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ABC Fine Wine & Spirits
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
606 Beach Blvd.
phone: (904) 249-4414
Reviews by CampusCrew:
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
Not an bad ABC store. I like the baymeadows one a little better, but thi sis fine too. ABC seems to always get a good selection of Lagunitas for some reason. They a good Belgian selection and I always grab the Rodenbachs when Im there. But, when you deal with clerks with the average IQ of a Bud can the service can be not helpful. Decently priced and not a bad stop if there's not a major beer store around you. Overall, and A for effort because I don't expect great thigs from ABC, but of course when I have to compare to Total and Broudys it of course doesn't compare. Keep up the good work ABC and continue to grow the craft beer slection. Train those employees!
12-09-2009 19:06:50 |
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More User Reviews:
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $
This is a decent ABC location with good prices and is usually pretty well stocked for and ABC. The allow you to build your own six packs.
The have a large windowed cooler along one full wall of the store. Includes macro beers and a good amount of cold craft brews (Hoegaarden, Dogfish Head, Flying Dog, Boulder, Great Divide, Oskar Blues, Chimay, Spaten, HB, etc...). They also have a center bakers rack of craft brews available room temp (Ommegang, St. B, Saison Dupont, North Coast, etc...) As of Spring 2009 I have watched the center rack craft beer selection get pretty thin, dusty, and it's rare I see new selections.
(4/7/2009 update - fresh craft brews are have now been re-stocked, there must have been a lull in their stock for a bit.)
The staff is hit and miss when it comes to stock knowledge, and I have never really met a true beer geek on staff. I never get any comments on the brew I buy. But the prices are about the best around, they have a good wine and liquor selection, and best of all you get reward points for frequent shopping.
03-25-2009 20:27:52 |
More by unclejimbay
quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Basically, this is the same review I gave the 295 Royal Palm location (Atlantic Beach).
Quality is hard to judge, but nothing was out of date or dusty as far as I could see. Looks like they are just starting up a "Gourmet Beer" push, so it is probably the best it will ever be right now. Service was non-existent, but not terribly surprising for this type of store. Selection was quite impressive and included Great Divide, Rogue, Chimay, Delirum, Rochefort, St. B., and more. Sign advertises over 100 new "imports", but I think they are using that term loosely to include micros. Pricing was pretty reasonable, about $5 for most Rogue bombers and $9 for Chimay big bottles. Nice place and a vastly improved selection from when I was here last year. This looks like a system wide push from ABC as I saw the same thing at their 606 Beach Blvd. location.
09-05-2006 14:10:51 |
ABC Fine Wine & Spirits in Jacksonville Beach, FL