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Palmer's Beverage Center

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Palmer's Beverage CenterPalmer's Beverage Center

62 Ratings
Ratings: 62
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.3%
[ Store ]

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

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Photo of amietaj1
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

This is one of my go-to spots in the greater Columbus area. It is located on Indianola, a few blocks North of the Ohio State campus (and can be easy to miss if you aren't looking closely). The store itself sells both wine and beer (with about 60% dedicated to wine and 40% to beer). I don't know about thier wine selection, but the beer selection is great. And unlike many stores that mark up the prices pretty high, these guys keep them pretty reasonable.

As echoed in other reviews, there are tons of bombers, lots of great six-packs, and decent selection of singles as well. The shelves are stocked with all of the standards that we get in Ohio: Jolly Pumpkin, Stone, Founders, Dogfish, Alesmith, Southern Tier, etc. as well as a good Belgian selection. What really makes this place great, though, is the helpful staff. They are pretty laid-back and aren't pushy at all, but are extremely knowledgable and will answer any question or give any recommendations needed.

amietaj1, Jan 15, 2009
Photo of CoolJosh
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Very well put together. I walked in as they were about to close on a dreary Saturday night. They had been working all day, I had been driving home all day. Still, I was welcomed with open arms as I step through the door 5 minutes prior to closing time. I was in shock at how welcomed I was by the owner. She was so accommodating, and was very quick to pick a few beers out for me. Her suggestions were out of knowledge and experience, this was obvious from her words on each beer. Their selection of belgians and American craft was awesome. I didn't say that right let me try again. Their selection of belgians and American craft was only second to that of Oaktree in NJ, which to date was the equivalent of a beer distributor, bottle shop that comes in the form of a liquor store. Palmer's was great, in every way. They had all of the best, East, Midwest, and West Coast offerings. Anything and everything as well as an extensive 6 pack collection. I was so happy that I had the opportunity to shop around in this spectacular store. Thank you so much Emily, you were so incredibly helpful.

CoolJosh, Jan 09, 2009
Photo of DoctorDog
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Not much new of substance to add, so I'll just largely reiterate what has essentially already been stated:

Friendly/attentive staff, flanked by a friendly beagle and a friendly bulldog great you upon arrival. Next, you are met by a highly impressive variety and scope of quality brews....tons of bombers.... A small sampling of what's available: Rogue, Unibroque, Bell's, Weyerbacher, Stone, Southern Tier, Dogfish Head, North Coast, Victory, Lindemans, Three Floyds, Rochefort, Founder's, Chimay, Van Steenberge, Duvel, Brugel, etc...

...large wine selection if you're into that too.

I could smack myself for not realizing this place was right under my nose years ago... can't wait to go back....

DoctorDog, Oct 25, 2008
Photo of genog
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%

Finally got to check out Palmers the other day and I was not disappointed. A very unassuming store off indianola and oakland. When you walk in you are greeted by a very nice bull dog that apparently guards the shop. Talk a left and you can see plenty of english and belgian imports of all styles, walk a little farther down the line and you can see just about all the founders beer you will ever see in Ohio. If you start looking at the second row you will see just about every Southern Tier offering that is ever exported. They also carry the largest selection of jolly pumpkin I have ever seen. I went there last week and they were just unboxing some green flash beers. First time I have ever seen those in Ohio, so we picked up as much as we could.

genog, Jun 13, 2008
Photo of ianranderson
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Visited Palmer's yesterday looking for some southern tier ubersun. They had the Southern Tier and MUCH MUCH more! Full lines of Bell's, ST, Rogue, Sam Adams (including a mix and match 6 pack for $5!), etc. Lots of Belgians and bombers.Also the prices for the bombers were a good $2-$3 cheaper than most places. Service was great. Decent selection of wine as well. Can't believe I never visited this place before. Plenty of parking out front, easy to find. It will now be my #1 stop for all of my beer purchases.

ianranderson, May 23, 2008
Photo of MDekker
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%

Visiting my brother in Columbus, we stopped by this place. The selection was quite extensive, from a large variety of locations, including many desirable brews. There weren't any 12oz singles for sale, but we were fortunate to visit during a Sam Adams $4.99 mix-pack sale, with many styles available, so I snatched up a case of them - Honey Porter, Irish Red, Black Lager, Brown Ale, Vienna Lager, Boston Ale, and Scotch Ale - for only $16.99. Prices on all the other brews were typical. The guys behind the counter gladly looked in the back when we wanted more SA Scotch Ales. It was a satisfying visit.

MDekker, May 20, 2008
Photo of jmacdaddy2008
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%

I probably go to this place 2-3 times a week. They have a great beer selection. They usually get the more obscure beers in Columbus and it is always good to check them out on Friday after they get there shipment in.

It's nice to go to an establishment geared solely for beer and wine. Although the store could be dusted more often, the beer still tastes fresh.

They still have some Three Floyd's left, which pulled out of Ohio almost a year ago. 2007 Behemoth should be ripened to perfection by now, but still steep for 20 bucks a beer. I would prefer horndog or old guardian which they have both.

They have a great selection of 220z. bottles in cooler and shelved away from natural light.

Although I know my way around, they still tell me about new beers and ask me "Have you tried this one".

jmacdaddy2008, Apr 14, 2008
Photo of RattlinRidge
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

When I was just a kid I used to go to this store with my Dad after wrestling practice. There used to be a man sized brown plastic wolf standing on his hind legs outside of the store. While the wolf is gone, the great selection and excellent service that brought my father in (and me along for the ride) are still there.

The store has a great selection of Unibroque, Bell's, Stone, Southern Tier, Dogfish head, Victory and even some Three Floyds along with tons of others. While the majority of the selection is domestic crafts, there is a sizable selection of Belgians and other imports in the first isle to the left of the door.

The staff is very friendly and helpful and there's even a cute girl who knows a ton about beer that works there. Also, there is a friendly beagle that occasionally does a lap through the isles.

Overall, this is a great place to visit in Columbus. They have an excellent selection and are always getting in the latest season brews.

Check it out if you're in the area!

RattlinRidge, Feb 13, 2008
Photo of csmiley
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%

This is a smallish store that is packed with beer and wine. When you walk in the door there are two options. Keep going and you will come across a row of coolers where the cold beer is kept. Or, turn left and you are presented with the rows of beer on the shelf.

They do keep a good selection of cold beer on hand. Granted, when I stop by this place I always opt to turn left at the door and start browsing.

The selection is great. Just to name a few: Weyerbacher, Jolly Pumpkin, Rogue, Alesmith, Bells, Unibroue, Thomas Hardy's, and some nice Belgian selections as well.

This is what I came out of the store with - Weihenstephan, Rodenbach, Bear Republic, Pinkus, and a bomber of Un-Earthly.

This is one of the better stores I have been to in Columbus for beer shopping.

csmiley, Jan 12, 2008
Photo of ndekke39
5/5  rDev +17.1%

I just discovered this place recently, and I'm pretty excited to have just bought a house only a few blocks away. I really can't think of anything bad to say about this place. Easy to find, with a small parking lot out front. They have tons of beer, it's all at fair prices, and the folks there are pretty nice. The store features wine and beer, and there's plenty of both. There are two solid aisles just of beer - mostly bombers and six-packs. In addition, there are a couple coolers full of stuff, and little stands of beer scattered throughout the store. I ended up wandering through the whole place b/c I kept finding little stacks of beer here and there.

Again, prices are great. Found lots of stuff from Founder's, Bell's, Stone, Three Floyd's, a whole section of German and Belgians, plus a lot more. My description doesn't do it justice.

Basically, the location, prices, and the nice folks there will make this my regular stop.

ndekke39, Nov 12, 2007
Palmer's Beverage Center in Columbus, OH
94 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.