A little newer than the other Woodman’s locations I’ve been to, but the same in terms of layout and vibe. Separate alcohol section. Lots of beers, tons of locals, nothing too rare. Lots of bombers and a BYO 6 pack section had enough unusual things for someone new to town. They also have a 10/$11 deal with some shitty looking ticks. Probably never worth going out of your way for a Woodman’s, but definitely worth stopping by if you pass one while tick hunting.
Plenty of individual bottles with a "build-your-own six-pack" cooler (they rotate the beers frequently enough that I can usually make a good sixer every couple weeks). Also had a decent selection of imports and micros. It’s very near my house which makes it my #1 destination for beer.
Ambiance: At least its not dirty
Service: Crabb-ass checkout people (one of which was very rude to me on one visit). Long lines. Never really any any employees around.
Selection: adequate selection. Build-a-6 section is small, half empty, and usually has junk.
Value: For the most part Woodmans will have the best prices around
Overall: This department seems uncared for.
If you want WI beers, this is your place. Very good selection of imports and other micros as well. Comparable to any other store in Milwaukee area.
I wish they had someone who really knew the beer. it is all that is missing.
It is a supermarket liquor department. Based on that fact alone, it’s tough to rate this against some of the high-end bottle shops I’ve been to. However, the selection and price here are pretty awesome. They may not get the ultra-rare stuff (ie CBS), but they have just about every brewery in Wisconsin covered well, and even have some older incarnations of NG Thumbprint and Unplugged. It’s a little far from my place, but it’s worth visiting if you live here. I don’t think I’d make a special trip if you’re visiting Milwaukee.
Similar to the other Woodmans though not as good as the Oak Creek location as the singles section is a little smaller. Solid beer selection with plenty of Wisconsin and micro beers and foreign options as well. Most everything is in the cooler, which is nice if you’re wanting a tasty can of suds right away to play neighboring Dretzka Park Disc Golf/ball golf course. Like other Woodmans service just isn’t there and long lines await you at checkout. The grocery store itself is large and worth shopping at, plus they have sushi something the Oak Creek store doesn’t get.