Meet Mark, the man himself. Owner, Operator, and Wine Expert. We look forward to seeing you downtown, Ocala!
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, we gather in the upstairs lounge where we pop up to 8 boutique bottles to try. Specialty hors d'oeuvres are served along with the wines. Learn about each different wines characteristics, source, and unique background. Advanced ticket purchase required.
We appreciate your ongoing support!
Please stop by and see us to purchase your retail wine or mead.
Gift certificates are now available online - click the link below to purchase and we will send an email confirming details. We are happy to send these in the mail to you!
Call 352-369-9858 to order a pizza/cheese plates/etc for takeout: https://thekeepdowntown.com/menu or order via bitesquad! https://www.bitesquad.com/food/the-keep-downtown/17744
Current owners of The Keep Downtown, 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.
We would like to introduce you to 'The Keep Downtown'!
The keep was an important location in medieval castles, the last stronghold and a place to store fine goods as well as important papers (or secrets, if you will). Our inspiration is a blend of fantasy and pop culture, with themes influenced heavily by our favorite books, movies, music, and shows. The Keep is thrilled to offer a diverse product line including craft mead on draft, specialty beers, shareable gourmet food in addition to an evolving boutique wine selection. So don't be surprised to find us streaming music videos from the 80s at the downstairs bar, while serving exquisite wines during a grunge-era acoustic jam session in the bistro upstairs.
Thank you all so much for your patronage and being the absolute best guests we could imagine.
Stop in to check out the boutique wine and mead, craft beer and food selections available in the downstairs retail area. Enjoy a drink in the romantically-lit outdoor back courtyard. Join us upstairs in the newly updated 'red carpet lounge'. Cheers!