Whole Foods Market - Lamar

BA SCORE
90
outstanding

53 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

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

(512) 476-1206 | map
wholefoodsmarket.com

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Added by Jason

PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
6.14%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by ZenAgnostic:
Photo of ZenAgnostic
5/5  rDev +22.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Atmosphere - Starts off like a supermarket but by the time you get to the enormous walk-in beer refrigerator with automatic doors, you know this is a bit different. You can walk around the store drinking your beer, or sit at the bar. Yes, a goddamn bar in a supermarket.

Quality - Everything here is delicious.

Selection - Huge walk in referigerator with tons of beer. Probably the biggest selection I've seen in my life. I wish I could move to Austin just for this store. I could live here for a long time before I milked dry the selection at this store

Service - Nicest bartender I've had almost anywhere. Very helpful and talkative. May not be more knowledgeable than the average BA, but definitely has plenty of info to offer. Our bartender wasn't pushy at all and was very considerate in refrigerating the bottled beers we bought but were too busy to drink while sitting at the bar.

Value - A little pricey, but totally worth it for a BA. Beats the hell out of the expenses involved in trading..

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of gilgar
3.23/5  rDev -20.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of Hopfarts
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

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Photo of stevoj
3.45/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

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Photo of jdimento
3.5/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of mig100
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of IsYoursGold
3.29/5  rDev -19.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of ericaus
4/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of pnelting
4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of billab914
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Gatordaddy
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of JamLand
4/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of stumac
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of HaoleToYou
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of DerekSmigelski
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of mattvaletudo
5/5  rDev +22.9%

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

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Photo of cfrobrew
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Whole Foods Market - Lamar in Austin, TX
4.07 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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