Woodman's Markets - Madison East

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Woodman's Markets - Madison EastWoodman's Markets - Madison East
BA SCORE
88
very good

22 Reviews
Reviews: 22
Visits: 40
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

3817 Milwaukee St
Madison, Wisconsin, 53714-2403
United States
phone: (608) 244-6630

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Reviews: 22 | Visits: 40
Reviews by BoitSansSoif:
Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.85/5  rDev 0%

One of my favorite places to grab libations, since the prices here are lower than anywhere else in town. Alas, sometimes you sacrifice freshness, but more often than not, it's just fine. The service is average, and I glean more information from the visiting distributors who are frequently on the floor. In fact, I usually mistake them for employees. Selection is pretty impressive, way to many to name, but they have most of my Trappiste favorites, Unibroue, most all the regional micros, Bell's, Ale Asylum, various micros from around the country, European imports, and all the usual macros. Did I mention the prices are low? They're low. Fill up your cart, but don't be surprised if a couple of them are past their prime. (724 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Hendrick24
4.12/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.01/5  rDev -21.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

While the selection is as good as any big box grocer, it's not necessarily a pleasant place to buy your beer. The liquor section in general is spirit and BMC-centric, and the clientele and employees reflect that. Still, if you're looking for something, anything, that's typical in this distro market, it'll more than likely be available here at a good price. (358 characters)

Photo of twb0392
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Soneast
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Ri0
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of s_wit
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of KAF
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of egrace84
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of BUNZILLA
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of 5redbaron
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Gotti311
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of TX-Badger
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of vande
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of gwash411
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of richkrull
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of ms333
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of tyleeis
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

My 2nd choice next to the new Woodmans in Sun Prairie. Best mix of selection and price you can get. I'd recommend grabbing a brewers choice pack. It's a 24 pack of import and micro only they throw together. For around $18 you can't beat that...the worse you'll get is Heineken or Corona. (287 characters)

Photo of Kbyfield
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5

For what it is, Woody’s is great, but remember that it’s a warehouse grocery store. There’re no sample trays, no fancy décor, and nobody to help you find that rare bottle of something or other.

They have the expected selection of macros, in every possible serving size, but they also have a very nice selection of micros, both domestic and import. The lines will be long, the service will be polite, but don’t expect to engage the clerk in a discussion on the merits of whatever you happened to grab off the shelf.

They DO NOT take credit cards, just cash check and debit.

I guess I don’t know what people expect to find when they pull up to a building the size of a factory. This isn’t Whole Foods, it’s a HIGH volume, lower cost grocer. Get your beer, expect to wait in line, and enjoy that you paid less than most other places for that armful of Founders or Bells or Ommegang or whatever

EDIT: I'm changing my "Quality" rating from 5.0 to 4.0 - They got a case of Goose Island Bourbon County a week or so ago. Like everyone in Madison, they limited the sales, but UNLIKE everyone else in town, they bent you over on the price: $9.99/bottle vs $4.99-$5.99 everywhere else. There's no need for this sort of BS. (1,232 characters)

Photo of scones
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5

This is my go-to place for picking up a six-pack... or four. I have yet to see the prices lower anywhere else, and the selection is enormous - better than most of the specialty places. I can get all sorts of imports, Founders, Bell's, Three Floyds, GLBC, as well as pretty much any beer bottled in Wisconsin. The atmosphere is a little on the low end and the service isn't great, but when I am picking up some rare beer I can't find anywhere else and doing it on the cheap, do I really care about any of that? (509 characters)

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

This is probably the best place for value in the whole city. Singles selection is limited, and staff generally doesn't know much about beer. Selection in general is very broad, and as far as quality they do get some of the higher end releases, but they don't last long. If you want to load up on a broad variation of Great Lakes brews and don't mind missing a few rare releases, then this is your place... although the store on the west side is much better. For 90% of my beer purchases, this is my go to place. (511 characters)

Photo of jera1350
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

Stopped in based upon reviews and location on my way down to Chicago. Let's just say they have one hell of a selection. This is one huge store to begin with and close to one half of the store walls are covered with refrigerated craft beer. New Glarus and Ale Asylum a plenty with tons of other crafts that WI carries. Prices were very good. Bell's Batch 9000 for $15.49 a six pack? Wow. Case price and mix your own six discounts as well. Didn't see any workers around except for by the registers. He was very friendly though. An awesome beer store that was well worth the stop just off of the freeway. (601 characters)

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Woodman's Markets - Madison East in Madison, WI
88 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.