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Jungle Jim's International Market - Eastgate

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Jungle Jim's International Market - EastgateJungle Jim's International Market - Eastgate
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Jungle Jim's International Market - EastgateJungle Jim's International Market - Eastgate

Type: Store

4450 Eastgate Dr
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45245-1591
United States

(513) 674-6000 | map

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Added by BuckTuckian on 02-11-2013

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Photo of Sabtos
3.29/5  rDev -24.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

I had to pick my jaw off the floor after finding myself walking into a zoo, I mean grocery store. This place is goofy and gigantic, and I'm still not sure if I was just weirdly hungover. Do they really have jungle music playing outside, and a rhino, and a giant spinning bee hive, and bumper car candy shelves, and like a whole ass train coming out of the entrance? Well, the answer is yes. Or is it?

First off, this is a gigantic ass grocery store, and sort of like a mall version of one, with a lot of specifically focused sections not just on food and clothing products, but sections you never thought were necessary (and they probably aren't when really think about it, but hey, it's their investment).

If you don't know where it is, getting to the beer section is actually a bit of an ordeal. Once you get there, it becomes apparent that they really have an impressive, massive, extensive collection of beers that even your secret little in-the-know bottle shop may not be able to obtain. The downside is that the bottles are all stored poorly, especially the IPAs. Also, people that work there are totally over the cheesy concept.

There is a bar in the beer section with, as with the rest of the place, an enormous amount of space between hightops, and a pretty decent tap list and TV screens playing the sports flavor of the day.

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Photo of Rodosman
4.01/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75

Huge grocery store that sells not just craft beer but also cigars, cheeses, wine etc. Huge selection of bottles beer, nothing super rare but very well organized. Also have crowlers and howlers. It's a must stop for anyone in the area.

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.86/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I have gotten to go there twice and have just been blown away by all the beer they have, about 4000 in bottles to choose from. Have a great tasting room with plenty of seating area. I can't say enough good things about it, love it!

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Photo of chrismattlin
4.26/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of remy28
4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Littrelljoe
4.38/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of C_Adams
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of khargro2
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Jungle Jim's is a foodie's Disney World! The wide variety of hot sauces, cheeses, and European chocolates rivals or perhaps surpasses their beer selection. I have had no problem spending more than I expected both times that I have visited. It is definitely worth the 10 minute drive if you are visiting Cincinnati.

Specifically, Jungle Jim's offers singles for about 300 different US beers and has great international and US selections such as AleSmith, Deschutes, Epic, Jackie O's, Boulevard, etc. One small let down is that singles are only available for certain beers, and it can be hard to get a great collection of local Ohio beers without buying 6 packs. They do have a growler bar as well that only charges 25 cents for each tasting.

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Photo of Cmteagardin
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Doublechar0517
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Difar
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Dogleg
4.8/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of RJB66
5/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Eziel
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of imdabuzzard
4.89/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Ohiovania
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of rudimon
4.54/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

i go for the beer, they got a killer beer selection

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Photo of halo3one
3.83/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.22/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Much like the original Fairfield location, this ridiculous grocery store has pretty much any food item you might be looking for. If it's considered food somewhere on the planet, they likely carry at least one type or brand of it. The craft beer section is as massive as the Fairfield location as well, and as I have been told by one of the distributors for the place, if a beer is sold in Ohio, Jungle Jim's gets it. That includes AleSmith, The Bruery, and tons of others. If you want to see a partial list of what they carry, just look at the "Brands" and "Beers We Sell" sections of the websites for Premium Beverage Supply and Heidelberg Distributing. JJ's orders every single beer each of those distributors carries, plus more.

Unfortunately, the staff aren't exactly renowned for their beer knowledge, and can generally just offer advice like "the aisles are by region". They also at both locations have a habit of storing their beer out in the open, on unrefrigerated shelves, under fluorescent lights. That being said, their selection is unparalleled in Ohio, anywhere. This location seems to focus less on certain imports than Fairfield, such as German beers, but does offer more sours and more of a focus on harder to find American craft brews.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Always an enjoyable experience when in Cincy. It's a circus on many fronts, but the beer selection is great. Nothing incredibly rare, but they have a lot. I found a number of vintages of J.W. Less on my last visit, which was a very nice surprise. Definitely worth a stop when in the area.

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Photo of cferg88
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Huge selection of beer, wine, cigars & food. Whatever you need. If you call "the beer guy" in advance he will try to make sure they have what you are looking for before you go.

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