John's Grocery Inc.

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John's Grocery Inc.John's Grocery Inc.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

64 Reviews
Reviews: 64
Visits: 92
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

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

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Notes:
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

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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Reviews: 64 | Visits: 92
Reviews by alexgash:
Photo of alexgash
4.85/5  rDev +6.1%

My brother is knee-deep in a history Phd in IA City, so whenever I go visit him I try to stop at Dirty John's once or twice. I have yet to be disappointed (other than the fact that I never have enough money to spend there!). A smallish corner grocery, jammed with odd and normal foods, with the perfect mix of fresh and Mom & Pop. I like the atmosphere. The beer is tucked away near the back and to your left as you walk in. The non-chilled shelves are gently lit (natch!) and absolutely filled with quality brews, divided by country. The American micros are the perhaps the weakest segment (thank IA's idiotic abv laws), and the Belgian selection is out of this prairie! I could have easily purchased 35 beers that I have never tried before. There is a walk-in cooler stocked with cold goodies, including 3F Alpha King 6 packs (which I always buy). They have a large shelf of singles to make your own six (at a discount!) for us beer geeks. They also have an excellent glassware selection. Prices are very fair. Service is great and very knowledgeable. One of the best beer stores I have ever been to. (1,102 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of spacecake9
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great place, a real surprise in Iowa. Lots of great beer to choose from. Most of the American craft beers are in the cooler so they are ready for drinking! (157 characters)

Photo of ALC82
4.66/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Reinbeck11
4.67/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JessLehn
4.89/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best beer selection in town! (28 characters)

Photo of jak
4.29/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.38/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

It's a little cramped, but it has a good selection and you are going to get decent service. Definitely worth going to if you are in the area. (142 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of NathanStelter
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Always stop in here when I'm in Iowa City...selection is consistently strong and broad. (87 characters)

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John's Grocery Inc. in Iowa City, IA
100 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.