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$$$ - a bit pricey
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2026 Badlands Dr
phone: (813) 657-4744
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quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This is one place that is well worth the visit.
The service is top notch. You can't find any friendlier and kind owner than Deepak.
Everything about him shows that he loves what he is doing and it is reflected in the service you get at his store. He will walk you all over the store, making recommendations, showing you new arivals, ... you can tell he loves what he is doing.
This is the type of stores you want to keep going to. First of all because your money will help support the local businesses and not these liquor supermarkets.
Second, he will keep getting the most hard to find beers coming to the store.
The store has an amazing collection of wines, meads and most importantly beers. From very hard to find to the most general craft beers, there is something for everyone and every wallet.
He has some very rare beers that he keeps hidden in the back and might be willing to sell to a few selected customers who know how to appreaciate a good beer.
When it comes to supporting people like Deepak who are trying to diversify the local market of craft beers, it was well worth the 30 min drive.
05-08-2008 17:34:52 |
More by Sebletitje
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
After seeing a forum post, I made the long trek to get to this store. I was not dissapointed!
An incredible selection of many hard to get craft beers that I have always wanted and never been able to find before. The layout was nice and clean. The owner was very kind and enthusiastic about good beer.
Picked up all kinds of goodies from European rarities to unusual American brews. Including but not at all limited to: Mikkeller, Dieu du Ciel, Terrapin, Saint Somewhere, Oskar Blues, De Dolle.
Overall, a wonderful experience worth a trip. I will definitely be going back.
04-22-2008 17:29:58 |
More by softcough
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
You won't find better service at any location at Brandon. Depak gets in a ton of less common brews for the Brandon area, and remembers what kind of things you like for further suggestions. Huge selection of Belgians for the area, too bad they're not exactly my bag. Singles are abundant, and just about every new arrival gets separated into the singles section. The best selection in Brandon, as well. The prices are usually a bit higher than other stores in the region, especially for more widely available brews, but it's a great store with great, knowledgeable owners that's worth the cost.
02-09-2011 20:34:13 |
More by shand
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I live out in the craft beer wasteland that is Plant City, FL so for me to find a place with a good beer selection i have to drive Either all the way over by USF or to Total Wine which eats up beer money in gas. After doing some looking around online i found that Kingdom has quite a few positive reviews so I decided to check it out. Pulled up and the first thing i notice was this was a small place, but don't let that fool you the beer selection is exceptional for a place of it's size and even better than many bigger establishments. When i walked in the owner was conversing with another customer about Wine at the Check out and still took the time to stop and greet me with a smile when i entered. The The center of the store is totally dedicated to beer. 750's and 32ozs of craft beer take up the entire left side of the aisle with a large slection of Belgian brews and other foreign selections on the right. The aisle dead ends into the coolers which are packed with a great slection of craft brews in 4-6pks and large bottles. The whole back part of the store also features shelves with a ton of 12z bottles which allow you to build your own six pack or more. The prices are what a expect from a small business a little higher than Giants like Total Wine but what i save in gas and the satisfaction of helping out a small business doing it right is well worth the extra buck or so. Overall this is an outstanding store and i would recommend it to anyone.
12-17-2010 18:53:10 |
More by HoptimusPrimeIPA
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Thanks to a fellow BA on the tip. This is an incredible little beer store. I believe they have about every beer available in Florida. As with the other great beer stores I've been to in Florida, not a lot of space. When you get to the beer section, however, you really can't ask for much more. Excellent selection of Belgians, and all of the micros currently available in this area. I would rate them right up with Knightly in Orlando and Beer World in Largo for the best overall selection (sorry WOB!). I wish one of those stores was down my way! For now, Total Wine will have to do. Next time I'm up that way, I'll definitely stop again.
09-01-2007 15:34:31 |
More by JohnnyDuvel
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
WOW! I thought this would be just another liquor store that tried to sell a few craft beers....well I was sorely mistaken. This is a BEER store first and a liquor and wine store second! A small store that devotes probalbly a third of their space to craft and import beers. You name it, they had it.
I got there just as they were opening, so I was the only one in the store. Deepak, the owner, was extremely friendly and knowlegdable about beer. This guy is a true beer lover! He had some selections that I had never seen before, including: Harviestoun Ola Dubh, Nils Oscar Sweedish Barleywine, and yes he carries St. Somewhere! Kingdom Liquors & Fine wines should be renamed Kingdom of great F'n beer! Everytime I am in Brandon, I will not leave until I make a stop at Kingdom. Supurb!
04-26-2008 21:14:58 |
More by Gtreid
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
I visited Kingdom a couple of weeks ago while vacationing in the Tampa area. Deepak and his wife were two of the most friendly people I've ever encountered and I doubt there's a more knowledgeable beer guy in Florida if not the region. I picked up all kinds of crazy stuff we can't get in Oklahoma. Deepak is apparently well known by beer drinkers in the area as everyone I mentioned the store to went on and on about him and the store. I'm not sure how he fits such depth and breadth of selection is such a small space but he pulls it off. It really is an oasis for beer drinkers.
07-22-2011 21:00:17 |
More by jtmiller03
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I've kept my mouth shut. I'm sorry Beer Advocate friends! This place has been my little secret. However, since the owners are such wonderful people I decided to share the wealth a bit. Just don't buy up all my stouts and porters!
My fiance's parents live near Brandon and every time we go to visit (or just need good beer) we go by Kingdom. It's truly the best customer service experience I've had in ANY store in ages. I run a real estate office by trade, so I'm a huge stickler for customer service. Well, the owners are absolute kings.
When walking in you'll see wines and more wines. Fear not true believer! For you are about to find a motherlode of the beers you want. Rogue? All of them. Dogfish Head? Take your pick. Avery, Lost Coast, Bell's, Sierra Nevada, Lagunitas...the list goes on and on. Not just these - tons of foreign beers, rarer domestics. He's not afraid to try a new beer no matter where in the world it's from...provided it's worth his and your time. I know Knightly Spirits in Orlando gets a ton of love in Central Florida....and rightly so. Their staff is tremendous and the "wall of Belgiums" makes jaws drop. However after finding Kingdom I don't take the long trek to Orlando as much.
Deepak is a true beer lover. Some get a bit worried when they walk in - why are you asking me questions? He's a beer lover folks! He loves to talk microbrews and more! He has turned me on to some exquisite beers and I'm in his debt. After my second or third visit he REMEMBERED what I like. THAT makes this a wonderful store because he gets a lot of great, rarer beers in many styles. If I walk in, he knows to find stouts and porters. If my fiance does...IPAs and barleywines. It's nice to have personalized service. He's not afraid to say, "Try this one. That one isn't quite as good". He's a frequent visitor of Beeradvocate and Ratebeer and knows what beers people like and which they don't. It's nice to see.
On a side note - amazing to me that so many liquor stores put the Wine Spectator ratings with their wines but never so much as check this site to tell you what beers are great.
Great selection, beer knowledge and decent prices make this MY liquor store of choice...despite being 45 minutes from my home. It is worth the drive to have such good service and to find the beers I want.
My highest recommendation folks...do yourself a favor and check it out. And as long as the couple from Sarasota aren't there, feel free to buy a stout or porter too... ;)
11-27-2007 04:00:35 |
More by sarasotarockstar
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
This is my beer place. There are others in the area that may have just as much but the service here is exceptional. The owner Deepak and his wife go out of their way to help you out. Every time I walk in the store they point out what is new since my last trip. They go out of their way to get everything that is distributed in Florida. They have turned this store into a beer haven since they have purchased it.
If youre not in there several times a week like I am never fear he always holds a little back for his regular customers to ensure you never miss out on the good stuff. He is a great guy who has the best beers in Florida what more can you ask for.
07-08-2007 18:44:11 |
More by tpd975
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Just got back to NJ after a weeklong vacation in Florida. Being I was staying near the Brandon area, I made it a point to stop at Kingdom. Reading the positive reviews on BA website lead me there. I was extremely impressed with what I found, enough so I made a second visit to the store while there.
The service was second to none. The owner, Deepak, was very willing to talk shop. I explained that I was from NJ and looking to try new beers that I can't readily find there. He pointed out several and made some recomendations of some of the beers he had recently drank himself. The store was very clean.
The selection was very extensive compared with places I have been before. Numerous Belgians that I have never seen in NJ. Also had a great number of limited edition and seasonal brews too numerous to name here. For people from an area where they can't readily get products from Rogue or Dogfish Head, I noticed he had a variety of both, possibly all available from the brewer at this time. I also liked the fact that a big part of the selection was not refrigerated which made it easy for the beer to travel with me sans cooler.
I found beers priced anywhere from $1.29 to $180.00. There's something for everyone's budget and taste. I put together a case of 24 singles for under $100.00 with several in the case in teh $9.00 range.
11-08-2007 02:40:08 |
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Kingdom Spirits & Fine Wines in Brandon, FL