Whole Foods Market
Taps: 5 / Bottles: 20
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3
Reviews by Vdubb86:
4/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Went down to visit this place after never having been because I knew that it was the largest one in the northern suburbs and I'd heard that the larger ones have a beer bar. I was not disappointed. This place was obviously a high end grocery store. The beer on the shelves was of a nice variety of microbrews and had a good selection there in of both 6ers and bombers. This place was nice and had that earth friendly California feel to it which is rather unique for these parts of the country. There was also a beer bar at this location. On tap were some good locals from Goose Island and Two Brothers. They also had some other quality seasonals from Bells and Southern Tier. It was a good experience to get something on-tap in it's proper glassware for a relatively cheap price. The price of beers on the shelf were kinda high, but the price of a pint of beer was nice and cheap especially for the fact that it was Cook County. I didn't have the food, but it did look and smell good, and they seem to make good coffee right there too. Stop on in for a good pint, it's well worth it.
10-29-2010 01:57:07 | More by Vdubb86
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3.8/5 rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $
Stopped in this WFM while in the area today. It shares a chaotic parking lot with a Crate & Barrel, near the streets of Woodfield shopping area, so be prepared.
The beer bar is to the left of the checkouts, through the left side group of front doors. It's part of a combo coffee & wine bar, with a couple flatscreens above the bar. Taps were ok: Lagunitas Pils, New Holland Imperial Hatter, Guinness, and Matilda. Bottle list was short and sweet, prices were super cheap, Alpha King for $3?! Duvel and a few imports were $4, but that was the most expensive. Way cheaper than city prices.
The beer section was in the middle of the store, towards the back. It was frustratingly sequestered in a bunker that only had one way in from the back, but identified by a barrel shaped "vino" sign overhead. Entire selection was in the coolers, with bombers on the right, and six packs in the middle. Maybe 50+ bombers to choose from, and about as many sixers. Quality stuff like Rochefort, Sam Smith, Chouffe, Weihenstephaner, Dupont, St. Bernardus, Fluxus, Dragons Milk, 5 Stone bombers, Hopsickle, Le Freak, Oat, Flossmoor Stationmaster, Hop Stoopid, Broodoo, Dark Horse Perkulator, Ska, GLBC, Backwoods Bastard, Bells.
Checkout was quick and the only interaction with staff that I had. One interesting thing was the eco-friendly digital pricetags, and there were a few beers on sale.
11-08-2010 03:09:56 | More by emerge077
4.08/5 rDev +3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Two beer destinations with one plot. The store portion's pretty good, like most Whole Foods locations I've been to. Sixers and bombers make up the whole collection, with some nice local dudes along with some quality imports and not-so-local domesticals. The bar portion is small, but they do try a little bit to make it worthwhile. There's only five taps, with, on this day, two locals (GI and Two Brothers), a Bell's seasonal, a ST seasonal, and a Guinness tap (could be worse). They also had a bottle list, maybe 20 deep, for decent prices. On Thursdays, they have a deal where everything's three bucks, so it's easy to partake without hurting the wallet too badly. The atmosphere suffers from the fact that this is all goin' down in a large, fairly busy grocery store, but, again, things could be worse on this front. Overall, I plan on visiting again (most likely on Thursdays) many times.
10-29-2010 03:55:14 | More by TMoney2591
Whole Foods Market in Schaumburg, IL
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.