Mermaid Juice is a little hidden gem about a half hour northwest of Orlando. Dan, the owner, is very friendly and instantly makes you feel at home. I was very impressed with his draft and bottle selection, stuff you can’t find anywhere else, and the prices were very reasonable. He gave us generous portions to taste and sample beers that we were interested in. I will definitely be a regular here and highly recommend visiting.
Fun little pub/antique store in a small Flordia town. Owner is a real character and great guy to talk to. Beer is spread out amongst the store and it is worth it to check out the more rarer offerings. Besides getting some great beers the last time I visited, I also got a great set of Ping irons, so win/win.
This is such a great place! Quaintly unique and perfect, it’s an antique shop and my favorite place to enjoy a craft brew. An odd combination that really works! The owner is a wonderful host and is very knowledgeable of all craft beers as well as the staff are super friendly & helpful!
They often have fun events as well as live music! I highly recommend this great hang out to kick back and relax while sipping one of the many brews on tap or from the wide variety of bottled beer in the cooler.
I have to visit this place AT LEAST once a week!
This place is a local gem. I’m actually a little embarrassed how long it took me to initially go. The idea of an antique/beer place seemed odd and it doesn’t look like much from the outside. But I’ve been back several times since and will continue to go. Inside there’s stuff all over the place but that’s part of the charm. There are couches, tables/chairs, two small bars, so pick your spot. Or just stand and mingle around. The owner is very friendly and passionate about beer. On at least a couple of occasions he’s given me a free sample of something just because he wanted me to try it. And I’m by no means a regular. He doesn’t have tons of taps but what he does get is high quality. I’ve been really impressed at some of the stuff he gets. There’s a cooler with bottles and a shelf with bottles kept warm you can purchase to go. Prices are very good on the draft stuff. Don’t judge it by it’s cover; give this place a shot if you haven’t already.
UnholyBrewing (26) Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida | April 10, 2013| Updated August 13, 2013
...interesting place definitely worth visiting. Had a good selection on tap, and in bottles. Noble Rot was great, as was the McChoufe. Had some vintage stuff on tap too, which was nice. The owner was really cool, and good to talk to. One of the other guys working there was extremely wasted, more so than anyone I have ever seen working anywhere. I ended up buying something from the antique store as well as plenty of beer. I’ll be back next time I’m in the area.
RR: Went back a few weeks ago, nothing good on tap, shit like Sea Dog, I mean come on. Then ended up getting banned from there, so, if you don’t like fags, don’t go there. You’ll get kicked out, and put in a thumb lock, hahahahaa. Fuk you guy, I’ll take my money elsewhere.
Mermaid Juice is a uniquely wonder place located in the heart of Mount Dora. The atmosphere when you first walk in is old world charm. The charm not only flows from the antiques and beer, but from Daneaux Narrow, the owner. You are instantly invited into Daneaux’s word of craft beer and are treated like his oldest friend.
Daneaux’s vision of a cleverly disguised a craft beer bar in the middle of an antique store is pulled off amazingly. This gives the bar a great character and depth.
Moving past the vintage items you’ll quickly notice there at 17+ active beer taps all with craft beer. Each tap usually moves pretty fast so there is always a great and varying selection of draft beer. If your lucky, you’ll get a well aged vintage craft beer on tap. Just recently Daneaux was serving a 2010 Southern Teir Mocha Stout.
If you can make you way through the taps you’ll notice there are dozens of craft beers bottled. Many of these bottles are aged or rare. Most frankly are hard to find anyplace else.
I encourage anyone who reads this to venture down to Mermaid Juice and stay for a while. You’ll find your self going back again and again.
Hospitality was second to none - easily one of the best places to visit in Central Florida. The beer selection was superb, and I was treated like an old friend. Even my girlriend who doesn’t drink beer found something she liked here!
Great place to try some new beers or revisit your old favorites.
Some of the beers he has you can’t even get at large establishments. These include beers from well-established breweries as well as homebrews made by the area’s brewing greats.
A food review is applicable since the Cajun boiled peanuts (boiled in Chimay beer when I was there last -the beer was repurposed after accidentally being frozen) were amazingly tasty. If you’re not a fan of Cajun peanuts do not worry as they were just hot enough that you could keep eating them but not start sweating.
The atmosphere is inviting and there are many wonderful antiques to look at while sipping a beer that cannot be purchased anywhere else in the state of Florida.
Service is top notch at this establishment. The owner will take care of you like you both have been friends for years.
Value is great! Prices of the beer, peanuts, and antiques are fair and I felt like I got a great deal for my money.
A draft selection of over 11 beers and others in bottles make this place a go to any time you’re thirsty.
Next time you’re in Mount Dora I highly suggest checking the place out, grabbing a beer, and looking at the antiques