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)
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, Schell Snowstorm (2014 - Grand Cru) 38
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99 reviews for Johnís Grocery
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  78%
 Selection  87%
 Food  57%
 Value  77%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  97%
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80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
spilledpint  (2) Chapel Hill, North Carolina | January 11, 2011
This place is well worth stopping at if youíre in the Iowa City area. Itís far and away the best bottle shop in the CR-IC corridor. They have a very good selection of singles, with a great selection of Belgians. Their US singles selection is mediocre compared to stores in other states, but for Iowa, itís pretty decent. Prices are good, not great. The staff is always friendly and they have a few people who seem to be pretty knowledgeable. Also, there is a glassware shop next door, with a nice selection of glassware.
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  (608) 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  (119) 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.
42
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 8/20
HappyHandsClub  (2) , | 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
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  (1448) 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  (737) Lewisburg, 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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