Wohlner's Neighborhood Grocery - Aksarben Village
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
3.9/5 rDev +10.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
This store is in my neighborhood. I go in there at least a couple times per weeks for various reasons. The beer selection is decent for these parts. When you walk in you transition back a couple of decades. This place is defenitely a mom and pop shop. The beer selection has a decent variety of singles from belgium and germany. Some odds and ends with some eurolager crap. The six pack selection is better than average but an Omaha BA wouldnt find anything different or new. They do have better imported stuff than most places though. The help can point you to a specific beer if they have it, but I wouldnt ask much more. They are friendly though. I do not find the prices to be far off base. Some are more expensive than others and some are cheaper than others. I havent ran into a beer of poor quality here. While your here the meat counter is one of the best in Omaha, so grab a steak with that beer too.
08-30-2006 06:50:17 | More by naderator55
3.35/5 rDev -4.8%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I have been going to this store since I was too young to remember. The deli counter is one of the best in Omaha. This exactly what you would expect from a small neighborhood grocer.
The place is quite old and cramped, but did you really expect anything else? This isn't freakin' Hy-Vee. The beer, wine, & spirits isle is located in the center of the store, roughly. Can't be missed, despite the meager shelf space provided for said beer. The selection consists of just a single small open air cooler, but nonetheless it has some goodies sitting on it's shelves. Decent selection of imports in single half-liters, bombers, and six packs. American beers consist of the standard fares for Omaha (New Belgium, Blvd, etc.). Has a few things that I've seen pop up from time to time that I haven't seen at other stores in Omaha, so it's definitely worth checking up on every once in a while.
The service is always a game of roullete in terms of whether or not you'll get hassled for buying beer depending on how young you look or how early in the day it is. As far as help with beer goes, good luck. Hopefully by the time you've reached this point you'll know enough about beer that you can answer your own questions.
Prices seemed to be on par with most places I shop at in Omaha, except for Spirit World, of course. It's a decent place to stop by to pick up a sixer before I go to my friend's place about a mile away, but for volume shopping before I head back out of town it is not the place to go.
06-15-2006 08:39:20 | More by neonbrown82
3.2/5 rDev -9.1%
quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
If I am desperately looking for a specific beer in Omaha this is the order I shop: Wild Oats, Spirit World, World Market, Peony Park Hy-Vee, and then it is a tossup between Wohlners and Cubbys. My major knock on Wohlners is the pricing; all of their beer is $2-3 (at least) more per six-pack. I would love to buy more beer here because I am all for supporting the local little-guy grocery store.
The beer selection is limited, maybe due to space as this is a small grocery store. Anyway, the beer is kept chilled and most of it is healthy but I have seen very outdated beer. Rarely is there anything here I cant find elsewhere, every now and then a random single or two pops up. Odell, New Belgium, Boulevard, Empyrean, Spilker, SA, SN, and Rogue are the typical micros. Most seasonals are carried. Imports are mostly duds, IMO things like Carlsberg Elephant Beer, Kirin, Guinness, and Samuel Smith (maybe not a dud, per se). Limited BMC. They offer nothing special from Belgium. On the whole, the selection is a tickle better than par for Omaha.
Service has NOT been its strongest area. Ive been rudely hassled for ID (I dont care if I am carded; just dont badger me about it). Ive been told Im buying beer awfully early in the morning! He was joking either. Hello, it was just before noon on a Friday! And why should you care! Aside from that, Ive never been asked for help.
Limited parking, it can be tricky around lunch and after work.
In general, my opinions of Wohlners are positive, I do visit here regularly and have been for years. This place is Beerfly worthy but it is nothing an out-of-towner needs to seek out.
09-19-2005 14:13:52 | More by bditty187
3.65/5 rDev +3.7%
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
A very nice selection of beers and wine.
Nice little grocery store at 52nd & Leavenworth.
If you're looking to grill out, this is the place to shop. Excellent meat selection and house-made brats.
Beers include a limited selection of macros and a decent selection of micros. These include Rogue (different ones at different points), Sierra Nevada, Spilker, Empyrean, Odell, Breckenridge. They also carry a lot of imports such as Sam Smith, Chimay, and a number of German beers. Nothing unusual on a normal day, but every now and then something odd and new appears.
I like the convience of the place (right down the street) and the service. Always friendly. The last time I was in the manager stopped to see if I found what I was looking for. He even asked me for suggestions of things to carry in the future.
The beer and wine are located in the third aisle from the right. If you can't find the beer section, you seriously need to sober up as the place only has five aisles.
08-30-2005 03:06:08 | More by Fugazme
Wohlner's Neighborhood Grocery - Aksarben Village in Omaha, NE
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