Whole Foods - SoMa

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399 4th St
San Francisco, California, 94107-1236
United States

(415) 618-0066 | map

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Photo of Natural510
4.3/5  rDev +8%

When you enter any Whole Foods establishment, you know what to expect: gourmet food at gourmet food prices, and a beer section which is given the same thoughtfulness as its wine section.
Even so, the store on 4th St in SF has the most impressive beer section of any WFM I've been in, in the Bay Area or elsewhere (including their Columbus location, 2nd largest in the chain).
It extends the entire length of an aisle; the same amount of space given its frozen section. Nearly every craft and import beer available in the area seems to be found here...from California & Western US crafts, to every German & British offering readily distributed to the US, to a well thought-out Belgian section, to all the current Russian River releases.
And all fairly affordbale, when considering the location and fact WFM is known for its high prices in general.
The guys stocking were almost hoping I'd have questions to ask, so I threw them a few bones, given we all love to talk beer.
Nice experience...don't pass it up just because it's a supermarket.

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +0.5%

This Whole Foods, located on 4th and Harrison, has a surprisingly great beer selection. Almost all of the beer is kept cold, and the cold shelf is enormous. Stone, Deschutes, North Coast, Anchor, Firestone Walker and Lagunitas are well represented here, amongst many other locals. I've found many a limited release here, including all of the Firestone anniversary ales. Nice variety of imports too, with one of the bigger selections of lambic and gueuze I've seen at a grocery store (though it seems to be dwindling as of late). Prices are standard, I've never seen anything marked up here. Well worth a stop, and not far from City Beer.

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Photo of willjschmidt
4/5  rDev +0.5%

A pretty damn good beer selection, especially for a grocery store. It's easily the best beer selection I've seen in a Whole Foods. A great selection, lots of local stuff (including 7 Russian Rivers), Belgians and other imports. Plenty of stuff that would definitely be considered rare and hard to find. Everything is in a cooler and they sell singles. I was also struck by some low prices, something you almost never see at Whole Paycheck. For example Rochefoft 8 was $4.99 which is 50 cents cheaper than Bevmo.

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Photo of francisweizen
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%

This whole foods in downtown San Francisco (SoMa) had the best beer selection of any supermarket in the city! The selection is always very fresh and it rotates quite frequently as well. The beer guy here is pretty good and open to ordering suggestions and the prices are on the low side of things for a Whole Foods store...the wine selection is also killer here as welll, and I highly suggest checking this whole foods out when you are in the area...if you can't find everything you are looking for at the specialty beer stores in town...Na Zdrowie !

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Whole Foods - SoMa in San Francisco, CA
Place rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 14 ratings
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