The Imperial at Washburn Imports

Taps: 6 | Bottles: 25
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
MattMCB  (11) Mount Dora, | October 9, 2015
Another great place in Sanford. The atmosphere really makes this place special. In addition to great selection of craft beer, they have some amazing selections of whiskey.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
changeup45  (109) Lake Mary, Florida | February 8, 2014
I was pleasantly surprised with this place. We went here with a small group, not necessarily for the beer, but for a cool place to hang out. But when I got there I found the beer selection to be quite good. 5-6 taps with probably 30-40 more bottle selections. No Bud, Miller, etc that I could see; all craft beer so you will not have trouble finding something good to drink. I had a couple of Saison Dupont bottles, which were poured in a Saison Dupont glass, which was a nice touch. Inside the lighting is dim, but sufficient (which I like), and decorated with a vast amount of antique furniture (which is also for sale -- this place doubles as a furniture store!). Cool vibe. The service was friendly enough but all orders must be made at the bar so that can slow things down a bit. We went on a Saturday night and it wasn’t incredibly busy when we got there but by the end of the night the place was pretty full. Didn’t try anything from the food menu so can’t comment on that, but they do have some options. A recommended place for a chill place to hang out with a better than expected beer menu.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando  (70) Orlando, Florida | August 2, 2010
Very cool new bar located inside an imported furniture store (Washburn Imports) in the College Park area of Orlando. The decor is second to none, as you are literally surrounded by antique imported Balinese, Indian, Thai, and Indonesian furniture and artwork. In fact, the smell of all the rich wood and finishes is quite nice, and accordingly (and thankfully) there is no smoking allowed. The beer selection isn’t vast, by any means, and there are some spotty selections, but there are no Bud/Miller/Coors products, and any beer geek can find something nice to drink (examples from my visit included JP Oro de Calabaza, Cascade Kriek, Saison Dupont, & Southampton Keller Pils). Glassware was, generally speaking, appropriate for each style. Pricing is a bit odd, as some beers are right in line with going rates ($20 Cascade & JP 750s), while others are overpriced ($10 Hitachino & $5 Wittekerke 12oz). There is no food, save for bar pretzels, so make sure you eat before visiting. Service can be slow when it is crowded, and the staff is still learning, but everyone is pleasant and friendly. Orlando needs more places like this. Great potential here.

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