Jungle Jim's International Market - Fairfield

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Jungle Jim's International Market - FairfieldJungle Jim's International Market - Fairfield
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

5440 Dixie Hwy
Fairfield, Ohio, 45014-7488
United States

(513) 674-6000 | map
www.junglejims.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
105
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
7.46%
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Reviews: 82 | Ratings: 105
Reviews by Southernbrew:
Photo of Southernbrew
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%

Having little time to stay in Cincinnati (1 hour), I decided to stop at Jungle Jim's and I'm glad I did. Pulling up, I saw this place meant business. The store itself is huge and set up well. The outsided has a zoo-like section with plastic animals and animal noises playing. I walked right to beer section and knew I made the right choice. The import selection is huge but I stuck to American micros. They had tons of selections from all over the country. Bell's, Avery, 3 floyd, stone, weyerbacher arcadia, Allagash, DFH. I was asked if I needed help but that was the extent of it. I walked out about $60 lighter but with a ton of good stuff including Gumball head. My only complaint is that 6's can't be broken, but the sheer selection keeps me from being that upset. Definitely a great place to stop at in Cincinatti.

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Photo of JustinSparks
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of rorykanderson
4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

A must stop for anyone rolling through Cincinnati looking for local and regional beers. Shelves are easy to navigate and broken up by region. Bell's Two Heartwd canned less than a few weeks ago? Absolutely. An aisle dedicated to local Ohio/Kentucky brews? Makes life real easy. Don't expect much from service since the place is so huge and often crowded with shoppers, but don't let that stop you from swinging by. Make-your-own six packs with a solid selection puts this place over the top.

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Photo of C_Adams
4.74/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

I was in Cincinnati celebrating my birthday for the weekend. This was one of the places on my list to visit because I have never been here. I was blown away with their selection. I was also pleasantly surprised that they have about 8 beers on tap for you to try. The store also has a huge selection of food, wine, cheese, cigars, hot sauces, etc. I could spend hours in here checking everything out. I wish it wasn't 3 hours away from where I live. I love shopping while drinking a nice craft beer! I ended up leaving with 4 sampler cases from the local Cincinnati breweries. I can't wait to go back again.

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Photo of Tylertut
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of docoman
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of rjp217
3.85/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of rudimon
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of raeman70
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Not only are the Jungle Jim's locations both some seriously impressive grocery stores wherein one can reasonably expect to find anything edible (ostrich? boar bacon? rancid emu eggs? It's there!), but the craft beer section is nothing to sneeze at. Multiple taps for tastings and growler fills, in addition to aisles for country / region, all reasonably well-stocked with tons of breweries' offerings. 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.

The imports section is absurd for German and Belgian beers, in a good way. If Paulaner, Ayinger, St. Bernardus, or Weihenstephaner brew it, it's in a bottle there somewhere.

To top it all off, there will occasionally be ludicrous sale prices on packs of beer at the Fairfield location. I've gotten a 12-pack of GLBC Edmund Fitzgerald for $8, and a 6-pack of Left Hand Sawtooth for $4.

The downsides are that the staff aren't generally all that knowledgeable - there are some beer geeks, but mostly grocery store employees who just happen to work in the beer section. Advice is not their forte. They also tend to keep a lot of their inventory on non-refrigerated shelves under fluorescent lights, so check dates on bottles.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Really cool place. The Eastgate store has a little better selection

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of RCLOHR267
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Went to Jungle Jim''s yesterday. I was a little disappointed with the amount of options. I guess I was expecting more. Where I wasn't disappointed at all, was the different selections I can't get In Indianapolis. I ended up getting quite a bit. I actually even found Elderberry wine which I had been looking for. It was a two-hour trip from Indy, but worth it if your looking for some exotic foods and a different selection of beers!

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of JVB
4.88/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

I grew up around this area and still have a lot of family in the area. Every time I come back(1-3 times a yr) stopping at Jungle Jim's is a must. You never know what gems you will find on the shelves. I was there in Sept of this yr and found a few BBQ sitting on the shelves. Highly recommend any craft brew lover to swing by here.

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Jungle Jim's International Market - Fairfield in Fairfield, OH
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