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Taps: 29 / Bottles: 500
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
95
world-class

15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 6.8%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

2955 W Ray Rd
Chandler, Arizona, 85224-3499
United States
phone: (480) 821-9447

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @wholefoodschraz

Notes:
An unusual WFM location w/ beers on tap and the only grocery store in the country with the status of "Off Centered Place" by Dogfish Head Brewing; they have anything available from them at any given time as well as a tap dedicated to Dogfish Head limited release and/or seasonal beers.

(Place added by: gronlampa on 01-02-2008)
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

06-30-2014 03:08:01 | More by threedaggers
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Coconuts

Arizona

5/5  rDev +13.4%

06-25-2014 15:46:28 | More by Coconuts
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timlyon

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +2%

06-18-2014 02:34:07 | More by timlyon
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dust_bunny

Arizona

4.69/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$

Great selection as well as a pretty solid tap list for the most part. Able to get some pretty rare releases that others can't. Just have to know when they come out as there are many folks that have also figured this out as well. Ask the people working behind the bar if they have something you are looking for as most rare things will never touch the floor for sale.

05-19-2014 00:04:24 | More by dust_bunny
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SalukiAlum

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-24-2014 23:07:31 | More by SalukiAlum
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped in here earlier today on my trip south. Took a minute to find the beer area but once I did it really was pretty impressive. Huge long cooler holds most of the six packs and singles, with the rest scattered around the area. Directly across from the cooler is the tap area with lost of seats and all of the beers on a large chalk board. Atmosphere was good for what it is, a few people milling around looking at beers. Quality was pretty solid. Lots of different beers from all over the country, multiple styles and they even sold some glasses I had never seen before. Service was pretty good. I was left alone to brows the beer area but once I went over to the wine / bar area I was asked if I needed any help, I didn't tho. Selection was easily the best part. They have a TON of beer in that place. Lots of locals, nationals and internationals. I was able to pick up some Crooked Stave and even a mead I was on the lookout for. I didn't try any of the food this time but it all looked great. Prices were solid across the board, only a handful of bottles I felt were a little high. Overall one of the best grocery store bottle shops I have ever encountered. I may return when we roll through town again in a few weeks.

02-07-2014 04:38:04 | More by orangesol
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bigbelcher

Arizona

4/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$$

Really hard to review this place. Incredible selection and nice beer selection on tap however it is impossible to get over the fact that you are drinking in a really high lit and bright grocery store. The food at the deli counters is good but overpriced. Really think they need to develop a bar menu and with all the cheeses available in the store how hard would it be to develop a cheese platter. The current bar manager, James is friendly and pretty knowledgeable, the rest of the staff no better or worse than any other place. It is really small so service is never an issue. The other thing I don't like is it isn't open regular bar type hours but grocery store hours.

12-19-2011 18:26:38 | More by bigbelcher
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Swillbur

Oklahoma

4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$

I have been going to Whole Foods Chandler to get alot of my beer for some time now. When i first heard of this place i had to check it out. Right when you hit the beer aisle you are in wow. There has to be over 1000 different kind of beers on the wall. After seeing this you walk over to the watering hole and find 31 CRAFT beers on tap! At first the drafts were a bit high priced but now the prices are pretty good. All the beers are just 4 dollars on Sat through the summer from 4pm to close and i hope they keep that special after the summer is over! You can walk around the store and there are various places to eat and all of them are pretty good. All in all it's one of my go to spots!

07-04-2011 05:49:07 | More by Swillbur
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DesignForBeer

Utah

4.28/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Included this WFM location while roadtripping down there after being privy to their beer selection and 29 on tap. Coming from Utah, it was an unbelievable thing, so had to check it out. They had beers from Gulden Draak to Dogfish Head 90 Min IPA on tap and that was pretty much enough to make me happy while we shopped the large beer wall.

Service was great. Being a girl, I feel like some guys tend to push us away but they were friendly and knowledgeable. Always helps to have a staff of guys who are passionate about craft beer. Will be visiting again.

04-30-2011 14:04:50 | More by DesignForBeer
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yemenmocha

Arizona

4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$$

Peace & tranquility! What a nice, relaxed place for a pint without obnoxious sports fans or deafening music! Almost 30 taps of amazing craft beers are offered here, and you can enjoy them with many food choices during the day and early evening inside the food court area. It's also a plus that there's such a huge selection of bottles to go, and virtually all of it is refrigerated.

Staff is always polite and have been knowledgeable on my visits. I appreciated the checkups at my table and casual chat about California IPA's. It's a real treat to have servers who are also enthusiasts about craft beer.

Food prices are high, given that it is Whole Foods, and you can expect an extra buck or so for a pint than what you might find elsewhere. Parking is great, and the other patrons are usually rather mellow too. Love this place!

04-11-2011 00:30:59 | More by yemenmocha
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Whole Foods Market in Chandler, AZ
95 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.