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Blacklick Wine And Spirits Brew Thru

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BA SCORE
93
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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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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 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 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
Photo of CoolJosh
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Found out about this place while driving back from Akron, Oh. I'm always up for hunting down a beer store, and was very impressed with this State run store. Upon entering, there is a wine tasting area to the left. To the right, a huge stock of behind the counter liquors. As I continued my walk to the back of the store, I was spotted by a huge cooler section, filled to the brim with 4/6 packs galore. All sorts of great stuff from Founders, Bells, Great Lakes, Avery, Goose Island, and many others. There are also a couple shelves full of beer singles stored at room temperature. They have decent selection of belgians as well as some harder to find lambics. I stumbled across an unlabeled bottle, and asked the store clerk what it was. He had no idea. To add to that, I don't think he had any idea about any of the beers. To that I was a little disappointed but fortunately enough it really wouldn't have mattered as I know what I'm looking for. I left with a founders 4 pack of their elusive Imperial Stout (was shocked), and a 4 pack of Cane and Ebel, my favorite rye beer. All in all I would the trip was worth the drive, and would be up for stopping by again.

CoolJosh, Jan 04, 2009
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 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 OU_Bobcats
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

OU_Bobcats, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of MbpBugeye
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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.

MbpBugeye, Mar 27, 2010
Photo of vrbulldog22
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

vrbulldog22, Jun 29, 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
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Blacklick Wine And Spirits Brew Thru in Columbus, OH
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