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Grapes Of Mirth

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Grapes Of MirthGrapes Of Mirth

26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 12.08%
[ Store ]

59 W. Spruce St.
Columbus, Ohio, 43215
United States
phone: (614) 221-9463
// CLOSED //

Closed July 2010.

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Reviews by Osiris9588:
Photo of Osiris9588
4/5  rDev -3.4%

This small shop in the North Market offers quite a selection for such a tiny space. Plenty of microbrews and quality imports are to be found, including harder too find (in Columbus anyway) Belgian selections. Also, due to space constraints, most of the stock is sold at room temperature, allowing one to slightly chill a brew just prior to consuming it. A small bank of cooler does offer some chilled selections however.

Their very solid selection of brews is accompanied by an equally offering of vino. I can't go to the North Market without stopping here, and am never disappointed.

Osiris9588, Apr 06, 2007
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Photo of MbpBugeye
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%

North Market itself is a destination I always find myself going to. This little shop is one of the highlights of each visit.

Mostly this shop carries bombers and 750s as space is very limited. One rack houses lots of interesting Belgian styles. Lindeman's Gueze, Monk's Cafe, Cantillon, De Ranke XX Bitter ect.

Bottles from The Bruery are also commonly found here.

Venture deeper into the shop and in the back to the right is a small Pepsi cooler. I never forget to check here. There is often lots of Ohio and Columbus area beers in here.

This shop is good for little surprises. Make sure you look at the bottles behind other bottles. Sometimes a real gem will get pushed into the back row. I found singles of Nemesis and bombers of Hop Dam here.

MbpBugeye, Mar 28, 2010
Photo of buschbeer
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%

I have stopped in here a couple of times, but it's been almost a year since the last visit. I popped in after a Blue Jackets game and was more impressed after this visit. I have been on BA for almost a year and have learned a lot. I went to this establishment with an idea of what I wanted and was not disappointed. I actually have heard of most of the beers in there now. They tend to focus on Belgian styles. The sign said that they had 250 beers and 600 wine. It's definately worth a stop.


buschbeer, Jan 17, 2010
Photo of Otesanek
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%

This is the best shop in central/downtown Columbus/short north. Dave does an awesome job of bringing in new shit, and he manages to snag some of the rarer stuff that actually comes through Ohio. The shop is small and cramped, it's more of a stall really, but every inch is packed with treasures. The Belgian shelf always has the most recent Cantillon releases, Struise, Mikkeller, et al. He keeps a few interesting things up on the shelf behind the counter too. Be sure to check all the stacks of cases and things stacked on the floor, look behind the front row of bottles on the shelves too, sometimes cool stuff gets pushed toward the back.

Otesanek, Nov 08, 2009
Photo of bowersdm
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%

Popped into this store today as i was in the area and wanted to check out other stores in the C-bus area. The store is small and cramped, but it's still a pretty solid store. Great selection (highlights include de Struise Pannepot, Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout, and Achel Bruin and Blonde, which I can never seem to find in 11.2oz bottles in my area), but I have a few problems with the setup (granted, most if not all of the problems are due to the space limitation). First, there's a lot of bottles stored in wine racks (corked bottles), on their side. To me, this is verboten, even though the place is mainly about the wine. Second, the selection of singles is kind of haphazardly thrown on the shelf in a chaotic order. It's interesting to find gems at the back of the shelf, but some order would be nice. Service gets a pretty high mark because the employee I talked to is the only beer store employee anywhere that has been able to provide an explanation for the lack of Rodenbach products lately.

bowersdm, Mar 13, 2009
Photo of nrbw23
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%

A nice little spot inside the North Market. Pretty good selection of brews but it is small and kind of cramped in there. Good selections of Belgians, and some other stuff that is a little harder to find around the city. Good amount of singles to go through and service was also pretty helpful. Probably the hardest thing going for this place is trying to find a place to park and while you're down there you should also hit up Barley's which is right across the street from here. Its a two for one for me.

nrbw23, Sep 14, 2008
Photo of MDekker
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%

I've stopped by here many times during trips to North Market. While it doesn't really comprise much more than a living room sized stall in the wall, they have a great selection of nothing but excellent brews available - loads of bombers, and a bunch of trappist ales are what stand out in my mind, in addition to a good selection of beers from everywhere, while covering the local bases as well. The prices seem on par with most of the other places I've been, and the guys behind the counter are helpful when needed. The wine selection is even more extensive.

MDekker, Aug 01, 2008
Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -7%

Across from Barley's ale house in a plaza of boutiques. Mostly a wine boutique store, with a good small selection of most of the best beers that come through the area. Picked up some Alesmith, Hoppin' Frog, and other locals like Bison. Attractive, fair location, decent hours. Good for a quick pick up of stuff, and convenient for getting other groceries etc. Certainly better than shopping in most supermarkets. Good service.Fair prices. For vicitors without a lot of room on a plane, serious shoppers would be better off at Chuck's Fine Wines on the cartrip 2.5 hours North.

Sammy, Jun 18, 2008
Photo of csmiley
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%

Grapes of Mirth is a small shop located in the North Market just north of dwowntown Columbus. The front of the store has shelves and racks of single beers that come in all shapes and sizes. Heading around the wine displays in the middle of the store reveals a cooler with a few six packs. Sometimes, if you look behind the counter, there are some nice surprises on those shelves as well.

On my visit I did notice some dust on some of the selections but not enough to make me consider taking my business elsewhere. The dust was mostly on the beers that are bing stored horizontally in wine racks. No big deal. Service is some of the best around. Most of my questions have always been answered with a level of beer intelligence that surpasses other establishments. For selection, this place is pretty small, the beers that are kept in stock are great choices and sometimes even hard to find at any other Columbus stores. Some of the breweries that I saw represented were: Cantillon, Konings, St. Bernardus, Rochefort, Boon, Alesmith, Jolly Pumpkin, St. Ambroise, Bells, Dogfish Head, Fantome, and Great Lakes.

What I walked out with:
Olfabrikken 100 Gram IPA
St. Bernardus Prior 8
St. Bernardus Pater 6
Boon Oude Kreik
Avec les Bons Voeux
Fantome Black Ghost
Peche Mortel

csmiley, May 24, 2008
Photo of BigBry
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%

This was my first visit to this beer store while in Columbus. It is only a short walk away from Nationwide Arena, located in the North Market. It is a small storefront that I just about walked right past. They have a huge selection (compared to what I am used to) of beers. Lots of imports and belgians that I have never seen before. Tons of singles, some 6 packs, but all looked to be specialty beers. Only one cooler thta was filled with locals. I found myself staring and wandering back and forth (a tough job considering the size of the place). I am amazed by the selection packed into this tiny place. I could have easily spent way too much, but being limited by cash and space, I limited myself to some local brews that I would not be able to get anywhere else - bombers of Buckeye Brewing Ho Ho Ho Magic Dubbel and Hoppin' Frog Mean Manilishi Double IPA.
Defineatly a must-go-to spot for next time

BigBry, Jan 20, 2008
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