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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by GJ40:
3.83/5 rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | $$$
I stopped by while traveling from SF to Russian River. It's a nice, Whole Foods-like market, with a great selection of meats, produce and other groceries. The beer section is great for a market but far from a bottle shop. I picked up FW Stickee Monkee and Lost Abbey Red Poppy. They were a little pricey but I was happy to find them.
06-09-2014 13:35:10 | More by GJ40
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
I kept hearing about this place and finally decided to stop by and check it out. This market is surprisingly fantastic. When i was there, I saw; Red Poppy (sold out everywhere else), Conflux 2, Old Stock Ale Cellar Reserve, Life and Limb, and more. All for reasonable prices. There was a good amount of Russian River, and other local offerings. You are not able to break up 6 packs from what I could tell, but that is fairly standard with grocery stores.
I got there right before close so I did not receive much attention, which I understand. The prices were fantastic to acceptable. The Red Poppy is still just $14.99 instead of having been hiked up do to rareness.
I do worry about buying IPA's or anything hoppy here because I am not sure of the sales volume, but I will have no problem buying many other items at this location. I have just found a new place that i will be frequenting.
08-04-2011 14:11:00 | More by avaldivia
4.68/5 rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Cute local grocery store (with good hot food and salad bars, etc), with a sneakily great bottle selection at the back.
According to Jeff (the beer buyer), they expanded their beer shelves earlier this year, and it appears that he's been doing his best to keep them well-stocked. Since discovering them a couple of months ago, I have frequently found bottles that were difficult to track down elsewhere (Abacus, Marron Acidifie, Parabola, Red Poppy, etc), plus a nicely-priced RR selection, always with fresh Pliny. Jeff is very helpful and always points out any newly-stocked beers when he sees me.
07-19-2011 03:49:09 | More by slaphappysnark
4.53/5 rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Decided to stay in at the hotel one night, just wanted to grab some of Nor Cal's finest, and the Petaluma Market absolutely delivered.
Clean, stocked full of shelves. This felt like an older Whole Foods. Beer is stored in an open fridge and they're packed like sardines. Wide variety of fantastic beers, and I didn't notice much if any bullshit.
I was disappointed that the only employee I spoke with was uninterested in the beer, but clearly someone at the market is. This is a great selection for the size of town it's in. I need to move to Petaluma!
Oh, and prices were right in line with what I was seeing all over California. This store had a more interesting selection than anywhere I went in SF and San Diego.
07-16-2011 23:54:24 | More by BretSikkink
4.58/5 rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Petaluma Market is my local go to shop. I usually find all the latest Northern California brews. Everything from Russian River to Firestone Walker to The Bruery. All bombers and six packs are kept cold in a fully stocked open refrigeration case. I have been a frequent shopper and have never had any issues with freshness. Jeff the beer guy is always friendly and likes to chat about new and feature releases. Prices are on the high side, but definitely worth checking out if you're in 'Luma. Cheers!
06-05-2011 13:51:37 | More by floraday
5/5 rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Was visiting some friends in Petaluma and after lunch at The Tea Room, we walked passed here and they mentioned it had a decent beer selection.
And ... it was awesome.
For Russian River, they had Supplication, Temptation, Consecration, Damnation, Redemption, Salvation and even fresh Pliny and for cheaper than I bought it the day before at Russian River. $4.39 instead of $4.50. Other notables were Firestone 14 an Abacus, both months after their respective releases. They even had 2010 Abyss still, WAY after the release.
Service I gave a 5 .. even though I didn't speak with anyone. The guy could have very well been pulling some bottles in the back or on his lunch break. But there was a sign that had his name and a big picture of him and listed him as the resident beer expert or something to that effect.
The prices all seemed reasonable. I didn't look at everything, but what I saw was priced well. The market is very Whole Foods-esque, so I could see some things being a little pricier, but I had no qualms.
Will definitely go back.
05-23-2011 19:02:06 | More by odiedog52
5/5 rDev +11.4%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I went in last wednesday for the first time in a over a month to find they completely re did the beer section. Instead of seperate fridge doors it's now just one big cooler like you see in Whole Foods. They also expanded the bombers, put in hard to find things like Sculpin and Victory at Sea and expanded the 6 packs. I couldn't decide what to get at first since the selection grew so much but I'm glad they did this renovation. Now it's alot easier to look at their selection and find something instead of having to open up each fridge door and look at something. Prices are great for somethings and for Russian River the Pliny was fresh and was about the same price I saw at other places. If you're in petaluma market and want a good place for good beer and a good sandwich check out Petaluma Market.
02-01-2011 01:20:18 | More by BigB415
Petaluma Market in Petaluma, CA
96 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.