The Andersons General Store

BA SCORE
94
outstanding

51 Reviews
The Andersons General StoreThe Andersons General Store
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

7000 Bent Tree Blvd
Columbus, Ohio, 43235-6903
United States

(614) 766-9500 | map
andersonsstore.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
85
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
7.01%
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Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 85
Reviews by csmiley:
Photo of csmiley
3.85/5  rDev -10%

This place definitely has a general store feel as soon as you walk in the front door. The "beverage" department is in the back corner of the store. The first beer that you come across is a display at the end of an aisle and includes vintages of Tom Hardy and J. W. Lee. The actual aisle consists of craft beer. There are showings from Great Divide, Founders, Victory, Boulder, Penn, Brooklyn, DFH, Bells, Great Lakes, and Mendocino. The next aisle has more craft brews but also has a selection of imports. A few of the breweries represented include: Left Hand, Lagunitas, Fort Collins, Baron's, and a few improrts that I have not seen before. The very back corner of the store has a small cooler in the event you need to purchase cold beer. I usually do not see any store employees when I am there. Of course, I don't require any service because I know what I want when I stop by. That actually works out to my benefit.

Some of the selections that I walked out with:
Flying Dog mix pack - Horn Dog, Gonzo, Double Dog, and Kerberos.
Bell's Third Coast
Duvel
Aventinus Eisbock

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More User Reviews:
Photo of wingedeel
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Sadly I guess this place is closing later this spring. Too bad as they have a fantastic selection of beer and mead, including Schramms. Beers were nicely laid out, and easy to browse. Prices were reasonable.

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Photo of nwhittin
4.52/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of akopczyk
4.9/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of target88
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of wvsabbath
4.11/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jp32
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Very nice selection. Decent pricing, not perfect, but decent. Very well categorized by brewery location and/or bottle size, so it's easy to browse through everything without feeling lost, and also fairly easy to go straight after what you're looking for.

It's one of the better places to buy craft beer in the Columbus area that I've been to.

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Photo of bsk295
4.66/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

The best selection in the area. Service is good but it depends on individual taste. The atmosphere is basically a grocery store with a gigantic selection. Prices are reasonable but hard to compare since they have such a large selection. The NW Columbus location has a much larger refrigerated section.

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Photo of scott2269
3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JArt
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This place has an amazing beer selection. Obviously, it is a grocery store, so there's nothing special to see. However, if you are looking for good beer at good prices, then this is a must visit.

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Photo of dcotom
4.75/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

My go-to beer and wine destination whenever I'm back home. The "vibe" is nothing special, but I have always found the staff to be helpful and knowledgeable. On my last visit, I was able to pick up three of the beers on my want list (BP Sculpin, Sorachi Ace, & DFH Palo Santo Marron) on one brief trip down the singles aisle. I could spend hours just browsing here. (And I have.)

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Photo of mikepcarney
4.75/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mlockman
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Best selection in Columbus! An entire aisle of individual bottles for sale, ands-down the most helpful staff, and the largest selection of bombers and six-packs I've ever seen. Also features a bar with nearly daily sampling.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
4.11/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of burkat
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

This is my most frequented beer destination in the Columbus area. The selection is second to none in the area. Service can be hit or miss. Some employees are very knowledgeable about craft beer while others are lacking and more familiar with wine. The atmosphere is nothing special. After all, it is just a department store of sorts. Prices are reasonable and generally fall in line with other retailers; however, many of their 12oz singles are marked up significantly.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.57/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

My favorite store in Columbus. The selection is incredible, and they always have great beers like Wulver, Backwoods, a bunch of Jackie O's, and a huge selection of Hoppin Frog. They have vintage J.W. Lees almost every time, and a great selection of craft beer from around the country and beyond. Service is good, and the vibe is fine. Selection rocks.

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Photo of StoutFox
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of zimm421
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Lightman
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

This is a beer drinker's heaven. The largest selection of craft and imported beers, IMHO, of any store in the Columbus area. Competitive pricing and a huge array of bottles available is singles. Can't believe it has taken me this ling to wander over to their store. Three thumbs up ;-)

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Photo of jminch
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of JeffONeal
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of sethpezar
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Mikus
4.58/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

The Andersons was excellent. The atmosphere of the beer aisles (where I was hanging out) was just fine, there was a wine/cheese sampling going on... folks were casually perusing the aisles. While I wasn't checking around for dates/etc, all of the items I purchased were fresh (although the Bell's Expedition I picked up was about a year old, which is excellent). Several employees in the beer/wine section guiding patrons to their beers, and one particularly knowledgeable employee running about like a madman helping folks make their selections. I was asked several times if I needed a hand/etc. As far as I have heard, if it is distributed in OH then it is at The Andersons. Wonderful selection. Prices were on par with most I have seen.

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The Andersons General Store in Columbus, OH
4.28 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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