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Belmont Party Supply

Not Rated.
Belmont Party SupplyBelmont Party Supply
BA SCORE
100
world-class

97 Ratings
Ratings: 97
Reviews: 79
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
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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

TEHieatt, Jul 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

KyleC41, Jul 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

gutbuster, Jun 21, 2014
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Cynic-ale, May 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

threedaggers, May 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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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5/5  rDev +8.5%

brewtalthrone, Mar 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

Bill235, Feb 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Zonian1, Jan 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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%

metter98, Dec 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

ThirstyHrothgar, Dec 16, 2013
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ZachBaldwin, Nov 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

crashdavisinoh, Nov 04, 2013
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4.93/5  rDev +6.9%

Hard to beat BPS anyway you slice it. Great selection and prices are reasonable. If you are within a 100 miles, you gotta stop by BPS and at least admire the selection. I bet you won't leave empty-handed. Parking can be difficult if you feel you gotta park right by the front door but just park in back and exit of the side street - NO problem!

reynoldsmc, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of camartin27
4.84/5  rDev +5%

Natalie is amazing. The selection here is off the wall. You would never expect to find such a superb selection of delicious little treats Well versed staff with excellent selections and recommendations. Doesn't look like much from the outside until you see the treasures that are with in.

camartin27, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of DeFaz
4.53/5  rDev -1.7%

Aside from the fact that it is small with narrow aisles making it a rather uncomfortable experience to walk through when the store is busy, there is no denying that the store offers an impressive collection. They allow you to purchase numerous craft beers as singles, some selling for as little as $1.80 and with no minimum. They're not well organized, but the selection is incredible. Don't expect someone to walk around and assist with your purchase, but during my outing the lady at the counter was polite and helpful. Overall, a great place to purchase craft beer with reasonable prices.

DeFaz, Jul 01, 2013
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100 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.