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Jungle Jim's International Market - Fairfield
$$ - reasonable
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5440 Dixie Hwy
phone: (513) 674-6000
(Place added by: Dogbrick)
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quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | $
Jungle Jim's is a great place to get beer. They have such a huge collection, it would be impossible to go into what they have. Macros, micros, imports... it would be impossible to not find several of each beer style represented, and they have brews from several US regions.
I picked up a BrewDog amber, an English made Scotch ale, and a six pack of Raging Bitch.
Service in the beer aisles was non-existant. I saw one employee who didn't offer any help at all. Had the check-out girl not been polite, service would've been scored as a one.
As far as beer goes, though, if you're in the area, you should definitely stop by.
EDIT: forgot to mention, I coded the price as inexpensive not because the beers are necessarily cheap, but because I've never seen them cheaper anywhere else.
04-04-2010 04:42:06 |
More by JamesS
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I was a bit dissapointed with Jungle Jim's after visiting the Party source in Kentucky; however, JJ's is still a great store.
The main reason why I perfer The Party Source to JJ's is that the beer selecton at the party source was so much better. This is the beer that they had on shelf in stock that I am referring to. If you go to the JJ website you can find the entire list of beer that they carry. Before I visited the store I looked over the list and imagined that the beer selection there must be gigantic. However I was greatly disappointed when I visited the store. I had expected all of the beer on the list to be in stock. To my dissapointment they were not. The selection there was still impressive compared to most stores, but it was not what I had expected it to be. It also seemed to have a smaller selection of beer than the Party Source in Kentucky. JJ's, I am sure, can order any beer that they have listed on thier list, however when I go to buy beer I want to actually have it in my hands, it drives me nuts to have to wait for something.
JJ's in terms other than beer is an amazing store. I would rate that store at a 5/5 if it were not the beer selection in the store that I was reviewing. The international market has an absolutely amazing selection of wine, if you are a connoisseur of wine I highly recommend JJ's. They also have an amazing selection of cheeses (which we all know go great with beer and wine).
I mean JJ's is a great place for any type of food or beverage, just understand that the selection beer that is on the shelves at the time that you are visiting will definitely be smaller than their list that is posted on the internet.
10-12-2005 03:48:56 |
More by becktone
quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$
this place is a huge grocery store. there wine selection is huge...not my thing.
the beer selection is pretty damn good. they have a wall of singles that is about seven shelves high and about twenty five feet long. there sixer selection is seperated by domestic and import. the domestic is broken up by region of the U.S. i was dissapointed to not find any russian river that i was hoping for. i ended up going to the import area.
the imports selection was real decent. i only purchased 6 different beers. these were not refridgerated so i hauled them home and have given them about a week to settle and chill. i will be starting on them in a couple days...yum.
the service kinda pissed me off. i axed one guy (or girl, i honestly could not tell...) about some selections and there purchase policy for mixing and he/she said they would check and be right back to me...never to heard nor seen again.
price was reasonable for the selection. i wont travel far just to stop there but if you are in the area it is worth a shot.
suckem up and movem out.
08-06-2008 15:24:31 |
More by giblet
quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5
Absolutely incredible selection of micros and imports. I also like the fact that they had alot of the mixed boxes from American micro-brewers. A whole lot of single bottle selections as well.
After you get your beers selected, you have a huge grocery section to find some food to go with your brews.
Well worth the drive to upper northwestern Cincinnati.
My only complaint was that they didn't have anybody knowledgeable working the beer section to answer any questions I might have had. But still all and all a great place to find rare and hard to find beers.
03-27-2004 15:05:41 |
More by coasterfreak75
quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5
Jungle Jim's is huge, folks. They are so big that they purchased the old monorail system from King's Island in order to assist folks getting from one part of the store to another. Besides grocery selections of nearly every ethnicity in our diverse city, so to do they stock beer and wine from every corner of the globe. New stuff comes in every week, if I lived closer, I'd earn Frequent Visitor points or something. Not an abundance of staff, yet there always seems to be a willing employee to help me when I have a question.
DISCLAIMER - An awesome selection of stuff, but *Fair Warning* - they do not refrigerate any of their stock! As long as it's fresh or the beer is a big one with lots of hops or alcohol, check freshness dates. I purchased some Blanche de Chambly there and enjoyed one with my brother last night. I casually read the label and there on the back the freshness date said enjoy by 2-Feb-02!!! YIKES! I didn't even think to check that. The beer was good enough, but I have nixed submitting a review for it until I get a fresh sample. On the other hand, I also found a cache of J.W. Lee's Harvest Ale from 1997-2001 and promptly bought several of each year. These are tough enough to tolerate some abuse and possible mishandling. I've seen some sixers on the shelf whose label clearly stated, 'Keep refrigerated between 40 and 55 degrees, etc.' Now I'm checking some other selections from there and seeing some discouraging 'Best By' dates, I will check each bottle in the future. They don't cut breaks in price for the stuff, so make sure you're getting fresh product. Smart shopping in this fashion will ensure you the best possible experience and beverage enjoyment from libations purchased at Jungles.
07-28-2003 14:45:27 |
More by brewdlyhooked13
quality: 4.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 5 | $$
This place is overwhelming! So, I am going to focus on the beer, because this is the only reason that I go here. The selection is QUALITY! Almost anything that you want, you can find here....that is anything that can be distributed here (I miss Lagunitas...for some reason it is not distributed to SW Ohio). I come here to stock up on various beer that I want/need. Especially for brew day.
There are 4 and 6-pack, bombers, and single (though not very good selection for make your own 6-pack)The only problem for me is it is out of the way to go there.
12-22-2009 15:19:44 |
More by xcrunner78
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5
Located not too far from Cincinnati, going to Jungle Jim's is truly an experience. The building really grabs your attention. There is some kind of light-rail contraption outside that is reminiscent of Disney's monorail (just not working). There is a huge parking lot but luckily they have a shuttle (also Disney-esque) for those shoppers too lazy to walk. The Disney comparison continues inside the store, the way it is divided into different "countries", much like Epcot. There are various animatronic animals singing throughout the store much like the It's a Small World ride.
The selection of beer (not to mention wine, cigars, and food) is absolutely mind-boggling. They have a "Wall of Beer" (see pics on the website) with hundreds of different beers from around the country and world. They even have a nice selection of glassware and even some harder to find vintage ales. It is worth the trip!
As for service, don't expect to get much help from the staff, as this is more of a grocery store than a beer store. There is simply so much beer to choose from though, just close your eyes and grab and you are bound to get something worthwhile.
12-18-2002 09:11:59 |
More by Dogbrick
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
This is one awesome place. Pretty nice beer selection with many craft offerings from brewers like :Rogue, Stone, Bell's, Victory, New Holland, etc... Good selection of imports as well. Some of the imports are available in liters and bombers, but no singles of american craft brew other than bombers. There is a "beer cave" for cold selections, but the vast majority of the selection is out on the shelves. Staff was helpful, but were so busy, you could not really ask questions. Be on the lookout for bargains, as we found the last 12 pack of Paulaner Hefewiezen for $7.99. Another tip, this place has a lot, so if you want other things along with the beer, be prepared to spend a while in here. Worth the drive!
06-17-2004 01:13:55 |
More by Bierguy5
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Always an adventure at jungle Jim's. A pretty good selection of singles and sixers.. not a lot in cold storage though. They also have some home brewing supplies which is always a plus. Finding someone in the beer department is sometimes difficult, but the employees are always knowledgeable and helpful. Just got a BA BORIS there a week ago!
Check out the rest of the store, as it has some pretty awesome non-beer related finds.. where else can you buy Kangaroo Steaks, Durian Fruit, Bass Shandy, vegemite, and craft beer under one roof?
Also good for the cigar smokers, however, not as good of a selection as other local stores, and their liquor selection is sadly lacking.
Still a good place to hit, and an easy way to kill an hour or two. Prices are about average for the area..
07-12-2009 21:59:57 |
More by Beejay
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
6 friggin acres of shopping happiness. There's a party room upstairs for tastings, which they do well. If you can't find what you want at Jungle Jims, you don't need it.
Service is not bad; no one offered help but there was plenty of friendly staff around to answer questions.
Nice selection of beers; Southern Tier, Stone, Lagunitas, Bell's, Hoppin Frog, etc... Beer is stacked pretty high with some of the rarer offerings from some quality brewers.
Prices seemed to be at state minimum making it a reasonable place to buy beer in southern Ohio.
07-18-2009 03:11:32 |
More by kirok1999
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