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4.36/5 rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Definitely the "all-around" best place in Gainesville to get Craft Beer. It's on the far west side of town so for some people it's a bit of a trek to get to, but well worth it. Being that it is located on the far west side of town, you avoid the vagrants and panhandlers that you encounter at Gator Beverage.
Great selection of beer (and wine from what I hear - I don't drink the stuff). Staff is friendly and helpful most of the time, and I'm sure they deal with enough goobers that think they know something about beer (and want to tell everyone about it - Experienced this in my last visit), that when they aren't being totally friendly it's probably not because the employees are jerks. Dealing with, "know it all," types can get old. I'd venture to say that if I had to deal with that on a daily basis I probably wouldn't be super friendly all the time either.
Only complaint I have is their impulsive need to post every new arrival on their Facebook page. It's great to let your clientele know about new/limited offerings that have shown up, but making it known to anyone who looks at their Facebook page puts most of those selections out of reach for people with regular "9 to 5's". I was told by an employee that I could call and put one on hold by credit card, but when I attempted to do so the line rang busy, and when I finally got through they were "sold out." This was only 30 minutes after their original post.
Otherwise, Tipples is great.
09-11-2013 20:38:15 | More by TomB
4.93/5 rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Gainesville premeiere craft beer shop. Where do I begin. Lets start off with that its 5 minutes from my house therefore I pop by here all the time. They keep customers updated via facebook and I run over whenever something cool comes in. The shop is beutiful, a bit small, but the best looking shop ive ever been to to tell you the truth. They also have 4 taps and usually have some rare cigar city on tap along with unusual local swamphead brews. The staff is sooo helpful and friendly. They really know their beers. You ask them one question about a beer and they know everything and will make tons of great reccomendations. They also have no problem looking stuff up. Also they are knowledgable in wines as 1/3 of the store is devoted to fine wines and cigars. I just wish the shiop was a little bigger to vamp up the sleection.(this is the only reason its not gettting a perfect 5 rating) But they only carry top notch stuff. Im not into Belgians but damn their selection is crazy. If you stop into town this is hwere you want to go buy craft beer... PERIOD!
03-26-2013 15:55:08 | More by cubanbeerguy
4.59/5 rDev +1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
After moving from Ann Arbor to Gainesville, I was worried I would have trouble finding good brews. While I initially had to miss out on my favorite (Founders), Tipple's was a huge find for me. They have an excellent selection and even beers on draft.
My wife is a wine drinker, and they have plenty of that, too. The only place I have been where you can do a mix-6 with ANY beer in the place. They really know what trying the beers is all about.
Prices down here are very good, and now I get to bust into some new brews that I couldn't get in Michigan like Terrapin and Cigar CIty. Excellent staff, friendly, and they've gotten things like Cantillon in here at times. Did not expect to have such a great place to go to here in Gainesville.
08-29-2012 20:31:26 | More by BMMillsy
Tipple's Brews in Gainesville, FL
98 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.