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Whole Foods Market

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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

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Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

blackie, Oct 27, 2008
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 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 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 ChrisBowers
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%

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!

ChrisBowers, Jan 18, 2004
Photo of threedaggers
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

threedaggers, May 18, 2014
Photo of ManekiNeko
4.65/5  rDev +17.7%

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.

ManekiNeko, Sep 21, 2003
Photo of Iamjeff6
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Iamjeff6, Apr 11, 2014
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
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Whole Foods Market in Arlington, VA
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