Weiland's Gourmet Market


28 Reviews
Weiland's Gourmet MarketWeiland's Gourmet Market

Type: Store

3600 Indianola Ave
Columbus, Ohio, 43214-3758
United States

(614) 267-9878 | map

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-08-2007

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Photo of crashdavisinoh
4/5  rDev -2.7%

I love weiland's. The grocery side of the store is pretty awesome if you are a foodie type as well. 3/4 of the alcohol side is liquor. A pretty great selection of all types. Prices can be either low or high on the harder stuff. The staff is pretty knowledgable with regard to liquor. The beer selection is one of the best in columbus. A good combo of domestic and imports. Lots of 750 ml and 22 oz bottles. If it is distributed in Ohio it is probably here. Prices on beer seem to be a bit lower than other stores (Anderson's in particular....saw something at anderson's for 17 that was 12 here). Overall...the staff is not very knowledgable BUT one person there is great. Don't know her name but whenever I call or come in w/ a question...she knows her stuff. I get the feeling she kinda runs the show there. I like that that on Saturday's they do 2 dollar beer tastings. Good stuff. If you are in Cbus and are looking for a nice selection and good prices...check it out.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%

Down the block from Palmers if you are at one might as well go to both in search of beer. As you walk in head to the back left and go into the beer and liqour only place. They have 2 coolers for sixers, 2 rows of craft beer, and and a section for 6 packs of single bottles. The selection is decent, most staple craft you can find in better Ohio stores. They did have Rockmill, they say only one of four stores in Columbus. The service is friendly, not super knowledable. Decent place, not a desination and not going to find hidden gems.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.15/5  rDev +1%

I stopped at Weiland's to check out the food section, but the beer aisles were much better! This is a separate liquor store, state agency-style, that sells beer, wine and hard liquor.

Their beer selection is quite expansive. Lots of bombers (a little pricey), with some rarities from Dogfish and New Holland. Plenty of six-packs too, from Great Divide, Stone, Dogfish (including Palo Santo and Burton Baton), Founders (including Breakfast), Bells (including Double Cream Stout, which I had never seen before), North Coast (Old Stock!)

Also growlers of Rogue Dead Guy and Rogue Amber, interesting... A whole aisle is devoted to Belgians and imports, which I don't much care for but- they have easily the best selection of Euro stuff I've seen in Columbus.

Another plus is the mix-and-match selection, a six-pack for $10 and you get to choose from all the singles in one shelf.

Service is good, they didn't really offer help but were there if I needed it.

Prices were OK, a lil' high but not outrageous. I can buy cheaper elsewhere in the city, but this is not bad.

I would absolutely come back to Weiland's if I lived around Clintonville. A very quality beer shop!

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Photo of MbpBugeye
3.6/5  rDev -12.4%

Just past Palmer's is Weiland's. It is the main store in a small shopping center to the right.

This place is mainly a small market. Fresh fish and meats, produce and lots of wine. Only about three checkout lanes.
At first I had trouble finding the beer. I walked around the isles of wine which take up about 45% of the store.

The beer is way in the back in a separate wing. It is like a little liquor store within the market. There is a separate cashier and outside entrance to this wing of the market. Back here there is lots of liquor and spirits. The beer occupies 2 coolers and both sides of one long shelf. There is a small shelf of disorganized singles to mix and match a 6 pack for $9.99. Other than the disorganized singles rack everything else is organized well. Its all grouped by brewery with the breweries that specialize in similar styles together. (IE The Bruery is near Unibroue and the traditional Belgian breweries).

I was actually surprised with the selection here. For a place that isnt purely focused on beer the selection is quality. Lots of New Holland, Brooklyn, AleSmith, and a nice selection of Belgians like magnums of St Bernardus.

This place, teamed with Palmer's, could make a pretty good and quick beer haul. I think Weiland's picks up where Palmer's leaves off. They have more 6 packs and sessionable beers than Palmer's.

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Photo of csmiley
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Stopped by this place based on the reviews from this site. It is a greocery store that sits in the corner of a small shopping center.

The beer is located in the back of the store in a seperate room with the liquor. Once in the room, there is a wall of cold beer starting along the right hand side. The amount of cold beer they keep is nice. The rest of the beer is on shelves just by the coolers.

Quality was good. Did not see dust on the bottles or anything that would deter me from coming back. Service was good. Employees were willing to help out and came across as being educated on the beers they carry. Selection was better than I expected. Some of the breweries that made a showing: Bells, NorthCoast, Stoudts, Victory, Moylans, Avery, Stone, Brooklyn, and Great Lakes. To name a few. The import selection was not bad either. I noticed brews from Rochefort, Chimay, St. Bernardus, Coopers, Amarcord, Unibroue, Barons, and Castelain.

Pretty good establishment overall. What I walked out with:
Avery 15
Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere

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Photo of jmacdaddy2008
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%

I have been coming to this store since they opened up there new section for beer and liquor. I have always felt at home. Polly and Sam do a great job running the show and are always helpful.

They do beer tasting on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Stone Brewery was there last week. 25c for a healthy poor of their Russian imperial Stout and Barley wine is pretty sweet.

They have a clearance shelf, which is nice to help move inventory. I bought a couple of Rogue's Shakespeare stout and Boulder Beer's Obovoid Empirical Stout for 5 bucks a piece.

They have a decent beer selection. Carrying Dogfish Head, Bell's latest and Stone to name a few and are always open to ordering some they don't have.

I would recommend checking this place out if you are either traveling to or through Columbus. Especially, stop on Friday evenings during their taste testings.

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Photo of bradley194
4.85/5  rDev +18%

I was introduced to this place by a friend of mine. I decided to go there and when I walked in I swear to God the light of Heaven was shining from the beer section. The selection was amazing. I went there for their selection of Oktoberfest beer and they had plenty to choose from. They had a mix and match fall beer section which I took full advantage of...6 beer for $8.99.

They also have other mix and match beers which were great also.

They also had a great selection of really nice artisan beers such as Trappistes Rochefort. The one thing I could not find there was Duvel.

They also have beer tastings on Fridays and Saturday mornings.

The service was very helpful and friendly.

All in all I really like this place. It is an excellent place to go when you are really looking for some quality beer.

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Photo of budsboy
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

Easy to find, plenty of parking. The market itself was recommended as a great place to get quality meat and veggies — and it is. I was surprised to see a large room within the market dedicated to beer and liquor.

A Unibroue rep happened to be there, hawking and offering tastings and a free glass. He did a fair amount of beer advocacy as well, so good on him. He talked a self-professed non-beer drinker into sampling a brew and she was clearly impressed. "Oh, well this isn't beer," she said. I love that. I sampled their Chambly Noire and Blanche De Chambly (little black-and-white action) and got a nice oversized wine glass with a tiny little chip in the bottom (well, why did you think they were free?).

The selection is impressive, with plenty of craft beers to choose from and a decent selection of imports. The staff there didn't seem to know that much about the beer (it is a grocery), but they were pleasant and tried to help as much as they could.

They had a make-your-own six pack set up (two or three tables full of unrefrigerated beer) with so-so choices, and a separate make-your-own summer seasonal sixer, which seems like a very good idea.

I spent over $100 and came away with two boxes of beers I had never tried and a nice beef flank and chicken breasts for the grill.

It's a great one-stop shopping mecca for me. Beer and quality meats. I will probably get to know the staff there very well over the next few weeks.

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