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West Point Market

Not Rated.
West Point MarketWest Point Market
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

20 Ratings
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Store ]

1711 W Market St
Akron, Ohio, 44313-7001
United States
phone: (330) 864-2151

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(Place added by: MikefromDormont on 05-16-2005)
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Reviews by klewis:
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klewis

Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

My favorite place to shop in town. West Point is a very upscale market specializing in quality ingredients that you can't find in your average store. The atmosphere is wonderful, with soft classical or jazz music playing in the background. The beer selection is one of the the best in the area. There is a small section of refrigerated beer and a larger section that is not. The store also has a small selecction of glassware. They've also got a huge wine selection with at least one wine steward on staff at all times. I don't believe that there is an employee designated to the beer section, but everytime that I've seen workers in the aisle, they have asked if I needed help. Highly recommended.

06-10-2005 17:19:46 | More by klewis
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ThaJokerWild

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

06-28-2014 14:50:10 | More by ThaJokerWild
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EMB1960

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | $$$

Upper scale market with fresh foods, wine & beers. Had a decent selection. Staff was not real familiar with the beers, but he was a younger kid, maybe late teens. Still enjoyed the selection and what was there to be had. they did have a couple of tapes and you could sample a few of the beers on tap. They do fill growlers here.

06-23-2014 21:11:41 | More by EMB1960
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redbeav

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-12-2014 23:24:21 | More by redbeav
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Ohiovania

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

05-27-2014 01:59:22 | More by Ohiovania
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25 | $$$

Acme is a gourmet paradise in Akron. Ton of goodies to choose from, great selection of chocolates, salts, cheeses (check out the free samples all over the cheese counter).

And the beer! It greets you right as you go in, with big cases of Great Lakes Christmas by the registers. Then a shelf with bombers, vast selection of imperial stouts including Epic Big Bad Baptist and Upland Teddy Bear. Also Bear Cafe 15, North Coast Class of 88, Bruery...

Tons of six-packs, including Uinta, Rogue, Founders, Southern Tier, Weyerbacher, Bell's (Expedition, Kalamazoo).

Their selection of Thirsty Dog and Hoppin' Frog is outrageous (and it's all chilled). I swear they have every single beer by those breweries, including $50 large bottles of barrel-aged 12 Dogs of Christmas and Hoppin' Barrel-Aged Outta Kilter.

There are also 4 taps for growler fills, which is a nice addition. We spent 125 dollars here between beer and food. Dangerous, but so fun!

12-15-2013 19:22:43 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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riemster

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

10-15-2013 21:19:01 | More by riemster
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$

I don't know why I haven't reviewed this yet

NAyways this is one of the main places I stop at when I lived in Ohio, and when I visit home as well currently. They have a single aislt that is all beer near the front of the store. 1 open cooler that houses some bombers on the top shelf among with plenty of six packs and some singles on the left side.

They have a good amount of 4/6 packs on the warm shelf along with a great selection of Belgian 750's and larger on the left side of the shelves. Nice selection overall but not overly extensive. Everything in 4/6 packs can be broken up to singles at your discretion which is nice, but unfortunately all of the singles ar 3 bucks unless otherwise marked(if they are marked they are generally more than 3 bucks). They keep up with current releases and such as I would expect, which is nice.

A pretty wide variety of American craft including: Anderson Valley, Rogue, Goose Island(lots of the Belgian 22 oz for the most part), Green Flash, Lagunitas, Bells, Founders, Thirsty dog(including limited releases), Hoppin Frog, Brew Kettle, Weyerbacher, Troeg's. etc. A lot of the normal Ohio distribution offerigns are available. All or most of the Trappists and Belgian Family breweries are well represented; along with some other different countries(mostly Germany). They have a good selection of imported beer, as I would generally expect from a high scale market such as this.

There is a beer guy around sometimes to chat with about info you may need. So service is pretty solid. They recently added a tap station for growler fills just like Acme has been doing which is nice. They usually have a few good ones on tap to sample or get a fill.

Overall this is definitely worth checking out, especially if you cannot find some imports that you have been seeking out. Not overly incredible, and a bit pricy; but I always stop in when I am around to check out what is available.

02-11-2012 05:53:02 | More by superspak
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mater

Ohio

3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$

I'm newer to craft beer, but have visited this place 5-6 times now. This is a upscale grocery store, that happens to have craft beer. When you walk in the beer is almost right in front of you(behind the cash register's). For the good score on this site the amount of craft beer is surprisingly small, one aisle and only on one side. They do have ANY Hoppin Frog, Thirsty Dog or Brew Kettle beer you might me looking for, plus a good amount of Bell's. They also have a few beers each from Founders, Lagunitas, Stone, Bear Republic, GI, Troegs, Southern Tier, DFH and some of the other usual suspects found in the area. Something I thought was strange was NOTHING from Great Lakes could be found here. One nice thing though is that you can buy any beer you want as a single, but it will cost you at least $3 a bottle, some are more(Double Trouble and Bell's Expedition where $4). I've never had anyone ask me if I needed any help, but I'm not expecting that in a grocery store. Decent selection, but I'd definitely hit up the ACME first, which is two minutes away.

04-25-2011 09:36:19 | More by mater
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HikerCT

Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | $$

I visited this West Point Market on the advice of some BAers while visiting from Connecticut. This store did not have as good a selection as the other store I visited (Acme, which is just down the road). I would describe West Point Market as somekind of blending of Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. The food in the store was interesting and the free samples were very tasty. But the staff at the checkout were confused by my Connecticut drivers license and seemed uninterested in ringing out my order quickly (the clerks were mostly teenagers talking about what they were going to do that weekend).

As for the beer:
They had one isle of beer, of which only one side was beer. They had a good mix of craft breweries, but not a whole lot to choose from. I couldn't find any Great Lakes there. But I was very happy with their Hoppin' Frog selection. Overall, they could devote a little more space to the Ohio brewery scene. But a quality store.

03-16-2011 04:15:06 | More by HikerCT
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West Point Market in Akron, OH
90 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.