ABC Fine Wine And Spirits

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8 Ratings
Ratings: 8
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.45
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3433 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, Florida, 32608
United States
phone: (352) 378-1978

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(Place added by: Portertime on 06-29-2008)
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Photo of Lare453
2/5  rDev n/a

Photo of cambabeer
2.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of drabmuh
3.5/5  rDev n/a

This is the regional liquor store. Liquor cannot be sold in grocery stores in Florida so there are a bunch of liquor stores that are completely separate, this is probably one of the bigger ones. Since I've indicated that it is a liquor / wine store I would like to elaborate. 90% of the store is liquor and wine. But this place is HUGE. There is a wall of coolers you can go to filled with beer. This place is catering to the masses so there is a wide variety of crap in teh cooler but all the beer you could expect to find in florida is also in there. Terrapin, Great divide, some German some Belgian...good beers. The prices are decent too. Not the cheapest in town but you aren't getting ripped off. Check it out.

Photo of babaracas
3.35/5  rDev n/a

This ABC has a decent selection of craft and imports. Sam Smith and Young's singles in the cooler. Tucher and Orval singles on the shelf. They apparently ditched Weihenstephaner except for the occasional six pack of Original. They put green bottled Germans on the top shelf of their "good beer" area, a few feet from the fluorescent ceiling lights, no thanks. Good place to get Aventinus. Also: Mendocino, Ommegang, Moerlein, Great Divide, Lagunitas, North Coast, Duvel, and the usual SA, SN, Anchor, Unibroue. Higher prices across the board than Gator Bev, and don't trust a lot of the undated craft.

Photo of cjgator3
3.65/5  rDev n/a

Located on Archer Road across from the Oaks Mall in Gainesville. This establishment has a lot of the bigger imports such as Chimnay, a lot of Samuel Smith's, Westmalle, Young's, Orval, Achel, Lindeman's, Sam Adam's Chocolate Bock, Weihenstephaner, Duvel, Hoegaarden and Lindeman's to name a few that stand out. There is also some American micros as well at this location as well. While it is not a bad place to find good beer (definately bettter than the average gastastion by a long shot). The prices can be a little pricey at times, and make sure to check the dates on the bottles (if applicable) to make sure that you don't get any old bottles.

Photo of mullenite
3.85/5  rDev n/a

I visit hear about once a week to get a mix pack and try out some new things. The selection of cold and warm beers is excellent and one of the better ones in town. Prices on some bottles can be a little high compared to other places but that is made up for with prices of others being lower than other places. They have a very good selection of wheat ales which is always good for me and a lot of IPAs, stouts, and porters as well.

Distribution to this store seems to be a little behind other places, when a seasonal beer is available everywhere else it seems to take a couple weeks longer to get to this ABC for some reason. It may sometimes be worth it to check out other nearby locations for seasonals if they don't have what you are looking for.

Staff is generally friendly but only one person seems to be knowledgeable about beers and able to help make selections. Everyone else will help as much as they can but their suggestions are sometimes off of what you ask for.

Photo of scottyshades
3.5/5  rDev n/a

I visit this place at least once a week and pick out new beers to try in their create a 6 offering...Also, with an ABC card (free) you save 15% on create your own 6packs

The selection is good, ranging from local Florida breweries, DFH, Belgians, to Rogue 750ml's and Delerium/Abt 12 750's...

The price is per-bottle or per 6-pack which encourages you to be creative in your selections

The staff is not necessarily knowledgable, but that depends on the people that you ask...so if you decide that you need some help, I wouldnt count on MUCH information.

Photo of Portertime
5/5  rDev n/a

I am the main beer receiver for this store so I have been trying to get in as many varieties of beer I can get from the vendors. We have a fairly good selection of microbrews including Belgians, Germans, IPA's, and my favorite: rauchbier! We also offer the "make your own six pack" with any single beer you want and a fifteen percent off with the ABC card. Come visit us on Archer and 34th and ask for Adam. If you can't find anything I will try and special order it if a vendor carries it or at least put in an inquiry about it. I'll try and help you with any beer question you have!

ABC Fine Wine And Spirits in Gainesville, FL
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