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John's Grocery Inc.

Not Rated.
John's Grocery Inc.John's Grocery Inc.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

88 Ratings
Ratings: 88
Reviews: 65
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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Notes:
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 bennetj17:
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4.8/5  rDev +3.7%

John's is probably the best beer store that I have ever been to, especially for it's Belgian selections. I used to shop there often when I was in college a few years back, and it's the one place I will always make a stop at when I travel back to Iowa City. Not sure if he still works there, but a guy named Eric once convinced me to try a bunch of Belgian beers for the first time and I am very glad he did.

As for the selection, it's organized by origin. Most of the American Microbrews are in the cooler now. On the shelves it's primarily your Belgian, German, and UK Beers. The German and UK selections are top notch, but I tend to stick with the Belgians. They often have plenty of choices such as Drie Fontinen, Fantome, De Ranke, and many more. Lot's of hard to find Lambics, Saison, etc, plus your standards and Trappists of course. You can buy singles of just about everything except perhaps some of the American micros.

The prices aren't bad, but if you stock up like I do it will cost you a little. I guess they even sell beer online, although I haven't tried it yet. And did I mention they have a ton of glassware? This quaint little store is a must for any beer lover...

bennetj17, Jul 16, 2007
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This place is AWESOME! One phone call and...BOOM! Beer delivered right to your doorstep!

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

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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.

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John's Grocery Inc. in Iowa City, IA
100 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.