Andy's Liquor & Tobacco
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3.14/5 rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75 | $$$$
Andy's is a liquor store located in a small strip of shops off of Clyde Morris in Port Orange. The store is a liquor store first, but has a decent selection of beer.
There is a wall length cooler full of different brews from all over, a good selection comparatively speaking to any other store in the area, but nothing out of this world. There are two large shelving units that have an ok selection of bombers. A lot of the bottles have been sitting for a while (some Great Divide smoked baltic porter from 2011 still on the shelves).
I visited on Black Friday in a vain search for Bourbon County, which unfortunately they did not have. I was however able to procure three bottles of White Chocolate Moo-Hoo (Edit - I was charged $22.99 each for the bottles of WC Moo Hoo, which at the time I didn't think to much about, however a couple weeks later I found it for $10.49 at another store. I did some research and found out that MSRP was between $10-12. I understand being the only place in town with his selection making it easier to charge a premium, but over a 100% mark-up is criminal. Next time I get screwed I at least want dinner first.)
Edit: Went back recently (March 2014) and not much has changed (literally). Those bottles of Smoked Baltic Porter from 2011 are still on the shelf. Someone needs to tell this guy his prices are way out of line. Even regular Founders/CCB 6ers are $4-5 higher than anywhere I've been. Four packs of CCB White Oak Aged Jai Alai $18! I just bought the same thing in Gainesville for $10.
12-02-2013 13:31:47 | More by TomB
4.16/5 rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
I stopped here on my way back home from Mims Florida to Alabama. The old guy was surprisingly pretty well knowledeable about beer. He didn't jump from behind the counter to help, but when I made my mind up and went to the counter he had some knowledeable and encouraging comments. The place looked like a typical liquor store and that was where its main focus was. Clean, cool and spacious though. One small wall of beer, but was chocked full of great quality choices. I picked out several Cigar City Beers there which was what I was seeking since I can't get them in Alabama or Georgia. I was a bit sticker shocked, but it was overall reasonable...just pricey beers.
07-06-2011 22:40:17 | More by JayS2629
4.15/5 rDev +10.1%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is "THE" place to go near daytona for good beer. Andy the owner is a very friendly man with an extensive beer knowledge. Plus he is also getting more and more beers from stone. The store is very clean and organized. Selection is probably the best for the area. Some beers are priced just right, and some beers are a little too high in my opinion. My only complaints are that you cant mix and match a 6 pack, and Cigar City beers are priced kind of high. Andy's is also the place to monitor when you hear of a new beer coming to town. He is always a top priority for new and seasonal beers. Anyone who knows about Andy's is a loyal customer. I just cant seem to avoid this place even if I am trying. Get there!
12-28-2010 04:00:54 | More by BigBlacke
4/5 rDev +6.1%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | $$$
As for the daytona beach area, this is the definitely best place to buy good beer. If it were in the orlando region, it wouldn't last long.
The selection is just a bit past average. Most of the beer is in a cooler which is annoying in case you plan on storing it.
There is no option of buying single bottles (except for the large bombers and 750mL bottles). You aren't able to build your own six-pack.
Plus, it being the best in the area, it is very pricey, but its not like people have the option of going anywhere else.
There is hardly ever any rarities.
The owner is probably one of the nicest and coolest beer store owners in the state.
09-22-2010 02:30:16 | More by AdamBear
3.4/5 rDev -9.8%
quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
My third stop on my trip to Florida (visited Sept. 19, 2008).
Thanks to Thunderball for pointing me in the direction of this place.
This was the closest beer store with a good selection from where we were staying (New Smyrna Beach).
First thing i noticed as i walked in was how clean & orderly the place was, very good. A lot of the beer is refrigerated but there is a small percentage that is at room temperature. Lots of U.S. micros and also of English imports, selection is standard for what you'd find in this part of Florida.
My only gripe is that they did not break up 6packs or didn't even offer some singles of the 12oz. beers, the only beer store out of all the ones i visited in Florida that did that. I knocked off a lot of points for service because of that. The only single bottles were either a small selection of cans (Murphy's, O'Hara's, etc...) or bombers. Of course, that's a drawback for me because i like to buy as many different single bottles as i can so in that aspect it scored low (IMO). I ended up with a bomber of Mendocino Talon. The guy at the cash was helpful and seemed to have a basic knowledge of the beer he was carrying.
Overall, a nice store with good selection but the only drawback (for me) was not being able to break apart the 6packs, but if that doesn't bother you then it's a good store to go to.
10-16-2008 18:41:52 | More by papat444
Andy's Liquor & Tobacco in Port Orange, FL
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