Whole Foods Market
Taps: 6 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
4.57/5 rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
It's weird to say that prices are cheap when referring to Whole Foods, but this place has the best-priced bottles in the area. I'm pretty sure that my mudroom closet is bigger than this beer store, but they make the best possible use of every square inch that they have. Despite it's small size and walled-off-corner-of-the-store location, I dig the atmosphere - it's cozy, friendly, and FULL of beer. The staff is excellent. Most of them really know their stuff and enjoy talking shop with fellow geeks.
06-08-2014 20:29:03 | More by RPH2327
4.25/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
We live less than five minutes from this whole foods (walking) so absolutely thrilled when they put in the pub. Since it opened it has been a regular spot for us for many reasons. While it is a small place it is very cozy. People who come in for a beer are very friendly and you can often find yourself in multiple conversations with other patrons and staff. They have six rotating drafts and do a very good job of keeping quality beers with a varied selection available on those six taps. The cold case for six packs for takeout is small which limits their ability to have a giant selection however they do a great job of packing the area and having plenty to choose from. You can pretty much find any variety or style you are looking for and the staff are always open to hearing suggestions on stocking beers they don’t currently carry.
The biggest selling point as to why we love the Whole Foods pub is the service. The guys and gals that work in the pub go above and beyond in every level of service. Their knowledge of craft beer is exceptional. They can handle educating anyone new to craft beer while having the most in depth discussion with the craft beer fanatic. You really get to know the staff and they get to know you. Often we walk in and they have a suggestion for something new they got in that fits mine or my wife’s taste buds and they are always right on. Jason is about as good as you get of knowing his beers and making customers feel at home whether they are having a pint in the pub or carrying out a sixer. Joe does a great job of running the spot especially considering the limited space his selection is fantastic. Joel and Katelyn are about as nice and helpful as you can be. Overall it is a great spot for having a beer or carrying out a sixer (or more). Finally the food selection is excellent. Whether you are a meat lover or a veggie fan they have anything to suit your tastes. You can order from the pub menu or head over to the buffet area which is loaded with every variety of food you can imagine including an amazing selection of vegetarian and vegan options but many meat options as well. Price of carryout beer very reasonable. Food from buffet can get a little expensive if you have heavier items (pay by weight) but the you are paying for quality food that is not mass produced and it is still far cheaper than most bars and restaurants.
02-19-2014 14:48:43 | More by gpurf3
4.51/5 rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Pop in here a few handfuls of times a year, easy drive from my work, and usually find something that I don't see much of elsewhere. The 'pub' is defined by the word cozy, haven't tried the food, but the staff is super knowledgeable and nice to chat with. Taps are always changing and you can always land a little sample to see what you like. I find there's a nice little section of sours, again with the same knowledge and passion about them if you inquire. Worth a stop if you're in the area!
01-17-2014 20:19:43 | More by Shandycan
4.09/5 rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$
I have stopped in here a few times now, figure it is time for a review.
Not sure how much atmosphere a pub in a grocery store is supposed to have so I will just ignore that part. Quality is fairly high. They serve in the correct glasses and the beers are all very nice. Service has always been good for me. The guy at the front is always willing to help and he really knows his stuff. Selection, compared to the other grocery store bottle shops in the area, is quite good. They have quite a few tasty, and sometimes rare, bottles kicking around. I found a couple awesome gueuze's for a more than reasonable prices.
Overall an awesome bottle shop option when you are in the area. Worth a shot for sure.
01-28-2013 17:00:07 | More by orangesol
4.18/5 rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $
They do a great job here considering the size of the place. Their selection is excellent given the space constraints. The employees are knowledgable and always willing to help and advise. Their prices are very good-often cheaper than larger local places. They usually have a nice selection of beers on tap and offer free samples. It would be nice if they offered a little more in the way of food, but this is not a major drawback for me given the selection and convenience. Kudos to the people in charge as I think they do a very nice job with what they have.
01-21-2012 15:05:35 | More by MDDMD
4.3/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
If you live in PA, then you have been getting gouged any time you wanted to by single bottles. At least, this was true until stores like Wegmans and Whole Foods entered the game.
Unlike Wegmans, this Whole Foods has a deeper selection (for example - I have found a good bit of Mikkeller here - would never expect to see that at Wegmans) Last Saturday they had It's Alive and Lagunitas Sucks on draft - it was great to have growlers like that for Christmas dinner! Or you could just sit there and enjoy a pint.
Many of the staff are geeks and they love talking about beer. They can pick up on whether or not you are a geek pretty early and begin to make recommendations (there is so much in the store that you could miss a lot of it).
Foodwise, They serve some food there but it is not spectacular - cured meats and cheeses from the store.
Finally, the prices are very reasonable. You don't experience the ridiculous mark-ups that you see at the bars in the area - even for highly sought after stuff like Dark Intrigue (recently).
12-27-2011 00:55:22 | More by bhir
3.33/5 rDev -22.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Interesting to find a "section" like this in a grocery store. The Milepost Pub is a small, um...section in the grocery store, dedicated to beer and wine. Not really the kind of place I imagine myself going out of the way for to go drink, but still a nice option.
The "pub" itself is very small, but there are a few little bar-like tables to sit at, with pretzels and simple food selections to chose from. Servers/registers are friendly and helpful. A variety of wine dispensers line the walls, and there are six generally local beers on tap, with the option for growler fills. There are a few six packs and twelve packs on display for purchase, as well as a decent selection of singles, and towards the back, there is a cold room with even more to chose from, though not an entirely extensive selection. Prices are pretty comparable to other bottle shops in the area...maybe a bit cheaper, but you sacrifice some selection. I'd go to Capone's or Pinocchio's before going here to buy singles. It's still nice to have the option though.
11-03-2011 19:39:52 | More by Rifugium
Whole Foods Market in Wayne, PA
93 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.