Whole Foods Market - Bowery | New York, New York
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Whole Foods Market - Bowery
Excellent based on 90 ratings
Type: Grocery Store

95 E Houston St
New York, New York United States 10002 [ print map ]
212 420 1320

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Hours: Mon - Sun 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Mayor: Niko100 (83) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 200

Whole Foods Market - Bowery

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La Trappe Witte Trappist 61, Crooked Stave Hop Savant (Amarillo) 98, Clown Shoes Flight of the Angry Beast 97, Rockmill Cask Aged Tripel 95, Brooklyn Ale 45, Lagunitas ScareCity #1: Imperial Pilsner 94, Konrad Světlż LeěŠk 14į 31, SchŲfferhofer Grapefruit 23, Westheimer Graf Stolberg Dunkel 45, Hirter Privat Pils 26, Coors Batch 19 21, Mahrs Bršu Der Weisse Bock 89, McSorleys Irish Pale Ale 18, Stillwater Cellar Door 96, Montejo 3, Hair of the Dog Adam 100, Clown Shoes Rexx 97, Maine Beer III 95, Surly Nein 96, Hoppiní Frog Gulden Fraug 76
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90 reviews for Whole Foods Market - Bowery
 Ambiance  74%
 Service  75%
 Selection  83%
 Food  82%
 Value  69%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  91%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | June 6, 2014| Updated June 24, 2014
Visited May 29, 2014.

The first thing I noticed about this place was how late theyíre open.

Rex Banner: Open up Curly, this is a raid.
Moe: Raid? Curly? OK, but I donít know what you expect to find in a friendly neighborhood pet shop...
Rex Banner: Answer me this: what kind of pet shop is full of rambunctious yahoos and playing hot jazz music at 1am?
Moe: Uhh, the best damn pet shop in town?

So theyíre not open until 1 but they are open until at least 11 during the week. Remember, this is a grocery store, not a bar, though apparently if you buy bottles you can take them upstairs to the cafť area and open them. Or maybe you canít but I did see several open Anchor Steam bottles on a table across from one of the food vendors. Downstairs in the main store area youíll have a tough time finding the beer if youíre just wandering the aisles. There is only one small refrigerated section with a pretty lackluster selection. Across from that though are some bourbon barrel aged pickles and whiskey barrel sauerkraut. I got a kick out of that but naturally I didnít buy any of it. Beyond the huge line to check out, next to the exit is a small stair case that goes down into a much larger beer area. There is a counter in the middle that fills growlers and all around the walls are tons of beers, half of which are kept cold. It looks like you can break six packs too. Pretty cool. I grabbed a couple of beers from an English brewery that I hadnít heard about that looked interesting. The bottles advertise that they use wild yeast. I also got something with chicken feathers glued to the bottle. Hmm. Prices werenít terrible on the beer, like they are for the food. So thereís that. Coupled with a good selection and the option for growlers this is definitely a worthy stop if youíre bottle shopping.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois  (874) Tourist Town (West), England | February 12, 2015
Visited around 8.30/9pm on Monday 25/11/13. Large Whole Foods with its own beer room to the rear, there are some six packs and craft beers dotted about the food hall but the beer room is way back practically on the next block! Good all round choices from locals to US wide and European offerings about 300 or so Iíd reckon on. 6 taps available for growler fills also. The staff were both heplful and knowledgeable and came around the store with me searching for CDAís! Solid supermarket bottle shop/beer room, definately the best of the ones Iíve been to in NYC for both selection and price.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton  (798) London, England | October 19, 2009
Of the NYC Whole Foods stores, this one is the best for buying beer. Excellent selection, reasonable prices - especially if you take advantage of their tap lines and fill up your growler there. They occasionally have samplings, which is cool. A great spot to find beer from across the United States and around the world.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK  (760) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | June 23, 2012
As others have mentioned this place has its own beer room which is located past the cash registers. Yes they have a ton of beers and a depth you donít typically see. I swear Iíve never seen so much evil twin in my life. But I would never buy anything there. The room is bathed in light since they employed floor to ceiling windows on two sides. They compound their flawed design by placing much of their beer neíer the windows and they do only a token job of blocking the light. Really, whatís the point.
theisti  (667) Kansas | April 1, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
Well lit, spacious Whole Foods beer department. Entirely devoted to beer, cooler on one wall, racks on another. They also have 5 or 6 growler fill stations, and a bunch of homebrew supplies and ingredients (which I had never seen before, and was cool). I did not ask for, or receive any service. The selection is not enormous, but certainly tends towards the rare and unique. Really a solid beer store. Itís about 2 blocks from New Beer, so I would certainly hit both. I would start at New Beer, as they seemed to have universally better prices and a deeper selection.

76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
GT2  (662) Oceanside, California | April 13, 2010| Updated July 14, 2011
Best Whole Foods in NYC for beer. Separate place for beer detached from the store! There are growler fills! Shelves of crazy things like Goose Island Juliet, Cantillon, Struise, olders Stone beers, Cigar City (what!?) and loads of crazy Italian stuff. Very nice.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jackl  (590) Minneapolis, Minnesota | August 14, 2012| Updated August 21, 2012
I came in here to escape the oppressive heat of the New York summer. Thereís a decent number of bottles. I didnít notice anything particularly interesting, but the range is certainly solid. Thereís loads of staff milling about. Overall, the beer selectionís definitely better than any supermarket Iíve ever walked into.
KyotoLefty  (583) Kyoto, Japan | September 12, 2014
Best of the 3 Whole Foods I went to in NY. Nothing amazed me, but lots of good stuff.
JoeMcPhee  (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | September 22, 2007
Nice bright dedicated beer room. Back wall is lined by a cold case stocking about 100 bottles or so... most arenít rare, but they are well-chosen. There is a small cheese selection at the front of the shop. The main event is the growler filling station in the middle... I think there are 6-7 taps with a well chosen and well priced (under 10 bucks) selection. A worthy addition to the area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | July 3, 2012
Excellent beer store, within easy reach when going through central Manhattan. Superb selection of well chosen beers and breweries, from imports to locals. Prices are a bit steep, but that is to be expected from a Whole Foods on the island. But the selection is so impressive, itís hard to complain.

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