Whole Foods Market
Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
3.94/5 rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This is one of the better Whole Foods in NVA for beer. The selection isn't huge but there are always bombers and 6/4 packs that I want to get. Prices here are as good as you will find in DC. I have never run into any knowledgeable employees here but the Whole Foods people are always less down-trodden than typical grocery store employees, so that's a plus. I am also a fan of the many cheese samples nearby.
Upstairs they have about 8 taps and they normally have some decent options. However, there is always just one person for the whole bar so you have to wait in line behind people buying coffees and lattes. Galaxy Hut is across the street if you want a bar anyway.
This is the best place to buy beer in the Clarendon area, if you need special stuff or a larger selection take a trip to Arrowine or Total Wine.
03-02-2014 06:30:37 | More by amstokesdb9
District of Columbia
3.39/5 rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Visited the bar on a Monday late lunch time.
Not the highest ranked place, but WF can definitely be an oasis in the beer dessert. I would visit and drink again, especially if my wife needs to shop.
A - Its a grocery store that sells great beer. The atmosphere at the bar is more grocery store than craft beer.
Q - Had a Goose Island Lolita, but it smelled like soap. Make sure they rinse the glass before pouring a beer.
S - The good and the bad. The person behind the bar is also waiting on customers buying coffee, etc. He/she makes the lattes. So service can be slow with a general lack of attention. On the other hand, I stumbled upon their shipment of GI BCBS, coffee and rye. I bought the first bottles as they were kind enough to bring them to the bar and fix the SKU so I could take my leave. Both tenders seemed to be very enthusiatic about beer.
S - A good selection of beer on tap. About 7 or 8. WIde variety. No too common either.
V - The prices at the bar were above average. The price I paid for the four-pack of BCBS Coffee was less than Total Wine.
12-02-2013 19:16:05 | More by Sludgeman
3.59/5 rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
First time in any Whole Foods so I thought I'd stop in and take a look. The beer section was small but had a little of anything you could want. Nice selection of bombers and 750's as well as a good amount of 6 packs. Everything was kept cold which is always a plus.
They had 4 taps to fill up growlers I think it was 2 Pilsners and 2 Pumpkin beers but don't quote me on that. Prices on everything was more than fair.
It is about a 15 min drive for me so unless I wanted a specific growler they had or was in the area to grab dinner I don't think I would go back just for beer. Who knows though...
09-08-2011 15:32:58 | More by Eriktheipaman
3.56/5 rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
My go to Whole Foods. Su (the beer buyer) knows his beer, but he is the only one. He hides the good stuff in the back for those in the know (like it or hate it). Always carries some good Belgians on the shelves, but nothing you won't see somewhere else. Great selection of 6ers, average selection of singles. Everything is reasonably priced. Be forewarned, parking is a pain in the you know what.
Stone IRS/Belgo Anise
Dogfish Head Life and Limb 2
Firestone Walker Parabola
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen
08-16-2011 21:56:33 | More by russwbeck
3.3/5 rDev -16.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Situated in Clarendon, this particular Whole Foods has some of the standard selection of most grocery stores and liquor stores in the area.
The bottle area is actually quite small, and there isn't that much variety or choice. The only exception I could find here is you might find some Terrapin. The bombers selecion was quite disapointing as well being rather run of the mill and ordinary.
The store is also quite small for the neighborhood and is extremely busy and crowded making it hard to walk through. I would skip it and go somewhere else.
07-18-2011 18:20:30 | More by smakawhat
Whole Foods Market in Arlington, VA
89 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.