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Cost Plus World Market

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Type: Store

5555 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio, 45238
United States

(513) 451-2400

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Reviews by brewdlyhooked13:
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%

Conveniently close to home, Cost Plus is a mixed bag for beer. While they do have some good micro selections and imports (Great Lakes, Anchor, Rogue, Stone, Unibroue, Young's), it all sits on the floor, no refrigeration to keep them fresh. From wire-caged bottles to sixers to singles, expect to pay a little more, and you'll get no discounts for volume purchases. That said, they have the Buffalo Bill's pumpkin, one of my faves, every year when most other places do not. Supplied by Cavalier Distributing, if you want something badly and Cavalier carries it, you may be able to persuade the CPWM manager if they see you in the store on a regular enough basis.

Each time I have been in, I invariably have been asked if I need assistance, the last few times mostly as a courtesy as they recognize me by now. Depending on who you talk to, they may talk beer with you from their personal knowledge or if nothing else their own interest and curiosity. They are friendly enough folks in Western Hills.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.15/5  rDev -9.2%

I stopped in here to check it out as I had not been to one in a while. But alas nothing here changes much. They like to specialize and food and wine from around the world, and keep a decent beer selection on hand as well. You could mix a six pack, but there was not that much to choose from, most of the locals, with some speakeasy, rogue, and stone. Some larger bottles but nothing really to get excited about. The prices to me seemed a bit on the high side and the selection left some to be desired, so I don’t know if I would really recommend this place. I guess if you are passing by and in a pinch needed something that was remotely good, but I would not go out of my way to shop here, not really worth it.

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Photo of pumarocks
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%

If you live in the Westside of Cincinnati and enjoy beer you already know about this place. It has a good selection of mixer sixers, singles(which is one of my fave options), and larger bottles for folks who have a more discerning taste. The one big problem I have with this joint is expiration dates. Many of the beers I have purchased(which are typically a bit more that other places but are farther away i.e. jungle jims, beer cave, etc)have expired sell by dates on them. Not a big fan of that. In a pinch or out exploring I would give this place a shot for your off-the-beaten-path beer out there.

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Photo of cproioi
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%

It's a place that I like to stop to before running to my friend's house for band practice. It carries Stone's IPA and Arrogant Bastard so I like to pick one of each up when I'm in there. They also carry a limited number of Dogfish Head and Great Lakes. However, this store seems to be more focused on their wine then their beer. So if you need decent wine and live on the West Side of Cincinnati it's a good place to check to see if anything interests you.

It's a nice place for me to stop though because it's closer to my house then making the longer journey to Jungle Jim's or the Party Source.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%

I'm going to try to give more info here at the suggstion of that august former Buckeye, AKSmokedPorter. This venue does follow the standard Ohio formula for CPWMs - plenty of variety packs, including the world beers (poor selection), craft beers (overpriced), and summer beers (poor selection and overpriced.) But like other Ohio CPWMs there is a lot of choice from sixers to singles. Limited service though the checkouts are efficient - this location seemed typical of the efficient checkout, no floor service model. Names to note: Stone, Rogue, Unibroue and Fullers, as well as many small craft brewers. Parking is adequate.

The Ohio CPWMs seem to follow a cookie cutter approach to their stores - that is both good and bad. On the one hand you can probably count on most Ohio locations being very much the same, just like McDonalds. On the other hand, don't expect much excitement when going from one to another as they're all pretty much the same.

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Cost Plus World Market in Cincinnati, OH
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