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Whole Foods Market - Bowery

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

72 Ratings
Ratings: 72
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.51%
[ 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 by sleazo:
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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.

sleazo, Dec 24, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

rojapa, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

timotao, May 31, 2014
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4.27/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

CHickman, May 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

paulish, Feb 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

-NESTO-, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

GRG1313, Nov 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

SourAddict, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

djrn2, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

valianes, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of drewone
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%

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).

drewone, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of metter98
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%

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).

metter98, Jun 24, 2013
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Whole Foods Market - Bowery in New York, NY
92 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.