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Jenifer Street Market
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
2038 Jenifer St
phone: (608) 244-6646
(Place added by: DaPeculierDane on 08-30-2005)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 22 | Show All Ratings:
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Coldest beer cooler ever, bar none. When you walk back into the cooler, you'll pass a few community sweatshirts. Just put one on, because when you get into the cooler, you'll want to explore, and it's $%&&^^$#$#@ freezing in there.
Six packs galore, mostly local. New Glarus, Lake Louie, Capital City, Bell's, Three Floyds, Great Lakes, Left Hand, Lagunitas, Dogfish Head, Leinenkugel, Victory, Big Sky, Founders Breakfast Stout, and much, much more. Loads of Belgians (Chimay, Rochefort, Westmalle) and Belgian-style (Ommegang, Unibroue).
Selection is terrific, and one of the best grocery store selections I've ever seen. Hell, it's better than a lot of dedicated beer store selections.
They do not take credit cards, though. They have an ATM in the store, so if you need cash, you get it from there. Any ATM withdrawal comes with a $1.00 coupon for the store, so the finance charge cancels out.
08-20-2007 15:04:08 |
More by rarevos
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
This is a wonderful local market on the east side of Madison. It is located on a very quaint road with very little traffic. Everyone who works there is extremely kind and very helpful. However, there are no workers hanging out in the aisle, so if you need help finding something, you better track someone down yourself. One could not wish for a better place to get food and beer.
Speaking of beer, their selection is astounding! The triangular room where they keep the beer is not very large and it is intensely cold, as the other reviews can attest. However, I would bear the cold with a smile, thinking of all the possibilities in my life. What if I lived right down the street and could walk here after work every day? I might be in heaven. I was amazed that so many beers could fit into such a small room. They do have bombers and other single bottles, just not single 12 oz. Not only do they have beer geek treats, they also give space to the standard economy beers as well. AND space goes to the flavored malt beverages and hard cider/tea/lemonade. So you can imagine how dense everything is in this room and how exciting it can be searching through the endless six-packs of great beer.
While some of the six-packs seemed a bit pricey, others were on the cheap side. This place is worth checking out if you are on the east side. It is also worth moving close to if you would like to live in a safe, friendly, quiet neighborhood with your family and would like a kick ass place for beer right around the corner.
08-26-2008 14:49:39 |
More by MusicaleMike
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Had the chance to visit Madison yesterday and received a solid hookup at the Jenifer Street Market.
Saw tons of stuff that can be hard to come by in Milwaukee and Chicago, Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout (SWBBS), Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Barley-wine, Central Waters Peruvian Morning, Founders Imperial Stout, and about a dozen cases of Bells Hop Slam. The real find was the very last bottle of Founders Old Curmudgeon Better Half and with not a trace of price gouging markup! Bless you JSM and bless your beer department manager!!!
02-19-2012 20:56:19 |
More by Mscarpen
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by after Great Taste of the Midwest. Nice little neighborhood market with lots of foods and an unexpected craft beer selection. Small beer cooler with tons of beers stashed in there. Freezing Cold. Picked up some nice Wisconsin goodies and Oskar Blues which I cant get in Indiana. I thought they had a nice selection, worth stopping by when in Madison. Not sure who orders their beers but they had some goodies. There didnt seem to be a "beer maestro" around. They only take cash or local check, although there is an ATM in store.
08-28-2011 16:19:41 |
More by eopacich
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
I'd popped in at Jenifer Street Market before to pick up dinner, but I'd never even thought to do any serious beer shopping until a recent weekend trip to Madison.
I was planning large and expensive purchases at Riley's and Steve's, but Jenifer Street soaked up some of their sales by stocking five or six different kinds of Lake Louie and Central Waters, maybe eight Bells beers, Lagunitas, Left Hand, Rogue, Dogfish Head, North Coast, Great Lakes, Victory, Founders, Three Floyds, a ton of Ommegang, Sand Creek, Harbor City and lots of New Glarus and Capital. They have the Great Lakes region just about as well covered as Woodmans, plus some good national distro beer. And it's all cold, kept in a big walk-in cooler.
I needed no help, other than deciding how much Central Waters and Lake Louie I could carry out. In my experience the staff is mostly bored but not unpleasant people who have yet to reach the drinking age.
Jenifer Street is not a destination liquor store -- even though it out-beers 90 percent of the liquor stores I have shopped -- but I have yet to visit a plain old neighborhood grocery that looked like it even made a ham-handed attempt at something like Jeni's beer selection. Need to pick up a bag of charcoal, some salsa and a couple perfect six packs east of the Capitol? This is the place.
It is not cheap -- with the exception of some of the domestic bombers -- but such is life. You want a sixer of Storm King? You gotta pay.
08-29-2006 06:21:44 |
More by maundythirsty
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
This an interesting little market with a dam cold walk in cooler. All the other posters were not lying, the walk in cooler is exceptionally cold. The selection and quality of the beer is great. Pretty much every local craft beer is here and stocked despite only having a small corner of the store.
I couldn't comment on the service but there appeared to be a number of people walking about the store who would have been willing to help. A lot more people present than other liquor stores I have stopped in at.
The selection is great, but you will pay for it depending upon what you are looking for. I glanced at the New Glarus prices and saw over a dollar higher per six pack than at Woodman's and turned around and left, so I maybe should have given it a better shake. I do know the Furthermore prices were .50 less here than at Woodman's so if your looking for that, this is the place.
If you want the real extremely difficult local craft beers this should be a place to stop. They had Central Waters, Furthermore, Capital and others. Otherwise, local craft beers distributed well throughout the state can be found elsewhere (Woodman's) for cheaper.
04-23-2009 00:38:39 |
More by Wisconsin
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I stopped in and told my wife "I read this is one of the coldest coolers in the world" and we both laughed.
We walked in and HOLY CRAP!!! She could only stand it for a few minutes.
I was in heaven looking at craft beers I have never seen or only wished I could find. In fact I was a little thrown off because I was not expecting to see SO many beers I had not seen before - AND - IT WAS SO FREAKING COLD!!!
I'm not complaining at all though.
No credit cards accepted but there is an ATM. Good prices, awesome selection - to bad no singles
08-14-2008 14:13:44 |
More by Grinder
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
They are a very homegrown operation and operate on a budget, so cash or local check only. The beer selection is quite good. Really heavy on the Wisconsin beer, however you can totally find a gem here and there. 90% of the beer is kept in a walk in refrigerator, which is reassuring when picking up a lesser known bomber or six pack. Because of its location I dont make it here often, as the atwood area is not the most accessible of madison areas, but if im around I love to stop in to see what they got.
09-05-2011 02:59:51 |
More by manitouman84
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Found this place while arriving in Madison for the 2009 Great Taste of the Midwest which was awesome. I had no idea it was such a great event, I plan on going back as long as I can find tickets.
Kind of tucked away in a little neighborhood west of downtown.
Not a huge area but extremley packed with a huge selection of local Wisconsin and local midwestern brews. Lots to choose from.
Also, could've been the coldest walk-in cooler I've ever been in. Walked out with some great buys. Would go back for sure.
08-21-2009 20:20:21 |
More by HawkeyeDaz
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Very well stocked Beer Cave. In fact about 95% of their beer is refrigerated. The beer buyer is only in the cooler a handful of hours a week but if you're lucky enough to catch him, like I did, than he a valuable resource for an out-of-towner like me.
The selection was excellent and they were stocking all of the local and regional seasonals that were available in the market at the time.
The only drawback and it only applies to someone from out of town is that they do not have single bottle, mix-a-six sales. Other than that, I'm not sure what else one would want from a craft beer perspective.
The neighborhood atmosphere and friendly staff is a bonus.
02-06-2010 20:39:32 |
More by FromTheRoad
Jenifer Street Market in Madison, WI
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