Old place, new vibe.
Change is coming to Downtown Ocala

OCALA WINE EXPERIENCE IS BECOMING THE KEEP DOWNTOWN - MAY 2019 - STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS!

MAY Wine Tasting - 5/15/2019 6-8 pm click below! $20/ticket

About Us

The Vision

Current owners of Ocala Wine Experience Mark and Megan share a vision inspired by their travels to cities with incredible downtowns. A few of their favorites are St. Augustine, Cleveland, and New Orleans. They both have always loved to discover gems hidden in alleyways or plain sight. Inside these spots, guests can count on unique wines, specialty beers, delicious fare, and of course great music and conversation.  

Becoming The Keep

After 20 years operating as Ocala Wine Experience under former owners, Mark and Megan have envisioned the transition to The Keep since they purchased the downtown spot in May, 2016. Opening up the umbrella to embrace a mixed offering of boutique wines, craft beers, shareable plates, and updated music lineup - the vibe has transformed into an artsy, dark nook featuring an ever-changing menu of exciting beers, delicious small plates, wines from near and far, and local musicians and artists.  

Old Place, New Vibe

Stop in to check out the boutique wine and mead, craft beer and food selections available in the downstairs retail area. Enjoy a drink or cigar in the romantically-lit outdoor back courtyard. Join us upstairs in the newly updated 'red carpet lounge'.  Cheers!