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Taps: 6 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
$$ - reasonable


[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

9051 35th Ave SW
Seattle, Washington, 98126-3820
United States
phone: (206) 937-1442

view map and get directionsMap @superdelimart

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(Place added by: adman33 on 05-24-2010)
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Reviews by Hopmodium:
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Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Minimum of 5 beers on tap and always rotating (never have seen the same beer twice), cheap growler fills, great sandwiches that are quite affordable and filling...much more to say but others chimed in similar sentiments to my own. The owner Minh (sp.) is super knowledgeable concerning beer, especially the rarities and oddballs. I brought him a few beers from out-of-state and he almost gave me the title to his home, point being, he will not forget what I did and I will not forget how happy he was, good for both of us. Friendly customers, no doubt, especially considering that IT IS A CORNER GROCERY STORE .

I purchased a beer that poured totally flat (and it was not supposed to), it must have been mishandled during transport, I called Minh 3 days after purchase and he assured me that he would let me pick out another beer for the same price or another of the same kind. Even though he was not there when I stopped by, the staff called him to confirm what I was telling them, which I not only understand but respect. The boss assured the chap who was calling him that my words were true and the rest is history, no questions. Honest folks who love beer, what else can you ask for? Other things but all answers are positive in regards to SDM.

Also, great beer selection, rare and odd, ciders, barleywine, etc...all at a reasonable price and turnover is big so pick up what you want when you see it or it might be gone. I do not Tweet or FB so I wish they had a email list like Beer Junction but I am still happy to be a customer of this joint. Cheers!

UPDATE 2.13.13...after visiting multiple times before and after this review, I had to lower my ratings after the last visit. I witnessed the owner completely berate an employee while talking about what was important for the business. His attitude will keep me from going back unless something super rare is there...I understand that things get hairy sometimes but Minh's behavior was simply unacceptable.

01-29-2013 05:10:51 | More by Hopmodium
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-18-2013 20:15:47 | More by Seattle_Suds
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BabyTree

Washington

3.23/5  rDev -20.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | $$

So.... Just to clarify, though most growlers they put out are $10, not all. Be sure to ask on the rare kegs what the charge is, but usually its under 25 regardless...

From what I hear this place is under new management. Just hope they keep up the good selection. Just beware and look at release/bottle dates on the beers you don't want aged! I've seen ipas in there over 2 years old- not so great!!

10-17-2013 05:17:03 | More by BabyTree
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-12-2013 16:01:30 | More by jaydoc
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.14/5  rDev -22.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75 | food: 4 | $$

Gas station convenience store without the gas. Only six taps, but every growler they fill is $10, every pint they serve is $3. Very good bottle selection, keep your eye out because they stock some shelves with rare/vintage items. Pretty impressive place.

05-30-2013 16:51:55 | More by Smurf2055
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mchen

Washington

4.15/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $

My friend just moved half a block from Super Deli Mart. This place is pretty awesome. They have a great bottle selection and the prices are great. Min the owner knows his stuff about beer. They even managed to get 15 cases of Abyss after everyone ran out in Seattle. How awesome is that.

They also have beers on tap. A pint is about 3.50-4 dollars depending on rarity. They have cheap and great sandwiches as well. The best part about Super Deli Mart is the people that you meet there. The locals are great people and they have the best stories. I was pretty happy to just have a few beers and hang out there one afternoon. Will be going back.

12-15-2012 19:19:12 | More by mchen
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beerandcycling88

Washington

4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

This place is quite odd. On the outside it looks like a standard mini mart in a seedy area. Pretty much the kind of place you go into and hope that no one robs you while you are there.
However inside they have a selection that rivals some bottle shops and incredibly cheap growler fills.
The selection includes stuff like the Boulevard Smokestack series stuff, pretty much all the Russian River sours, stuff like Kentucky Dark Star by local breweries, reserve series stuff by Deschutes ect.
Overall while its not as good as places like Bottleworks and 99 bottles it is a close second, and well worth seeking out.

08-13-2012 02:17:23 | More by beerandcycling88
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jpbebeau

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Like many others, I'd often been past the Super Deli Mart and never had a reason to stop in. Until one day on the way to the park, I ran in to see if they had sour cream.

They didn't have sour cream. But I walked in to see a few people milling about drinking pints, a full wall of intriguing beer to one side, and displays of "featured" stuff surrounding the checkout counter.

"Why are people drinking beer here?" I wondered. I thought it might've been a gathering of some sort.

I soon found out that Super Deli Mart had rapidly rotating taps of fine beer: pints for $3 and growler fills for $10.

On a less dairy-focused day, I stopped back in and bought Avery and Great Divide and Boulevard and Lost Abbey...at random! I wouldn't consider this the first time I'd had some damn fine beer, but it certainly took things to another level.

Very friendly. A bit of a mess at times, but they'll help you find what you're looking for.

And, they tweet.

Sadly, I've moved out of the neighborhood, but make it a point to stop in if I'm nearby.

12-01-2011 19:25:54 | More by jpbebeau
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distantmantra

Washington

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

I have a friend who lives close to Super Deli Mart, so in the last six years I'm sure I've driven by it 20 to 30 times without giving it a thought. Finally went in there earlier this year and found out what I've been missing.

What appears to be an unassuming corner stop and rob quickie mart, Super Deli specializes in craft beer. Sure, you'll see an old guy picking up a case of High Life while some kids get a bag of chips, but you'll also see beer nerds fawning over the cheap growler fills and pints from one of their four taps. Did I say cheap pints and growler fills? Yes, I mean cheap pints and growler fills. Pliny the Elder for $10. Maharaja for $10. Everything is $10 a growler and $3 for a pint. Check their Twitter feed to see what they've got and what's on the way.

In addition to that, Super Deli carries a great selection of bottled beer. They've got all the PNW staples along with a nice selection of Russian River, Dogfish Head and other Beer Nerd icons. Nice selection of stuff from British Columbia as well, along with some Belgians.

Along with the beer, Super Deli makes great sandwiches that you can enjoy while sitting at one of their indoor picnic tables while drinking a pint.

People joke about this being "Seattle's best kept secret that everyone knows about." I'd say they're spot on.

07-29-2011 20:27:00 | More by distantmantra
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eyeenjoybeer

Seychelles

4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

I visited this place while attending a conference in April 2011. As others have noted, this is a converted 7-11 (or similar) that now includes delicious deli sandwiches and a fine array of choice beers.

I spoke with the store owner and told him my budget, what I liked, and what I didn't have access to back in Indiana. He enthusiastically walked me through the better part of their selection with comments on availability, quality of particular vintages, and cellarability. This type of customer service is what gets folks to come back time after time.

The selection included some fun limited releases from Full Sail, Big Sky, Lost Abbey, RR, and many other quality "standards." After a half an hour of looking, I was hungry, and they fixed me a delicious veggie sandwich from the deli. After I ate, I continued putting together my purchase with constant input from the incredibly knowledgeable owner.

The service and selection makes this store a must visit.

06-30-2011 20:53:14 | More by eyeenjoybeer
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Super Deli Mart in Seattle, WA
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