vyvvy (26) Florissant, Missouri | November 11, 2006| Updated April 17, 2007
I just noticed I had not rated one of my main beer places in the St. Louis area. This is in one of the more affluant area of town so some of the customers give a bit of a snobby vibe, but you donít get that from the workers - all are helpful and friendly. For the amount of space given for the beer area it is quite nice. Good selection of imports, micros and local. Stock is one of the best rotated in the area and the presentation is always first class. The main beer guy, Andy, knows his beers and is always willing to talk beer. The store itself is a mostly organic grocery store and their food products, especially the fresh items, are excellent. This is definitely worth checking out if you are in the area.
jpm30 (57) East Central, Georgia | February 4, 2006
This Whole Foods (or whole paycheck as Iíve heard it called) has a fairly decent selection of imports, micros and bomber bottles. WF has almost all their beers in long open shelved cooler.The private label organic brews they are introducing are interesting, worth trying. Every time Iíve been to this store it has been busy and crowded, the aisles can be cramped, so if you get bumped I wouldnít take it personally. The deli and sushi section is hit or miss, ask to sample before buying. A good nut and grain section and the cheese section is passable, good olive bar. The crowd is mixed, hippies, yuppies, seniors, kids, college, married, tourists and working class, just look at the parking lot and youíll see a good mix of vehicles. WF can be pricey. In the next box mall is a World Market and a Trader Joeís, so this area is a good one stop for the traveler.
My rating is somwhat biased (i didnt try the food but i hear its great). The people here were yuppie trash and very rude. I was brousing the beer selection and i got bumped into numerous times. The beer selection here is average. I just went here for the house brands from North Coast. The stout is ok, the belgian ale is tasty and the 25th aniversary saison is fantastic!
Good for a grocery store. Selection is fairly large with some beers Iíve not found elsewhere in the area, including some organic and kosher varieties. If youíre getting groceries here anyway, itís a decent beer shop. Deli serves good food and pizza.
MrBunn (91) The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania | March 24, 2005
Pretty good selection and pretty knowledgeable guys to help if needed. Lacks single bottles and most of the other exotic stuff, but has a great selection of micros and regionals.