Weiland's Gourmet Market
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4.15/5 rDev -4.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
I stopped at Weiland's to check out the food section, but the beer aisles were much better! This is a separate liquor store, state agency-style, that sells beer, wine and hard liquor.
Their beer selection is quite expansive. Lots of bombers (a little pricey), with some rarities from Dogfish and New Holland. Plenty of six-packs too, from Great Divide, Stone, Dogfish (including Palo Santo and Burton Baton), Founders (including Breakfast), Bells (including Double Cream Stout, which I had never seen before), North Coast (Old Stock!)
Also growlers of Rogue Dead Guy and Rogue Amber, interesting... A whole aisle is devoted to Belgians and imports, which I don't much care for but- they have easily the best selection of Euro stuff I've seen in Columbus.
Another plus is the mix-and-match selection, a six-pack for $10 and you get to choose from all the singles in one shelf.
Service is good, they didn't really offer help but were there if I needed it.
Prices were OK, a lil' high but not outrageous. I can buy cheaper elsewhere in the city, but this is not bad.
I would absolutely come back to Weiland's if I lived around Clintonville. A very quality beer shop!
10-15-2010 00:45:03 | More by DoubleSimcoe
4.14/5 rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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.
01-06-2012 03:35:45 | More by Bung
3.85/5 rDev -11.1%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $
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.
12-25-2010 01:14:13 | More by jrallen34
3.6/5 rDev -16.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$
Just past Palmer's is Weiland's. It is the main store in a small shopping center to the right.
This place is mainly a small market. Fresh fish and meats, produce and lots of wine. Only about three checkout lanes.
At first I had trouble finding the beer. I walked around the isles of wine which take up about 45% of the store.
The beer is way in the back in a separate wing. It is like a little liquor store within the market. There is a separate cashier and outside entrance to this wing of the market. Back here there is lots of liquor and spirits. The beer occupies 2 coolers and both sides of one long shelf. There is a small shelf of disorganized singles to mix and match a 6 pack for $9.99. Other than the disorganized singles rack everything else is organized well. Its all grouped by brewery with the breweries that specialize in similar styles together. (IE The Bruery is near Unibroue and the traditional Belgian breweries).
I was actually surprised with the selection here. For a place that isnt purely focused on beer the selection is quality. Lots of New Holland, Brooklyn, AleSmith, and a nice selection of Belgians like magnums of St Bernardus.
This place, teamed with Palmer's, could make a pretty good and quick beer haul. I think Weiland's picks up where Palmer's leaves off. They have more 6 packs and sessionable beers than Palmer's.
04-11-2010 20:09:15 | More by MbpBugeye
3.75/5 rDev -13.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
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.
03-28-2011 00:30:15 | More by Wildman
4/5 rDev -7.6%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I love weiland's. The grocery side of the store is pretty awesome if you are a foodie type as well. 3/4 of the alcohol side is liquor. A pretty great selection of all types. Prices can be either low or high on the harder stuff. The staff is pretty knowledgable with regard to liquor. The beer selection is one of the best in columbus. A good combo of domestic and imports. Lots of 750 ml and 22 oz bottles. If it is distributed in Ohio it is probably here. Prices on beer seem to be a bit lower than other stores (Anderson's in particular....saw something at anderson's for 17 that was 12 here). Overall...the staff is not very knowledgable BUT one person there is great. Don't know her name but whenever I call or come in w/ a question...she knows her stuff. I get the feeling she kinda runs the show there. I like that that on Saturday's they do 2 dollar beer tastings. Good stuff. If you are in Cbus and are looking for a nice selection and good prices...check it out.
12-29-2010 14:24:42 | More by crashdavisinoh
4.3/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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.
06-26-2011 02:21:10 | More by zimm421
Weiland's Gourmet Market in Columbus, OH
95 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.