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Whole Foods Market
$$ - reasonable
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3670 W Dublin Granville Rd
phone: (614) 760-5556
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-28-2005)
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quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I came in on a rainy tuesday night looking for food and came out with lots of beer and no food at all. The selection here is awesome although its scattered throughout the store. Make sure to travel to the back right corner of the store where they hide all the singles. Found many hard to find beers here and the price was about average from what i expected. Service was great, very knowledgeable staff in the wine/beer department. They sat there an talked to me for about half an hour trying to help me decide on what I should get. Overall great place to purchase beer.
12-11-2008 04:19:39 |
More by trapp87
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped by this lucky find on the way through town. Beer selection is not overwhelming, but thoughtfully stocked.
Very annoying that beer is located in different places in the store, ranging from 6/4 pack refrigerated display, to belgians, to isle-end displays, to 22oz/750mL selections on the other side of the store. Once I'd discovered everything there was to discover it got easier. On that note, staff I spoke with were helpful in locating beer, but not overly knowledgeable about the beers themselves (then again, if I wasn't such a geek I'd have perceived that they knew a lot more).
Selection has a few good locals and some great harder to find craft brews. I was able to pick up some coveted names not found in my home state. Overall craft selection wasn't huge, but certainly above average with some really great finds. Prices were very reasonable for what I saw.
08-01-2008 22:10:26 |
More by lightindarkness
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
If you want a nice and consistent selection of beer, Whole Foods will not disappoint. As much as I like to support the local establishments (which I typically do), when I need to pick up a Dreadnaught or an Unearthly bomber I know where to go.
The staff are friendly though I have never really needed their help and they do a great job keeping the shelves stocked. It's also nice to see about 30 cases of Hopslam being displayed.
Near the buffet food they sell singles of various sizes and styles; domestic craft, Euro, Asian, etc. I tend to take the wife and kids there for dinner once a weekend and enjoy a different single beer while purchasing other stuff to take home.
Glad to have this place in town!
02-02-2008 20:21:20 |
More by jdoncbus
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
After entering the store, look for the wine department. Then turn around and you will see beer department number one. It consists of a row of coolers filled with 6 packs and a shelf on the end with singles. The selection here is very nice. They also stock several organic beers which I have not noticed in other places.
Then, it is time to move on the beer department number two. This is more towards the back right of the store and consists of cold singles. There is a very decent selection in this area as well. As I was shopping the cold singles area I did notice that they sell singles of Pabst Blue Ribbon which I found odd and comical at the same time.
Most of the typical breweries are represented in the store somewhere. Quality is great. I did not see an employee of the store anywhere around the beer sections. Since I had no need for assistance, I would prefer that I don't have someone falling over me trying to help. This is a regular beer stop for me.
What I walked away with:
Le Coq Stout (brewed in 2003)
Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale
Hoppin Frog BORIS the Crusher
01-21-2008 19:35:02 |
More by csmiley
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
A pretty nice place. A long long line up of craft brews. Solid line up that could keep any beer lover happy for a long time. Columbus traffic can make it kind of hard to get to sometimes.
Service is the same as any major grocery chain. Pleasant workers with not a great knowledge of beer. Selcetion is pretty good, no real hard to get beers but a solid line up.
Prices are decent as there is a lot of competition in the area. Worth a visit if you're in the area. I don't go there specifically for the beer, it's just a nice bonus.
10-03-2007 02:09:05 |
More by kirok1999
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
I have now been to whole foods many times to make a beer run. I am surprised I have not yet written a review.
Not only is the selection beyond surprising, but the service is out of this world. If you go make sure you tell Corey that you are a beeradvocate and he will take care of ya. I just started talking to him on the phone when I was looking for Mikkeler Beer Geek Breakfast stout, and he offered a 4 pack of Founders Breakfast stout that was leftover from the last release. I came in as quick as possible and bought 2 Beer Geeks, and 4 Breakfast stouts. I've also been able to find both versions of Pannepot and other rare Belgians there. They have a section that is for seasonals , and rare beers too. Corey always has lots of founders, bells, and Great Lakes available all year round.
Not only can you get great beer here they also have some of the best grocery around. If you find a beer you want, go pay for it, and you can drink it while you shop around. They allow open containers of beer & wine.
08-31-2007 12:35:16 |
More by genog
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This was the best experience I had for beer in Columbus.
I had never been to a Whole Foods before going to this one. The closest thing I have available in Pennsylvania is Wegman's, and they don't have the capability to sell alcohol. So I walked in and immediately found the beer area which was next to the massive wine displays. They have a whole cooler lined up with six packs and singles tat was complete with organic beers and other niche beers. The not-chilled beer display was equally impressive. Beer Geek Breakfast, Unibroue 2005 & 2004, Speedway Stout, VE 07.07.07, FRX, and other equally impressive beers. The selection for warm bottles was not massive but it had a few hard-to-find ones that stood out (which to me is worth more than a large selection). They also had another separate cooler at a different location that housed Belgian and German beers. I bought a St. Bernardus for 9.99. The prices here are certainly reasonable, if not incredible. They were as low as you'll see out in Columbus. The girl working near the beer department was extremely helpful and she showed me the price scanner that showed you the prices. She also explained that some prices came up with a different name because the European UPCs don't always work correctly with the scanner. This was also the best service I had in Columbus. If I had a place like this near me, that catered to ALL palates/preferences/lifestyles I would do all of my shopping there to meet my needs. This place was excellent.
08-24-2007 12:54:23 |
More by Risser09
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Whole foods is such an awesome grocery store. While I do not consider myself to be part of the "organic" crowd, I still love to go to this place. They do have a bit of everything.
On the food side, this place is probably heaven for the vegan-organic food crowd. Who ever knew they had something like almond butter. Interesting. They have a great selection of just about everything, especially desserts and the other sweet stuff. The only downside is that I find their food to be on the expensive side.
As far as beer goes, the selection is definitely above average. They have a few offerings from Three Floyds, DFH, Stone, Sierra Nevada, and many others. I buy quite a bit of beer here. The beer guy there is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. His name escapes me, but definitely ask him any questions if he's available. The beer prices are very reasonable, which balances the store for me as a whole.
Overall, definitely worth a visit.
03-02-2007 02:19:44 |
More by prototypic
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Whole Foods Market is the most beautiful grocery store I've ever seen. Seriously, they get the highest marks for presentation of any national or local grocery chain. Bright-colored fruit perfectly stacked, soup and salad bars, glorious wood-fired pizzas, gelato and desserts, magnificent aisles of healthy food products. It's a very interactive experience - friendly, knowledgable staff, plenty of delicious samples. You could wander around a Whole Foods for hours - they even have a cafe space for you to take lunch break from all your busy shopping. This particular store is located in a strip mall near the intersection of Rt. 161 and Sawmill Rd. in Dublin. Plenty of parking. The building itself is spacious and well-lit.
The catch is the prices tend to be noticably higher at Whole Foods, which unfortunately is why I don't shop there on a regular basis.
However, the beer selection is awesome. One large cooler in the central beer and wine section full of American, European, and Asian microbrews. Great Lakes, Bell's, Founder's, Anchor, Guiness, Smithwick's, Rogue, Alesmith, CBC, Great Divide to name just the tip of the iceberg. Terrific selection of Belgian styles especially. They have a separate cooler, located a few aisles away (not sure why), of individual bottles for sale - again a nice selection.
They're also very interactive with their beer. They recently hosted a tasting with the brewmaster from the Columbus Brewing Co., and there's talk of hosting daily beer tastings in the evening. The guy running the tastings really seemed to know his stuff.
So while Whole Foods is expensive, and may fall under the umbrella of corporate health food stores for some, they are beautifully organized, staffed by knowledgable folks, and focus on the local as well.
08-31-2006 16:11:43 |
More by ndekke39
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped by here to check out the selection. As noted by others, most of the beer is next to the wine right in the middle of the store. A good representation of American microbrews (Rouge, Bell's, Sierra Nevada and plenty of others). The bottles are in a different section near the back of the store. Along with the American's, they had a pretty wide area of Belgians. One thing that I almost missed-a section of singles to the right of beer cooler, including Stone's most recent verticle epic offering. They had some sort of wine tasting while I was in, so the employees were pretty busy, but one guy showed me where the singles were located.
Overall, a good place to pick up beer and one that I'll be frequenting again.
07-16-2006 00:24:21 |
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