From the outside you question if this is the right place, but do enter. A deli and imported food grocery with a crap load of craft beer. Beer guy is freindly and knows his stuff, selection is very good. I managed to find some rarities and some stuff I have never tried before. They sell by the bottle as well, so you can make your own 6er. Prices are on par, but some things are a bit on the high side. A must in the city.
Well, it is what it is. I was kind of bummed that they had no Cigar City bottles, but the owner said they usually carry several but have had distribution issues the past couple of months. I did find some nice bottles tho.
Incredible service. We were giving sample of their great food selection while we were checking the beer selection. The beer selection itself was OK. I managed to find enough beers for a 6-pack. All the beers are sold as singles which is great. The cheeses and spreads were amazing. Not the cheapest place on earth though.
Visited here back in June of ’03 - for a little international food store - had a great selection of hard to find brews for the area. Obviously a different distributor than what they have in Tallahassee. A few of the bottles were dusty and out of date - so look carefully. Lots of Abita, some Belgians such as the Huyghe line, some Indian River (Florida brewer). Worth a stop if crusing through Pensacola on I-10. Friendly owner.
Very friendly staff is all over me, the wife and kids with samples as soon as we walk in. All very delicious. Huge assortment of hard to find food items. The beer is pretty good as well. Not a hugely rare collection, but tons of stuff you won’t find elsewhere in the area. Big selection of British beer that I didn’t even see in all of Britain. I wish I lived closer as I could enjoy some food and beer while relaxing.
DocJitsu (141) Pensacola , Florida | December 7, 2013| Updated December 22, 2013
The inside definitely has the charm of an old, sole proprietor specialty grocery store and deli. The deli really is top of the line. Their meats, cheeses, and such are all gourmet grade. Take out or eat there. They’ll even pop the top on a beer for you if you’re dining in. The service is magnificent. But, they are excellent salesman. Learn to say no before you visit. That said, I respect the level of knowledge and professionalism here. This is not just an after school job. They demonstrate an investment in and passion for their jobs. The beers are pretty numerous and varied. A lot of international beers. Some pretty obscure. They definitely have the best selection of rarer selections from common and not so common breweries. Easily a home base for craft beer. Muy expensive!
You go here primarily for food (arguably the best products you’ll find in the area). Wonderful selection of cheeses, meats, spreads, and desserts (the pesto feta spread and homemade tiramisu are phenomenal). As far as beer, this selection is smaller, about two 8-foot aisles’ worth, but most of the top-quality beers available in Florida are here. Prices can quickly add up because every beer is a la carte; no reduced rate for buying a six-pack. This means you can mix and match a six-pack, however, which is always welcome. Service is very helpful but can be overbearing. They will try to sell you everything in the store. A warning if you purchase food: keep your eye on them as they measure out your food. Too often they will give you a much larger amount than you’ve requested and will charge you for this excess amount.
Very nice selection in a full-packed store. All is sold as singles, friendly and helpful staff. I can highly recommend this store! And their food is great! You even get offered lots of samples from it while standing in front of the beer.
This is a good stop if you’re heading into Pensacola, only minutes from the airport. The place is a bit run down looking and some of the beers were hard to tell how fresh they were (will find that out as I drink some of the stuff this month), but the staff was friendly and helpful, although perhaps not beer gurus. You can mix and match anything you see and want. Good selection of Imports from weird international countries and Belgium and Germany. US Microbrews from Lakefront, Boulder, and the Florida micros were all there. I recommend you stop here first and if you have time head over to Chan’s on Bayou Blvd aftewards if you want to hit all the area has.
Visited this place last month on vacation. Went a bit out of the way and wasn’t disappointed for the most part. Nice smelling market and pretty good ambiance. Very helpful service from the owner and other employees. Good selection, but it definitely could have been better. Ran into some 2010 W-n-B so I was pretty pumped, but that was dashed once I got to my hotel and realized the Prima Pils I bought was 6 months past expiration. Food was awesome. Gyro and turkey salad as well as the hummus, all very good. Fairly pricey though. Overall an excellent market for food and the beer is just a bonus.