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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
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81 Reviews
Reviews: 81
Visits: 103
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: n/a
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5440 Dixie Hwy
Fairfield, Ohio, 45014-7488
United States
phone: (513) 674-6000

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Reviews by brewdlyhooked13:
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Jungle Jim's is huge, folks. They are so big that they purchased the old monorail system from King's Island in order to assist folks getting from one part of the store to another. Besides grocery selections of nearly every ethnicity in our diverse city, so to do they stock beer and wine from every corner of the globe. New stuff comes in every week, if I lived closer, I'd earn Frequent Visitor points or something. Not an abundance of staff, yet there always seems to be a willing employee to help me when I have a question.

DISCLAIMER - An awesome selection of stuff, but *Fair Warning* - they do not refrigerate any of their stock! As long as it's fresh or the beer is a big one with lots of hops or alcohol, check freshness dates. I purchased some Blanche de Chambly there and enjoyed one with my brother last night. I casually read the label and there on the back the freshness date said enjoy by 2-Feb-02!!! YIKES! I didn't even think to check that. The beer was good enough, but I have nixed submitting a review for it until I get a fresh sample. On the other hand, I also found a cache of J.W. Lee's Harvest Ale from 1997-2001 and promptly bought several of each year. These are tough enough to tolerate some abuse and possible mishandling. I've seen some sixers on the shelf whose label clearly stated, 'Keep refrigerated between 40 and 55 degrees, etc.' Now I'm checking some other selections from there and seeing some discouraging 'Best By' dates, I will check each bottle in the future. They don't cut breaks in price for the stuff, so make sure you're getting fresh product. Smart shopping in this fashion will ensure you the best possible experience and beverage enjoyment from libations purchased at Jungles. (1,728 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of C_Adams
4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

I was in Cincinnati celebrating my birthday for the weekend. This was one of the places on my list to visit because I have never been here. I was blown away with their selection. I was also pleasantly surprised that they have about 8 beers on tap for you to try. The store also has a huge selection of food, wine, cheese, cigars, hot sauces, etc. I could spend hours in here checking everything out. I wish it wasn't 3 hours away from where I live. I love shopping while drinking a nice craft beer! I ended up leaving with 4 sampler cases from the local Cincinnati breweries. I can't wait to go back again. (615 characters)

Photo of Tylertut
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of docoman
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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3.85/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of raeman70
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

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 with tons of breweries' offerings. That includes AleSmith, The Bruery, and tons of others. If you want to see a partial list of what they 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.

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, and a 6-pack of Left Hand Sawtooth for $4.

The downsides are that the staff aren't generally all that knowledgeable - there are some beer geeks, but mostly grocery store employees who just happen to work in the beer section. Advice is not their forte. They also tend to keep a lot of their inventory on non-refrigerated shelves under fluorescent lights, so check dates on bottles. (1,442 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Really cool place. The Eastgate store has a little better selection (67 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of RCLOHR267
4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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! (433 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of JVB
4.88/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 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. (331 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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Jungle Jim's International Market - Fairfield in Fairfield, OH
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