About ABC Fine Wine & Spirits

Service Philosophy

We make everyday celebrations better by providing an exceptional experience for our team members and guests.

Our History

Mr. Holloway standing in front of ABC Liquor store

The original ABC Fine Wine & Spirits location opened as a bar and package store in 1936 with the namesake of our founder. Jack Holloway’s Friendly Neighborhood Bar poured its first glass at the corner of North Orange Avenue and Wall Street in downtown Orlando more than 85 years ago. Prohibition had recently ended and Mr. Holloway, a charismatic entrepreneur, saw a big opportunity in the booming liquor business.

Years later, he changed the name to ABC Liquors to make sure it would always be first in the phone book. Longtime-Florida residents remember ABC’s revolving bars and lounges which the company eventually phased out in order to focus on the retail experience we provide guests today. As our stores evolved and became more contemporary, we changed the name to ABC Fine Wine & Spirits. We serve millions of guests in stores, online and through our concierge service for weddings, corporate events and large parties. We remain one of the largest family-owned and operated alcohol beverage companies in the country.

ABC currently has more than 123 stores from the Florida Panhandle to Miami and several more under construction. We have always been family owned and operated. Mr. Holloway’s grandsons Charles Bailes III (Chairman and CEO) and Jess Bailes (Executive Vice President) have led the business since 1994. Several other family members and relatives serve in executive leadership roles, store operations and on the Board of Directors. We currently employ more than 1,500 dedicated team members throughout Florida. There are multiple generations of other families who have also made careers at ABC.

Florida Family Owned. Est. 1936

Giving Back

ABC is also well known around the state for the contributions we proudly give to charity partners each year with a focus on assisting organizations that help families and children. We donate millions of dollars and raise funds for incredible organizations like United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida, Pediatric Cancer Foundation and Coastal Conservation Association, to name a few. Some of the proceeds from many of the products we sell throughout the year go directly to local and national charitable groups. Our team members generously donate their time volunteering in the communities they serve. This is a significant part of our company culture and overall goal to improve people’s lives.

ABC donating to Coastal Conservation

Coastal Conservation

Donating to Pediatric Cancer Foundation

National Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Donating to UCP of Central Florida

UCP of Central Florida


Our Stores

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits store.

The typical ABC store carries more than 10,000 different wines, spirits and beers from popular brands to our exclusive Sourced & Certified Collection of thousands of items found in Florida only at ABC. Most stores have walk-in humidors that have made ABC one of the top cigar retailers in the country. In September 2018, we launched a popular cigar website, TheHumidor.com that ships cigars nationwide.

Guests have many convenient options for shopping our stores including online at ABCFWS.com with the options of curbside and in-store pickup. Same-day delivery is also available in select markets. Our larger ABC stores found throughout the state feature taps for eight different wines and four spirits that guests can sample for free. Guests may try multiple new products during each visit to help them make informed decisions before they buy. Items available for daily samplings are rotated frequently.

Many stores are equipped with walk-in coolers filled with chilled cases of your favorite beer, hard seltzer and premixed canned cocktails. We also carry a wide selection of gourmet foods including cheeses, chocolate and snack items, ideal for gifts, parties or personal enjoyment.

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In addition to our stores, we’re constantly updating our article library, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest and Twitter pages with news, recipes and education about our favorite wines, spirits and beers.


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