Sahara Mart - East
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
5/5 rDev +9.2%
The beer and wine selection at both locations is amazing. I can always count on them to have the hard stuff that I look for. I've never seen half the selection they have at big red. This is why I'm forever loyal to the local, Sahara Mart. The service is great and the staff is knowledgeable. If one person doesn't know they will find out for you.
11-04-2013 14:43:08 | More by Ahill163
4.44/5 rDev -3.1%
Atmosphere: Incredible beer selection organized geographically. US craft beers separated by region, plus with a large "new arrivals section". Nice part of the store with good lighting next to their excellent wine cellar.
Quality: Incredible beers to be found here. Watch out though, some of the beers are dusty and old! Relatively shaded from blinding light, but not cooled due to IN state laws.
Service: The staff is pretty helpful, but don't ask them about the finer points of beer. They'll point you to the right section, but do precious little else.
Selection: Incredible selection. The best beer selection in Bloomington. Fantastic selection from US craft beers and international offerings. HUGE Belgian and German selections, available for purchase in single bottles. Sizable amount of beers from UK too. Cheapest options are PBR, Heineken, and Guinness Draught. Great selection of rare or hard to get beers, too numerous to list.
Food: Amazing selection of international food here! Great if you've visited Europe and miss something you had there, especially candy.
Value: Generally good prices. Prices about +/- $2 from other Bloomington establishments on the very specific craft stuff. No discounts to speak of, so buy more widely distributed craft (Sierra Nevada, Sam Adams, etc.) at other Bloomington area stores. If you want something very specific or obscure though, look here first!
Overall: If you are in Bloomington and want craft beer, visit this place.
11-03-2013 19:13:58 | More by Beric
5/5 rDev +9.2%
I love Sahara mart! From international cuisine, to unique natural foods, to vitamins galore they have great variety. Their beer selection is awesome! Probably one of, if not THE best in Bloomington Indiana. I found rare brews from all over the country that are regulars for them along with some awesome limited and seasonal selections to choose from. Highly recommend Sahara Mart to anyone looking for good beer in the area. The location is great as well. Near some of the best restaurants and shopping in the area including the College Mall almost virtually across the street and right down the road from IU campus.
02-16-2012 01:11:21 | More by mgeraci
Sahara Mart - East in Bloomington, IN
98 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.