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$$ - reasonable
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7199 E. Broad St.
phone: (614) 322-6689
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quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Blacklick Wine & Spirits is on the east side of Columbus a few miles east of I-270 on Broad Street. There is a decent-sized private lot out front that is shared with some other places in the strip mall.
The interior is open and laid out well. Wine and spirits are near the entryway, with beer being in the left and rear of the store, most of it in coolers. There is a long counter along the right side of the store that almost looks like a bar.
The beer selection is very good. Lots to choose from representing the Ohio and Michigan regions, from GLBC, Bell's and Founders to goodies from further away like Avery, Rogue, Stone etc. Decent selection of imports from Belgium and the UK especially.
Service here is very good, and these people clearly care about the beers. Our first visit was during a "Dogfish Head and Cheese" tasting and it was great. They really went out of their way to get someone from DFH who could speak with authority on their beers and what complemented the flavors. BW&S does tastings very frequently judging from their mailing list.
Overall this place might be a haul for people not living on that end of the city but this place is definitely worth a trip.
08-31-2008 23:33:26 |
More by Dogbrick
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This seems to be the only place around Columbus where I can get a pony keg. The store is great and seems to pretty packed everytime I'm there. Walking in there is a nice wine room on the left. A great selection of brew here most of it is in the row of coolers lined up.
A great selection of singles that's always changing. Also a good selection of liquors and some nice cigars as well. Service is also top notch if you get the right guy. Joe knows his brews well and will be more than happy to take of you but some of his staff seem to be a little clueless at times.
A very solid place that I will come back to for sure from time to time. If you're ever out east a must stop for sure. Oh there's also a driver through which is again pretty cool.
02-06-2009 19:53:36 |
More by nrbw23
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
This place is a little bit of a drive for me. Thats what has kept me from visiting until the other day.
Its at the end of a small shopping plaza off of the right side of Broad street. The sign is big and easy to see. This is a good thing because many shops in Columbus are very hard to spot if you dont know exactly where they are.
When I first walked in I was surprised at how nice it was in there. Off to the left there is a wine cellar style room made of rocks and fine wood shelving all filled with wines. There is a small bar there with wines set out for guests to sample.
At first all you are greeted with is wine. The shop is probably 60% wine and 20% beer 20% spirits. The beer is mostly 6 packs kept in a big long cooler. Only about one door in the cooler and the inside of the walk in is for domestics, the rest is craft.
I was pleasantly surprised with a few of the beers I found there. They still have HopSlam (about 3 cases!), 21 Amendment, all the typical Bell's, Founder's, Lots of Elevator (stuff I didnt know was being bottled).
Outside of the cooler there are a few shelves. Some bombers and singles. There was a 4 pack and 3 singles of KBS just sitting out in plain view! It seems like this shop might get overlooked when it comes to those highly prized beers we get in Columbus. The other shelf had beers that were marked down really cheap, they must have been sitting a while.
The last shelf is the best one. Its very tall and is filled with all their Belgian and German selections. The typical (and not so typical) selections from Unibroue are among others like St Bernardus.
At the end of the counter there was also some beer set out for tasting. This time it was Rouge Mocha Porter.
Behind the counter, spanning the whole length of the establishment are their spirits. It looked like there was some high end stuff.
The only employees I saw were just young guys who seem to just be working there as a clerk for an after school job. I didnt ask any questions but I felt like they would not be as knowledgeable as the folks at other area shops.
This is a very clean and well kept place. I think I will be headed back for more HopSlam and Ill keep this place in mind when the next rarity come through Columbus.
03-27-2010 21:20:59 |
More by MbpBugeye
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Blacklick wine and spirits has a nice selection of craft beers. I live only a mile away and have frequented many times. Just recently realized that there was actually a walk in cooler. Occasionally can find a hidden gem in there. I have found beer here that is nowhere else on the east side including Anderson's. Just recently seems to be getting shipments of floyds. Any Ohio beer you want, this place pretty much has. Owner is helpful and will walk around with you giving suggestions. The guys behind the counter are knowledgable and will tell you if a beer you are buying is not worth the money. It's my kind of place!
09-01-2012 21:34:02 |
More by willi803
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Convenient location off of 270 from the airport.
Great first impression, with a $.50 per sample wine tasting goin on when I was there (FRIG the tastings for both wine and beer are a regular occurrence). There was an employee dedicated to the $.50 per sample wine tasting that was going on when I was there on 11-13-10. The .'sampling room' is decorated very nicely with faux stone, giving the impression of a completely separate space from the rest of the store.
I would estimate that they are about 40% wine, 25% beer and 35% liquor. Despite that, they still had a decent selection including Founders, DFH, The Bruery and all other readily breweries in Ohio.
They also had a very solid selection of Belgians and DFH/Bruery vintage beers.
11-15-2010 04:01:18 |
More by ohiobrewtus
quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Found out about this place while driving back from Akron, Oh. I'm always up for hunting down a beer store, and was very impressed with this State run store. Upon entering, there is a wine tasting area to the left. To the right, a huge stock of behind the counter liquors. As I continued my walk to the back of the store, I was spotted by a huge cooler section, filled to the brim with 4/6 packs galore. All sorts of great stuff from Founders, Bells, Great Lakes, Avery, Goose Island, and many others. There are also a couple shelves full of beer singles stored at room temperature. They have decent selection of belgians as well as some harder to find lambics. I stumbled across an unlabeled bottle, and asked the store clerk what it was. He had no idea. To add to that, I don't think he had any idea about any of the beers. To that I was a little disappointed but fortunately enough it really wouldn't have mattered as I know what I'm looking for. I left with a founders 4 pack of their elusive Imperial Stout (was shocked), and a 4 pack of Cane and Ebel, my favorite rye beer. All in all I would the trip was worth the drive, and would be up for stopping by again.
01-04-2009 19:17:27 |
More by CoolJosh
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
"Yeah, I'll take a 6 of Ruination and a 4 of Double-Trouble to go?!" This place is the first craft-beer place I've seen with a drive thru. This is probably the best beer store I've yet found in Columbus, although my exploration is so far limited to this spot, From the Vine, and a few area grocery stores.
This is a state-owned l;iquor store, but has a decent amount of cooler and warm space devoted to beer. As you enter, there's a small cooler of imports, as you go deeper in the store there's a long beer cooler along your left, and there's warm storage of bombers and 12oz singles to your right and front. You can mix and match a 6-pack from a small selection on a shelf. Prices are a tad high, but pretty typical for a specialty shop.
The help here is pretty transparent. They all seem young, and the place is usually busy enough they seem to be occupied with just keeping the registers and drive-through running.
I'm not exactly blown away by this store, but as I said, it is the best I've yet found in Columbus. And happily for me, it is conveniently located on my way home! Based on selection, value, and convenience, I will no doubt return to this store again and again.
02-16-2009 00:16:19 |
More by BeerBelcher
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | $$$$
PRICE GOUGING- I started coming to this place because they were close to work and alerted me when they received shipments of Great Lakes Xmas Ale. The selection was ok, but I pretty much stopped in out of convenience. Three weeks ago I was charged $14 for a 6-pack of the Xmas Ale, which is a little more than I typically would pay for a 6-pack but since it was seasonal I thought of it as a gift to myself. Three weeks later I get a notice that they received their final shipment and I stopped in and was charged $16 for the same 6-pack. I know the beer is in high demand, but this is bad business. They are not the only place in Columbus that sells the Xmas Ale so please go elsewhere!!!
12-28-2011 04:07:23 |
More by BHobbs20
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$
I was visiting my sister and her husband out in Pickerington and they recommended this place for our beer run. First off, they are not big into the craft beer scene. The most adventurous they get is Newcastle and maybe Oberon in the summer. Not that there's anything wrong with those beers, just...anyway I stopped in here on my way to there house. The store itself is pretty nice, lots of wine and lots of liquor. Too bad I don't drink the hard stuff. I was told hello when I walked in but thats pretty much all I heard from anyone until I checked out. Their selection was ok but just did not wow me. I'm in Columbus for 2 wks and I've been to stores with much better selection. It's not that they have a small selection, just nothing that wowed me. Would probably stop back in when visiting again for that sixer of Newcastle or Oberon.
05-17-2011 16:13:37 |
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