Johnís Grocery | Iowa City, Iowa
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Johnís Grocery
World Class based on 96 ratings
Type: Grocery Store

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

johnsgrocery.com

Hours: Mon-Thur 7:30AM-Midnight, Fri-Sat 7:30AM-2:00AM, Sun 9:00AM-Midnight


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Beer Available At Johnís Grocery (arranged by most recent)
Rush River Double Bubble Imperial IPA 89, Schlšgl Urquell 29, Great River Widespread Wit 49, Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb! 100, Mikkeller Keeper American Pilsner 87, Kalona The Lewbricator , Mikkeller Mexas Ranger 99, Destihl Strawberry Blonde 57, Yeastie Boys Gunnamatta 92, Backpocket Jackknife , Mikkeller Cýít Cŗ PhÍ Bia 100, Rush River Altbier 71, Off Color Scurry 85, Big Sky IPA 94, Tallgrass Pub Ale 48, Innstadt Passauer Pilsner Premium 54, Wild Beer Somerset Wild 58, Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale 92, Bent River Mississippi Blonde 15, Struise Pannepot 100
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96 reviews for Johnís Grocery
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  78%
 Selection  88%
 Food  59%
 Value  78%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  97%
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88
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
bigcat03  (10) Lincoln, Nebraska | May 2, 2006| Updated December 20, 2006
An absolutely AMAZING selection. The staff is incredibly knowledgable and helped me figure out what other beers I might like just by giving them a couple of basic beers to start with. A few beers did look a bit out of date, but with that big of selection, you try to keep up as well as they do. I went up to U of Iowa for a saxophone lesson and ended up stopping here for two "Build Your Own 6-packs". Great place. Period.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd  (56) Fort Walton Beach, Florida | March 15, 2006
WOW, let me say that again, WOW!!! Huge selection, Belgians, english, Germans, other Europeans. Huge cooler of micros (local and beyond). New huge wall of glassware and breweriana. Only drawback was the small selection of mix and match sixerís. I was hoping it would be like the Boise Co-Op and have everything available for mix and match. Picked up 6 years of J.W. Lees, 2001 A Le Coq Imperial Extra Double Stout, 3 Cantillonís and a bunch of others. Made 2 trips from Davenport while on a 2 week business trip. Well worth the trip. This is a beer loverís dream store.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | January 11, 2006
Charming little family owned corner store in downtown Iowa City. The place is very small and is packed to the rafters with almost everything you would ever need....including an exceptional beer selection. You can find all of the local small brewery offerings in addition to a large selection of imports including many Belgians. The staff have always been helpful. They also have a pretty good wine selection and lots of beer glassware from different brewers.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
adennehy  (1) | September 27, 2005
It is a staple. Other than one cashier who I have on several occasions wanted leap the counter and beat the @#$$% out of, it is a great store. The new beer cooler is awesome and the selection is the BEST IN IOWA.
66
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 2/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
ankenymike  (2) | September 6, 2005| Updated September 8, 2005
This store has a large selection of beers. However, the turn off was that I found this store to be dirty with many of their beers out of date. The stafff seemed knowledgeable, however they seemed to talk down to me as if I did not know anything about beer. I
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
atpayne  (28) Zionsville, Indiana | August 2, 2005
Great selection. Visiting my girlfriendís family this is a great reward for driving 6 hours to Iowa. Superb selection of midwestern beers and great imports, especially Belgian and German. So much beer packed into such a small space, and the addition of a huge selection of proper glassware tops off the selection. If only more stores like this could be found where you donít expect to find a good beer store. They have food, since they are a grocery, but thatís not what Iím here for, so I marked it as n/a.
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.

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