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Save-On Craft Beer & Wine

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59 Ratings
Ratings: 59
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.71
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7411 Mentor Ave
Mentor, Ohio, 44060-5405
United States
phone: (440) 918-1905

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Ratings: 59 | Reviews: 43
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4.3/5  rDev -8.7%

Found this gem of a beer store while visiting my brother-in-law who lives in Mentor. Very unassuming facade, but once you're inside it's all beer. Great all-around selection. Since I live in Europe I was more interested in the domestic craft beer, but checked out the imports and was very impressed. Probably the best part about this place is the fact that they sell singles that are not overpriced like most places. Most beers are under $2.00. The selection was incredible. Lots of west coast stuff to include Rogue, Stone, Bear Republic and Alesmith. Other mentionables included Founders, Bells, Southern Tier, Brooklyn and Avery. The lady at the counter was extremely friendly and fairly knowledgeable. She turned me on to some Founders Devils Dancer that she didn't have displayed. Had planned on visiting some other beer stores in the Cleveland area but there was no need after stopping here. Great store!

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Photo of Soloveitchik
4.89/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of mtomlins
4.89/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The best use of an old Dunkin Donuts location EVER!

Doesn't look like much, but what a great store. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. They are willing to let you browse or will walk around pointing out all the gems. Hell, they even carry your cases (yah, I bought a lot) out to the case for you. An incredible selection on the growler filling station as well (Bodhi, DirtWolf, Breakfast Stout, Hop JuJu, Speedway!). If you spend a few minutes shopping and talking with the staff to prove you aren't a D-Bag, you will most likely be rewarded....that's all I'm sayin' ;).

Photo of FaradayUncaged
4.53/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of THEDROKK
4.56/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Best store i found in the Cleveland area. the workers were very friendly and knowledgeable. the manager also hooked it up with some floyds from the back! will definitely be returning next time i go home to CLE

Photo of cbutova
4.49/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Stopped in due to the great ratings on here while driving through Ohio over the summer. We arrived about 5 minutes after opening time on a Sunday morning only to find the store looking closed.... luckily for us it wasn't. The owner was inside, opened the door and turned the lights on. He was very welcoming and had many suggestions of what brews were new and good. Very helpful.

The selection enormous. It seemed like most of the stuff was laid out in singles but six/four packs of mostly everything could be found. Lots of singles both in the cooler and out on the shelves, of which there are many. This was certainly my sort of store where you could look around and seemingly find hidden treasures at every corner. I am sure he would have told me where anything was but I kind of find it to be part of the fun looking around myself at first. Left with four mixed-six packs of brews from OH, MI (ton of Bells) to CA (which I can't get some of in MA). Honestly probably one of the best selections I have seen in ANY beer store around the country. Didn't seem overly dusty but also didn't seem like they moved things as fast as the best of them. Plenty of US craft as well as Belgian and foreign bottles as well. Prices were much better than what I am used to paying in MA, save-on indeed. Anyone with a selection of singles around them like this is very lucky.

Photo of BrewUSA
2/5  rDev -57.5%

Good stuff, Wally will only take care oif you on the rare ones if he feels like. Which is about 50% of the time. James has grown on me but is still a bit 'out there' Amazing selection of singles, most of which are cold.

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4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of mrosinack
4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Does not look like much, but wow. Varied and extensive selection of craft beers, both domestic and import, local and regional. Knowledgable staff, extremely friendly and helpful. All around great shop!

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4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of sethpezar
5/5  rDev +6.2%

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5/5  rDev +6.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Jascrutch
4.57/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

HAD to stop in while running around over the holidays. Blown away by the selection of craft beers available. This is the type of place where you honestly don't know what to get because there is so much available. Best part of it is, is the staff are readily available to make recommendations. Prices are what the are and appear to be at state minimum judging by my "normal" purchases. If you want a beer that exists in Ohio, you are very likely to find it here. Recommend getting your favorite then build a six pack of related beers that you will find here...you may end up with a new favorite.

Photo of dailyminefield
4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of thegrimone
4.55/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I stopped by this shop because I was in Cleveland on business. Wow, the place is just what it says. Its a beer, wine, and smoke shop. Catering to all the vices. The coolers lining two walls were a bit bare, but the shelves were fully stocked. All arranged by style so it was easy to locate any thing you wanted. They also have taps to fill growlers. The guy working there was very knowledgeable of styles and breweries. This is a must stop if you are in the Greater Cleveland area.

Photo of DC_St_Johns
4.49/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

While in Mentor/Eastlake on business, I was told my the locals that if I liked beer, that I simply had to go to this store. Coming from the East coast, I was very happy to see a number of beers that I couldn't get elsewhere.

I also saw a number of beers that I've searched for in vain. This is not a giant mega-store, but a fairly small store packed with great craft beer. So, they don't have everything, but they have plenty of hard-to-find items.

The two best parts are the exceptional service and the tasting bar. They have a certain portion of the day where you can pay a small fee and try a few special beers on draft or by bottle. I really appreciated the knowledge of the staff, but especially the gratitude and kindness of this "Mom and Son" shop.

If for no other reason, it is worth visiting them for the warm reception.

Photo of jtennyson99
4.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of chuckv
5/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of tscanlon51
5/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Fabulous place.

I was in Cleveland this weekend and had staked out this place from the reviews on BA. It is unassuming from the outside but once you step in the store you know you are in the right place.

I wanted to pick up some local beer and had a few in mind. Wally was super helpful helping me find and pick out the best local stuff. Wally even made sure the Fat Heads Headhunter was from the batch that just came in that day. He wanted me to have the freshest batch for my first time tasting this beer.

I saw in another review that they carried Three Floyds, when they can keep it in stock. I have never had any of their stuff since I can't get it in Boston. So of course I asked if they had any. When I told him I that I had never tried any TF Wally took an Alpha King out of his personal stash. He even apologized that he didn't have any Zombie Dust, his favorite.

In the end I ended up getting almost two cases, which Wally and one of his guys brought out to my car. Selection, Service and just downright friendliness was A+. I would highly recommend. I'll be back. I don't know when but I will be back.

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