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John's Grocery Inc.

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

85 Ratings
Ratings: 85
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 6.7%
[ 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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Reviews by beerwolf77:
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4.58/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

beerwolf77, Jul 06, 2011
More User Reviews:
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5/5  rDev +8%

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

NathanStelter, Oct 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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boogs, Jun 20, 2014
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4.67/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

yemenmocha, Jun 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8%

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5/5  rDev +8%

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BillRoth, Dec 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Stevedore, Nov 10, 2013
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4.54/5  rDev -1.9%

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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John's Grocery Inc. in Iowa City, IA
100 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.