Cincinnati: Root Cellar
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Root Cellar
Good based on 20 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)
Warped Wing 10 Ton 91, Evil Twin Molotov Lite 95, Listermann Friar Bacon Smoked Bock 60, New Belgium Portage Porter 97, Rivertown Soulless 33, Southern Tier Goat Boy 95, Off Color Troublesome 90, Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner 89, Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout 99, Triple Digit Aftermath 92, Anderson Valley Highway 128 Blood Orange Gose 93, Oskar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA 92, Rhinegeist Truth 97, Lagunitas New DogTown Pale Ale 96, Breckenridge Whiskey Barrel Aged 72 Imperial 98, Rivertown Divergent 60, Samuel Adams Double Bock 82, Heavy Seas Deep Six 93, Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche Doppelbock 99, HaandBryggeriet Bestefar 98
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20 reviews for Root Cellar
 Ambiance  64%
 Service  68%
 Selection  77%
 Food N/A 
 Value  76%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  81%
Rating Distribution

  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!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Drjohnrock  (27) 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.
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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
msante79  (342) 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.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
matthewjk  (13) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06  (38) Ohio | December 28, 2014
Quirky store in a small strip mall not far from the Kenwood Towne Center. Generally a pretty good selection of beer. The problem is that finding beers can be a challenge. Some bottles are in 3 different places with not much rhyme nor reason to the organization. I still stop by from time to time.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
UrbanCaveman  (15) Ohio | February 9, 2015
A decent little place for selection - one of the few places around Cincinnati Iíve seen Haandbryggeriet, and one of the few places around to see any Habanero Sculpin. It can be called anything except organized, however, with six-packs and bottles seemingly shelved according to a system of "meh, whatever", so if youíre looking for something specific, itís best to ask the folks working there unless you have a little time to search. The storage is haphazard as all get-out, with little rhyme or reason as far as whatís on shelves in the middle of the store, whatís in the coolers along the walls, and whatís just literally piled on the floor wherever space permits. Given that Iíve only been in once, on a seemingly slow Sunday afternoon, I canít comment with much authority on the staff, but the two guys working the place gave every indication of being baked out of their minds. They also didnít seem to know all that much about the beer selection aside from a general notion of where any specific beer might be located in the shop. Still, a decent selection of beers at not a terrible markup!
  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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu  (440) 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.
verymerrymonk  (17) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 5, 2006
Nice selection of beers, some chilled but most not. The gentleman behind the counter seemed to be more of a wine guy, but offered to help in any way he could including special orders. Good store.

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