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jsquire (120) St. Marys, Ohio | September 16, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Very small place in the North Market. It has more wine now than beer, with two taps for growler fills. Small selection but well thought out and most of it chilled. If you are at Barleyís Ale House No 1 it is a quick walk across the parking lot to check it out.
tjthresh (85) Greenfield, Indiana | May 30, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
So happy to stumble upon this place. It had the Alesmith beers that I was looking for on my trip to OH, plus a couple of other thing that I was happy to grab. Its in a farmers market, so there are tons of food options. The market was very busy on a Saturday afternoon, so parking was a chanllenge. Still, so glad to find it.
DragonStout (96) Pickerington, Ohio | December 25, 2011
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Located in Short North where Grapes of Mith was. Their selection has slimmed down as well as the service. They seemed to be more of an order taker and not really interested in talking to their customers. They seem to be more interested in selling wine, which is fine, but donít go out of your way if your looking for beer. Shorth North is the reason you should stop.
BeerVirgin72 (96) Pickerington, Ohio | December 25, 2011
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Not sure how its possible but this place seems even smaller now than when it was Grapes of Mirth. Its not, its just clustered. A few big beers available, and the taps are a neat little addition, yet the service and selection seems way more geared towards wine now. Still, not a bad place to stop by when checking out the North Market which is always fun, but the selection here is now much smaller.
Dogbrick (561) Columbus, Ohio | November 15, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
(Visited 06/2011 and a few times since): Barrel And Bottle is located in downtown Columbus in the North Market on Front/Spruce Street. It is now in the space formerly occupied by Grapes Of Mirth. North Market parking consists of a pay lot out front and metered street parking.
The space is small like most proprietors in the North Market. There are shelves devoted to wine and beer and a few in front of the store. An addition to the Grapes Of Mirth days is a tap system comprised of 2 beers, available to take home in growlers. In recent months they have had beers like Lake Erie Monster and different Brew Kettle and Jackie Oís brews. The bottled selection numbers around 100 with Ohio breweries like GLBC, Hoppiní Frog, Thirsty Dog, Brothers Drake and CBC represented. Other domestic craft brewers such as Stone, Troegs, Bells, Rogue and others. Imports from Belgium, Germany, UK and others too.
Service is decent. The folks running the place are consistently friendly but donít seem overly passionate in talking about beer.
Overall this is a good store to visit for downtown Columbus visitors, especially with the chance of scoring a great Ohio beer to take home in a growler.
bigg08i (5) Ohio | April 27, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great place to find fun beers to go. The food in the surrounding shops is well worth a visit as well.
Brigadier (136) Bloomington, Indiana | April 25, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
The main reason to come here are for two breweries - Jackie Oís and a local one from Lancaster, OH. Only the latter were available and at $20 per bottle a bit steep for my blood at the time. However it is the only place that I know of to get Jackie Oís besides Athens.
You wonít find a great selection otherwise as it is a very small storefront. If your goal is diversity you are better off going to some of the suburbs. However if you have to be downtown you could do worse. Just be prepared for slightly expensive markups compared to other stores.
theisti (352) Leawood, Kansas | April 13, 2011| Updated June 28, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Visited just after noon on a Wednesday. The shop is located in the North Market, which is a very cool indoor market with food and specialty shops. The store fits in perfect, with a small but well chosen wine and beer selection. I didnít see anything super rare on my visit, though they had some local breweries. They didnít appear to single out beers, though I didnít ask. Also, there were two tap / filling stations that were not on when I visited. Not sure if they normally are or not. Worth a visit if you ar at the market, for certain.
jrallen34 (271) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011| Updated June 28, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Located at the North Market, this is fun place to check out to grab some lunch, crazy groceries and some good beer. The store is very small, actually probably too small, while I was there 10 people in there made it quite crowded. This place has about 50-50 beer and wine. The beer selection is pretty decent, I was mostly there just to pick up some Jackie Oís. I didnít see anything else that I cared about trying, decent stuff nothing crazy. However, I was there right after it opened, so it could have improved by now. 2 taps for a growler fills but that wasnít working yet. The owner was there, seemed nice but pretty busy to really talk a ton to. Pricing was pretty decent.
I wouldnít count this place as a Columbus destination. However, would come back just for Jackie Oís (canít imagine that will happen again if ever) or if wanted to do some fancy grocery shopping.
MbpBugeye (22) Columbus, Ohio | January 24, 2011| Updated June 28, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Im glad the space that was once filled by Grapes of Mirth is being utilized by another specialty beer and wine shop.
This shop is owned by the guy who owns Bodega (the best craft bar in Cbus) and a business partner of his.
They seem to use the space a lot better than Grapes of Mirth did. It seems much, much less cramped and has more beer. There is still only one (maybe 2) coolers but a hell of a lot more shelf space and an open floor plan.
They have 2 taps that will be used for growlers although I have not seen them actually be allowed to fill growlers yet. Once the growler station is in full swing this place will be a force to be reckoned with. Colin plans on bringing the same stellar selection of rare kegs to B&B.
This is a place worth visiting and certainly keep your eye on the growler station.
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