Whole Foods Market - Chandler | Chandler, Arizona
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Whole Foods Market - Chandler
Excellent based on 39 ratings
Type: Grocery Store

2955 W Ray Rd
Chandler, Arizona United States 85224 [ print map ]
480 821 9447

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Hours: Mon - Sun 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM


Mayor: Ibrew2or3 (23) | Taps: 32 | Bottles: 512


Whole Foods Market - Chandler

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Beer Available At Whole Foods Market - Chandler (arranged by most recent)
Destihl Cerise Stout Imperiale 94, Destihl Clarice Belgian Strong Dark Ale 91, Bear Republic Mach 10 97, Black Market Hefeweizen 54, 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) 90, 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 92, AleSmith IPA 100
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39 reviews for Whole Foods Market - Chandler
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  78%
 Selection  89%
 Food  83%
 Value  79%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  95%
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84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
rickyleepotts  (8) Scottsdale, Arizona | February 22, 2013
Whole Foods rocks. I have only been to the Chandler location once, but when I was there, I had a blast. They have an incredible selection of draft (and bottled/canned) beers, and their prices are great. They also have an impressive list of bottled beers that are cold and you can buy and open there without an extra charge. Oh, and James Swann is the beer guy there. I havenít met him yet... but he is VERY active on Facebook. Just a fun place to hang out and drink beer.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
DesertDevil  (2) Arizona | January 16, 2013
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.†
84
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR  (22) Gilbert, Arizona | January 8, 2013
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.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
JPDurden24  (168) Chandler, Arizona | April 8, 2012| Updated September 17, 2013
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.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
Terminus  (339) Las Cruces, New Mexico | February 29, 2012
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!
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Swillbur  (25) Arizona | January 25, 2012
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!
80
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
snotrocket  (8) | December 4, 2011
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
parrotheadkrm  (1) Gilbert, Arizona | November 26, 2011
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!
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
DiarmaidBHK  (748) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | October 23, 2011
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.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
CaraCurtis  (10) Nevada | September 3, 2011
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.

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