Quite frankly, you are not going to find a better beer selection in Ohio. I’ve been to the best places in Cincinnati and Cleveland and they cannot compete with 101 Bottles. They may not carry every beer on the planet, but the beers they carry are the cream of the crop. I would rather have the best beers from a given brewery than everything mediocre that a brewery has to offer. I think people often confuse quantity with quality. The staff is very knowledgeable and always willing to offer suggestions to customers. In my opinion, I would rather have time to peruse their exceptional beer selection myself. As a craft beer connoisseur, I do not need someone hovering over my shoulder every five minutes asking if I need help anyway. Anytime I have asked a question about a particular beer, I have always received prompt, courteous service. I would strongly recommend anyone travelling through Northeast Ohio to stop in and see what 101 Bottles has to offer.
The best beer bar in north east Ohio if you are in the Kent area. They carry plenty of rares and the selection changes weekly. If you are trying to have a beer you have never had before whether you are an experienced craft beer drinker or a newbie than this is the spot. I go here once a week and have never had a bad experience.
strolled in to check out the selection and quickly came up on a huge box of scores including speedway stout, some stone stuff and a mixed 6 pack. probably 12-15 coolers (all beer is kept cold here) and 2-3 of them are strictly 12oz singles for mixed 6 packs. emphasis on american craft with probably only 2 coolers on belgians or other foreign 750s/6packs. tons of local ohio stuff. in the walk in cooler there is a 10 page+ list of anything available in 1/6 barrel kegs, impressive list and mouthwatering at that! nice decor all around, real clean. pretty large wine selection also and the staff is glad to help. after about 5-7 minutes i had my beers in hand and was ready to leave as normal....ended up staying 2-3 hours drinking and discussing beer with justin and dave from hoppin frog. honestly one of the best beer experiences ive ever had anywhere. great selection and great service, im more then satisfied!
Drew (44) Kent, Ohio | January 14, 2004| Updated January 5, 2012
Update 1/1/2012 - they took our an aisle of wine, added 24 taps and a nice small bar area.
This place has the best selection of beer at least in the Cleveland/Akron area, and most likely the entire state. Whether you’re looking for local micros like Hoppin’ Frog or imports, they’re most likely to have it. The selection grows and grows (and I’ve noticed that the macro/BMC selection keeps shrinking - this is a good thing!)
A great bottle shop for Ohio. They recently added a new bar area with 24 outstanding taps from top notch breweries. Nice small seating area with about 7 tables and the bar area as well. Drink a great craft beer while looking through their coolers of craft beer bottles. Growlers available for about 1/2 of their taps. Would like to see them allow more of their taps to have growler fills however. Pizza and Subs available next door establishments for eating in at 101 Bottles.
Great place for a beer with always a new selection. I have been going for 12 months. Only issue, they can’t seem to keep good help. Turnover way to high. Effects the Ambiance "- the mood, character, quality, tone, atmosphere, etc., particularly of an environment". I guess they rotate staff like their beers.