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Ocala Wine Experience

) #139 of 385 Restaurants in Ocala $$ - $$$ Wine Bar
36 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, FL
+1 352-369-9858
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
25 Jul 2016
“Slightly overdone pretense”
17 Jul 2016
“Eclectic, eccentric and slightly bizarre!”
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All hours
CUISINES
Wine Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
36 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, FL
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Food
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1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 26 July 2016

Food and service were good...so was the wine selection offered...This restaurant certainly deserves to be considered among the top 3-4 choices in Ocala....however of insufficient value.

Thank edward465
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This tiny wine bar is run by this very ... Shall we say "unique" lassie with a strange voice and a rather unnatural selection of head ornamentation. The wines are not bad and fondue night is fun. The decor is bizarre and the music can...More

Thank samantha w
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Looking for a place with music, food and a glass of wine unlike any others in the area? This is it. Next to Pi downtown, the eclectic decor upstairs from the wine shop is unique. Comfy bar, hightops and tables in an intimate setting. Love...More

Thank dzine33
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I just can't stop eating it. Great wine, interesting people. The Fondu I was fast and reasonable. What else could ask for Fondu an Live music from the 50s and 60s

Thank les s
Reviewed 7 March 2016

While window shopping in downtown Ocala I happened to pass by the Ocala Wine Experience & decided to stop for a glass of wine; it was the BEST decision ever! The service, wine list, & overall atmosphere was excellent and very inviting.

Thank Kimberly C
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Wine by the glass, by the bottle, or stop to take a bottle home. They have life music upstairs, very quaint and the service is very good. The do have a full service bar, I think, but you should go for the wine... I love...More

Thank katherineam2015
Reviewed 2 September 2015

A wine shop with much more! Evening entertainment upstairs, great wines and limited food with some deserts. Fell in love with Malbac here. The waitress walked by our table with 2 glasses of wine and the aroma coming from the glasses was amazing we asked...More

Thank Roger A
Reviewed 11 January 2015

This place offers a great selection of hard to find wines ranging from South Africa to Southern Chile. The owners are so personable and extremely helpful. The upstairs dining areas is a great place to sit back, relax and get cozy.

1  Thank Vmniznik
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Most of all I liked the wild eclectic atmosphere that has been created in this small quaint bar. The music was fun to listen to, the strawberries were delicious, I remember when strawberries tasted like that! They need more tea options, and decaf cappuccino. The...More

2  Thank EquestrianTraveler4
Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

Stopped in after lunch and based on the reviews decided to stop in. A very cool place to relax. Very friendly staff and large selection of wines. A must stop in experience the place.

2  Thank Steven K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
13:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 20:00
Thursday
13:00 - 20:00
Friday
13:00 - 00:00
Saturday
14:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 SW 1st Ave, Ocala, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: +1 352-369-9858
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