Jungle Jim's International Market - Fairfield
Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 78 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by damndirtyape:
4.65/5 rDev +8.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Jungle Jim's is truly Foodie Land - while I'll focus on the beer here the whole store is a huge 2-3 hour experience especially if you're looking for a wide range of international food. Just about any food from any place on the world can be found here - they've even started growing an African part of the store.
So onto the beer - massive selection broken down by country. Lots of single bottles of Belgian, German, English, Scottish, Asian, European, and many other beers. Very good selection of Trappist ales here - all three Rocheforts are here (6, 8, and 10). Large wall of US beers broken down by region (East, West, Central, South) as well as a wall of singles around the corner so you can mix and match your own six pack. Also large pallets of 6 and 12 packs of imports and domestics all over the place. You'll have a hard time NOT filling up your cart to the top.
Do check the dates on the bottles - more than once I've seen something and then noticed the date is several months ago. Sometimes this may be worthwhile if you're planning a cellaring experiment, but other times it has not been as enjoyable.
The place is clean and it's a great grocery store shopping experience. I can't say anything negative about the place beyond the occasional old bottle and when I have asked for help, the people have always been friendly.
11-15-2009 15:37:16 | More by damndirtyape
More User Reviews:
4.88/5 rDev +13.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $
I grew up around this area and still have a lot of family in the area. Every time I come back(1-3 times a yr) stopping at Jungle Jim's is a must. You never know what gems you will find on the shelves. I was there in Sept of this yr and found a few BBQ sitting on the shelves. Highly recommend any craft brew lover to swing by here.
12-11-2013 18:34:34 | More by JVB
4.66/5 rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
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.
10-20-2013 19:29:04 | More by KYGunner
4.61/5 rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5 | $$
Between the cigar selection in their walk in humidor and the beer selection available, I thought I landed in my own personal heaven on earth. Jungle Jim's is an adult theme park for foodies, beergeeks, winos, and cigar snobs alike. Massive Ohio brewed selection, tasting area offered beers I had never had, or heard of. Cigars were stellar quality is top notch, and I'm glad I made it to this store, I have to go back but if I never make it there's at least one thing off of my bucket list. I didn't meet many employees well versed on beer, but I was so impressed and jealous at the same time that this isn't located in my neighborhood. Awesome place for cigar, wine, and beer tastings there's nothing like this store not a cookie cutter chain, one of kind built piece by piece as eclectic as any world market could ever claim to be. This place has to be in the Guinness book of world records for originality or something.
09-15-2013 01:21:07 | More by WVbeergeek
4.61/5 rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
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.
05-07-2013 15:14:45 | More by screamking
Jungle Jim's International Market - Fairfield in Fairfield, OH
95 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.