Woodman's Markets - Madison West

Not Rated.
Woodman's Markets - Madison WestWoodman's Markets - Madison West
BA SCORE
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40 Reviews
Reviews: 40
Visits: 61
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

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

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Reviews: 40 | Visits: 61
Reviews by Sixpoint:
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3.85/5  rDev -3.5%

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. (1,044 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.39/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5

While the selection is as good as any big box grocer, it's not necessarily a pleasant place to buy your beer. The liquor section in general is spirit and BMC-centric, and the clientele and employees reflect that. Still, if you're looking for something, anything, that's typical in this distro market, it'll more than likely be available here at a good price. (358 characters)

Photo of TheBungyo
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of twb0392
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 5

6.99 local 6 packs, including new glarus, wbc, and capitol; plus large selection of beer from the US. (101 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of sprucetip
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
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. (651 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
3.41/5  rDev -14.5%
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. (757 characters)

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Woodman's Markets - Madison West in Madison, WI
90 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.