Market Square Liquors

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Type: Store

1415 Timberlane Rd Ste 221
Tallahassee, Florida, 32312-1730
United States

(850) 893-9633 | map

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of KensWorld
3.24/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Photo of Squire
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Florida_SC_Trojan
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Decent place. They need to update their beer selection. Not very well organized and could use a good beer buyer.

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Bigdoc91
3.51/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Nothing special. Dont go looking for a special release with friends. 2 bottle limit per "person" turns into 2 bottle limit per a 4 person group. Nothing like finding that hard to find beer that took 2 years to get and having a quarter glass to sip on.

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Photo of jucifer1818
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

a: This store feels rather cozy, with a large floor plan full of lots and lots of beers, wines, and liqours
it feels like a larger slightly better ABC

q: the quality is quite nice, with a good combination of cheaper and higher-quality goods. Their is something for everyone here

Service: the staff is knowledgeable enough, but you wont need them the way the store is set up (its easy to find what you want)

Selection: Its amazing. they have a GREAT selection of craft brews at a great price, and their liqour selection is one of the best in town. If you cant find it anywhere else, it will be here.

food: N/a, but many great spots nearby (Like oft pursuits, the best Ice cream in town)

value: Very reasonable. They have some of the best deals in town, and beat ABC and LL in price any day of the week

if only they weren't so far away!
still highly recommended

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Photo of glid02
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%

Travelled down from South Georgia to get some beer that I can't get up here.

Quality was good. Big display right as you walk in that may be subjected to sunlight, but the majority of their beers were in the back corner.

Service was good - did not come up and ask me if I needed help, but sometimes that's a good thing. Were more than happy to help out when I asked them about the availability of some seasonals there.

Selection is alright. Lots of six and twelve packs, but as far as 750 mL's go, I only saw half a cooler of them. Almost all of the craft brews I saw at the Liquor Loft were there, but the Belgian selection pales in comparison.

This is certainly not a bad place to buy booze, but I will be going back to the Liquor Loft.

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Photo of Getinthevan
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%

I went there today to check it out for myself, after reading great reviews on here and also through word of mouth. Not only is this place pretty huge, they had a ton of great beer selections. They had a ton of Belgian imports I had never seen before, as well as a lot of craft beers from Sierra Nevada, Dogfish Head and Rogue.

What I dug was that most of their beers were either imports or craft beers, saving one cabinet to the far right of the store for Budweiser, Miller and Pabst Blue Ribbon.

I definitely will go back soon to get some more crafty beers...and they've also got a great selection of bombers, man they have a ton!

Awesome store! I highly recommend!

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Photo of BucBasil
3.1/5  rDev -20.7%

Like someone else said, Market Square used to be the best place to buy beer in town. I have since gone back one time and found it to be supremely disappointing.

There is no apparent orgainization, and some of the beers are just in boxes that are strewn on the ground. I had to dig to find a Dead Guy Ale. Also, it's kind of dingy and not the cleanest place I've been.

The owner seemed a lot more knowledgeable about liquors, which I suppose is not a bad thing, but I didn't get too much help regarding the beers.

If you stick around long enough though and are willing to dig, you can find some great stuff. The place still has a very good selection for pretty good prices, but it's not what it used to be.

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Photo of goldenpeanut
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Market Square used to be the best beer store in the Panhaldle, sadly, not anymore. The last 3 trips there have seen the selection dwindle to the mediocre. When a person who works there was questioned he stated the selection was the same just in less space. Not really.

The selection of Belgians was pretty slim considering the past, same goes for bombers and 16oz bottles. There were no good deals on 6's like we used to get either. Sad to see, I used to go there quarterly (it's 1 hour 30 minutes away) and spend $150.00 plus, last trip was $40.00 and included liquor. By the way, the good deals on liquor seem to be going away too.

I know there are some really good reviews below, just be cautioned they are all prior to the decline.

If things change please post here because I may not be back for a very long time.

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Photo of IPAcraig
4/5  rDev +2.3%

This store has the best selection in all of Tallahassee. This would be their main store, however the satellite stores around town also have a lot of different beers as well. They carry lots of offerings from Avery, Allagash, Dogfish Head, Rogue, Great Divide, etc... The have a solid selection of Belgians as well.

The staff are generally very friendly and helpful. One nice thing about the store is that if they dont normally carry a beer, they will order it for you if they can get it.

The prices here arent bad; the beers that you would find in a local grocery store are generally $.50-$1.00 more here. The selection and service are worth it though.

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Photo of harpo111
4.3/5  rDev +10%

They have several locations in Talley...and stock a good selection of stouts, porters and other fine ales. Their staff has been very good at recommending things and answering questions...and i was told that if i find something i want somewhere else..let them know and they would get some to try and stock if it was good. Nice bunch of fellows there. They know their beers..lot of wine too. Overall very nice selection: Rouges, Dog's Head, Sam Smith, Lost Coast, some Scottish ales and such. Good service and prices are not through the roof...just about average.

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Photo of far333
4.3/5  rDev +10%

A beer oasis in an area otherwise lacking good beer. Perhaps due to the seemingly beer-challenged region or perhaps because this is a college town, the beer tends toward the mainstream and not much in the way of craft beer. While visiting family here recently, my cousin brought me here to browse for beer for the weekend because he knew of my interest in craft beer.

I was surprised and impressed by the selection. Beer was given a good size footprint in the store, and the majority of the beer seemed to be craft. There was Shipyard, Gritty's and DFH, but not too much from VT and little else from Maine. Seemed to be a good deal from the west coast and Colorado and in fact allowed me to try some selections that I can't get back in New England, even from breweries that are readily distributed (ex. - Rogue is present in NE, but I never saw the Juniper ale before). Also a good selection of Belgians and English beers.

Service was great - I was asked several times if I neede help and recommendations were made based on some of the selections I already had pulled from the cooler.

Seemed a bit pricey since prices were higher than at home for certain beers, but take it at face value since it may be due to differneces in taxes, shipping, volume, or other variables in the equation. Still worth stopping in.

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Photo of ddellarocca
4.55/5  rDev +16.4%

I recently stopped by Market Square Liquors for the first time. They actually have 7 locations but the Timberlane location has the largest selection. I purchased about $130 worth of beer and it went a long way. I came out with eight 6-packs, one 4-pack, three 750mL bottles, two 14.9 oz. cans, two 22 oz. bottles, and one pint bottle, sixteen different beers in all. The staff was fairly knowledgeable and was able to guide me, however little, in the general direction of popular microbrews. As long as my cash flow continues, Market Square will be a regular stop on Fridays for stocking up for the weekend.

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Market Square Liquors in Tallahassee, FL
Place rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 14 ratings