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Bee-Gee's Minit Market

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BA SCORE
89
very good

12 Ratings
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 21.45%
[ Store ]

5995 Bigger Rd
Dayton, Ohio, 45440-2718
United States
phone: (937) 436-1551

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(Place added by: Bierguy5 on 07-11-2006)
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Photo of Jstonerock24
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of rden4654
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Great little out of the way place!!!

Photo of slowsipper
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

All prices were state minimum-- even for the vintage beers!! Stone products and other hard to find items were not marked up even though they were aged and valuable.!!! (vintage stuff is huge here-awesome!)

Employee's were helpful when able. They are definetly a HUGE lottery store which happens to be a treasure trove of awesome beers and wine! A diamond in the ruff for sure. The people there that know their beers love them and are excited to bring new-comers and experts into the experience of beer loving! You never know what you might find. The long hair guy in the evening is great and the chic with the long hair is knowledgable as well. Great to see an American owned store with local beer enthusiasts and lovers in it.

Photo of Tylersmith91
1.55/5  rDev -59.9%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 3

Help was obnoxious and recommended seasonal Sam Adams beers as the best choice for a "unique beer I won't find everywhere". Will never return. Cashier called my Samuel Smith's an "Eepah" beer. Atmosphere included tables filled with lottery addicts and random shelves resembling that of a worn out mini mart from 1995. Floor was sticky with white goo. Clerk was breathing down my collar at every second. Other clerk read pornography form behind the counter and hooted and hollered at the turn of each page.

Photo of Thanby
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Bee Gee's is a tiny little shop in a convenient location, but you'll drive right by if you aren't looking.

Inside is a bit claustrophobic, because they manage to fit a huge inventory in their little storefront. No frills or decor because there's no room for it, just crammed full of quality products.

The people are friendly and each are knowledgeable in some form of their products.

The selection is impressive as far as beer is concerned. All the major craft lines are well represented and there are many exotic brews I've never seen anywhere else.

As this is just a store, there is no food.

Photo of TehB3x0R
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I used to live a block away from Bee-Gee's and it was my one stop for beer. The store is about the size of a 2 car garage split into 2 sections: alcohol and "other". Their back wall is a line of fridges that are constantly stocked full. They also have about 3 aisles of craft brews, seasonals and other really good finds. The staff is always friendly, helpful, and give good advice if you don't know what you want. They have an OK wine selection and by the looks of things, most of their profit comes from lottery ticket sales. It's definitely worth a walk in/look-see.

Photo of Snorak86
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%

After reading the reviews on here about this store, I had to drop-by and check it out. I usually head further up North to visit Belmont, but wanted to check out while I was int he area. Was really suprised by the selection in such a small store that I've never heard of. Not as much as BPS, but more that the Meijer/Kroger/major stores that are near by.
Stone (everything - and various vintages !!), DFH, GLBC, Victory (3 vintages of Old Horiz), Founders, Lots of Sour/Flemish ales,unibroue, breckenridge, Lagunit, Bells, Sam Smith Stingo, 3yrs of Thos. Hardy's, and much more.

. Looks like they've added most ot the beer prices onto the shelfs. Or tagged the bottles individully. The beer cooler runs the whole 30-40ft back wall of the store and there are 2 other large full-length racks/shelving units full or great beers. A couple of the workers were really helpful and seem to know there stuff, but a couple of others on a different visit weren't so great at the beer info. Bunches of great wines, too, if you're looking to take something else home for the missus. Glad I read about the place and will be returnign again.

Photo of pwoods
3.25/5  rDev -16%

This is just a conevient store but they have a pretty good beer area. Not the biggest selection since it's a stop and rob but they definitely have some quality brews. The bruery, Cantillon, Victory, GLBC, etc. etc. The have soem older stuff on the shelves as well... or they used too.... I've pretty much cleaned them out :) Though I'm sure there's something I missed. The owner knows what's up but the clerks aren't going to know anything. The prices are a bit high but if it's in your neighborhood it's definitely worth a stop.

Photo of brokenleadedcask
4.65/5  rDev +20.2%

I met Michael (the owner) at the Vintage Stone tasting held at Jungle Jim's and he suggested I stop by and check out the store. I have driven by it literally thousands of times on the way to work. I hadn't gone in because I didn't think they would have such an impressive selection. They not only carry the current "in demand" beers, like Speedway stout. They work hard to store beer to offer vintages for sale. The 05 Victory Old Horizontal is tasting great right now and will have to pick up some more. He'Brew 9, 10 and 12th anniversary!?! I also purchased the last 2004 JW Lee's Calvados and Sherry aged beers which I was surprised to see still on the shelf. Michael mentioned they're slowly eliminating the other convenience items to just focus on beer and wine. I know I'll be stopping by more often to check out what's new (and old).

Photo of polzelbj
4/5  rDev +3.4%

looks like a typical convenient store, and you wouldn't think to look for high-quality brews here because they don't advertise it well... but you'll be surprised by a great beer selection--one of the few great beer selections in the dayton area. especially good belgian selection. other nice collections i've noticed are great lakes, founders, bell's, troegs, and dogfish head. english brews are plentiful as well.

employees are knowledgeable and friendly. i tend to take a while deciding what i want, and somebody has always come from the front of the store to ask if i needed help with anything.

many beers are not priced, which means you have to take them to the front so the employees can look them up in the inventory. they really need to price all the beers.

they also sell appropriate glassware for any style beer. T-shirts and other souvenirs are available for purchase as well.

Photo of FtownThrowDown
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%

Looks much like your usual quik-stop from the exterior. Once inside the selection will surprise you. They have a fridge that goes the full length of the back wall that has singles and six packs in it. The adjacent shelving unit across the aisle has six packs, bombers and unopened cases. Lots of Unibroue, Victory, Great Lakes, Stone and others.
This place must not get lots of micro traffic because there are lots of beers that have been there for a while.
The downside to this place and it's a biggie, is that none of the beers are tagged with pricing. There are some in the fridge with shelf tags, however everything else I had to ask the help. Which they in turn just consult a price sheet. There would have been a couple of other things I was interested in buying, but didn't have the patience to lug them up to the counter and check the price.
It's worth the stop if you're in the area.

Photo of Bierguy5
4/5  rDev +3.4%

This place sits right next to Domino's Pizza. Bee-Gee's looks just like a carry-out, however there is a great beer selection inside. There are bombers from Stone, Rogue and other American breweries. There are several German and Belgians available in singles. Packs go from Great Lakes, Goose Island, Victory, Shiner, Sierran Nevade, etc. There is a good amount sitting on the floor still in cases from time to time. Take your time and see what is laying around before deciding what to get. The only problem I have ever had was that some beers did not have prices, and had to be looked up which took a few minutes. Everyone has been friendly, but not all have been knowledgeable. Prices have seemd average. All in all, a good stop to pick something up.

Bee-Gee's Minit Market in Dayton, OH
89 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.