Woodman's Markets - Madison West

BA SCORE
90
outstanding

41 Reviews
Woodman's Markets - Madison WestWoodman's Markets - Madison West
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

725 S Gammon Rd
Madison, Wisconsin, 53719-1345
United States

(608) 274-8944 | map
woodmans-food.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
64
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
6.47%
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Reviews: 41 | Ratings: 64
Reviews by Sixpoint:
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3.85/5  rDev -4.2%

There are a lot of people who claim this is the best selection in Madison, but I can't agree. I think Steve's Liquor on Mineral Point is the best, even though the volume of beer is not as impressive as Woodman's.

Woodman's West struggles because 80-90% of the beer is stuff you would never want to drink. They carry just about every brand of macrobrew imaginable, and it occupies most of there shelf space.

There is one long continuous aisle of domestics, but for the most part, many of them are not that impressive. They have stuff like New Glarus, Flying Dog, Summit, and Goose lsland... but in the Midwest, you can get those anywhere.

Their imports are lengthy, but once again, they're not that impressive. They have the traditional Belgian Ales (like Chimay, Youngs, etc.), but the last time I was there, nothing extraordinary.

You can always count on them having an ample supply though, and the beers seem to be kept cold and are rotated regularly. Overally, you probably won't be disappointed, unless you are snobby like me.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

By far the best beer store on my trip to Wisconsin. The selection is mindblowing and the prices are rock bottom. Blow out cases of beer for those of you that want to drink cheap or bring back something for your non-craft friends. I bought a 24 pack of IPA's by Minhas for $4.99. They had at least 3 other beers there in cases for that price, and six packs were $2. Turned out to be a crap beer, but at least I didn't waste a ton of money.

Prices on New Glarus are the cheapest I found on my journey of about six different towns, weighing in at $9.79 for 4 packs ($9.50 if you buy more than 4), $10.49 for Fruits, and $7.49 for year round six packs. I spent the majority of my beer money there, and do not regret it. I almost bought more than I had budgeted for, believe me it's easy.

Service is not really great, I mean, nobody really knows much there. But if you are handy with looking up reviews and like to be left alone while you beer shop, that's the best place to be. Self-checkouts are nice but the scale can be a PITA.

Lots of reasons to come here and shop.

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Photo of hoosier222002
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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3.74/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.39/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5

While the selection is as good as any big box grocer, it's not necessarily a pleasant place to buy your beer. The liquor section in general is spirit and BMC-centric, and the clientele and employees reflect that. Still, if you're looking for something, anything, that's typical in this distro market, it'll more than likely be available here at a good price.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of twb0392
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 5

6.99 local 6 packs, including new glarus, wbc, and capitol; plus large selection of beer from the US.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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Woodman's Markets - Madison West in Madison, WI
4.02 out of 5 based on 64 ratings.
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