Dedicated parking right in front (exactly where From the Vine was). Low quantity, but high quality selections. The guy there was very helpful. Better than average beer display. Had some interesting bottles available.
Stopped in here later on a Friday evening. There is a dedicated parking lot, so parking was not an issue. When we arrived, my wife and I were the only two customers in the shop. Their beer selection is about medium sized with maybe 200-250 bottles to choose from. They have a build your own section, a cooler section, and a few shelves with bigger bottles and the more expensive smaller bottles. I built a 6 pack and bought a bottle of a Grassroots beer I didn’t realize made it to Ohio and got out of there for around $25. Pricing was definitely reasonable. I wold come here again if I was in the area.
Formerly From the Vine. The place is now focused a lot more on craft beer and the conversation is a lot more focused on the beer. The selection has increased and includes some nice and hard to find locals, problem is that the stuff flies off the shelf. A gem of a store; I will stop every time I am in Columbus. The staff knows and can talk beer and the selection is fresh and interesting.
This place is awesome. I’ve been able to pick up beer here that I could find nowhere else. They definitely have one of the best beer selections in Columbus. The owner is often there answering questions and chatting about beer. I’m not a wine drinker but they seem to have a good selection. TRIFECTA!!!
Some go for quantity but Aficianado’s goes for quality! They are not the biggest store in Columbus, however, almost every beer they sell is absolute quality! Kevin, Starr and Michael are all friendly, engaging, willing to offer suggestions as well as take any special requests (if possible, they will do their best to accommodate). Regularly scheduled tastings where distributors and brewers will come in and share insights on the beers and respond to questions. Convenient location in Lewis Center / Polaris area and worth stopping in and checking out whenever you are in the area!
Great place located in Lewis Center. Their biggest asset is the service. Kevin and his wife Starr are great people. Kevin is more on the beer side and for a guy who didn’t know much about beer going into this business, he’s been eager to learn from distributors and customers alike. Very good selection of beers and they make good use of the limited space available. If they don’t have it and it’s orderable, they’ll bring it in for you.
Have visited this wine/craft brew store many times including their weekly tastings. Certainly an above average craft brew selection. Uses ratebeer ratings displayed for brews which is a great help and the staff knows their stuff. Been to several tastings which are way above average with a nice array of paired foods.
This is a local shop in the Polaris area that’s about equally split between beer and wine, and also sells cigars. Fairly modern vibe. One and a half aisles of beer, densely stocked, with coolers running down one side of the main beer aisle.
For me, Aficionados is all about the service. I really enjoy going in regularly just to chat with Kevin, Star & Michael. They always take time to suggest new things, or just hang out and shoot the breeze. New arrivals are conveniently displayed on a table, and posted online via Facebook and Twitter. They get a great selection, focused entirely on high-quality beers.
I used to drive around town searching out the latest releases, but now I just follow Aficionados online, and check in regularly to see what’s new. Pretty much any special release that hits the other big stores in Columbus will also show up at Aficionados.
Great local brew shop with an excellent selection and fantastic service. Everyone on staff is knowledgeable and offer excellent recommendations. If you want something they don’t carry, they will go above and beyond to get it for you. Aficionado’s is a true asset to the Polaris area.