Palmer's Beverage Center
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4/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
12-07-2002 14:43:33 | More by Dogbrick
4.35/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
03-24-2007 22:50:09 | More by TurdFurgison
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
4.35/5 rDev +1.9%
The final stop on a beer store tour of the five most acclaimed Columbus beer stores according to beerfly (From the Vine, The Andersons, Kenny Road Market, Spagio Cellars).
Compared to the others, Palmer's has the selection and quality to match. I asked about a the mysterious appearance of Black Albert and the guys working the counter didn't know about it. This would be an indicator of a great cover up or lack of super beer geek knowledge/access.
In any event, the selection was great and if you're on 71 passing through town, it's an easy stop.
03-03-2009 16:01:19 | More by Yetiman420
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
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
4.15/5 rDev -2.8%
In Columbus for holiday so I stopped by one of the highest rated beer stores to compare to Chicago. While its nothing remotley close to Binny's in LP, its pretty damn good for Columbus.
They have 4 rows of beer, placed appropriately by region and nice great selection of West Coast brews I can't get in Chicago. Great selection of Stone and Alesmith, then some great semi locals like Troegs then an awesome Yeti seasonal pack. The price is great, I got a great bottle of Cantillon for 15, more like 29 in Chicago.
12-24-2009 21:04:13 | More by jrallen34
Palmer's Beverage Center in Columbus, OH
94 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.