "huh, $13 for a 750 bottle, you could get a 30 rack of Natty for that". Overall though, from what I’ve seen in the rest of the state, this place was worth stopping by.
This is a full liquor store with a pretty good selection of beers. Most of the beer is sold cold and you can’t break up six packs.
Decent selection of bombers, and they usually are one of the first places in the Orlando area with Cigar City brews.
You’re on your own in this store. Don’t expect to get any help unless you ask for it, and then you still may not get any.
Pluses for selection, minuses for not selling many singles and most of the beer being cold.
I used to live in Orlando right down the road from this place. I was just starting to get into beer and then I graduated and moved down south. I can’t believe that I didn’t take full advantage of this place. It’s got a lot of great stuff. Definitly check it out.
This is a nice enough store with good size and space for everything. They seem to be trying to expand the amount of beer they have. The have a display in the front and one row of beer plus a wall of coolers with some craft stuff in a couple of the coolers. The could really do more with the space that they have though. The beers have ratebber tags on them, but I don’t think the staff even knows what it means. The service isn’t great at all. They have a pretty good selection and get some special release stuff which is cool. Their prices are decent, but are kind of high on the singles. Overall this is probably your best bet if you aren’t close to Knightly Spirits.
This place is solid. I’m re-rating based on many visits now as I live right down the road. 450 bottles advertised and they appear to be expanding a little. Good selection, decent pricing, some of the staff seems to know their stuff. All in all this is a nice stop, especially if on the east side of Orlando. I’d certainly rank this below Knightly but I think this place gets underrated because it’s not Knightly and I can’t think of too many other retailers in the area that are better.
Nice enough place. The owner knows his stuff, but most of the other employees don’t know the beer. Very nice selection. Not as much as Knightly’s, but great stuffmoderately priced. They have also well priced glassware, $3 for all standard sizes. If I can’t get to Knightly’s this is my stop.
Update for 2011: They have re-arranged their beer layout quite a bit since my 2007 rating. Selection is larger, although some brands (Cantillon, Mikkeller) are not around anymore. Stock of Cigar City, plus plenty of good choices.
Very good selection. Probably have 100+ singles, including some stuff I’ve never seen before. They have all the standards (Rogue, DFH, etc.) but also some very unique and limited release stuff. Pricing was average. I picked up some DFH Fort, Fullers Vintage, Hebrew Genesis 10:10, Ayinger Celebrator, and Calva Reserva. They had a bunch of other stuff I wanted to get, but my fridge is overflowing, so I’ll have to go back. They even had RateBeer tags on some of their beers. Overall, very good store.