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Whole Foods Market - Lamar

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

31 Ratings
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 8.27%
[ Store ]

525 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas, 78703-5411
United States
phone: (512) 476-1206

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Photo of ocmpoma
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%

visited Sept 2009

A great place to buy beer. The store is huge, and their beer selection is extremely varied, including a walk-in cooler which was very well-stocked.

Tons of craft brews from around the country, and lots of foreign brew to boot. I also snagged some glassware, including an Aventinus hefe glass.

I snagged 750s of Maudite and Duvel, and some Stone Smoked Porter and Imperial Stout. I haven't seen any Stone RIS since, although I'm hoping to snag some now that I live in San Diego county. As I said, a great place to buy beer.

ocmpoma, Feb 09, 2010
Photo of Getalegup
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Getalegup, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of charleslueg
4/5  rDev -2.7%

charleslueg, May 01, 2014
Photo of YonderWanderer
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%

This Whole Foods, one of the biggest I had ever been in, had an excellent beer selection available. "Beer Alley", located towards the middle of the store, is a temperature controlled room that has two long shelves of brews, featuring a good selection of locals and micros from around the country. The imports are little under-represented, but this is more than made up for by the quality of the rest of the selection. Rogue, Stone, Dogfish Head, Anchor, and much more are represented here. I was able to grab a bomber of Chicken Killer barleywine, which I had been hoping to try. This is definitely a great place to buy beer if you're in Austin.

YonderWanderer, Mar 12, 2008
Photo of BeerHunter76
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

BeerHunter76, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of Heretic42
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Heretic42, May 16, 2014
Photo of ZenAgnostic
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Atmosphere - Starts off like a supermarket but by the time you get to the enormous walk-in beer refrigerator with automatic doors, you know this is a bit different. You can walk around the store drinking your beer, or sit at the bar. Yes, a goddamn bar in a supermarket.

Quality - Everything here is delicious.

Selection - Huge walk in referigerator with tons of beer. Probably the biggest selection I've seen in my life. I wish I could move to Austin just for this store. I could live here for a long time before I milked dry the selection at this store

Service - Nicest bartender I've had almost anywhere. Very helpful and talkative. May not be more knowledgeable than the average BA, but definitely has plenty of info to offer. Our bartender wasn't pushy at all and was very considerate in refrigerating the bottled beers we bought but were too busy to drink while sitting at the bar.

Value - A little pricey, but totally worth it for a BA. Beats the hell out of the expenses involved in trading..

ZenAgnostic, Apr 20, 2011
Photo of jamescain
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%

It's hard to review this place based off of food, seeing as how it's supposed to be a grocery store. They have a self service food area and various eateries offering pizza, sandwiches, ice cream, bar-b-que, etc. I've never been disappointed by the food they offer. This is usually where I end up buying my beer in Austin, because my girlfriend likes to eat there, so I just go ahead and pick up some beers when we're done eating. They keep all of their beer in a large walk in cooler and have a very good selection. Their beer prices are competitive and you can break up any six pack. They recently added a bar to the back of the store and will fill growlers. The staff is very helpful and will retrieve a beer from the back if they don't have any out. If you're looking for a quick tasty lunch, this place is my recommendation. You can also pick up a beer from the bar, a growler, or grab some bottles from their cooler. The atmosphere is a little busy, since it is still a grocery store. But you can take your food outside to eat to their patio or upstairs to their terrace.

jamescain, Jul 22, 2011
Photo of bccocx
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

bccocx, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Beersnake1
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Beersnake1, Jan 04, 2014
Whole Foods Market - Lamar in Austin, TX
92 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.