1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Whole Foods Market - Bowery

Not Rated.
Whole Foods Market - BoweryWhole Foods Market - Bowery
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

76 Ratings
Ratings: 76
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

95 E Houston St
New York, New York, 10002-1002
United States
phone: (212) 420-1320

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @wholefoodsnyc

Notes:
Place added by: Billolick on 09-18-2007

No notes at this time.
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 76 | Reviews: 52 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Buebie:
Photo of Buebie
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%

There are several areas of the store to find beers. There is a main beer room, and several coolers littering the store with singles and stuff not in the main beer room.
The beer in the main room seems to have more sunlight exposure then desired. I pulled most of my stuff from coolers inside the store and away from light. The stuff in the main room I pulled from the floor area of the storage racks away from the light. But the room they keep stuff in is sketchy for beer storage, way to much sunlight exposure.

The staff was friendly and helpful. There were 6 growler pour stations in the main room. I've never seen this before and found it very appealing. Prices were good and almost better then bomber prices in Minnesota. Some of the bombers were in the $4 range.

Next time I'll check out new beer. We were on a serious time limit, so I had to be quick. Took the train from the hotel down to bowery and the stop was right there at WF bowery. Made it easier carrying all that beer back to the hotel. Round trip including shopping was about an hour.

Quality gets average due to the sunlit room and exposed bottles.

More User Reviews:
Photo of NJBeer265
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of jaymo18
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of StephRai
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of rojapa
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Nice beer selections, but also have beers strung throughout the store... that makes it a bit confusing as I noticed beer in at least 10 places.

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of JoeMans
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of rollom
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of dtomes
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of ChipChaight
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of cck5
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of smutty33
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of markgugs
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of banger7
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of timotao
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of CHickman
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

The vibe has always been low pressure and friendly, and I've been there 5 or 6 times this year. The separate beer "store" at the Whole Foods in the Bowery is very impressive with its own registers in the middle that has always allowed me to pay quickly.

Really high quality stuff with small batch, popular craft and macro brands. They have a huge cold section for those wanting to drink immediately and tons of varieties to choose from. Good range that should cover everyone's needs.

Service has always been good, with 2 people there to help and offer advice. Some seem to know a lot about beer and recommend some good stuff if you ask about a style or brand. They even discussed turnover and storage so I got a good feel for how they move product, and it all seems to turn over at a good pace.

Huge selection, has to be one of the biggest selections in Manhattan with a 360 selection around you if you are in the middle of the store. The counter has the bomber specials and new arrivals, and the back wall has the 6 packs, both cold and room temp. They have shelves of singles for mix-a-six with a lot of different beers, and then a whole section of international beers broken down by country (Germany, Japan, Belgium, US, etc.) and style like sours. The growler fill station had 6 beers on-tap, with half IPA's but some unique ones like Oxbow / Coppertail Grizzaca and Evil Twin Table Beer available in 32 or 64 oz. fills. It's nice to see a big selection of Evil Twin and Westbrook beers always on hand, as well as the more established craft middle players like SixPoint, Dogfish Head, Stone, etc.

Value: The prices are reasonable if you know your beer prices, especially for NYC. They always have specials running at this store and the bomber deals are good with some being great like the $6.99 per bottle Evil Twin Even More Denmark that I got last month. If you know your prices then you should do just fine here, and the growler prices are on the low side which is always a plus in NYC.

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of -NESTO-
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of SourAddict
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Whole Foods Market - Bowery in New York, NY
92 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.