Blacklick Wine And Spirits Brew Thru
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Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 20
4.29/5 rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$
LOVE this place! First, their beer selection is excellent, especially given the tiny size of the store. If it comes in a bottle or a can, is available in Ohio and they don't have it, they'll get it for you. The employees are friendly, knowledgeable and will help you make an informed decision. They recently installed taps (2? 3?) for growlers, and usually have Ohio beers. The absolute best thing about it is the weekly tasting Thursday and Friday nights. There's always a theme - a specific brewery or style of beer. It's a great way to try things you wouldn't normally buy without the investment in a six-pack or even a pint!
04-15-2014 17:54:41 | More by GrumpyGirl
3.94/5 rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Blacklick wine and spirits has a nice selection of craft beers. I live only a mile away and have frequented many times. Just recently realized that there was actually a walk in cooler. Occasionally can find a hidden gem in there. I have found beer here that is nowhere else on the east side including Anderson's. Just recently seems to be getting shipments of floyds. Any Ohio beer you want, this place pretty much has. Owner is helpful and will walk around with you giving suggestions. The guys behind the counter are knowledgable and will tell you if a beer you are buying is not worth the money. It's my kind of place!
09-01-2012 21:34:02 | More by willi803
2.73/5 rDev -35.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | $$$$
PRICE GOUGING- I started coming to this place because they were close to work and alerted me when they received shipments of Great Lakes Xmas Ale. The selection was ok, but I pretty much stopped in out of convenience. Three weeks ago I was charged $14 for a 6-pack of the Xmas Ale, which is a little more than I typically would pay for a 6-pack but since it was seasonal I thought of it as a gift to myself. Three weeks later I get a notice that they received their final shipment and I stopped in and was charged $16 for the same 6-pack. I know the beer is in high demand, but this is bad business. They are not the only place in Columbus that sells the Xmas Ale so please go elsewhere!!!
12-28-2011 04:07:23 | More by BHobbs20
2.66/5 rDev -36.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$
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.
05-17-2011 16:13:37 | More by lancehenry
3.85/5 rDev -8.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Convenient location off of 270 from the airport.
Great first impression, with a $.50 per sample wine tasting goin on when I was there (FRIG the tastings for both wine and beer are a regular occurrence). There was an employee dedicated to the $.50 per sample wine tasting that was going on when I was there on 11-13-10. The .'sampling room' is decorated very nicely with faux stone, giving the impression of a completely separate space from the rest of the store.
I would estimate that they are about 40% wine, 25% beer and 35% liquor. Despite that, they still had a decent selection including Founders, DFH, The Bruery and all other readily breweries in Ohio.
They also had a very solid selection of Belgians and DFH/Bruery vintage beers.
11-15-2010 04:01:18 | More by ohiobrewtus
4.85/5 rDev +15.2%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I'm in Columbus on business and sought this place out based on previous reviews. It's east of the airport a few miles but very convenient from 270.
I was absolutely floored by the selection, especially the number of aged beers. Being from Florida, I sought midwest and northeast breweries, which were represented well.
Lots of great scores including: New Holland Dragons Milk Oak Aged (12 and 22oz!), DFH Buff and a 2002 Unibroue Quelqe Choise.
Everyone was friendly and actually pretty knowledgable about beer, even if a little heavy on the promotion of IPA's.
06-02-2010 23:54:46 | More by troywhittaker
4.25/5 rDev +1%
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
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.
03-27-2010 21:20:59 | More by MbpBugeye
4.85/5 rDev +15.2%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place is by far my favorite beer store in the Columbus area.
The beer selection is beyond what you would expect when walking into the place. There is a nice selection of singles, and a 10-door walk-in cooler that is filled primarily with American craft brew. There are several display racks in the store featuring semi-local brews such as the "Mad Brewer" beers. There are 4 shelves dedicated to Belgian selections. These don't look like they get turned frequently, but Belgian beers generally age well anyhow.
The store also sells kegs, has an impressive wine selection, a humidor filled with specialty cigars, and a full liquor store. The homebrew supplies are located on the other side of the walk-in cooler, and they stock most any ingredient you would need for basic brews, whether you do extract or all-grain.
You can purchase items in the store, go through the drive through, or have it delivered - a nice option if you are having a party, which they can cater if asked. The staff is generally friendly, and they have one dedicated "beer guy", and one dedicated "wine guy". The store hosts both beer and wine tastings every Thursday and Friday, with a nice crowd of regulars, most of them home brewers.
Pricing on many of the craft brews seems to be on-par with other Columbus area stores, however some of them are 5%-15% higher. Guinness and Hennepin seem to be in this category. Prices on the homebrew supplies are very reasonable, with many of the items priced lower than online suppliers.
Overall a fantastic stop, I have been attending their tastings for about a year and a half now and I plan on continuing. Stop by and ask to be put on their email list. You will get one email per week regarding the tastings that week, any new specialty brews in the store, and any beer related news that week. I hope to see you around at the tastings!
08-12-2009 14:23:52 | More by spage
4.45/5 rDev +5.7%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Just getting around to reviewing this place, but it has been my "local" for 6 months or so. Located on the Blacklick/Reynoldsburg area, just outside of the 270 bypass, this place is convenient to my work and easy to get to from 270 or 70. I have never used it, but they also offer a drive thru.
The selection of craft beer here is on par with any other store in the Columbus area and better than many. As you walk in, the entire wall of coolers on the left is beer, mainly craft. There is also a small section of some beers in the right most cooler in the wine room. There are 3 end caps with room temperature beers; mostly singles and Belgians. The selection is a solid representation of what is available in the region with a pretty good rotation of gems.
Service here is good to great. Everyone is friendly and helpful, but not everyone is a beer geek. This is a state liquor agency (only place in Ohio allowed to sell the hard stuff) and a wine store, so some of the staff is more knowledgable in those areas. If you want to talk beer, ask for Joe.
All in all, I have been very pleased with Blacklick and all my purchases from here. I occasionally hit up some other stores just to see who has what, but spend most of my beer budget here.
05-19-2009 15:24:13 | More by beveritt
3.5/5 rDev -16.9%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
"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've yet found in Columbus. And happily for me, it is conveniently located on my way home! Based on selection, value, and convenience, I will no doubt return to this store again and again.
02-16-2009 00:16:19 | More by BeerBelcher
Blacklick Wine And Spirits Brew Thru in Columbus, OH
93 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.