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Palmer's Beverage Center

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Palmer's Beverage CenterPalmer's Beverage Center
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

48 Reviews
Reviews: 48
Visits: 68
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

3375 Indianola Ave
Columbus, Ohio, 43214-4132
United States
phone: (614) 263-7444

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Reviews: 48 | Visits: 68
Photo of TurdFurgison
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%

I found this place on beerfly, and it's only 20 minutes from home. I stopped by to check it out, and to see if I could find some of the Kentucky Breakfast Stout which just came out. No KBS left, but I had a good time browsing anyway.

The selection is stellar. Most of the selections are available in several other locations in Columbus, but there were a few which seem to only be available here (DuPont Avec Les Bons Voeux jumped out at me at $7.99 per large bottle). Prices were average, sometimes higher than elsewhere ($15.99 for Urthel Hop-It 4-pack vs. $13.99 average) and sometimes lower ($6.99 for Sam Adams Double Bock vs. $7.99 elsewhere).

It's a little out of my way, but I'll definitely stop by again whenever I'm in the area. (743 characters)

Photo of cueball52
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

This is the second location in Columbus I would have missed if I hadn't found it reviewed on Beeradvocate! I checked it out today and I was impressed with the selection and service.

They have one of the best selections on Rogue 22oz. bottles that I have seen anywhere else in the area. When I was there they were setting up a display of multiple cases of Bell's Hopslam. Need I say more? You won't be disappointed in the domestic or import catagory at this location.

The prices were good. A little high on some items and low on others.

I was greeted when I walked in the door and after I had wandered around for awhile admiring the beer selection I was asked if I needed any help. It was obvious that the young lady I talked with knew her beer and enjoyed talking about it.This will definitely become one of my regular stops! (836 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.05/5  rDev -4%

Unassuming neighborhood market outside, chock full o' beer and wine inside. Roughly square floor space with coolers on the back and right-hand walls. The two rows of beer are the first two inside the door. The first row didn't overly impress, but the second row was fabulous. This place packs a lot of beer in a relatively small space.

For someone who lives in a U.S. micro-poor state (such as me), Ohio's selection is jaw-dropping. Plenty of Three Floyds, Bell's, Great Lakes (of course), Alesmith, Stone, Great Divide, Anderson Valley, Moylan's (CA is well-represented in the Buckeye state) and many, many others. I filled a 12-count box very easily with British 500's and U.S. bombers. I actually passed on Great Divide Titan IPA and several varieties of Stoudt's 750's, thinking I could get them at From The Vine (FTV) later in the day. Unfortunately, I didn't see them at the latter store and didn't have time to go back and pick them up at Palmer's.

This store doesn't quite compete with FTV as far as selection (close) and service (not close), but make no mistake, there is some great beer to be had here. Oh to live in Columbus again <sigh>. (1,161 characters)

Photo of mattcrill
4.05/5  rDev -4%

I anticipated having some trouble finding this place but not too bad at all. Only a half-dozen or so available parking places but it works just fine. The selection was truly mind-boggling. They have a ton of singles and a small refigerator with some nice selection of craft beer. They also have a big cooler for the macros. You could really get lost with the selection here. Avery, Three Floyds, Bells, etc are all in good rotation here. They also had some Belgians and some stouts that I've never seen anywhere before. This is definitely worth your time to negotiate the traffic and limited parking to check out the selection. About the only thing I can say about the service is that they took my money when I wanted to pay for the beer. The also have some nice glassware behind the counter. If you are visiting... STOP in at Palmers (834 characters)

Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%

Tough little spot to negotiate; the traffic in this area is congested and the parking, in front, is minimal. But, oh my, once you're inside it is a little bit of beer paradise as the first two groups of shelves are dedicated to beer and they are loaded. I saw some stuff in here that I've not only not seen elsewhere, I've never heard of it either, particularly some Russian beer.

Most everything is unrefrigerated, except for the higher rotation macros, and the service is, well, available. Truly worth a visit to view the stock. (533 characters)

Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.8/5  rDev -10%

Good selection. Not as many different beers as some, but has several hard to find beers BA types are likely to be in search of. Small amount of the micros are refrigerated. Why is it that the macros which likely turn over much quicker always seem to get the cooler space? Courteous, helpful staff. Prices seemed typical. Definitely check this place out if you live in Columbus. (377 characters)

Photo of Dogbrick
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Palmer's lies north of the OSU campus area. You are definitely only going to find this place thanks to word-of mouth. They have a small storefront parking lot and don't ever seem to be too busy so there should be no problems there.

It is worth seeking out though because the selection is one of the better ones I have come across for such a small store. There was a definite focus on micros and Belgians (I saw Duvel, Rochefort, Bruegel, Chimay etc). Some cooler space as well, along with a decent selection of singles and a few various samplers.

The staff was accommodating. Overall there is plenty here to keep a beer lover busy for awhile. (648 characters)

Photo of Wildman
3.7/5  rDev -12.3%

Okay, this place to is in a location you would probably overlook if not for word of mouth. North of OSU campus area, it nestled on the one of the main drags off High St. It has a very good selection of microbrews both singles and six packs cold. It has a tendency towards stocking everything of certain brewers, while ignoring others. I don't know that you can fault them, since it may be do to the distributors they use. A good place to go to select your microbrews. (472 characters)

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Palmer's Beverage Center in Columbus, OH
93 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.