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Kenny Road Market
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
4658 Kenny Rd
phone: (614) 538-1100
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 48 | Show All Ratings:
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Kenny Road Market's my go-to place in Columbus for good beer.
A broad selection of the hoppy stuff and stouts in 6 (or 4) packs and singles on the back wall. Some English Ales, stuff in cans and singles / mix and match on the left wall as you walk in. Also some macros in the corner. Wine, Snacks and Lotto seem to dominate the rest of the store.
Usually the guys in there have decent music playing, and the staff seems pretty knowledgeable. There's rarely ever a long line.
The location's kind of out of the way and a bit hard to reach from 315 because you can't turn left onto Kenny from Bethel. There's a way around this problem -- driving through the parking lot of a nearby shopping center.
From time to time, they'll have a good sale - usually the on-sale stuff seems to be located out in the store, not in the coolers.
The prices on the mix-and match are high for what you get. I've been disappointed before on what I got from mix-and-match, but on the up-side, at least I only got one or two of that kind (Heavy Seas I think), so it worked out fine. Mix and match is rarely a good value. Singles also seemed pretty pricey. Prices on the singles on the back wall were on the top shelf, which made it hard to view without taking them out of the cooler.
The sign says they carry over 500 types of beer. This place would go from great to awesome if they somehow put BA ratings on near the beers. A couple times I've gotten some beers there that ended up sounding really good, but were just OK because I didn't look it up ahead of time. In Columbus, Magic Hat brews seem to be all over, and I think the dissapointing one I got from Kenny Road Market was from either Magic Hat or Left Hand. They carry Bell's, Dogfish Head, and Stone stuff though which is fantastic. Worth the trip.
03-21-2009 19:19:30 |
More by scuppers
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Another of the many places on the trip to C-bus. This place had the best selection but also had a lot of macros. What do you expect for a place that also sells lotto and rents U-hauls. A good selection of everything but not a lot of rarities. I got a funny picture of some BL Lime bombers mixed in with some good craft bombers on a shelf. The lady was not very helpful and when my friend asked for a bag she told him to be careful because cops are looking for drivers drinking out of brown paper bags. I guess we know what kind of clientele frequent this place. Got a couple bottles and headed on.
03-19-2009 06:22:05 |
More by CrazyMacHarris99
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This was the third stop on a four stop beer store tour of Columbus (From the Vine, The Andersons, Kenny Road Market, and Spagio's Cellars).
Kenny road has a wide selection of all the good beers Columbus has to offer. I give an advantage to The Andersons if variety is what you're looking for.
The clerk wasn't incredibly helpful but he did know that From the Vine carried some of the more difficult to get beers in the state (World Wide Stout).
I don't think you'll find any rare, hidden gems here.
03-02-2009 16:29:19 |
More by Yetiman420
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place is awesome, and consistent. I look forward to visiting my parents, its a treasure to see them. This store is an added bonus to visiting Columbus, Oh. This Store is great, and sets you up very nicely for some great surprises. As you walk in the door, you feel as though your walking into a liquor store. Beer is to the left and against the walls.
The order is as follows:
German, Belgian, Mix and pick 6 pack (some decent stuff surprisingly), BMC, And then a ton of American craft.
Its awesome, there's gotta be over 300 beers. Tons of Goose Island, Tons of Bell's, Tons of Great Lakes, Alesmith, some FFF was present until they cut distribution to Ohio, tons of Rogue, Tons of Lagunitas. Great selection, and the staff is very friendly. The guys working there are somewhat knowledgeable, but hard to have an indepth conversation with. I chatted it up with a young bloke who seemed to have an idea of what he was talking about. He was gracious enough to hook me up with an aged Dreadnaught (I'm ok with aged DIPA's) at a discounted price. I could spend 4 hours in there looking up every beer on my blackberry. There are times where they have amazing deals, Salvator for $.99, Southampton Maibock for $1.99, etc. I'm always happier leaving then entering this fine establishment, this coming from a naturally happy person. See you at Kenny Road Market the next time I'm in the area.
01-09-2009 06:52:44 |
More by CoolJosh
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
No point in my reinventing the wheel, so I'll just rehash "mashedpotatoes" summation based on my observations today (partly b/c he summed it up so nicely, and partly b/c I'm lazy!).
-"Hole in the wall type establishment kind of off in the middle of nowhere. The exterior seems like something you'd see in the hood, like in Long Beach, CA."- Agreed. Never would've known about it had I not read about it here.
-"On the inside it's about the same, kinda scattered and not real "up to date"."- Agreed. Not scary or filthy, but not fancy in any way.
-"However, you will find one of the finest selections of beers in all of Central Ohio."- Agreed. I was pleased with the wide variety of choices on the left wall...and then I noticed they had another array of choices along the back wall....Excellent selection! They have a decent variety of wines to boot....
-"You'll also find an incredibly friendly and knowledgeable staff." -I was mostly just there to browse, but a very friendly, bearded gentleman chatted me up about my selections and about some of their new arrivals, and even asked me to report back on the quality of one of my selections. Friendly and knowledgeable without being intrusive or pressuring....aka, "perfect service" (IMHO).
-"If you've ever heard that looks can be deceiving, this store would be it. Regardless of the off-putting looks and strange location," - I think it was also already said about here, "don't judge a book by it's cover," and that term is scarcely more apt than here.
-"I'll be returning here for some purchases in the future."- Ditto.
10-22-2008 23:54:42 |
More by DoctorDog
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A great place to visit when looking to satisfy an itch that can only be satisfied by an American craft brew rich in either hops, malt, or both.
They always have outstanding service where upon the guys behind the counter are very approachable and enjoy talking about beer. The shelves are rarely empty as they do a great job keeping everything stocked.
The selection is solid: plenty of bombers, greast American craft beer selection as well as Euro imports, and they always have some seasonal beer being sold at discount.
Prices are reasonable and no different from their competitors in and around town. I enjoy supporting the local places and will continue to hit up the Kenny Road Market.
08-06-2008 18:29:26 |
More by jdoncbus
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Hole in the wall type establishment kind of off in the middle of nowhere. The exterior seems like something you'd see in the hood, like in Long Beach, CA. On the inside it's about the same, kinda scattered and not real "up to date". However, you will find one of the finest selections of beers in all of Central Ohio. You'll also find an incredibly friendly and knowledgeable staff. If you've ever heard that looks can be deceiving, this store would be it. Regardless of the off-putting looks and strange location, I'll be returning here for some purchases in the future.
07-21-2008 22:45:10 |
More by mashedpotatoes
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Kenny does not appear to be much on the outside and even on the inside has the feel of a convenience store, but for the beer lover on a budget their selection is top notch with amazing specials. Amazing and diverse selection of high end micro and imports from Alesmith Speedway Stout to Aventinus Eisbock and everything else in between.
The staff varies in their knowledge and helpfulness from the enthusiastic to the casual. On the whole the service is friendly.
What separates this place from others is their amazing specials. They bring in extra inventory from their warehouse and unload it at dirt cheap prices. Some of it is really good. Recently, they were selling cases of Goose Island Christmas Ale and Summit Winter Ale and their variety pack for $13 each, Christian Morelein (an underrated Cincy Helles) for $4.50 a sixer, $2.50 for a four pack of Atwater Block VooDooVator Double Bock. This is better beer for cheaper prices than BMC and a great way to stock up for parties.
Kenny Food Market is a fun, quirky place and definitely recommended unreservedly for beer enthusiasts and even casual beer drinkers who want to pick up something cheap that is beyond the usual macro lager.
07-04-2008 22:09:16 |
More by yuengling
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is an establishment that is a little off the beaten path. Even if luck is with you, passing it up is very easy. It looks like a run down convenience store on the outside and stopping at this place to get beer would have never entered my mind.
After reading about Kenny Road Market I thought I would give it a try. Once in the front door, just turn to the left and that is where the coolers start. Coolers stand side by side and go about half way around the store. First section of note is some imports. Selection is pretty good and includes: Birra Moretti, Paulaner, Wychwood, Weihenstephaner, Unibroue, etc...
Next is the singles section which is relatively small. The few times that I have been to the Market the singles selection rotates. Late November I was able to put together a six of nothing but Christmas beers. Feb. comes around and I could choose from year round brews. There is a price cap, so expensive beers do not get put in to this section.
Next is the micro section which I was impressed with. This is just what I remember seeing: Victory, Boulder, DFH, Harpoon, Stone, Bear Republic, Full Sail, Breckenridge, Left Hand, Rogue, Bells, etc... They have a selection of both six packs and bombers.
There is also beer that is not in coolers around the store but they seem to be extra stock of what is available in the coolers. Of course, this is some of what I was able to get: Hopslam, Expedition Stout, Stone Smoked Porter, Rogue Chocolate Stout, Yulesmith, etc...
02-20-2008 23:55:13 |
More by csmiley
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I just joined Beer Advocate a few days ago after tasting my first trappist ale (Chimay Red). I then went to Brazenhead where I could order the blue, and then Winking Lizard where I could taste a Rochefort 10. As you can see, I am hooked on the trappist and Belgian ale.
When I read that the Kenny Road market, just around my house had a great beer selection, I was shocked. When I first entered the store I noticed about 4 different kinds of Italian beer, very nice! Upon further review, I found the trappist section, and I walked out with some great stuff (Chimay Blue 750ml, Orval, Westmalle, Rochefort 8).
The guy at the counter told me I had great taste in beer, and I told him he had a great selection. I was told that store has the 2nd largest selection of beer in Ohio (the other store is an enormous place in Cincinnati, I guess). I can't wait to go back!
05-04-2007 18:57:27 |
More by genog
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