Cincinnati: Root Cellar
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Root Cellar
Exceptional based on 17 ratings
Type: Beer Store

7699 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio United States 45236 [ print map ]
513 984 4111



Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10:30 am-12:00 am


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Root Cellar

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Beer Available At Root Cellar (arranged by most recent)
Lagunitas India Pale Ale 94, Samuel Adams Rebel IPA 77, Bells Expedition Stout 100, Bear Republic Apex 99, Victory DirtWolf 99, Uinta Crooked Line Cahoots Double Rye IPA 96, Angry Orchard The Muse 88, Heíbrew Funky Jewbelation 2014 83, Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA 98, Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale 94, Sweetwater Happy Ending Imperial Stout 98, Ommegang Hop House 93, MadTree Lift 74, Dogfish Head Sixty-One 71, Sierra Nevada Nooner Session IPA 83, Sierra Nevada Snow Wit 91, Samuel Adams Escape Route 45, Gavroche 87, Two Brothers Northwind Imperial Stout 87, Revolution Double Fist 98
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17 reviews for Root Cellar
 Ambiance  65%
 Service  69%
 Selection  78%
 Food N/A 
 Value  78%
 Overall  77%
 Rating  80%
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86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Drjohnrock  (16) Cincinnati, Ohio | September 1, 2013
Located on Montgomery Road not too far south of Kenwood Towne Center and Trader Joeís--a short drive off I-71 if youíre passing through the area. Beer is on shelves, tables, the floor, in coolers, and seemingly sprouting out of the walls--a very large selection for a relatively small space. As others have mentioned, you can always find brews that arenít available elsewhere in the Cincinnati area. Itís on the other side of town from me but Iím going to make it my duty to stop in more often.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck  (19) Highland Heights, Kentucky | August 15, 2013
A hidden gem in the Cincinnati area. Nice enough looking establishment. Next to a Skyline Chili. Very friendly staff. better organized than past reviews seem to suggest. Nice selection which featured countless bottles Iíve not seen in other stores. Prices are as expected. Check this place out; I can almost guarantee that you will be pleasantly surprised.
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
mtnagel  (1) , | July 2, 2012
Definitely not the prettiest or most organized place, but itís the selection that matters most and this place has an excellent selection of beer. Weíve spent a long time in this place and spent quite a bit of money too. Thereís always something weíve never had and they have all our favorites too. Donít forget to walk in the cooler - it doesnít seem like you are allowed, but they donít care - just walk in! Probably one at a time though as itís stocked so full of beer! I canít recommend this place enough. Oh and itís looks like a good selection of wine too, but I know nothing about wine. And Skyline is right next door too!
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine  (233) Cincinnati, Ohio | May 10, 2012
Iím not a big fan of this place. Iíve been several times, and theyíre always out of the Belgiums Iím looking for (which is supposed to be their specialty). And on top of it, the staff hasnít been all that friendly.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
OTRihtnsgbt  (12) Ohio | April 2, 2011
Incredible selection, including some vintage dated bottles unavailable anywhere else. Extremely disorganized, but who can complain about having to spend more time perusing through exotic beers??
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu  (385) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 16, 2010
Got into Cincinnati at about 11 on a Friday night and I knew this place was open until midnight, giving me my only chance to get some good stuff before a quick, busy weekend in town. Picked up some AleSmith, Buckeye, and a few others not available in Missouri, where I live. The place isnít much to look at inside or out, but no inch of square footage is wasted. Wine racks are everywhere. A table with some mix-a-six options is on the left, with boxes surrounding it. Beer refrigerators line the left wall, with the beer shelves on the left side of the store. I wanted a YuleSmith Summer, and while they had it, it was the 2009 and not 2010 edition. Tons of craft stuff available here- TBK, DFH, Stone, Bellís, 21st Amendment, Hoppiní Frog, Two Brothers, Allagash, The Bruery, Ithaca, and lots more. The service is friendly, the hours are great- just be sure to check the dates on bottles if available.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
msante79  (341) Mount Prospect, Illinois | June 10, 2010
Surprised by how low the ratings are for this place. Great selection of regional brews and good prices. Kind of stuff all over the place but they had 4 times the beer that Dilly Deli had. Picked up some Clipper City BA Barley wine. Have decent selection of singles. Found some beers here that I did not see anywhere else in OH. Nice store.
72
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Packard  (31) Kirkland, Washington | November 11, 2009
When Iím travelling to Ohio, stopping at Skyline Chli multiple times is mandatory. The Skyline on Montgomery Road is frequently populated by the founders, so itís a historic stop. And right next door is this great little wine and spirits store with a super beer selecton. Found my current favorite Schneider Brooklyner plus lots of good stuff from the big guns Southern Tier, AleSmith, Dogfish, Founders, etc. Service was 5050 - one guy was great, other didnít appear to care. Guess Iím spoiled by the crew at Wine Works up the road in Springfield. Anyhow, best place for retail beer that Iíve found in Cincinatti.
80
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
matthewjk  (12) Cincinnati, Ohio | October 29, 2009| Updated January 17, 2013
Little gem of a place well known to the locals of Montgomery / Silverton area. If you are not from the area, you probably donít know about it. Thatís too bad too. This place has a HUGE selection that is only rivaled by places like Jungle Jimís and The Party Source. Iíve heard of other local places in Cincy that offer great selections as well, but these places are usually only known to locals. Beer service / knowledge varies quite a bit depending who is working there at the time.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
foundmd  (26) Cincinnati, Ohio | February 7, 2009
Definitely worth stopping in to search for some hard to find beers. The focus is on wine, but towards the back there is a very nice selection of brews from AleSmith, Bellls, Dogfish Head, Founders, Rochefort, Southern Tier, and many more. Organization is lacking, but some (including myself) are happy to browse the entire selection, gazing carefully at each label to be sure not to miss anything. About half of the selection is refrigerated in several coolers (one of them walk-in) and thereís also a table towards the front of the store with single 12oz bottles for sale. Purchased a Speedway Stout, Choklat, and a pack of Hopslam during my last visit. Always something worthwhile here, especially if youíre a big fan of AleSmith.

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