Whole Foods Market - Bowery
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Reviews by david18:
3.85/5 rDev -5.4%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $
Whole Foods' biggest problem is the proximity to what has to be the best beer store in the city and possibly the east coast. That said, it's still probably the second best beer store in the City. Good selection, VERY knowledgable and enthusiastic staff. Very good selection of california and belgian, a little less of the more obscure, midwestern breweries. The biggest problem is that many of the 12 oz options (can and bottles) need to be sold in sixpacks and can't be bought individually.
They also have growlers with all local beers and rotating taps very often.
09-21-2009 21:11:15 | More by david18
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3.73/5 rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$$
I would say this is a must stop - (even though it's not my favorite NYC spot) just to experience a whole foods with essentially a whole separate beer store complete with its own entrance and growler fills.
Overall design is nothing special, but fairly well organized and laid out. at least half the beers are in coolers. Is an area the you can buy singles of 12oz bottles and 6 growler fills available. Was happy to get a growler of a kuhnhenn stout. Fairly wide selection with a good turn around. A good first stop, went back a for few more stops (to pick up some Maine beer co).
08-22-2013 06:34:50 | More by drewone
4.19/5 rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Vibe: Some people might be intimated by the long (but deceptively quick-moving) lines at Whole Foods stores, but the Bowery location has its own "Beer Room" and own cashiers so there is never a long wait to check out. It has its own entrance on Houston Street near the intersection of Second Avenue. The main store has its own selection of beer, but the only thing worth checking out is the selection of domestic singles near the cheese section—you can pick up beers there and then continue to the Beer Room and finish shopping. Shopping baskets are available just outside the Beer Room after the main store's cashier area.
Quality: This store gets a lot of customers so most popular beers have a high turnover rate as well as those that are limited releases and sell out quickly. About half of the store has ranks of bottles lined up around windows but I've never much of a problem getting skunked beer from sunlight.
Service: There are usually two or three employees working and I often see them walking around answering questions to customers and recommending beers based on favorite styles or tastes. The store has very convenient hours and is open until 11 pm all week long.
Selection: This store has one of the best selections in Manhattan if you are looking to find a wide range of different types of beers. About three quarters of the beers is available in singles in the form of 12 oz., 500 mL, 22. Oz. or 750 mL bottles. Most singles are stored warm; two coolers are devoted to six packs and cases while another cooler is devoted to singles. They also have a growler filling station with six beers on-tap available in 32 oz. or 64 oz. sizes.
Value: I find prices to be rather reasonable at this store and occasionally you can find sales for beers that they are looking to clear off the shelves (such as Christmas beers in the early spring).
06-24-2013 01:16:46 | More by metter98
2.81/5 rDev -31%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.75 | $$$
A it's a grocery store so nothing great...
Q mostly fresh but there was some out of date stuff and two of the bottles I got were infected.
S there was one guy there and he was a dick...
S there was a lot of beer but nothing special. Just regular distribution stuff.
V a little high but normal,for the city
06-20-2013 21:01:24 | More by Lare453
Whole Foods Market - Bowery in New York, NY
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