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Belmont Party Supply
$$ - reasonable
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2621 S Smithville Rd
phone: (937) 252-4724
(Place added by: PhantomVodoo)
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vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I wish I lived closer to this place so I could make it my regular bottle store. This week's FFF shipment sold out in an hour, and that was with a one-per-customer limit. Broad selection of beer styles that I've seen outdone by only Jungle Jim's, and they have 20 times the space. Picked up one of my all-time favorites, the barrel-aged Scotch De Silly, which they still have a few, and it was less expensive than the last place I found one. Inventory seems to turn pretty well, and they put stuff they want to clear out on sale.
Another great thing about this store (and it's companion homebrew supply store next door, Brewtensils) is that the owner, Mike Schwartz, has been a legend in Dayton's craft beer and homebrewing scene for ages - long before there even was a scene. If anyone appreciates the value of keeping the inventory fresh, it's him.
They have an entire row devoted to single bottles at reasonable prices, although they'll be a bit more than 1/6 of a sixer. Service to locate something was offered without being hovering. My only complaint would be the check-out dude who recommended the local tavern around the corner because they had a great tap selection, and it turned out to be Bell's Two Hearted, a Great Divide winter warmer, and the usual BMC crowd. They did have two of their 12 taps devoted to Yuengling brews, so maybe that was it.
As others have said, if you get anywhere near this store, you really owe it to your craft jones to spend some time checking it out, as well as its homebrew brother next door.
10-26-2013 14:06:42 |
More by BuckeyeSlim
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | $$
Hard to beat BPS anyway you slice it. Great selection and prices are reasonable. If you are within a 100 miles, you gotta stop by BPS and at least admire the selection. I bet you won't leave empty-handed. Parking can be difficult if you feel you gotta park right by the front door but just park in back and exit of the side street - NO problem!
10-25-2013 18:44:19 |
More by reynoldsmc
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Natalie is amazing. The selection here is off the wall. You would never expect to find such a superb selection of delicious little treats Well versed staff with excellent selections and recommendations. Doesn't look like much from the outside until you see the treasures that are with in.
07-08-2013 19:23:03 |
More by camartin27
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Aside from the fact that it is small with narrow aisles making it a rather uncomfortable experience to walk through when the store is busy, there is no denying that the store offers an impressive collection. They allow you to purchase numerous craft beers as singles, some selling for as little as $1.80 and with no minimum. They're not well organized, but the selection is incredible. Don't expect someone to walk around and assist with your purchase, but during my outing the lady at the counter was polite and helpful. Overall, a great place to purchase craft beer with reasonable prices.
06-30-2013 23:09:21 |
More by DeFaz
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Don't judge a book by its cover or better yet font judge a liquor/beer store by the people standing outside of it drinking a 40. Very impressed with this one, lots and lots of beer piled into this small building. Found some great beers I was not able to get anywhere else. Lots of bombers and single bottles everywhere.
05-07-2013 17:04:07 |
More by screamking
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
stopped in thanks to reviews from goggle.great selection picked up a vertical epic 08 and a few other things.parking was a little tight but other than that great place picked up a few glasses.staff was very helpful as well.check these guys out if your a beer head and are looking for rares
03-31-2013 01:52:10 |
More by ohiobeer29
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
how can you live in dayton, call yourself a beer geed and NOT call this place your favorite place in town to stock up? if you haven't been here, and you're from the midwest, you owe yourself a trip. drive into town, come here for the afternoon, head to tanks or chappys for dinner, and it's the perfect beer geek trip to dayton.
it's simply the best selection in town!!
02-25-2013 02:27:22 |
More by speedvagen
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Visited Dayton a few weeks ago. The reviews made this place a must stop.
I was able too haul several beers unavalible for distribution in central KY.
The place is easy to get too from the interstate and has a selection worth checking out. I will always stop back anytime I'm in or passing through Dayton, OH
The only caveat is that their coolers were still not working as per some of the other reviews. This wasn't a deal breaker for me since I was traveling, all warm was fine with me. Just an FYI.
12-19-2012 17:38:50 |
More by BuckTuckian
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Stopped here while on a two week business trip to Dayton/Kettering, OH. This place doesn't look like much from the outside, but it's beer heaven when you walk through the doors. The atmosphere is like a lot of smaller/hidden stores, they are dark and a little musky, just the way I like them. The quality of beers available here was amazing, pretty much anything you could want. It seemed pretty busy, I'm guessing because it was a Friday evening as people were getting off work. That didn't seem to phase the guys working there, because the service was still spot on. I think I got asked a few times if I was good to go, or needed help. The gentleman that helped me seemed very knowledgeable and recommended some beers that I had never tried, and gave me some honest thoughts on the beer that I stopped in for. Based off his opinion, I decided against what I came for, but left with a bunch of awesome brews that I can't get in Kansas. Most everything looked like it was available in singles as well. I couldn't find one of the beers that I was interested in as a single, but the guy said he could split a six for me if needed.
I also needed a glass to drink from, while they had some glasses, he recommended BrewTensils next door for a better selection. Picked up a Stone IRS Glass with the old IRS logo for 7 bucks. Not too bad IMO.
Oh yeah, don't forget to check near the front counter for some of the more limited beers or ask what they have behind the register.
All in all, if you are in the Dayton area, you need to stop into this place. Too bad I can't pack it up and ship it all back to Wichita, KS.
11-30-2012 22:38:09 |
More by HopJack
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This place is fantastic. My only complaint is the atmosphere. It's very cramped, and smells pretty musty. but except for that this store is awesome. You won't find a better selection, of rare and hard to find brews in Dayton. They are pretty well know around here though so when they do get a beer like hopslam, everyone knows they have it and it lasts for a whole 30 minutes, but they're pretty good about reserving for regulars. They have just about every Ohio brew you can think of, including buckeye brewing, maumee, wooden shoe, rivertown, and mt. caramel. Huge selection of six packs, and bombers. Two pretty good sized coolers with a variety of six packs. Unfortuanetly their bomber cooler has been down for about a month now, and doesn't look like they have any intention of fixing it. What I really like though is the homebrew store they have next door. Extremely knowledgeable staff and a huge selection of starter kits, beer ingredient kits, and do it yourself supplys. If you live anywhere near Dayton, and want to homebrew, stop here first.
02-20-2012 16:53:20 |
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