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Type: Store

128 W Elder St
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202-7759
United States

(513) 744-9888 | map

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Added by beangiver on 11-26-2008

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by Bfarr:
Photo of Bfarr
2.9/5  rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4

From a west coast out of towner:
Located in Findlay market, this place is primarily a wine bar. However, relegated to the back is a fair selection of regional beers. A few well stocked metal shelving units and a couple of coolers as well as assorted boxes thrown on the floor contain six and 4 packs as well as few bombers and bigger bottles. I found 2 vintages of Avery Maharaja but were left in the boxes and Double Trouble was a bit old. I did find Founders, Weyerbacher, Bell's and quite a few others to make it a very hard decision. I found quite a bit I had been looking for but they don't allow mixing packs. Also, nothing was priced and when I went and asked someone (no one bothered to see if I needed any help) he was too busy to help me and said he would get another employee. He didn't know anything either and only priced everything with the computer.
The nice thing is that if you're with someone who doesn't want to look with you, they can sit and half a glass of wine or 2 while you dig through their selection. A definite plus is with it located in Findlay Market you can pick up some great meat and cheeses along with it. I know if I lived here it would be a frequent spot to visit.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JustinSparks
3.57/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of pixelharmony
4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Recently moved back to Cincinnati after 13 years in Chicago. It's hard to compare many stores to the size and distribution you have in Chicago. However the Market Wines does have a small but solid and diverse inventory. Owner and staff are friendly and they are getting more into beer. If you're in Findlay it's worth stopping by!

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Photo of Rod_J
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I've felt compelled to review this place due to the lack of reviews thus far.

I live an hour south of Cincinnati and have visited Market Wines twice. This place started as a wine destination, but has started to venture into craft beer as of late. The previous reviewer mentioned not getting any service, but from the two times I've visited, I had no other option than to talk with the owner and he's been extremely helpful; perhaps he's just starting to take a more active interest in beer. Admittedly, he's all about wine, but he won't hesitate to tell you if he has any new stuff in that hasn't be put out yet or something that's coming soon (apparently he's getting a case of Black Note in later this month...)

The beer selection is still small and disorganized compared to the elegantly displayed wines, but they have a lot of good stuff and a handful of rotating taps as well. Not to mention, Findlay Market is a treasure trove where you can buy fresh seafood, handmade pasta, spices, organic soaps, just all kinds of stuff.

3.5 for atmosphere because the beer section looks like an afterthought, but the rest of the shop is really quaint. Could totally be a 4+ if they put a little more thought into how they presented their beer.

4 for quality because Findlay Market is just awesome.

3.5 for service because I've had great help, but wine is always going to be their forte.

4 for selection because not a lot of people seem to know about this place and they don't show it off, so there are some great finds.

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Photo of beangiver
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

for such a small place that is mainly wine focused Market wines gets some great and limited release beers: Southern Tier, Flat Earth, Avery, Bells....It is also great to be able to do your shopping at findley and be able to buy your beer there as well, that was long over do.
If you live downtown or go to the market on saturday you should swing by. They will be getting Sunday hours in the new year as well.
Plus they do wine and beer tastings on Saturdays from 11-3. These alternate between wine and beer so you might want to call ahead to see if it is beer tasting or go for the gusto and refresh the tastebuds on some fermented grapes.

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Market Wines in Cincinnati, OH
3.46 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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