Whole Foods Market
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
3.3/5 rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
I stopped in here for a quick visit since I was nearby and figured I might as well. Selection seems a bit limited and the beers in the cooler are not exactly near the room temperature stuff. So keep that in mind if you go. I picked up a few single cans of DC Brau and Lost Rhino for $1.99 each, which was fine by me.
The bottom line is though, with Dominion just down the road, basically, with a superior selection, there isn't much use spending much time here, unless you can find a few singles here that you haven't elsewhere.
12-26-2013 14:10:24 | More by RblWthACoz
3.76/5 rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This location of Whole Foods is right along a main business district in Falls Church. Also look out for the Starbucks logo, being in the same plaza, so you do not pass it...busy road.
Anyhow, as you might imagine, this is mainly a grocery store, but they do have a beer section, albeit a fairly small one compared to some other Whole Foods locations. For me, coming from a few states away, it was easy to find a few interesting things such as DC Brau year-round, something from Williamsburgh Alewerks and Bells. They also had several offerings that is commonly found in New England such as Dogfish Head, Rodenbach, etc. For those passing through or visiting from out of sate, it is certainly worth checking out.
08-15-2013 01:54:21 | More by mltobin
4.5/5 rDev +13.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
As has been said before, this place does not have too much space reserved for beers, but they do a fantastic job of maximizing that limited space. All of the selections are quality, and it's nice to see them supporting the local breweries so well (in fact, the Beer Guy told me that he had not sampled a certain brew, and had even heard it was only average, but he was excited to carry it because he likes to see the locals get some retailer love). Indeed, what has kept me coming back here is the service. The Beer Guy (I feel bad that I can't remember his name..though I want to say it's Jeff...) is always ready to offer a recommendation, a review, or even just talk about enjoying beer. I love him all the more because he helped secure me the only bottle of 2009 Utopias the store was to receive. Considering the seemingly outrageous prices for the rest of the store's wares, the beers are priced quite moderately, some cheaper than elsewhere and others more expensive. Still, the quality of selection and service will keep me coming back time and again.
02-02-2010 17:33:10 | More by TMoney2591
3.55/5 rDev -10.8%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This the Whole Foods location that I most often frequent whenever we are passing up through the Nor VA area (as it's close to the Sweetwater location that we enjoy too).
Selection does seem to flucuate depending on the visit. Often times, the wall of big bottles will be stocked with great stuff and the six pack selection is average or vice versa. On our most recent visit there wasn't that many new big bottles but they were flush with six-packs of everything new that Bell's had out at the moment. I always seem to find something good here though and they do pack in a good amount of brands for the amount of shelf space that they have dedicated to beer. They also have a small singles shelf that actually sometimes gets stocked with some pretty decent stuff like seasonals.
I can't really comment on service as I've never really sought anyone's help nor have I ever been asked if I needed any. Prices are reasonable (especially for the area) and are about on par with what I would pay in MD for singles, six-packs, and bombers.
I'm sure that other Whole Foods in the area may have a better selection than this one but heh, I'm from PA. I'm just thrilled to be able to buy some great beer in a grocery store.
11-26-2007 17:50:06 | More by Kegatron
3.9/5 rDev -2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped in after the long drive south and left a quite happy to say the least. A whole foods is a whole foods so you know the setup. Nice and clean with a small section allocated just for beer. Many fantastic selections located at this establishment. I was standing in front of the cooler for probably ten minutes before I picked something out.
Stocked with your normals, Brooklyn, DFH, Victory, Stone, Smutty, Bear Republic, Weyerbacher, etc. But I was pleasently surprised to find Bell's, Troegs, West Coast, Firestone, and Delirium. Locals included Star Hill and OD. I was very surprised to see Cape Ann, which is local to me in Ma. They had a nice selection of bombers and sixpacks and a rack for singles which I pillaged. A very decent selection for a grocery store, but Whole Foods usually does a good job here and with the quality of the beer. German, English, and Belgian beers were lacking to say the least (besides delirium and chimay).
The lady who helped me get a box so that I could take a home a case of Nugget Nectar ($8.99 for a 6pk!!!!) wasn't very nice and actually a bit rude, though she did acquiese to my request. But it was later in the evening and I bet she was a bit tired from working all day. All decent prices. The mix 6pk. that I got was just rung in as a 6pk of OD ($7.99) Excellent...
04-07-2007 15:25:04 | More by bjohnson
District of Columbia
4.2/5 rDev +5.5%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Quality brews, that's what's important right? Great smattering of regional and local brews which is almost always important to out-of-towner BAs such as myself. Great selection of other US micros as well, and had the chance to pick up quite a few that I can't get in my normal area of residence.
I was offered help, but politely declined due to time constraints, so I'm probably not qualified to comment. It was nice that they offered, though.
Great selection of both cooler ready, as well as warm brews. The other reviews are right in that this place does not waste space...quality shelfing. My only complaint is that the singles selection was lacking. There were a few, but I wished more of the six packs were broken down....minor complaint though.
Definitely would recommend to those visiting the area...won't be disappointed.
05-12-2009 02:32:54 | More by Nickls
4.5/5 rDev +13.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Not quite as large a selection as the store in Clarendon and blown away by the Vienna location, but you'll not be disappointed by the selection in the least. The local biggies all make an appearance: Dogfish Head, Victory, Old Dominion, Troegs, etc. Good import and West Coast selection as well, but there's more of an emphasis on the regional goodies. Prices are reasonable, with some beers being placed on sale for really great prices (and not because they are old either). The current beer manager for the store, Jeff, is an incredibly friendly guy and will bend over backwards to get what you want (and without you asking him to).
Select singles are available, but I'm not certain if breaking of all 6ers are allowed.
09-21-2003 02:50:07 | More by ManekiNeko
Whole Foods Market in Falls Church, VA
90 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.