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Pace-High Carry Out
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
3179 N High St
phone: (614) 267-1918
(Place added by: Wildman)
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quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 1.5 | $$
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
quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Stopped in the other day on a break from classes at The Ohio State University. If you blink while driving down the road, you might miss this place. There is parking in between the AAMCO and the beer shop.
The building is old school with no A/c. I found this a little concerning when I walked into the muggy room. Not really sure the temperature, but I can guarantee it was over 70 degrees. Saw a few shelves of beer when you walk in on your right hand side. Had a few Three Floyds, Magic Hat, St. Bernardus, good finds, but again the temperature was concerning.
I saw a lot of empty shelves. I'm not sure if this is due to the make your own 6pack or if they are not getting as many shipments as before. I was greeted with a hello, but I didn't see where it was coming from. I assume the owner(?) was working in the back, and didn't really bother to come out.
There are better places in Columbus to get good beer.
05-31-2007 14:27:14 |
More by genog
quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$$
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
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
The outside of this place looked really sketchy. It honestly felt I was about to walk inside of the most ghetto shop in the worst part of a burned out town.
I fully expected the car to be on cinder blocks when we exited.
Surprisingly, the inside of the store was kept really clean which helped me feel a bit better.
Beer is to the right upon entering, and it has the vibe like the shop used to be half the size and they knocked down a wall to expand it.
This was the first of the 3 Columbus shops we hit up... And as it turns out, my least favorite.
The prices were higher than the other 2 places at which we stopped, and the selection was missing many beers that the other 2 had-- although this place did have several bottles of Old Raspy XIV.
When I asked about Rivertowne Lambic I was shown Lindemans Framboise. Ok, half credit for knowing the word Lambic...
Overall-- there are far better shops around than this, but if I lived locally I would swing in here once a month or so as it seems many limited beers may linger on shelves a bit longer.
01-23-2012 00:39:36 |
More by AleWatcher
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
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
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
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
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 |
More by Wildman
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