Save-On Craft Beer & Wine

Save-On Craft Beer & WineSave-On Craft Beer & Wine
Save-On Craft Beer & WineSave-On Craft Beer & Wine
Store

7411 Mentor Ave
Mentor, Ohio, 44060-5405
United States

(440) 918-1905 | map
saveoncraftbeer.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.63
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
23
pDev:
11.45%
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Ratings by yancot:
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Rated by yancot from Canada (ON)

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Apr 22, 2014
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.29 by travelguy from Ohio

Aug 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4.14 by Muss42 from Michigan

Jul 20, 2017
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Reviewed by Ohiou84 from Ohio

4.89/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5
My go to place for craft beer in Cleveland. I travel an hour out of my way to visit this place every other week. The staff is friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend. Lots of great local stuff.
Jan 12, 2016
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Rated by ManBat12 from District of Columbia

4.65/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
This place is worth the stop
Jan 12, 2016
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Reviewed by headbangingteacher from Maryland

4.58/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
While visiting my father in law about 15 minutes away, I visited this place, ultimately twice, because of the reviews I read here. I am glad I did and I feel compelled to write my own.

This is not a huge store and a good portion is dedicated to wine and various tobacco products. What is present in the world of craft beer is interesting, plentiful and quite varied given the limited space, and compared to what I am used to, priced very well.

I went in on the day after Christmas to the sounds of some very religious Christmas music. The employee behind the counter greeted me right away and asked about my holiday. I asked about his and he chuckled that he was "recovering". Over the course of the time I was there and other people came in and out, the guy greeted himself twice more and apologized for doing so, referring once again to his previous day's exploits. I mention all this because despite the generic appearance, this particular employee, who was the only person there on both my visits, was very engaging and spirited, and that definitely improved the overall vibe of the place.

Things were definitely a bit picked-over because of the holidays, but there were still lots of goodies organized mostly in rows dedicated to domestic, import, Belgians, regional?, and finally, Ohio. Along the three walls are refrigerators with a few items not on the shelves, but not many.

There is also a growler station, and here management has decided to display new and interesting beers (Otra Vez) and beers behind the counter. Two of these at the time were Gumballhead and YumYumYum. Given that I cannot get and have never had 3 Floyd's, I enquired as the availability of these items to which the gentleman replied excitedly that he had some behind the counter. Worried, I asked about price and he said he could only part with two of each, but singles are priced in proportion the price of the 6ers, so these were 2.18 each. Ecstatic, he then asked if I had ever heard of Zombie Dust, and when I replied in the affirmative, he wondered whether I would like one bottle of that, same price. More points for this dude and his place. After grabbing some Clown Shoes bombers and a bunch of singles of beers I cannot get in MD, including a bunch brewed in Ohio, I headed to the counter. After telling the dude I was there because of reviews I read on BA and that the place lived up to the hype, he continued to that me profusely. When total rang up, he ran off behind the counter and brought back a Unibroue glass for me. I stopped by once more before heading back home and will make this a regular stop whenever visiting the area.
Dec 29, 2015
 
Rated: 4.22 by BeerOps from Illinois

Dec 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.28 by Jpinoniemi from Ohio

Aug 02, 2015
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
You can tell by the photo this place ain't all fancy and pretentious. The guy in line in front of me was getting a 30-pack of Miller Lite and the woman behind me a box of wine. Meanwhile, I got a six-pack of Anti-Hero, something from The Bruery and a bottle of KBS -- all at almost half the price of my usual craft beer shops in Pennsylvania. Plenty of friendly banter initiated from the guy behind the counter, too. Would stop here all the time if I lived anywhere close.
Jul 21, 2015
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Reviewed by ChrisMon02 from Ohio

2/5  rDev -56.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2
Updated 12/18. Not sure what happened but this store changed drastically. Don't even bother.

Awesome, organized selection. Clean place with a friendly staff that I visit every time I am out in the Mentor area. Highly suggested.
Jul 04, 2015
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Rated by BeechwoodJim from Ohio

4.29/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
Tons of bottles to pick from but if you want to fill a growler call before you as they don't update the website as often as needed.
Apr 17, 2015
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Rated by JSahrle from New York

5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Awesome place. Best beer store I visited on my trip to PA and Ohio. Wish this was closer to home!
Apr 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4.89 by Soloveitchik from New York

Mar 08, 2015
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Reviewed by mtomlins from Canada (ON)

4.89/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5
The best use of an old Dunkin Donuts location EVER!

Doesn't look like much, but what a great store. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. They are willing to let you browse or will walk around pointing out all the gems. Hell, they even carry your cases (yah, I bought a lot) out to the case for you. An incredible selection on the growler filling station as well (Bodhi, DirtWolf, Breakfast Stout, Hop JuJu, Speedway!). If you spend a few minutes shopping and talking with the staff to prove you aren't a D-Bag, you will most likely be rewarded....that's all I'm sayin' ;).
Feb 26, 2015
 
Rated: 4.76 by FaradayUncaged from Michigan

Feb 09, 2015
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Reviewed by THEDROKK from Colorado

4.56/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4
Best store i found in the Cleveland area. the workers were very friendly and knowledgeable. the manager also hooked it up with some floyds from the back! will definitely be returning next time i go home to CLE
Jan 27, 2015
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
Stopped in due to the great ratings on here while driving through Ohio over the summer. We arrived about 5 minutes after opening time on a Sunday morning only to find the store looking closed.... luckily for us it wasn't. The owner was inside, opened the door and turned the lights on. He was very welcoming and had many suggestions of what brews were new and good. Very helpful.

The selection enormous. It seemed like most of the stuff was laid out in singles but six/four packs of mostly everything could be found. Lots of singles both in the cooler and out on the shelves, of which there are many. This was certainly my sort of store where you could look around and seemingly find hidden treasures at every corner. I am sure he would have told me where anything was but I kind of find it to be part of the fun looking around myself at first. Left with four mixed-six packs of brews from OH, MI (ton of Bells) to CA (which I can't get some of in MA). Honestly probably one of the best selections I have seen in ANY beer store around the country. Didn't seem overly dusty but also didn't seem like they moved things as fast as the best of them. Plenty of US craft as well as Belgian and foreign bottles as well. Prices were much better than what I am used to paying in MA, save-on indeed. Anyone with a selection of singles around them like this is very lucky.
Dec 30, 2014
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Reviewed by ClePaul from Ohio

2/5  rDev -56.8%
Good stuff, Wally will only take care oif you on the rare ones if he feels like. Which is about 50% of the time. James has grown on me but is still a bit 'out there' Amazing selection of singles, most of which are cold.
Nov 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by trxxpaxxs from New York

Oct 07, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by LostHighway from Minnesota

Sep 17, 2014
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Reviewed by mrosinack from California

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
Does not look like much, but wow. Varied and extensive selection of craft beers, both domestic and import, local and regional. Knowledgable staff, extremely friendly and helpful. All around great shop!
Sep 12, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by gatheredwaters from Vermont

Aug 13, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by sethpezar from Ohio

Aug 11, 2014
 
Rated: 5 by tommyguz from Pennsylvania

Jul 08, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by CopperMtnPlowboy from Ohio

Jun 14, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by HoppyBastard1 from Pennsylvania

Jun 08, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by garuda from Pennsylvania

May 19, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by SpartyJoe from Colorado

Apr 26, 2014
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Reviewed by Jascrutch from Ohio

4.57/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
HAD to stop in while running around over the holidays. Blown away by the selection of craft beers available. This is the type of place where you honestly don't know what to get because there is so much available. Best part of it is, is the staff are readily available to make recommendations. Prices are what the are and appear to be at state minimum judging by my "normal" purchases. If you want a beer that exists in Ohio, you are very likely to find it here. Recommend getting your favorite then build a six pack of related beers that you will find here...you may end up with a new favorite.
Jan 06, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by dailyminefield from North Carolina

Dec 29, 2013
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Reviewed by thegrimone from Virginia

4.55/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5
I stopped by this shop because I was in Cleveland on business. Wow, the place is just what it says. Its a beer, wine, and smoke shop. Catering to all the vices. The coolers lining two walls were a bit bare, but the shelves were fully stocked. All arranged by style so it was easy to locate any thing you wanted. They also have taps to fill growlers. The guy working there was very knowledgeable of styles and breweries. This is a must stop if you are in the Greater Cleveland area.
Nov 17, 2013
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Reviewed by deleted_user_761850

4.49/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
While in Mentor/Eastlake on business, I was told my the locals that if I liked beer, that I simply had to go to this store. Coming from the East coast, I was very happy to see a number of beers that I couldn't get elsewhere.

I also saw a number of beers that I've searched for in vain. This is not a giant mega-store, but a fairly small store packed with great craft beer. So, they don't have everything, but they have plenty of hard-to-find items.

The two best parts are the exceptional service and the tasting bar. They have a certain portion of the day where you can pay a small fee and try a few special beers on draft or by bottle. I really appreciated the knowledge of the staff, but especially the gratitude and kindness of this "Mom and Son" shop.

If for no other reason, it is worth visiting them for the warm reception.
Nov 02, 2013
 
Rated: 4.75 by jtennyson99 from Ohio

Oct 28, 2013
 
Rated: 5 by chuckv from Pennsylvania

Oct 18, 2013
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Reviewed by tscanlon51 from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Fabulous place.

I was in Cleveland this weekend and had staked out this place from the reviews on BA. It is unassuming from the outside but once you step in the store you know you are in the right place.

I wanted to pick up some local beer and had a few in mind. Wally was super helpful helping me find and pick out the best local stuff. Wally even made sure the Fat Heads Headhunter was from the batch that just came in that day. He wanted me to have the freshest batch for my first time tasting this beer.

I saw in another review that they carried Three Floyds, when they can keep it in stock. I have never had any of their stuff since I can't get it in Boston. So of course I asked if they had any. When I told him I that I had never tried any TF Wally took an Alpha King out of his personal stash. He even apologized that he didn't have any Zombie Dust, his favorite.

In the end I ended up getting almost two cases, which Wally and one of his guys brought out to my car. Selection, Service and just downright friendliness was A+. I would highly recommend. I'll be back. I don't know when but I will be back.
Oct 15, 2013
 
Rated: 4.75 by BeerBucks from New York

Oct 09, 2013
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Reviewed by starkdog24 from Ohio

5/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Very, very friendly service.
The best selection in northeast ohio for beer.
You can pick individual beer bottles with no upcharge.
All prices are perfectly reasonable.
Always excellent beers on tap.
Just a great atmosphere, well organized, and clean store.
I drive over an hour to get to this store because of all these things.
Aug 27, 2013
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Reviewed by SlovenianMight from Ohio

4.55/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4
A truly wonderful little shop with tremendous selection. The proprietors of this establishment are knowledgable, friendly, and eager to accommodate any requests. Another good quality is the amount of product that moves through the store ensuring its freshness. If you've not visited the store yet please do.
Aug 07, 2013
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Reviewed by fuzztub from Pennsylvania

4.9/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
one of the best places i've stopped at. i'm currently living in PA and will have to remember to stop in again when i'm in the area for work. it does not look like much on the outside, but man what a selection!

the lady behind the desk was extremely helpful and very nice to talk with. and i highly recommend checking it out.
Aug 06, 2013
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Reviewed by Opus724 from Pennsylvania

4.97/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
I drive two hours from Pittsburgh to visit this incredible store. It's one of the few places that carries Three Floyds. I called last week before I drove out on Saturday to see if they had any Three Floyds in stock, and unfortunately they were out. My wife and I still drove out there, just so I could show her the amazing selection. After we bought a dozen bottles of beer not available in the archaic state of Pennsylvania, the very nice young man behind the counter brought my purchase out to my car and we spoke about Three Floyds and how hard it was to find. I was going to leave my name and number for when they received their next shipment of Three Floyds when the young man offered to sell me a bottle that he was saving for himself. I was quite overwhelmed at his generosity and will make this a stop every time I am in Pittsburgh. In addition to the fantastic service and choices of beer, the store has a decent selection of wine and also carries 5-6 different brands of mead , which I have a hard time finding. The store is clean, well lit, and all of the personnel are friendly. Overall, a great experience.
Aug 05, 2013
Save-On Craft Beer & Wine in Mentor, OH
Place rating: 4.63 out of 5 with 70 ratings