Savor Growl

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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

2991 Indianola Ave
Columbus, Ohio, 43202-1303
United States

(614) 261-6112 | map

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Added by JenColumbus on 03-05-2013

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
35
pDev:
47.62%
 
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.36/5  rDev +59.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

This has got to be the best bottle shop I've been to in Columbus. Unassuming from the outside but full of goodies inside. Shelves upon shelves upon coolers upon coolers of good beer, plus a full bar with dozens on taps for pints and growlers.

Rare stuff on tap like Triple Baptist and good local things like Columbus Bodhi. Nice and nicer bottles from Bruery, Prairie, Jackie O's, Rockmill, Hoof Hearted and lots of good and rare Belgian jawns.

Very nice employee who chatted with me, guided me through local OH beers and gave me free samples of draft beers.

I dig it!

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Photo of Beeriswhatyoumakeit
1/5  rDev -63.4%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

This has been my go to place for the past year. Not anymore. I have spent a ton of money here and won't spend anymore. To start, the owner is very pushy. I don't mind suggestions for new beers, but he doesn't do that. Anytime I am checked out by him, he pushes to buy more of what I'm buying. Claiming it will sell fast, even though it doesn't. I've also witnessed him talk about his employees to reps in a demeaning way. Second, the pricing on the singles are outrageous. I understand making profit on singles, but I see price gouging. The last thing, which will make never come here again. Go in tonight to get a seasonal 12 pack and a 4 pack, don't see the 4 pack and ask the guy. He says he knows they don't have it. I saw it posted on their page, but ok, I'll get it elsewhere. The 12 pack doesn't ring up and isn't in the system. He asks how much I think it is and I tell him I think it goes for 22. He rings it at 20, ok that's nice and fine. Sign the receipt and ready to go. He says do you want to fill out the top. I ask what do you mean? He said it again, so I ask do you want a tip? He says, "well yeah, you wouldn't want to see on you account and say when did I spend $300 at savor growl." How dare you pressure me into a tip at a retail store and then passively threaten me. Congratulations on loosing a great customer. This made me look into reviews on this place and it seems they have questionable practices. Customer service is very important to me and will spend my money elsewhere. On a side note, there are two employees that currently work there that are awsome. Not sure of their names, but one always has a cap on with long hair and the other has a long beard. Both very friendly and helpful.

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Photo of stain3000
1/5  rDev -63.4%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

Did you all forget about Hopslam Gate all ready? Never give these lying cheats your money.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.58/5  rDev +67.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I am personally stunned at what some are calling bad service or bad selection.

Once a year the little lady and I make the trip from Cincinnati to Columbus and then on to Wooster
all while stopping by the local places and picking up libations for the visit. This place is now
at the top of our list which is funny since we stopped there just on a whim because of the construction
traffic which is rampant.

Layout was nice, cooler was down right frigid which is NICE, growler and
tap selection was outstanding featuring beers in every style. The bottle selection was also
fantastic with beers not only unavailable at Jungle Jim's (which is a feat) but bottles I have never
seen anywhere else including limited run brews with some of them on tap as well.

Customer service was excellent. Both gentlemen that waited on us were polite and once they knew
we were Belgian ale fans and stout fans they both started making recommendations and writing down
ales that are not in the Columbus area to see if they could get them. Knowledgeable, approachable,
and beyond polite. There were only a hand full of bottles that were not priced, for that I can not
cry too much, I have been to a lot worse and the prices that were charged were fair which is all I can
ask for, toss in good service and you make a customer for life.

This is the kind of place I not only seek out but will return to every time we are in the
area. Superb selection and superior service from both the manager and the store clerk
who was excellent as well. Top notch.

Bring multiple growlers, the selection is excellent----we filled 3 and could of easily filled 3 more but needed
some for the JAFB in Wooster Ohio.

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Photo of Bemch24
4.16/5  rDev +52.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Not sure why all the bad reviews, went there for the first time today. Had a great selection and a variation of Dragons Milk (S'mores) that I purchased a growler of. Bought some bombers as well. Staff was nice, pretty cool place.

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Photo of Stingraystripe
4.3/5  rDev +57.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I'm SHOCKED to see the bad reviews here! I've gone to this place a dozen times at least, and I've always been impressed. Their selection is excellent. Their people (who admittedly can be busy and hurried) absolutely know their beer. I've gotten solid recommendations, and their ability to get specific beers is excellent. Service? Well, I was there on Saturday and the guy asked if I was looking for anything in particular. I told him what I was after, and said I'd get a case if he could get it. He said, "like" us on FB, and send a note about what you're after, and we'll order it and let you know when it's in. I got on FB and "liked." I sent a note, they immediately replied with "thumbs up." 3 days later, they messaged and said it's here. I'd call that pretty awesome service. I've gotten so much here that I can't find anywhere else. Love Savor Growl.

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Photo of tommy5
1.55/5  rDev -43.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 3

Should have read the reviews before stopping. The clerk (short tubby fella) was beyond rude. I asked a few questions and each response was more off putting. He could not have possibly been less helpful or bigger Ahole if he tired. I was shocked and couldn't believe that actually happened until I read the reviews here and apparently the worst customer service possible is all in a days work for this place. The worse store, beer or otherwise, I've ever had the displeasure of visiting... Avoid this business!!!

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Photo of JohnnyMc
1.07/5  rDev -60.8%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1.25

Not the kind of beer store you want to go to.

Over-priced by ALOT, the owner is extremely rude and not helpful at all.

The selection is subpar and the entire atmosphere is lacking.

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Photo of safphoto
3.82/5  rDev +39.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of dcotom
4.14/5  rDev +51.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Don't let the nondescript exterior fool you. This little place has a great selection of beers from all over the world. Very well organized as well. I found the staff to be knowledgeable and helpful. Worth a stop if you're in the area. Take your time while browsing so you don't miss any of the hidden gems.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.87/5  rDev +41.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of akopczyk
4.63/5  rDev +69.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Jkolls
3.68/5  rDev +34.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of beerbeerbeerbeer
1.69/5  rDev -38.1%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5

Do not go here! Owner posts that he has hard to get beers and when you go there they don't have them and then he try's to sell you something else. Way better options and HONEST vendors in the area. Never again!

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Photo of bsk295
4.03/5  rDev +47.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Service hit or miss. Good selection.

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Photo of ChupoChupo
1.83/5  rDev -33%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 4

Photo of Eziel
3.27/5  rDev +19.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.25

Agree with other reviews. Pricing is very suspect and the service is typically nil. Good selection of bottles and drafts though.

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Photo of shadwow13
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5

Photo of Bisco42
4.07/5  rDev +49.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Staff is not the most knowledgeable/helpful when looking for specifics, but if you go in knowing what you like/want, you should find it here.

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Photo of jp32
1.28/5  rDev -53.1%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 2

Expect to get over-charged. Expect the 6-packs, cases, and single bottles you grab to not be price marked. When checking out at the register, you can expect the clerk to guess at what each price should be, by rounding up about $2 bucks each item.

...after awhile you wonder if the owners TEACH the clerks to ring things in a few dollars more than marked ???

This dump has permanently lost my business.... and that includes any establishment these 2 douches ever own in the future.

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Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
2.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Well
2/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of BeerMeBro720
2/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of ScottJWing
1/5  rDev -63.4%

Photo of DrewSp
1/5  rDev -63.4%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

These crooks illegally buy beer from other stores and/or not in our area and resell it. Classy.

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Savor Growl in Columbus, OH
Place rating: 2.73 out of 5 with 35 ratings