I don't know about ABC store but there is a Publix( a pretty large wine section for a supermarket) and a WinnDixie across the street from the E.S. There is also a liqor store down from the Winn Dixie. We bought a bottle of Sangria there that was out of this world. We hope to hit Publix and the liquor store Friday afternoon before we sail on Sat.
I'm not sure when you need one. If it is before the end of this year you can try now. Go Princeline click on hotel Fort Lauderdale. Select Fort Lauderdale only 3* and then bid. I suggest that you go to bidding for travel site and read all the info.
If you need one for Jan. then wait until about Oct. and try. Very few people are getting rooms this early for then.
I wish you the best. I hope to get a room for our Jan. 4th trip.
You might try Hotwire now. Similar rates and you don't have to play the bidding game.
Star rating and area of the city are givens. Name of hotel will be given to you after purchase. I have gotten some great rates.
Good Luck for February. I have been trying Hotwire for our late February pre-cruise. The only choice I got back was the 2 1/2 star for $148. From everything I have read, I understand that is Amerisuites. I already have the Amerisuites booked for an AAA rate of $152. For the few dollars difference, I'll stick with a sure thing. Besides, I need somewhere I can park my car, and Embassy Suites charges $6.00 a day for parking.