Crown Wine And Spirits
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
3.4/5 rDev +2.7%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
I visited this place while on vacation a couple weeks ago. From my notes:
This place is located in a fairly commercial area with a large convenient parking lot right out front.
Upon entering the beer was all off to the right, with a handful of glass door coolers containing selected six packs and a few 750s and bombers. The warm beer was down one aisle near the coolers. Though there was not a lot of depth to the beer selection, there was some decent quality stuff in there. I picked up some Terrapin I had been wanting to try and it was fairly priced.
The service was not terribly great, but what you would expect from a fairly disinterested young woman who didn't know a lot about beer. That also would not let me mix a six pack.
Prices were very fair in my opinion.
This place is no beer destination, but in the beer desert of southern Florida, its definitely worth a look if you are in the area.
03-29-2009 05:40:31 | More by spointon
3.4/5 rDev +2.7%
quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I stopped in here over the weekend. The beer is all in the cooler, which isn't terribly big. That being said, there definitely was some quality though. I bought a bottle of Marston's Pedigree and a four pack of Murphy's Irish Stout. There were some others I would defintely like to try, including Native Lager, Grottenbier by Pierrre Celis and some other notables that escape me at the moment.
Definitely worth stopping in if you are in the neighborhood, I don't think I would go too far out of my way though, decent but not spectacular beer selection, although what they had was definitely of quality.
03-27-2006 03:05:23 | More by Drew966
4.15/5 rDev +25.4%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
When I saw that this place had received a rather poor score from another BA, I was somewhat apprehensive about checking the place out. I am glad I did though because it blows away the Publix market in the plaza next door for selection.
The store is big and is laid out like a wine and gift store first, then a liquor store, and a beer store as its lowest priority. This doesn't mean that the beer selection is poor though. There is a wall of non-refrigerated beers that are somewhat hard to find. They had plenty of Belgians: Saison Dupont, Cantillon, Delirium, La Chouffe, Chimay, Duvel,etc.They even had the Delirium Noel in the 750ml bomber which has been sold out where I live since the 2nd or 3rd week of December.
American craft brew selection was good too: Dogfish Head-their usuals plus they had an Imperial IPA (not 90 or 120 min) and an Imperial stout (not worldwide) that I had not seen before and some Allagash products including Curieux which is somewhat hard to find. Plenty of local SE and Florida beers too. They had some Rogue as well as Full Sail from the NW which I thought was good.
I bought some DFH 60 mins, a Castle from South Africa, and 2 bombers of Delirium Noel.
The thing that really needs mentioning about this place is the use of the BA spaceholders (the little cards that show the BA ranking) in the store. Plenty of 'em so obviously someone at this store knows BA and cares about better beer. Their pricing was very good and better than what I am accustomed to in the Northeast. The woman at the checkout counter was nice, polite, and helpful. I really don't have anything negative to say about this place except that with their size, they could have an even better beer selection. Plenty of nice glassware too.
Edit:it appears the IPA was the 90 minute. I think they (DFH) has changed the way this beer is labeled and marketed/presented.
01-03-2005 15:57:20 | More by rousee
2.6/5 rDev -21.5%
quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3
I happened upon this shop while in Ft. Lauderdale on business last week. It's across the street from the Embassy Suites where I was staying the night. My business associates were having a late dinner at a steakhouse next door and I saw this place while walking over to meet them. I only had about 5 minutes to shop before they closed, and the guy working there made it clear that they were closing and he wanted to go home. What an ass. The selection was pretty good, but the clown didn't know his beers to well. I inquired about a Belgian beer I hadn't had before and ass-clown says, "uhh, it's from Belgium". So I opted for a couple of pint bottles of a local micro from Dunedin, brewed near Clearwater, FL. . I then rushed out with Mr. "beer-genius" hot on my heels, keys rattling as he hurried to lock up and get out of there. I then walked over to the steakhouse to have a beer with the guys and ordered a Bass on draught. I may as well give the name of this place and kill two birds with one stone by reviewing it too. It's called Chuck's Steakhouse. The waiter brought an ice cold fizzy yellow beverage and started to walk away. I said, wait, that's not Bass Ale. He looks at me like I just insulted his mother, grabs the offending pint, (well about 13 oz. at the most, really), and brings another beer. This doesn't look like Bass either. It didn't look dark enough, but I thought maybe the lighting in the restaurant made it look lighter, so I took a pull. It tasted like half Ale, half tap water. I mean really watered down and weak. I told him as much and he said no one's ever complained about it before. I'm starting to feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone, so I get up, walk back to my hotel room, open one of the beers I bought and it was pretty good. In fact, in light of evrything that happened that night it was great.
11-26-2003 23:36:25 | More by jsmurphy
Crown Wine And Spirits in Fort Lauderdale, FL
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.