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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)
Ballast Point Longfin Lager 42, Maumee Bay Summer Stinger 36, Southern Tier Tangier 87, Ballast Point Even Keel 93, Great Divide Showdown Rye IPA 95, Southern Tier Right-O-Way IPA 73, MadTree Happy Amber 77, MadTree PsycHOPathy 85, MadTree Lift 80, MadTree Gnarly Brown 90, North High Milk Stout 78, Clown Shoes Brown Angel 94, Two Brothers Red Eye Coffee Porter 95, Stone Ruination IPA 2.0 99, Warped Wing 10 Ton 93, Evil Twin Molotov Lite 94, Listermann Friar Bacon Smoked Bock 60, New Belgium Portage Porter 96, Rivertown Soulless 35, Southern Tier Goat Boy 94
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20 reviews for Root Cellar
 Ambiance  64%
 Service  68%
 Selection  77%
 Food N/A 
 Value  76%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  81%
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  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  (13) San Diego, California | 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.
74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
StFun  (11) Indiana | March 19, 2008
The other stop on my Cincy roadtrip. VERY nice little store! Mostly wine, but lots and lots of fun stuff in the back! Staff was very helpful, talked beer with us for a few minutes, and offered some good tips on good beer. Iím from Indiana, so getting to walk in a beer cave is still new to me, pretty damn fun!
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...
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  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.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
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.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99  (509) 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.
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.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
JCW  (115) 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.

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