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Simone's Beverage

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BA SCORE
88
very good

16 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
88
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
33
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.72%
Simone's BeverageSimone's Beverage
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

18414 Detroit Ave
Lakewood, Ohio, 44107-3313
United States

(216) 221-2221 | map
simonesbeverage.com

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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 33
Reviews by PBRstreetgang:
Photo of PBRstreetgang
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%

Easy to find- right on the main drag -brightly lit on the corner with decent parking. A good selection of wines, and the Liquors are vast and varied. They even have a few Meads.

Some of the beer is on the back wall of the store in door freezers. The rest is on dry shelving just behind that. The previous beerfly reviews for this place say it doesn't have much beer to choose from-mabye some of the other reviewers didn't see these other shelves- I noticed a lot of shelf talkers and signs reading "Finally here! or "Now in stock!"-so mabye they have recently expanded?

Loads of rare imports from small countires, requeset Belgian offerings, many well-known and sought-after domestics, Trappist ales, not to mention local breweries Hoppin' Frog, Buckeye Brewing Co., and of course Great Lakes. Stock appears fresh and well-maintained- except for one shelf in the back corner with several broken bottles and trash on it.

Employees seemed verey freindly ans accomadating- they will help you find something- if you can tear them away from the T.V.

Prices were about average, and I saw some seasonals marked down, no doubt to liquidate excess stock. If you live in Lakewood, you should feel pretty good about your choices of where to buy craft beer. Mabye it's not my first choice, but I am most likey to stop here because they keep much better hours than Rozi's.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CanDan
4.72/5  rDev +22.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

The craft beer selection is the best I've found in the area; especially the seasonal varieties, which to create your own six-pack is an entire shelf. The staff is very helpful if you need it, but just browsing the isles of this place is a lot of fun!

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Photo of _morandi_
4.11/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ChrisMon02
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Great selection but this place is pricey and the owners can be pretty cocky.

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Photo of WGhopped89
4.94/5  rDev +28.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The place is stuffed with awesome beer. They had a rare IPA I'd been all over town trying to find. When I get to the register, they pull out some zombie dust outta nowhere and blast my world away. Very friendly on the phone and pleasant workers that know their inventory. I'll be back!

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Photo of Warman73
4.64/5  rDev +20.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

They are always accommodating and willing to answer questions. very knowledgeable. really know how to take care of folks that know beer and those that don't.

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Photo of jsgpu90
4.76/5  rDev +24%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

For what is available in Ohio, Simone's always has them well represented. If you get there on time, you should be able to get them.

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Photo of mikepcarney
4.94/5  rDev +28.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of RayOhioFelton
4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

This is a very solid bottle shop with a great suggestion however I choose to shop at the other stores in the area as Simone's marks up bottles $1 higher than other shops. For example any Jackie O's barrel aged beer will cost $13.99 while everyone else sells them for $12.99. Other than that no negatives to speak of. Staff is friendly and selection is as good as it gets.

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Photo of primrose54
4.6/5  rDev +19.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Best selection on the westside of Cleveland, hands down the best around.

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Photo of LandPhil
4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

Regardless of your personal feelings towards service and aesthetics, when it comes to Simones, the bottom line is this:

The selection is next to none within the general area.

Even in the rare event they didn't have what I was looking for, by the next time I came back, it was usually in stock.

If you're looking for that select brew, or want a place that offers a wider variety of craft beers, look no further than Simone's.

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Photo of imdabuzzard
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of AndrewRivera21
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.84/5  rDev +26%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of austina3214
4.53/5  rDev +18%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Somehow I found my way into this place on a Saturday night only looking to use an ATM. As soon as I entered I could tell that their beer selection was vast. Though I didn't end up buying any beer that night, I have since made this place my sole craft beer buying locale. So far I haven't been to a store in the Cleveland area with a better selection. The service is great; I believe who I talked to was the owner, I could tell he was very knowledgeable about beer as well as everything that he had in stock. Probably the only negative for me is that though they do offer a build your own six-pack option, their single bottles are pretty limited, especially cold beer out of the freezer.

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Photo of Wukk
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Hopsmegpie
4.07/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

We absolutely love Simone's. They have a great selection. We always know they'll have what we want. We just bought four bottles of Take the Black Stout before it even went on sale in Ohio. The store is always packed. I do wish they had more staff so that you felt comfortable enough asking the staff for advice and information on beers.

We actually ordered our wedding favors from Simone's and they were great to work with 150 mini bottles of champagne!

By far better than other stores in lakewood that sell craft beer. We no longer go to Rozi's because Simone's selection is far better and although the staff isn't very help its not pretentious as Rozi's staff.

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Simone's Beverage in Lakewood, OH
88 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.