I am often disappointed by highly rated bottleshops on my travels, but this one was pretty solid. Cold as shit inside; even beer on what looked to be open shelves was in fact pretty cold. Interesting. Kind of all over the place, some in coolers, some in boxes on the floor. One of those places where you can break up any six pack you want. Good and eclectic selection of beers, lots of Italian stuff for some reason. I would definitely stop back when looking for locals or just something unusual.
(Visited 08/2012): Knightly Spirits is located in a strip mall on Orange Blossom Trail, right off the Central FL Greeneway toll road. Bear in mind the exit is one of the ones that is not attended.
There is a suit of armor outside. The inside is laid out like a convenience store with the beer located in the right/rear of the store. There are coolers on the perimeter and shelves across from them.
The selection at Knightly is very good. They carry domestic craft brewers like Terrrapin, Cigar City, Red Brick, Highland, Orlando Brewing and many others. Lots of imports too from many countries. They let customers mix their own singles too which is nice.
Service here is pretty good. No help was needed on my part but they offered, and the checkout process was friendly. They were helpful in finding me a box large enough to haul all my beer out of there (and gave me a small discount).
All in all this is a great spot to seek out beers (especially the local/regional stuff) in Orlando.
GT (672) Oceanside, California | December 30, 2011
New location for the beer mecca of Orlando. Alan (ratebeer handle SoLan) runs the store and is the beer buyer and keeps the new stock up to date on ratebeer Orlando local forums. Pretty sweet setup for us ratebeerians. The beer selection is insane. At least 1,000 different bottles it seems with lots of odd Italian rarities like Del Borgo Duschessic and 25 Dodici. Stuff like Pannepot and Oerbier Reserva. I was able to score some new Nogne O’s and Thornbridge Bracia here along with some new BA Alvinne beers. Very awesome store and a must go to in Orlando along with Redlight Redlight ( which also updates their tap list on Orlando local ratebeer forum). Also found Amager regular Imperial Stout here for the first time ever and it was magnificently good.
Huge selection - coast to coast and border to border USA craft. Very hard to find Euro beers. Staff is over the top. "Would you like to try this beer just in - it’s really good." Yes indeed -100 rating! New to me. Good experience. Very.
Visit here if you are looking to get some ticks. They have lots of beer but the focus is more international and us beers. There really aren’t that many local beers from Florida, there is Terrapin than Florida beer. They allow all 6 packs to be broken apart, so you can get lots of things to try for cheap. However, if you’re looking for some rarer stuff or Florida centric store there are probably better options out there.
Visited Dec. 28th 2014. Wanted to buy a few bottles for Canada, this was the closest and best store close to my motel in Florida Mall. Top rated in Orlando, it has a great selection of imports and national brands, lacking a bit in local in my opinion. Plenty of parking and next to a Sedano Supermarket (go there for Latino food), Good service, decent price,,,continue the tradition of Knightly Spirits well.
very suprised to find this store! i needed some good brews to bring down to Miami so i stopped here to get my Cigar city fix. They had alot of other stuff including jester king, anchorage, founders and many others. quite impressive selection here! a must stop if your in this area! its attached to a grocery store so its somewhat non-descript looking
Very respectable selection, but few local offerings. I can see where this is king in the area, but the competition is very low. Be ready to pay, but I’d hold out for some of the stores in Tampa if you’re able to commute.
Looks like your average liquor store and doesn’t have the hugest selection, but what they do have is very nice. Nice selection of CCB. Found Tart of Darkness and a couple of other hard to find beers. Can break any sixer which is awesome. Definitely worth a detour from the expressway.