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Reviews by frazbri:
4.1/5 rDev -3.5%
The reincarnation of Stimmel's is a deli, carry-out, and beer bar. It's located across the street from the Henry County courthouse, in downtown Napoleon, Ohio.
The main entrance opens to the market. The room is enveloped by beer. Shelves are along the walls and a few rows are in the center of the room. The deli/baked goods counter and register are along the back wall, and the wine room is to the right of the front door. The bar is found past the wine.
Stimmel's bar room occupies the northern half of the building. The bar itself is a long wooden structure with seating for 15(or so). There's a nice wooden back bar and a classic look to the area. The room is surrounded by a balcony which they use for their weekly wine/beer tastings. There were two or three flat screen televisions in the room, but they weren't intrusive. The room had a cozy level of volume, a room that invited conversation.
Service was very good. The bar got busier as the evening went by, but the bartenders kept on top of things very well. I should note, there isn't table service. All drinks orders are taken and received at the bar. (just don't sit a table and wonder where your waitress is)
Stimmel's bar has about twenty taps. On my first visit, there was DFH 60 Minute, DFH Raison D'etre, GLBC Edmund Fitzgerald, GLBC Conway's Ale, BBC Bourbon Ale, Magic Hat #9, Bass, Goose 312, Honkers, and Delirium Tremens. (That's all I can recall the morning after) All pints were $3.50, except for the Delirium which was $4.50.
Food menu is limited to the Deli counter. They do two soups a day, which they rotate, and serve about ten different sandwiches. I had a sandwich called the Maumee; roast beef, pepper jack, and a variety of fixins. We also grabbed a bag of chips to split with our group, and the cook brought out some salsa for us, which I thought was a nice gesture.
The store's selection is very nice, but they don't carry the variety of the better stores in Toledo. Considering the location, it's amazing. Founders, Bell's, Dark Horse, Great Lakes and a few other regional breweries are carried. They also stock a very nice choice of German beers, and add a few select Belgian and british ales, and you've rounded out a very nice selection.
Stimmel's stands out. It's unusual to find this degree of selection in quality in the farmlands of Northwest Ohio. Honestly, the draft beer selection is better than anyplace I've visited in the greater Toledo area. I know I will be back.
01-31-2010 16:47:34 | More by frazbri
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4.33/5 rDev +1.9%
I live about 10 miles from Stimmels and drive by it often. The store contains two halves. One half is a Beer & Wine Store/Deli. The other half is a bar. When the store first opened, I'd stopped by a couple times to pick up some beer and wine, but never had the time to stop by the bar.
I thought the store had an ok selection, but I'm spoiled by The Anderson's store in Maumee. It's nice to have a place closer to get beer when I don't have the chance to drive to Maumee.
However, when I finally had the chance to stop in the bar for a while, I was amazed. 18 taps, and a better selection then you'll find anywhere else in Northwest Ohio.
The bar area in nice and well lit. The bartender was great, and after I had my first couple beers, even made a suggestion for me to try, based on what I'd been drinking. The selection is great with some good local beers, but the best part is they always seem to have a couple of beers from Bell's. If you've never had any of the Bell's beers, do yourself a favor and stop by Stimmel's.
They also have a small selection of Deli type food.
04-29-2011 20:04:06 | More by job419
4.13/5 rDev -2.8%
Saw a post about Stimmels in a recent BA thread, so decided to check it out.Glad we did.
Stimmels is located in an old building in downtown Napoleon. It is half deli/carry out,and half bar. The bar is bright and airy, nice glass front windows overlooking the street and courthouse.
The 18 taps were varied, if not fantastic. They had a red and a stout from tiny Black Swamp Brewing out of Toledo which were interesting. Would have liked to have seen some more local taps from Columbus,and Toledo, but no complaints overall. Nice selection, particularly for the area.
The carry out prices were some of the cheapest I have seen, $8.99 for a large bottle of Chimay Blue for example.Pretty decent selection.
The menu is deli sandwiches, and they were more than adequate.Sadly, they were out of the meatloaf, next time.
Service was great, the owner stopped by and introduced himself, and we were later taken care of by a very personable young lady,Courtney,and on our second visit,Beth.Top shelf service.
Can't wait to return, Stimmels makes a nice day trip from New Haven, and would be worth it for the carry out prices alone.
Edit 10/2011-Sadly Stimmels CLOSED this summer.
04-17-2011 20:52:31 | More by wingedeel
4.43/5 rDev +4.2%
Stimmel's is an amazing oasis in small town rural America. Owner Bill Stimmel seems to be on a quest to introduce fine beers to the B-M-C crowd, and he's succeeding. He's also finding that there is a latent demand for fine beers that has been ignored by virtually all of the area establishments. The bar has 18 taps that change out continuously and have included such exotics as Lion Stout and La Terrible. "Regular" beer is available in bottles, but it's the taps that shine. There is also a good wine selection, and any bottle from the store side can be opened in the bar for a $2 corkage fee. Soups and sandwiches are available, but don't expect a full menu. In order to introduce people to the establishment, beer and wine tastings are held on Thursday evenings between 6-9 PM. Stimmel's is a work in progress, having just opened in Dec. '09. There are ongoing plans for improvements and expansion. If you ever find yourself wandering the flatlands between Toledo and Defiance, a stop at Stimmel's in Napoleon will surprise and delight you.
06-09-2010 01:16:15 | More by rallenhall
Stimmel's in Napoleon, OH
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.