Johnís Grocery | Iowa City, Iowa
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Johnís Grocery
World Class based on 100 ratings
Type: Grocery Store

401 E Market Street
Iowa City, Iowa United States 52245 [ print map ]
319 337 2183

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Hours: Mon-Thur 7:30AM-Midnight, Fri-Sat 7:30AM-2:00AM, Sun 7:30AM-Midnight


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Twisted Pine Agaveras IPA , Prairie Artisan Ales Pirate Bomb! 100, Freigeist Salzspeicher Sour Porter - Cherry 86, Millstream Raspberry Latte Stout , Ciderboys Grand Mimosa , Fort Collins Malt Monsters - Benard (Dubbel) 37, Off Color Fierce 77, Empyrean Carpe Brewem Nibbed in the Barrel Oatmeal Stout , Possmann Pure Cider 29, Free State Old Backus Barleywine 100, Wasatch First One Down Winter Warmer Ale 93, Destihl Vertex IPA 89, Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale 98, Confluence Grayís Lake Nessie Scottish Ale 47, Confluence Fresh Hop Mosaic IPA , Freigeist Geisterzug Gose Rhabarber 91, Zeffer Apple Cider 43, Freigeist Salzspeicher Sour Porter - Raspberry 82, Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout 100, Jopen / The Monarchy Vereinigte Historische Bierfanatiker Grštzer 57
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100 reviews for Johnís Grocery
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  78%
 Selection  87%
 Food  57%
 Value  78%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  97%
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98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
rshortley  (1) Iowa City, Iowa | August 1, 2005
Iíve been buying most of my Iowa City beer at Dirty Johnís since I was in college at the U of Iowa. Itís a family operation now in its third generation--at least that Iíve seen at the counter. Although the beer room can get a bit crowded on a busy afternoon or evening, itís the place to go for the best beer selection Iíve seen in Iowa. The service is tremendous, and the advice is pretty good, too. And, you can pick up steaks for the grill on your way out.
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
MunkyStephens  (5) | July 6, 2005
Dirty Johnís has by far the best selection of beer in the area and the college-town / mom-and-pop grocer feel only improves the ambiance. The staff is very helpful and includes not only a selection of beer experts, but also a few dedicated souls to helping customers in search of a good bottle of wine.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
igneous1  (28) Davenport, Iowa | June 28, 2005
really nice store, really great selection of belgians as everyone else has already mentioned. eric the beer guy was very friendly, very helpful...even invited me back for beer events. beer room is a bit cramped, but the store is kinda nifty.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
barleyPops  (65) Quad-Cities, Illinois | June 26, 2005
unique little gem for beer in Iowa City. service was outstanding and what wasnít on the shelf, a clerk would go look in the storeroom. Also, they broke up 6 packs to accomadate me. if you are looking for Belgian a dnd German beers in east central Iowa, this is THE place.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
muzzlehatch  (255) Burlington, Vermont | June 18, 2005
Tiny little corner grocery store half devoted to beer is reminiscent in some ways of a Montreal deppaneur...except that the tiny little space isnít just filled with local micros, itís also got an excellent selection of Belgians including some rarities (I saw Girardin black label here, in quantity, before I ever saw it anywhere else in the midwest). Prices are good, help is friendly though I didnít find anyone who knew anything about beer. Obviously a labor of love that must get by on people visiting from a long ways off (like me).
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye  (112) Frisco (Dallas), Texas | October 27, 2004| Updated April 10, 2006
Nice store with about 150+ Belgian Ales and many domestics.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
coonarky  (1) iowa city, Iowa | April 8, 2004| Updated March 4, 2006
four legs good, two legs bad
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
heemer77  (212) Urbandale, Iowa | April 4, 2004| Updated December 10, 2006
This store has provided me with many beers. They have a great Belgian selection and many other English and German beers. Domestics are a little thin. However, the staff tends to be very nice, if not particularly knowledgable. There is a new walk in cooler that is very nice. They get new beers at least a few times a month. Remember, this is a small, family owned place.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths  (1352) Boulder, Colorado | February 24, 2004| Updated December 18, 2013
Located in the small-town downtown of a college town (thatís 3 towns...), Johnís Grocery is easy to miss driving through. A small corner shop with one small door and a faded sign. The store is about 1500 square feet (not that big), with about half of that area beer and half food and other quick-mart items. The selection of Belgians is amazing, with the best prices Iíve ever seen for Cantillon bottles. Singles of American micros are a bit harder to find... there are a few, but not many. Score points for the great glassware collection. I was able to find numerous european porters and stouts, as well as just about any Cantillon and Fantome you would want. The only think I canít figure out is why Iowa City? Thereís nothing else out here... but if youíre travelling through on I-80, donít miss this place. As for the staff, to be honest I have to say that I didnít enjoy them trying to hurry me out of the store after buying $90 worth of bottles. It would have helped if they could have given me a 750ml box to put my bottles in, rather than looking at me like I was going to hand carry all of my bottles out of the store. They also loose points for presentation, as all of the Belgian bottles were strewn about in wire cages, completely disorganized.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
Gmku  (27) Iowa City, Iowa | February 24, 2004| Updated December 6, 2009
Service is a little poor. The clerks either talk down to you or ignore you--or worse, abandon you after theyíve gone to check your question with someone else. It didnít used to be this way. Time to boost your customer service training, guys. Also, I liked this a whole lot better before they rennovated and put the beer place int the back. They made it even more cramped and uncomfortable to shop in than before. Maybe thatís the point--get em in and out fast, beer drinkers are dumb and donít need to linger like the wine drinkers, who, ahem, seem to get more room now. Johnís, youíve let me down.

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