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John's Grocery Inc.

Not Rated.
John's Grocery Inc.John's Grocery Inc.

83 Ratings
Ratings: 83
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 6.71%
[ Store ]

401 E Market St
Iowa City, Iowa, 52245-2628
United States
phone: (319) 337-2183

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Specializes in imported beer and glassware; also known as “Dirty John’s” for selling Playboy magazines in the 1950s.

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am –- Midnight
Friday & Saturday: 7:30am -– 2:00am)
Sunday: 9:00am –- Midnight

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Have stopped in here quite a few times on road trips and always found something worthwhile. Reasonable prices, great selection, plus the added convenience of other items... including glassware. Heck, they've sent stuff to me out of state as well (glassware). Love this place. Faithful customer when driving through.

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4.54/5  rDev -1.7%

I love this place. Very neat old-school grocery store with a HUGE selection of beers. The beer room itself is pretty cramped. If it's busy the majority of your time is spent saying and hearing the words "Excuse me.". The prices are goofy in this place. Some beer's are dirt cheap and others are way overpriced. The service and selection is awesome, though, so the prices don't really bother me.

I'm new to the craft beer world, and thanks to John's I've discovered so many great beers that you can't find anywhere else in Iowa. Whenever I'm in Iowa City, John's is a guaranteed stop.

Sunn, Jun 10, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev -0.4%

Dirty Johns was the first to sell playboy magazine in Iowa City IA.

Now it is the craft beer destination in eastern Iowa.

The staff is extremely helpful.

The selection is outta this state good.

The roast beef is made fresh daily

The the is the shiznotabamsnipsnapsally.

EdwardFortyHands, Jun 06, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev -12.1%

John's is one of the better beer stores I've ever been to, probably just behind Hop City in Atlanta and Bruisin' Ales in Asheville.

It's a small grocery store, cramped and packed full of stuff, with the beer in the back. There's a large shelving section with an excellent selection of mostly foreign beers, and lots of singles from various US breweries. Then there's a walk-in cooler with a ton of local stuff, both six packs and singles, as well as the macro beers.

Fantastic selection here for out-of-towners. I was able to pick up a lot of singles from Iowa and other Midwest / Great Plains breweries. Dropped about $80 in two visits over the course of a weekend.

Highly recommended if you're visiting Iowa City.

shivtim, Jun 04, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev -5.2%

Lots of imports and Belgians. Very good selection, although just a bit light in microbrews for my taste. Staff is very knowledgeable and can tell you just about anything about anything that they have. It's in a small corner grocery store, but the beer room is separated from the rest of the store and is worth the trip.

Tjvan2, Mar 13, 2013
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John's Grocery Inc. in Iowa City, IA
100 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.