Sahara Mart - East
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by erz316:
4.4/5 rDev -3.9%
The new mart down by the petco and asuka. this place has a huge selection of quality beers, comparable to the big red in town. two huge isles allow one to pick and choose at leisure and at great variety. mixed sixers for ten bucks, a definite go-to place for good beer in bloomington! plus, no annoying frat bros holding up the line cause they're getting a couple of kegs. the service is always good and they generally have some good suggestions to make, cause god knows they have the selection to make some suggestions.
08-05-2009 22:44:16 | More by erz316
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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
Sahara Mart - East in Bloomington, IN
98 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.