Whole Foods Market

Not Rated.
Whole Foods MarketWhole Foods Market
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4
pDev: n/a
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2700 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, Virginia, 22201-3804
United States
phone: (703) 527-6596

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Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 17
Photo of goldbot
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%

This is a good place if you're local to stop and see what they have and pick up a few things. You probably won't find any thing too special here, but there is plenty of great stand-by beers here. I wouldn't really recommend someone go out of their way to visit this Whole Foods, especially with some of the other places in the area to get beer (I'm thinking Fairlakes Whole Foods here, although I haven't been there yet). Still I recently found some great Winter/Christmas seasonals there for a reasonable price.

Everytime I am here, there are several others looking through the craft beers and buying stuff as well, so there seems to be a good turn around on the stuff. I've personally had good experience with the service here. Several times I've been approached by the sales person for help, and when I had questions they seemed very knowledgeable, both about the beer in stock and about the craft in general.

Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev 0%

like most Whole Foods, this place is high traffic and one can assume that the beers see a nice rotation, everything was kept in a cold case

didn't need any service but I was asked if I needed any, can't expect much more than that

selection is pretty standard for a Whole Foods, nothing particularly rare but a nice range of breweries and styles, the store makes nice use of the space they have available with about 20 horizontal feet of cooler space, of note was the Fuller's Vintage 2008 that I haven't yet seen elsewhere, mostly six-packs but a nice selection of bombers, won't stop by here looking for anything special but would certainly drop in if I needed beers while in this part of the metro

Photo of gcarl
4/5  rDev 0%

Went here on my most recent weekend jaunt to DC. Friday evening the place was packed. After picking up some dinner I wandered over to the beer cooler. Not a huge selection but definately has a bias toward American craft beer. I quickly snagged a sixer of Bell's Two Hearted which is what I went in for(It is not distributed in MA). The selection was small but noticed plenty of Bell's, Troegs, North Coast, and Southern Tier to make a nice rounded selection. I did not notice any employees around the beer/wine section but other employees at the butcher and check-out were quite helpful. Prices were right on track for the area, completing an overall great experience.

GC

Photo of clabaugh
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%

Pleasantly surprised with this find. I can usually count on Whole Foods to offer a solid selection of craft brews, and this one did not disappoint. It seemed to offer a slightly more extensive menu of beers than does the Whole Foods on Wisconsin Ave. in DC, my other point of reference for the chain in the Metro area. Well stocked with Troegs, DFH, and Anderson Valley. I was rather impressed with the variety of imports they offered as well. Prices were competetive, and were perhaps lower than average for the local market. Service was poorer than I'm accustomed to for Whole Foods. That notwithstanding, a fine place to pick up some beer.

Photo of lackenhauser
3.55/5  rDev -11.3%

Nice beer area-laid out well.Be sure to check out behind columns and displays.I found mutliple cases of Stone's Vertical 04 back there.The shelf of bombers is sort of behind the 6 pack rack as well.Didnt see any help to speak of.There was a guy stocking the macros but he didnt seem too interesetd if I needed help.Damn good selection-not as thorough as the Vienna store.Could use more imports-Belgian,Brits,Germans- a good place to stop if you cant get out to Vienna to the Whole Foods or Norms-I dropped a quick hundred.

Photo of ChrisBowers
4.55/5  rDev +13.8%

WOW.... This place improved a ton since the last time I was there about 3 months ago. At the time it was a good place to get a quality six pack of beer. They made the best of a small space devoted to beer and I was not disappointed. But now the selection is downright spectacular. Its still not quite up to Whole Foods in Vienna, but they added an entire section of warm storage for belgians and other hard to find imports. The pricing on the Belgians is excellent with many quality 750s at 5.99. Rochfort 10 33cl were 5.99 as well, which is pretty damn good. Six pack prices in the refridgerated section are good to average with some good sale prices. They also now have a new refridgerated section dedicated to bombers and 500ml german imports with some excellent selections. Pricing on the bombers is average.

Their beer manager here is definitely doing a good job and seems to be adding interesting things all the time. They always have the latest and greatest seasonals, along with lots of hard to find imports. Beings that this is right down the street from my place, it is definitely where I will be going in the future for beer. Hands down the best beer store for miles. Funny that it happens to be in a supermarket!

Photo of ManekiNeko
4.65/5  rDev +16.3%

AKA Whole Paycheck to some peeps, this is located in a a neighborhood in the midst of gentrification. It's located about 3 blocks from the Clarendon Metro station, so not too far away for a beer run if you're a local. They carry a decent amount and variety of beers. Trappists, Victory, some Stone, some Rogue, Unibroue, and Dogfish Head pop into mind. The beer shelves fight for space with the wine selection (I've talked with their beer manager, Bill about this) so the offerings tend to change. Still, I've found the beer manager to be quite responsive to me, and willing to take any requests I have into consideration. Beer tastings also seem to happen on a fairly regular basis.

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