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Jungle Jim's International Market - Fairfield

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Jungle Jim's International Market - FairfieldJungle Jim's International Market - Fairfield
BA SCORE
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world-class

93 Ratings
Ratings: 93
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.14%
[ Store ]

5440 Dixie Hwy
Fairfield, Ohio, 45014-7488
United States
phone: (513) 674-6000

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @junglejimsmrkt

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Reviews by LucienDeRubempre:
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3.85/5  rDev -10.5%

Oh Jungle Jims. This place is kind of a Cincinnati instution, the eccentricity combined with the incredible variety and quality fresh produce make it a great experience not just for the beer shopping. They have one of the best selections of imports in the Cinci area, with offerings from most of the Belgians including De Ranke and Cantillon, lots of UK and German beers too, good local stuff from Morlein and Mt. Caramel, but their American craft stock is bested by the Party Source in Covington. I was a little irritated when several of my chosen bottles weren't in the system when I went to check out, causing plenty of consternation and disbelief on the part of the cashier when I told her that my bottle of 07 Iris was indeed 18 bucks. I also think their prices are a little high compared to other stores, but nothing that would make you want to turn around and walk out the door. Definitely a quality retailer in the Cinci area.

LucienDeRubempre, Jun 07, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Not only are the Jungle Jim's locations both some seriously impressive grocery stores wherein one can reasonably expect to find anything edible (ostrich? boar bacon? rancid emu eggs? It's there!), but the craft beer section is nothing to sneeze at. Multiple taps for tastings and growler fills, in addition to aisles for country / region, all reasonably well-stocked. The imports section is absurd for German and Belgian beers, in a good way. If Paulaner, Ayinger, St. Bernardus, or Weihenstephaner brew it, it's in a bottle there somewhere.

To top it all off, there will occasionally be ludicrous sale prices on packs of beer at the Fairfield location. I've gotten a 12-pack of GLBC Edmund Fitzgerald for $8, a 6-pack of Left Hand Sawtooth for $4...

UrbanCaveman, Oct 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Really cool place. The Eastgate store has a little better selection

WesMantooth, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

heysuz, Aug 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

atpca, Jul 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

midlifec, Jun 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

threedaggers, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

target88, May 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

mrfrancis, May 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

TheBeerAlmanac, Mar 26, 2014
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4.54/5  rDev +5.6%

Went to Jungle Jim''s yesterday. I was a little disappointed with the amount of options. I guess I was expecting more. Where I wasn't disappointed at all, was the different selections I can't get In Indianapolis. I ended up getting quite a bit. I actually even found Elderberry wine which I had been looking for. It was a two-hour trip from Indy, but worth it if your looking for some exotic foods and a different selection of beers!

RCLOHR267, Mar 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Tsar_Riga, Feb 24, 2014
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4.88/5  rDev +13.5%

I grew up around this area and still have a lot of family in the area. Every time I come back(1-3 times a yr) stopping at Jungle Jim's is a must. You never know what gems you will find on the shelves. I was there in Sept of this yr and found a few BBQ sitting on the shelves. Highly recommend any craft brew lover to swing by here.

JVB, Dec 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jkball01, Dec 02, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

RTHKI, Nov 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

crashdavisinoh, Nov 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

williamjbauer, Oct 30, 2013
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4.66/5  rDev +8.4%

Walking into the beer aisle I realized " your not in Kentucky anymore." Huge selection of quality brews and much are unavailable to me in KY. The Bruery, Alesmith, Ballast Point, Great Divide, Victory and so much more were waiting and to top it off I found several that were available but apparently in short supply. There's about ten taps with several great offerings that you can try while you peruse the best selection I've seen. The staff were friendly but not beer geeks, but who cares when your staring at so much.

KYGunner, Oct 20, 2013
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4.61/5  rDev +7.2%

Between the cigar selection in their walk in humidor and the beer selection available, I thought I landed in my own personal heaven on earth. Jungle Jim's is an adult theme park for foodies, beergeeks, winos, and cigar snobs alike. Massive Ohio brewed selection, tasting area offered beers I had never had, or heard of. Cigars were stellar quality is top notch, and I'm glad I made it to this store, I have to go back but if I never make it there's at least one thing off of my bucket list. I didn't meet many employees well versed on beer, but I was so impressed and jealous at the same time that this isn't located in my neighborhood. Awesome place for cigar, wine, and beer tastings there's nothing like this store not a cookie cutter chain, one of kind built piece by piece as eclectic as any world market could ever claim to be. This place has to be in the Guinness book of world records for originality or something.

WVbeergeek, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of screamking
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%

This is my home beer store, I live just a couple of miles away. I can't recommend this store enough. The selection is second to none I've seen, I've heard it's one of the biggest selections in Ohio. They get multiple deliveries throughout the week, so the place is usually stocked to the gills with product. I will suggest that you don't visit on peak weekend hours, lots of tourists standing in the beer section making it hard to get around.

Service is... okay. Some of the people there are knowledgable, others are far from it. They all try to be helpful at least. I have also heard that they only hold stuff back for some people making it difficult to get rare items. I would say that's the norm nowadays so take for what it is. Overall I would put this place against any.

screamking, May 07, 2013
Photo of Jballn
4.57/5  rDev +6.3%

I was blown away by this place as a whole, it's massive! Came for the beer only but they have one hell of a food selection as well. Beer section is among the largest I have seen and a nice variety. If it comes to Ohio they will get it. First thing I found was 2 bottles of FFF rye da tiger, which in Columbus was very hard to get ahold of, and 3 bottles of FFF behemoth. With those alone it was worth the trip. Another thing I was supprised by was the nice selection of 1/6 kegs in the walk in cooler. Had a couple alchemy hour that if a had the money to get would snatch in a heart beat. Overall a must stop in Cincinnati and worth the trip out. Looking forward to future visits

Jballn, Feb 23, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%

I live about 5 minutes from Jungle JIms, so it s just about the only place I go for beer. This place is basically a tourist attraction. Great selection of food, cheese, produce, fresh meats, etc. But the selection of beer is what I go for. The best selection Ive seen in this area. Very quick at getting new lines and new season out, and they generally have decent sales near the season end i.e, Breckenridge Summer $3.99 6/pk, Sierra Nevada Summer $7.99 12/pk just to name a couple. They get a lot of rare beers in so I usually grab them when I see them, usually they are gone the next time Im there. I take any friends and family when they visit, and would recommend this place to any craft beer fan. They also host a Beerfest, in the event center next door, every summer that showcase around 80 brewers.

JPSingh, Sep 21, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +4.2%

I've been here a few times, but this was the first time for beer (or being legal to be more specific).

This is a must visit if you're in the greater Cincinnati region. Their beer selection is tremendous, and almost overwhelming. They have all the major US micros and many imports. Great selection of 1/6th kegs available, among them Goose Island Seasonals, all the BMC's, and a Founders or two.

I'm not going to go on about the beer selection, go to the website to get some perspective.

Another great thing about this place is the selection of glassware. Not a ton of options, but a solid 20-30 different glass styles from a fair amount of breweries.

Then of course is the selection of international foods. Every country is represented and there are hundreds of hot sauces, a bakery, and many other great foods. With all of this, it still comes with a small town grocer kind of feel.

boilermakerbrew, May 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

I live near Jungle Jim's and it is my beer haven. Their beer section is as big as some small stores. They have loads of craft beers and imports. They sell warm bottles and cans and they also have a "beer cave" with the more popular selections kept cold. They do have some slightly more obscure beers kept cold, but for the most part it is big brand names and the more popular crafts and imports, like DFH. Also in the beer cave is a decent sized selection of 1/6 barrel kegs ranging from typical domestic big names, to some pretty decent crafts. I was told that they will special order kegs as well, but that they can only order domestics and only 1/6 barrels. I nearly forgot to mention that Jungle Jim's is also a HUGE international market with foods from around the world. Anything you can think of you can find here, and for those of you who are using your beer to wash down some spicy eats, Jungle Jim's has a very good selection of hot sauces as well. This is my favorite place to go shopping, and sometimes I go to just walk around the store and take in some of the more unusal offerings. If you are in the Fairfield area you have to stop by Jungle Jim's at least just to check it out.

Mealymouth, Feb 25, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -20.9%

I heard a lot about this place from coworkers and drove up there on a recent day off. What a place! It's like an amusement park for foodies. They have on-site cooking classes, a walk-in humidor, $3000 bottles of wine, and a cheese department that's as big as the entire frozen food section in my supermarket. Oh, and the beer... A wonderful selection of craft brews and imports await you. The prices are good too. I don't think they rotate their stock very well, so if you go be sure to peek behind a few bottles on the shelves. I found several gems hidden away behind newer bottles.

One word of warning - this place does not keep IPAs at cold temperatures. If you buy hoppy beers, be sure to check the bottled-on dates.

deadonhisfeet, Jan 05, 2012
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