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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
3.98/5 rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
This was my only beer stop on the way through Louisiana and it had most of everything I was looking for, including a clean restroom. It was pretty busy on Saturday afternoon, as WF usually are, so it was kinda crowded in the beer/wine/prepared food area and most of the store employees seemed busy. They had all the local stuff I was looking for right on the cold shelf, including practically everything available in package from NOLA, Covington, Tin Roof and Bayou Tech (and Heiner-Brau) breweries. I also noticed some stuff from Stoudts and a few others we didn't get in Texas. I didn't see any Cantillon or Fantome, but I'm not sure that stuff makes it out of N.O. anyway.
02-14-2013 03:20:21 | More by BeerZack
4.09/5 rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | $
Bottom Line - If Whole Foods carries a favorite beer of yours, then this is likely the place you should go to.
Their selection is somewhat limited compared to my goto beer stores in Baton Rouge, but the price is competitive or better. The staff was available, knowledgeable of the products, and VERY helpful. They also offer a 10% discount on Case purchases so that will offset the local Sales Tax.
I was approached by a member of the staff and I mentioned that I was interested in more than the 2 bottles on the shelf. The employee returned with a partial case and I told him I would take those 6 btls as well. He said that was all of the Rochefort10 on-hand, that there is a 10% discount for case purchases, if I wanted I could make up the difference w/ a different Rochefort, and that the discount would still apply. On parting he said that if I had any issues at checkout to mention his name and that he approved the discount.
My main reason for visiting Whole foods this day was my quest to find the Rochefort10 retailers in Baton Rouge and my focus was on that and any similarly styled beer. Whole Foods Mkt was my last stop for the day and I walked out with the case of Rochefort and a smile.
07-14-2011 15:56:40 | More by LittleNut
3.55/5 rDev -10.1%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Stopped by here on a recent trip to BR. The market was a little off the beaten path, and if you're not familiar with Baton Rouge, it could be a little hard to find. Not a bad selection of domestic craft and several imports, somewhat limited though, and not as abundant as the selection available at the Whole Foods locations in New Orleans. I was able to grab a couple of the Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary stouts. I never had a sales rep approach me, but the place was extremely packed that day. Overall, an average experience.
05-05-2010 17:31:32 | More by KrisPaulk77
4.35/5 rDev +10.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
This Whole Foods is right by my apartment. It's great having a good beer selection so convenient to home.
Like has already been said, the focus of their beer selection is the few beers you can't find elsewhere. I was distinctly impressed by the presence of the Rogue XS Imperial India Pale Ale. As expensive as it was, I couldn't help but pick up a bottle. The service is cheerful, but I didn't really encounter a situation that tested overall beer knowledge. On a side note, the prices are a little inflated. Overall a good store for beer, especially if you're looking for something different.
05-08-2009 04:12:47 | More by MitchW
3/5 rDev -24.1%
quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$$
Whole foods has a decent beer selection compared to many of the stores around Baton Rogue, but it's not phenomenal. It specializes on having a few beers that Callandro's and others stores doesn't have, but it's lacking in overall selection. It's missing many of the common American craft brews and is also lacking on import beers. You can get help from the employees, but they don't seem very knowledgeable on beer when I talked with them. Whole Foods is a good place to buy beer if you're already there, but I wouldn't go there to seek out beer.
02-18-2009 04:36:54 | More by Jablonski
3.7/5 rDev -6.3%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
This is a nice, seemingly new Whole Foods over in a shopping center that seems to be the hub of nicer, non-college infested shopping and dining in Baton Rouge.
Walk in and head back and to the right toward the Sushi Bar and other Take-Out dining areas and you'll find the beer aisle, which is more so like an expanded cooler section.
It's divided about 75/25 six packs and singles with some stacks of twelve packs on the floor. Suspects include a ton of Abita (naturally), some Sierra Nevada, Flying Dog, North Coast (including the WF special brews) RedHook, a few Anchors, some Rouge bombers, Chimay and more. Selection does not blow you away but is solid, especially for the area. The selection is actually similar to the Cork and Bottle or Marcello's or whatever it's called not too far down the road, but a slight step up.
I was not offered any assistance but wasn't seeking it out, and service as a whole throughout the rest of the store was quite nice so I''m sure they'd be able to offer at least minimal assistance if necessary. Prices were reasonable and on par with the area.
Overall this is a good but not spectacular store that, if you're in this part of Baton Rouge, is a nice quick fix if you're looking for some good craft brew that's not terribly exotic or hard to find.
06-15-2007 01:09:09 | More by guinness33
4.35/5 rDev +10.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place opened up a few months ago, but havent checked it out until now.
I first only saw the beer in singles by some of the registers, the beer is the aisle behind that. I was very impressed with what they had to offer. North Coast had about 6 or seven of their beers present, including Old Rasputin (awesome!). Other american breweries was Jolly Pumpkin, a good amount of their beers (saisons and biere de garde). Other than that, 3 redhook (esb, blackhook, ipa), Wicked petes trial 12pk, the flying dog line, about 7different Rogue bombers, and of course abita. As far as out of the US, begium had Chimay, Rochefort, the Deliriums, Lindemans, and perhaps a few others.A nice selection, but i dont think they covered much of the styles i would like for them to. Germany had a decent selection of hefes- franziskaner, paulaner, and a nice surprise with kapulziner. They also had some Schneider Aventinus. I cant remember all the english beers, but they had a decent selection of them, about 15 or 20 of them.
Many beers are sold as singles for i think about $1.69 each, except old rasputin- i think $2.29.
I really like this place because it is the only store where we can get a decent selection of ipa (relatively speaking). There are about 4 ipa's to choose from and a few apa's as well.
Overall a great place that sells beers that other stores around this area do not carry. Oh, and a worker there did ask if we needed help, and gave me recommendations (though i didnt ask for them, i like when they do that though). If i had to give a number on how many beers they had, i'd say it would be around 75, but i could be off here. Still definitely worth checking out!
07-03-2006 21:04:11 | More by acrawf6
Whole Foods Market in Baton Rouge, LA
90 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.