The best beer bar in north east Ohio if you are in the Kent area. They carry plenty of rares and the selection changes weekly. If you are trying to have a beer you have never had before whether you are an experienced craft beer drinker or a newbie than this is the spot. I go here once a week and have never had a bad experience.
Stopped in here for a couple beers on a slow afternoon. The service in the bottle area was pretty shitty... dude didn’t even look up from his computer and the other clown was too busy sitting on his ass to bother. Not that big of a deal, but it’s not that hard to act like you’re doing your job. Bottle selection is pretty good. The service points were bumped up due to the guy behind the bar... he was running. Great selection of taps from Ohio and elsewhere... Brew Kettle, Columbus, FFF, and more. I like the area too, but it is a bit of a drive. Definitely worth a stop.
Stopped in here on a wednesday night at around 1030pm while waiting for some friends to get out to the bars, lots of coolers, vastly different from the last time I was here, coolers now ring the perimeter, with goodies from Epic, 3F (Behemoth still on the shelf when I visited), Great Lakes, Jolly Pumpkin etc.. 24 taps however the tap room can only ring out draft orders, you cannot have one check if you’re buying bottles and drinking draft beer, kind of a nuisance. The clerk was polite and even offered suggestions as to his favorites of the styles I had chosen.. Dedicated Ohio cooler loaded with Hoppin Frog, Buckeye and Great Lakes.. some old Buckeye stuff from months ago, but still a good selection, even some Rogue XS stuff I havent seen in a long while. Wish it was closer.. but with the loft next door.. i may be back.
Great selection here. Lots of beer filled up in coolers. Imports like mikkeller and lambics and all kinds of stuff. Good american crafts like alesmith three floyds great lakes founders all kinds of good stuff. Worth a stop in
A great bottle shop for Ohio. They recently added a new bar area with 24 outstanding taps from top notch breweries. Nice small seating area with about 7 tables and the bar area as well. Drink a great craft beer while looking through their coolers of craft beer bottles. Growlers available for about 1/2 of their taps. Would like to see them allow more of their taps to have growler fills however. Pizza and Subs available next door establishments for eating in at 101 Bottles.
Quite frankly, you are not going to find a better beer selection in Ohio. I’ve been to the best places in Cincinnati and Cleveland and they cannot compete with 101 Bottles. They may not carry every beer on the planet, but the beers they carry are the cream of the crop. I would rather have the best beers from a given brewery than everything mediocre that a brewery has to offer. I think people often confuse quantity with quality. The staff is very knowledgeable and always willing to offer suggestions to customers. In my opinion, I would rather have time to peruse their exceptional beer selection myself. As a craft beer connoisseur, I do not need someone hovering over my shoulder every five minutes asking if I need help anyway. Anytime I have asked a question about a particular beer, I have always received prompt, courteous service. I would strongly recommend anyone travelling through Northeast Ohio to stop in and see what 101 Bottles has to offer.
zach8270 (81) Henrietta, New York | June 25, 2011| Updated January 11, 2014
Nice little place in a little plaza in Kent. Lots of wine but a really good beer selection surrounding the perimeter of the store. Some really good finds. Weyerbacher, Mikkeller, Hoppin’ Frog, Founders and Bells to name a few. Good prices on some of the bigger Belgian bottles. Staff was talking beer to some other customers but since we didn’t really need any help, it wasn’t that big a deal. They seemed knowledgeable though. Good stop in if you get the chance.
strolled in to check out the selection and quickly came up on a huge box of scores including speedway stout, some stone stuff and a mixed 6 pack. probably 12-15 coolers (all beer is kept cold here) and 2-3 of them are strictly 12oz singles for mixed 6 packs. emphasis on american craft with probably only 2 coolers on belgians or other foreign 750s/6packs. tons of local ohio stuff. in the walk in cooler there is a 10 page+ list of anything available in 1/6 barrel kegs, impressive list and mouthwatering at that! nice decor all around, real clean. pretty large wine selection also and the staff is glad to help. after about 5-7 minutes i had my beers in hand and was ready to leave as normal....ended up staying 2-3 hours drinking and discussing beer with justin and dave from hoppin frog. honestly one of the best beer experiences ive ever had anywhere. great selection and great service, im more then satisfied!
Some kind of dance music playing. Some college coeds working who never venture from behind the counter. Better selection than expected. Had alesmith, bruery, some local stuff, etc. More bottles and a larger selection of singles than riverside. I purchased some stuff that 101 bottles had but riverside didn’t and vice versa. I would swing by both locations if you are in the area and have the time. If you can only go to one, I would go to riverside since they had some good beers on tap.