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Big C Liquors

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
$$ - reasonable


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7600 University Blvd
Winter Park, Florida, 32792-8815
United States
phone: (407) 678-0882

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Drew966

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

At the corner of Goldenrod and University in the Winn Dixie shopping plaza. This place really doesn't look like much from the outside, it would be easy to miss. Definitely one of the better selections by far that I've seen anywhere in Florida (I still have to check out Knightly). Always interesting beer here, quite a few Belgians, as well as other imports and a number of imports that I just haven't seen anywhere before to my recollection. I've bought Old Engine Oil, Uerige Altbier, Dogfish Olde School, Old Growler, Zywiec Porter, Okocim Porter, Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti and probably a few more the last couple times I was here. Interesting selection of lambics (not really a fan myself), good English beers, definitely a decent selection of micros, including Avery, Great Divide, Rogue, Dunedin, etc., etc. I guess what I'm saying is they have a really interesting selection of beer. Not the best beer selection I've ever seen (I reallly like some of the Binny's stores and Sam's near the Goose Island pub in the Chicago area - best selections I've ever seen), but infinitely far ahead of most stores in Florida. A note on service, it was excellent today, but weekends may be less so in my experience.

03-02-2006 23:00:43 | More by Drew966
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dannyhead

Florida

4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

They have one of the best selections in Central Florida. You can find some good rare stuff and their Belgian selection is very good. Half the time, the guy working the counter doesn't know anything about craft beer so don't expect to get help with recommendations. But hey, that's what BA is for.

02-19-2014 22:29:15 | More by dannyhead
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closisinthehouse

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

12-06-2013 22:06:32 | More by closisinthehouse
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Bigx9man

Maine

3/5  rDev -28.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$

Per the high rating in BA, I went to Big Cs for some craft beer for Thanksgiving. I am from Boston and my parents live in Orlando,

Place was a bit hard to find, and when I found it, it was small liquor store, stuff rammed everywhere.

They do have a huge selection of beer, but much of it was very dusty and old. They had a 12 pack of Point beer in the cooler from summer 2012. Many of the other bottles had lots of dust, though I didn't check all the dates, it just looked old. The guy behind the counter didn't know anything.

Bigger selection than ABC, but old and not a nice store. I wouldn't recommend.

11-28-2013 12:44:46 | More by Bigx9man
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ajtorres311

Florida

3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

I used to live literally .25 miles away from this place and while I was there they had an ok selection of craft beer. Went back a couple of months ago and my oh my how things have changed! They now carry a HUGE selection, some stuff I have never seen in FL. The only down side to me is that they are often over-priced. For example, they had Evil Twin's Yin and Yang for a whopping $8/per 12 oz bottle! The Total Wine by my job had them for $3 a piece. Not cool.

05-16-2013 16:57:35 | More by ajtorres311
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pinnser

Colorado

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Big C is right down the street from where I work, and I'm just bummed I didn't find it earlier. Unless someone told you about it, you'd never think to go into it to find craft beer. When you first enter, you're immediately hit with loud rap music and a ton of crap liquor. Navigate your way to the back though, and you enter a hidden world of beer awesomeness. They have a great selection of domestic and imported brew. Whether you're looking for the latest BA, DIPA, or Abbey ale, or just a cold 4pk of DFH, they have it all. They get limited quantities though, so you have to get there fast. As far as service is concerned, unless you see a guy with great side burns behind the counter, don't bother asking for recommendations. If he is there though, chat him up. Great dude. Super knowledgeable.

04-16-2013 17:12:21 | More by pinnser
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sicilian

Florida

4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

After reading these reviews I sort of knew what to expect but was still actually surprised when I came around the corner of the store and saw that import singles isle. ~25ft long and 4-5 rows high, packed full of single bottles, both small and 750l organized by country and style.

I went in looking for Belgians and Trappist brews on this trip and they had most all of them in stock.

They also have lots of cool gift boxes with beer and chalices, odd unusual brews you don't see anywhere else and a massive cooler full of cold 6 packs and 12 mix packs from the major craft brewers.

Of course they also have regular liquor and wine.

It nice knowing now that I don't have to drive all the way over to Knightly or Total Wine every time I want good imports. I can add one more place to the tiny list of beer store choices we have here in OrBlando

01-29-2011 01:59:07 | More by sicilian
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BigBlacke

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$

I visit Big C's everytime Im near. Its tucked away in a shopping center right of University Boulevard and Goldenrod. First of all, just before you get to the beer wall, there is a small display rack full of all different styles of premium beer glasses. Best news is they are all only $2.99. Now on to the beer, they have at least 300 diffent breweries stocked there. Everything from the Bruery, to Brewdog. Really too many to keep rambling on about. As for prices, they are great. Extremely reasonable. I would say THE only negative thing about this store is the clerks never seem to know much about beer. Who cares though. I know exactly the stuff Im looking for.

12-27-2010 23:13:06 | More by BigBlacke
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I recently found this place and was amazed. There are a few beers out there I've been looking for (rare Dogfish Heads, rare Unibroue, Cantillon, Fantome) in the Orlando region and I wasn't able to find any until I found this place.

There are two long rows(one shelf and one cooler) so it doesn't appear at first that there is an impressive selection but once you start looking at the bottles, you will be pleased...it doesn't matter who you are. anyone will find something to buy here. bring lots of money!

12-05-2010 17:51:34 | More by AdamBear
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AndrewD1022

Florida

3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$

This is a great little diamond in the rough. Walking into the liquor store one would have no idea the treasures within. Their beer selection is extensive and has a great diversity of american and import. The prices are reasonable and for the most part on par with other stores.

I am equal distances away from both Big C Liquor and Total wine and I would say have to say it's a toss of the coin. Both have their strengths and weaknesses so it really is just what you feel like doing.

They also seem to have a good selection of wine and liquor. So if you want more than just good beer, this store has you covered.

09-05-2010 01:39:53 | More by AndrewD1022
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