Sahara Mart - East
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Yetiman420:
4.55/5 rDev -0.7%
quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
An excellent ethnic/eclectic grocery that doubles as an exceptional beer store.
If the beer is available in Indiana, you'll find it here down one of the two lengthy, incredibly well-stocked rows of beers.
Picked up some Three Floyds and Belgians I can't get in Ohio.
A must stop if you're in Bloomington. If you're a foodie as well, it's a must stop if you're within an hour's drive.
The only minor downside is they only had one or two people working the whole place during my visit at Thursday at 5:00. Really wish BA mad more PDA friendly to do my onsite research.
04-18-2009 01:49:24 | More by Yetiman420
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5/5 rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
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%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25 | $$
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
Sahara Mart - East in Bloomington, IN
98 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.