Visited on a Tuesday night. Located on a busy intersection, in Hyde Park. In a worn down strip mall. The store itself feels like a grimy neighborhood store, though in inside the the beer selection is extensive. The beers are located warm, immediately to the left, and the whole collection is scattered and disheveled. Part of the reason for this, every beer is available as a single which was exactly what I was looking for. The selection is spread in a few different places, so keep digging around. The beer guy was very friendly, and this seemed to be a place locals shop. Fair prices. Fun place, exactly what I was looking for that night.
76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Stopped here to look around during a quick motorcycle ride. Store front package store with good beer row and some single bottles in cooler. Staff was young, but interested and helpful. Selection is very good and found many brews I have not seen in Cincy. Good location and I will return with my car to take some home.
In Nati visting a friend and of course I look up the top place, thankfully and awesomely it was 2 miles from this house. I came in not expecting much because its Cincy but I came away shockingly surprised. They have two rows of beer, at least a hundred choices. American craft is well represented especially the midwest, tons of bells, troets, weyerbacher. International is ok, nothing special, the staples but nothing crazy. You can select singles out of all 6 packs which is awesome. I found 2007 pannepot for 6 bucks a bottle. Service was nice and the prices were the best. Everything was at least 20% below what is in Chicago. A must stop for beer when in Cincinnati.
Tucked into the shopping center just east of Edwards on Madison (one of Cincinnati’s busiest intersections), I can’t believe I hadn’t been here before. The place has the look and feel of a typical liquor store upon entering, but swing around the registers to the front wall on the wine side of the store, and there is a seriously impressive beer aisle. Big selections of Allagash, Dogfish Head, Great Lakes, Goose Island, Unibroue, AleSmith, Rogue, Bell’s, Brooklyn, Founders, Thirsty Dog, Hoppin’ Frog, Avery, Stone, Southern Tier, and many more. Lots of Belgians, and some Cantillon and Bruery selections as well. There are stray bottles and boxes all over the place, so it might take some time to dig and see everything.
Big dedicated free parking lot. Pick up store atmosphere. Two ladies gossiping and never leaving the cash registers the whole time I was there. Nothing rare, but seems off the craft beer radar for the most part. Beer is mostly on the left. I picked up a couple bottles. Old stock in some cases, one should pay attention. Prices were pretty good. Organization is pretty bad, boxes on the floor in the back left, but it seems you can get a single of anything in the store. If I had time I would go back.
Strip mall liquor store that crams as much as possible into its space, making it a fun place to snoop around. Service is hard to call - no-one assisted while I was browsing, but the register was quick and efficient. Can’t call value, either, as prices match the competition (does the gov’ment set prices?) Overall, a really good selection, but there are other better places nearby (Dutch’s, Party Source, et al.)
Chudwick (198) Taylor Mill, Kentucky | November 16, 2013| Updated April 8, 2015
randomly went in one night with my boss while working. Went back when not working. WOW! Amazing how much there is in such a small aisle. Claustrophobia alert. in about a minute I found six Ohio beers I’ve never had and made my own 6-pack. I will definitely be back. There has never been a time I went in there and there hasn’t been a person who smells very strongly of quality weed.
JCW (152) Cincinnati, Ohio | January 13, 2004| Updated January 3, 2016
I stop in from time to time to talk with the owner&son (Mike and Nelson) and of course buy beer, they are really nice people. They have a similar selection of domestic beer to Keller’s IGA:Victory, Stone, Bells, Arcadia, Founders, Smuttynose, Great Lakes, 3 Floyds(yup Dreadnaught!) etc and a better selection of imports. Limited selection of singles. Large selection of wine and a moderate selection of spirits. They will take request too!
The few times i have been here, i have enjoyed the selection and the service. The staff is not afraid to offer suggestions if you tell them what styles you like. I just wish this place was closer to the north end of Cincinnati.