Whole Foods Market - Lamar

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

21 Reviews
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

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

(512) 476-1206 | map
www.wholefoodsmarket.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
51
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
6.14%
 
 
Taps:
20
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 51
Reviews by assurbanipaul:
Photo of assurbanipaul
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Whole Foods Market brand-spanking-new flagship store, seven stories high and across the street from their old digs. Gotta say, they've done a great job of the place, it's a beauty.

They've worked up some fashion of "beer alley," a stand-alone walk-through cooler with doors on each end. Beer is loaded up on shelves lining the wall with some loose sixers and cases on the other side. Beer guys stocking the place know their stuff.

The selection may seem great, but it's only just now come up to the number of beers that Central Market has been carrying since day one. Good to see the breadth of selection here, though, limited only by what the state allows.

I only have one criticism of this place: They forgot that Texas stays 99% humid year-round. With the cooler standing alone and both ends opening for customers, the cooler itself is cold but massively humid. Heavy condensation on every bottle and any paper/cardboard is rather damp. Remember to lift everything from the bottom when you pick it up.

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More User Reviews:
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 smb
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | 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 Shaler_Tate
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 MonkeyKnfeFight
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%

Photo of brett606
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of bccocx
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Whole Foods Market - Lamar in Austin, TX
91 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.
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