Kenny Road Market

Kenny Road MarketKenny Road Market
Kenny Road MarketKenny Road Market
Store

4658 Kenny Rd
Columbus, Ohio, 43220-2799
United States

(614) 538-1100 | map

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.21
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
85
pDev:
13.54%
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dafla67 from Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Always a great selection of beers at reasonable prices. Always friendly services and willing to answer any questions. I am in Columbus maybe 1 per year and I always make a stop here.

Feb 25, 2019
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dr_howison from Turkey

4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Kenny Road Market (aka the beer zone) is the top spot in central Ohio for an endless selection of beers, porno and uhauls! Seriously though, always an excellent selection of local and national beers and friendly faces. Don't forget get to pick up a pack of the world's greatest gummy bears on the way out!

Dec 08, 2018
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Romanowich from Ohio

4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

The Kenny Road Market has UPGRADED and grows everyday! A NEW LOOK INSIDE AND OUT!
Kenny Road Market BEER ZONE has over 1200 Cold Craft Brews. A total of over 1500 Beers altogether, not including seasonal / rotating / sales. Beer Zone prides itself on its local OHIO breweries and merchandise. SUPPORT THE LOCAL!

They offer MAKE YOUR OWN 6 Pack or single price selections. If you're not sure what you want, simply ask and they will more often than not, happily break up a 4-6 or 8 pack into singles for you.

ALWAYS check out behind the counter for special limited items and in the SEASONAL isle for those annual rotating beers you favor.

Each employee shares an overall knowledge of brews and can help answer just about any question as well as give their own opinion on beers they have tasted. When unable to answer, they work as a team or can easily look up information for you. THEY HAVE A REQUEST BOARD for those special items or to order large quantities in advance for special events.

As a market, they offer: GENERAL GROCERIES, SNACKS, SODA, LOTTERY, TOBACCO and yes...even Adult Magazines.

In need of a U-Haul (...to carry all that beer home right?) - They offer moving trucks and minor equipment for local moving as well!

There really isn't much they can't help you with. :D CHECK THEM OUT ON FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/KennyRoadMarket

Mar 05, 2018
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Pppppp from Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -34.7%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 5

I have lived in UA all of my life and have visited Kenny Road Market over the years for their outstanding selection of beers. However, after visiting Kenny Road Market for the last year on a regular basis, I have to say that there is one particular woman cashier during the day that is very nasty, rude, and not pleasant at all. People do not need this type of abuse from a carry out cashier when they are purchasing a product from this establishment! I have stayed away from Kenny Road Market for several months due to this cashier, but have recently returned to purchase beer and she is still just as rude, nasty, and unpleasant as ever! The owner of Kenny Road Market should get rid of this abusive cashier woman!

Feb 18, 2017
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TechEditor from Ohio

5/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Until now, the shabby outside hid an amazing selection on the inside. Within the past year, they've vastly expanded the amount of cooler space and re-arranged things inside. Now they're working on the outside.

There's a great selection of craft beers from all over with a couple of cases dedicated to Columbus and other Ohio brews. The people know beer and, if you're looking for something new, they'll help with recommendations.

The Kenny Road Market also rents trucks (really), sell snacks, and have a selection of "adult" magazines (wink, wink). There's a pizza shop in the building and I'm told that it's pretty good, but I haven't tried it. Although it's mainly a beer store, you'll find some wines, too.

Fortunately, it's (almost) on my way home.

Jul 16, 2016
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jp32 from Michigan

3.28/5  rDev -22.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

Nice place. Huge selection. Friendly staff.

If I could change ONE THING about this place, it would be their selection of singles. They have very few singles and make-your-own-six-pack available, making much of their "huge" selection nearly useless.

They will usually have what you are looking for (or something similar), however, if you are into trying all kinds of new beers that come out... (and who isn't?)... you cannot buy them individually here, which is my only knock on an otherwise outstanding store.

Apr 24, 2016
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dcotom from Iowa

4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Neighborhood market, nothing special on the outside. But what a fantastic selection of craft beers! Many singles, domestic and import, lots of Ohio-brewed beers. Knowledgeable staff, and most of the patrons seemed to be craft aficionados. Pleasant shopping experience. I even found Sahti and Braggot there. 'Nuff said!

Apr 15, 2016
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wapcap from Nebraska

3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

A hard to find place. Seemed somewhat dirty and scattered. The selection was very good and they emphasis craft beer though. I recommend, just don't mind the area.

Jun 16, 2015
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nevai from Ohio

1.28/5  rDev -69.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 2

In January of 2015 I bought a 3 pack of Chimay and when I opened it at home I saw it was brewed in 2011 but the store refused to refund my money or to replace the beer.

It is a real low class looking place with a large domestic beer selection but apparently they are not interested in making sure that their stock is not outdated.

Stay away from them!

Jan 13, 2015
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Decent selection of stuff, divided into aisles and coolers. Most beers are available both cold and on the shelf, which is nice. A bit dingy on the inside, doesn't look like much from the outside, either. The standard selection of Ohio brews and the beers one can get in Ohio. They seem to carry the good stuff behind the counter. I asked if they had any Three Floyds, they said they just ran out of Gumbalhead, but had Blakkr, which I happily bought along with a 6er of White Rajah. Good service and upselling, for sure. Prices were reasonable, middle of the road.

Apr 14, 2014
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Natesquatch from West Virginia

4.82/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

This place has an amazing selection, supposedly the best in the Columbus area. As an out-of-towner, I sought it out based on word-of-mouth reputation, and I was not disappointed. The stocked all kinds of stuff that I can't get in my home state of West Virginia; for example, Thirsty Dog's Bourbon Barrel-Aged Siberian Night by the case. Highly recommended and worth going out of your way to find.

Dec 16, 2013
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apasternak from District of Columbia

4.8/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This store has one of the better beer selections in Columbus. I have tried a ton of new beer through them, and they can even request a beer if you know what you are looking for. Their snacks section is solid if you need some munchies. They also frequently have fancy beer mugs, glasses and shot glasses for really cheap. I got a Jim Beam engraved glass for a dollar and one of my coolest shot glasses for $1.50

Apr 04, 2013
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MikeSt from Wisconsin

4.59/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

As many of the reviewers said, you wouldn't know it from the looks, but an excellent selection and variety of beer. Went here on Beer Advocate's recommendation as an out-of-town visitor to get some other regional microbrews and was pleasantly surprised. The employee helped me walk through many recommendations and spent the time to answer all of my questions. Staff very helpful and knowledgable also. Great choice in Columbus. Our last few beer tasting nights have been much more enjoyable thanks to the Kenny Road Market.

Jun 03, 2012
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phidelt649 from Ohio

4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I really enjoyed coming here. I'm new to the Columbus area and from the Kenny Road Market image I was actually a little nervous as it looked like it might be in a "ghetto" part of town. I was pleasantly surprised to find it in a nice neighborhood and not run down at all.

I'm relatively new to the craft beer world (6 months and going or so) so, to me, the selection was extensive. I've been making my way through Rogue stuff and they had a few things I hadn't seen anywhere else. James, the store clerk, is amazing. He knows his stuff inside and out and likes to chat. Don't pop in here if you're in a hurry as he is really knowledgeable and turned me on to quite a few things I have never heard of.

Having been to just about every store on the Beer Advocate list, I'd have to say that this and Andersons are my two favorites. Since I'm still refining my tastes and finding out what I do and don't like, I like having the ability to mix sixes and grab bombers. Kenny Road Market had probably the largest selection of bombers I've ever seen.

Definitely worth checking out!

Jun 02, 2012
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beesy from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Small, easily looked over shop. Houses a U-haul rental store.

A small carryout stores that has its share of lottery junkies, bmc seekers, 11am alcoholics, beer geeks and everything in between. Usually my weekly stoppimg spot as its between my office and our main patient office.

A very nice selection of american beers with a cooler or two of brews from across the pond. The main focus is on american beers. Hoppin frog, avery, anderson valley, southern tier, bells, founders, sam adams, GI, Alesmith, Stillwater, Great Lakes, Dark Horse, Rogue, Sierra Nevada and Stone are some of the more commons you'll see here. One of the wider selections in town.

The service is pretty nondescript. Its rare i get somene to come back and ask if i need anythign, but most of the guys recognize me, so im ok with that. If you could get someone to help you without going to the counter, a few of the guys are into beer and a few know enough to get by.

Overall, a nice little spot to sto by if you're in the area.

Dec 10, 2011
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xdefeatsy from Ohio

4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Never judge a book by its cover. Although Kenny Road Market is an older store and looks a little run-down, it's alive and well on the inside. I always used to pass this place on my way down to Ohio State for classes to get various sodas and snacks that no other places carried (which still holds true today). I never took the time to notice their beer selection since I wasn't of legal drinking age until a couple years ago. I decided to give it a visit today since it had been a while and I needed to stock up.

Walking in, it's just like a larger-than-normal convenience store. I spotted some beer toward the back of the store and ta-da! The back 50% of the store is loaded with beer. The selection is better than what I had expected. They had nearly all of the new releases from the local/Great Lakes region breweries, plus the best selection of Bell's I have seen on the northwest side. They also have a large selection of bombers, probably equal in quantity to Anderson's but better in selection. Walking to the back-left of the cooler, there are some more 4's and 6'ers of American micros and then it goes into a pretty solid selection of Euro and Non-Euro imports; especially British, German and Belgian beers. Walking to the back-right, there's plenty of American macro if you're into that stuff. There's more non-refrigerated beer on the end-caps of where the wine (decent selection) and snacks are -- mostly seasonal 6'ers. They do have some discounted beer that is nearing or a little over the "best by" date, it's good if you're cash-strapped. Contrary to other reviews, the stuff I got from the coolers was brand new and the guy had no quips about brown-bagging my bombers.

The thing that really sets this place apart from other stores in the area is the customer service. The guy running the store and unloading the beer is the most outgoing clerk I've ever met. Very chatty but in a good way and LOVES to talk about different beers. If there's something new/rare, he'll point you right to it. If there's something you can't find, he'll bend over backwards to try and order it for you. The store was actually doing decent business for 1pm on a Friday and he was checking up on everybody even though he was all by himself.

All in all, I will be going back to Kenny Road Market. The prices are between cheap and reasonable, actually a buck or two lower than Anderson's or Ale Wine & Spirits on the bombers. It may not be the largest selection in Columbus or the Northwest side but it's worth driving an extra 5-10 minutes past Anderson's to support a local mom & pop with great service. And yes, they do rent U-Hauls.

Oct 28, 2011
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SaCkErZ9 from South Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%

Kenny Road Market was pretty easy to find right on, you guessed it, Kenny Road. The store front looked more gas-station than beer store, but inside awaited some pretty nice goodies. This wasnt exactly the best selection in town, but it was pretty sweet. I saw Elevator and Columbus Brewing as far as locals. Also saw Alesmith and Great Divide as well as many others. It seemed as though the majority of the selection were in sixers in the refrigerators, but they had a nice selection both warm and cold. I prefer Palmers or Pace-Hi, but this place had great service. The guy working was enthusiastic about beer and very willing to help.

Jan 19, 2011
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BeerBuckeye from Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -12.1%

Stopped into Kenny Road as part of a small tour of local beer markets.

It's small, but a pretty good selection. Saw most of the staples that you can find in the Columbus area, plus a good selection of other hard-to-find brews, pretty similar to the selection at Weiland's.

Import section a little less than some other beer markets but pretty much up to par if not a little better than others in the domestic selection.

Better selection of singles than I've seen elsewhere, but all are priced the same, so there's no ability to get singles of beers out of a certain price range.

One of the best things about Kenny Road are their 'clearance' deals, as you can usually pick up a lot of beer for cheap if they're just trying to get rid of it, especially seasonal beers.

Though I don't particularly care for it, you could get two 6 packs of Harvest Moon for $6.99 total, or a case of it for like $12.99.

Jan 07, 2011
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peddlesup from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%

This market is kind of strange yet kind of cool too. They sell all the typical market things but they also rent uhaul trucks! Their beer selection was pretty awesome! I think they boast like 500 different beers, not sure about that but they do carry alot more than the other shops I've been in. I personally think this place blows Anderson's away! They had Alesmith, Bell's, New Holland, Stone, Dogfish Head and a good amount of imports. Service was spot on, there was a young guy that helped me out, his name was Jim or James..very nice and knew his beers!

Oct 30, 2010
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InebriatedJoker from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

This little store has always had a great selection of world famous beers - and if you ask they can find and order what you are looking for (within reason) -

the prices are within reason compared to most places that put a high sticker price on premium beers

This is where I buy my Delirium Tremens -they also carry a wide selection of wines and the service is always friendly and helpful -

I would recommend you try this place if you are ever in search of a hard to find beer or wine - I know they will try to help you in your search ...

Sep 18, 2010
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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

I met one of the guys from Kenny Road at Weasel Boy in Zanesville. He was hanging out there and we started talking- he told me to come check out his store, "largest selection of cold beer in Columbus", "largest selection of Bell's in town". So there I went...

It's OK. I would stop by occasionally to pick up a brew or two, but I wouldn't go out of my way to come here. Their selection is good but not outstanding. They don't sell singles because of a license problem. I didn't see the amazing Bell's selection...

Lots of local Ohio brews, that's nice. I found a four-pack of Great Divide Hercules, which I don't recall ever seeing on 12-oz format. Nice!

But I mean, nothing mind-blowing. Just a nice beer place that is more of a convenience store. I don't know about their "500 beers" claim, but they do have a *good* selection.

With The Andersons so close, I don't see myself coming back here... but hey, it ain't bad at all!

Sep 14, 2010
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MbpBugeye from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -8.6%

Not my favorite store but a really good one nonetheless. It is definitely on the list when I am making rounds.

This is basically a mini-mart that has a wide selection of beer. Some wine, snacks, pop etc. The beers are arrange fairly well. The coolers off to the left by themselves house the English, German and Belgian beers. Every Sam Smith, Unibroue, Paulaner etc.

The coolers along the back of the store keep all the American craft. Bombers on the ends and 6- packs in the middle. They pride themselves in keeping a lot of Bell's. Decent selection of Ohio stuff, namely Hoppin Frog.

Mar 28, 2010
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nrbw23 from Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -20.4%

I've been to this place about a million times. Everytime I there it seems pretty much the same. If you're looking for something on the rare side or different I wouldn't come here. If you're looking for just some good quality craft brews and nothing out of the ordinary stop on in.

Service is cool. They'll talk with you but you have to hunt them down. They're pretty much out of the way here.

Like some other guys have said the mixer sixer selection is a joke. They do always seem to have some sort of beer on sale though. Usually an outdated seasonal of some sort.

Not a bad place by any means, but if you seek something rare avoid this one. Come here if you need to pick up something that's pretty much standard.

The best way to describe this place is the Giant Eagle selection on steriods.

Feb 24, 2010
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jrallen34 from Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -31.1%

I'm in Columbus for Holiday so I thought I would check out the two highest rated beer stores. Pulled up the place and like most posters didn't expect much. When I got inside my hunch was sadly confirmed.

The selection was ok, a couple stone and alesmith but very limited. The beers were spred out through the store impossible to find and most of the beers were in coolers which is a huge no-no.

The famous 6 pack mix and match was a joke as it was all just crappy micro's. They tease you by placing them next to a nice selection of singles that would make you drool if it was included.

Overall, a very subpar store that I would not visit unless it was very close. Surely, don't go out of your way.

Dec 24, 2009
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mwa423 from Ohio

4.35/5  rDev +3.3%

While you might pull up to this an expect nothing more then every different type of Keystone, Bud, and Miller but you're in for a big surprise.

The majority of the left side of the store is nothing but craft beer. There is a decent selection of mix your own six pack, but the real gem is the giant pallets full of discount beer. This past weekend I got 2 cases of Magic Hat Lucky Kat for $15 per case. I have gotten beer from Brooklyn, Summit, and others for about the same price. The only downside is that the beer is usually out of date, but it's still good beer!

If you want some beer bargains, this is the spot in Columbus to go to!

Nov 27, 2009
Kenny Road Market in Columbus, OH
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