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Blacklick Wine And Spirits Brew Thru

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

23 Ratings
Ratings: 23
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 13.74%
[ Store, Homebrew Store ]

7199 E. Broad St.
Columbus, Ohio, 43004
United States
phone: (614) 322-6689

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-03-2006)
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Reviews by BeerBelcher:
Photo of BeerBelcher
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

"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.

BeerBelcher, Feb 16, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of Lightman
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Great selection and if you are patient and wait for the right person to help you out, you will find some very knowledgeable assistance. Had a few breweries I had not been able to find at other stores in the Columbus area, in particular Three Floyds but in very limited supply that turns over quickly. Definitely on my list of regular beer shopping stops.

Lightman, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of vrbulldog22
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

vrbulldog22, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of OU_Bobcats
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

OU_Bobcats, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of GrumpyGirl
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%

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!

GrumpyGirl, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of willi803
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%

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!

willi803, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of BHobbs20
2.73/5  rDev -35.3%

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!!!

BHobbs20, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of lancehenry
2.66/5  rDev -37%

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.

lancehenry, May 17, 2011
Photo of ohiobrewtus
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%

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.

ohiobrewtus, Nov 15, 2010
Photo of troywhittaker
4.85/5  rDev +14.9%

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.

troywhittaker, Jun 03, 2010
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Blacklick Wine And Spirits Brew Thru in Columbus, OH
93 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.