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Whole Foods Market

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Whole Foods MarketWhole Foods Market
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89
very good

20 Ratings
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
[ Store ]

2700 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, Virginia, 22201-3804
United States
phone: (703) 527-6596

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @wfmarlingtonva

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Photo of smakawhat
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%

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.

smakawhat, Jul 18, 2011
Photo of Sludgeman
3.39/5  rDev -14.2%

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.

Sludgeman, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of DubCo21
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

DubCo21, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of lackenhauser
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%

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.

lackenhauser, Apr 25, 2004
Photo of russwbeck
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%

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.

Recent purchases:

Stone IRS/Belgo Anise
Dogfish Head Life and Limb 2
Firestone Walker Parabola
Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen

russwbeck, Aug 16, 2011
Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%

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...

Eriktheipaman, Sep 08, 2011
Photo of clabaugh
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

clabaugh, Jun 19, 2006
Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Iamjeff6, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of CuriousMonk
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%

While the selection may not be as big as I would have hoped (P Street DC and Vienna locations boasts a better selection of brews) there was still a nice assortment of sixes, especially for a grocery store chain, with a slight emphasis on locals and the more mainstream micros (Brooklyn, Bear Republic, etc.). I doubt most people are coming here solely for the beer, and were I not trying to hit every beer store in Arlington, in an attempt (which is proving unsuccessful) to bring back a bunch of locals, I wouldn't have stopped here. Good grocery store though, like all other Whole Foods. Interestingly enough, this store does not carry Great Lakes or some of the brews that are not distributed to VA, so head on over to the Whole Foods in DC. Sigh the things I have to do sometimes...

CuriousMonk, Feb 17, 2011
Photo of amstokesdb9
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

amstokesdb9, Mar 02, 2014
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Whole Foods Market in Arlington, VA
89 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.