Johnís Grocery | Iowa City, Iowa
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Johnís Grocery
World Class based on 99 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)
Anchorage Whiteout Wit Bier 98, CIB Pott. County Purple 6, Zeffer Pear Cider 44, New Belgium / Perennial Lips of Faith - Salted Chocolate Belgian Stout 80, OFallon Bissingerís King Louie Winter Stout , Mikkeller HUES 97, Beer Here SoD 98, Confluence ChewBOCKa , Green Flash Road Warrior 98, Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Calabaza Boreal 99, Oud Beersel Oude Kriek 99, OFallon Sticke it to the Man 80, Mad Umami 67, Goose Island The Muddy Imperial Stout 91, Wasatch Black Oí Lantern 85, Evil Twin Nomader Weisse 86, Ciderboys Cranberry Road Cider , Big Sky Ivan the Terrible Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged) 100, Gales Prize Old Ale (1920s - 2006) 83, Ommegang Game Of Thrones #4 - Valar Morghulis 95
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99 reviews for Johnís Grocery
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  78%
 Selection  87%
 Food  59%
 Value  78%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  97%
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88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
beeronmypants  (12) Des Moines, Iowa | February 27, 2009
Best place in the State of Iowa to buy beer and the glassware to go with it. You can tell that they bust their balls to get the selection that they have. It is a fun stop to make every now and again as your pocket book will feel the pain. This is in an old grocery store in Iowa City and you have to know where it is to find the place. The staff is very knowledgeable about the beers that they have an can usually give some tasting notes to go with it so you know what to expect. This is where I go every year prior to Easter to get my husbands Easter basket. If you are in the area or willing to drive some distance this is a great place to go.
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  (549) 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  (116) 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  (100) 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.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
HappyHandsClub  (2) , | January 31, 2014
1848 dry goods store is appropriate location for best international & micro-brewed beer selection in the State. Fueled by international clientele at University of Iowa hospitals & clinics + research fellows in various departments. Big 10 university town prices though.
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
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43  (109) Robbinsdale, Minnesota | September 24, 2013
Never been to the physical location but Iíve had some great online orders. The promptness, selection and packaging are grate.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1384) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 28, 2013
Ordered beer from them once through some bro named Andy. He hooked me up with a nice discount too. Very easy to work with, very prompt, and the pricing was pretty good (even if the beers I was ordering were really expensive beers). I got a mixed case of 3 Fonteinen (Doesjel and Scharbeekse Kriek). The selection at Johnís is really quite good and everyone should check them out. If I ever make it Iowa City Iíll have to stop in.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
DiarmaidBHK  (736) Pennsylvania | July 27, 2013
I donít know if this is the biggest selection of beer in the states but itís certainly one of the most thoughtful and carefully curated. This place has been open in their current location since the 1940ís. Thankfully thereís parking behind the store. I saw their video on YouTube and was expecting a bigger place although it looks just the same. Given the small size of the space and the amount of stuff crammed in there, johns has the feel of a market in Manhattan. 800ís probably a conservative estimate. Iíd guess closer to 1000. They have a fantastic selection of Belgian and Scandanavian craft and very solid English, German, and American craft sections. They also have a separate room that has a pretty massive wall of beer glasses. The service was friendly and very helpful and the prices were far less than Iím used to. I think youíll find few bottle shops more complete than this one.

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