Whole Foods Market - Lincoln Park
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Reviews by rhoadsrage:
3.7/5 rDev -6.1%
As the Sam’s across the street condenses their beer isles into smaller and smaller spaces I stopped by this whole foods (known as whole paycheck by many in Chicago) for some cheese and Southern Tier Imperial Pumpkin. It has one long row of beer with ½ of the row in a cooler. There was a good supply of Belgian beers and all the beers were craft or craft selections from BMC. They had a few nice American limited release beers that sold out at Sam’s months ago. Since I was in the store I got some nice cheeses and meats to go with the Belgian selection that I picked up. I will have to stop here before I make my way to Goose Island or Sam’s.
09-14-2007 01:37:35 | More by rhoadsrage
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4.06/5 rDev +3%
We drive past another Whole foods just to go to this one because you can get a good beer while you shop. They always have something interesting on draft. A couple months ago they had "Evil Twin" day with 4 different ones on draft. You can spend hours in this grocery store sipping good beer, and the guys (and girls) behind the bar know their stuff well. They also have lists you can put yourself on for some of the more special beer shipments.
As for purchasing beer to-go, the Binny's just down the road has consistently lower prices.
08-05-2013 02:55:01 | More by Fluffheady
3.44/5 rDev -12.7%
I stopped in here on a lark one day to see what was what. The vibe is just like every other Whole Foods on Earth, but larger than most I've been to. For whatever reason, I just never feel completely comfortable in these places... The excess noise from the good amount of foot traffic certainly doesn't help this one much, especially at the bar, which is already not ideal due to its incredible openness. The beer section is larger than most WF locations, with a pretty nice selection (especially considering the place is, after all, primarily a grocery store). At the bar, the selection is actually pretty impressive, with some taps you don't really see around at too many other places in town. I didn't find any staff to interact with in the beer section (nor did I really need to, as I was just browsing), but the bartenders seemed generally to know what I was talking about, though I didn't press them about the beers (nor did I really want to). The prices are pretty reasonable, especially considering the setting: a posh-ish grocery store in Lincoln Park. Overall, a nice source of bottles in the area (though the nearby Binny's and other liquor stores seem better in most cases) and a decent bar, especially if you're looking for a drink whilst shopping.
07-24-2012 00:46:35 | More by TMoney2591
4.25/5 rDev +7.9%
I'm rating for a combination of the bar (yes - there is a bar at the front of the store) and the beer selection in retail. Not bad selection in retail - but you can do better up the street at Binny's. Overall, better than most Whole Foods and just about all grocery stores - but not up to Binny's.
The bar is the bomb. Good price, about 16 tap lines, all quality beers. They sell flights for $8 - 4 4 oz pours. I had Goose Island Bourbon County Stout (are you kidding me! this is $8 for slightly larger pour at the Goose Clybourn pub two blocks away!!) a Sierra 30th Anniversary; a double brown from Half Acre (local beer); and Saison DuPont. Best bargain in town. Other great beers on too - Double Bastard from Stone for one.
A great place to enjoy a beer and nosh on WF food. Servers are cool - not he most knoweldgeable - but it's Whole Foods - and they do know their stuff pretty well.
12-02-2010 04:07:46 | More by sweethome
3.88/5 rDev -1.5%
I do my weekly shopping here so it helps me to actually kill three birds with one stone, groceries, beer, and a drink. When you first walk into the store to the left is a bar. They always have about 10 beers on tap, most of the time they are nice locals but they always have random stuff. The beers are universally pretty good, almost always something to tick. The beer selection is pretty good for a grocery store. They have a cooler that has about 60 6 packs to chose from and another 50ish bottles to grab on the run. Great locals and most staples. They also have about 50 other beers that are not in the color, mostly the singles just not being cooled. They have a pretty knowledge staff. They have most of the GI beers and usually have some Three Floyds. Random beer events is solid.
Not a destination spot but a place worth going to get staples, especially with discounts for buying more than 12.
11-20-2010 21:42:14 | More by jrallen34
Whole Foods Market - Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL
89 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.