The Hills Market - Worthington
Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
4.3/5 rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Atmosphere (4.5) - Relaxed. Cozy. Homey. Everything is laid out nicely and easy-to-access, the store is just the right size, and the staff are friendly and relatable. Huh, firefox says relatable isn't a word. Weird.
Quality (4.25) - A nice mix of high-quality food stuffs and bargain items as well. The ONLY hangup, for me, is that some of the meat butchered in-shop has too high of a price tag for the portions they are offering. I'd like to try them out, but I can't at the prices they ask for. Oh well.
Service (4.5) - Attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. Nothing else you really need to ask for in the staff, as far as I'm concerned.
Selection (4.0) - If we're looking for beer here, I haven't been blown away, but they consistently have a very fine selection of craft beer. I come primarily to buy groceries, but it definitely keeps me coming back in order to get a reliable source of some of my favorite beers. I've never found a limited release like KBS here, but the fact that some people are saying that they got them a few months ago fills my heart with hope. :)
Food (4.5) - Every few days they have a unique food offering outside of the establishment, from great burgers grilled and served on the premises, to lobster rolls, to special tastings of beer/wine/local restauranteurs. It's awesome. And their normal lineup of grocery foods is really great too.
09-25-2013 04:27:43 | More by BradenMK
4.01/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | $$
A - It's a supermarket. At least that's the only place I was at here. Not sure how Atmosphere plays a part.
Q/S - I was greeted immediately when I walked into the beer section and was asked if I needed help. After graciously declining, I wasn't bothered again. Good in my books.
S - Not huge; however, what was there was fairly impressive. Quite a few selections from local/OH breweries that I wasn't even aware of before. Also had popular local bottles such as Columbus IPA and White Rajah. Had some fairly limited release stuff like BP Dorado, Stone Espresso IRS, and others I can't quite remember. Also some Belgian and German selections, but not many.
V - Very reasonably priced singles which I ended up getting. Overall, a decent sized-selection that really seems to have good quality. I'd be pretty happy if this was my local shop.
05-13-2013 17:12:01 | More by garuda
4.73/5 rDev +18.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Hills Market is a great place to buy beer. They now carry a wider variety of bombers and seasonal beers. Found Founders KBS and Doom there and didn't have to fight for it. They have done a great job of getting new and different beer in too. Located at the bottom of Worthington Hills off of 315. Also try the sandwich of the day in the back of the store during the week.
04-26-2013 02:27:57 | More by BlueWinged35
4.93/5 rDev +23.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Beer department has been given a nice bump. They carry much more than you'd think, including very limited brews (I've recently picked up a founders Doom, KBS, plead the fifth, you get the idea) Staff is very nice, helpful, and knowledgable. They don't gouge you either. Willing to break up 6 packs, but also have a very solid single bottle selection. This is the best shop on the north side of 270.
04-25-2013 01:12:36 | More by brewtus
4.8/5 rDev +20.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Just checked this place out on the recommendation of a friend. Had a nice selection of both rare and your more common micro's as well as a (small) amount of domestics. I was quite impressed with what they had, and I chatted with their beer guy for a bit who told me he was new there are really working on pumping up the selection. Not sure what it was like before, but it's pretty great right now! Here's hoping they continue to improve and this could very well be one of the best places to get beer in town.
04-18-2013 02:55:24 | More by osmiff
4.5/5 rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Just checked this place out the other day and man did they improve their selection. The new beer guy said he was very focused on making the store a go to place for craft beer. They had moved a lot of the macros to make way for the micros in the cooler and also had a good singles selection and they were more then willing to break up 6 packs for me. A Knowledgeable salesperson and an improved selection of beer means I will definitely be coming back. They also do beer and wine tastings on Sat from about 12 to 4. So I do my shopping while sipping on great beer.
01-07-2013 18:43:07 | More by stain3000
3/5 rDev -24.8%
quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
Stopped by here the other day while in the area to visit Olentangy Caverns. I remember a friend of mine (DoctorDog) mentioning they had craft beer, so I thought I would check it out.
This place gives the impression of a small Trader Joe's and seems to focus on high quality products from smaller producers. The wine and beer section is in the back left of the store and takes up a large portion of the overall space. They appear to be a state liquor store also, which in Ohio means they can sell the hard stuff (40% ABV and up.)
As previous reviewers have mentioned, the beer selection here is nice, but nothing outstanding. If you are a macro or new craft beer drinker, there is plenty here to tickle your fancy. If you are the kind of person that hits numerous stores throughout the area on a recurring basis, you won't find anything new here. They have some semi-rare beers, I remember seeing Hopslam, but nothing crazy.
There were a few staff members wandering around, but I didn't talk to anyone so cannot comment on their level of beer knowledge.
All in all, if you are in the are and need beer, by all means, swing by. However, I would certainly not go out of my way to come here for beer.
04-13-2009 19:59:40 | More by beveritt
The Hills Market - Worthington in Columbus, OH
90 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.