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.
I stopped in just to hit another beer store in the area. Nice selection of Alesmith, Great Lakes, Bells, Founders, and Hoppin Frog. Has some east coast stuff as well like Southern Tier and Dogfish Head. I walked out with a Hoppin Frog Wheat and soemthing else thats escaping my mind right now. I was really tempted to buy the 3L of Double Bastard since Jersey will see very limited if any.
Updated: 8/1/08...I just wanted to update here, since I was the original person who entered this store. They ahve expanded their craft beer selection in the last year. A whole wall of coolers house six packs, and they ahve two coolers dedicated to singles. They now offer quite a few shelves of singles as well. They host beer tastings and bring in guests as well. VERY NICE place for the East side of Columbus. Great wine selection and they sell liquor too. How can you go wrong???
Dedicated parking lot in a strip mall, plenty of parking. Descent smaller selection on the back left of this place, refrigerated on the far left, a few shelves of some interesting bottles on the right. I landed a bottle I was looking for. Prices seemed average. The guy working asked if I needed help. Selection was a little limited, but I like this place pretty well.
"Yeah, I’ll take a 6 of Ruination and a 4 of Double-Trouble to go?!" This place is the first craft-beer place I’ve seen with a drive thru. This is probably the best beer store I’ve yet found in Columbus, although my exploration is so far limited to this spot, From the Vine, and a few area grocery stores.
This is a state-owned l;iquor store, but has a decent amount of cooler and warm space devoted to beer. As you enter, there’s a small cooler of imports, as you go deeper in the store there’s a long beer cooler along your left, and there’s warm storage of bombers and 12oz singles to your right and front. You can mix and match a 6-pack from a small selection on a shelf. Prices are a tad high, but pretty typical for a specialty shop.
The help here is pretty transparent. They all seem young, and the place is usually busy enough they seem to be occupied with just keeping the registers and drive-through running.
I’m not exactly blown away by this store, but as I said, it is the best I’v
This place is a little bit of a drive for me. Thats what has kept me from visiting until the other day.
Its at the end of a small shopping plaza off of the right side of Broad street. The sign is big and easy to see. This is a good thing because many shops in Columbus are very hard to spot if you dont know exactly where they are.
When I first walked in I was surprised at how nice it was in there. Off to the left there is a wine cellar style room made of rocks and fine wood shelving all filled with wines. There is a small bar there with wines set out for guests to sample.
At first all you are greeted with is wine. The shop is probably 60% wine and 20% beer 20% spirits. The beer is mostly 6 packs kept in a big long cooler. Only about one door in the cooler and the inside of the walk in is for domestics, the rest is craft.
I was pleasantly surprised with a few of the beers I found there. They still have HopSlam (about 3 cases!), 21 Amendment, all the typical Bell’s, Founder’s, Lots of Elevator (stuff I didnt know was being bottled).
Outside of the cooler there are a few shelves. Some bombers and singles. There was a 4 pack and 3 singles of KBS just sitting out in plain view! It seems like this shop might get overlooked when it comes to those highly prized beers we get in Columbus. The other shelf had beers that were marked down really cheap, they must have been sitting a while.
The last shelf is the best one. Its very tall and is filled with all their Belgian and German selections. The typical (and not so typical) selections from Unibroue are among others like St Bernardus.
At the end of the counter there was also some beer set out for tasting. This time it was Rouge Mocha Porter.
Behind the counter, spanning the whole length of the establishment are their spirits. It looked like there was some high end stuff.
The only employees I saw were just young guys who seem to just be working there as a clerk for an after school job. I didnt ask any questions but I felt like they would not be as knowledgeable as the folks at other area shops.
This is a very clean and well kept place. I think I will be headed back for more HopSlam and Ill keep this place in mind when the next rarity come through Columbus.
I was visiting my sister and her husband out in Pickerington and they recommended this place for our beer run. First off, they are not big into the craft beer scene. The most adventurous they get is Newcastle and maybe Oberon in the summer. Not that there’s anything wrong with those beers, just...anyway I stopped in here on my way to there house. The store itself is pretty nice, lots of wine and lots of liquor. Too bad I don’t drink the hard stuff. I was told hello when I walked in but thats pretty much all I heard from anyone until I checked out. Their selection was ok but just did not wow me. I’m in Columbus for 2 wks and I’ve been to stores with much better selection. It’s not that they have a small selection, just nothing that wowed me. Would probably stop back in when visiting again for that sixer of Newcastle or Oberon.