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Central Market
Exceptional based on 17 ratings
Type: Grocery Store

4477 S Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas United States 78745 [ print map ]
512 899 4300

centralmarket.com/cm/index.jsp

Hours: 9AM-9PM Daily


Mayor: bbcd (13) | Bottles: 300+


Central Market

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Beer Available At Central Market (arranged by most recent)
Samuel Smiths Organic Chocolate Stout 97, Upslope Imperial India Pale Ale 98, Avery The Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest 95, Avery Uncle Jacobís Stout 100, Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) 100, Adelbertís Black Rhino 19, Southern Tier Pumking 98, Dogfish Head Midas Touch Golden Elixir 92, Stone RuinTen IPA 100, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (Bottle/Can) 96, Real Ale Iron Swan 78, Sierra Nevada Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale 90, Stone Levitation Ale 94, Westmalle Tripel 99, Maui Brewing Sobrehumano Palenaíole 54, Prairie Artisan Ales Merica 99, Dogfish Head Sixty-One 73, Saint Arnold Elissa IPA 89, Real Ale 15th Anniversary (XV) 98, New Belgium La Folie 100
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17 reviews for Central Market
 Ambiance  68%
 Service  61%
 Selection  76%
 Food  70%
 Value  73%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  76%
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70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus  (333) Las Cruces, New Mexico | July 2, 2012
an ok place in a sea of other good places. I did however find bottles of the Ranger Creek sour beer so i cant slam the place that bad. crowd seem pretentious and granola. Not a fan of that. prices were fair but selection seemed to be missing key elements of the central texas market.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder  (299) Tallahassee, Florida | February 10, 2005
Decent selection, but after having been in Austin for four months now - I have been through almost everything. Must have the same distributor as Grapevine - if on the south side of Austin - go here in stead of traveling north to Grapevine. All of your common Belgiums, Germans and Brits are here with a fewwest coast gems and some Texas Brewers. Displayed nicely and plenty of room.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
fly  (219) austin, Tejas, Alabama | February 11, 2004
Most of the staff seems more dedicated to wine (profitability?) although the former Beer & Wine person at the south store (now at HEB @ Hancock, I believe) was very much into beer. It is convenient for me to pop in and they often have a decent sale item or two or three. You can get deli food or from their cafe (not great, not bad and a tad pricey when you consider they provide their own damn ingredients) and do a "fly" - buy beer from beer section, grab some food, and eat in cafe or out on patio. Not exactly kosher, but haven't been stopped yet.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Walt  (189) Austin, Texas | July 19, 2005
North Lamar location: Typical Central Market selection...lots of bottles, but nothing I did not expect...they did have very fresh Orval however...I couldnít find anyone there to help me with beer or sake questions though...great cheese selection though...
64
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff  (183) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | February 15, 2008
A nice store, with lots of over price hippy stuff. BUT, when it comes to the Beer selection, is very good. Lots of belgians and a nice selection of texan brews (nice to see that!) ... The prices can be high but seeing some of the beers they bring in and it being Austin, not that unreasonable... Have also have a great wine selection and some expensive good food ... went with Hans + Ans.... Overall feeling on my visit: Like others have said, Is like most other Central Market stores and being based in Austin this store gets a good selection of brews that should not disappoint any true beer lover!
74
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
erickok  (152) Tours (and Paris), France | January 10, 2014
A large organic and local produce supermarket, but that doesnít only mean there isnít much of a service. It also means very reasonable prices and a selection ranging from macro to local micros. And this one has very nice Texas offerings as well as some lesser available (yet not quite rare) national ones. For me, as a non local, lots of niceties to choose from. I donít complain, but it wonít be your go to shop if you live in the area, I bet.
64
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBelcher  (134) Columbus, Ohio | October 30, 2007
This is a very nice grocery store (like a Sendikís here in WI or a Wegmanís in DC) with quite a nice beer selection. There was a good representation of TX craft beers, some other gems (like Stone, which we donít have here in WI), and quite a few imports. The selection was pretty big, but I wasnít all that interested in most of the selection...there just wasnít much that was unusual or out of the ordinary here. I didnít try to pull singles out of six-packs at this store. I didnít see any other shoppers doing this, there werenít any empty six-pack carriers hanging around, and all the six-packs present were whole (they all had six beers in them). There werenít a lot of singles here a few 22oz bottles and half-liters which were mostly imports and this left me a bit disappointed. The store is immaculate, had a lot of hot food ready to go in a cafe setting (I visited during lunchtime and this was very popular). Quite a nice store, but wouldnít necessarily be my first stop for craft beer shopping.
54
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
mkgrenwel  (110) Cambridge, Massachusetts | January 9, 2007
Giant supermarket with a great selection of just about everything, including some good beer. Since this is the only beer store I saw in the state, I canít really vouch for their relative selection, but it appeared to be pretty solid. Prices are typical; no grocery store savings. Decent.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
joet  (89) Santa Rosa, California | January 4, 2004
Service makes a difference here. If selection is about the same for Grapevine and Central Market the big difference in my book is that Grapevine has people that will ask what I'm looking for, make phone calls for me and point out new offerings.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
slimchill  (88) Austin, Texas | June 2, 2008| Updated September 15, 2008
Pretty solid selection, a bit disorganized but comprehensive. Iíve never been helped by anyone but I assume that they have solid customer service. Nice glassware selection and great prices.

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