Whole Foods Market - Tribeca
Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
4.21/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$
I take a short train ride up to WF Tribeca once a week during lunch at work. While at the talk centers around other Manhattan WF, especially (and deservedly) the Bowery loaction, Tribeca offers a really nice selection, a lot of it refrigerated. My travels in Manhattan are limited these days since moving to LI, so it is nice to have a place close to work where I can pick up brands like Crooked Stave, Westbrook and Stillwater that I cannot get close to my house. There is a small, 4 tap, growler station that usually has something interesting and 32oz fills are available which is a nice touch. Small section up by the registers, away from the actual beer aisle, allows you to build your own six pack (just be careful with the IPAs, they are usually in that section because they are past their prime)
Prices are pretty solid for Manhattan and there are some selections that are cheaper here than where I live in LI. The staff there is excellent. I have dealt with probably 4 or 5 different employees, all of whom will stand there forever talking beer, have a complete knowledge of the stock in store and on order and are willing to grab something for you from the back if it does not happen to be out on the shelf. Excellent place.
07-03-2013 20:56:02 | More by ant880
4.15/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$$
A it's a grocery store so... Not much in the way for atmosphere...
Q everything was pretty fresh, nothing outdated hat I could find.
S awesome, they knew about what was in the store and got stuff out of the back for me.
S they had a lot of stuff available. Things I couldn't find anywhere else in the city.
V a little high, but not bad for manhattan. This place was great.
06-20-2013 20:57:30 | More by Lare453
4.01/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Went there in December for the first time. Great selection - many different beers than the Whole Foods up where I live. Full range from inexpensive to 'Utopias', and common to obscure. Quite a few import brands, which allowed me to try Hobgoblin for the first (and last!) time. Staff member Aaron, I think it was, was incredibly patient, pleasant, knowledgable, and helpful.
There is a little 4 tap Growler station for those who need to fill up.
The checkout lines are long. I don't know if there is a time they are not, but judging by their unique turn-based system, I'd imagine it's a constant thing there.
Overall, if you're in the area, a very good place to stock up on your brews..
03-08-2013 10:52:15 | More by KenGriffith45
4.28/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
I work around the corner from this shop and its always nice to browse around in when I get a few minutes break. The downside of it is that I rarely have enough time to pick out a bottle from their excellent selection and wait on the long lines - at any hour - then get back to the office in time. Nevertheless this is the place to go on the lower west side and tribeca. The main beer guy here is very well informed and clearly follows the craft scene closely. They always have a few surprises, tons of bombers and lots in the fridge in terms of both singles and sixers. I also love the fact that they will usually have unrefrigerated beers in the back they will grab for me on request if I am gonna have to carry them around for a while or if they're cellar bound.
This store has a growler station with 4 beers on tap and any one time. Also, this evening I ran into a great rep from Sly Fox who had a table set up and poured me tastes of a variety of beers and chatted very amiably. Very cool.
Definitely check this place out if you're in the neighborhood. The only downsides are the long lines and fairly high prices, which I beat regularly now that I've moved across the river to New Jersey!
06-30-2011 23:01:57 | More by tobelerone
Whole Foods Market - Tribeca in New York, NY
92 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.