Palmer's Beverage Center
Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 47 | Display Reviews Only:
5/5 rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
Palmer's is one of the best beer stores in the Columbus area. I always know they will be able to access the hard-to-find beers that make their way to the Columbus market, and I have found them to be very knowledgeable about their beer selection. The place is well-maintained and the staff are always willing to offer to help you in any way they can.
They carry an excellent selection of Belgian beers, and I always know they will be able to have an decent amount of midwest brews when others are only given limited quantities.
If you plan to visit Columbus to buy beer, you should definitely add Palmer's to your list of places to visit.
06-01-2011 04:12:06 | More by smithm1970
4.14/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by this past Friday after reading reviews here on BA.
Place had a great selection, far better than any place I've come across in the year or so I've been living in Columbus. There were about three small aisles of beer. A good amount of singles were on the shelves. In addition to those aisles, they have an ok selection of beers kept refrigerated along the wall. About half of the stuff in the cooler was BMC products, the rest was Great Lakes, Sierra Nevada, etc.
Employees were really friendly. There was a girl cleaning up who asked me if I needed any help, I declined as I prefer to browse on my own. A couple of guys were hanging out behind the counter watching "The Office" on a TV located near the door - made for a pretty chill environment.
This place is a bit out of my way for where I'm living at the moment, but I'll be back for the awesome selection. I didn't see the dog that others have commented on ... maybe I'll run into it when I stop back.
05-28-2011 22:51:14 | More by BigDRS
4.58/5 rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I had to stop in here due to all the good reviews they've gotten. I must say, I was quite impressed! It seems to be an older store but fairly maintained. My girlfriend loved the dogs. She's not a beer lover so it was nice that they kept her entertained while I shopped. They have several aisles of bombers, singles, sixers etc, and them several coolers full of beer also. I walked away with some Maharaja, Duvel, Hoppin Frog Boris and a Hippie, which I can't wait to try. All in all, a great little shop.
05-17-2011 16:05:39 | More by lancehenry
4.5/5 rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Was actually on my way to Weiland's when I decided to hit Palmer's instead today.
Wow, I was impressed. I told the cashier that I was having some sensory overload, because the selection was outstanding.
(disclaimer, I'm not huge into Belgians/German beers, so I can't attest much to the import selection). But as far as American selection goes, I was not disappointed.
Great selection of sixers and bombers from all the great breweries, and even ones that might be a little more difficult to find. And they only had a single cooler of BMC =)
Not really many singles to speak of, but that was okay.
The pricing was amongst the most competitive I've seen in Columbus. All their stuff was as least as low as I've seen at other beverage places, and some was even a couple dollars cheaper.
Staff was very friendly and helpful.
Honestly, the fact that Weiland's and Palmer's are so close together can basically make them a single store. Hit these two places and you probably have hit the best selection in Columbus.
04-18-2011 16:28:56 | More by BeerBuckeye
3.85/5 rDev -9.8%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $
In my opinion, Palmers has the best selection of beers in Columbus. I didnt get a chance to visit every store, but this one stood out as far as selection goes. The gentlemand working at the store wasnt very approachable and seemed kind of mopy, but his dog was cute. Palmers was a mix between Brawleys in Charlotte (because of the dog), Sams in Durham (because of the look), and City Bev in Winston Salem (because of the layout). Prices seemed extremely reasonable with everywhere else in town. Perhaps my memory is fading, but I swear all of the Bruery beers here in OH are nearly $5 cheaper than in NC. Due to the super easy and convenient location, this place should remain quite popular.
01-19-2011 00:55:54 | More by SaCkErZ9
4.5/5 rDev +5.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Anytime I get paid, this is the first place I go. Being a broke college kid, I get in here probably 3 times a month. They have a great selection, and I love finding something new that I'm not expecting.
The shop is well organized, sorted by brewery and it makes things fairly easy to find. They have coolers stocked with beer as well, but the selection in there isn't nearly as impressive as what's on the shelves. The back half of the store is all wine, and they have a pretty nice selection of wine as well.
The service is fairly good. If you need anything, you just have to ask and someone will help you out. This is definitely my go to store. It's fairly close to campus and has everything I could need.
08-20-2010 19:58:13 | More by zimm421
4.14/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Just recently made my first trip here after all my years in Columbus.
They have a very large selection of bombers, to the point of near exclusivity. There are some six packs of the common bells and bigger breweries you could get at the grocery store. As well as many seasonal 4 packs. (They had a ton of Breakfast Stout when others were running out).
The best reason to come is that they often have more limited beers that many stores around town never get. Some stuff from Mikkeller/Brewdog, limited Hoppin' Frog, a ton of Jolly Pumpkin, BA Gonzo, and even a handful of 1.5L bottles of Thirsty Dog BA 12 Dogs.
The prices are on par for the most part, but I did notice that some things were about $1 more a bomber/4pack than some of the competition.
Recommended stop for sure, you'll not walk out empty-handed.
08-05-2010 08:50:04 | More by Spider889
3.7/5 rDev -13.3%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped by here today for the first time. Better selection than most places I've been to locally. Lots of bombers to pick from, a good amount of 6 and 4 packs. They don't let you mix and match to make your own 6 pack though. Attendant working was less than friendly and seemed annoyed by beer related questions/conversation.
I haven't much gotten into the Belgians & other imports yet but it seemed that they had a pretty impressive selection. Impressive selection of local beers, including lots of Hoppin Frog. I prefer Pace High but will continue to stop by here to check out what they have.
06-01-2010 23:49:52 | More by jimbus
4.7/5 rDev +10.1%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped in here on a trip through Columbus based on the reviews here. I was very pleasantly surprised.
There is a wide selection of great beers, mostly in bombers. I saw Avery, Founders, Goose Island (Nightstalker, no less), Troegs, Stone, etc. There is also a cooler selling cold singles of decent beer.
The reason I stopped in was to try to find something VERY local to Columbus. After spending a few minutes speaking with Emily (who I think is in charge of the beer section), who was awesome and very helpful, I decided on a four pack of Elevator Brewing Horny Goat, which ruled.
Great place, great people, great selection, and very reasonable prices.
04-23-2010 23:29:19 | More by bevdaddy
4.2/5 rDev -1.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped by here on the way back from my buddies place. When you walk in your instantly greeted by what just came in fresh. The beer is located on the left side of the wall. They feature a great selection of Belgian styles as well as a bunch of great American brews. And for a very reasonable price. The staff is very courteous (although i feel that they more wine people). I have been back at least 10 times since my first visit, I usually run out of there with a good selection. I recommend this place for people trying stopping through, as it is easy to get too off the highway. Take 71 to N. Broadway exit (71S: turn RT. off exit, 71N turn left toward the Sunoco), go to Indianola and turn left Palmer is 100ft on the left! See ya there!
04-13-2010 04:18:12 | More by manabozo
Palmer's Beverage Center in Columbus, OH
94 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.