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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  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.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99  (376) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 19, 2005
Work in the Kenwood area and had not stopped here before. Primarily a wine shop, but have good beer selection of domestic and imports. Ask Doug about selected brews and called the rep on his cell and discussed delivery. Found three beers on my watchlist. Well worth a regular stop when in the area.
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.
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.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
JCW  (112) Cincinnati, Ohio | January 4, 2005| Updated September 5, 2008
If you live in the area of Montgomery, Indian Hills, Maderia, Amberly, Silverton this is your place to beer shop. Large selection of wine and a fairly good selection of beers especially Imports. Good but not stellar selection of micros. Service in pretty good.
66
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo  (58) Harrison, Ohio | January 7, 2007
The Root Cellar specializes in wine and port, but they also have quite a bit of beer. However, it is hit or miss on what might be there. Sometimes you can find some rare or vintage stuff, but that is not typical. I always like to stop by just to try my luck though! Also be sure to check out their stash of bargain/sale beer...
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.
58
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
AllAboutStout  (30) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 14, 2006
Ye olde reliable Root Cellar. A nice wine store that carries a decent stock of imports and micros. Not the most impressive of stores compared to whatís around, however they do get most of the same stuff that the other stores around town get. Plus they more than likely will be the last place to have a new popular beer. I have had success getting both newly released brews as well as some beers that have been missed and purchased about a year later. The staff is courteous and friendly. Good wine selection. The beers are split between cold fridges and store shelve space. I grew up in this area only a couple miles from the store so itís very convenient and can always find something to drink.
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.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
papajohn  (25) San Diego (Mira Mesa), California | July 18, 2005| Updated November 25, 2006
Ditto what John (JCW) said. I picked up a hard to find Dreadnaught here. Good selection and good location.

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