Whole Foods Market - Lamar

Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

525 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas, 78703-5411
United States

(512) 476-1206 | map

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Ratings by Gatordaddy:
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Rated by Gatordaddy from Maryland

4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

May 16, 2015
More User Ratings:
Rated: 2.86 by HeartofMiami from Florida

Apr 02, 2018
Rated: 3.87 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Feb 02, 2017
Rated: 3.23 by gilgar from Texas

Dec 16, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by Hopfarts from Texas

Jun 28, 2016
Rated: 4.14 by Minnesota_beer_guy from Minnesota

May 01, 2016
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5
Huge walk in cooler with beer from around the world and handcraft from around the country. A separate cooler for "top rated" beers like Bomb! A "bar" area with over 20 beers on tap. A wall in the cooler of Texas singles for $1.99 each and other handcraft singles for pennies more...grocery store heaven.
Apr 25, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.45/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75
This rating is just for the store. Typical whole foods layout. Lots of bottles and singles to choose from, focus on local and regional crafts. Decent internationals as well.
Feb 12, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by jdimento from Texas

Jan 07, 2016
Rated: 3.91 by mig100 from Texas

Oct 07, 2015
Rated: 4 by kjkinsey from Texas

Sep 30, 2015
Rated: 3.29 by IsYoursGold from Texas

Aug 10, 2015
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Reviewed by BeerSamurai34 from Texas

3.95/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5
Really great Whole Foods. This is one of the nicest ones I have ever been inside of and the refrigerated beer cave is really cool. They had a big selection, but nothing special.
Jul 29, 2015
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Rated by ericaus from Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Very good health/natural store with an impressive selection of beers. Very nice collection of imports, as well as domestic craft.
Jul 22, 2015
Rated: 4.42 by pnelting from Texas

Jul 07, 2015
Rated: 4.29 by billab914 from Virginia

Jun 18, 2015
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Reviewed by ONovoMexicano from New Mexico

4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
A lot to like here.

A good tap selection that allows one to drink a good beer while shopping. The prices are pretty reasonable. Add to this that you can buy some food and head up to the roof and chill with a beer. Add to that that there's a play structure up top as well, so you can drink away and relax while your children have a blast on the play structure.

The package selection is pretty damn solid but you won't find any rarities here, at least I didn't. Still, if you just want a sixer of something good, it'll be here.

Great Whole Foods that I wish could be duplicated here in New Mexico.
Apr 13, 2015
Rated: 4 by JamLand from District of Columbia

Mar 31, 2015
Rated: 4 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Dec 29, 2014
Rated: 4.21 by ChaseTheAce from Texas

Dec 28, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Beer-Zombie from Oregon

Oct 13, 2014
Rated: 4 by HaoleToYouToo from Hawaii

Oct 10, 2014
Rated: 4 by DerekSmigelski from Texas

Sep 21, 2014
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Reviewed by mattvaletudo from Illinois

5/5  rDev +24.1%
whole foods - great quality product all over the store. hey have a little bar with a couple of tap handles where you can chill out and not to mention we were able to score sucuba thre when it came out
Aug 22, 2014
Rated: 4 by cfrobrew from Texas

Aug 19, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by brett606 from Texas

Aug 11, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by bccocx from Texas

Jul 08, 2014
Rated: 4 by Yeti1979 from Louisiana

Jun 24, 2014
Rated: 4 by mgr78704 from Texas

Jun 08, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Dicers from California

May 28, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Heretic42 from Texas

May 16, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Bstrickler from Kentucky

May 14, 2014
Rated: 4 by charleslueg from Texas

May 01, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by greenspointexas from Texas

Apr 30, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Getalegup from Texas

Mar 18, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by BeerHunter76 from Texas

Feb 04, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Beersnake1 from California

Jan 04, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by BillRoth from Maryland

Nov 11, 2013
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Reviewed by tjkinate from Nebraska

3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
Not a huge fan of buying my beer from the big guys, but sometimes I have too.

The beer is located at the center of the store inside a walk in cooler. Their selection is good, they carry most of your standard beers available in this region, do occasionally get more limited releases, and when they do, their prices are fair.

Still would say their selection is less than Specs of the 71 and Central Market. So if you live near one of them, I'd go there first.

Hope you find what you are looking for.

Sep 17, 2011
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Reviewed by jamescain from Texas

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5
It's hard to review this place based off of food, seeing as how it's supposed to be a grocery store. They have a self service food area and various eateries offering pizza, sandwiches, ice cream, bar-b-que, etc. I've never been disappointed by the food they offer. This is usually where I end up buying my beer in Austin, because my girlfriend likes to eat there, so I just go ahead and pick up some beers when we're done eating. They keep all of their beer in a large walk in cooler and have a very good selection. Their beer prices are competitive and you can break up any six pack. They recently added a bar to the back of the store and will fill growlers. The staff is very helpful and will retrieve a beer from the back if they don't have any out. If you're looking for a quick tasty lunch, this place is my recommendation. You can also pick up a beer from the bar, a growler, or grab some bottles from their cooler. The atmosphere is a little busy, since it is still a grocery store. But you can take your food outside to eat to their patio or upstairs to their terrace.
Jul 22, 2011
Whole Foods Market - Lamar in Austin, TX
Place rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 54 ratings