Whole Foods Market - Lamar, and Bar Lamar | Austin, Texas
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Whole Foods Market - Lamar, and Bar Lamar
Excellent based on 23 ratings
Type: Grocery Store

525 N Lamar
Austin, Texas United States 78703 [ print map ]
512 476 1206

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Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.


Mayor: ttoadee (5) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 100


Whole Foods Market - Lamar, and Bar Lamar

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Beer Available At Whole Foods Market - Lamar, and Bar Lamar (arranged by most recent)
New Belgium Belgo IPA 93, Deschutes Hop in the Dark CDA 98, Independence Brewing Stash IPA 89, Real Ale Oktoberfest 79, Independence Brewing Freestyle Wheat Beer 15, Gerstel Brau 1, Baladin Nora 88, Shiner Kosmos Reserve 14, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 99, Saint Arnold Winter Stout 48, SKA Euphoria Pale Ale 89
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23 reviews for Whole Foods Market - Lamar, and Bar Lamar
 Ambiance  66%
 Service  72%
 Selection  77%
 Food  89%
 Value  76%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  85%
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92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Cmycoskie  (13) Georgia | January 25, 2007
Great beer selection and awesome food in the store. The only bad part about looking for beer was that you got cold because you had to walk into the fridge. Very knowledgeable staff that will help you with any question.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
julrey  (22) Austin, Texas | December 9, 2005
I was a little disappointed the first time I visited the new Whole Foods as theyíd made the mistake of advertising a selection of 800 beers prior to the store opening. I knew that you couldnít get that kind of selection in Texas, but figured theyíd at least carry everything that you could get. This didnít turn out to be the case, but on further explorations I think my initial impression was a bit off base. You can tell by the size of their walk in cooler ("Beer Alley") that they canít possibly stock as much beer as Central Market or the Whip In, but it seems Whole Foods has weeded out many of the mediocre American micros rather than going for the whole enchilada. Thereís a lot to be said for a complete selection, but I canít fault them too much for lacking beers that I probably wouldnít have bought anyway. Finally, it should be mentioned that Whole Foods does do sales on full cases, something no other store in Austin does to the best of my knowledge.
88
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (615) Denver, Colorado | December 19, 2014
This is the original Whole Foods and it is massive. They have a bar inside so you can drink some brews and shop. I love the Whole Foods with that feature. The beer is almost exclusively kept in a walk in cooler, which is another big plus. I only went to one other bottle shop in Austin, so Iím not sure how the selection measures up to the rest of the city. But it had more than adequate selection of local, regional and import stuff. Prices are great, but I think thatís just Texas in general. This is right downtown, so thatís another bonus.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
slimchill  (88) Austin, Texas | December 21, 2007| Updated September 15, 2008
Another great WFM. Walk-in beer cooler with a good amount of variety. Well organized. HUGE glassware selection. Friendly knowledgeable staff and always a wonderful place to grab a bite.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
ezra  (3) Austin, Texas | March 24, 2007
The downtown store is the flagship/corp headquarters, and it really shines. As has been said before, selection slightly subpar relative to CM. The cooler is snazzy. Just go check it out, if just for the prepared food...
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 16/20
rivertranced  (13) Denver, Colorado | January 31, 2012
The Lamar WFM store, and the new "Bar Lamar" are amazing values. The Bar is an incredible place to have happy hour, as you can go into the substantial beer cooler, bring it over to the bar and pay grocery store prices for bar drinking. The selection in the beer cooler is substantial, probably as large as any place in Austin. Their biggest constraint is distribution in TX, moreso than space or will. Check out the huge selection of singles and bombers.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000  (101) McKinney, Texas | July 1, 2012
The Flagship Whole Foods location which features a huge store and parking garage so finding a place to park is not difficult, which is nice since there is very little parking in Downtown Austin. A great selection of beers, as with most Whole Foods. Also has a bar with a nice tap selection.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321  (274) Hoboken, New Jersey | February 19, 2012
We visited the place where it all started (or at least the current location near where it all started) today. This place has a nice bar (only 6 beers on tap when I visited, not the 8 listed in the description), and a really nice selection of bottles in the walk-in fridge area. It was a pretty cool set-up, and we enjoyed a beer from the tap while we perused the selection in the fridge. If I lived near by Iíd definitely be back here for the some combination shopping and drinking.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Walt  (189) Austin, Texas | June 11, 2005
Great new store!! Great selection with itsí two sided "beer room".
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb  (27) Austin, Texas | March 13, 2008
The Downtown Whole Foods is a great place to get beer in Austin. A good selection, but not everything available in town can be found here. One great thing about it though is that anything can be purchased as a single. There is usually somebody around to help with questions and they seem to be somewhat knowledgable too. Fantastic selection considering itís mainly a high end grocery store. Most of the beer is kept in a walk in cooler too, so itís slightly chilled when you get it.

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