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John's Grocery Inc.

Not Rated.
John's Grocery Inc.John's Grocery Inc.
BA SCORE
99
world-class

65 Reviews
Reviews: 65
Visits: 95
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

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

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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: 65 | Visits: 95
Reviews by bennetj17:
Photo of bennetj17
4.8/5  rDev +5.5%

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... (1,190 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.84/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of elkinbrown
4.57/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of wapcap
3.57/5  rDev -21.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

A small grocery downtown.
They seemed to have a good selection. Nothing blew me away though. Its a grocery store so you can get some foods of course.
I'd recommend stopping if you are in the area. (196 characters)

Photo of spacecake9
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
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 +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Reinbeck11
4.67/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JessLehn
4.89/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best beer selection in town! (28 characters)

Photo of jak
4.29/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.38/5  rDev -3.7%
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 -1.1%

Photo of heyheymdn
5/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of NathanStelter
5/5  rDev +9.9%

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

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5/5  rDev +9.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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John's Grocery Inc. in Iowa City, IA
99 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.