Whip In

Mayor: Marheb (3) | Taps: 58 | Bottles: 200+
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 2/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
krisp727  (3) Dunedin, Florida | June 18, 2008
I left Austin and part of my soul behind there when I moved some 8 years ago now. Whip In is truly what makes us old South-of-the-River proud of that heritage. The selection is ever changing and if you feel like being challenged or hipped to something new go ask that kind fella behind the counter what your looking for....and odds are heíll open your palate up to something you canít believe youíve lived without for this long. Good to see them still going.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide  (9) Kyle, Texas | March 6, 2008| Updated March 7, 2009
For their seemingly small inventory of beers, their selection isnít shabby. Many of the beers you see at most stores, but also an occasional surprise. You know, the whole *hey, what in the world is this?* Customer service was great, and their shopping carts dart cleanly through the aisles. Iíll be back.
72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
mmmbeer  (61) Austin, Texas | December 30, 2007
Park in the back- I pulled into the front and was a little confused, saw the store front but absolutely no where to park there. Store is kind of crampt inside, but otherwise ok. Beer- singles available- I saw some that I hadnít seen at Grapevine, Specís, and a few smaller stores. Prices- some higher, some lower than other places. Staff- very laid back, but knowledgeable enough. Food- some cheeses, some sandwiches, but standard convienence store grub. Summary- kind of out of the way for me to go with Specís and Grapevine literally in my backyard, but I do plan on going back sometime. We all have to support the little guy every once in awhile.
74
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Zinister  (52) Houston, Texas | June 14, 2007
Nothing like Specs....but a fun, good place to vist. Found a couple of gems that I really enjoyed. Guys are really nice that work there as well as knowledgeable....
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
newshound  (5) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 16, 2007
This place rocks! You walk in and thereís ususally cool Putumaya type world music playing and some Nag Champa incense burning. Great beer and wine selection, tastings and magazines/papers. Local brews, Texas brews, Intíl brews. They let you build your own 6-pack from cool and dry. Super laid-back and knowledgable staff. Not much food, they have cheeses, candies, slim pickinsí on some groceries.
98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
ezra  (3) Austin, Texas | March 24, 2007
Difficult as fuck to get to because of the IH-35 exit. Well worth it, awesome selection. Ambience? Itís a family-owned convenience store. An Austin staple...
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 20/20
Dooglave  (2) Fort Worth, Texas | November 7, 2005
Hands down the best selection of beer and wine in Austin.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy  (50) Carrollton, Texas | August 17, 2005
Service is good and selection s great for the area.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
Walt  (189) Austin, Texas | August 2, 2005
Parking absolutely sucks...great selection and they will break six packs...friendly knowledgable staff...I think the selection is better @ Grapevine, but Whip In is better than CM or Whole Foods...they do have an abundance of pale lagers from all over the place that Iíd never seen before...
74
  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97  (220) Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas | March 18, 2005
Nice selection. If youíre not from the Austin area, this place will have some stuff you havenít had before. Definitely a must-stop for a serious beer connoiseur. Steep prices, but the selection makes it worth the dough.
80
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
julrey  (22) Austin, Texas | February 17, 2005
As mentioned already, Whip In, Grapevine and Central Market all have more or less the same selection. When a beer is going in or out of season you may find some left in one location but not the others, but for the most part these stores attempt to stock every type of beer you can get in Austin. For that reason they deserve a 15 but since weíre also comparing with out of state retailers one has to admit that there are better stocked beer states than Texas. The last time I drove by there had been a massive remodeling done to the exterior - the place almost looks classy now in a sideshow circus/titty bar kind of way. They also have a liquor store next door that benefitted from the remodelling as well. Not sure if the interior has been redecorated as the place wasnít open at the time. Assuming it hasnít, the interior is purely functional, no real ambience or vibe to speak of aside from an aging convenience store facade stocked with massive quantities of alcohol where the motor oil and toilet paper would normally be. The staff is generally friendly and of course knowledgable about their beer. This helps if youíre looking for a recommendation as you canít always find an employee to hit up at Central Market.

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