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Pace-High Carry Out
$$ - reasonable
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3179 N High St
phone: (614) 267-1918
(Place added by: Wildman)
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quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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
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: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Wow, what a difference new owners can make! I stopped in to this store last week, somewhat reluctantly. I've always found this place to be dark, hot, and dusty, with a borderline surly staff. Also, I had always assumed their beer was old. I could have been wrong, but it's impossible to look at a facility in such a state of neglect, and believe that their attitude toward their product was any different.
When I made an emergency quick stop last week, I was pleasantly surprised! Clean, new counter tops, tidy well-stocked shelves, and abundant NEW COOLERS.
I was picking up some pilsners for outdoor summer drinking, but as I reached for the Prima and Sunshine, I nearly changed my mind. Faced with so many choices, it was difficult for me to just grab my purchase and run. I will return when I have a time to peruse the selections.
I commented on the changes to the men at the counter. They said they purchased Pace High last August, along with the carry-out across the street. Apparently, they gave both a complete overhaul.
Although they did not seem terribly knowledgeable about beer, my friend stopped in shortly afterward and talked to, who he assumed to be, their beer expert. My friend is only just getting into craft beer and he was very happy with the level of assistance he received.
I'm thrilled to know there is another convenient location to buy cold craft beer in this area of town. I'll add it to my regular rotation, along with Palmer's and Weiland's.
If you've been here in the past, and recall what a hole it used to be, I highly recommend you give it another shot. Allow them the opportunity to win you over.
06-15-2009 22:36:32 |
More by jensdaisy
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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
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
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: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I had abandoned this place several months ago as a complete waste of time - bare shelves and disinterested staff. But, after hearing about the new ownership, I stopped by. Wow. What a change.
Picked up four sixpacks of my favs, but they have a solid selection: Stone, Victory, Founders, Bells, Great Lakes, Avery, North Coast, a handful of Belgian and German imports and more. I also picked up my wife's all-time favorite: St. Bernie Abbot 12 in the four pack. Now I'm a hero.
The place is clean and well organized. Make your own sixers (had a hopslam that way, before dropping the $16 for six).
The owner was eager to help and promised to try to get anything I wanted. Besides that, I just liked the guy from the get-go.
It's going to be a regular stop for me.
01-30-2009 18:29:04 |
More by budsboy
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Found this place with my buddy Shane practically on accident. The night before, we had gone to Andy's which is nice also, but at Pace-Hi I felt like a kid in a candy store! Watch out though, you'll miss it if you don't keep an eye out for this little shop!
This store is split up into, basically, two sides. Lots of beer in and out of coolers, with a pretty nice range of brews from around the country (and world for that matter). I was impressed to see Bert Grants (have never seen it in Columbus), plus of course, a wide selection of Bell's. I was impressed that one could mix and match from any 6-pack in the store, instead of having to build a 6-pack from a limited selection of "set aside" beers.
The staff was EXTREMELY friendly, laid back, and very knowledgeable too. I found out that they plan on installing a little bar within the store, which would be neat. In addition, they were quick to point out that they would special order most anything we wanted, and they wanted to hear our suggestions,etc. Pretty cool if you ask me. My buddy and I ended up building a nice little 6-pack of Dogfish head 90 minute IPA, Bert Grant's Perfect Porter, and Bell Cream Stout. Plus, we bought a 1.5 Liter special edition bottle of Anchor Christmas Ale...in mid-March! Every other place we went was sold out long ago. We were even told "good luck, you won't find any in this town" by someone over at Andy's!
All in all, a very impressive little store! All I can say is when I move back to Columbus this summer, this place will be recieving a lot of my business!
Sadly, this place has gone downhill over the courseof this year. I've had plenty of conversations with those working behind the counter, and the consensus seems to be that "nobody knows what's going on". Literally- only maybe 1/6 of the stock they used to have. Very disappointing
04-23-2004 19:24:24 |
More by andyo
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
This is my go to place in Columbus if I am going to find a mix six pack. They have about 15 cases full of different types of beer from around the area and the west coast. The mix six pack choices are always changing and they are more than willing to break something up for you if it isn't already available. The prices on the mixes are a little high, but what do you expect. The bomber selection isn't the best, but for six packs, this is probably the place to go. Also, the owner has been more than helpful about holding beers for me on limited releases.
06-08-2009 23:04:41 |
More by flexinwext
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is now one of my go to places, especially if I want to make my own 6- pack.
Pace-Hi is a nondescript mini-mart on N. High just south of North Broadway. It is basically split into two halves. The half with the counter has typical mini-mart stuff, Coolers of pop, snacks and this place has lots of wine accessories.
The second half is where all the beer and wine is. Like most places its more wine than beer, but the beer here is of good stock. 2 Full cooler doors of singles for mixing and matching. Plenty of Ohio stuff like Columbus Brewing and Thirsty Dog is represented in the first cooler. Lots of Bell's and Founder's and DFH are in the second cooler. They will break up packs of beer that are typically not sold as singles. DFH Burton Baton, HopSlam, Thirsty Dog Cerberus etc.
The rest of the coolers are all 6 and 4 packs, leaving one shelf for bombers and magnums divided by country.
There always is a great selection of Hoppin Frog.
The owner is a really helpful guy. He really appreciates the people who come to his shop often. Because of this I was able to purchase a pack of Nemesis and KBS from him which he keeps in the back room.
03-27-2010 21:29:45 |
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