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Micky Finn's One Stop Party Shop

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Reviews: 7
Visits: 9
Avg: 3.32
pDev: n/a
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194 S Cashua Dr
Florence, South Carolina, 29501-4080
United States
phone: (843) 317-9463

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Place added by: timtheenchanta on 01-18-2006

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Reviews: 7 | Visits: 9
Reviews by CBlack85:
Photo of CBlack85
2.85/5  rDev -14.2%

Fairly large store, seems to be well stocked and fairly well laid out. Being in SC the store is seperated into two sections; one for beer and wine, the other for liquor. The beer/wine side seems to be geared much more toward wine, only desingating about a row and a half to the beer selection. Now, that row and a half seems to be jam packed with craft beer, but there was nothing that really jumped out at me. Nothing rare or outside of the norm.

I asked one of the college kids that was working about a few beers that I was looking for and he had never heard of any of the three. He called his manager over, but unfortunately he was no more help than the kid was. He did say that the Florence market is not all that big of a craft beer hot spot, and he had a hard time moving any product that was not more mainstream. He really only was able to stock more well known craft breweries, and only thier flagship beers at that.

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Photo of jshusc
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

Photo of tone77
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Doing some traveling in the south, and spending the night in Florence. This rather large store is mostly wine and spirits. There is one aisle of beer, which is pretty well stocked. Some imports, lots of local craft, some from other parts of the country. The store is clean and well kept, the service decent. Prices were fair as well, not cheap, but I can't complain. Overall is solid store, worth stopping in.

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Photo of DouglasVT
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of matthiasbrau
4.28/5  rDev +28.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I stopped here en route to Florida (from NYC) at the suggestion of the nice folks over @ Westbrook Brewery. Hoping to grab some of their beer as we cruised through SC, I'd emailed them for retail suggestions close to I-95. I am so glad I did.

Forget any negative reviews - this place has a fine selection of beer, both local/SC, regional, national and plenty of imports. The proprietor, although not a warm & fuzzy sort of guy, was quick to check his computer for the things on my wish list that I could not find on the shelves.

Prices were very reasonable compared to what I am used to in NYC. As we left town, we stopped at the Piggly Wiggly supermarket for other supplies and I was thrilled to see that Micky Finn's had them beat by $1-2 per six pack, so MFs is the right place to stop for beer in Florence. I know I'll be back again.

Oh, and they definitely have plenty of Westbrook - and it was good too.

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Photo of hellomcfly
3.3/5  rDev -0.6%

The only serious place to buy much craft beer in all of Florence. I rated their selection a 4.0 based on the fact that they are the only option in Florence. They have a decent selection that represents the world well with, for the most part, aisles dedicated to American, English, German, and Belgium brews. They have a couple of things that I have not seen at Green's in Columbia but for the most part it is the same stuff everywhere else in Columbia. The staff is pleasant enough but don't expect anyone to know anything about beer. Mostly young college aged guys run the registers.

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Photo of zohar79
2.2/5  rDev -33.7%

Review is of the Cashua Street location on 4-2-07

As the previous reviewer said, the store is divided in half with beer/wine on one side, and liquor on the other. Because of the 5% law in SC (which hopefully will be repealed this year), I drive to Charlotte 4 times a year to get the brews that we can't get in SC because of this limit. I visit Micky Finn's in Florence only occasionally when my stockpile from Brawley's starts to diminish.

As I visited the counter to ring up, I mentioned to the manager about how I will be glad when the 5% limit is repealed. He agreed, and emphatically said that he believed that it would be repealed by this summer. I then stated that this would be wonderful.

He then said: "Well, none of those brewers are even going to be able to sell beer in SC unless they pay the state $10,000." This sounded a little suspect to me, so I asked him, "An importer will have to pay $10,000 for every brew they import into SC?"

His response: "Of course, that's what they have to do now. You won't see any good microbrews just because of this law change."

I then asked him if he would then begin to carry some good saisons, barleywines, and trappist ales like Orval and Chimay. His response:

"I doubt it. I don't even know what those things are."

He then ignored me, and tried to start making a phone call. When I tried to ask him another question after he was off the phone, he walked away without acknowledging me. Tom, the usual manager has always been much more welcoming than this jackass.

Because of him, I'm not going to buy anything else from Micky Finn's on Cashua Street, and I am encouraging all my friends and colleagues to do the same.

In short:
Service is crappy.
Staff is ignorant of beer styles.
Selection is not great.
Prices are decent.

There is a great opportunity for some entrepreneur to start up a real beer store, and put these jerks in their place.

Update: If you want to find good craft and microbreweries, visit their Pamplico Highway location. The guys there are much more knowledgeable about beers, and friendly to boot. Avoid the Cashua Street location at all costs.

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Photo of guinnessfan
3.2/5  rDev -3.6%

This is my first review; bear with me. I visited this place on the way from PA to Disneyworld. Having a case law in PA is terrible. Mickey Finn's was a decent answer to this problem. It is weird to see wine and beer sold in the same store. They had a nice selection of micros and imports. They didn't have anything really rare but a nice selection of singles and 6'ers for me. The "kids" behind the counter don't seem very knowlegeable about much of anything. I had some non-beer related questions about the area but the were clueless. I found the place on BeerFly. Overall a good selection of some more popular beers and some semi-locals.

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Photo of timtheenchanta
3.55/5  rDev +6.9%

Good selection for a South Carolina store. It's a nice clean store with a cooler along the back with cold beer (more than half is craft brew) and a shelf of about the same length with craft brews. They have a good amount of seasonals and brews from other regions as well and a nice local selection... considering there isn't a brewery all that close by (they have all of them from South Carolina and a few from Georgia and North Carolina). The service is unimpressive. I don't think most of the people there know too much about the beers. As with all South Carolina stores, they have to keep wine/beer separate from liquor so the store is divided into two halfs. I'm sure they're great with helping on wine selection but that doesn't do me a whole lot of good. This is probably the best store in the Pee Dee area though.

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Micky Finn's One Stop Party Shop in Florence, SC
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