I admit I’m a little biased because this is my local beer store, but this is where I do the vast majority of my beer shopping as I stop there pretty much every week. They have a really good selection of beer, and they’re always open to ordering different beer (and other products) there if you ask. Joe is the beer guy there, and he’s really helpful and great to talk beer with. He’s also an excellent homebrewer (I’ve tried a lot of his brews so I would know), so if you’re a homebrewer they also sell homebrewing supplies there too. And if you’re in the East side of Columbus, it’s definitely worth going there since I think it’s the best store in the area. They do like to try and pick up most local and Ohio brews that they can get, along with the other big brews that are available in Ohio. The service is great, and I would recommend for anyone to make a trip there if they’re in the area. Also, they have weekly beer (and wine) tastings on Thursdays and Friday evenings at 6, so it’s always a good chance to try something new.
I just moved to this end of town, but I’ve been working up here for years and had no idea this place existed until a few months ago. This place is awesome! Wide selection of micros, macros and imports. Pretty decent selection of singles that rotates frequently. I’m not a huge fan of wine and liquor, but they seem to have a good selection of these as well. Joe is the resident beer guru and he hosts weekly beer tastings. I believe they also do weekly wine tastings. Get on their e-mail lists to receive weekly updates about the tastings. And if you don’t see the beer you’re looking for, mention it to Joe and he will do his best to order it in. Maybe living on the east side won’t be so bad.
I’ve been wanting to stop by this place but haven’t since its about a 45 min drive, but after stopping in I decided this place is worth the drive. Nice selection, found lots of stuff I can’t find at my usual craft brew stops,can’t really comment on service since I didn’t have much questions, but overall id say this place is pretty solid and worth the trip if you are somewhere in the area.
This place is fast becoming East Columbus’ place to shop for beer! Beer tastings weekly, special events and over 400 different kinds of beer to choose from. They also offer over 100 different micro brew styles in 5 gallon kegs and now are selling single 12oz. bottles. Well worth stopping by!
I love the feel of this store.Small and quaint.A small selection, but above average selection. You can buy singles here, sixers and they both come cold.Great little shop.Thank you Dawn for showing me this place.
(Visited 08/2008): Blacklick Wine & Spirits is on the east side of Columbus a few miles east of I-270 on Broad Street. There is a decent-sized private lot out front that is shared with some other places in the strip mall.
The interior is open and laid out well. Wine and spirits are near the entryway, with beer being in the left and rear of the store, most of it in coolers. There is a long counter along the right side of the store that almost looks like a bar.
The beer selection is very good. Lots to choose from representing the Ohio and Michigan regions, from GLBC, Bell’s and Founders to goodies from further away like Avery, Rogue, Stone etc. Decent selection of imports from Belgium and the UK especially.
Service here is very good, and these people clearly care about the beers. Our first visit was during a "Dogfish Head and Cheese" tasting and it was great. They really went out of their way to get someone from DFH who could speak with authority on their beers and what complemented the flavors. BW&S does tastings very frequently judging from their mailing list.
Overall this place might be a haul for people not living on that end of the city but this place is definitely worth a trip.
Loads of beer and they have lots of tastings. This is a good place to find stuff you may have not have been looking for but are welcome surprises. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Best place for purchasing your bottles on the east side of Columbus.
This store has apparently gone through an expansion. I was told it used to be a straight liquor store but it is far better than that now. A fine beer selection with plenty of everything. Plenty of alcohol to suit your needs both high and low end. And the wine selection looks decent as well. I get up that way about once a year and I will certainly make it a regular stop.
Not a bad little store. In addition to having a good wine and liquor selection, this place has one of the best selections of beer on the East side of Columbus. Nice selection of regionals and local beers as well. Probably 30-40 or so singles to choose from also, so if that’s what you’re into, it might be worth a trip. Prices are better than I’ve seen other places for the same beer in most cases.