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Kenny Road Market
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
4658 Kenny Rd
phone: (614) 538-1100
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | $$
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
quality: 1.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Pretty good, rotating selection and friendly staff.
However, I've noticed more than a handful of times that they sell beer there that is well past its marked freshness date. They normally have a special going on with cases stacked up in the middle of the store, on sale for an obscenely low price. Well, check the dates on those cases before you buy. I've bought a case of Paulaner there that was almost a year "expired" according to its label. I didn't notice this until I got home and naturally, it all tasted like crap. Today I got a Peg Leg Imperial Stout there as part of a make-your-own six pack for $9.99. Sure enough - it was marked best by sometime last month.
I guess this should make sense considering the Peg Leg was an 8.00 ABV Imperial Stout that usually sells for over $10 a six pack, but still. I didn't make that connection until later, and I don't feel like I should have to be "on guard" for bad beer when I'm browsing the shelves. Most places I shop at take items off the shelves when they pass their freshness date. Kenny Road Market, on the other hand, likes to throw them back on the shelfs with slashed prices. Very sketchy.
08-06-2009 06:23:13 |
More by hossua34
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
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
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
I met one of the guys from Kenny Road at Weasel Boy in Zanesville. He was hanging out there and we started talking- he told me to come check out his store, "largest selection of cold beer in Columbus", "largest selection of Bell's in town". So there I went...
It's OK. I would stop by occasionally to pick up a brew or two, but I wouldn't go out of my way to come here. Their selection is good but not outstanding. They don't sell singles because of a license problem. I didn't see the amazing Bell's selection...
Lots of local Ohio brews, that's nice. I found a four-pack of Great Divide Hercules, which I don't recall ever seeing on 12-oz format. Nice!
But I mean, nothing mind-blowing. Just a nice beer place that is more of a convenience store. I don't know about their "500 beers" claim, but they do have a *good* selection.
With The Andersons so close, I don't see myself coming back here... but hey, it ain't bad at all!
09-14-2010 03:13:19 |
More by DoubleSimcoe
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
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
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Somewhat in the Twilight Zone. Pulling up in front of the place, it looks like a 1982 Sav-a-lot meets Texico station. Even walking in, it took a good five minutes to confirm that I was actually at the right place. It's basically a convenient store with a very good alcohol selection. They had about 8 coolers from which I could pull beer singles. A decent selection of bombers and singles on the shelves and a bunch of sixers that I cannot get in Kentucky. A guess they offered 200-300 different brews, some local, some not. I picked up brews from New Holland, Stone, Rogue, Otter Creek, and Breckenridge. Upon leaving, I could have picked up a bag of chips, a lotto ticket, tobacco choices, a girlie magazine, and get my tires rotated. Basic one-stop shopping
11-01-2006 19:13:30 |
More by BEERchitect
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped into Kenny Road as part of a small tour of local beer markets.
It's small, but a pretty good selection. Saw most of the staples that you can find in the Columbus area, plus a good selection of other hard-to-find brews, pretty similar to the selection at Weiland's.
Import section a little less than some other beer markets but pretty much up to par if not a little better than others in the domestic selection.
Better selection of singles than I've seen elsewhere, but all are priced the same, so there's no ability to get singles of beers out of a certain price range.
One of the best things about Kenny Road are their 'clearance' deals, as you can usually pick up a lot of beer for cheap if they're just trying to get rid of it, especially seasonal beers.
Though I don't particularly care for it, you could get two 6 packs of Harvest Moon for $6.99 total, or a case of it for like $12.99.
01-07-2011 16:44:54 |
More by BeerBuckeye
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I have only been to Kenny Rd. Market a few times, mainly because From the Vine is around the corner from my house, The best thing about this place is the amount of beer especially sixers they have in coolers. If you are looking for a sixer of something you'll find it here, however if you are looking for top shelf stuff you may be hard pressed to find it at times. It may have been bad timing but their selection of seasonals, limited releases and belgians was pretty weak when I visited them. Overall a solid second to From the Vine when it comes to beer stores in Columbus.
04-01-2006 01:21:44 |
More by guinness9880
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
You wouldn't know it by looking at the exterior, but this place has a very good selection of top-shelf beer. Almost all the beer is kept in coolers, not too cold.
There are maybe 20 Belgians, 20+ UK beers, 20+ Germans, and God knows how many micros. I generally stand in this store for at least 15 minutes making my selections.
I don't often go out of my way to get here, because I live close to the Andersons store (very competitive selection). But this would be a frequent destination for me if my local selection wasn't already good.
07-17-2005 15:50:50 |
More by TurdFurgison
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
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