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Total Wine & More

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Total Wine & MoreTotal Wine & More
BA SCORE
88
very good

22 Reviews
Reviews: 22
Visits: 30
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

13711 Tamiami Trl
Fort Myers, Florida, 33912-1649
United States
phone: (239) 432-0510

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @totalwine

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Place added by: BierReise on 12-28-2005

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Reviews: 22 | Visits: 30
Reviews by phishgator:
Photo of phishgator
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%

This is a breath of fresh air to this community. Before they came to town there was a drive to Tampa or Orlando to get any kind of good beer. They stock a good selection of micros, Beligan, Germany, English, and etc... They have devoted an entire isle for beer(in a superstore for wine) I think that's pretty good! Prices can't be beat! Their staff is helpful, but they tend to know more about wine and liquor than they do about beer. In the back of the place they have a cooler section for bombers and six-packs to go. (519 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of frozyn
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

In SWFL, this is going to be one of the best options available. It has the largest selection I've come across for craft beer. The store is mostly devoted to wine and spirits, but the back left corner is the beer world. They have an aisle for singles - 12 oz and bomber sizes - and an adjacent aisle that has 4 and 6 packs. Neither aisle is completely devoted to beer, so if you haven't seen anything yet, keep walking towards the back.

It's nice that you can grab any beer out of a 4 or 6 pack to add to a mix-6. The selection is pretty standard and doesn't vary a ton, but they have a specials section that seems to rotate with higher frequency. Their online system is not great and there is no guarantee what the website says is true. The workers are nice enough and I've had a few go out of their way for 15+ minutes to find something that the website says is there, but no one can find on the shelves. The cashiers are hit-and-miss, some very pleasant while others are getting a paycheck and nothing more.

Overall, not the greatest place for beer, but one of your best options in the area. There is another TW in Naples (that I have yet to visit), but not many others in Fort Myers/Cape Coral. (1,201 characters)

Photo of Doublechar0517
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Photo of Morockm
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of TX-Badger
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Typical regular Total Wine. Good selection, nice prices. (56 characters)

Photo of harsley
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of WesMantooth
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of 98green
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of stewart124
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Traveling to Captiva for a vacation and got a chance to stop in here before heading off the main land.

I really didn't know what I was getting in to and the layout wasn't spectacular. It was more of a warehouse lined with alcoholic beverages. There were plenty of worker's or maybe they were working for the industry but they were pushing different spirits, beers, wine etc. to sample.

There was no clear indication of where things started or ended. The place was clean but I had to go by six packs and single bottles to know where I was. You almost needed a map. Plenty of selection but I found it somewhat hard to zero in on a specific style. Bigger bottles and specialties were in a different area and there were some great finds. So it didn't seem like they were hoarding their white whales.

Price seemed in line with what I would have imagined. They check-out girl even gave us a $10coupon. Overall, it was better than I imagined. I didn't need much customer service. I really just needed more time to look around. (1,024 characters)

Photo of zimm421
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Stopped in here while in town on vacation. The first thing I noticed was the very large selection of not only beer, but wine and liquor. The place was fairly well kept, and clean. It was fairly busy when I was there, but there was a good amount of people working.

The service was alright, it all depended on who you talked to. The first two people I asked for help just pointed off in a direction and said "it's over there." Finally, I was pointed to a person who actually knew something about beer and was willing to help me and talk.

If you're looking for a large selection, this is a good option. If you need help finding what you're looking for, beware that many of the staff won't stop to help you. In the end, I was able to get what I wanted, and had a good haul from my vacation. (789 characters)

Photo of ZachBaldwin
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of Gtreid
1.94/5  rDev -50.1%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3

Avoid this place if you can. Terrible customer service and they wil try pass off old beer as fresh by putting house stickers over old bottle dates. Staff is rude and uneducated. I know there aren't a lot of beer stores in fort Myers, but this one is just awful. (261 characters)

Photo of gatornation
2.9/5  rDev -25.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5

was in cape coral..which is a wasteland for craft beer went across the calooshatchee river into ft. myers and found total wine and spirits it sits on s us 41..the store is clean and well stocked service is average but pleasant..the store is a wine and liquor store first..the beer selection is adequate DFH,stone,rogue,bells SN..you get the picture but nothing great..all the regulars are here nothing stands out kind of boring.they did have a mix and match 6 pack..which is what i bought..but geez it is the best place i found while in SW FL..but in the end its just average but it is the best in this area for craft beer.. a sad area for brew..glad i dont live here (667 characters)

Photo of hoptualBrew
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Total Wine & More is where I have been getting mostly all of my brew. There is not a big selection of places to get craft beer in the Fort Myers area, this seems to be the standout.

As far as the store itself goes, the majority of their concentration is (as the title states) wine & liquor. They do however have a nice selection of craft beer available on shelf and in the fridge. They also have a nice selection of kegs including Sierra Nevada & Sam Adams.

Craft beer has basically two aisles, one section of bombers & 750mls alongside a section of 12oz singles. With the 12 oz singles, you can mix and match your own 6pack - they charge per beer. On the flip side aisle they also have standard six packs.

Breweries offered include:

Abita, Anchor, Avery, Bell's, Blue Point, Boulder, Breckenridge, Brooklyn, Cascade, Cigar City, DFH, Flying Dog, Full Sail, Great Divide, Highland, Jolly Pumpkin, Lagunitas, Left Hand, Magic Hat, North Coast, Ommegang, Oskar Blues, Rogue, Sam Adams, Shipyard, Sierra Nevada, Smuttynose, Southern Tier, Starr Hill, Stone, Terrapin, The Bruery, Victory, Weyerbacher.

There are more domestics + imports like Chimay, Samuel Smith, St Bernardus, etc...

Definitely worth checking out!!! Probably the best place in Fort Myers to get craft beer. (1,278 characters)

Photo of BMoney575
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%

Visited on 6-30-10

We swung by Total wine & More while vacationing in Fort Myers. Initially, I was wowed by the immense selection of wine and liquor, and eventually weaved my way back to the craft beer section. One side of the aisle was bombers and singles, with the other side sixpacks. There were selections from most of the regular brewers like Sam Adams, Left Hand, Victory, and Stone, with standouts like Oscar Blues, Brewdog and The Bruery. Lots of more local Florida breweries were available, all with 12oz singles. The Belgian and German selection was sizable as well. The pricing was very competitive, with many beers cheaper than they are in MI. If I would have driven down here, it would have been easy to load up the car. A must-stop if you're in the area. (769 characters)

Photo of cjgator3
3.85/5  rDev -1%

Total Wine is what it is. A store with a pretty decent selection at pretty damn good prices that are pretty hard to beat. You are not going to find any hard to find rare offerings, but they do carry most of the basics from the big breweries and some of the smaller locals at very reasonable prices. Most of the employees working there no nothing about beer, but the store is always clean and the isles are typically well stocked. Overall, Total Wine is no where near the best store in town but it is easy and convenient especially if you know what you want going in to it. As mentioned, don't go in looking for stuff you have never seen before, but it is a nice place to stock up with the essentials.

On a side note, make sure to check the dates on the bottles (if applicable) because I have noticed some beers on the shelves that are past their "best by" date. (862 characters)

Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%

Here in the northwest Atlanta suburbs, we have a Total Wine. I would probably not put it in the top 5 beer stores in the area. So to the locals in Fort Myers, maybe there are better beer options. To the tourist, it's an oasis.

Lots of beer available at singles. Highlights for me included Bell's, Penn, Steelhead, Kona and New England breweries. Some beers from Florida breweries too but none from the Belgian-style brewery Saint Somewhere. All beers were kept in good shape and I didn't see any turnover problems.

Service was polite but I didn't need any help picking out beer. For the out of towner, the selection was fantastic. I can't imagine any place in the area having better.

If you're stuck beerless at the beach, take a trip out and pick up some supplies. (768 characters)

Photo of gunnerman
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

This is a pretty well stocked Total Wine in the Ft. Myers area, just about everthing Florida can get minus the imports is well represented in here. The service is down right horrible as in all the Total Wine's, what do you expect its a corporate setting. I am not reviewing the wine section only the beer which is nicely stocked, well organized, and not picked over as in other Total Wine's that I have visited. Managers should take note of these stores, some of the Total Wine's look like they are going out of business, with the uninspired picked over selections. (565 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
3.2/5  rDev -17.7%

This was the first major place to open up in Ft Myers after ABC and it was soo terribly needed. I remeber trying to find good beer down there was a nearly impossible task and if you did manage it was like a miracle. Along comes the bldg of a total wine right after I move. So I go down for a wisit and I am blown away. They have more here then I ever thought was available in Ft Myers,. Soo many belgians, and import it was rediculous., S outh Florida seems to get more then there fair share of imports sometimes and this was not execption. I would easily say this is the stop if you are there,. The highlight of my trip to ft myers as far as beer, now we had to make our way over to visit the friends on the east coast and try and hit a few stores and bars as well! (766 characters)

Photo of BeerMang
3.85/5  rDev -1%

If you are ever in the Ft Myers area and need to stop for beer this will be your best bet. Off US41 at the intersection of Danials Prky this is the best place in Ft Myers for beer. With about 300 different beers they have a good selection. They also carry a lot of 6 and 4 packs of the single beer collection and also have about 40 different 750ml. The service is somewhat dissapointing with beer as this is mostly a wine store and most of the employees are taught about wine rather than beer. But the prices are very good and the selection is outstanding, and this is why I would recommend this place to everyone. (614 characters)

Photo of Portertime
4.7/5  rDev +20.8%

I love this store! I've never seen such a great selection. I would like to see a few more imports from other countries but the microbrew choices are great. I've complied a list of beer that I've tried just from there and I'm up to 272. There is even a great selection of 750ml sized bottles. The store is such a big area there is plenty of room to move around and everything is clearly marked and uncluttered. Make your own 6-pack provides a wonderful oppurtunity to sample a bunch of different beers without burning a hole in your wallet. If you're in the area be sure and stop in. (582 characters)

Photo of MeLikeBeer
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Man I'm glad this place appeared. My folks live in the area and this place saved me from a week of Yuengling or BMC.
HUGE warehouse filled with mostly wines, but also a very large selection of craft/micro and imports. Nice Cigar selection (complete with humidor) if you're into that, too.
Large variety of build your own six pack beers, including; almost all of DFH offerings, Great Divide, Ommegang, Lost Coast, Rogue, and Avery.
Lots of Belgium and German beers.
Not a lot of chilled offerings, but a ton of 6 packs available as well.
Prices were reasonable, ranging from 1.29-2.49 for singles. Also, you can't really beat the selection anywhere in SW Florida.
Great stop before heading to the beaches or staying with relatives. I'll be back. (756 characters)

Photo of Schooly
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Thanks to BA jredner for the recommendation. They have a great selection of Belgian and English imports that will satisfy just about any import junky. Not as great on the domestic micro end of things. While they do have good selection, they were lacking on some of the things I am used to back home in PA. No Stone, No Victory, no Lagunitas, etc., etc. Granted, it could just be a matter where these breweries distribute, but some of the staples of the micro scene were sorely missed.
But what really made me poop and giggle was the price. You can actually divide the price of a case by the number of bottles in it and that's what you pay! I bought nine bottles of various styles (Old Stock, Gouden Carolous, Cooper's vintage, Rouge Brutal, Allagash triple-750, Red Seal) and a Chimay gift pack and spent $42. I would've paid at least $75 up here in PA (friggin ridiculous)! I came home with four on the plane.
The beer cases were more spread out than I liked, but the warm and cold singles selection were in their own areas. (1,027 characters)

Photo of adam42381
3.85/5  rDev -1%

I would definitely recommend Total Wine to anyone in the Ft. Myers area. It has an excellent selection of beer, wine and liquor. While they don't have the amount of beers that they claim, they still have around 300-400. The best feature is their Build Your Own Six-Pack where you can pick basically any of the beers they sell and mix and match to perfection. I made a six-pack of Sierra Nevada brews and it was under $9 after tax. You really can't beat that. They offer a great variety of kegs in the back as well. They range from inexpensive to top of the line, so chances are they have what you are looking for. I'm no wine connisseur but their selection is huge. Same goes for the liquor which seems cheaper than the local liquor stores. Overall, I'd say they are doing an excellent job although the service could stand to improve.

Review updated 10/15/10 after moving back to Fort Myers:

By far the best selection in the area. This is my go to place for beer in Fort Myers. With a lack of good beer bars in the area, a place like this is essential. There are a few drawbacks, however. The service isn't great and the overall knowledge of beer is lacking. Another major sticking point for me is out of date beer. They consistently stock beer that is past the freshness date printed on the bottles. I'm not talking Imperial stouts, I'm talking about pilsners and IPAs - beers that shouldn't be consumed past the point of freshness. This takes a few points away from service in my opinion. I guess it's really up to the distributor but it still frustrates me to see undrinkable beer on the shelves. Ok, I'm done ranting. Overall, Total Wine is a good place to find beer in this area. You can't find a better selection within 50 miles. (1,737 characters)

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Total Wine & More in Fort Myers, FL
88 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.