Sahara Mart - East | Bloomington, Indiana
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Sahara Mart - East
Currently with 6 ratings
Type: Grocery Store

2611 E 3rd St
Bloomington, Indiana United States 47401 [ print map ]
812 339 6222

Hours: Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Mayor: Patrickctenchi (20) | Bottles: 400+

Sahara Mart - East

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Beer Available At Sahara Mart - East (arranged by most recent)
Evil Twin Pils al Pastor 76, Heavy Seas Smooth Sail 38, Omnipollo Perikles 45, De Dochter van de Korenaar Sans Pardon 98, Omnipollo Leon Belgian-style Pale Ale 92, Evil Twin Soft Dookie 99, Green Flash Hop Odyssey 30th Street Pale Ale 94, Zlatý Bažant (12% / Golden Pheasant / Premium)) 18, He’Brew Slingshot American Craft Lager 72, Baird Wabi Sabi Japan Pale Ale 64, La Trappe Quadrupel 99, Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier / Weissbier Naturtrub 94, Stillwater Contemporary Works - Yacht 91, Bloomington Back Country Session IPA , 18th Street Devil’s Spear 83, Boulevard / Odell Silver Anniversary Ale 82, 18th Street Contessa 82, Three Floyds / Sun King Slacktivist 85, Flat 12 Full 90 71, Boulevard Heavy Lifting IPA 92
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6 reviews for Sahara Mart - East
 Ambiance  63%
 Service  68%
 Selection  83%
 Food N/A 
 Value  73%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  78%

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
paintedmaple  (60) Bloomington, Indiana | October 31, 2015
The eastside location has a bigger and better selection of beer than the westside and is displayed better as well. Lots of hard to find stuff here priced at the going rate or a bit higher. Everything is warm on the selves, so I am a bit leery about how fresh some of the sensitive stuff is, but the best selection in Bloomington I would have to say. The gourmet/natural stuff is extensive as well albeit pricey.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
tastybeer  (35) Indiana | July 19, 2014
This is the better of the 2 Sahara Mart locations. Ambiance is that of a rundown gourmet grocery store. Skip past all of the expired food and the beer is in the back of the store. Selection is massive: 2 long shelves of American and 2 long shelves of imports. Just about anybody who distributes in Indiana can be found here. Check dates on the IPAs, the distributor is slow to get them to stores. Prices are the best in town, possibly in the state. Service is fine, but the beer guy keeps odd hours. Overall, the best stop in Bloomington.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine  (303) Indiana | April 21, 2014
A grocery store on the east side of town with a good selection. My main concern was with the freshness of their beers; I wouldn’t shop here for APAs/IPAs. The employee was friendly; he didn’t know much about beer though. He wasn’t their beer guy to be fair, but the beer guy wasn’t working either. Alright, but there are better bottle shops in the area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
EamonTheGreat  (6) | February 17, 2014
Slightly larger selection that Sahara Mart West. This is a great place to find rare beers. The only problem is that they sometimes keep beer on the shelves too long, so be sure and check the date on the bottle.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
JCB  (249) Durham, North Carolina | December 29, 2013
Fine alternative on the East Side, especially if the sixers of Dragonfly at the Big Red aren’t going to cut it. Two vast rows jam-packed with craft, one domestic and the other all-sorts international. Both thoughtfully and extensively assembled. Among the regional and local goodies (and the usual national brands), there were some real gems to be found: Rivertown lambics and even a couple bottles of 3 Fonteinen! Excellent spot, and you can grab some nice food and tons of wine too.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier  (291) Clevelandish, Ohio | August 12, 2013
This is the best place to come in Bloomington for local and new releases. Be aware that some things can sit for far too long - bottles of a 5% ABV brown ale from a brewery which closed two years ago - but if you pay attention to "Best by" dates the selection is diverse. One row is entirely local Indiana beers. Across from it are all the US bottles. Another aisle is Denmark, Germany, Belgium, etc. In short if you can’t find something here you are trying too hard. Stop by Big Red for the common stuff and then visit here for your real shopping.

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