Dedicated small parking right in front. Place was supposed to open at 11 waiting till 11:10, still not open, came back at 11:30 finally open. It didnít matter though almost all the shelves were empty, some stuff in the cooler, but many gas stations would have more selection. Remnants of this place having craft beer are there, but the place needs to get it together. I donít plan to go back even if in the area.
Palmers used to be a bit better, but they just donít seem to move much product and I usually find lots of old pales and ipas on the shelves. Donít have anything you caníf find at most of local grocery stores, aside from random Three Floyds. Good people, but Iíve stopped visiting.
When I visited: Late January 2013.
What I bought: Sixpoint Bengali Tiger, The Brew Kettle Old 21 Imperial IPA, Bellís Third Coast Old Ale, Bellís HopSlam Ale, and Sixpoint Resin.
What I liked: Grabbed some nice finds and everything was very fresh, so I was certainly happy with the quality of my purchases.
What I disliked: LOTS of empty space on the shelves, took about 15 minutes for the cashier to ask me if I needed any help, smaller selection than Weilandís with seemingly higher prices, just okay in comparison to other U.S. craft beer stores.
Would I go back? Maybe.
Overall Rating: 68
Have stopped by this place a few times. Not much as for aesthetic but for set-up, I like the way you can navigate the selections. When you walk in there are several shelves to your left. As you go down each aisle, it goes from seasonal, foreign, to domestic. Then you see the coolers (around 7) with a pretty good selection. Then you have some wine on shelves that I have not had a chance to look at. Service is solid and they usually have a dog or two greeting you as you come in and leave.
Kind of a hole in the wall but with a pretty great selection! Greeted at the door by 2 awesome dogs! Nice touch! Picked up some Nogne O, Weyerbacher Insanity and a bottle of Speedway Stout. Guys working the counter were very informative and outgoing. Highly recommend.
Doesnít look like much from the outside but the inside of Palmerís contains an outstanding selection of beers. Didnít see many singles available but I was able to pick up several beers that I havenít seen in Cincy (i.e. Hop Stoopid, Evil Twin, Columbus IPA). Prices seemed to be on par with most places. They have a nice little selection of affordable glassware as well. The staff was friendly and seemed very knowledgable. Loved the bulldog acting like it ran the place. A must stop when in Columbus.
Itís your basic liquor store vibe. They sell craft beer and wine with the most emphasis seemingly placed on the beer. They have a number of coolers for six packs and large number of regional and international craft beers. They donít have any kind of make your own sixer selection which is a bit of a surprise given the care that went into selecting their beers. (Three Floyds, Alesmith, DFH, Epic etc.) The prices are pretty good.
Everything you could want here, tons of imports, lots of craft beers and more of the local brews than anywhere else in Columbus. Pinky and Buddy the dogs greet you at the door and the service is awesome everyone there knows a lot about the beers and will help you find anything or just chat about their new favorites.
Top notch store and the blonde guy is smokiní hot.
I had to stop in here due to all the good reviews theyíve gotten. I must say, I was quite impressed! It seems to be an older store but fairly maintained. My girlfriend loved the dogs. Sheís not a beer lover so it was nice that they kept her entertained while I shopped. They have several aisles of bombers, singles, sixers etc, and them several coolers full of beer also. I walked away with some Maharaja, Duvel, Hoppin Frog Boris and a Hippie, which I canít wait to try. All in all, a great little shop.