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The Andersons General Store
$$ - reasonable
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7000 Bent Tree Blvd
phone: (614) 766-9500
(Place added by: Dogbrick)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
So I had to stop in here because of the large selection of beers I heard they had. Well, the reviews were right! I tell you what, the stores here in Columbus are nothing like the stores in Vegas! I was able to snag some Hop Stoopid, Lagunitas WTF, a few Ommegang's and a beer from Hoppin Frog called Outakilter. The guy working the floor highly recommended it. Customer service was great. He knew his beers and was willing to chat with me about different ones that I wasn't able to find. All in all, a must stop!
05-18-2011 15:35:51 |
More by lancehenry
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Quite possibly one of the best beer stores in Ohio, let alone Columbus. Stopped in for the first time in a while this weekend (10/15/2011). They have recently remodeled the beer and wine areas, which allowed them to greatly expand their selection. The beer section had about 6 shelves outside of the cooler with 4/6/12 packs of just about anything you could want, from craft to crap. The cooler had the obvious high volume craft beers chilled as well as the BMC nonsense. A good selection of local brews exists as well, including Columbus Brewing Co. and Elevator Brewing.
The best part of the Andersons is their large selection of singles and bombers. 2 whole aisles are dedicated this, which is probably the largest selection of singles that I have seen recently. The 12oz singles seem a little overpriced, most about 25 to 50% more than the per bottle cost in a six pack. They also stock a small amount of logo glassware, which is nice, but it would be nice to see a general store stock plain pieces as well.
10-17-2011 16:01:29 |
More by JakeFrancis5150
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
The Anderson's has just about every beer that you would put on your wish list. Some things are a bit pricier than other places I've been to, but overall a good place to find what you want.
I gave it a 3 on service, because they don't have a lot of people around with a knowledge of beer. If you ask them about a beer and whether or not they can get it, they might not be able to answer the question(or even recognize the beer)ie. Sierra Nevada Bigfoot.
If your in Columbus I would definately recommend going here, it would be worth the traffic you would face on Sawmill Rd. to find a damn good selection like they have. (I still prefer the Kenny Rd. market the most)
11-15-2005 03:18:05 |
More by metallistout
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I grew up right next to this Anderson's so I have been going there since I was a kid, but just recently (in the past 2 years) have I realized just how great of a beer selection that they have. Probably their best thing is their single beer selection. I have been to quite a few places that sell beers by the bottle and Anderson's typically beats them on prices. Plus I have not really ever had a hard time finding something there.
The service is very knowledgeable and friendly. They are more than willing to give you advice on what beers would complement a meal that you are about to have.
The one thing I wish is that they have a bigger cooler section. There are very few beers that are actually in the cooler, but I guess that is not really a negative.
All in all I have always liked the Anderson's and probably always will.
I give it a 4.3 out of 5.
10-13-2007 02:57:49 |
More by bradley194
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I have to finally pipe up that I LOVE this place :) I lived in Columbus for four years and we made it a point to go here (and spend a lot of money...) a couple of times a month. Picture a home-grown locally owned Wal-Mart but with all the cool stuff a local store would have. Aside from the most excellent beer selection at very reasonable prices, they also have an amazing bakery, deli, and butcher. You cannot miss this place if you are in Columbus. God knows I miss it every time I go shopping for beer now in my new home (far away from Columbus) *sad face*
We were there last weekend and the beer section had been moved for construction but it didn't really affect the selection as best I could tell - there was still plenty of quality brews to choose from.
09-10-2010 02:35:10 |
More by lsarabethl
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
So, this was one of the places I stopped into on my way through Columbus. The reviews looked pretty good so I thought I might find a few gems here. Not really...First of all I never quite understood the concept of this store..meat, cheese, fertilizer, lawn chairs, hardware, beer, wine?? I guess they did just remodel and expanded their beer selection. It was not bad, just not a whole lot there that I couldn't find elsewhere. I really didn't come across any gems or goodies that piqued my interest, though i did pick up a bottle of Pannepot Reserva. As for service, I didn't really come across anyone that was offering help, but then again, I prefer to paruse on my own.
10-30-2010 16:06:39 |
More by peddlesup
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I shop in this Andersons when I'm up in the Sawmill area. I like their store a little better since they remodeled. Service seems to be ok, sometimes you find someone that's knowledgeable sometimes not. Their selection seems to be hit and miss with the rarer beers. Maybe you just need to hit the store at the right time, who knows. Prices seem to be on par with other stores though their singles prices seem to be much higher than other stores I've been in. Overall a decent selection, though I tend to prefer to support the local businesses over big stores like Anderson's or Whole Foods.
04-27-2012 16:57:25 |
More by kenyj
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This place is reasonably easy to find from I-270; there are even driving directions on their website. It certainly is a general store, and considering the average size of a department within, beer gets its fair share of space.
The selection is not large, but it is diverse. You will find GLBC seasonals for a couple weeks or so after more mainstream outlets have run out. As other seasonals come and go, stock is rotated accordingly, so if you see an interesting seasonal item, you better grab it because it won't be there next time (this also includes gift packs). 22oz bombers of several varieties of Rogue and Stone are reasonably priced. Deus is there. There's also a selection of Columbus brews, but they're not available as single bottles, six-packs only. Belgian Flanders, lambics, trappists, Asian lagers are also easily found.
Service is there if you need it. The only problem I've ever had is upon checkout, where inevitably something fails to scan. Store clerks are helpful if you can find them, and they'll even give you cardboard wine crates to hold your bombers.
Prices overall are reasonable, but I've not yet escaped the store without laying down at least $100 on a decent-sized haul. Definitely worth a visit if you're on the north end of Columbus.
02-02-2007 17:14:36 |
More by jkaufman
vibe: 1.25 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I first started shopping at The Andersons General Store in 2005 and I must admit that the selection of beers found there is one of the best in the Columbus area. However, since I started shopping there I have noticed a significant decline in the quality of customer service. Because of this development I rarely shop there anymore and if I do, it is only because I am in the area on other errands. Despite having a smaller beer section, other stores in the area, such as Kenny Road Market, Palmer's Beverage Center, Weiland's Gourmet Market, and Whole Foods Market, have a much better level of customer service by far.
11-21-2013 15:53:10 |
More by falcon1
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
the andersons is the spot for beer. i go there about two times a week to pick up something different. there is always something i haven't tried. the service is great there's a heavy set guy who really knows his beer. there is a great food selection for good paring. the only bone i have to pick is that their singles are a bit overpriced. overall they have well priced everyrhing but singles. they have a beer tasting every tuesday evening. the lady who does the food for them always does an extremely good job.
04-26-2012 02:17:38 |
More by Doughbodyboy
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