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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by NeroFiddled:
3.63/5 rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
The Whole Foods at 10020 Regency Circle is exactly what you'd expect if you've ever been to a Whole Foods that sells beer - unless, of course, we're talking about one where they've had to put in a "lounge" to get around the local laws to sell beer. They've got a small cooler stocked with a pretty wide selection of singles, and a decent enough batch of six-packs. There are also displays on the floor outside, and another small section of cold singles with the "to-go" foods. As far as the prices go they're pretty reasonable. They're not giving the stuff away, but they're not gouging you. The service at this location could be better, but I haven't found the service at any Whole Foods to be really outstanding, just average. I won't mention the food, which is actually quite good (and with a large selection), because it's not really a place that you would go to for a few beers and something to eat, although you could certainly do that if you'd like.
Some price examples based on my recent purchases:
Great Divide 'Wolfgang' Doppelbock 22 oz. $8.99
Thunderhead 'Cornstalker' Dark Wheat 12 oz. can $1.69
Lucky Buddha (China) 11.2 oz. $1.99
01-03-2013 12:15:59 | More by NeroFiddled
More User Reviews:
3.85/5 rDev -1%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
I came here as I was travelling through the city. I am from the east coast so I don't normally get to see a good selection of beer from the west. They had the typical west coast brewers: New Belgium, Rogue, Boulevard, etc...
I was excited to see the Rogue beers that I can't get in the northeast.
Note: Whole Foods is a boutique grocery store. It has a lot of nice food selections and the beer is located in the back left corner. Also, there is a selection of singles in the refrigeration unit.
A little expensive, but to me, worth it.
04-21-2006 15:35:12 | More by DuqTroops
3.75/5 rDev -3.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$$
Having heard nothing but good things about Whole Foods from people out West, I had to check this place out. The grocery store aspect is frickin' phenomenal. There is a restaurant and cafe, a homemade fudge and ice-cream counter, a massive cheese selection, and a selection of healthy organic groceries unmatched by any health food store I've ever seen. Enough of that, however, as this is beeradvocate.com as opposed to healthnut.com.
The beer is all the way in the back wall of the western half of the store in a little walk-in cooler. Funny, I thought this place was supposed to be eco-friendly, yet their doorless cooler is very inefficiently attempting to cool the ~1000+ square feet of the store. Once again though, this is beeradvocate.com and not greenpeace.org.
The beer selection is fairly small and quite common for an Omaha beerfly stop. But being from Iowa City, I would estimate that I don't have access to roughly 50% of their beer. I don't feel that I am missing much, however, especially considering that I am spoiled by one of the larger selections in the country.
I did have an employee approach me to see if I needed any help, but I don't expect that beer knowledge runs deep in this store, which is understandable, and frankly unecessary anyway. As has already been said, prices are a bit high here, but it is to be expected from a health food store.
12-27-2005 07:42:45 | More by neonbrown82
3.35/5 rDev -13.9%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Being a huge fan of Whole Foods while i was living in California, I was excited to see them coming to Omaha. There was a store near my campus i used to frequent, where you could get the Arrogant Bastard and its brethren, some decent bargains and a whole wall of 50+Belgians.
This was not the case at the Omaha location. I realize that Bastard isn't in the state yet, but what i saw at the store was pretty disappointing. There was a solid micro-section, in a cool, walk in nook, but there was nothing inspired about the selection. A lot of Midwest and Colorado micros, but those are available anywhere.
The prices seemed out of line to me. A sixer of dead guy for $10?
And the biggest blow was there was no wall of Belgians. Sure they had Lindimans and Chimay, but wha? I can get those at Hy-vee Supermarket.
Needles to say, i was disappointed with the lack of creativity on the buyers part, and the audacity of the pricers. If i were staying in town, i would have loved to put in an app for the resident beer god.
09-28-2005 14:51:07 | More by elmocoso
3.4/5 rDev -12.6%
quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I'm damn happy to have a Whole Foods in Omaha. The grocery store aspect kicks ass but we are here for the beer. In the back left corner is the small "closet" of beer. They don't offer much that can't be found elsewhere. Odell, New Belgium, Empyrean... you know the names if you live in Omaha. There weren't many duds in the import section. I was happy with what they had but not blown away.
There really isn't much room for the selection to grow and this is the biggest disappointment to me. Why such a small area!?
There was also smaller selection of singles in the "carry out"/pre-made dinner aisles. I noticed a few beers here that weren't found with the other beers.
I was very surprised at the prices; they are cheaper than Wild Oats. I wonder if these prices will go up... I visited opening week.
No service on my visit.
I don't really have much to say about Whole Foods, it is a place I will shop again. I hope the selection improves and the prices stay reasonable.
09-27-2005 01:38:48 | More by bditty187
Whole Foods Market in Omaha, NE
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.