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Beer Available At Whole Foods Market - Chandler (arranged by most recent)
Black Market Hefeweizen 57, Oskar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA 92, Destihl Vertex IPA 88, Sonoran SMTH RBL DIPA (Smooth Rebel) , SanTan Fat Alebert , SKA Ska Face , Mikkeller ForÍt du Centre (Light Toasted) 92, Firestone Walker 18 (XVIII Eighteenth Anniversary Ale) 100, Lost Abbey Serpents Stout 100, Hangar 24 Barrel Roll No. 06: Slow Roll - 5th Anniversary Belgian-Style Golden 95, Deschutes Black Butte Porter 97, Black Diamond Honey Saison , Stone Coffee Milk Stout 93, Cismontane 4th Anniversary Doppelbock , Amager / Three Floyds Arctic SunStone 97, Amager / Against The Grain The Great, Big Kentucky Sausage Fest 93, AleSmith IPA 100, Black Market Oktoberfest , Bells Kalamazoo Hopsoulution Ale 97, Joseph James Bourbon Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout 97
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DesertDevil (2) Arizona | January 16, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Is it odd that my favorite nearby stop for a pint or two is inside a grocery store? Perhaps it is, but that should speak volumes about the quality of the Watering Hole inside Whole Foods. The bar has 31 taps pouring good local selections and great (and often rare) brews from all over. The nice craft beer selection is due mainly to head honcho/beer buyer James Swann. If Arizona has a very limited supply of a much-sought beer, thereís an excellent chance James will get one of those kegs. His beer classes on Fridays feature a lineup usually based on style or brewery and have become a fixture in the local craft beer community. The few drawbacks include the fairly small seating area, and the long lines that can emerge during busy times/big events (thereís usually a maximum of two people pouring behind the small bar). †Bottle selection is damn good, though often a wee bit more pricy than other nearby shops. Overall, this place is tops in the SE Valley among beer bars.†
mikedR (22) Gilbert, Arizona | January 8, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
The primary place where I buy beer in Arizona. Incredibly good selection, including Belgians. For California breweries, it seems to take them a week or two to get the new things in stock.
JPDurden24 (168) Chandler, Arizona | April 8, 2012| Updated September 17, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Who ever thought of drinking awesome beer at a grocery store? Well this is the place. Friday nights are hopping with beer class linking a different style or brewery and brining the craft beer community together. James and John are knowledgeable behind the bar, and always a great selection on draft, plus one of the best bottle selections around on the beer wall. You will enjoy having a great brew..Cheers!
Update: The new guy behind the bar is Scott. He loves his hops, but heís very beer knowledgeable and friendly. A great bartender.
Terminus (334) Las Cruces, New Mexico | February 29, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Wow this place is insane!!!!! I have never been to a whole foods that has a bar along the side of the place with 32 taps! this is killer! great selection and the beer manager there is really friendly. This could be the best place in Phoenix for beer. The bottle selection is solid and always rotating stock so you get fresh stuff. I have to go back to this place!
Swillbur (25) Arizona | January 25, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I have been going to Whole Foods Chandler to get alot of my beer for some time now. When i first heard of this place i had to check it out. Right when you hit the beer aisle you are in wow. There has to be over 1000 different kind of beers on the wall. After seeing this you walk over to the watering hole and find 31 CRAFT beers on tap! At first the drafts were a bit high priced but now the prices are pretty good. All the beers are just 4 dollars on Sat through the summer from 4pm to close and i hope they keep that special after the summer is over! You can walk around the store and there are various places to eat and all of them are pretty good. All in all itís one of my go to spots!
snotrocket (8) | December 4, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Whoíd ever think youíd have a beer bar with 30+tap handles inside a grocery store?!?! The selection here puts it in the top 5 beer bars in the PHX area. Great happy hour prices ($4 a pint all day saturday!), large cooler selection and James is very knowledgeable behind the bar. They do get some nice limited releases but you usually have to join their beer class that night to get the first crack at them. Service is good when James is behind the bar but since it is a store, there are times when no one is around servicing the bar. Also being that it is in a grocery store, it isnít that intimate of a place. Overall, Iím very happy that the Watering Hole is thriving.
parrotheadkrm (1) Gilbert, Arizona | November 26, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite places in Arizona to grab a beer! James is awesome, knowledgable, and friendly. The only knocks I have on the place, can get very tight on Friday and Sat night, and sometimes, if you are there early, its a little difficult to find someone to help you. Aside from that, pretty much a perfect place to have a beer!
DiarmaidBHK (747) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | October 23, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Once you get past the idea that thereís a bar in a grocery store which I think is pretty cool you realize what an awesome place this is. They have over 30 drafts of local and regional crafts with lots of unusual offerings. The bartender is a real beer geek and his enthusiasm is infectious. The store itself has the longest cooler Iíve ever seen full of craft beer including a nice section of bombers. These are the kinds of experiences which make craft beer fun.
CaraCurtis (10) Nevada | September 3, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
This place is amazing. I have always loved coming here. Once I started coming to the Watering Hole, my experiences were that more enjoyable. The people here are great! The only set back is at times they struggle to find someone to pour when there is not a set person for this area of the store. This is not too much of a biggie. Also, I really like coming here over other places because the atmosphere is just so much different. To mention a few of the great beers I have had here... Dogfish 120, Stone Chocolate Cherry Stout, Dogfish Hellhound on my Ale. Deschutes Stoic, and basically anything rare that comes into AZ, James gets.
kylefleeger (14) Tempe, Arizona | August 31, 2011| Updated September 5, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
This Whole Foods has emerged as one of the premier places in Arizona to drink craft beer. In large part this is because the selection is excellent and thatís thanks to the beer buyer James. James hosts beer classes every friday night that have included the rarest Stone, Dogfish, Oskar Blues, Great Divide, Deschutes, etc. Jamesí knowledge of beer exceeds anyone I have ever had serve me beer in Arizona and itís not particularly close. Recently, I had Dogfish head 120, Stone Chocolate Cherry Stout, Dogfish Hell Hound on my Ale, and Alesmith Speedway Stout just to name a few. If itís rare beer and it comes to Arizona there is a nearly perfect chance James will get bottles in his store. Itís a grocery store so the ambiance is a little weird and although you canít order at the bar... Whole foods has many hot food stations that you are more than welcome to bring into the bar area. Saturdayís are an incredible value. Nothing is ever more than 6$ and on Saturdays the whole menu is 4$ all day. Thatís some serious value when we are talking about this high quality of beer. Great Job James! Happy I live so close.
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