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Palmer's Beverage Center

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Palmer's Beverage CenterPalmer's Beverage Center

67 Ratings
Ratings: 67
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: n/a
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3375 Indianola Ave
Columbus, Ohio, 43214-4132
United States
phone: (614) 263-7444

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Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 49
Reviews by jdoncbus:
Photo of jdoncbus
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%

One of the best beer stores in Columbus. Easily accessible off of the I-71/North Broadway Exit (1 block north of N. Broadway on Indianola on your left) across the street from a Burger King.

The craft/micro selection is solid. They carry the usual hitters along with plenty of bombers. The cold case is well stocked and they typically have many of the hard to find offerings.

The service is absolutely top notch. The younger gal and guy (who I taught as a student teacher LOL) are very knowledgable, down to earth, and cheerful. If you have any questions or concerns, they will be sure to help you out.

As listed in the second paragraph, great selection along with decent prices. A must visit for any beer geeks in Columbus or for those driving through town.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.97/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of burkat
1.78/5  rDev -57.4%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 1.5

I've read and heard great things about this establishment and decided to check them out on three separate occasions over the past two months. I was not at all impressed with this store. The store had a musty/moldy smell and the shelves were bare on all three visits. There were entire isles that only had about a half dozen 6 packs or bombers on the shelves spread feet apart from one another. The selection was nonexistent and pales in comparison to your average Kroger or Giant Eagle grocery store selection.

Photo of nhirsch04
2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

Not what it used to be. Lots of empty shelves and poor overall selection.

Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of Well
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of JeffONeal
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of sethpezar
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Lightman
2.4/5  rDev -42.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2

Kept reading all of the great reviews so was extremely excited to stop by and check it out. Finally stopped in before the holiday. Store had almost no selection, shelves were empty and what was there was very typical grocery store pedestrian offering. Very disappointed.

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Lynn
3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Photekut
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

A little more expensive and a little less selection than at Hyde Park WS, but the service was great.

I was able to find all the best IPAs in Ohio as well as some Jolly Pumpkin, Bells, and Founders.

I will for sure be back each time I pass through. If stores were like this in TN, I would be a regular.

Photo of AleWatcher
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This is a decent little shop-- I found many of prices to be cheaper than Pace High.
In my opinion, the selection is better as well.

Usually when reviewing beer shops in new states or towns I prefer to check out several places before I review any of them...
We first hit Pace-High, then came here, them went to Amderson's General store. I do this so that I can compare the selections an prices.
Anderson's was the best shop, but this was second place, well ahead of Pace.

This particular store didn't have Rivertowne Lambic (which was one I had been looking for), and the employees didn't seem to even know what I was asking for. There was some Tilquin available, so all was not lost.

This would certainly be a decent stop to grab some locals, but the 15 minute drive to Anderson's is worth it in my opinion.

Photo of Bung
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Darker interior with wood shelving makes it feel fairly cozy. Also looks like this is a fairly old establishment. 2 guys working, one older, neither seemed too interested in me. I prefer to not have anyone bother me though. At the same time absolutely no conversation at checkout, meh. Even the cashier at the Total Wine usually has something to say.

Good selection of US micros. Foreign stuff looked good too. Coming through looking for stuff not available to me in NC, this pretty much meant Ohio locals, Alesmith, Troegs and 3Floyds. More interesting 22s and 750s but some local sixers. Really wasn't blown away by the selection of stuff I was looking for, but maybe I just came at a bad time. Still a quality selection. Alesmith well represented, grabbed a couple along with a Flying Mouflan. Black Sun was the 3F, which I had and is good, but I find 3F to be higher priced to buy repeats.

I think there must be a real dearth of stores in the Columbus area. This place was fine but really was a step down from the "top rated" stores in pretty much every other state I've been in. I personally found Wieland more interesting. Would pop in though to see if anything interesting was around.

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