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Woodman's Markets - Madison West

Not Rated.
Woodman's Markets - Madison WestWoodman's Markets - Madison West
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

58 Ratings
Ratings: 58
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 8.56%
[ Store ]

725 S Gammon Rd
Madison, Wisconsin, 53719-1345
United States
phone: (608) 274-8944

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @woodmansfood20

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Reviews by Sixpoint:
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3.85/5  rDev -5.9%

There are a lot of people who claim this is the best selection in Madison, but I can't agree. I think Steve's Liquor on Mineral Point is the best, even though the volume of beer is not as impressive as Woodman's.

Woodman's West struggles because 80-90% of the beer is stuff you would never want to drink. They carry just about every brand of macrobrew imaginable, and it occupies most of there shelf space.

There is one long continuous aisle of domestics, but for the most part, many of them are not that impressive. They have stuff like New Glarus, Flying Dog, Summit, and Goose lsland... but in the Midwest, you can get those anywhere.

Their imports are lengthy, but once again, they're not that impressive. They have the traditional Belgian Ales (like Chimay, Youngs, etc.), but the last time I was there, nothing extraordinary.

You can always count on them having an ample supply though, and the beers seem to be kept cold and are rotated regularly. Overally, you probably won't be disappointed, unless you are snobby like me.

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6.99 local 6 packs, including new glarus, wbc, and capitol; plus large selection of beer from the US.

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3.64/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5

Woodman's is a huge mega-box store. Just the liquor section is pretty big. Atmosphere and service are commensurate with the big-box store experience. Prices are very reasonable. The selection of midwest regional beers is impressive, and the prices better than about any place else I've seen in the region. The specialty beers selection is modest, and mostly midwest, but not completely. There were definitely some not so easy to get brews, but that is not their schtick. They cover their bases with some of each style, and the standard bearers for foreign countries. But where they are really good is providing quality regional 6 packs at good prices.

Photo of Stevedore
3.41/5  rDev -16.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Basically, this is a liquor warehouse. The guys stocking the shelves have no real idea what our beer geek's latest whalezzz are, or that there is a such thing. But this is a perfect place to go browse for beer, look stuff up on your phone, and either walk out with nothing or walk out with a cart full of beer. The selection is deep here, and I always appreciate the fact that prices are about $1 less than other places in Madison- but don't forget that Woodman's is cash-only. Highly recommend when you're going in for stuff you want to stock up on, e.g. you have had these beers already, like the New Glarus fruit beers or something like that. If you are hankering for something new, this isn't a bad place to go but I would still suggest going elsewhere.

Photo of jegross2
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

The employees I have talked to at woodmans are not very helpful in selecting new beers, but if you have an iphone and patience to search through Beer Advocate to check out the interesting-looking beers, then you'll be just fine.

Woodmans has a very deep selection of quality beers and great prices. For example, you can get the large bottled Samuel Smith Imperial Stouts for $3 (while the $5 it costs at Rileys isnt much more expensive, and is still worth the cost, when you buy beer in bulk runs, the bill quickly adds up). I also like their large selection of single bottles that you can build your own sixer from. Their pick-6 selection is all very fresh (unlike other stores that just try to push their expiring beer), though surprisingly expensive ($11+tax) given the rest of the prices and the beer brands you can choose from (Sierra Nevada, Great Lakes, New Holland).

Overall, Woodmans has a lot a great beer selection attached to its grocery store and good prices to boot. It's hard to get good recommendations there, but an iphone solves that issue.

Photo of anell213
3.59/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5

Atmosphere: Not fancy looking, but every time I walk in I get giddy with excitement at the sheer size of the place.

Quality: Good. Large import section, huge microbrew section, lots of mini-kegs, etc. My big problem is that they don't seem to get as many of the limited release bombers that Star or Steve's gets.

Service: Worst part of Woodmans. The staff (if you can find any) always seems inconvenienced if I ask them for anything, and they aren't particularly knowledgeable about their products.

Value: Best prices in Madison, hands down.

Photo of woodychandler
4/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3

Transcribed from notes dtd H, 12 Aug 2010.

It was recommended by local site user hu5on that I stop in this place during my annual visit. I applaud his sensibilities, but not his overall judgment.

As I entered, I was told that the beer/wine/liquor was in the far northwest corner of the building. So be it and thus began my trek past all of that pesky food to get to what really mattered. Once through the sliding glass doors that made doubly sure that I did not just aimlessly wander into the storehouse of demon alcohol, beer created a horseshoe-like design to reign in their wine and liquor. I bought some beers, but most of their singles were bottles. The place was well-maintained, the beers were protected by heavy rubber drapes and the temperatures were right, plus the prices were visibly marked. My complaint was the lack of availability of single CANs. I simply did not want a whole case of O'Doul's Amber in a CAN nor did I want the majority of their ginormous selection. Traders who frequent this place should CANsult my Wants for potential trades.

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Woodman's Markets - Madison West in Madison, WI
92 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.