Palmer's Beverage Center

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BA SCORE
93
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48 Reviews
Palmer's Beverage CenterPalmer's Beverage Center
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

3375 Indianola Ave
Columbus, Ohio, 43214-4132
United States

(614) 263-7444 | map

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PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
68
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
11.37%
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Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 68
Reviews by jmacdaddy2008:
Photo of jmacdaddy2008
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%

I probably go to this place 2-3 times a week. They have a great beer selection. They usually get the more obscure beers in Columbus and it is always good to check them out on Friday after they get there shipment in.

It's nice to go to an establishment geared solely for beer and wine. Although the store could be dusted more often, the beer still tastes fresh.

They still have some Three Floyd's left, which pulled out of Ohio almost a year ago. 2007 Behemoth should be ripened to perfection by now, but still steep for 20 bucks a beer. I would prefer horndog or old guardian which they have both.

They have a great selection of 220z. bottles in cooler and shelved away from natural light.

Although I know my way around, they still tell me about new beers and ask me "Have you tried this one".

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mlockman
2.3/5  rDev -45.5%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 1.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of burkat
1.78/5  rDev -57.8%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 1.5

I've read and heard great things about this establishment and decided to check them out on three separate occasions over the past two months. I was not at all impressed with this store. The store had a musty/moldy smell and the shelves were bare on all three visits. There were entire isles that only had about a half dozen 6 packs or bombers on the shelves spread feet apart from one another. The selection was nonexistent and pales in comparison to your average Kroger or Giant Eagle grocery store selection.

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Photo of nhirsch04
2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

Not what it used to be. Lots of empty shelves and poor overall selection.

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Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Well
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of JeffONeal
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of sethpezar
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Lightman
2.4/5  rDev -43.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2

Kept reading all of the great reviews so was extremely excited to stop by and check it out. Finally stopped in before the holiday. Store had almost no selection, shelves were empty and what was there was very typical grocery store pedestrian offering. Very disappointed.

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Photo of vrbulldog22
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Lynn
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Photo of Jmitchell3
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Austinmschauer
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of MuscleConfusion
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Sam_Gladieux
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of JimmyT19
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of kvnklingler
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of falcon1
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Fabiand
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of crashdavisinoh
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of riemster
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of BeerBucks
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Photekut
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

A little more expensive and a little less selection than at Hyde Park WS, but the service was great.

I was able to find all the best IPAs in Ohio as well as some Jolly Pumpkin, Bells, and Founders.

I will for sure be back each time I pass through. If stores were like this in TN, I would be a regular.

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Photo of AleWatcher
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This is a decent little shop-- I found many of prices to be cheaper than Pace High.
In my opinion, the selection is better as well.

Usually when reviewing beer shops in new states or towns I prefer to check out several places before I review any of them...
We first hit Pace-High, then came here, them went to Amderson's General store. I do this so that I can compare the selections an prices.
Anderson's was the best shop, but this was second place, well ahead of Pace.

This particular store didn't have Rivertowne Lambic (which was one I had been looking for), and the employees didn't seem to even know what I was asking for. There was some Tilquin available, so all was not lost.

This would certainly be a decent stop to grab some locals, but the 15 minute drive to Anderson's is worth it in my opinion.

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Palmer's Beverage Center in Columbus, OH
4.22 out of 5 based on 68 ratings.
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