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Jungle Jim's International Market - Eastgate

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Jungle Jim's International Market - EastgateJungle Jim's International Market - Eastgate

43 Ratings
Ratings: 43
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: n/a
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4450 Eastgate Dr
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45245-1591
United States
phone: (513) 674-6000

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @junglejimsmrkt

Place added by: BuckTuckian on 02-11-2013

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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 10
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4.89/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Ohiovania
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of rudimon
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

i go for the beer, they got a killer beer selection

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3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Much like the original Fairfield location, this ridiculous grocery store has pretty much any food item you might be looking for. If it's considered food somewhere on the planet, they likely carry at least one type or brand of it. The craft beer section is as massive as the Fairfield location as well, and as I have been told by one of the distributors for the place, if a beer is sold in Ohio, Jungle Jim's gets it. That includes AleSmith, The Bruery, and tons of others. If you want to see a partial list of what thy carry, just look at the "Brands" and "Beers We Sell" sections of the websites for Premium Beverage Supply and Heidelberg Distributing. JJ's orders every single beer each of those distributors carries, plus more.

Unfortunately, the staff aren't exactly renowned for their beer knowledge, and can generally just offer advice like "the aisles are by region". They also at both locations have a habit of storing their beer out in the open, on unrefrigerated shelves, under fluorescent lights. That being said, their selection is unparalleled in Ohio, anywhere. This location seems to focus less on certain imports than Fairfield, such as German beers, but does offer more sours and more of a focus on harder to find American craft brews.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of cferg88
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Huge selection of beer, wine, cigars & food. Whatever you need. If you call "the beer guy" in advance he will try to make sure they have what you are looking for before you go.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of TurdFurgison
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Very diverse selection of beers and a pretty knowledgeable staff. They have a tasting bar to offer a variety of samples to prospective buyers. The only local place that carries hard to get imports like Tusker. However, they are restricted from importing any beer, specifically Kenyan and Tanzanian beers like Safari and Kilimanjaro. Not sure if they are reluctant to purchase them or if they actually are unavailable in the United States.

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of patpbr
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of screamking
3.59/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

This place has one of the biggest beer selections in Ohio. if it drops in Ohio you can be well assured that JJ's is going to get it and most of the time get plenty of it. the only downside is that have grocery store like customer service. Most of the beer employees have no idea what any regular beer geek is talking about. the best they can do is say," if we got it, its out here".

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.57/5  rDev -17.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

I made a quick stop at Jungle Jim's Eastgate after checking out The Party Source on the other side of the Ohio River. This place is truly massive and it's got aisle after aisle of gourmet and not-so-gourmet food.

As far as beer goes, they have hundreds of singles and a nice section of Ohio beer (Mt Carmel, Thirsty Dog, Fat Head's, Brew Kettle, Rockmill). You'll also find the usual names in American craft, including Dogfish, Weyerbacher, Smuttynose, Clown Shoes, Troegs, Victory and Southern Tier. Some Bruery and Revolution as well, and a couple of good Euro brews like De Molen Kopi Loewak.

All in all, there about seven aisles dedicated to beer at this store. Alas, I didn't see any refrigerated beer. I didn't see a beer nerd either.

The growler bar is pretty neat, 12 taps and they give samples. I'm not sure I would come back here but if you happen to live nearby, then it sure is a good option.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Supalonnie
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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