Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 5
3.5/5 rDev -9.8%
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
The Trader Joe's beer selection would be great in, say, Bucyrus, but in the Columbus area, it doesn't stand out.
Sure, they have some stuff... bottles of Chimay, bombers of Stone Ruination fairly priced, Arrogant Bastard too... 4-packs of North Coast Rasputin for $8.99 (probably the lowest price in the area) and a lot of Great Lakes. Plus the whole array of Trader Joe's own beers.
This is alright, but not great for a city like Columbus with so many outstanding beer choices. Service is fantastic here as it is in most Trader Joe's, and prices are good.
But, why stop here when you can go down the road to The Anderson's? Sorry, Joe... it probably is not your fault.
09-16-2010 03:50:19 | More by DoubleSimcoe
3.8/5 rDev -2.1%
quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Stopped by Trader Joe's tonight while in the area to visit a friend. I was very pleased with their selection and service.
The beer and wine section of the store is to the left as you walk in, about halfway back the store. There were several six packs missing a bottle or two and a few empty six pack carriers in a case on the wall. Unsure of whether or not grabbing singles was kosher, i asked am employee. Apparently you can grab whatever you want mix and match. Very cool. I wish more places would do this. I love to try new beers and have been stuck with some 5 packs of things i don't like in the past.
I essentially grabbed a single of everything they had that I had not tried before. I ended up with just over a case. It worked out well, because they had several of their contract brewed beers or exclusive distribution deals that you can't get anywhere else. Most of the singles seemed to be $1.00 to $1.50.
They also have some of the bomber and 750 ml sized beers. I saw 2 Stones, the whole line of Chimay, and Houblon Chouffe.
The guys at the checkout were very cool, especially considering I had 30 beers they had to individually ring out. I talked to one of them about different beers while the other rang me out and he knew his stuff.
All in all, very pleased with my stop. I think I have tried every beer available in my small town, so it was nice to restock on some new ones.
09-07-2008 03:15:59 | More by beveritt
3.9/5 rDev +0.5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
One of two (so far) Trader Joe's in the Columbus area, this location is found at the busy Sawmill/161 intersection in Dublin. I have visited here several times, only to review after visiting the other location. There is a shared parking lot in front of the store that always has enough spots.
While a chain, Trader Joe's maintains the "mom 'n' pop" feel of a smaller grocer that specializes in organic and higher-quality foods (at a premium price of course). The beer and wine selection is in the left rear of the store, with some featured beers on end caps here and there. The whole store is clean and well-maintained and that definitely spills over to the beer area.
TJ's features several of their own beers, along with brews from recognizable brewers like North Coast, Rogue, Flying Dog, Sierra Nevada, Chimay etc. Not too much of a regional or international presence but there are a couple beers from around the world to be found. They also have singles stickered at a reasonable price (especially the TJ-branded beers).
Service here is about what you would expect from a grocery store. I never expect much in the way of beer knowledge at a place like this, so I base the experience on friendliness and willingness to help their customers find what they are looking for.
All in all this Trader Joe's suffers from nearby competition in the beer area (Anderson's, Whole Foods, Wine Vault) more than the other location at Easton, but it is still a worthwhile stop while visiting Dublin.
08-05-2007 19:45:14 | More by Dogbrick
4.5/5 rDev +16%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
One of two Trader Joe's in Columbus, this one is located at the busy intersection of Sawmill Rd. and Rt. 161 in Dublin (northwest Columbus). Still, the store is pretty easy to access, and you can always find parking.
Overall, this store (as with any Trader Joe's, I would think) is a great shopping experience. Very friendly staff. Good prices on lots of organic, low-carb, whole grain foods - from beer and wine, dairy, and vitamins to flowers, macaroni and cheese (all natural, baby!), and frozen foods. My only complaint with this store is the layout: the aisles are all narrow and angled, and when the store's busy, it can be hard to navigate.
Beer selection is awesome. Trader Joe's has a handful of their own beers like their Vienna Lager, their Hefeweizen, and their Frugal (look for the plain six-pack box), all of which are more-than-decent beers. Plus they carry plenty of six packs of Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, Anchor, Sapporo, Trinity, Old Rasputin, and many others. Some good finds at this store.
I highly recommend any Trader Joe's for both their beer selection and for your regular shopping.
07-13-2006 15:20:10 | More by ndekke39
3.7/5 rDev -4.6%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3
This establishment definitely caters to the tree-hugging, granola-loving hippies in all of us. It has a large assortement of organic foods, wine, low carb fare, and enough soy products to keep your bowels locked up for days. However, they do have a nice, small section of craft beers. You won't find anything out of the ordinary but the Stockyard Oatmeal Stout is quite a steal for the price of a six pack. They do have a nice selection of Rogue and Chimay single bottles. They also have some other Belgians there that might be of interest. The employees were helpful and seemed to be fairly knowledgeable. It's a nice, clean store and apparently a much bigger deal out west than it is here in Ohio. It's definitely worth your time to stop here and see if they have anything that you haven't tried yet.
06-06-2004 17:30:59 | More by mattcrill
Trader Joe's in Dublin, OH
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.