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Whole Foods Market - Bowery

Not Rated.
Whole Foods Market - BoweryWhole Foods Market - Bowery

51 Reviews
Reviews: 51
Visits: 78
Avg: 4.09
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

Place added by: Billolick on 09-18-2007

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Reviews: 51 | Visits: 78
Reviews by sleazo:
Photo of sleazo
4.5/5  rDev +10%

I have been here a few times in the past, I would go more often if I lived in the neighbourhood. This is really a great place for Manhattan as there has been a need for a store that fills growlers like this. You can walk up and pick up a fresh 64oz of good local beer. They have one Sixpoint beer, the Eight days of week always on tap. Decnet beer and a good price at $7 a growler. They usually have another Sixpoint as well as Brooklyn, Capt Lawrence and a few other locals.

Bottlewise the selection is very good but not the best in the city. What I really like is there focus on local beers, they really highlight the region with Butternuts, Keegan, Souther Tier, Middle Ages, Brooklyn and some NJ and PA beers like Weyerbacher, Victory, Ramstein and more. The foreign selection is good as well, some jewels you wont find too many other places. My only complaint is you cannot split sixers and no Captain Lawrence bottles, but really that is getting picky as the selection is great. Their selection of west coast beers is good as well, Bear Republic, Stone's whole lineup, Hair Of the Dog, etc..

Servicewise they are great. They really went above and beyond to satisfy my craving for Yulesmith when it came in. I happenend to be in the area so I went in to see if the rumours were true. They went in the back and pulled out a case for me before they even knew what they were going to charge for it.

This is definitely a spot for good beer.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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3.78/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of CHickman
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of -NESTO-
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Whole Foods Market - Bowery in New York, NY
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