Aficionado’s | Lewis Center, Ohio
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Aficionado’s
Exceptional based on 11 ratings
Type: Beer Store

8909 S Old State Rd
Lewis Center, Ohio United States 43035 [ print map ]
614 840 9463

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Hours: Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Fri - Sat 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sun 1:00 - 6:00 PM


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Beer Available At Aficionado’s (arranged by most recent)
Nøgne Ø / Jolly Pumpkin / Stone Special Holiday Ale 98, Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Calabaza Boreal 99, Nøgne Ø / Bridge Road India Saison 98, Dieu du Ciel Blanche du Paradis 94, Revolution Galaxy Hero 97, Three Floyds Man-O-Awe 94, Clown Shoes Ohio Unidragon 97, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Barleywine 43, Dugges Idjit! 99, Dugges 1/2 Idjit! 97, Evil Twin 9th Symphony 96, Deschutes Hop Henge Experimental IPA 99, Deschutes Inversion IPA 94, Deschutes Black Butte Porter 97, Mikkeller Nelson Sauvignon 100, Thirsty Dog Siberian Night Imperial Stout 100
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11 reviews for Aficionado’s
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  93%
 Selection  89%
 Food N/A 
 Value  87%
 Overall  94%
 Rating  82%
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84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
markwise  (173) North of Tampa, Florida | April 16, 2014
Formerly From the Vine. The place is now focused a lot more on craft beer and the conversation is a lot more focused on the beer. The selection has increased and includes some nice and hard to find locals, problem is that the stuff flies off the shelf. A gem of a store; I will stop every time I am in Columbus. The staff knows and can talk beer and the selection is fresh and interesting.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
ColumbusJason  (1) , | January 16, 2014
This place is awesome. I’ve been able to pick up beer here that I could find nowhere else. They definitely have one of the best beer selections in Columbus. The owner is often there answering questions and chatting about beer. I’m not a wine drinker but they seem to have a good selection. TRIFECTA!!!
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
AleDude  (2) | January 15, 2014
Some go for quantity but Aficianado’s goes for quality! They are not the biggest store in Columbus, however, almost every beer they sell is absolute quality! Kevin, Starr and Michael are all friendly, engaging, willing to offer suggestions as well as take any special requests (if possible, they will do their best to accommodate). Regularly scheduled tastings where distributors and brewers will come in and share insights on the beers and respond to questions. Convenient location in Lewis Center / Polaris area and worth stopping in and checking out whenever you are in the area!
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
JaBier  (87) Capital City, Ohio | January 15, 2014
Great place located in Lewis Center. Their biggest asset is the service. Kevin and his wife Starr are great people. Kevin is more on the beer side and for a guy who didn’t know much about beer going into this business, he’s been eager to learn from distributors and customers alike. Very good selection of beers and they make good use of the limited space available. If they don’t have it and it’s orderable, they’ll bring it in for you.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
fitwitchik  (2) | January 15, 2014
Have visited this wine/craft brew store many times including their weekly tastings. Certainly an above average craft brew selection. Uses ratebeer ratings displayed for brews which is a great help and the staff knows their stuff. Been to several tastings which are way above average with a nice array of paired foods.
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
phealy  (1) Columbus, Ohio | January 15, 2014
This is a local shop in the Polaris area that’s about equally split between beer and wine, and also sells cigars. Fairly modern vibe. One and a half aisles of beer, densely stocked, with coolers running down one side of the main beer aisle. For me, Aficionados is all about the service. I really enjoy going in regularly just to chat with Kevin, Star & Michael. They always take time to suggest new things, or just hang out and shoot the breeze. New arrivals are conveniently displayed on a table, and posted online via Facebook and Twitter. They get a great selection, focused entirely on high-quality beers. I used to drive around town searching out the latest releases, but now I just follow Aficionados online, and check in regularly to see what’s new. Pretty much any special release that hits the other big stores in Columbus will also show up at Aficionados.
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
nlbuck  (1) , | January 15, 2014
Great local brew shop with an excellent selection and fantastic service. Everyone on staff is knowledgeable and offer excellent recommendations. If you want something they don’t carry, they will go above and beyond to get it for you. Aficionado’s is a true asset to the Polaris area.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
michcam8  (20) Ohio | November 30, 2013
Went on a Saturday afternoon. Shop at the end of a strip mall. Wine/Beer, with the beer mostly on the right side of the place. Open, with shelves and coolers towards the back. Very nice selection, some Belgian breweries I have not seen in other stores. Price is a little high, but the selection, for the Columbus area was good. I would like to see a more diverse group of domestics, but overall a good beer store.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
cernjoh  (8) Ohio | February 1, 2013
(Visit weekly, but last time was 1/30/13) Aficionado’s is managed and run by their owners Kevin and Star. Their store offers an increasingly good selection of beers of which the majority have scores on Ratebeer of over 90. Kevin makes your selection easy, by indicating the Ratebeer rating under each beer. Since opening a few months ago they have greatly improved the asthetics of the store, the quality of beers offered, and have had numerous tastings with great turn outs. They have a mailing list which I recommend you get on. They use this list to notify customers of special beers that have arrived and any planned beer tasting events. Afcionado’s also offers a good selection wines and cigars.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (733) Columbus, Ohio | January 1, 2013
(Visited 12/2012): Aficionado’s opened recently, occupying the space formerly taken by From The Vine which in my opinion was one of the best beer stores on the north side. There is a good-sized parking lot in front of the plaza.

The interior is laid out with the beer on shelves and in coolers in the right rear of the store. The rest of the space is devoted to wine.

The beer selection is pretty good. Ohio breweries like Elevator, GLBC, CBC, Hoppin’ Frog and Thirsty Dog are in stock, as are domestic craft brewers such as Bruery, Stone, Rogue and Victory.

Service on my first visit was good. The owner was out on the floor talking with customers and the checkout person was friendly. They also do periodic tastings and events (an ’08-’12 Vertical Epic tasting recently for example).

Overall this is a good store to have in the area, and I am glad they are invested in promoting craft beer.

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