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NEAT Tasting Room & Bottle Shop

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Neat Tasting Room & Bottle Shop - A Place to Stay a While
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Neat Tasting Room & Bottle Shop is a combination business where you can pick up a top-rated varietal before settling down to enjoy a specialty cocktail. This business makes it a point to support local, small-batch producers, and the quality of its products truly does shine through. Whether you're stopping by for a snack at the tasting room or to pick up several craft beers for friends back home, it's a must-see when you're at Alys Beach. 

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Neat Tasting Room & Bottle Shop may be just one of many places to stop along Alys Beach, but it’s worth a visit. With two separate spaces (each keeping its own hours), you can drop in to browse, buy, drink or eat. Maybe you’ll end up it all! Whether you’re looking for a craft beer to take home or you’re tempted by the menu of specialty drinks, it’s a multipurpose place that caters to the connoisseurs and curious alike. 

The Bottle Shop
Neat is a place to find more than fine wines. Artisan spirits, craft beers, bar tools, and glassware are all available for patrons to peruse. So if you wanted to send an upscale martini shaker to your friend who loves cocktail hour, this is the place to be. The whole intention of the store is to introduce shoppers to highly respected bottles that they might not have discovered anywhere else. 

The Tasting Room 
The tasting room was recently expanded to seat 24 people indoors and 36 on the patio. The staff serves up everything from seasonal cocktails to cheese boards. You’ll find the Tasting Room next to the Bottle Shop, so you can rest your feet after selecting your favorite items. If you’re feeling famished, you can order anything from a gourmet plate to a snack. 

The Community 
30A is a diverse community of people who have all chosen to make this scenic part of Florida their home. The owners of Neat Tasting Room & Bottle Shop want to support the locals whenever and however they can. When you shop at The Bottle Shop, you support small-batch producers and artisans who have worked hard to perfect their craft. The shop also hosts a number of events featuring different wineries, distilleries, and breweries in the area. It’s a great way to put the experts on the map, introducing them to the people of Alys Beach and the world at large. 

The Staff 
Customers are pretty unanimous about the staff’s knowledge and passion for bottles of every variety. If you have questions, all you have to do is talk to them. From the basics of how to pair beer with food to the finer details of terroir, the employees are just as interested in tracking down the perfect bottle as you are. And if you’re looking for the bartender to customize your drink, just let them know what you’re looking for and watch them work a little magic. 

The selection at Neat Tasting Room & Bottle Shop changes frequently, so even if you come to the area often, you’re bound to see something new. The cocktail list focuses on fresh ingredients, the kinds that you might only find locally for a very limited time available. Keeping things fresh is just one of the ways that the store has managed to become so popular amongst the local community and the many travelers who visit this region. 

Insider Tips:
– This business hosts events regularly, so check the calendar before stopping in. 
– Tuesday nights are called Uncorked where the tasting room hosts live music from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.