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Pace-High Carry Out
$$ - reasonable
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3179 N High St
phone: (614) 267-1918
(Place added by: Wildman)
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| Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Dropped by a week ago--first time I'd been there in a while. Glad to see that not much has changed: building's still nothing special, a wide variety of beer (from familiar to never-saw-it-before) is available, and the laid-back owner is helpful when you want help (and also remembers his customers).
I first ran across this shop about fifteen years ago. Back then it was THE place in Columbus to find a good variety of beer. It may have lost that distinction but it's still a special place--and although I live nearly 100 miles away I try to stop in when I'm in the north part of Columbus.
As others have mentioned, it's probably the best place around for making your own samplers, since they'll sell singles of anything!
05-24-2005 01:33:27 |
More by findlayfan
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5
Went zooming by and almost didn't see it, let alone remember it was one of the places I wanted to check out. It took two tries at looping around twisty little streets that all looked alike before I came back far enough. Damn this foolish no U-turn law!
It was worth the effort. I stepped into a rustic, barnlike store framed by rough-hewn beams. Never mind the wine in the left half. Pass through to the right hand and find a roomful of beer. As you twine through it, you keep finding more nooks and corners and more beers. Some very interesting Belgians (and B-style) prominently displayed, like Hitachino Nest and Black Ghost.
Nice guy at the counter, who was glad to help, though not exactly the most voluble.
The best part is you can get singles of *anything*. Joy for the beer-hunter!
08-25-2004 00:54:17 |
More by gentlebubbles
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
The last time I hit this shop a couple years or so ago, the shelves were practically empty and it looked like they were going out of business. Wow, things have changed! Large selection of domestic and imports. Micros and macros present. A good portion of which is kept in the large number of coolers. Ability to buy singles of anything in the store really boosts the selection and certainly entices me to buy more beer here. Saw a couple things I haven't seen anywhere else in Columbus including Tupper's Hop Pocket Pils. Stock seemed to be reasonably fresh. Service was courteous. I didn't ask for any assistance, but the gentleman seemed interested in having my repeat business so I'm guessing he likely has an owner's stake in the shop. An old building that doesn't look like much inside or outside, but certainly holds a good stash of quality beer. Definitely a place to check out in Columbus.
05-30-2004 05:05:08 |
More by PhantomVodoo
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Found this place with my buddy Shane practically on accident. The night before, we had gone to Andy's which is nice also, but at Pace-Hi I felt like a kid in a candy store! Watch out though, you'll miss it if you don't keep an eye out for this little shop!
This store is split up into, basically, two sides. Lots of beer in and out of coolers, with a pretty nice range of brews from around the country (and world for that matter). I was impressed to see Bert Grants (have never seen it in Columbus), plus of course, a wide selection of Bell's. I was impressed that one could mix and match from any 6-pack in the store, instead of having to build a 6-pack from a limited selection of "set aside" beers.
The staff was EXTREMELY friendly, laid back, and very knowledgeable too. I found out that they plan on installing a little bar within the store, which would be neat. In addition, they were quick to point out that they would special order most anything we wanted, and they wanted to hear our suggestions,etc. Pretty cool if you ask me. My buddy and I ended up building a nice little 6-pack of Dogfish head 90 minute IPA, Bert Grant's Perfect Porter, and Bell Cream Stout. Plus, we bought a 1.5 Liter special edition bottle of Anchor Christmas Ale...in mid-March! Every other place we went was sold out long ago. We were even told "good luck, you won't find any in this town" by someone over at Andy's!
All in all, a very impressive little store! All I can say is when I move back to Columbus this summer, this place will be recieving a lot of my business!
Sadly, this place has gone downhill over the courseof this year. I've had plenty of conversations with those working behind the counter, and the consensus seems to be that "nobody knows what's going on". Literally- only maybe 1/6 of the stock they used to have. Very disappointing
04-23-2004 19:24:24 |
More by andyo
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Located on High Street north of OSU campus, parking is limited to street or a parking lot across the street that belongs to a strip mall. I am not sure what the story is behind this store, but its current incarnation is a worthwhile stop for beer lovers. It is only a couple miles down High from Andy's, which makes for a good one-two punch.
The store appears to devote the majority of their space to beer, and wine/convenience store goods to a lesser extent. The beer can be located on shelves and in coolers, and there is a healthy selection of singles and "make your own 6/12 packs" available too. The beers are varied, with regionals like BBC, Thirsty Dog, GLBC and Bell's represented. Other micros like Anchor, Arcadia, Stone, Rockies Brewing are available too. Pace-High also has one of the better selections of Belgian bombers I have seen too - many I have never seen elsewhere. Finally, there are a fair number of imports from odd countries like Guatemala and Venezuela too.
The service here is friendly and efficient. All in all this place is well worth a stop if you are in the area.
03-22-2004 19:06:44 |
More by Dogbrick
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Cheer up, Wildman, it's back. I reported this closed several months back because I went there only to find a shell of a building. What I didn't know, and what was not shown by any sign in the window, was that they were closed for general renovation, cleaning and restocking. Though it is not any palace of beer, it is certainly a great supply source once again. I scored 3 liter bottles of Double Bastard, picked out a couple of sixers of good singles, and could have easily spent much more time selecting good brews.
Friendly owner who is very helpful. Great selection with more on the way. Lots of cooler space and singles choices. Rear parking lot and open 7 days a week from 9 to around 10 at night. Highly recommended unless your primary choices are exotic Belgian beers, of which I saw few. At least you won't trip over 12 packs of macro brew here.
11-12-2003 22:50:57 |
More by AtLagerHeads
quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
(Update: Someone must have heard my plea and the place now reminds me more of the old days and my friend who first introduced me to the place is especially happy with the revival) I review this place as if mourning an old friend. This place was great when years ago, I made a brief foray into micro beers. They used to have the whole store lined from top to bottom with beers. But my latest visits to this place with my friend who used to worship it were sadly disappointing. A very limited selection. To the untrained eye, they may feel they found a steal at this location. But to us who knew it's once great glory, we notice all the empty spaces that once held beer. I dearly hope someone else takes it over who remembers those days and brings back this once great beer haven.
05-25-2003 07:41:39 |
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