Pace-High Carry Out
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Reviews by csmiley:
3.85/5 rDev -3%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I should start out by saying that this is a store I've frequented many times over the years and it has seen good and bad days (mostly bad days). Factors that come in to play are management, lack of air conditioning, old beers always in stock, empty shelves that once held many brews, the list keeps going and going. I was told that this place has once again opened under new management so I thought I'd check it out to see if anything has changed.
Looks like the interior has been redone and it does look alot nicer than before. After walking in the door off High St. you will need to hang a right to get to the beer area. The first shelf in this area has several larger size bottles and some imports at room temperature. There is a sign posted that reads these selections are also kept cold in the back of the cooler. I noticed brews from Unibroue, Tucher, Baltika, d'Achouffe, Huyghe, and St. Bernardus. Once past this shelf there are several coolers of singles that are available for make-your-own six packs. Selection in the singles section is nice. After these coolers there are 10-15 coolers of cold sixers with craft brews and macros selections. Some of the breweries represented are Great Lakes, New Holland, Founders, Avery, Rogue, Green Flash, Southern Tier, Bells, Lakefront, and Brooklyn. Nice to see most of the beer in the store is kept cold.
Overall, this is the best shape that I have seen this store in. There is a wide selection of brews that are priced on par with other establishments in the area. I think it is still fairly new this time around so quality is going to be good. Time will tell if this is going to last but, for now, this is a nice place to stop if you need to pick up some good beer.
12-03-2008 23:21:05 | More by csmiley
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3.16/5 rDev -20.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
The outside of this place looked really sketchy. It honestly felt I was about to walk inside of the most ghetto shop in the worst part of a burned out town.
I fully expected the car to be on cinder blocks when we exited.
Surprisingly, the inside of the store was kept really clean which helped me feel a bit better.
Beer is to the right upon entering, and it has the vibe like the shop used to be half the size and they knocked down a wall to expand it.
This was the first of the 3 Columbus shops we hit up... And as it turns out, my least favorite.
The prices were higher than the other 2 places at which we stopped, and the selection was missing many beers that the other 2 had-- although this place did have several bottles of Old Raspy XIV.
When I asked about Rivertowne Lambic I was shown Lindemans Framboise. Ok, half credit for knowing the word Lambic...
Overall-- there are far better shops around than this, but if I lived locally I would swing in here once a month or so as it seems many limited beers may linger on shelves a bit longer.
01-23-2012 00:39:36 | More by AleWatcher
3.94/5 rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
I used this shop quite often at the beginning to middle of this past year, realizing I had a decent option close to campus and not far our of my way.
Walking in, it seems to just be a little hole in the wall carryout, and it isn't exactly inviting. When you turn the corner to the right though, things change and the beer selection is pretty impressive. I have found quite a few things here that I couldn't locate at other shops.
The service isn't great, they won't say anything to you unless you ask, but if you ask, they'll do everything they can to answer your question. I ran across a rare find because I asked about a similar brew, and even had the manager call the distributor because he wasn't sure about the timing of one release.
If you're around campus, definitely swing by. Don't be put off by the outward appearance, you may run across something you'll be glad you found.
12-04-2011 20:18:25 | More by zimm421
4.08/5 rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Yes, this absolutely looks like your normal piece of garbage carryout on High St, or any main street. Upon entering, you can't help but gaze at the impressive beer can collection on display along the top of the wall. The layout has four main sections divided into two "rooms." The entrance is in the left room and most of the booze in the right. The left room has some high end features and the cash register in the front and the soft drinks in the rear. The right room has the beer packaged in coolers along the back wall, some expensive big bottles and special feature packages in the front next to a cooler full of single beers for a MYO 6-pack. The wine is in shelves SURROUNDED by the beer. The owner takes great pride in having a clean store and wonderful selection. He himself appears to appreciate good beer, but may not drink it himself. The best part is that he owns a regular convenience store across the street.
08-29-2011 13:22:46 | More by hyprlt
3.98/5 rDev +0.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
This has become my favorite bottle shop in Columbus recently. It basically just looks like a regular shitty convenience store from the outside, and even on the inside until you turn to the right. They have a lot of great beer. Lots of beer in coolers and lots of bombers on the shelves. The selection is really really good here and just as good as Weiland's. Service is fine, they stay out of your way, which is the way I like it.
I really love this place, though, for the singles selection though. They'll basically single out any beer for you. Great prices too.
06-19-2011 00:53:22 | More by orourkebr
4.45/5 rDev +12.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Somehow I never really managed to get out to this place in all my years around Columbus. Man was I missing out.
Essentially a little convenience store, mostly alcohol forward. There were a few racks of wine, and possibly liquor, but I didn't really have a ton of time to explore the non-beer part of the store.
I came here because I needed to pick up some singles for a trade, and I had heard they are great about singles.
Almost every 12oz beer was sold in single form, and whatever is not can be broken into singles. The manager/owner was very quick to accommodate my request to break a sixer of Columbus Summerteeth into singles, and he in fact remarked that he was surprised it wasn't already available as singles.
There were tons of little gems sitting around, ranging from nice Ohio stuff, to harder to find seasonal releases, as well as some really interesting import offerings from Belgium and Germany. There were several Ohio breweries represented that I have not seen sold anywhere else in town.
There are some shelves, but I'd say that about 70% of all beer is in a cooler. The sheer size is smaller than Kenny Road, but the selection in the cooler makes this a better stopping point than Kenny Road imo.
Once I have some spare cash I want to stop back again to pick up some fun new ticks!
05-18-2011 05:35:18 | More by Spider889
4.3/5 rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Was down in Columbus this weekend, so I made sure to write down a handful of places to visit and scope out some selections. I am really glad I decided to go here. This ended up being where a majority of my haul today came from.
As I walked in and looked to my right, I was pretty much overwhelmed by the selection that lay before me. On the inner wall, and the shelves nearest to the front window, are a wide variety of Bombers and 750's unchilled. On the inner wall there is also a nice little selection of pint glasses, and tulips (DFH, Sam Adams, Bells, Lagunitas, Founders, Lindemins) I got myself a founders glass for 2.99. There was Alesmith, some Jolly Pumpkin, Rochefort, a strong Unibroue selection, Lagunitas, Great Divide, Dark Horse, Left Hand, Weyerbacher, Stoudts, Dogfish Head, Columbus, some of the Bruery(I grabbed the last 3 french hens!) and some other belgians/german beers I havent even seen before. I even saw Mississippi Mud sitting on the shelves.
On the back wall is the micro coolers, in the first 3-4 doors is where all of the singles are located, pretty well representing the huge number of 4/6 packs that fill the rest of the fridge. You can also enter in the side door to find chilled bombers/750s(which is where i found the 3 french hens).
Overall a very awesome experience, the man at the counter didn't ask if I needed any help, but he did mark down the Nogne O beer I purchased, which surprised me. I will definitely be hitting this place up again when I am back down there.
03-06-2011 08:51:15 | More by superspak
3.7/5 rDev -6.8%
quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Today was a free day for me so I decided to do some beer store hunting. This was my first stop of the day. From the outside, this place didnt look very nice. But on the inside, the beer was plenty and varied. They had just about everything within reason. Bruery, Buckeye, CBC, Alesmith, and a really nice selection of Belgians. I have no access to Alesmith in NC so I was excited to get a couple of bottles of those.
Prices were very reasoable. The Bruery beers were around $10 which is about $5 cheaper than NC. THe Alesmith beers were also around $10.
Service was nonexistent as the guy working the counter was on the phone the whole time jabbering away. A great selection saves this place.
01-18-2011 16:02:05 | More by SaCkErZ9
4.85/5 rDev +22.2%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place is literally about 5 minutes away from me up Indianola Ave. yet today was my first time visiting, thanks to checking out the reviews here on BA. Really wish I would have known about this gem the past few years, as I will be moving from Columbus back to Cincinnati in August.
As far as beer selection goes, it is at the top of the list with regards to selection and service for me in Columbus. The owner, Kalpesh, was super friendly and helpful. Took me a while to browse through the selection, which included an extensive selection of local brews, Belgians, and some my other favorites such as Founders, Great Lakes, DFH, Alesmith, etc. You can make your own 6 pack and Kalpesh broke up a sixer of GL Lake Erie Monster so that I could add one too my grab bag. Also picked up an Alesmith IPA, Breckenridge Small Batch 471 DIPA, Two Brothers Resistance IPA, Weyerbacher Hop Infusion, Troegs HopBack, and a Southern Tier IPA. Best surprise was being able to snag a couple KBS's!
I look forward to frequenting this store in the future.
06-01-2010 23:40:25 | More by jimbus
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Pace-High Carry Out in Columbus, OH
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