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Central Market - North Lamar

Not Rated.
Central Market - North LamarCentral Market - North Lamar
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 10.12%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

4001 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas, 78756-3733
United States
phone: (512) 206-1000

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @centralmarket

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Reviews by Bonhoeffer:
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Bonhoeffer

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$

The review below this one states: "The place reminded me of a less flashy Whole Foods with a slightly smaller selection." And that surprises me, because I went to both a Whole Foods (the one across from North By Northwest Brewpub) and this Central Market, and Central Market had a markedly superior selection. Lots of good options from DFH, Stone, New Belgium, Bear Republic, Unibroue, Great Divide, etc. etc. Where the Whole Foods only had one or two options from most of those breweries, Central Market had four, five, six or more. There is another WF south on Lamar which I didn't make it to. No idea if it's much better than the one off Capitol of Texas Highway.

In addition to a huge cooler with both singles and six packs there were quite a few beers interspersed on the wine shelves, and case displays piled up over quite a bit of real estate. And it was a nice touch to have a separate cooler section just for local brews.

There was no employee monitoring the beer area offering assistance, so I didn't have any experience with service, good or bad.

I didn't hit a lot of places in town, but the prices here seemed to be about on par for the area.

Note that this place is huge, with lots of stuff to interest a spouse who doesn't care much about beer, which is a nice plus for me.

12-09-2008 19:02:40 | More by Bonhoeffer
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bccocx

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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Jame515

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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charleslueg

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-01-2014 06:52:00 | More by charleslueg
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greenspointexas

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Getalegup

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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blue_eyed_fury

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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elNopalero

Texas

4.51/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $

Between Central Market and Whole Foods Austin grocery shoppers have everything they need in one place! This place has a fairly decent selection which I would say is fantastic by Texas standards—certainly leaps and bounds above the regular HEBs I’ve visited, with half the selection devoted to micros and the other half to imports. There’s also a cooler at the end of the section with Texas-only brews, predominately from the Austin-area. I picked up some Jester King goodies here off the shelf, even. Best part about my whole visit, tho, was the ‘beer guy’ working the day I was there—super friendly, helpful, and as eager to suggest beers as I was to talk about them.

03-31-2013 07:11:17 | More by elNopalero
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Central Market - North Lamar in Austin, TX
92 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.