I asked around for THE store in the Cincinnati area that I must go to and time after time Jungle Jimís came up as a place to experience. In a word, WOW. According to their website this place is 6 acres and expanding. To say I was impressed would be an understatement. There are several rows of just beer and thatís all I was there for anyway (although I would like to go back with more time to spend and fully experience everything this place has to offer). They boast over 1200 different beers. If thatís not enough to provoke a beer geekís interests I donít know what is. This place is an absolute must.
Stopped in Jungle Jimís for the Spring Beer fest. I also hit the store. Very cool. A nice selection of beer and everything else you could ever want to eat or drink. This place was very cool. A most stop.
WOW!! Thats all I could muster after entering this mega mart!! After wiping the drool off my chin I set out on my adventure. Cheese from all around the world, meats to die for, breads and produce that I would gladly slap my mother and grandmother for!! Isle after isle of foodie heaven. Then we found the beer, wine and spirits section. Drool begins to run again! I found the selection to be overwhelming!! Ratebeer book in hand we spent a few hours and a few dollars here. I was afraid we would have to leave a kid there to make room for all our haul!! There was a very friendly gentleman who offered his opinions about some of the beers and guided us around a bit. I could have stayed here for days!! Defiantly a must see place when in town!
foundmd (26) Cincinnati, Ohio | August 16, 2008| Updated October 8, 2011
The Jungle: A Cincinnati institution, foodie heaven. This place is an amusement park of food and one the best places in the tri-state for beer. They have a huge selection of domestic, Belgian, and foreign brews. The single bottle selection could be improved, but there is always something worthwhile. They also carry a respectable selection of homebrew supplies and glassware. Overall, this is definitely one of the top five beer stores in the Cincinnati area.
Itís an amazing grocery store, with a selection of beer, wine and cigars that canít be beat here in Fairfield, as well as in the area. 16 taps with a few locals at all times. Make sure you how on a Friday at 5 for pint night. New renovations in the beer department are going to bring in a better selection, and rumors are abound of a beer bar with 20+ taps in the future... Love the jungle!
Whether you stopped here to get sushi, live tilapia, lollipops with scorpions in them, or butter from England that is remarkably like butter from the US, you must stop by the beer section. I havenít even tried the stuff on tap, but I love the aisles upon aisles of 6 packs and racks of singles to choose from. No matter how obscure the beer, Iíve also never grabbed an old skunky or vinegary one here. Last time I went I found that they had rearranged by region, there was about 3/4 an aisle of just Michigan beers. Whenever we visit the in-laws in Fairfield we sneak off here. Sadly, I think there is more selection here than in my entire hometown.
NeoHippie2 (51) Louisville, Kentucky | August 29, 2012| Updated October 23, 2013
Awesome place! Itís huge too! I couldíve spent hours and hours just browsing the store. The beer selection is legendary. Lots of stuff thatís hard to find and some stuff that maybe youíve never seen before. Seriously, great selection and great grocery store in general. I love this place.
Selection couldnít be better, if the beer is distributed in ohio, it is available at Jungle Jims. Service isnít the same as a specialty shop, staff is helpful but not necessary knowledgeable. Only retail establishment around with extensive 1/6B selections. They do nice job of getting limited items in, right now, big case stacks of Sam Adams infinium, a few cases of smuttynose baltic porter and brooklyn black ops, left hand fade to black, sam smith yorkshire stingo, etc.
Iíve never really thought about supermarkets as an attraction, but this place is definitely tour-worthy. Jungle Jimís is an attraction unto itself, and has a great selection of beer, much as it has a great selection of pretty much everything it sells - olives, cheese, hot sauce, honey, - really everything! Iíve derided both beer pricing and selection in Ohio since I moved to here from Wisconsin a few months ago, but Jungle Jimís is a definite exception...it is by far the best beer selection Iíve seen in OH, and while I feel Iíve been victimized by Ohioís minimum-markup laws, I feel like the prices here werenít bad.
They have mixed-sixes, although the pricing and selection on the mixed-sixes werenít great. But the bomber and six-pack selection were great, and while the place isnít cheap, it is not as bad as other beer stores I frequent in OH.
I didnít speak to anyone here; no idea what service is like here, but itís a grocery store - other than getting help finding the hoisin sauce and the Boboli, do you expect from a grocery store?