The Barrel and the Bottle | Columbus, Ohio
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The Barrel and the Bottle
Good based on 13 ratings
Type: Beer Store

59 Spruce Street
Columbus, Ohio United States 43215 [ print map ]
614 463 9664

Hours: M: 9-5 T-F: 9-7 Sa: 8-5 Su: 12-5

Mayor: DialSquare (7) | Taps: 2 |

The Barrel and the Bottle

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Beer Available At The Barrel and the Bottle (arranged by most recent)
Rockmill / Seventh Son Urban Cowboy 93, Revolution Unsessionable Imperial IPA 99, Sweetwater The Pit & The Pendulum 95, Jolly Pumpkin Forgotten Tales of the Last Gypsy Series 1 Vol. 1 99, Rhinegeist Streaker 94, Victory Sour Monkey 95, Trinity 45th Parallel 89, Seventh Son Woodwolf 96, Evil Twin Aún Más Chili Jesús 99, Three Floyds BlackHeart English IPA 98, Four String Vanilla Porter 69, Rivertown Triumvirate 90
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13 reviews for The Barrel and the Bottle
 Ambiance  68%
 Service  65%
 Selection  71%
 Food  73%
 Value  71%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  76%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare  (132) Columbus, Ohio | November 26, 2013
Nice selection in a small area in North Market. Several Alesmith, lots of locals, some good lambics and sours. I got an Evil Twin bomber and a mix six pack. The people were nice, but it was crowded. Read that they were expanding and affiliated with Seventh Son. Overall pretty nice. Will definitely check back in the next time I’m in town.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
brock1984  (12) Troy, Ohio | October 3, 2013
We stop here every time we are in C-bus. It’s simple and usually supplied very well. A bit crowded but nice selection. Value is what it is... state minimum. Nice people too. Always somebody to ask questions who are knowledgeable.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire  (205) St. Marys, Ohio | September 16, 2012
Very small place in the North Market. It has more wine now than beer, with two taps for growler fills. Small selection but well thought out and most of it chilled. If you are at Barley’s Ale House No 1 it is a quick walk across the parking lot to check it out.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
tjthresh  (85) Greenfield, Indiana | May 30, 2012
So happy to stumble upon this place. It had the Alesmith beers that I was looking for on my trip to OH, plus a couple of other thing that I was happy to grab. Its in a farmers market, so there are tons of food options. The market was very busy on a Saturday afternoon, so parking was a chanllenge. Still, so glad to find it.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
DragonStout  (97) Pickerington, Ohio | December 25, 2011
Located in Short North where Grapes of Mith was. Their selection has slimmed down as well as the service. They seemed to be more of an order taker and not really interested in talking to their customers. They seem to be more interested in selling wine, which is fine, but don’t go out of your way if your looking for beer. Shorth North is the reason you should stop.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
BeerVirgin72  (97) Pickerington, Ohio | December 25, 2011
Not sure how its possible but this place seems even smaller now than when it was Grapes of Mirth. Its not, its just clustered. A few big beers available, and the taps are a neat little addition, yet the service and selection seems way more geared towards wine now. Still, not a bad place to stop by when checking out the North Market which is always fun, but the selection here is now much smaller.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick  (797) Columbus, Ohio | November 15, 2011
(Visited 06/2011 and a few times since): Barrel And Bottle is located in downtown Columbus in the North Market on Front/Spruce Street. It is now in the space formerly occupied by Grapes Of Mirth. North Market parking consists of a pay lot out front and metered street parking. The space is small like most proprietors in the North Market. There are shelves devoted to wine and beer and a few in front of the store. An addition to the Grapes Of Mirth days is a tap system comprised of 2 beers, available to take home in growlers. In recent months they have had beers like Lake Erie Monster and different Brew Kettle and Jackie O’s brews. The bottled selection numbers around 100 with Ohio breweries like GLBC, Hoppin’ Frog, Thirsty Dog, Brothers Drake and CBC represented. Other domestic craft brewers such as Stone, Troegs, Bells, Rogue and others. Imports from Belgium, Germany, UK and others too. Service is decent. The folks running the place are consistently friendly but don’t seem overly passionate in talking about beer. Overall this is a good store to visit for downtown Columbus visitors, especially with the chance of scoring a great Ohio beer to take home in a growler.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
bigg08i  (5) Ohio | April 27, 2011
Great place to find fun beers to go. The food in the surrounding shops is well worth a visit as well.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 12/20
Brigadier  (291) Clevelandish, Ohio | April 25, 2011
The main reason to come here are for two breweries - Jackie O’s and a local one from Lancaster, OH. Only the latter were available and at $20 per bottle a bit steep for my blood at the time. However it is the only place that I know of to get Jackie O’s besides Athens.

You won’t find a great selection otherwise as it is a very small storefront. If your goal is diversity you are better off going to some of the suburbs. However if you have to be downtown you could do worse. Just be prepared for slightly expensive markups compared to other stores.
theisti  (667) Kansas | April 13, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited just after noon on a Wednesday. The shop is located in the North Market, which is a very cool indoor market with food and specialty shops. The store fits in perfect, with a small but well chosen wine and beer selection. I didn’t see anything super rare on my visit, though they had some local breweries. They didn’t appear to single out beers, though I didn’t ask. Also, there were two tap / filling stations that were not on when I visited. Not sure if they normally are or not. Worth a visit if you ar at the market, for certain.

76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.

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