Jungle Jim's International Market - Eastgate
Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 3 | Show All Ratings:
3.41/5 rDev -20.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Excellent store with a truly unique atmosphere. Very friendly, helpful staff. The selection is outstanding and constantly changing/expanding. Good deals on glassware too.
Three huge gripes:
1. They do not store hoppy beers at cold temperatures. They are (carelessly) left on the shelves.
2. This place is AWFUL when it comes to letting old beers sit on the shelves. DO NOT take a chance on buying a hoppy beer from them unless it has a bottled-on date. It is not uncommon to find 3-month-old IPAs polluting their selections. For such an otherwise stellar retailer, I think this is shameful.
3. They never seem to have their act together when it comes to handling limited releases. Come on, people. You have to keep in touch with the beer scene so that when a beer like KBS or Fat Head's Hop Juju shows up, you have a plan for fair sales. Decide on a policy, explain it to customers who call, and adhere to it.
03-29-2014 17:22:54 | More by deadonhisfeet
4.31/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
Stopped here with the wife after hearing good things.
The store is huge! Wife looked at food stuffs as I went on the beering adventure. The have one large shelf with singles and then 8ish shelves of sixers and mostly bomber but a few more singles. Even had some nice glassware. The selection is great, you wont find any uber whales, but a ton of high end quality beer. I picked up pipeworks, Oskar blues, kettleworks, fat heads, the bruery, founders, FFF, 3F just to name a few. A nice diversity of styles, everyone should find something they like. Prices were pretty competitive. Nice selection of craft kegs as well in the large refridgerator section.
Huge food choices, I wont dive deep here but you could easily make a whole day out of your visit.
I will hit this up anytime I am in the area, though I need to check out the party source as well next time to compare.
09-23-2013 00:21:19 | More by williamjbauer
4.36/5 rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5 | $$
I found out on a road trip they had opened a second Jungle Jim's on the Eastide of Cincinnati. This is an automatic stop for beer, wine, liquor, cigar and foodies alike.
This place is HUGE!
On to the beer. There are alot of beers stocked here warm, singles, and a big cold beer cave.
Some of my grabs were from Brew Kettle, Great Divide, Troegs, Green Flash, Ballast Point, Bear Republic, Fat Heads and some others. Their selection for an out of towner was nice.
Make plenty of time to check out the grocery side of the store as well. There is a great bakery that makes awesome pretzel bread and bacon cheeseburger bread. They have 100's of different hot sauces and and bbq sauces. The produce section is bigger than some farmer's markets I've been to. They also sell exotic meats, kangaroo, elk, bison, alligator.
02-18-2013 15:34:55 | More by BuckTuckian
Jungle Jim's International Market - Eastgate in Cincinnati, OH
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.