Grassroots Natural Market
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 20 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by 4DAloveofSTOUT:
4.44/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Atmosphere: This is a really nice store that has a hippie vibe to it. My girlfriend is a bit of a hippie so i was able to take my good old time lookn at beer! Big plus!
Quality: Surprised by alot awesome craft beer that were on th shelf. But this is going to into selection category.
Service: Staff is accomidating and friendly. helpful as well.
Selection: fantastic amount of local beers from florida, georgia and all around the south region. Nice belgians beers, I am not into the belgians that much but better than average I would say for belgians. Craft beer fro all over the USA. Nice selections of a mix a 6 pack.
Value: Decent prices about the same as everywhere else i have looked. no crazy bargains, but I will say standard prices.
Overall: Best craft beer store in jacksonville. I will stop again before leaving town.
06-16-2011 20:42:18 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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3.69/5 rDev -15.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Nov 4 visit: its down to about 3 rows now to mostly bombers and singles. prices are near the same as TW. Belgian bomber selection is damn good. They got allot buery stuff also. Still this just a health food store. no BMC and still its about 1/3 of TW has. Not service really unless you ask. with only 3 rows I mean who are we kidding here. why is there a vibe for a store? quality I guess they beer is not spoiled????
Aug 2013 visit: mostly a bomber store now. still a decent selection for riverside and small space.
the folks that setup the beer side are all gone sadly and it shows.
Ok I think I was a tad harsh, readjustment of my numbers.
9/5/2010 visit: Wow its a must visit in town now, if your can afford it, I could not but spent 40 bucks anyway, LOL
Better selection of the rare high end stuff, better than TW by a large margin. HIGHLY recommend, plus its near kickbacks and BCB, riverside is the BEER MECCA for j-ville now!
I have to thank the beerjunto web site for the nice info on some super rares (well rare for JAX), trust me the selection now is near greens, If they can get the shelf space they may equal it one day, and boy would that be a hoot, and would really transform this town beer wise!!!
6/10/09: getting better and better
Finally got over here to see if they had any beer. Quite surprised to find they did have a whole row of beer. Its an organic store so they have allot of Organic beer, but the also had a nice Bell's selection of 5 different six packs. The carry Brooklyn, dog fish head, and about 15 other micro's. The had actually more Belgians than TW, but that's really not saying anything anymore because our TW is in sucks like a dog ville. they don't carry 1 BMC, so they gets bonus points from me. Nice place to pick up some rare organic food stuff also.
We been by a few times since we go to the hospital near there, and the selection is decent but prices are a tad higher than I like, and higher than others by quite a bit on some beers.
(still true prices on cigar city was 10.99 for GG, versus TW 9.99)
11-04-2013 17:47:24 | More by azorie
4.3/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
As I looked around this little market in Riverside, I must say I was spell bound by the compact volume of different ales and beers that made up the front left portion of the store. I noted that it was not striving to have every beer possible represented on the shelves, but it was a masterful display of styles with single bottle facings. I was very pleased that I had stopped here to pick up a mixed six pack because that was the idea of the selection and how it was presented: try as much as you can and then pick your favorites.
I admired the selection so much that I kept returning to it, though my basket was full already. I found it remarkable to find beers that I had either not seen before or knew that the brewer distributed other parts of their line up here. For instance, I found Westmalle Dubbel in 750ml and I also found Aecht Schlenkerla Doppel Bock too.
The prices struck me as all over map and I was comfortable with that as some of my favorites from NY were present here, such as Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout and Blue Point's Rasta Rye. I also found Mead, Sake, Cider, and other nuances that I will have to return to later.
Looking back, the exceptional quality of Grassroots Market's vibrant beer selection reminded me of what the masters of display work can achieve, though the actual volume compared to the giants in Eastern Jacksonville (TW, WF) was smaller. I am looking forward to coming back to fill my basket with more beers and maybe some coffee beans too.
09-03-2013 03:02:36 | More by bonbright7
4.75/5 rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I randomly stopped into this health food store as I was passing through Jax. I am very glad I did. I came into the store and started looking around for their beer selection. One of the employees saw my wandering gaze and came over to see if I needed help with anything. I told him I was looking for craft beer. He promptly took me to that aisle and then stayed to answer questions. I probably asked him about 30 different beers. He told me his impression of each beer that he had tasted (most) and even went so far as to read me his ratebeer review of one of the beers. This guys (Danny) scope and depth of beer knowledge was extremely impressive. Once he figured out what I was interested in, he pointed out several selections and gave a brief description of each. I have since had the chance to drink several of the beers and his mini review was spot on for each beer. You could tell he was very passionate about craft beer. If you are in Jax and want craft beer, you MUST go to this store. Hopefully Danny will be there and available to help you. I will absolutely go to this store for my craft beer purchases everytime I am even close to Jax.
09-06-2012 12:51:10 | More by Belthor
4.64/5 rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Great place with a good selection of mix and match beers. Grassroots carries a much better variety than most places in Jacksonville. They have a good selection of many imports and other beers that can be difficult to find. The staff has always been very friendly and knowledgeable of their products. They have a passion for their beer and are more than willing to recommend some good brews. Prices were quite reasonable and similar to others who carried the same beers. Definitely worth stopping in if your in Jax.
12-10-2011 20:26:08 | More by dcs1548
4.58/5 rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Great atmosphere.. Family owned and operated.. Everyone there is helpful and once they have seen you in there a few times, they are very personable. Not as big of beer selection as some other stores, but The quality of the selection outweighs quantities.. end over end. I have only bought food a few times but everything is reasonably priced for organics and such.. Premium products often require premium prices for quality, freshness and availibility. The smoothies are awesome.. Check out the peanut butter and jelly smoothie and grab some dinner and some excellent brews.
09-28-2011 05:13:18 | More by hopking311
Grassroots Natural Market in Jacksonville, FL
95 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.