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138 Ratings
Ratings: 138
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.57
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12975 S Orange Blossom Trl
Orlando, Florida, 32837-6592
United States
phone: (407) 854-4989

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Reviews by Durge:
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4.8/5  rDev +5%

Almost couldn't find this place because there are many similar strip mall areas on this road. Look for the one on the left as you're heading south on Hiawassie, right next door to a Quiznos sandwich shop. As other reviewers have pointed out, this place is pretty small but it is well packed with wine and beer goodies (and liquor). The beer selection is mostly in the rear and is pretty well organized, nicely presented. There is an unusually extensive assortment of Belgians and other imports. Speaking to Allen who seems to be the manager (owner?), he admits that they have limited opportunity to bringing in as many domestic micros as he would like, but the micro choices were still very good, Stoudts, Avery, Lost Coast, Dog Fish, Steelhead, Bells, Full Sail, Orange Blossom, Terrapin, and many, many more. Being less familiar and concerned with the imports myself, I won't even begin to try to remember them but there were many exotic varieties and what I would say are less common brands/brewers on hand, a large wall full. The shelves are stacked high and stand pretty close together (thin aisles) so searching some of the lower shelves is diffcult to see without much space to bend down and look, but it's doable. Some beers, particularly the domestics, appear to be only available in the cooler. I also noticed that quite a few beers showed up in multiple places so while the volume and variety are undeniably impressive, it is slightly deceptive. But no complaints. Allen is a young and knowledgeable seller. He and another staffer were quick to offer help and certainly responded when sought out. A lot of single bottle beers were available but these were mostly higher priced imports and bombers (of course). They don't encourage breaking up six-packs but, when asked, Allen agreed to let me select some singles out of six-packs and ultimately made some suggestions to help me put together some assorted collections at a reasonable price. They sell some beer glassware. I also got a bunch of beer newspapers thrown in and suggestions for the best beer bars in Orlando. A great stop. See for yourself.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Macsimus
4.59/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SomethingClever
4/5  rDev -12.5%

this place has great selection. I would venture to say if it's sold in Florida they probably stock it. That being said they did not have anything mind boggling either. Which made me wonder with what they had and the amount in which they had it do they hold back the good stuff to regulars? The reason I think this is because from what their purchasing power appears to be you would think they get a lot of the limited releases too, yet there was really not any rare beers for sale.

Photo of baybum
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of jaymo18
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of floridadrift
5/5  rDev +9.4%

HOLY GRAIL of liquor stores in Orlando. With a wider selection of goodies then Total Wine without talking allocation. Backers of the Campeador Series for Cigar City.

Photo of Evango
4.25/5  rDev -7%

Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando. Visited on vacation. Friendly staff and decent selection. Would visit again when in town.

Photo of Mangbus
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Not many places get the selection that these guys do. They buy the best. Each time I have been here, I always find something on my want list. The staff is helpful and the prices are in line with other local shops. I drive past at least 4 other bottle shops to go here.

Photo of RMentair
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

I visited last week to stock up on IPAs for my weeklong stay in town. The store has a great selection of bombers as well as 6-packs, which you can break up. Belgians are well represented, as are American crafts. Most bombers are out on the shelves, while craft 6-packs can be found both on shelves and in the open cooler. I bought a bunch of cans of Ballast Point, Oskar Blues, SN Torpedo, Sixpoint, Bell's and Cigar City to take back with me on the plane, and got three mixed 6-packs of 12-ounce bottles (including Headhunter, Hoptimum, West Coast IPA, Double Simcoe, Hop Devil, Burton Baton and 2XIPA) for drinking during the week. Staff is very knowledgeable and not in-your-face. I will definitely be going back next time I'm in Orlando!

Photo of pmangold
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Owner was very nice an knowledgeable. Great "Florida local" selection as well as diverse International beers/styles. Don't be misled by small strip mall location!

Photo of WynnO
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of iTunesUpdates
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of wesbourne
4.01/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Great local bottle shop, always has rare finds even with most of the locals knowing about this gem. The owners / employees know exactly what you're asking for when searching for rare beers, while still catering to the masses as well. It's a bit of a hike from downtown, but perfect for those visiting the attractions as it's right off 417 from the airport.

Photo of mattreitz49
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Big_V
4/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of gillagorilla
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I was here about a year ago when I was in Florida.

A: It's a beer store. Nothing fancy, just a bunch of finely packed in beers with all of the six-pack stuff in either door fridges or open-air ones.

Q: They had a big selection of very quality brews from all over the world. Not the most fancy store, but they had some rare stuff.

S: I'm of the mind of only wanting help when I ask for it. When I got to the counter to pay, I had a few questions and asked about some beers, but this was mostly because I was from out-of-state and was wondering about a few things that I didn't see myself there.

S: Excellent selection, especially compared to the ABC stores, Total Wine and Whole Foods that I visited while also down there on vacation. It was the only time I've seen Xyauyu bottle anywhere for God's sake.

V: I don't really have much to compare them with due to it being the only independent bottle shop that I had visited. The prices seemed similar to MD, but I hear we are a pretty expensive state for alcohol, so that might not be good for them. I can say that some of the bombers seemed quite expensive, like the Hoppin' Frog stuff, but I hear that is always expensive.

Photo of basto
5/5  rDev +9.4%

These guys are awesome! Nice large refrigerated case and a huge selection of belgians. If you want to get the Cigar City seasonals/special releases you often have to get them as they are coming of the truck because they go fast.

Photo of DaveOrlowski
2.97/5  rDev -35%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2 | selection: 3

I visited the Knightly Spirits Of Williamsburg today while on a work trip to orlando. I was excited to find fresh Jai Alai, and some nice Terrapin beers! I was not so excited about the guy working the counter. He seemed to have a chip on his shoulder and got upset when I asked simple questions about the freshness of a beer or even to get an itemized receipt. Maybe he was just having a bad day but it made for an awkward moment as I payed for my beer. Will look forward to driving to the main store later this week and will update! Cheers!

Photo of Curtis2
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of johnyb
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of mverity
3.8/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Nice big store, with two full aisles of beer. They had all the standards and plenty of goodies for the serious beer geeks. I had to set a limit for myself to only what I could physically carry in my hands so I wouldn't spend too much. They carry everything from pales, to sours, to stouts, and everything in between.

Photo of sholland119
4.25/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Matthewpakula
3.64/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3

Place had a decent selection, but could use a well needed expansion. There were a lot of beers from Cigar City which is great, but prices were a little high for the quality of beer you are getting. You can get better beer at a cheaper price up North. The service at the shop was great and I couldn't ask for more in that regard. Expand the beer selection and this place will earn a higher mark in my book.

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Knightly Spirits in Orlando, FL
100 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.