OhioDad (38) Hilliard, Ohio | October 20, 2005
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
I stopped in here last night too while killing some time after reading Dogbrickís review. The ambiance is fairly good in this place. NIce gourmet grocery store with lots of goodies. The beer is all along the left wall in a cooler. They had a fair selection but not much that would impress beer geeks that are used to frequenting the shops.. Oh and they donít have Thirsty dog anymore either. Would be a nice place to pick up a 6 if you had other shopping to do, but the Andersonís selection is much larger and isnít far from here.
Dogbrick (796) Columbus, Ohio | April 20, 2004| Updated July 9, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
The Hills Market is a small boutique grocery store located north of where Rt 315 merges with Olentangy River Rd. It is located in a small shopping plaza and parking should not be a problem. As with Jubilee Foods in Worthington, I never would have expected a mom-and-pop grocery store like this to have a good beer selection but I was mistaken.
The beer/wine aisle is all the way to the left side of the store and 95% of the beer is cooled. You can find beers from Otter Creek, Unibroue, Lakefront, Victory, Tabernash, Rockies Brewing etc. There is also a decent local/regional selection of brews by GLBC, CBC and Thirsty Dog. Most everything is in 6-packs, but they do have a few samplers and a limited selection of mix and match singles that are a good price to boot.
Being a grocery store donít expect too much from some of the staff in the way of beer knowledge. You should know what you want before going in. However in recent years they have expanded their focus on beer including weekly tastings on the patio, and they have hosted beer book signings.
They also have a deli and serve pizza. Fish fries, barbecues and the like are hosted periodically as well.
Overall this is a worthwhile stop in the northern Columbus area.