Beer is stored in at least four different locations, so it can be a bit confusing. Some of the shelf bottles are covered in dust, but the 4 and 6 packs seemed OK, and the fridge beers seemed good. Pretty good selection, including some well chosen and interesting stuff. Worth trying if youíre in the area.
Does not sell singles. Their liquor license will not allow for it, so they sell 22oz bottles in pairs. Found Rogue Dadís Little Helper and Harpoon Saison 2x22oz for $10. Other six-packs are available, most of the local/regional stuff such as Magic Hat. Nothing rare located here, however it was the only beer store in DC which I visited that had the Rogue Dadís Little Helper, and even though I didnít want to buy two for $10, I bit. Otherwise, itís a normal Whole Foods, I mean how different are any of them?
Interesting enough selection and mostly domestic bottles. Split between chiller space and shelves. Iím sure the selection turns over regularly so worth checking in to see whatís on offer. I came by mid afternoon so avoided any clusterfuck of after work crowds.
Unusual for DC this place has free parking on the roof. Not a big selection but itís packed without quality. Thanks to DCís weird laws they have stuff you canít get elsewhere. Picked up the stoneís colloboration Mint Stout I havenít seen anywhere else. And unusual for who,e foods they actually had a guy in the section assisting people. Pretty solid find.
I was walking back to my hotel from Birch & Barley and this place was still open. Stopped in on a whim. I am amazed at the low scores given the selection I saw. There were a lot of impressive beers in the coolers, and I found a couple of Cantillons that I would consider rare in my neck of the woods.
This store was packed with shoppers. The beer selection was pretty good with one large cooler and one long shelf. Most of the beer was stuff available in my region but some NE stuff like Duclaw and some MD beers were available. There wasnít anything super rare or necessarily must-buy but the selection was extensive enough to make for a pleasant beer shopping experience. I was surprised that the prices were reasonable. It seems most everything in DC costs more than back home in the southeast but the beer at Whole Foods wasnít too bad.
This is one of the busiest WFM locations, and certainly the busiest in several states. Nice store... my food from the hot bar was good. The employees were disinterested. Competitive prices on beer, and a nice selection, with some less common stuff.
Visited here on Black Friday along with all of the other people who were looking to make their yearly BCBS purchase. Apart from having to suffer from waiting in line within earshot of some painfully awkward beer geek chat, the experience actually wasnít all that bad. I arrived late in the morning, avoided bottle sales, and instead got a glass of the coffee variant to enjoy in the upstairs cafeteria. The beer selection is very good for a Whole Foods. Plenty of locals alongside a strong selection of players from the rest of the US and Europe. OK prices. The staff were friendly. Overall, one of the better options if youíre looking for bottles in the area.
One of the best Whole Foods Iíve seen for beer but in no way shape or form is even close to the Bowery Place Whole Foods in NYC. They have remodeled the entire store so now beer is not in three different places. The selection of single bottles is quite extensive and is your best bet to pick up DuClaw and Stillwater bombers. Sometimes they have some odd Italian beers. Staff here is pretty smart and helpful. They have an actual beer buyer who gets in special release beers, but they never put these on the shelf and you have to know someone to get an "in" on this special release beers. KBS, Vanilla BCS, etc all came to this store but never were put officially on sale. So, their practices are pretty lame. Best bet is to make a relationship with one of the staff and just know through the grapevine when a special release beer is possibly in stock and then pretty please them. Definitely worth stopping in after an afternoon spent at Churchkey around the corner. Food is actually pretty good if you are getting buffet but best bet is to go in the afternoon when random people sell grilled hotdogs and hamburgers out front for $5. Beware, around 6PM on weekdays this place is a fucking madhouse with half of DCís elite shopping for overpriced groceries.
Typical Whole Foods experience and with DCís selection being as disappointing as it is, this may very well be the best bottle shop near downtown. Plenty of Stilwater, Uinta, Stone, Victory, DFH, DC brau. Nothing to mandatorily write home about, but really, except for De Vinos, I have not come across a place with a selection that may be larger when in DC. And itís so close to Churchkey which is the clear DC must that it really makes sense to stop by.