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101 Bottles of Beer on the Wall

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

32 Reviews
101 Bottles of Beer on the Wall101 Bottles of Beer on the Wall
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Store

115 N Willow St
Kent, Ohio, 44240-2559
United States

(330) 677-9444 | map

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PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
49
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
8.23%
 
 
Taps:
25
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 49
Reviews by PBRstreetgang:
Photo of PBRstreetgang
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Strategically located across the street from the main campus of Kent State, with a small parking lot but the very obvious orange sign makes this place easy to find.

As you walk in, a large walk-in cooler is on your right, with lots of bulk BMC at state minimum prices. But it also has a good selection of kegs including Great Lakes seasonals and a varied offering of imported pony kegs. Outside the cooler is plenty of clean and organized cooler doors that showcase a great selection of Belgians, big-name domestic craft brew and plenty of extreme beer. Everything appears fresh and rotated. Great Lakes and all of the Hoppin' frog line are represented. There are enough singles to satisfy you no matter what you are in the mood for.

The prices are fair and the staff are not only knowledgable but friendly and make you feel at ease wheather you are buying a case of Natty Light or asking if Stone Vertical Epic 7-7-7 is in yet.(received on 7-9-7 BTW)

They are open until 1 am so you won't have to worry about making there by 9 like most beer/liquor stores. Check out thier sister store Laundry 101 when you've got a load of dirty clothes AND want a craft beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Bonesaw1127
5/5  rDev +21.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great place! It was a great find when visiting my friend at Kent State. Everyone was really friendly and made you feel welcome. They also had a wide variety of local and out of state beers to choose from.

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Photo of hghops
3.52/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Great bottle shop. The bar is just OK. Beer is a bit overpriced at the bar and on my last visit with my wife and another couple, everyone's beer was rather flat! Go to Ray's in Kent for an awesome selection and a much better value!

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Photo of AJmon13
4.69/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of osickeym
4.71/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

The moment I walked in it was like the eye-popping experience of my first time in a gigantic toy store as a kid.

Impressive selection of brews, with knowledgeable employees that know when local IPAs came in fresh, who they sell and don't sell anymore, what kind of distribution breweries have, etc.

They provide a very deep mix six section, as well as a bar to taste a good selection of things they do, and even don't, currently have on sale.

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Photo of Gregf51
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Glanzman
4.57/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Great selection, even if a bit pricey.

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Photo of Ns2361
4.42/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Thedusanmandic
4.5/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mikepcarney
4.75/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jmarfy
4.94/5  rDev +19.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

No better place for selection. Plus there's a very knowledgeable staff

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Photo of CopperMtnPlowboy
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Fantastic selection, knowledgeable and helpful but not pushy guy working the counter. Even my non-drinking wife liked this place. Lots of local (Ohio) selections. Will be stopping by every time I'm in Kent.

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Photo of sbizanovich
4.84/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A solid beer shop worth visiting at if you're in Kent, although not worth the drive down from Cleveland alone. Selection is good, plenty of sixers and bombers all refrigerated. You will likely be paying $1 more per item than most other stores, though. They do have a singles section, but it is small and also pricey. The bar has a nice atmosphere and 25 taps, usually a good diverse list, and there is also a small patio. Draft prices can be pretty steep on the more unusual beers though, compared to other places. Staff is mostly college kids, but usually friendly and helpful, but I wouldn't expect quite as much knowledge and professionalism as Lizardville.

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Photo of ShoopKip
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Great place to go for beer. I come here fairly often after work to have a glass or two with my coworkers. The selection is fantastic for such a small place, and the service is incredibly friendly. I've also never been disappointed ordering from the huge array of delicious craft brews on tap.
I highly recommend going here at least once!

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Photo of stealth17
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of Cyaw123
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of Taylor_Cooper
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of csmit942
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of rcjennings
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.93/5  rDev +19.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of ttcummings
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Fantastic selection and a great tasting room with an awesome selection of beer that changes often. They have some wonderful events including Tap Takeovers and the occasional food truck. I have never been disappointed with Bottles 101.

Probably the best beer selection in Kent. You definitely need to hit the tasting room and browse the selection while sipping on an amazing beer.

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Photo of TheRealPour
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of riemster
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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101 Bottles of Beer on the Wall in Kent, OH
4.13 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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