Jenifer Street Market
Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
4.85/5 rDev +12.8%
This is a wonderful local market on the east side of Madison. It is located on a very quaint road with very little traffic. Everyone who works there is extremely kind and very helpful. However, there are no workers hanging out in the aisle, so if you need help finding something, you better track someone down yourself. One could not wish for a better place to get food and beer.
Speaking of beer, their selection is astounding! The triangular room where they keep the beer is not very large and it is intensely cold, as the other reviews can attest. However, I would bear the cold with a smile, thinking of all the possibilities in my life. What if I lived right down the street and could walk here after work every day? I might be in heaven. I was amazed that so many beers could fit into such a small room. They do have bombers and other single bottles, just not single 12 oz. Not only do they have beer geek treats, they also give space to the standard economy beers as well. AND space goes to the flavored malt beverages and hard cider/tea/lemonade. So you can imagine how dense everything is in this room and how exciting it can be searching through the endless six-packs of great beer.
While some of the six-packs seemed a bit pricey, others were on the cheap side. This place is worth checking out if you are on the east side. It is also worth moving close to if you would like to live in a safe, friendly, quiet neighborhood with your family and would like a kick ass place for beer right around the corner.
08-26-2008 14:49:39 | More by MusicaleMike
4.7/5 rDev +9.3%
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
4.66/5 rDev +8.4%
Had the chance to visit Madison yesterday and received a solid hookup at the Jenifer Street Market.
Saw tons of stuff that can be hard to come by in Milwaukee and Chicago, Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout (SWBBS), Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barley-wine, Central Waters Peruvian Morning, Founders Imperial Stout, and about a dozen cases of Bells Hop Slam. The real find was the very last bottle of Founders Old Curmudgeon Better Half and with not a trace of price gouging markup! Bless you JSM and bless your beer department manager!!!
02-19-2012 20:56:19 | More by Mscarpen
4.5/5 rDev +4.7%
Well, this was definitely the highlight of my beer shopping in Madison. Big walk in cooler in the corner of the store included tons and tons of craft brews. Most things available to the area were there, with far more selection than I saw in any of the other liquor stores that I stopped at. Central Waters everything and lots of it. Tons of Lake Louie, Tyranena, Capital, Bell's, Great Lakes, Lagunitas, etc, etc. Pretty much everything that I was looking for on my whole trip could be found here. I would have saved a lot of time by just going here first and buying everything. Many things were a little cheaper than elsewhere (CW BBS $1 cheaper per 6 pack). Service was fine, but I was there at about 11:30 on a weekday. I would imagine when busier it is more of a pain. Definitely a must stop if shopping for local beers in the Madison area.
06-30-2007 14:07:36 | More by JeffKrenner
4.5/5 rDev +4.7%
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
4.5/5 rDev +4.7%
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
Jenifer Street Market in Madison, WI
94 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.