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Palmer's Beverage Center

Not Rated.
Palmer's Beverage CenterPalmer's Beverage Center
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

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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Lightman

Ohio

2.4/5  rDev -43.8%

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.

07-05-2014 00:11:46 | More by Lightman
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Lynn

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

06-24-2014 09:51:11 | More by Lynn
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jimbus

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -13.3%

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
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Wildman

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -13.3%

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.

06-04-2002 17:37:47 | More by Wildman
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Jmitchell3

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

06-18-2014 05:50:02 | More by Jmitchell3
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PhantomVodoo

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -11%

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.

07-21-2003 18:35:41 | More by PhantomVodoo
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -9.8%

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.

09-06-2003 12:21:17 | More by AtLagerHeads
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.85/5  rDev -9.8%

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
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Bung

Michigan

3.86/5  rDev -9.6%

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.

01-06-2012 03:21:56 | More by Bung
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -7.7%

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.

01-23-2012 00:09:00 | More by AleWatcher
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Palmer's Beverage Center in Columbus, OH
94 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.