United States > California > Berkeley
ajm (192) Los Angeles, California | July 16, 2009
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
As a beer store, this place is the weak sauce. I just read the Brew Tour Guideís comments and my visit didnít even have an echo of íthe best beer section in the east bay.í I settled for a sixer of Daleís Pale, let me put it like that.
mrhoppy (225) Santa Clara, California | June 29, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Small store but good beer selection. I love Whole Foods.
wetherel (83) Encinitas, California | May 25, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Decent selection, as most upscale grocery stores, but otherwise, just a great grocery store. Maybe at one point in time it was awesome.
ChillCoat (43) Concord, California | February 4, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Great selection of beers. Knowledgeable staff. The parking sucks though.
bhensonb (521) Woodland, California | September 4, 2007
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
There were 3 or 4 surprises. Bought 8 I had not rated. I think all the Whole Foods replaced a third or so of their beer wall with non-beer. Still, lots of choices, and you can buy individual bottles. Ommegeddon; Russian River Sanctification; Butte Creek Revolution XI; Drie Fonteinen; Santa Cruz Mountain. The Westy days are likely over; have not heard of anyone being able to stock it for the last three years or so.
bitter (90) Henderson, Nevada | April 10, 2006
40 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
i have never seen a westy 12 here or at any whole food market. the beer selection is definately good for grocery store standards. but it is definately hit or miss.
y0cola (21) fremont, California | March 24, 2006
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
this place sucked. i was completely disappointed by the selection. nothing that any other whole foods in the bay area didnt have, and any decent liquor store for that matter. that essential star should be removed completely.
AS it stands right now 3/24/2006, i would not recommend visiting this place unless youíre bored out of your mind in berkeley. but seems like it USED to be an essential. big let down
Aquilo (22) Berkeley, California | January 14, 2006| Updated March 30, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Iím updating my rating. Whole Foods is my corner store, so this is one of the places I come to grab a quick six pack. The selection has changed over the years. Sometimes itís good, sometimes not. They have a smaller selection than other Whole Foods, but they usually have something good. They do a good job stocking seasonals. They frequently have new and/or rare local beers. The imports section is tiny, they may as well get rid of it and just carry local beer. But Iím not the buyer, so who cares?
beerguy101 (75) Newark, California | January 6, 2004
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
nice variety of beers. You never know what will be in stock.
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