John's Grocery Inc.

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John's Grocery Inc.John's Grocery Inc.
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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 beerwolf77:
Photo of beerwolf77
4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Stopped here on my way home from my recent Iowa trip. I'm glad I did.

So we snake our way past the grocery store to the back where the beer is kept. Wow! What a magnificent display of beer. A whole room of imports. The room was stocked from floor to ceiling with every import you can think of. Including a solid amount of stuff I've never seen at Discount in Milwaukee. The walk in cooler was filled with top to bottom American craft. The usual Midwest selection along with all the Iowa beers I've never seen before. A very nice singles selection for making an Iowa mix pack. Which I gladly did.

The service was top notch. I spoke with several employees and all were extremely helpful. They even offered to open the glass shop next door. I declined since I was blowing my load of cash on Belgian sours.

This is a beer oasis in a what seems to be a desert otherwise. You must stop here if you are coming anywhere near Iowa city. I will be going back for sure. (964 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.