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Jenifer Street Market

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Jenifer Street MarketJenifer Street Market
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

31 Ratings
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 7.44%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

2038 Jenifer St
Madison, Wisconsin, 53704-5527
United States
phone: (608) 244-6646

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(Place added by: DaPeculierDane on 08-30-2005)
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manitouman84

Wisconsin

4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

They are a very homegrown operation and operate on a budget, so cash or local check only. The beer selection is quite good. Really heavy on the Wisconsin beer, however you can totally find a gem here and there. 90% of the beer is kept in a walk in refrigerator, which is reassuring when picking up a lesser known bomber or six pack. Because of its location I dont make it here often, as the atwood area is not the most accessible of madison areas, but if im around I love to stop in to see what they got.

09-05-2011 02:59:51 | More by manitouman84
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eopacich

Indiana

3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped by after Great Taste of the Midwest. Nice little neighborhood market with lots of foods and an unexpected craft beer selection. Small beer cooler with tons of beers stashed in there. Freezing Cold. Picked up some nice Wisconsin goodies and Oskar Blues which I cant get in Indiana. I thought they had a nice selection, worth stopping by when in Madison. Not sure who orders their beers but they had some goodies. There didnt seem to be a "beer maestro" around. They only take cash or local check, although there is an ATM in store.

08-28-2011 16:19:41 | More by eopacich
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MilwaukeeCrusher

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Stopped here and went to the beer room... wow is it cold in there, like 32.0001 degrees F. As for the selection I was rather impressed for a place whose core business isn't probably beer. Found some great deals on beers like Founder's Breakfast Stout among others. For the most part all the beer was in the cold room but some did have some displays out in the regular part of the store. One guy there seemed to know about beer, but joked that they should hire me as I stood in the cooler making recommendations to people. I will go back if I'm in the area, and would be a regular if I lived near by.

01-13-2011 20:10:53 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

Stopped in here during my trip to madison.

Looks like your typical upscale organic grocery store. I made a bee line for the beer and hopped in the cooler. Damn it was cold in there. I could see my breath. Not just a little vapor but a full white cloud with every breath. It had to be like 33 degrees in there. Pretty much all the beer is in the cooler. Very nice selection though. Sixers from all the midwest usuals and actually some I've never seen in Milwaukee. A nice bomber selection.

They had a couple cases of Y2K cosmic charlie so I grabbed a few of those. Otherwise nothing really grabbed me as far rare or unique.

A n ice little store with a solid craft selection.

10-10-2010 19:37:08 | More by beerwolf77
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Transcribed from notes dated Su, 09 Aug 2009.

Affectionately known as the "Jenny Street Market", Autumnal Dave brought me here several years ago when Kathleen was still living in the neighborhood. I used to eschew reviewing beer stores, so I did not take any notes that time. Now, however, I was on the CANQuest (TM), so I made it a point to stop in.

They really keep their beer cold at this place! No kidding, it is in a walk-in cooler whose doors are operated by an electric eye. Just outside the cooler was a rack with several fleece jackets for wear inside the cooler! Good thing I am always wearing one of my beer jackets ...

The bulk of their inventory was unbreakable sixers in bottles, but there were also a good number of single Belgians and single bombers. They really concentrated on the northern Midwest/Great Lakes region, which was fine by me since I fully support "Buy Fresh, Buy Local". Doggone it, though - no new CANs! Oh well. If I were on a standard beer run, I would definitely stop in here.

06-28-2010 01:17:17 | More by woodychandler
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levifunk

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Its one of those all natural hippy grocery stores in the area, but if you keep your blinders on and walk straight to the walk-in beer refrigerator, you will find yourself in a nice little oasis. (Although beware of the occasional hippy coming to pick up some Samuel Adams.)

I went in there because I heard they had Bell's Batch 9000, but I will definitely be returning to check out the rest of there stuff. Price was very reasonable. Wide selection of bombers.

Note: being the hippy grocery store that it is, they don't take cards, so make sure to bring cash. (this is the reason for the 2 rating on service)

03-17-2010 18:03:13 | More by levifunk
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creeper44

Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I lived 4 blocks from the Jenny St Market for 2 years and would go there almost daily for groceries and/or beer, so this place holds a special place in my heart. I lived in the neighborhood when they built the cooler, they used to just have an open refrigerated shelf with nowhere near the selection they have now. But now it is easily the nicest beer shop in town. Believe what everyone else has said about the temperature, this is the coldest walk-in beer cooler I've ever been in, but now they offer loaner fleece pull-overs right outside the door of the cooler (yes, really)! The selection is great, there is an excellent selection of Wisconsin and regional micro-brew, a wall full of bombers, a good selection of Belgian and your typical selection of imports and domestics. The cooler is very small but they make great use of every available inch of space. Prices are very reasonable, as Lewis Black said when he recorded a CD at the theater right up the street Wisconsin must have a government subsidy for alcohol because everything is so cheap here. It is cash only so be prepared, but the ATM gives a $1 coupon to off-set the fees. On top of the beer it is an incredible local grocery store with a comprehensive cheese selection, a full deli/butcher counter and fresh produce so you can select some good food to go with your great beer.

03-12-2010 02:11:43 | More by creeper44
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FromTheRoad

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Very well stocked Beer Cave. In fact about 95% of their beer is refrigerated. The beer buyer is only in the cooler a handful of hours a week but if you're lucky enough to catch him, like I did, than he a valuable resource for an out-of-towner like me.

The selection was excellent and they were stocking all of the local and regional seasonals that were available in the market at the time.

The only drawback and it only applies to someone from out of town is that they do not have single bottle, mix-a-six sales. Other than that, I'm not sure what else one would want from a craft beer perspective.

The neighborhood atmosphere and friendly staff is a bonus.

02-06-2010 20:39:32 | More by FromTheRoad
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HawkeyeDaz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Found this place while arriving in Madison for the 2009 Great Taste of the Midwest which was awesome. I had no idea it was such a great event, I plan on going back as long as I can find tickets.

Kind of tucked away in a little neighborhood west of downtown.

Not a huge area but extremley packed with a huge selection of local Wisconsin and local midwestern brews. Lots to choose from.

Also, could've been the coldest walk-in cooler I've ever been in. Walked out with some great buys. Would go back for sure.

08-21-2009 20:20:21 | More by HawkeyeDaz
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blackie

California

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$

first beer store on this particular visit to Madison, rolled in with dirtylou on a Wednesday afternoon, won't elaborate too much as his review is pretty much spot-on

fighting off convulsive shivers in the frigid walk-in cooler, it's clear that Jenny Street would be a regular stop if it were local to me, mostly six-packs with a rack stacked with bombers, there's an expansive selection of locals with great regional representation as well - New Glarus, Ale Asylum, Central Waters, Furthermore, and so on, also some obscure Grand Tetons in large swing-tops stuck out, I picked up a FFF Apocalypse Cow, a Central Waters Bourbon Barleywine, and Furthermore Knot Stock

service looks to be typical of grocery stores...basically nonexistent but not really expected

08-06-2009 20:14:53 | More by blackie
Jenifer Street Market in Madison, WI
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