Time Market

5 Ratings

Type: Store

444 E University Blvd
Tucson, Arizona, 85705-7851
United States

(520) 622-0761 | map

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Added by UberWasser on 02-19-2006

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Reviews by bennetj17:
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3.7/5  rDev -8.9%

Finally stopped here to check out the selection. Overall it's a cool little grocery store, a niche place, with a decent supply of craft brew. They have a long cooler to the left side with all the beer. The west coast is well covered, with Stone, Green Flash, Lagunitas, etc. And of course you will find the usuals like Dogfish Head. In fact the 90 minute IPA 4-packs were 9.99 which I thought was a buck or two cheaper than many other places in town.

As for more rare stuff/ special releases, this is probably not the place to go. I wouldn't make any special trips to get here, but for reliable craft selection you cannot go wrong, there are plenty of choices at reasonable prices...

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Time Market is a small Specialty Grocery store as well as a deli and beer and wine shop. It lies just outside of the University of Arizona gates within the busy University Blvd shop and restaurant scene. From the outside, there is little indication that this would be a good place to get beer, but it looked like a fun food store so I wandered in to have a look. Along the front of the store is a small patio with tables.

Walking through the front door, a few more tall tables stand on the left. Both places offer good seating while enjoying the food and the people watching. Spread out in front of you stand many shelves stacked with speciality grocery items (cheese, chips, hot sauce, pasta, oils, tea, etc.) To the right stands a deli counter offering what looked like good sandwhiches, either their own special creations or build your own. They also offer what looked like some nice wood-fired pizza. According to their website, they have what seems like a nice wine selection as well as a selection of coffees, but I didn't see those.

What my eye was drawn to most was the beer, which lies along the left wall of the store in a long open-front cooler, with some more beer standing on top at room temp. They offer, of course, the usual cases/6-packs/bombers of the macro stuff, including bombers of Corona, for the discriminating college student.

Look beyond that, however, and what you will find is a really nice selection of craft beer. A quick count on their website suggests that they carry between 100 and 150 different choices. Four packs (one that caught my eye was their four packs of North Coast, which I've only ever seen in singles around town), six packs (from Abita to Wolaver), and Bombers (from Ace Apple Cider to Welsh ESB). The cooler goes unlit, so skunking should be avoidable. A number of students came in and purchased items in the few minutes I was browsing, so turnaround seems rapid. The prices were reasonable (for example, all Unibroue 750ml bottles were $7.95).

Overall, this is a good place to get beer near the University. The staff seemed nice, being fairly laid-back student types, and the atmosphere was calming and pleasent (which was nice, since it seemed to be Saturday "chug some swill night" at No Anchovies down the street). I would be happy to stay for some food (though they do remind you that you can't drink the beer you buy there on the premises). Yes, Plaza's selection blows it away, but this is within easy walking distance and you can pick up a nice wood-fire pizza while there.

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Time Market in Tucson, AZ
Place rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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