Trader Joe's - Naperville (690)

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Trader Joe's - Naperville (690)Trader Joe's - Naperville (690)

Type: Store

44 W Gartner Rd
Naperville, Illinois, 60540-7511
United States

(630) 355-4389 | map

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by MrMcGibblets:
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3.35/5  rDev +1.2%

this is primarily a grocery store, and as for drinks, the focus is more on wine than beer. however, unlike most chain groceries the vast majority of the beer selection is craft brews, primarily domestic micros. not much here that you couldn't get at a decent-sized liquor store. the selection is decent but relatively small. there is a better selection of midwestern craft brews next door at the wine shop. they do allow a mix and match sixer, which is nice. employees are helpful if lacking in beer knowledge, not that i bothered to ask anything. sometimes you just know. great prices on goat cheese, though, and some kickass french bread to go with your beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dcotom
3.86/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Svyturys30
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of emerge077
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Visited this TJ's today on a mini-tour of the area. Pretty similar layout to the one I go to in Chicago. Beer & Wine are on the far end past the registers.

Selection is what you would expect if you've been to a TJ's before. Honestly I doubt the selection has changed since the first review in 2004. Mainly the basic staples and contract lines from "JosephsBrau" including Stockyard Oatmeal Stout, Goose Island, Two Bros., Bells, Old Rasputin (no Old Stock), 8 Ball, Vintage Ale 2010, and a handful of good imports like Duvel, Hitachino, and Chouffe. Not extensive at all, don't expect much in the way of seasonals. For the budget conscious there's Simpler Times Lager, and Name Tag Lager.

Checkout was quick and with a smile. Peterson's next door had a more extensive selection, if you have time to hit both places, do so.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
3.15/5  rDev -4.8%

Well, I really hate to give Trader Joe's a low score, becuase I love their food and everyone that works there is super nice. However, their current beer selection leaves quite a bit to be desired. They basically have a small wall of brew consisting of Sierra Nevada, Goose Island, some Bell's, some North Coast and a small variety of others. Luckily, the few beers they do choose to stock are normally pretty good, however I have had a few that were not great.

One bonus is that they always have a large selection of single bottles. When I've been shopping there I always seem to grab 3 or 4 singles, especially if they have new things I haven't tried.

Overall, Trader Joe's is a very kick ass and unique GROCERY store, but they are lacking in the beer department. I'd say check it out if you intend to shop for some food there...but don't bother if you are only after brew.

P.S. They also stock the Stockyard Oatmeal Stout there, which is quite cheap, and a friendly Trader Joe's associate told me it is brewed by Goose Island exclusively for TJ's.

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Trader Joe's - Naperville (690) in Naperville, IL
3.31 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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