Whole Foods Market - Bowery | New York, New York
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Whole Foods Market - Bowery
Excellent based on 85 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 (115) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 200


Whole Foods Market - Bowery

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Beer Available At Whole Foods Market - Bowery (arranged by most recent)
Ballast Point Indra Kunindra 95, Founders Black Rye 98, Southern Tier Jah-va Imperial Coffee Stout 99, Duysters Loterbol 8 Blond 77, Mikkeller USAlive! 98, Sloeber 48, Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer 46, Vander Ghinste Omer Traditional 80, Piraat Triple Hop 79, Duvel 99, Avery The Reverend 94, Southern Tier Tripel Café 94, The Bruery Rugbrød 94, Maine Beer Weez 99, Chimay Dorée / Spéciale du Potaupré 82, Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande Réserve 100, Chimay Triple / Blanche (White) / Cinq Cents 99, Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Hoppy Lager 96, Ommegang Tripel Perfection 98, Clown Shoes Reindeer Games 71
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85 reviews for Whole Foods Market - Bowery
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  74%
 Selection  82%
 Food  82%
 Value  69%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  91%
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76
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1479) 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 they’re open.

Rex Banner: Open up Curly, this is a raid.
Moe: Raid? Curly? OK, but I don’t 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 they’re 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 café area and open them. Or maybe you can’t 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 you’ll have a tough time finding the beer if you’re 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 didn’t 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 hadn’t 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 weren’t terrible on the beer, like they are for the food. So there’s that. Coupled with a good selection and the option for growlers this is definitely a worthy stop if you’re bottle shopping.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois  (850) 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 I’d 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 CDA’s! Solid supermarket bottle shop/beer room, definately the best of the ones I’ve been to in NYC for both selection and price.
66
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK  (746) 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 don’t typically see. I swear I’ve 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 ne’er the windows and they do only a token job of blocking the light. Really, what’s the point.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton  (685) 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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
GT2  (637) San Diego County , 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.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
theisti  (607) Leawood, 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. It’s 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.
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty  (540) Kyoto, Japan | September 12, 2014
Best of the 3 Whole Foods I went to in NY. Nothing amazed me, but lots of good stuff.
80
  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, it’s hard to complain.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee  (515) 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 aren’t 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.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jackl  (506) Charlottesville, Virginia | August 14, 2012| Updated August 21, 2012
I came in here to escape the oppressive heat of the New York summer. There’s a decent number of bottles. I didn’t notice anything particularly interesting, but the range is certainly solid. There’s loads of staff milling about. Overall, the beer selection’s definitely better than any supermarket I’ve ever walked into.

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