H-E-B (#2)

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Type: Store

901 Trenton Rd
McAllen, Texas, 78504-1977
United States

(956) 618-0073 | map

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Added by Loki on 03-24-2005

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by jasonjlewis:
Photo of jasonjlewis
3.4/5  rDev +5.3%

This place has the freshest beers in Mcallen that I know of. Prices are very reasonable. I got six packs of sam adams for $5.49! They have a pretty nice selection and are pretty helpful when I look for things. However, they are much more knowledgeable about wines than beers.

I drive out of my way to go to this HEB. A lot of my friends don't even live close to this HEB but are willing to make the trip. If you are in the Mcallen Area, get your beer at this HEB. The RGV doesn't seem to have a great beer selection, but this is the best place here.

EDIT: 7-12-08. The selection here has gone down tremendounsly. They have a bunch of foreign macro lagers. I'm sure with what I've seen in other places, heb just doesn't compare now

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Photo of Atlas1
2.4/5  rDev -25.7%

Seriously? The HEB chain grocery store is actually listed as a beer store for McAllen? This is absurd. It's not a beer store. It's a huge grocery store with a below-average selection of craft beer. The only interesting things I've found there worth mentioning are Lagunitas Hop Stoopid bombers and four-packs of DFH Palo Santo Maron. Everything else is what you'd expect to find in a huge chain grocery store in south Texas: lots of Bud, Miller, Coors products, with ample Shiner and Sam Adams beers, and a paltry selection of other craft brews (think Sierra Nevada, Full Sail, etc.). That said, I do visit this store rather frequently due to its proximity to my home, but I would hardly call it a good beer store. However, I do like to pick up sixers of Carta Blanca here to make micheladas with. So it's got something worth my while.

Switching topics, the wine selection is actually okay, if you're into that sort of thing. Solid Malbecs in the $10-15 range, and lots of decent wines from all over. They sell a really nice Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc that is delicious for about $16.

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Photo of diamondc
3.2/5  rDev -0.9%

As the other reviews have mentioned, this is THE place for the freshest, well stocked beer in the McAllen-Mission-Pharr-Edinburg area. They have a great setup too: craft beer imports, macro-imports, domestic craft beer.. and at the end of the aisle the domestic macros (BMC, etc). The only downside is the constant light on the bottles that can't help, but of course this is a grocery store first and foremost. I've yet not needed any help selecting beer or anyone coming up to me so I really have n/c on the service.

Update Oct 09. - For some reason, not many new beers to the area get stocked at this HEB. You have *much* better luck finding six packs of new stuff at the HEB on Expressway 83 going towards Sharryland, and even the HEB on 10th between Dove & Pecan.

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Photo of depechemode1983
3/5  rDev -7.1%

Well here is a good place to shop for beer in the rio grande valley...HEB on Trenton and 10th

Service - very good service. i actually had a guy come up to me and ask if i had any questions on any of the products there. he seem to have pretty fair knowledge on the beer. but more on wine. i was please just to have him ask if i needed any assistance as you dont get that at most supermarkts down here.

selection - what can i say. best selection ive seen so far here in the valley. they have palauner-rogue-stone-samuel smith-youngs-sierra nevada-bridgeport-if im not mistaken i might have seen some avery. i wish they had some dogfishhead but you cant have everything.

value - the prices were very resonable 3.99 for bombers of stone or rogue. and 2.49 for 750ml of paulaner. and 7.99 for palauner six packs. just a few to mention.

i would recommned this place to anyone if you happen to live or be visiting valley. mcallen.

Update 1-15-11

Well the beer selection has really gone down hill. Seems like they took half of their craft and import selection and made it BMC products. I wouldn't recommend this place. Your better off going a few more miles south on 10th street to get the Feldman's Market Center. This place is average at best. If you need help you have to ask for it. Don't expect someone to come up to you. The prices have increased significantly as well. Although no more than other places.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.7/5  rDev +14.6%

I stopped here because they were open late (my flight arrived after a 5 hour delay from Houston). The selection was not bad, actually better than most grocery stores. There were several from Stone, Lindemans (maybe 4 flavors), Fullers, and Paulaner (covering some of my favorite breweries from the USA, Belgium, UK, and Germany). Almost everything is refrigerated, but there is an endrow of Belgian beers (mostly 750ml bottles) also.

I don't think most H-E-B stores have this kind of selection. If you're in McAllen you could definitely do worse.

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Photo of Loki
3.55/5  rDev +9.9%

Visited on 03/14/05.

Quality: For a grocery store this H-E-B, which seems to focus on fresh, quality products, has a great selection of craft beers and some imports. Most of their selection is in six packs, but they have a good selection of 550mL, 22oz, and 750s. The only problem is they are all cold, which isn't that big a deal. They are partially shielded from the main lighting, but still under the lights. All of the dates where well within range and seemed quite fresh. (Which is apparently a huge problem when you can actually find beer in McAllen.) This might be the best quality beer store in this area as freshness and proper storage.

Service: I think I could have gotten help if I needed it, but it's a big grocery store so I wouldn't expect knowledgable staff. The checkout clerk was asking me about one of the Fat Tire 22s I bought and helped be wrap up the beer, even though he had a line forming.

Selection: The selection is pretty good. For the area, it's great. The beer selection is in an L shapped open cooler with the first bottles that present themselves are the 750s and 22s. Some imports like Chimay, Paulaner, Erdinger, and some more. They also had 22s of Stone Arrogant Bastad and IPA, Fat Tire, and others. Four different St. Arnold's six packs, five different New Belgian six packs and a 12 pack of Fat Tire bottles. Paulaner Salvator six packs. SN Bigfoot 2005 six packs. Like I said for a grocery store great selection. For this area Fantastic.

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H-E-B (#2) in McAllen, TX
3.23 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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