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Pace-High Carry Out
$$ - reasonable
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3179 N High St
phone: (614) 267-1918
(Place added by: Wildman)
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quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
This was my second time stopping by this place. Last time I meant to review it but forgot all about it.
Parking in this area is pretty slim, but me and my girlfriend just parked in the little area to the right of the shop where it says "Warning: No Parking, Violators will be towed" I'm a hard-ass I guess?
Walking by the window on the sidewalk I saw mass cases and 6-packs of beer scattered throughout the store in sort of a Produce-Market kind of fashion. Wine crates holding corked 750's are all over the place. Offerings from every major brewery and some of the smaller, local ones.
The guy didn't ask if I needed any help but was friendly when I asked if they would be getting any Double Simcoe in. Prices are very reasonable. I picked up a bottle of Lindemans Cuvee Renee Gueuze for 9 bucks and a mixed 6-pack of IPA's that I hadn't tried.
That's the best thing about Pace-Hi is the ability to take singles of anything. Makes it kind of like a little scavenger hunt, checking out all of the six-packs strewn about and finding what you want.
Definitely going back here next time i'm in town.
06-28-2006 00:51:20 |
More by trep
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped in here last summer, and the place was full of empty shelves, so it's been nice to see the store back up to full capacity lately. Not too many parking spaces, but there always seems to be at least one free on High St. in front of the store. The wine is in the left half, with the other devoted to the beers. They are (very) loosely organized, with Americans, Germans, Belgians, etc. tending to be grouped together, but not in strict sections. There are some coolers (one of which was broken last time I stopped in), but most are on wine racks or stacked on the floor.
They have a pretty wide selection that is comparable to the better stores in Columbus, with a few imports I don't think I've seen elsewhere, including a few French ones. All of the bottles are conveniently labeled with a date, presumably when they arrived. The store's main advantage however, as others have noted, is that they will sell singles of anything you want.
My only complaint is that it is really hot in the store in the summer, since there's no AC (it was probably around 95 F the last few times I was in). I don't know much about storing beer long-term, but that can't be good, especially since a lot of the beer has been there since last year according to the price tags. This makes me more than a little hesitant to buy some stuff that I would otherwise pick up.
08-03-2006 04:35:57 |
More by spaced
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
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
quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$$
First thing to mention is their sign on the side of the build is jacked up. The middle of the sign has been removed. Parking sucks during the day but at night you can use one of the spots on high st. Not going to explain where everything is located because its a small ass store.
Quality- Im am going to assume quality we mean condition of bottles and freshness dates. I did not notice any cracked or scratched bottles and all labels were intact. I have recently been on a DFH kick so i base freshness checks on both their bottles and Great Lakes. Great lakes averaged a best drank by September 2009, not bad. DFH on the other hand was bottled on Febuary 2009, so far this is the oldest sold bottles of DFH i have seen in c bus. For comparison Anderson is showing April 2009.
Service-Sucked, One person i could tell minding the store. A small indian guy, the type that stares at you like your about to rob the place. No help their for purchase advice.
Selection- Bobmer selection was above average with bottles i have not seen anywhere else. I dont think i have seen Stoudts anywhere else so far, need to double check that. 4 and 6 pack selection was decent, i would say as good as Whole foods but not as good as andersons or Kennys market. I was happy to get a single of Racer 5. Also they has a little area with beer glasses for sale, all for 2.99, not bad.
Value- The price of the singles were above average by about 10-15c based on what i pay at whole foods or the wine vault. Bobmers were average and i didnt see any specials, i wish stores would do more specials.
I would come back every couple of months to check on their bobmer and glass selection but stay away from everything else. I really wish more stores would care about how old the beer is that they are selling.
07-14-2009 12:31:24 |
More by beer1018
quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Stopped in the other day on a break from classes at The Ohio State University. If you blink while driving down the road, you might miss this place. There is parking in between the AAMCO and the beer shop.
The building is old school with no A/c. I found this a little concerning when I walked into the muggy room. Not really sure the temperature, but I can guarantee it was over 70 degrees. Saw a few shelves of beer when you walk in on your right hand side. Had a few Three Floyds, Magic Hat, St. Bernardus, good finds, but again the temperature was concerning.
I saw a lot of empty shelves. I'm not sure if this is due to the make your own 6pack or if they are not getting as many shipments as before. I was greeted with a hello, but I didn't see where it was coming from. I assume the owner(?) was working in the back, and didn't really bother to come out.
There are better places in Columbus to get good beer.
05-31-2007 14:27:14 |
More by genog
quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 1.5 | $$
Stopped in the other day to pick up some good beer before I went back to school. I must say that I was incredibly disappointed by what has happened to the shop in the last few months.
Over the summer there was a great selection of Bell's, Unibroque, Stone, Dogfish Head, etc. To my dismay when I went recently the store had gone from the having coolers and shelves stocked full to barely having anything at all. The shelves were so empty that I asked the cashier if they were going out of business. He responded this was the way that the owners were keeping the store from now on. He was also rather rude when talking to me about this, but it may have been that he was upset that the store was in the state that it was in.
A neat feature about this store is that they allow you to buy singles from any of the sixers that they have, but with the current selection this feature is not very useful.
Bottom line-this was once a pretty good store to find a wide range of micros, but with the bare shelves it's just not worth the trip.
01-13-2008 05:03:14 |
More by RattlinRidge
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