Kenny Road Market
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3.5/5 rDev -17.1%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
I met one of the guys from Kenny Road at Weasel Boy in Zanesville. He was hanging out there and we started talking- he told me to come check out his store, "largest selection of cold beer in Columbus", "largest selection of Bell's in town". So there I went...
It's OK. I would stop by occasionally to pick up a brew or two, but I wouldn't go out of my way to come here. Their selection is good but not outstanding. They don't sell singles because of a license problem. I didn't see the amazing Bell's selection...
Lots of local Ohio brews, that's nice. I found a four-pack of Great Divide Hercules, which I don't recall ever seeing on 12-oz format. Nice!
But I mean, nothing mind-blowing. Just a nice beer place that is more of a convenience store. I don't know about their "500 beers" claim, but they do have a *good* selection.
With The Andersons so close, I don't see myself coming back here... but hey, it ain't bad at all!
09-14-2010 03:13:19 | More by DoubleSimcoe
3.85/5 rDev -8.8%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Not my favorite store but a really good one nonetheless. It is definitely on the list when I am making rounds.
This is basically a mini-mart that has a wide selection of beer. Some wine, snacks, pop etc. The beers are arrange fairly well. The coolers off to the left by themselves house the English, German and Belgian beers. Every Sam Smith, Unibroue, Paulaner etc.
The coolers along the back of the store keep all the American craft. Bombers on the ends and 6- packs in the middle. They pride themselves in keeping a lot of Bell's. Decent selection of Ohio stuff, namely Hoppin Frog.
03-28-2010 03:37:10 | More by MbpBugeye
3.35/5 rDev -20.6%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I've been to this place about a million times. Everytime I there it seems pretty much the same. If you're looking for something on the rare side or different I wouldn't come here. If you're looking for just some good quality craft brews and nothing out of the ordinary stop on in.
Service is cool. They'll talk with you but you have to hunt them down. They're pretty much out of the way here.
Like some other guys have said the mixer sixer selection is a joke. They do always seem to have some sort of beer on sale though. Usually an outdated seasonal of some sort.
Not a bad place by any means, but if you seek something rare avoid this one. Come here if you need to pick up something that's pretty much standard.
The best way to describe this place is the Giant Eagle selection on steriods.
02-24-2010 08:47:50 | More by nrbw23
2.9/5 rDev -31.3%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | $$
I'm in Columbus for Holiday so I thought I would check out the two highest rated beer stores. Pulled up the place and like most posters didn't expect much. When I got inside my hunch was sadly confirmed.
The selection was ok, a couple stone and alesmith but very limited. The beers were spred out through the store impossible to find and most of the beers were in coolers which is a huge no-no.
The famous 6 pack mix and match was a joke as it was all just crappy micro's. They tease you by placing them next to a nice selection of singles that would make you drool if it was included.
Overall, a very subpar store that I would not visit unless it was very close. Surely, don't go out of your way.
12-24-2009 20:59:49 | More by jrallen34
4.35/5 rDev +3.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
While you might pull up to this an expect nothing more then every different type of Keystone, Bud, and Miller but you're in for a big surprise.
The majority of the left side of the store is nothing but craft beer. There is a decent selection of mix your own six pack, but the real gem is the giant pallets full of discount beer. This past weekend I got 2 cases of Magic Hat Lucky Kat for $15 per case. I have gotten beer from Brooklyn, Summit, and others for about the same price. The only downside is that the beer is usually out of date, but it's still good beer!
If you want some beer bargains, this is the spot in Columbus to go to!
11-27-2009 19:56:11 | More by mwa423
4.45/5 rDev +5.5%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I like Kenny Road Market. It's one of those neighborhood mom & pop stores like we had when I was growing up that are now on the endangered species list. You know the ones: Close to where you live (me 5 minutes). Weathered interior. Porno mags lining the wall behind one of the registers. Hard to get soda pops and some other things made by smaller companies are available that you don't usually see in corporate places.
The sign outside says "500 Different Beers". Believe it.
I find their selection to be a well-rounded mix of foreign, domestic and craft beers. As with any beer store dealing in these volumes, there are gonna be things that sit around and develop floating chunks. In fact, as other reviewers have pointed out, this store has plenty of outdated beer to sell. But the craft selection is nice nonetheless, with something to offer just about anyone.
If you like craft beer in 22 oz. bottles (large bottles - aka: bombers), they have an excellent variety. If you like to buy more than one at a time, take note - They have this one cashier who will grunt and openly express displeasure if you request the brown-paper wine bags (to prevent the bottles from rubbing together and breaking). Dude must pay for these out of his own pocket. It seems he would much rather put multiple glass bottles in plastic bags and leave it up to you as to how you will manage the possible breakage. Not a bad guy, just tight with the wine bags.
Overall, this is a good, solid beer store and the staff is knowledgeable about what they carry. If they know you like a certain style, they will alert you to new arrivals. But go there often enough, and you can see what sells and what doesn't.
On top of that folks, at Kenny Road Market you can also rent a truck to move your belongings! And why not pick up a pizza next door while you're at it?! (Haven't tried the pizza yet).
Strange that there is so much good craft beer available at the retail level in Northwest Columbus and Dublin. But in order to enjoy the same wide selection on draft, you must travel clear downtown, across town to Bob's or out to Granville (Brews Cafe - which offers draft, carry out AND growlers).
09-14-2009 23:37:04 | More by Fezfreak
3/5 rDev -28.9%
quality: 1.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Pretty good, rotating selection and friendly staff.
However, I've noticed more than a handful of times that they sell beer there that is well past its marked freshness date. They normally have a special going on with cases stacked up in the middle of the store, on sale for an obscenely low price. Well, check the dates on those cases before you buy. I've bought a case of Paulaner there that was almost a year "expired" according to its label. I didn't notice this until I got home and naturally, it all tasted like crap. Today I got a Peg Leg Imperial Stout there as part of a make-your-own six pack for $9.99. Sure enough - it was marked best by sometime last month.
I guess this should make sense considering the Peg Leg was an 8.00 ABV Imperial Stout that usually sells for over $10 a six pack, but still. I didn't make that connection until later, and I don't feel like I should have to be "on guard" for bad beer when I'm browsing the shelves. Most places I shop at take items off the shelves when they pass their freshness date. Kenny Road Market, on the other hand, likes to throw them back on the shelfs with slashed prices. Very sketchy.
08-06-2009 06:23:13 | More by hossua34
3.85/5 rDev -8.8%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Does not look as if it would be a great place to pick up craft beer. When one enters the store, he or she will be immediately surprised by the vast amount of beer in the coolers. Beer is separated by import and domestic and it looked as if further separated by location after that. Easy to locate what beer you are looking for making the experience more enjoyable. Asked the guy working there if he could locate a specific beer for me, didn't seem to be very acquainted with the selection, but very nice and easy to approach. Nice place to check out and better than the average place, but not a place that is the end all be all location to pick up craft beer.
07-16-2009 05:27:30 | More by Lolli1315
4.5/5 rDev +6.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
I was worried when we drove up to this store. From the outside it looks like a standard convenience store but once you get inside you see a very impressive selection of beer. They have all the standards as well as a great selection of macros and imports. For the most part everything is cold minus a few out of the cooler brews. I will return to this place for sure. I loved the small store feel it provided while maintaining a great selection of beer. The employees were very helpful as well, any questions you had were very easily answered. It's also nice you can buy numerous other things while you're there.
06-18-2009 19:07:11 | More by Rhynes2
3.55/5 rDev -15.9%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Kenny Road Market is located (unsurprisingly) on Kenny Road, about 1/2 mile South of the intersection with Bethel. From the outside, this place looks a little shady, but don't judge the book by its cover -- it actually worth a stop.
The store is basically a convenience store that happens to sell a lot of beer (albeit a lot of macros too). They have a great 6-pack selection, a better-than-average selection of bombers and 750's, and even a few coolers worth of imports. They have all of the standards that you see around Columbus (Founder's, Bell's, Hoppin Frog, Rogue, Stone, Chimay, Rochefort, etc.).
The big downside, however, is that they don't have much beyond the regular standards. Your not going to be able to walk in and find anything rare or difficult-to-come-by. Ultimately, I'd rank this 3rd or 4th on the list of the best beers stores in Columbus (with From the Vine at 1st and Palmer's at 2nd). If you live in the area or are new to craft beer (or at least aren't an uber beer geek), this is a great store to check out.
04-03-2009 19:18:01 | More by amietaj1
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Kenny Road Market in Columbus, OH
93 out of 100 based on 53 user ratings.