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Tipple's Brews

Not Rated.
Tipple's BrewsTipple's Brews

33 Reviews
Reviews: 33
Visits: 51
Avg: 4.54
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

2440 SW 76th St
Ste 110
Gainesville, Florida, 32608-0345
United States
phone: (352) 672-6303 | map

Place added by: TheTippler on 01-24-2010

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Reviews: 33 | Visits: 51
Reviews by nickfl:
Photo of nickfl
4.36/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This is a very nice store; well lit, everything seems new and upscale. The beer is relatively well organized, about a third of it refrigerated. They have a few (four, if I recall correctly) taps on the wall by the cooler for growler fills and, better yet, so that you can have a pint while browsing their selection. I had a Swamp Head Blackwater while shopping and it definitely enhanced the experience.

I live only an hour away, but there was still a decent selection of things that I would not expect to find at home. Prices were reasonable, but not cheap. Overall, a very nice store, definitely worth checking out if you are in Gainesville.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of StevenMilligan
4.41/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Dr_Fox
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.37/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

They get all the good stuff, but its also the first place in town to sell out. If you're not watching facebook for the updates, you're probably not getting any of it. Also, everything in the store is $2 more expensive than anywhere else. Shopping here gets expensive fast.

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Photo of donnyowens
4.64/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Epetrena
4.65/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of fraz13r
4.66/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of cuvtcuv
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of floridadrift
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Top Notch, super friendly liquor store.
Sit outside and drink your beer.
Wooden shelves, racks, floors and counter tops.
Super classy and open to everyone.
Embedded in UF, hidden away in a brand-new suburban plaza ghost town, away from the college clutter.

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Photo of freyyja
4.04/5  rDev -11%

Photo of WynnO
5/5  rDev +10.1%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of BeersAndBears
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of flbrewdaddy
5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of TheSamKuehn
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of TomB
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.

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Photo of cubanbeerguy
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!

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Photo of BMMillsy
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.

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Photo of JCaweinstein
3.73/5  rDev -17.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

I stopped at Tipples on my way home from vacation. The building looks new and is very nice. They've got some nice wine shelves on one side of the store, a bar where you check out that you can also sit and have a beer. Beer is on the other side of the store.
They have a nice selection of craft beers. One area for imports and another for domestics. I was looking for FL beers only and was a little disappointed with the selection. I wanted to load up on CCB but they only had 2 varieties of the year round beers and no Humidor or seasonals.
The service was decent but not great. Two guys working were talking to the two guys at the bar. Neither checked if I needed some help. When I asked some questions they were friendly enough.
I was very satisfied with the pricing. A 6 pack, a mixed 6 and a 750 for 27$ I thought that was fair.

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Tipple's Brews in Gainesville, FL
98 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.