Johnís Grocery | Iowa City, Iowa
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Johnís Grocery
World Class based on 102 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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Beer Available At Johnís Grocery (arranged by most recent)
Buxton / Evil Twin Anglo Mania 96, New Belgium Lips of Faith - Pear Ginger Beer 47, Braustelle Ehrenfelder Alt 43, Lervig / Surly 1349 Black Ale 96, Buxton / Arizona Wilderness Dragon Tips 96, To ōl / BrewDog Hardcore Mślk 99, Empyrean Carpe Brewem Barrel Aged Saison , Cambridge Morning Dew , De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis (Hell & Damnation) 100, Mikkeller Vanilla Sky 89, Ommegang Cooperstown Ale 93, OíFallon Strawberry Best 38, Buxton / Evil Twin Come Again 95, Galena Farmerís Cream Ale 51, Summit Hopvale Organic 89, To ōl Sur Amarillo 97, Stone Ruination Double IPA 2.0 99, Free State Stormchaser Summer IPA 90, Toppling Goliath Rover Truck 94, Buxton / To ōl Sky Mountain (Himmelbjerget) 94
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102 reviews for Johnís Grocery
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  78%
 Selection  87%
 Food  57%
 Value  78%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  97%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leanu  (4) Red Lodge, Montana | March 24, 2012
Wonderful store. I was introduced to dozens of Belgians here. The staff is more knowledgeable than any other Iíve ever dealt with (these are highly sought after positions in the young beer and wine community in the area, everyone wants to be a "Johnís Guy"). I have seen some complaints on here about them being rude or snobbish, but this couldnít be further from the truth. They are just like us, beer guys, and with that comes strong opinions. If they didnít have opinions I would have shopped elsewhere! Also, their wine guy is brilliant. Glassware is impressive, and I still buy it there and have it shipped. Beer selection is huge, weíre talking well over a thousand to choose from over the three years I was in the area.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Capa  (315) Kitsap, Washington | March 27, 2015
We stopped in here on our cross country adventure and Iím real glad we did. You walk in to what looks like a cramped corner market. As you make your way to the back you enter the beer room, which is truly impressive. Loads of import bottles and some USA crafts kept warm along with some sixes. The cold storage room is where most of the craft six-packs and singles are held. Loads of local and those pesky, hard to get Iowa ticks available here. I snagged a couple Toppling Goliath brews and a bunch of other Iowa stuff. They have loads and loads of top notch stuff all at very reasonable prices, IMO. If you are anywhere near Iowa City this place is worth a detour.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb  (233) San Diego, California | January 14, 2015
Líinstant que vous aller trouver le cellier derriŤre líarche faÁonnť de croustilles, vous aller avoir de la difficultť ŗ perdre votre sourire. Chris a eu la gentillesse de brandir ses meilleures bouteilles aprŤs une bonne discussion avec lui. Níimporte oý tu peux acheter du TG est un must.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
theothermatt  (44) Lakewood, Colorado | December 25, 2014
Grocery/Convenience store near the U Iowa campus. Beer is in the back. Huge selection of locals and random things I had never seen, or would be sold out in minutes back in Denver. Friendly staff and prices. I have heard they do get TG, but it sells out quickly. Alas, no TG when we stopped in.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
DotBeer  (4) , | October 16, 2014
Dirty Johnís was our go-to spot for a wide variety of interesting beers long before every grocery store and liquor store caught on. Staff is very knowledgeable, which sets this spot apart from most local options. We stocked up on a wide variety of beers for our wedding reception beer tasting. Dirty Johnís introduced me to the concept of a mix ín match six pack of really good beers.
84
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Ferris  (768) Burnaby, British Columbia | September 21, 2014
It looks bad till you find the weird back room full of heavenly delights. A delight of strange and great beers from all over the world. I spent a ton and was only limited by space. Prices were great and service was friendly but not helpful. I could go there everyday for a month and be surprised. Also great vintages which I have never seen before.
66
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Dr_MedievAle  (9) Alabama | July 22, 2014| Updated July 26, 2014
dingy and moldy interior. service itself ranges from excellent (the beer manager, a son or grandson of the founder of the place, is outstanding and will talk to customers for hours about craft beer, and even is willing to crack open bottles for sampling) to terrible. they employ this curmudgeon who will harass you.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
rondphoto  (134) Lakeside Park, Kentucky | June 19, 2014
Exceptiomal beer place. Doug and everyone went out of their way to see that I was happy. Definitely a lot of selections, many of which arenít available in NKy. All were purchased as singles. What a place. Worth searching out.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
ajnepple  (108) Conifer, Colorado | March 29, 2014
The best beer store I have ever been to, incredible selection. I came here on a Wednesday morning and probably spent half an hour looking around. A ton of singles and imports. Prices are fair. Sometimes I wish I still lived down the street. A must stop.
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  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 8/20
HappyHandsClub  (2) Iowa | January 31, 2014| Updated November 28, 2014
1848 dry goods store is appropriate location for international & micro-brewed beer selection fueled by Big 10 university town prices. Just learned they treat special batch beers as if supplying heroin addicts. Total turn off. Havenít stocked Okocim in eons.
92
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
mruss99  (1) Iowa | December 14, 2013

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