Johnís Grocery | Iowa City, Iowa
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Johnís Grocery
World Class based on 98 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 Cherry Funk 92, Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Blanca 96, Schell Arminius 76, Great Divide Denver Pale Ale 76, Peace Tree Saison Blanche , Brewfist / Prairie Artisan Ales Spaghetti Western 98, Westbrook / Stillwater Big Tastyís Back Door 86, Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Hop 99, Pretty Things Grampus 50, Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge 99, Prairie Artisan Ales Funky Gold Mosaic 99, Boulder Beer DragonhŲsen Imperial Oktoberfest 66, Guineu No Sucks 44, Johns Grocery Generations White Ale 78, Kalona Sucha Much 34, Great River Organic Farmer Brown Ale 60, Peace Tree Hop Wrangler IPA 79, Central Waters Illumination Double IPA 98, Toppling Goliath Assassin 100, Toppling Goliath Sosus 100
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98 reviews for Johnís Grocery
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  78%
 Selection  88%
 Food  59%
 Value  78%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  97%
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90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
hero27  (5) Iowa | July 13, 2006
Johnís Grocery is where Andy Griffith would go to get beer. The store almost seems like an historical monument...and there really can be no valid arguments when you say that itís the best beer store in Iowa. Their European selection is simply a sight to behold.. Easily over 800 different kinds. Iíve actually been in their cellar underneath the store, and if weíre including all the beer down there, I wouldnít be surprised if they had over 1000 unique offerings. Incredible really. While they easily have the largest Belgian and European offerings in the state, their domestic micro selection could definitely be bigger, and hopefully it will be in the near future. However, as far as American craft brews go, I was thoroughly impressed with Johnís selection of Rogueís (that alone was worth the trip). They have virtually all the quality Trappist, Belgian, German, & English beers...as well as aged J.W. Lees Harvest Ales (1998-2005 last time I stopped in). Their website has a fairly good (yet not comprehensive) list of the beer they have, so Iíll spare you the details. The service is exceptional. Their people know a ton about beer. If you live in the midwest or are passing by on I-80, it may be a sin not to stop by and check it out. Very cool, old-fashioned atmosphere and fantastic import selection. Johnís Grocery is an absolute must see.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99  (381) Cincinnati, Ohio | June 28, 2006
Directly on the corner with parking in the back. Clean brick building with the inside divided into sections like it had additions added over time. Beer area had individual beers and six pack holders to select singles and a cooler with six packs and cases cold. I got a six of singles and a sampler 12 pack from an Iowa brewer. Nice selection of shirts, hats, beer glasses and other beer collectables. Well worth the visit if you are in Iowa City.
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.

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