Whole Foods Market
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4.13/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
I went in here for a look at the beer. I didn't get any, since I was rushed, but I probably should have since the selection was better than The Fresh Market and I wasn't sure if I'd be getting something from Total Wine since I was right there. Service was good, as someone was actually there and noticed me. He had some knowledge, too, and was helpful with the few questions I could (probably annoyingly) rush at him. There wasn't a whole of stuff I couldn't get in the Midwest but there was definitely a sixer's worth or two(again, should have while I was there). The way bigger bottles were arranged (Respect? Rarely heard of) was cool. Overall, this is a good place to grab some good stuff in Tampa.
02-06-2014 13:21:37 | More by Brenden
3.63/5 rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | $$$
Not as much beer as I was expecting, but they do have some beers I didn't see anywhere else. The prices were a touch on the high side compared to the Total Wine location next door. If you're going to visit total wine you might as well stop in here as well since it's basically in the same parking lot. This was the only store I saw that had Cigar City Zhukov (12.99+tax for 750ml)
01-21-2013 16:55:28 | More by spinrsx
3.94/5 rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
It's a Whole Foods, so there's not much going on for atmosphere. Decent quantity of brews, expected more of a selection of Cigar City based on what I had read on here previously....only had 3-4 750s and Jai Alai/Maduro. Loved the setup of the larger bottles in the wine racks, really unique. A gentleman immediately asked if I needed help, but I didn't quiz him. Very friendly. Didn't walk out with anything because nothing jumped out at me, but the selection was good. If I'm ever at CCB again, I'll stop by. The Total Wine across the parking lot is worth checking out too.
03-28-2012 23:41:58 | More by bigfnjoe
4.28/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Had to stop in after CCB and Total wine on my recent trip to Tampa.
Atm- Much like other Whole Foods, its well light and laid out well. Beer is all the way in the back in an alcove with some wire wine racks to hold the bigger bottles or rarer bottles per se.
Quality- A lot of great beers were in the store. Bruery, Chimay, CCB, Terrapin, Brooklyn and Sierra Nevada amongst others.
Service- The gentleman helping me didnt have a name tag on but was a very tall and big guy with a beard. Can't miss him. Knowledgeable, and informative.
Selection- Had a nice selection but some open holes since I believe it was stock day. Terrapin, Bruery, CCB were the standouts with them actually have Brooklyn Local 1&2 and Sorachi Ace as well. If I had more room in the suitcase they wouldve come back with me.
Food- I had some lunch and grabbed a nice light salad and some tabouli. Always good and fresh.
Value- Overall, a bit expenive but had some great beers to bring home.
03-18-2012 01:11:06 | More by FosterJM
4.25/5 rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Been here many times to pick up dinner when in town on business. First time reviewing. A bit hidden in the lot, park in the garage (it’s free). Beer is off to the right all the way in the back corner. Really nice selection and well laid out. Cold and warm beer options. Bombers, singles and six packs. Tons of Cigar City as you would expect as the brewery is right around the corner. They had Bolita, Good Gourd, Zhukov, Jai Alai, Maduro, Cubano, 110k etc. For some reason at times the bottles here are cheaper then the taproom. They have a great selection of other breweries as well like Terrapin, Bruery, Chimay, Schmaltz etc. Really solid. I spoke with Jason while here this time. Guy is very knowledgeable and I was asking if Pumking had hit yet. It had not but he expected it the same week. He then told me about a multiple bottle tasting of pumpkins he did recently and what he liked best to least. Really good guy.
Food as in most Whole Foods is damn good. Hot foods, salads, sandwiches etc. All very good and I have never had something I did not like. If your up for it walk around and sample to your hearts content, they have tons of free samples.
This is well worth a stop if you’re in the area. Cigar City, Total Wine and the location are all within walking distance of each other. Hit em all and have fun.
09-21-2011 23:56:30 | More by GallowsThief
3.5/5 rDev -15.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Tremendous selection, well organized by category of beer, i.e. stouts, Belgians, locals, imports. More space than the wine area. All of the latest local bombers, including some Cigar City not available at the brewery next store. Many singles, alhough national brands tended to be in their 4/6 packs. Good prices and easy to get to from the airport, walking distance from the reasonably priced Hilton Airport. Close also to a Total Wines. Many beers from the cooler or at room temperature, your choice and a plus. No service of course, so bring your shopping list.
05-15-2011 22:06:28 | More by Sammy
4.3/5 rDev +3.9%
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Whole Foods in Tampa is located where the Walters offices used to be underneath a Target. The larger complex also houses a Total Wine, and is located very close to Cigar City Brewing. Be warned when you go -- traffic is often chaotic as people decide which part of the shopping spoke they are headed for.
In terms of total varieties, Whole Foods doesn't reach Total Wine. However, it makes up for it with a better overall selection, including sours and regional items.
What sets Whole Foods apart from the nearby competition is the staff, especially Chris and Melissa. They are real beer geeks, and are happy to spend an amazing amount of time discussing beer. On a recent visit, I came in with a trade list over 80+ wants. Chris and Melissa each grabbed a couple of pages and immediately grabbed any they had in stock, noted what would be coming in soon, told me what I could get from a store in Brandon, and even offered to find a way to get me almost anything on the list through other channels.
That service is what keeps me coming back...traffic be damned.
12-18-2010 15:26:57 | More by tchaos
4.2/5 rDev +1.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Whole Foods Market in Tampa has a serviceable selection of craft beers, considering that it's not a typical beer store. I was able to find a good amount of beers we don't have here in Fort Myers, including several Cigar City brews (from the brewery which is just around the corner) and Ballast Point Sculpin IPA which is not yet distributed here. If you're in the Tampa area, I would suggest a quick visit to Whole Foods Market. The prices are not too bad and the selection is good for a grocery store.
11-22-2010 22:21:15 | More by adam42381
3.7/5 rDev -10.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Located adjacent to a parking garage (no fee), and in the same mall as a Total Wines. This is among the smaller of the Whole Foods I've been to, but still it has a huge selection of wine and beer. The beers are in the rear right corner, about half of them in coolers. Probably several hundred to choose from, about the same selection as the Total Wines but slightly different prices depending on current sale items.
If you do stop here, you should definitely check out Total Wines as well, lots of singles available there. Also, this is only 2 blocks away from Cigar City, a no-brainer stop for any beer lover in Tampa.
05-22-2010 02:13:24 | More by TurdFurgison
4.2/5 rDev +1.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Tucked away in a parking garage so if you are going to go visit, keep that in mind.
The beer selection here is downright amazing for a store like this. Loads of craft beer, a good selection of imports. They really do have something for everyone here. I grabbed a bottle of Cuvee Rene but was also considering a BA B.O.R.I.S. or Sherry Cask J.W. Lees.
A word of warning, the beer is next to the seafood department and it smelled like clam chowder and made my wife and I really hungry.
If you are checking out Cigar City it is worth it to come here as well.
03-13-2010 04:42:50 | More by mullenite
Whole Foods Market in Tampa, FL
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