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Weiland's Gourmet Market

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Weiland's Gourmet MarketWeiland's Gourmet Market
BA SCORE
96
world-class

58 Ratings
Ratings: 58
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: n/a
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3600 Indianola Ave
Columbus, Ohio, 43214-3758
United States
phone: (614) 267-9878

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Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 26
Reviews by crashdavisinoh:
Photo of crashdavisinoh
4/5  rDev -8.5%

I love weiland's. The grocery side of the store is pretty awesome if you are a foodie type as well. 3/4 of the alcohol side is liquor. A pretty great selection of all types. Prices can be either low or high on the harder stuff. The staff is pretty knowledgable with regard to liquor. The beer selection is one of the best in columbus. A good combo of domestic and imports. Lots of 750 ml and 22 oz bottles. If it is distributed in Ohio it is probably here. Prices on beer seem to be a bit lower than other stores (Anderson's in particular....saw something at anderson's for 17 that was 12 here). Overall...the staff is not very knowledgable BUT one person there is great. Don't know her name but whenever I call or come in w/ a question...she knows her stuff. I get the feeling she kinda runs the show there. I like that that on Saturday's they do 2 dollar beer tastings. Good stuff. If you are in Cbus and are looking for a nice selection and good prices...check it out.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Picked a store at random off the BA list. Glad I picked this one!

Great little grocery store with a massive selection of booze and beer. Tons and tons and tons of stuff. And a growler filling station too. I had already purchased a lot on this particular trip, so didn't need too much more. But being able to grab a growler of Bodhi was a real bonus. This is pretty much everything a beer store should be. Though as a ticker I wouldn't mind more singles. A very minor complaint in the overall scheme.

Photo of Odd_nonposter
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Very wide selection of national, local, and international beers . Holds craft beer tastings and fills growlers.

Market also has good selection of hard liquors and wine.

Photo of claytron
4.01/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I was pleasantly surprised by the vast selection they had. Lot's of local brews to choose from. They also had a wide national and international selection.

Had a great conversation with one of the employees about local beer (since I'm from Indianapolis). He showed me all the local stuff and gave me some background on them. They were very helpful and let me pile up a ton of bottles at the register while I was browsing.

Photo of toolbrew
4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Stopped in here over the holidays and was presently surprised by the selection. Great choice of Ohio beers and locals from Columbus. The staff was very helpful and had a great knowledge of beer. There is a growler-fill station as well, although I didn't fill. Overall a great place and I certainly would return. They also had a selection of ciders and meads.

Photo of Lightman
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Excellent craft and import selection - extremely knowledgeable staff - one of my go to stores in Columbus - reasonable prices - no steals but in line with other area stores - can purchase any beer individually - just ask and they will gladly accommodate.

Photo of InebriatedJoker
4.95/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Always a great craft beer selection here and their prices are right on par with everyone else in town , well lit and ample parking .

They also have liquor and wine in store just in case you are shopping for other things , makes for a nice one stop shop.

They usually have all the latest releases and quite a few Belgium , German and other imports as well , If you follow them on Facebook you will know when certain beers are being released.

They also have a nice store in front of the beer shop with a nice cheese selection and a helpful staff that will help with pairings.

This is my favorite place to shop for beer in Columbus period , They have a very knowledgeable staff ( Adam , Julia ) that have always been friendly and eager to help with any question .

They have tastings every Saturday and for a few cents you get to try some new release and specialty beers .

One of the few places where you are actually treated like a customer and I appreciate that in a business.

Photo of Bung
4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Beer in the back in kind of its own room, actually has its own entrance. 2 staff were helpful and giving adive to others. Inquired if I needed help, which I didn't. Took the time to comment on purchases and others I may like, this is the service as a geek I look for. More in the way of passing suggestions, extrapolating from what I purchased.

May not have as much rare stuff, but they had some nice seasonal stuff people may just not realize is good. Bestefar comes to mind. MUCH better OH selections than Palmers. Came through looking for locals, Alesmith, Troegs and 3F. This place satisfied the local fix. They had one Alesmith(Speedway), but not what I was looking for. The make your own sixer had mostly large micros in it. Still I purchased about a 1/2 case of stuff here versus the 3 bottles from Palmers, though to be fair this included 2 four packs.

Reminded me a bit of the Green's warehouses in SC, though a little smaller. Maybe a small Binny's also. Would stop again passing through, same with Palmers. 71 going north or south, these are just a get off one exit, stop, get back on the next one down.

Photo of Spider889
3.8/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Somehow I never made it around to stopping by Weiland's until last night. It's in a small shopping center, and Weilands is an actual grocery store.

Parking was annoying because the shopping center was busy as hell at 6pm on a Saturday night.

The beer is located way in back in a separate liquor store area. There beer is split into two opposite sides of the room. On your right is a small cooler space full of mostly BMC, and a rack of singles that consisted primarily of Belgians, saisons, and sours.

On the left side is a larger cooler lined with a few singles but mostly chilled 6/4packs of craft. There are also a few more shelves stocked with more craft beer.

I came in search of something specific and didn't find it so I moved on. However they were carrying Breakfast Stout and had a couple bottles of Rockmill Cask-Aged Tripel which seems to be in high demand.

Prices were a step higher than they should be, but nothing outrageous.

Overall definitely worth a stop, especially considering its proximity to Palmer's.

Photo of pBRale
4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Weiland's has a pretty nice selection of beer and the prices are quite fair--they had a very small selection of singles, which were generally of poor quality and unattractive. However, the quality of beer on the whole was very good. Prices were good but I didn't really see anything that was a steal to speak of. The atmosphere is good too, as the beer/liquor is in its own room aside from the busyness and noise of the grocery market. Staff was very friendly and seemed to know their beer, which was refreshing.

Photo of cneville
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Weiland's is a good place in Columbus to combine beer, liquor, and some higher-end groceries. The beer selection here is good, not incredible, but definitely one of the better places in Columbus. They make a point to emphasize the Ohio beers, which I appreciate, and have a decent selection for mixed-sixers that includes seasonal offerings. The service has always been excellent, with recommendations and even beer tastings on the weekend. This is one of my favorite places to shop in Columbus because of the variety and the very local feel.

Photo of warbird07
4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

This is a good sized gourmet market, with the beer and liquor store as separate department in the back...very clean..very large selection of beers..large import section, and a wealth of beers available in Ohio, with plenty of locals..a large refridgerated section...plenty of bombers, sixers and even a nice singles selection..all these at fair prices..very refreshing to see..the staff is available.. but they let you browse, as beer geeks do sometimes..the nice part is I was able to find the beer and food pairing I was craving,in particular, that evening..if you are in Columbus seek this place out...well worth the trip

Photo of zimm421
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Just up the street from Palmer's, my go-to. It's basically a 'gourmet' grocery store that has a liquor store/bottle shop attached the back.

They have a decent stock of cold beer, as well as a good amount of it kept at room temperature. The selection is pretty good, but I haven't seen anything here that I can't get at other locations around the OSU campus.

They had a mix-6 option as well, but the selection for that was rather thin and unimpressive. My girlfriend took advantage of it to try some new things, but I went for some better stuff. The service is about the same as you would get anywhere else. Haven't had anything jump out at me with regards to that, but I also haven't had anything disappointing happen.

Overall a good place to pick up your weekend stash. I usually stop by here and Palmer's to see if anything interesting is at one but not the other. Nice to have two quality places so close to each other.

Photo of orourkebr
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This is a mid-size neighborhood grocery store that carries mostly specialty foods and drinks. The beer is in the back in a separate room, and was kind of hard to find at first.

They really have a great selection though. It's mostly in 4/6packs, but there is a decent selection of bombers also. Most of the beer is already chilled, but they have a great selection of local Ohio crafts.

The singles area is not very good. It's very limited and typically nothing really special. Great place overall!

Photo of BigDRS
3.88/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped in here today after work based on the reviews I read here on beeradvocate.

I'd have to say that this place has a decent selection of beer for Columbus. The beer and liquor are both in a separate room from the rest of the store. I came in on a Friday afternoon and they had a table set up in the corner giving out samples of recently released summer beers.

They had a decent selection of 6 packs and a few bombers. There was also an area with a bunch of singles where you could make your own 6 pack for $9.99.

A bit out of the way for me, but I could see myself coming back here every once and a while to stock up on some more "rare" stuff here in Columbus.

Photo of recall1242
4.03/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

This is probably one of the better beer stores in Columbus. Not necessarily a great place to go to find some of the harder to find beers though, because they just move to fast. With that said though they always have a good amount of normal release and seasonal beers.

The staff is always helpful and someone there will be able to answer any questions that you have. If you are looking for something that they don't have they are always quick to take down your information and call you when they get the products in.

Overall this is a good place to stop if your visiting Columbus or live in the area, especially on a Friday or Saturday when they are doing one of their tastings.

Photo of Wildman
3.75/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This place is close to Palmers in Clintonville on Indianola Road but had the added bonus of being open on Sunday, a liquor store, and specialty groceries. The beer is in the back section and is spread out along most of the walls and a few interior shelves. The rest is devoted to liquor, which they have a good selection. They have tastings of various beers rotating. The beer selection is pretty good and a good portion is cold, but it is cooled like a grocery store. A pretty good shop but not as good as Kenny Road Market.

Photo of superspak
3.86/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I was on my way to somewhere for dinner this weekend when I was in Columbus, after I went to Palmer's to pick up a few things. I wrote this place down to be a stop, but my GPS did not have it, so I ended up not buying anything as I had already put down a nice chunk of change for beer that day, and had to put a stop to it haha.

Anyways on my drive to dinner, I passed right by this place, so I had to stop. Walked in and they were having a wine tasting in the back. I kept walking around looking for the beer, and in the corner of my eye I see there is a whole other room in the back where the beer was located.

Walked in and right in front of me was a solid selection of Nogne O bombers on the shelf. Walked around and saw one of the best selections of Jolly Pumpkin I have ever seen in any place I have been to, of course the prices for the 750's were a bit much for me, and having already spent over 80 that day, I had to decline myself. Also a nice selection of Alesmith, Bells, Founders, Stone, Anchor, Great Divide, Green Flash, Bear Republic, Stoudt's, and of course the obligatory Ohio stapes: Great Lakes, Hoppin Frog, Brew Kettle, Buckeye, and then the local Elevator, Columbus, and Rockmill(one I havent seen or heard of before). They had a Rockmill gift box which included all 4 beers in 750's. (I should probably pick that up when I go down to Cbus again)

Overall they had a great selection of bombers, and 4/6 packs, but very lacking in the singles department. Didint seem like the service was too knowledgeable, but I really didnt even try, since I was just browsing. I would probably go back just for the JP and the Rockmill gift pack, and a few others.

Photo of BeerBuckeye
4.66/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped into Weiland's this morning just to check it out. Pretty good beer selection here, both domestic and imports. A greater selection of many beers that you might find at a Giant Eagle or something, Bell's, Founder's (though no Breakfast Stout that I saw), some Great Divide, AleSmith, Southern Tier, Victory, Anchor, also the standards like DFH, Great Lakes, Rogue, etc. Also spotted some Rochefort and St. Bernardus as well.

Mostly four/six packs, a limited selection of singles, a decent selection of bombers.

Prices were pretty much what I've seen elsewhere. Wish they had a greater selection of singles.

However, definitely join their page on Facebook, they do a great job at answering questions about availability. They are also among the first in Columbus to get any of the new beer releases

Photo of jrallen34
3.85/5  rDev -11.9%

Down the block from Palmers if you are at one might as well go to both in search of beer. As you walk in head to the back left and go into the beer and liqour only place. They have 2 coolers for sixers, 2 rows of craft beer, and and a section for 6 packs of single bottles. The selection is decent, most staple craft you can find in better Ohio stores. They did have Rockmill, they say only one of four stores in Columbus. The service is friendly, not super knowledable. Decent place, not a desination and not going to find hidden gems.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.15/5  rDev -5%

I stopped at Weiland's to check out the food section, but the beer aisles were much better! This is a separate liquor store, state agency-style, that sells beer, wine and hard liquor.

Their beer selection is quite expansive. Lots of bombers (a little pricey), with some rarities from Dogfish and New Holland. Plenty of six-packs too, from Great Divide, Stone, Dogfish (including Palo Santo and Burton Baton), Founders (including Breakfast), Bells (including Double Cream Stout, which I had never seen before), North Coast (Old Stock!)

Also growlers of Rogue Dead Guy and Rogue Amber, interesting... A whole aisle is devoted to Belgians and imports, which I don't much care for but- they have easily the best selection of Euro stuff I've seen in Columbus.

Another plus is the mix-and-match selection, a six-pack for $10 and you get to choose from all the singles in one shelf.

Service is good, they didn't really offer help but were there if I needed it.

Prices were OK, a lil' high but not outrageous. I can buy cheaper elsewhere in the city, but this is not bad.

I would absolutely come back to Weiland's if I lived around Clintonville. A very quality beer shop!

Photo of MbpBugeye
3.6/5  rDev -17.6%

Just past Palmer's is Weiland's. It is the main store in a small shopping center to the right.

This place is mainly a small market. Fresh fish and meats, produce and lots of wine. Only about three checkout lanes.
At first I had trouble finding the beer. I walked around the isles of wine which take up about 45% of the store.

The beer is way in the back in a separate wing. It is like a little liquor store within the market. There is a separate cashier and outside entrance to this wing of the market. Back here there is lots of liquor and spirits. The beer occupies 2 coolers and both sides of one long shelf. There is a small shelf of disorganized singles to mix and match a 6 pack for $9.99. Other than the disorganized singles rack everything else is organized well. Its all grouped by brewery with the breweries that specialize in similar styles together. (IE The Bruery is near Unibroue and the traditional Belgian breweries).

I was actually surprised with the selection here. For a place that isnt purely focused on beer the selection is quality. Lots of New Holland, Brooklyn, AleSmith, and a nice selection of Belgians like magnums of St Bernardus.

This place, teamed with Palmer's, could make a pretty good and quick beer haul. I think Weiland's picks up where Palmer's leaves off. They have more 6 packs and sessionable beers than Palmer's.

Photo of csmiley
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Stopped by this place based on the reviews from this site. It is a greocery store that sits in the corner of a small shopping center.

The beer is located in the back of the store in a seperate room with the liquor. Once in the room, there is a wall of cold beer starting along the right hand side. The amount of cold beer they keep is nice. The rest of the beer is on shelves just by the coolers.

Quality was good. Did not see dust on the bottles or anything that would deter me from coming back. Service was good. Employees were willing to help out and came across as being educated on the beers they carry. Selection was better than I expected. Some of the breweries that made a showing: Bells, NorthCoast, Stoudts, Victory, Moylans, Avery, Stone, Brooklyn, and Great Lakes. To name a few. The import selection was not bad either. I noticed brews from Rochefort, Chimay, St. Bernardus, Coopers, Amarcord, Unibroue, Barons, and Castelain.

Pretty good establishment overall. What I walked out with:
Avery 15
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere

Photo of jmacdaddy2008
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%

I have been coming to this store since they opened up there new section for beer and liquor. I have always felt at home. Polly and Sam do a great job running the show and are always helpful.

They do beer tasting on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Stone Brewery was there last week. 25c for a healthy poor of their Russian imperial Stout and Barley wine is pretty sweet.

They have a clearance shelf, which is nice to help move inventory. I bought a couple of Rogue's Shakespeare stout and Boulder Beer's Obovoid Empirical Stout for 5 bucks a piece.

They have a decent beer selection. Carrying Dogfish Head, Bell's latest and Stone to name a few and are always open to ordering some they don't have.

I would recommend checking this place out if you are either traveling to or through Columbus. Especially, stop on Friday evenings during their taste testings.

Photo of bradley194
4.85/5  rDev +11%

I was introduced to this place by a friend of mine. I decided to go there and when I walked in I swear to God the light of Heaven was shining from the beer section. The selection was amazing. I went there for their selection of Oktoberfest beer and they had plenty to choose from. They had a mix and match fall beer section which I took full advantage of...6 beer for $8.99.

They also have other mix and match beers which were great also.

They also had a great selection of really nice artisan beers such as Trappistes Rochefort. The one thing I could not find there was Duvel.

They also have beer tastings on Fridays and Saturday mornings.

The service was very helpful and friendly.

All in all I really like this place. It is an excellent place to go when you are really looking for some quality beer.

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