United States > California > Monterey
t0rin0 (1508) Do Not Resuscitate, California | October 10, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited October 10, 2014.
This is one of the weaker selections at a Whole Foods that Iíve been to. Also, the parking lot sucks. I hate malls and terrible drivers and poorly designed streets are among the top reasons. Getting in is easy, but getting back out is a real challenge. Itís easy to find though, so thereís that.
The beer is split into 3 sections. On one end there are some imports, in the middle is a bunch of six packs, and at the other end are some domestic singles. About half the beer is from California brewers: Firestone, Bruery, AleSmith, Stone, Ballast Point, Lagunitas, Drakes, Green Flash, Anderson Valley, Lost Abbey, Napa Smith, Coronado. The imports included most of the common stuff (good stuff) like St Bernardus, Rochefort, and Straffe Hendrick. There was a random cider that had elderflower in it. Curious but not desperate enough for a tick to spend money on something that will taste like pickled peppers. Over all not a bad selection just a small selection.
MattH (58) California | June 20, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 10/20
Smaller selection compared to other Whole Foods. Nothing really stood out to me. Unlike other places all of the beer is refrigerated.
yngwie (352) Kristiansand, Norway | August 21, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
A nice grocery store located more or less next to our hotel for the night. Got some nice sandwiches, fruit and water for our drive through Big Sur, and a couple of nice beers for our cooler. Could definitely have bought quite a few more unrated ones, and there were plenty of nice beers we had already sampled. Itís just a few hundred yards off the highway, so itís pretty convenient to stop here if going past Monterey.
mrhoppy (225) Santa Clara, California | July 24, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
This store didnít have as many beers as their other stores. It is a smaller store.
GIJOE (33) North Berwick, Maine | February 28, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Although people often complain about the prices at Whole Foods, there are compelling reasons for their pricing. They are very serious about quality and selection. I love shopping at Whole Foods!
BMan1113VR (422) Los Angeles, California | August 2, 2008
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad stuff. Lots of Lagunitas stuff, some Belgians and a real cider or two. Other than that it is a pretty small and standard whole foods selection
Hank1980 (42) Athens, Georgia | July 6, 2008| Updated September 17, 2008
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Good place to grad beer while in Monterey. They allow splitting of sixers and offer some decent bombers. Not bad for an out of towner trying some different stuff.
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