Great place to sample wine.
Bj Olson Farmer
Great people and good atmosphere
Beautiful little spot, go inside!
This place is awesome! Loved the atmosphere and the people!
Rah Rah Shishkumba S.
very cool vibe. if I loved wine it would be 6 star.awesome staff who are there with true heart
I love Swirlery and I've been coming here for years. It's a very small wine bar that frequently offers tastings and pairings. The owner, Melissa, is sweet and knowledgeable. They do not typically serve food, but some nights they do pairings or have events catered. Their wine selection is incredible and they are always getting new stuff. The location is off Michigan Avenue. The parking lot is to the side and a bit small. The only bad thing about this place is how far it is from my house. More...
I love this little place. The staffs always very friendly. Amazing selection of wine.
Great local place with fun people and fantastic wine
I love whatever I have the opportunity to go here
Maria Fernanda Matsis
Very nice place. Great ambiance
friendly, yet professional. eclectic, yet a wide variety of selections. neighborhoody vibe, yet very social crowd. this is exactly what we need more of in Orlando
Melissa is a very knowledgeable Super Sommelier. The business appears to be a wine bar but they also do sales to go also. The selection is extensive with wines available from anywhere imaginable, including some from Greece, Slovenia, Lebanon ... Wines are available by the glass but bottle pricing is the way to go. If you don't finish the bottle, they will package it up for you to take home. More...
Great customer service, the owners are very knowledgeable. Its a hole in the wall , blink you will miss it. This place is awesome.
Melissa and Damian are the best. Nice music and excellent wines always. They take care of everyone like family.
Great wines & friendly atmosphere. Nice music!
Just spent a private wine tasting/birthday celebration with friends and the owner Melissa and it was Ah-Maz-Ing!!!!!!!!! ! Melissa went out of her way to make everything perfect and even personalized the wine tasting to our friend’s home country! I can’t rave enough about this place and will definitely be back! Thank you Melissa! More...
This place is amazing! Had a birthday party for my sister there along with a private tasting by Melissa! We were able to decorate the space and Melissa was so helpful the whole day! The wine was also amazing! I would definitely recommend for anyone throwing a party or just hanging out trying some good wine! Her selection is impressive as well! More...
Wow! Very impressed by this place. It as my first visit, but they've been open for four years. It's a small wine bar with a little parking lot, a little dark inside and FULL of wine bottles. You'd think the owner was a hoarder, but then you realize it's just wine bottles, so you love her even more. I was greeted upon entry and offered a table. I came on a wine and food pairing night. They don't typically offer food, but they partnered with uncommon catering that night to offer Slovenian, Hungarian and Croatian wines with Korean bao buns. Yum! The bartender came by with a large wine list. Most of the wines listed were by the bottle and there were more wines in the shop than on the list! I asked for a buttery, oakey, Chardonnay and Melissa, the sommelier chimed in- get her the Ventanna! She made a perfect suggestion. I loved the wine. I sipped while I waited for my friends and soaked in the place. Lots of locals were coming in. The place was filling up. Melissa served me a sample of a rosé they are going to order. I'm not a rosé fan but this one was delicious! Very atypical. Unique. When the gang arrived, we ordered bao buns and I got half glasses of wine for each bun. I've never heard wine from Croatia, Slovenia or Hungary. These were all white wines and rosés. All were good, but the Ventanna Chardonnay was still my favorite. Staff was friendly and accommodating, bringing us more chairs are more arrived and keeping our wine glasses and water glasses full. We shut the place down! We did not feel rushed. Bathroom is stocked and clean. Parking is minimal so come early, Uber or park on the street. Bring your wallet and a shopping bag. There are a lot of bottles for sale at great prices. Bottles you can't find most places. We bought two different reds that night and enjoyed them there. One was $30, it was a supertuscan. The other was a California can, $75. Very pleased with this place. Wish it was closer to my home. Will visit again! More...
Fantastic little whole the wall place right off Michigan in Orlando. Parking can be difficult at times, but tonight was worth it. There was a pop up event that catered food at this normally wine only establishment. My favorite wine is moscato and they only had it by the bottle which was fine. The bottle was tasty and affordable. There is a larger menu option for other reds and white wines and the staff are knowledgeable. If you're looking for a place to just chill and relax with some friends try this place out. (Just be aware when it's really crowded the air conditioning is not the best.) More...
It's was good music not alot of people but amazing environment
i will be back with my relatives. prices are appropriate.
Feeling here is similar to a place in Columbus I liked.
Got there near six, it wasn't packed at all. This place has a nice feel to it. This place has many reviews for a reason.
Very nice neighborhood place! We love going here and they have a large selection! Thank you for being great!
There are maybe a handful of spots in the US like Swirlery.Let's take a trip, shall we? Imagine someone in your friend group who is a sommelier. You've hung out with the crew for a bit, and you get invited to a small get together at this Somm friend's house. You get there, and it's decorated kinda funky, kinda simple, pretty much what you would expect how the home of an industry person might be.Then the hostess realizes you're the one wine "newbie" and runs over to you and spends the rest of the night with you. Sure, she chats with the rest of the folks at the party, and she should, they're all her best friends. But you, you're her new best friend. And she wants you to know everything about wine that she knows. And not once does it become pretentious. She wants you to know everything on your own terms.This is basically the business model at Swirlery. Amazing wine selections, attentive service, never pretentious. More...
Damien and Melissa are wonderful. Spending time at the Swirlery is akin to hanging out with good friends and listening to great music at home. Excellent wine selection. Always a few tasty craft beers on tap as well. More...
Great place to wind down and relax. Melissa was an amazing host. They offer amazing selections of wine and have an exquisite cheese plate, especially to share. They have live music at night that are great vibes and a great times. Quaint small atmosphere for chatting and socializing with your best friends and family. Perfect for wine beginners and wine enthusiasts. Also have food trucks from time to time that are a great pairing for wine nights with friends and who might tag along. More...
I love Swirlery!! We have been here many a time to do grab a couple glasses and decompress. The parking is just off to the side and in the afternoon it's pretty open. Once inside you can sit at the bar or tables. The bar is made of a tree cut with a polished finish. Really neat. I recommend sitting up there if you can. Specials are on the chalkboard to the right wall of the bar. They carry both wine and beer. Wine list is the more extensive one. Staff here is really nice. Very friendly and makes everyone feel like a welcome local. If you have questions, they're really knowledgeable too!! Try something new!Overall; A++Love local bars, and a WINE bar is even better! Try out a new thing and find new discoveries! More...
This place is a hidden gem. Mel is amazing! She introduced me to some really great wine selections. I highly recommend!
If you love everything about wine - drinking it, learning about it, talking about it, buying it - then you will love this place. It's a wine shop for wine people.
I first visited this wine bar a little over 2 months ago. It quickly became my favorite spot in Orlando. The wines are expertly selected by the co-owner and Advanced Sommelier, Melissa. There are consistently events going on at this place too, from movie nights to blind tastings. The blind tastings are a tremendous help to anyone aspiring to have a career in wine or pass wine exams. I am just starting to get into wine myself and I feel like every time I visit Swirlery, I learn something new. The thing that really puts this wine bar over the top is that the owners are some of the most genuine, warm, and fun people you will ever meet. Stop what you are doing right now and go visit Swirlery! More...
Great wine and the best atmosphere.
Easily one of the best wine bars in Orlando. I went with a friend on a Thursday night and we sat at the bar. The vibe is warm and chill. Melissa (the owner and sommelier) treated my friend and I like we were VIPs. Lots of great wine (by the glass or bottle) for a good price, and a delicious cheese plate for pairing. Highly recommended. More...
I have been passing by this establishment coming in and out of work for a few years. Well , tonight was the night!!!! Wow I've been blown away. Hospitality was awesome . Wine selection great. They went above and beyond to find a wine to accommodate two different palates. Everyone was super friendly . Ambience was quaint. Melissa was amazing. Our water and/or wine glass were never empty . This place needs some big pillowy couches; then we may never leave ;-) More...
Deborah Del Moral
Great selection of wines. The grand sommelier knows her wines. Just tell her your mood and she will pair you with a great wine. Highly recommend.
Javada Carter Brown
Me and my husband enjoyed it there. The atmosphere was nice. The music was smooth. We will definitely be back and bring some of our friends next time.
Had brunch here this past weekend. Food and staff were excellent. Wine selection was amazing. Highly recommended! We will be back!
Great place to enjoy and learn about wine without any pretense. This is a welcoming environment for all and a fantastic place to build knowledge of wine without breaking the bank. The owners and staff go out of their way to bring in the best and most affordable wines for purchase and especially for tastings. Food and music help keep the atmosphere light and interactive. It is a small place, so cozy and conducive to talking and sharing wine. More...
Excellent wine selection, laid back vibe
Mary Lou Zobel
Great wine selection to choose from
This wine bar hands down is the best in town. The Swirlery wine bar has a great selection of wine and craft beers as well as there is great music and great service I do come here a lot!!!
Quaint and cozy. Superior wine selection and tastings! A neighborhood go-to and a great hidden gem for all wine enthusiasts!
What a great place! Great wine selection by the bottle and glass. Craft beer fans will be happy too. Wonderful owners who embody the downtown spirit. Make this a regular spot!!
Great vibes and people. These guys really know their stuff!
Jose E Torres Munoz
Is a great place , great people,great wine, great beer, great service, Melisa , Damian they are super , i love your place
Melissa, the owner, is a very nice lady, with amazing interpersonal skills. She makes you feel like you have been friends for ever from the moment she introduces herself, till the moment you leave. Absolutely a super fantabulous place���� More...
I pity the fool that doesn't take their suggestions on wine pairings. With all of the combined experience behind the bar, they know exactly what they are talking about. Good prices and outstanding selection, all with a warm atmosphere for entertaining your friends (dig those Edison lights!) More...
So personable, approachable, inviting, and educational. Sommeliers who frequent there are happy to share knowledge. Just an amazing place!
Awesome! Friendly knowledgeable staff. Down right good people. A happy accident finding them... The wine is delicious... One of the owners found my friend's stolen lap top in their outside trash. They found him on FB to help return it... This is what brought me to this establishment. Good honest people and I found a cool new spot for when I'm in Orlando! More...
Lisa O Firriolo
Always a great experience. Staff is very helpful and attentive. Beautifully decorated and a very relaxing place to chill. We love the selection of wine and the knowledge of the staff.
It was the perfect place for a date night!! The atmosphere was perfect!! The owners are amazing and it felt like home!! I went in only loving red wines but when I left I had a new found love for white wine!!! I cannot wait to go back
Such a gem of a place, Melissa has such passion and hella great taste in wine. She will taste you on all kinds of new stuff, and the price can't be beat either. It's cozy and low key and always such a great time. Thx Damien and Melissa!! More...
Great spot, chill atmosphere, amazing staff!
Dustin M Pesnell
Wine selection.... cheese plate... great music? What else is needed ������
Wife loved it. The woman in charge of the chocolate and wine tasting was very knowledgable. My only knock is a personal 1. My wife loves wines bars and I don't drink wine. If they would have a little bigger selection of beers and create a beer menu that would make this place perfect for us as a couple. Otherwise as you can see I give 5 stars! More...
Extremely welcoming and friendly! Fantastic wine suggestions and a truly unique cheese plate. I wish Melissa would open a second location in Lake Nona!!
Melissa and her husband are very sweet and welcoming and offer an excellent wine selection. This wine bar has become one of my favorites.
Charming and welcoming atmosphere, exceptional selection of wine and beer. And most important, a great and professional team of staff who are friendly and engaging to the connoisseur or newcomer!
One of the most unique wine bars in Orlando, far from pretentious, wine are carefully selected, to show that is way more product out there that just a big brands, Melissa, is one of the top Sommeliers in Florida, and the people that hang out there are also sommeliers from the most respected establishment around Orlando. My favorite bar!!!!!!
Love this place! And not only because it's less than a mile from my house �
Melissa and Damian are awesome, always taking care of the customers and putting together wonderful events all the time.
My favorite is movie night, which to me is like going to a friend's house to watch a movie but with really good wine � More...
The vibe at Swirlery is perfect for an after work stop or a great kick off to your weekend. Melissa and Damian are super friendly and really provide a great experience as well as knowledge about their selection. Highly recommend it to the wine connoisseurs or the need to step out of a moscato crowd. More...
Today was their 3rd anniversary enjoying their late night festivities
Nice chill environment
Mark The Ticket Guy
Great deals on a some well crafted wine offerings by the bottle. Pick a bottle and pay the price marked for either carry out or on-premise dining (same price). Great place to take a date to enjoy a nicer high end bottle of wine without paying a crazy marked-up prices. I also am told by local wine nerds that the owner does a nice blind tasting on Tuesday evenings. More...
Went for the grilled cheese and wine pairing. A very pleasant surprise. Everyone is knowledgeable. Seems to have a good wine selection. Will definitely return to try things out. More...
We had a wonderful ladies night here. There was a wine tasting and food. Super fun! I do wish they responded to social media questions though. I messaged them twice about an event and never heard back. More...
So welcoming.. such a nice place to drink a glass or 3 of wine!
Courteous staff and good prices, convenient location
Excellent Wine and Beer!
Great little wine bar. Good by the glass selection, with an even better with the by the bottle selection.
Awesome service, and great experience for my business partner and I.
Cute wine bar! They have a nice selection of wines and a small selection of good beers. They do a blind tasting every Tuesday night, led by a sommelier, which is what we usually go to. It's a great way to learn how to taste wines and expand your palate and knowledge of wines. More...
Great selection and great atmosphere
A cozy wine bar with a welcoming feel to it and an approachable staff is an accurate description for the Swirley. The wine's are priced anywhere between $8-$15 a glass. The wine bar plays a movie in their seating area (movie is on a projector screen) just a bit away from the bar but even when at the bar you are able to watch the movie (at my time it was Dr. Strange). The bartenders know thier wine and are able to recommend a wine based on one's preferences. There was a specific smell to the place that seemed awkward, however, it either disappeared or my sense of smell was used to it. The beer select is rather limited but you go to a wine bar to drink wine. The parking area at night could use some improvements. All in all it is a great hole in the wall that is not terribly busy and you able to hear each other's conversations. More...
Here is a treasure you need to find. This wonderful little oasis is quiet, great for meet and greets and just plain good! Great food, great wine, and great atmosphere . Good for networking too! Don't miss this treasure! More...
This is a fun little place. Great wine selection and staff is super nice and helpful.
A great place for a glass of wine, a glass of beer, some music, great conversation, and you just might learn something about wine and people
I'm always SUPER impressed with the wine recommendations here. If you want to find your new favorite wine, spend an evening at Swirlery!
Sandra Wellmon Realtor
Fantastic intimate wine bar with great wine selections. Our local hidden gem
Great date night place!
Wonderful owners & great place to relax & talk & enjoy a nice glass or bottle of wine. Also offer beer if you don't care about wine
Amazing selection and great music
My friend and I ended up at the Swirlery because of seeing a Facebook event for watching the Princess Bride at the Swirlery. After some internet searching, we found that they do movie nights every week (super fun!!). So we went, not sure what to expect, but we absolutely loved it! Everyone was so sweet and so helpful, and they were specialing a bottle of wine for the movie night. It was really reasonably priced, and it was called "Inconceivable" to go with the theme of the movie (LOVE). It was a cab from Walla Walla and it was so good! My friend and I will definitely be coming back More...
Great wine bar! Melissa and Damian are wonderful hosts and they constantly rotate the wines by the glass. Also good retail options if you want to grab a bottle and go. Wine and movie nights are a regular fun thing here too as well as special tastings and dinners! More...
So many great memories here. It's the neighborhood hangout for wine lovers in SODO. They host lots of fun events- movie nights, blind tastings and wine dinners. Excellent selection of wine, and the owner Melissa always has great advice. More...
amazing staff events and customer service. love everything about this place and has awesome drinks!
Great prices, Educated staff and great atmosphere!
The service is excellent and very personalized. Melissa and Damien (the owners) have great recommendations and are so attentive! It's a great, quaint spot to share some bottles with friends or a date. I have nothing but great things to say about this spot! More...
Enjoyed a great port wine class on my first visit to Swirlery! Even though the class was a little bit more technical than we expected, the teacher was great about not making us feel "dumb. " We learned a lot about Port and how its made, along with getting to try 6 different types.I will definitely be back to Swirlery and look forward to enjoy more of the wines and events they have to offer. More...
Great neighborhood place with atmosphere! Sometimes we come here for movie night.
Cozy spot with superior selections from house sommelier
Amazing gem in SoDo area! Highly recommend a visit not just for the amazing wine selection, but the beer and music. Very cozy, safe spot. Cheers and salud'!
Best Wine and Craft beer Spot in The Orlando FL Area! 2 Thumbs Up!!!
Great selection of wines run by a great couple
Great place, good wine and beer. I only gave it 4 stars because they didn't serve any food.
It's a foamy owned business. Enjoyed spending time there with my friend. Great atmosphere and great wine.
Great selection. Owners are the staff. Great place to bring a date or have a party. They do a movie night on Thursday.
Great place to "just stop by". Always a new wine to taste.
Friendly and nice selection
Loved thier wine, autmoshphere, and thier cheese plate was amazing!
Rony C Galarza
The personalize service and great selection makes it one of the best wine bars in Orlando
Was here lastnight. Good staff, and very chill atmosphere. Loved the music.
Came into the establishment with my group during their Valentine's day weekend event. There was a set menu with wine pairings. We came 10-15 minutes late and they had a table reserved for us and sat us, catching us up on their first course. Very grateful for their willingness to accommodate us. The music was very lively, current hits. The dishes and wine pairings were great and it had a great fun ambiance to the night. Their menu had a different type of protein in the dish per pairing and I thought it was very unique. I had to ask for refills of my water a few times, unfortunately, but I didn't let it get to me. The dessert was a chocolate cake with chocolate ganache which was the highlight of my meal (I love sweets!). Great place to relax and catch up with friends-- I'll be back. More...
Wonderful place with an great ambiance. Damian and Jessica were very knowledgeable about wine and they were extremely helpful.
Great atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, fantastic selection.
If you like wine, and a relaxing/cool place to hang out, then you'll definitely like it here. I found out about the Swirlery wine bar almost a year ago when there was a Yelp event promoting the place, and I'm really glad to see that they're still in business and doing well. What I personally really liked about this place though is that the bar tender was very helpful. He asked us what we all liked and he allowed us to try a couple of the wines until we all decided on one and we bought a bottle for all of us to share, a bottle which I might add, only cost $15! So we all sat at one of the tables and drank, talked, and we all agreed how nice and relaxing it was. One of the persons that was with us isn't into wine so he ordered a beer that the bar tender recommended to him and he was really happy with it. So yes, they also have beer.As a final tip, they're open late Friday's and Saturday (Till 2am if I'm not mistaken). More...
One of the spots you wanto visit when in orlando. The atmosphere and interior design inside is Great selection and i learn more and more about wine each time i go. Definitely recommend
Cool vibe. Love it! DJ Jeffee Jungle was awesome last night.
The owners are lovely and the selection is excellent!
Shaun Ryan Noonan
My favorite wine spot! You can't go wrong with any of the event nights!
Wonderful and knowledgeable owners. Always have a great time when I go there.
Aaron D Bond
The atmosphere is great, love the music and special events! One of the best chill-out spots in Orlando.
Love coming here!! We always find something new and unique to try. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. They have a wide selection and excellent recommendations!
5 stars for a fun, approachable wine bar with great weekly events!The Swirlery is a great spot. It features several weekly events, great happy hours and a Wednesday night tasting that is exceptional! Here, wine is made approachable and enjoyable. I have been here a couple times for various events and it's always fun. The Swirlery is attractive and very clean on the interior. It also has a private parking lot. The owners work in the store and are happy to answer any questions you may have about wine. They don't serve food, but you're welcome to bring in your own! They are also very welcoming to groups (girls nights, bachelorette parties, etc.). Additionally, I see tons of couples and locals enjoying the events as well, so a wide variety of people attend. I especially enjoyed their selection of organic wines. It's fun to be able to taste such an eclectic collection in a relaxing environment. They also often host representatives from various wineries who are available to provide samples and answer questions. It's definitely a unique spot. Overall, this is a great venue and I highly recommend giving it a try. More...
Michelle M. C.
Loved this tiny spot! Joined a small group of lovely ladies for a girl's night out! This is a small wine bar with a nice, kind of "lounge-like" ambiance with friendly employees and servers. We were to have a wine tasting of about 5-6 different organic red and white wines. The tasting was at a $10 price (pretty awesome for 5-6 cups of wine) and it was offered by a wine connoisseur who was very knowledgeable, offered tips on pairing, gave interesting details on each wine and was very patient and friendly with us and our chattering. Had tons of fun getting to know fellow lady friends and their friends and the bar was lovely decorated and clean. Would definitely come back with Juan so he can appreciate this location as well! More...
Interesting little wine spot! First time visiting with a large group on a Wednesday night. This is a movie night for them but beforehand there was a wine education class and tasting hour from a distributer who imports organic wines. The organic wine was really great and all though I don't care for dry wines, I enjoyed them quite a bit! We had about 5 pours of white and red wine and the bill was $10. Nice! I would definitely stop by again if I'm in that area. The staff there were really nice and treated us well. They also have beer in case you're not into wines that much. One tip on parking. When you see their signage, there is parking there along with the pet care business ajoining. You have to walk around to get in or use the back door straight from the parking lot. More...
I came here with a group of girls from Yelp, and I absolutely loved it. It's a small, cozy, unique winery. Btw, they serve craft beers as well. Our UYE coincided with a special tasting event. There was a guest speaker from Argentina talking about her line of wines and her company's history. We sampled about five wines for just $10. They have different activities every day. On Wednesdays, it's movie night. The night we attended, they played Stand By Me - awesome!This place is perfect for a girls' night out, a romantic date or just simply because you want to drink some good wine. More...
Perfect little wine bar in the SODO area of Orlando off of Michigan Street!Tons of wine options? Check...Friendly staff? Check...Fun weekly events? Check!I came to Swirlery recently with a group of ladies and we had the best time! We happened to be here during one of their special tasting nights. For $10, we received 5 wine pours. It was well needed after a stressful beginning of the week. The parking is a little odd here, but everything else about this place easily makes up for it! Fantastic wine selection and excellent service. I see some more visits in my future! More...
190/100 in 2016 challengeLove Love Love this place! Went here on a Wednesday night with a group of nine girls for a wine on Wednesday night. We were greeted by the owner who set us up right in the middle of the wine bar. Nicely decorated with grouds on the tables and fresh flowers in mason jars(nice touch). They had a special event going on as there was a wine maker from Argentina there to present hers wines with an incredibly interesting story as to how she and her family got started in the business. The special of the evening was 5 different wines for 10.00. Score!!!!. After the presentation we were treated to the Wednesday night movie event of Stand by me. Great old movie of yesteryear. They offer a different one on a weekly basis. They even allowed our event planner for the evening Stacy F to bring in snacks to go with our wine. Amazing!!!! Bathroom was also very clean and decorate with fresh flowers. A great girls nice for sure, in a great place. They also have a large selection of beers. I am sure we will be doing this again very soon. More...
One of my favorite wine bars- love bringing friends here- always impressed with their wine selection.
We had a Swine (read "splendid wine") time. Music, wine, atmosphere was perfect. Wish there was something more to munch on though
Absolutely LOVE this lil gem of a place! Kind of hidden but Melissa is just so wonderful and knowledgeable about ALL wines!
Excellent choice! Great atmosphere and wonderful selection! Can't complement Melissa on her hosting skills more!
Gail E Warnock
Wonderful host, excellent wine choices and fantastic company! Will definitely be back! Thank you so much for your hospitality! Gail, Robert, Katie and Kenny
This place is a much-needed addition to the neighborhood. The hand-crafted wood and metal interior is quite unique. The Swirlery is small enough to be considered the "Cheers" of the area-- where everybody knows your name. Fantastic wine, awesome events (movie nights and popcorn/wine pairings), and they're open to new ideas. SoDo's newest wine bar is killing it! More...
Small mom and pop wine room that brings in small production wines that big box stores don't carry. Drink it there and then get a bottle to go too! Very unique installation wood decor. More...
Orlando's coolest wine bar focusing on small producers in the wine world and Florida craft beer. It is a retail shop and tasting room ran by sommelier Melissa and DJ Collaborator. Come check out the woodwork by Artstallations. More...
A local som owns this place. Always a great menu and priced to go if that's your thing. Always a special event weather a tasting or movie just ask.
Don't know much about wine... but Melissa walked me thru finding something i fell in love with. Also a good small selection of American craft beers on rotation.
The interior is surprisingly modern. Comfortable atmosphere. Nice variety of wines and lovely staff. Definitely not cheap, but that's what you expect when buying nice wine!
Nice place to chillax
Owned and operated by a very knowledgable and spirited couple! Stop by for a couple bottles to drink or take home! And movie nights rock!
Very friendly staff, good variety of wine and food. If you wanna try different vintages , This is the place to go.
What a unique and amazing little spot. Fantastic wines that we were not familiar with, amazing service and a great location.
Like a lot of people in and outside the restaurant business, Certified Sommelier Melissa McAvoy, has long harbored owning her own place--specifically, a wine shop and tasting room. Finally late 2015, she brought her bold dream to life with Swirley, a neighborhood wine bar worth seeking out on Michigan Avenue. Whether it is Blind Tasting Tuesdays, Movie Night w/Wine & Popcorn, or Thursday Somm Sessions, Melissa has single-handedly united the community of Orlando with her love affair of all things wine. So if you are looking to hone in on your tasting skills or learn through osmosis, Swirley on any given evening is buzzing with CFL's uprising sommeliers and industry professionals. More...
Just stopped in for a quick drink while I was in the area. Good selection of beer (in addition to wine) and the staff was very nice. There definitely seemed to be some tight-knit relationships between the staff and clientele. Thanks guys! More...
Swirlery is a great place to go to enjoy some wine or purchase bottles for home. There is always someone there to help pick a great wine. Melissa is fabulous in guiding your selection! Prices are very reasonable! If wine education is your thing, try the Tuesday blind tastings. Lots of fun and great people to meet! More...
Stumbled upon this gem on Tuesday night for a wine tasting. To my surprise it was a Sommelier trial night. I was pleasantly surprised by how welcoming and knowledgeable the entire group was. They even taught us, novices a few things about wine. They know their wine there especially Melissa one of the owners. If you interested in getting to know wine- Tuesdays are where it's at! More...
First time visit was to try Portugal Wines. It was informative, Ian (the presenter) was notably knowledgeable and the wines were delightfully tasty. We met some really nice people and are looking forward to our next visit. More...
Great place! Ambience was wonderful and the selection is fantastic! The owners are very nice and knowledgeable! We will definitely be coming back!
Love this spot warm friendly atmosphere staff makes you feel at home and great selection of wine and beers. Deffently a must stop in for drink spot when in area or in orlando.
Melissa and Damien are great. First time walking in and greeted with great hospitality. Can't for movie night and split a wine/popcorn flight. They forgot the second round of popcorn but they more than made up for it with there passion and pours! Will definitely be back, especially on Wednesdays! You can't beat Melissa's hospitality and all around awesomeness!!! More...
This place is so cool. Prior to coming here, I had only been on a few mini wine tastings at Busch Gardens, which were fun and worthwhile, but not as educational as I had hoped. At Swirlery, I learned more about wine in just three hours than I had ever known before.Every week, the owner has a mystery wine tasting event in which participants visually examine, smell and taste various wines and attempt to guess the specific vintage of wine. When I went, I was by far the least experienced there, but I did not feel awkward or out of place. In fact, all of the regular patrons made me feel quite at home in their 'Court of Master Sommeliers.'Overall, great experience. No other wine bars I've been to have been quite this good. I would highly recommend the tasting Tuesday nights. At just twenty dollars you can't go wrong. More...
I have to update my 4 stars to a 5. I've been here several times now and keep coming back for more. Downtown South has needed a wine bar like this for a long time. What I love about Swirlery is that you can always anticipate an outstanding selection of wines... but without the stuffy ambiance and inflated prices of some other wine bars. It's a down-to-earth local hangout.Here, you can enjoy a serious tasting that showcases great wine regions. Or on other nights, you could sip fine wines while you watch a retro 80s film, sing karaoke or play Cards Against Humanity. Be sure to check their facebook page before you come, just so you have a better idea of what entertainment/activities the evening may deliver. Best of all, if you need help with your wine selections, you can just ask Melissa for her expert advice. She has a great palate and an extensive knowledge of wine.This is by far my favorite new Orlando business of 2015. More...
I've never been much of a wine person, especially since I never know what to order, but that never seems to be a problem here. I was introduced to Swirlery around the time they opened and I have tried to go a few times since. They have different events and specials every week, they sure know how to keep things interesting. Not a problem if you don't know what to order, just tell Melissa what you usually like and she'll find something delicious. Keep an eye on their Facebook page, they always post different events. And if you like house music, they have djs spin at least once a month. More...
I wasn't sure what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised. This place was adorable-- we went on a Wednesday night and did a sampling that was very reasonably priced-- 4 wines for $10 paired with popcorn. It was almost completely dead - not sure if it was because it was a weekday or because people just haven't found out about it yet, but if you are looking for a cute wine spot in the sodo area, this is it. More...
Such a great place. Loved the ambiance, the wine selection, Star Wars, and music afterwards. Can't wait to revisit.
Swirly is a hidden gem. So glad they joined the neighborhood. It's a sweet little spot right on Michigan. Super convenient. The owners are friendly. And full of good advice for choosing and tasting wines. The place allows you to bring your own snacks or order cheese plates. Either way you can't go wrong for stop at this place.We dropped in on a Thursday afternoon. And Melissa gave us a taste of four different wines just to lead up to a delicious cab. The ambience is quaint and friendly and we were able to sit at the bar and chat while being served little cups of chocolate covered popcorn. If that doesn't put your smile on your face on a Thursday afternoon I don't know what will.! Can't wait to go back! More...
Unique place. Amazing wine selections by a local sommelier. Definitely worth a visit.
My daughter had been talking about this since they opened and this trip into town, we visited. What a wonderful, homey, comfortable affordable place I the city. Melissa knows her wines and they have a large variety of great choices. It's like coming to a friends house for a drink but having your friend know her stuff. More...
Maybe it's a mix of the hospitality ,the value, or the atmosphere but I loved it . The owners were passionate about their craft and it was clearly visible . We will definitely be back .
The place is decorated well, lots of wine choices, the owner knows a lot about wine. She serves cheese platters as well and explains what everything is made of and where every wine comes from. Very chill tucked away place.
if for some reason you have not yet been there, stop what you are doing and go immediately.
Swirlery is a new gem in a part of town that really needed it. This beautiful and friendly wine bar and shop has an eclectic and creative wine selection curated by owner Melissa, a certified sommelier who helps you choose the perfect wine without making you feel intimidated at all. They have beer too!Melissa and her partner Damian hold all kinds of events, from blind tastings to movie nights featuring wine and popcorn pairings! They post their events on the Swirlery Facebook page. More...
Amber Michelle Weston
So glad to have Swirlery in the neighborhood! Prices are reasonable and service is always friendly!
Great little neighborhood wine bar. Knowledgable staff with good selections. The bar is spectacular with handmade wood bar top and wall installations!
Great wine experience...They know what they are talking about....!!!! Tasted some great wines...
Great wine selection, superb staff; a wine bar that is a very welcome addition to the SODO area!
Swirlery is a cozy little bar with an extensive collection of wine. As a sommelier, co-owner Melissa is superb at recommendations for wine pairing with appetizers, cheeses, chocolates, even different flavors of popcorn! Their weekly events highlight certain wines with various themes, such as countries of the wines' origin or movie night. It's an excellent venue for parties yet intimate enough for dates on any day of the week. More...
Fine wines in a comfortable, welcoming Orlando South weinstuben. Come get a taste of this neighborhood gem!
This is my new happy place. Friendly staff and great wine selections. Damien is awesome.
Super. Nice folks, relaxing environment. Good selection.
Cozy, friendly spot with variety and knowledgeable staff. Glad to have a local place again!I love the upcoming event nights and was tickled to take home nice roses on flights and flowers night.
I had a fabulous time. Great setting to socialize and just hang out. Thank you Damian for the hospitality and warm welcome. I am happy with my purchase of "Talis" Pinot Grigio. And look forward to visiting again in the near future. Very excited for you & Melissa. Much More...
Wonderful laid back wine bar!!! A must if you are near SOSDO
Laurita M Cruz
Excellent spot, went with a group of friends. The huge selection is sure to please :)
Neat little wine bar with good selection, good atmosphere, and fun patrons (if I do say so myself)! Swirlery is in its soft opening phase, and is already looking like a winner. It was opened by a friend, who in recent years, has found her true passion in wine. When she is tending the bar, there will be varied and good conversation on all topics wine. Though there are good selections by the glass, I recommend getting a bottle, where there are excellent selections at quite reasonable prices. And remember that we can take partial bottles with us, so we can enjoy that, oh say 4th glass at home, without having to worry about surge pricing and next-day car pickup on the way to work. I think I'll be back here a good bit. See you there! More...
Jennifer Page Killen
Love this place! The wine selections and the owners are wonderful. So glad they opened in my neck of the woods!
So nice to finally have a place to pick up a nice bottle of wine on the way home from work. ABC's choices are extremely limited. The wines here are hand picked by Owner/ Sommelier Melissa. All bottles can be purchased and consumed on the premises for a small corkage fee. There are also a fine selection of wines available by the glass. Tastings are held throughout the week for those wanting to hone their knowledge of fine wines. Definitely a FINE addition to South of Downtown/ Conway area. Oh, and the interior decor is pretty amazing!! More...
Stopped by on Bastille Day and had a great time. Nice cozy and unexpected spot on Michigan near Johnny's Fillin Station. Owners are friendly and enthusiastic, nice conversations with other patrons who had just finished a serious wine tasting. This is both a retail shop and a tasting bar; we are glad to have it in the neighborhood and look forward to returning. More...
Kathy Yaconis Bornstein
Fantastic! Beautiful friendly and awesome
A beautiful place to enjoy wine and buy from wineries that aren't supported by the box stores like ABC or Total Wine. What Johnny's (across the street) is to beer. ..is what The Swirlery is to wine. But The Swirlery also serves craft beer and holds classes. This a neighborhood, high-class wine destination for those who favor quality over quantity. More...