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Belmont Party Supply

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Belmont Party SupplyBelmont Party Supply
BA SCORE
100
world-class

98 Ratings
Ratings: 98
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 7.16%
[ Store ]

2621 S Smithville Rd
Dayton, Ohio, 45420-2641
United States
phone: (937) 252-4724

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @schwartzbeer

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Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4.64/5  rDev +0.7%

I wish I lived closer to this place so I could make it my regular bottle store. This week's FFF shipment sold out in an hour, and that was with a one-per-customer limit. Broad selection of beer styles that I've seen outdone by only Jungle Jim's, and they have 20 times the space. Picked up one of my all-time favorites, the barrel-aged Scotch De Silly, which they still have a few, and it was less expensive than the last place I found one. Inventory seems to turn pretty well, and they put stuff they want to clear out on sale.

Another great thing about this store (and it's companion homebrew supply store next door, Brewtensils) is that the owner, Mike Schwartz, has been a legend in Dayton's craft beer and homebrewing scene for ages - long before there even was a scene. If anyone appreciates the value of keeping the inventory fresh, it's him.

They have an entire row devoted to single bottles at reasonable prices, although they'll be a bit more than 1/6 of a sixer. Service to locate something was offered without being hovering. My only complaint would be the check-out dude who recommended the local tavern around the corner because they had a great tap selection, and it turned out to be Bell's Two Hearted, a Great Divide winter warmer, and the usual BMC crowd. They did have two of their 12 taps devoted to Yuengling brews, so maybe that was it.

As others have said, if you get anywhere near this store, you really owe it to your craft jones to spend some time checking it out, as well as its homebrew brother next door.

BuckeyeSlim, Oct 26, 2013
Photo of nickfl
4.21/5  rDev -8.7%

Revisited 6/14:

Even better than I remembered, epic selection and very friendly/helpful staff. Any freshness concerns I had in the past seem to have been addressed.

Original review:

Damn good selection. I was in town for a wedding and decided to stop in here to pick up some regional micros I can't get down south, and I am glad I did. The selection was very good, honestly far better than I expected from Dayton Ohio. They had all of the major micros I would expect in the area (stone, alesmith, victory, ect.) and they had quite a few different beers from each brewery. The range of imports was very good too.

It is a relatively small store so things are a bit crowded and most of what they have is not refrigerated, but both of those are things you have to expect from independent stores with good selections so I am not complaining. I was so happy with what I found that I didn't bother to talk to anyone, so I can't comment on service.

My only complaints are that they did not have much in the way of 3 floyds (but I don't know if much is available there from that brewery) and one other, more unfortunate, problem. I was very happy to see several 4 packs of Au Courant from Dogfish Head. I hadn't seen this beer in years and didn't think they were making it again so I was excited to see it and bought some. As it turned out Dogfish hasn't made that brew in over 3 years and the ones I got were extremely bad. It is, of course, my fault for not checking the date on the bottles, but I can't help but wonder why they would have that much of such an old beer on the shelf.

nickfl, Sep 07, 2007
Photo of ThaneMcC
5/5  rDev +8.5%

I was recently in Dayton Ohio to attend a conference at Wright Patterson AFB.
Trying to find a decent beer place with Yelp, and this place popped up.

Whoah! This place is incredible. Every kind of beer, from exotic craft beers to imports - I literally spent two hours just walking around and taking it all in. It was like a library of beer, mind blowing!
The prices were reasonable, I bought a mix a six of beers and took them back to my hotel room, it actually made the trip worthwhile!

Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, and I have to admit that I look forward to returning to Ohio for future conferences, if for no other reason than to visit this incredible store.

If you're in the dayton ohio area, definitely worth the side trip - you will be amazed.

ThaneMcC, Nov 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Best selection in Dayton....Andrew is most Helpful

rden4654, Oct 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

Jstonerock24, Sep 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

great selection of ohio beers as well as beers from all over . service was fantastic

indianabeerman, Sep 23, 2014
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TEHieatt, Jul 28, 2014
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KyleC41, Jul 17, 2014
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gutbuster, Jun 21, 2014
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threedaggers, May 25, 2014
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Duwey, May 24, 2014
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4.84/5  rDev +5%

Drove over from Indiana after reading about this place. Excellent selection of local and out of state craft beer. Huge selection of singles. Wasn't busy when I was there but would be very hard to get around as the aisles were narrow. Staff was friendly. Will definitely make the trip back again!

bkonk10, Apr 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

Zanico, Mar 11, 2014
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target88, Jan 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

BPS is the best in the Dayton area.

They've got an extensive craft selection that is constantly rotating.

Many of these are local or Ohio-based beers.

Prices are reasonable with many bottles for $2-3 each allowing you to build your own mix-n-match six pack for only a little more than the cost of a pre made six pack from any other store.

tmist, Dec 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Lipsntoes, Dec 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

crashdavisinoh, Nov 04, 2013
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Belmont Party Supply in Dayton, OH
100 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.