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Root Cellar

Root CellarRoot Cellar

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4
pDev: 13.5%
$$ - reasonable

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7699 Montgomery Rd
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45236-4235
United States
phone: (513) 984-4111

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(Place added by: nlmartin on 06-07-2006)
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Photo of screamking


3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$

Very small store with very nice selection. Product is stashed everywhere, with bottles hidden behind shelves and in nooks. Very little order to be found here. Found some old bottles of IPA's they were way past there date. So make sure to check the date. Not bad, it's worth checking out.

05-07-2013 15:21:51 | More by screamking
Photo of yeahman


4.97/5  rDev +24.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Best small beer store in town. I go there often on my drive home. This is my place when i am looking for something that the big guys dont have. Staff is always knowledgable and friendly. The 5l mini keg of Hopslam that they held for me was fantastic.

04-03-2013 14:10:35 | More by yeahman
Photo of drunkcyclist

4.94/5  rDev +23.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

Bigger variety than anyplace nearby. There's beer here I can't find other places. Definitely worth a visit. West Coast, East Coast, and some very tasty Regionals. Friendly guys at the counter. Take your time looking around, there are some finds tucked away on the shelves. If you're looking for something hard to find, start here. Great collection of Stone, Dogfish for the more popular good stuff. I don't get the staff complaints in some of the reviews, they answered every question I ever asked.

09-25-2012 20:59:42 | More by drunkcyclist
Photo of gradergator


4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

A very good selection with some major finds. Was able to get the 13th Anniversary Ale from Stone, it came in the same day. The store was somewhat cluttered not very organized but the beer selection made up for it. They still had some Vertical Epic left, both 10/10 and 11/11. I was also able to find some Oak Aged Choc Yeti, Stone Russian Imperial Stout and Hoppin Frog's Boris the Crusher. They also had a six pack of Sculpin! (In Cincinnati)....Nuff said. I will definitely go back as they are trying to get more of a selection from 3 Floyds.

05-23-2012 20:08:38 | More by gradergator
Photo of scott2269


3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I was in town for the weekend and stopped in here because it was the closest place to my hotel. I was very impressed with the selection. It took me quite a while just to see everything they had. I didn't come across any rare gems, but they had lots of high quality beer. I picked up a Rochefort 10, Alesmith Speedway Stout and some DFH 90 Minute. My only complaint is that the guy working there was not friendly nor knowledgable at all. Overall a good place to get some good beer if your in the area.

10-11-2011 03:50:40 | More by scott2269
Photo of lacinakboy93


4.86/5  rDev +21.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Great customer service, Me and friend visit this place often. Has a fine Beer collection. I could spend hours in here, Even though it is not that big. The place is packed with single pints and and six packs in every single corner. Really is just a fantastic place. Best in Cincinnati from where I have been. Party source in Newport is big but the idiots that work there think Bud Light is a quality beer. I recommend this place to everyone I can. Keep on doing what your doing Root Cellar. Their Stone and Laughing Dog and somewhat Founders collection is extensive. They get seasonal Beers in relatively quick which is always a plus. All in all a quality establishment.

08-14-2011 06:47:14 | More by lacinakboy93
Photo of bamadog


4.2/5  rDev +5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$

I was just introduced to this establishment this weekend and was told that it's the place to go when every other place is out of what I may be looking for. Probably not a bad description since it took a little longer to get there as it's a little out of the way, but they definitely had some very good items as well as a couple that I hadn't seen elsewhere yet.

Quality: Very good - some higher end beers as well as a very solid import selection.

Service: Nothing to really say here as I was checked out appropriately. I think we were the only people in the store at the time and it's not as if we had any questions, so I was cool with being left alone to my own devices and to just search around.

Selection: Not especially diverse like some of the other area stores, but it's still solid and I came out with two beers that I haven't been able to find anywhere else in the area, and that's including the Party Source and Jungle Jim's, so I felt prety good about it.

Value: Seemed a little pricey, but I was getting what I was paying for so I can deal with it. I'm not sure I'd do any regular shopping there, but if there's something that I feel I need and can't find elsewhere, it'll be added to my list of stops.

05-03-2009 23:34:12 | More by bamadog
Photo of brewdlyhooked13


4/5  rDev 0%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

Although I have a friend who hits up the Cellar and can grab me special stuff as needed, I checked it out firsthand today. Nice little place, more wine than beer, but the guy has boxes of beer tucked into every conceiveable place, really maximizing the inventory as best he can. I saw beers here that I haven't seen elsewhere, and promptly snapped 'em up! Most of the beers are room temp but some are stashed in coolers, which is a better bet for sake of freshness.

There is a table of singles to mix/match a sixer. Check for dates as I saw a wheat ale bottled in '07 that really should not be sold.

03-13-2009 18:07:09 | More by brewdlyhooked13
Photo of beachbum1975


3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$

Root Cellar is about 80% wine, but the 20% beer is very good. In my opinion, they have about 50/50 import versus craft beer. They are reasonably priced and the atmosphere is laid back and the staff has average beer knowledge. I've been there a dozen times and when approached, they've always been friendly and helpful. If you go there, be certain to go in the beer cave (behind all the refrigerated beers in the back of the store). Sometimes you can find hidden/forgotten goodies back there. Recommended.

09-05-2008 12:55:47 | More by beachbum1975
Photo of pwoods


4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

In the mad scramble to try and secure some KBS during Cincinnati's release week, I was able to find a lone 4 pack at this place. Actually, I called ahead and they even reserved it for me... a first time customer! The stores located in the hustle and bustle of the Kenwood shopping area and decently easy to spot even during Friday afternoon rush hour. I didn't spend an extended amount of time talking it up with the staff but they seemed, at worst, fairly knowledgeable. They had my 4 pack of KBS tucked away while I browsed their selection. They had all the newest released items including the new Unibrou 17 and fresh Burton Baton. I picked up a 4 pack of BB and one of the clerks offered to grab me a cold 4 pack at my choosing... ready to go for when I got home :) They had a good selection of imports and Belgians(that I'm still learning) and a good stock of the big names. I also found 2 bottles of FFF Brian Boru left from when FFF was still distributed. These were the only 2 bottles that I noticed to have been sitting around awhile but I think it'd be a good idea to know what's in season ahead of time. Everything seemed to be priced about the same as other local places and a bit cheaper than Jungle Jim's. A nice little store that'll I'll definitely stop in from time to time.

04-01-2008 01:58:14 | More by pwoods
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Root Cellar in Cincinnati, OH
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