Whole Foods Market - Bowery

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Whole Foods Market - BoweryWhole Foods Market - Bowery
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51 Reviews
Reviews: 51
Visits: 78
rAvg: 4.07
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

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Place added by: Billolick on 09-18-2007

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Reviews: 51 | Visits: 78
Reviews by liamt07:
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4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Out in the Lower East Side, stopped by here on our last day of touring NYC so I could pick up some beer. Great selection of bottles, 5 tap growler station and a whole corner of this little shop dedicated to homebrew supplies (grains, equipment etc.) Service was a bit spotty, no one really offered to help so you've got to chase after them here for advice/suggestions and see if there's anything lingering in the back and not on shelves (I did pester one of the gentlemen and he pulled out a surprise for me from the back - at a 1 bottle limit for this 12oz beer). Large selection but probably not as great as New Beer down the street, and at slightly elevated priced (expect ~$2+ difference on larger format bottles I'd estimate). 6 packs can be broken up. Some special offerings here too that I didn't find at New Beer Distributors that I was quite pleased to run into as well, and a bit more logically organized than NBD as well (in terms of brewery sorting). One of the ladies (Liz, I believe) gave me a hand and pointed out some limited/uncommon beers for me to check out so I appreciated the help. Walked out of here with 7 bombers and a mixer four pack, and the bill came out to $120+, but that may be more of a function of the beers I selected than what's regularly available for sale here. Overall, a place that's respectable with a wide selection, although the service was a bit hands off. I'd certainly come back. (1,424 characters)

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4/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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. (145 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of CHickman
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | 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. (1,999 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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Whole Foods Market - Bowery in New York, NY
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