While visiting the Orlando area for a mini-vacation over the weekend, I had the opportunity to stop at this location of ABC Fine Wine & Spirits. As a long time customer of locations in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Vero Beach areas, I know the brand and enjoy the competitive prices. At about 3:45 p.m. on June 5th, I had the opportunity to meet Arthur Maille, an ABC wine consultant. Long story short, I was staying at the Parc Soleil by Hilton a few blocks away and needed to stock my refrigerator for the weekend. I didn't feel like paying "per drink" hotel prices and since my suite had a full kitchen, why not use the refrigerator? I needed a few bottles of red wine and some Bacardi rum. I went with a Bacardi black rum at a sale price of $18.99 for the 1.75 lire and a regular bottle of Bacardi rum at $18.99 on sale. Arthur suggested the Anticipation red wine as it was on sale "BOGO free" at a final price of $11.50 per bottle and a bottle of Hart & McGarry Cabernet Sauvignon at $12.99 a bottle. I later found the two wine selections by Arthur to be great choices. The Bacardi is a life long favorite and didn't require a lot of assistance. Although offered a wine sample, I declined as I had my wife and three kids in the car as the driver. My cashier was Shawn. He inquired about my ABC rewards card - which for some reason I've never properly activated - and questioned whether I found everything I was looking for. Shawn even had time to answer a "cash back" question for the customer behind me. Seems like she wanted cash back along with her couple dollar purchase. Clean store, plenty of parking and an overall positive experience. A strong 4-star rating for this particular visit to ABC Fine Wine & Spirits. /s/ William E. Lewis Jr., Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida.
The Beacham downtown is the new great place for concerts. The new sound stage is amazing! There are ample amount of bars to get drinks from, so no long lines, and four of which you never have to leave sight of the stage. The staff is friendly and prompt. In fact, I even witnessed a guy being rude to one of the female bartenders, but she took the high road and was cordial to the guy despite his rudeness. Though the venue was packed that night, there was still plenty of room to walk around. There's nothing worse than being in a club where you can't move without feeling like you're being accosted by someone or being pickpocketed. Definitely a club worth checking out, I will certainly be putting The Beacham in my rotation downtown. From the looks of their website, they're bringing in some great bands, too so I know me and my friends will be venturing their again many times.
THE DJ PLAYED THE BEST MIX OF MUSIC THAT I HAVE HEARD IN A VERY LONG TIME,I BELIEVE HE SAID HIS NAME WAS MIKE,HE PLAYED THE SONGS THAT I REQUESTED WITHOUT ANY B.S.THE LAIDES WERE VERY PRETTY AND FOR THE MOST PART FRIENDLY.THEY SEEMED TO HAVE HAD QUITE A FEW RUSSIAN GIRLS WORKING.I WILL SAY THAT I HAD A VERY GOOD TIME AND WILL RETURN ON MY NEXT VISIT TO THE ORLANDO AREA..I LIVE IN DALLAS WERE THE NIGHT LIFE IS SECOND TO NONE,BUT ORLANDO IS ON ITS WAY.TOM.R