markwise (209) North of Tampa, Florida | February 26, 2008| Updated January 17, 2009
Great ambiance and good service. It is a tiny little bar that is hard to find, even if you have the address. They have an awesome bottle selection and great beers on tap. THEY SHOULD TELL YOU IT IS CASH ONLY. I didn’t find out until it was time to settle up. No worries, though.
On my second trip in August 2008, the bartender made my friend and I wait in the pouring rain because it was 4:50, and not 5:00. She refused to let us in, and when she did we were very wet and only stayed for one round. Left me with a bad taste in my mouth for the bar.
A really great little beer bar and now gets a perfect rating from me because they went non smoking. The selection is ever changing, always interesting. I am always trying to drag coworkers over for a quick pint after work. Brent is a great guy (thanks for the free pint after forgetting the door was locked). The worst part is trying to figure out what to drink and if that is a problem, sign me up.
Oh its time for a re-rate of the new location! Bigger and roomier, and I was so pleased to see that Brent managed to keep the same vibe and feel of the old place. Still the rockinest place I know. Smoke free. Selection? Well I’ve not been to some of the world’s best, but the only place that rivals this selection that I’ve been to was Monks in Philly, and despite their great belgian selection, Redlight wins with Brent’s efforts to bring in surprising kegs of you never know what. Rose gave us great and friendly service at the bar, and joined in our discussions and tastings. Brent was beyond generous. A huge thanks. Can’t wait to come back.
Finally got a chance to visit Brent’s place, and it was well worth the wait. Hard to find, but thanks to boboski’s awesome directions it was a breeze. Atmosphere is awesome, I would drink here every day if I lived close enough. Staff is super friendly. The girl who was there didn’t know a lot about craft beer but she was friendly and very willing to listen and learn. Prices are out of this world, not sure how Brent makes any money. Selection is as good as it gets, Brent goes out of his way to get new and exciting stuff for the bar. Also they have a package license so any beer can be taken to go, which is something we don’t see in Tampa. Best beer bar I have ever been to, hands down. This was the highlight of our 3 days there and worth the drive alone.
Just found this place over the weekend and is hands down the best place in Orlando to have a beer which unfortunatlely isn’t saying much because Orlando could be the worst beer drinking city in America. In fact, nowhere in downtown is worth going to. Downtown is a cesspool of misguided tattoo clad 20 year old Rogues. This place is in Winter Park and has a good atmosphere, great beer (10 taps) and prices that are more in line with places in other cities. Orlando is the ninth most expensive city in America and most places assume your a tourist and price gauge with 5 to 6 dollar ordinary pints. Best thing about this place is that you forget your are in Orlando.
By far, the friendliest bar for beer lovers in Central Florida. Lots of hard-to-find beers, always an excellent, rotating selection, including rauchbiers, sour reds, biere de gardes and saisons. Brent is extremely knowledgeable, and can turn you on to just what you like. A little hard to find, but totally worth it.
Beerlando (70) Orlando, Florida | June 28, 2007| Updated August 7, 2008
Hands down the best beer bar in the greater Orlando area. Brent always has new stuff to try and he goes out of his way to obtain rare and unique beers. You want unique? How about Jolly Pumpkin Luciernaga cask night? How about running Lagunitas Sonoma Farmhouse Hop Stoopid through the DFH Randall? How about the only bar in the area where you can sip Apis Póltorak Jadwiga? This is a bmust visit/b for beer lovers in Orlando/Winter Park. Brent is as friendly and knowledgeable as any bartender I’ve ever encountered. I am lucky enough to work right around the corner from this hidden gem!
I had heard of this place on here and decided to give it a try. I have since been back a bunch of times. It is a real chill and laid back place. Brent is very knowledgeable and always gets new stuff in. The selection is great and hard to find anywhere else in town. It is an awesome place to just hang out and drink some beer. I will be back quite often.
First visit was during a cask opening. Heard alot about this place, glad I visited. Brents knowledgable and courteous. Has nice selection of different brews, and gets new ones in everyday. Had some beers that you could only get on tap. Hopscotch’s rate sums it up.
Heard great reviews about this place. Was extremely disappointed. Place was real small in an attic almost. Selection was fairly large but nothing really impressive. Was able to get Rogue’s Black Brutal which was a decent find. The fact that the movie Tron was playing didn’t help.