Good and varied selection of local and import micros. You won’t find anything that will knock your socks off here, but why would you expect to? Normal prices. Diamond in the rough is the bar in the store. Sit down for a CHEAP beer at the bar where they will likely have something that will knock your socks off!
This Whole Foods now has 2 bars, one near the entrance and another on the balcony level. Higher-end beers tend to be upstairs, but not always. Pricing tends to be very reasonable in the bars. Ok bottle selection on the smallest side down by the wine bar. I can recall several years that a pour of BCS cost less here than (almost) across the street at Goose Clybourn. Enjoy sampling cheese with a good beer.
This is a great store that has a bar with craft brews on tap, a separate wine bar, and a cornucopia of dinner options including sushi, pizza, Chicago Style Dogs (reg. or veggie), or you can fix a plate at their extensive dinner/salad bar. They also have a nice selection of craft beers stocked on their shelves. A great place to grab a beer, watch a game, have dinner, and then get your shopping done!
We drive past another Whole foods just to go to this one because you can get a good beer while you shop. They always have something interesting on draft. A couple months ago they had "Evil Twin" day with 4 different ones on draft. You can spend hours in this grocery store, and the guys (and girls) behind the bar know their stuff.
Great place to shop for food and beer. They have a bar with 10 taps, usually really good to drink while shopping. The beer selection is pretty good, usually one of the only places in town to get Three Floyds. Not a destination but if you’re look to get groceries and beer at once, your best bet.
I absolutely love this place. Awesome food, awesome bottle selection, and a great beer bar all in one. We don’t have bars in any whole foods by me in California, so this pretty much blew my mind when I first came here. This became a frequent lunch spot during class, as it’s only a five minute walk from Siebel. They have an extensive prepared food section, with everything from mexican to sushi to diner food. The vegan pizza was amazing. Then you take your food over to the bar and they have like 15 taps of all quality beers, with a nice mix of local and not-so-local. They also have frequent tastings and events. I’m nominating this for best grocery store ever. Oh, and as far as bottles go, the vast majority are kept cold, with mostly just Belgian stuff out of the cooler.
This place is weird. Good Weird. It is a grocery store, with 2 bars. Beer Bar up front with 16 taps focused on local and seasonals. You can take your beer shopping with you. This means you can get a beer on your way in, head back to the food court area and get some food, and take said food back to the bar and have another.
Pretty damn cool place to go. They do have a bar at the front of the store with a good tap selection. Plus, you can order food and have it delivered to you from within the store. The package section is decent with lots of locals. Occasionaly there is a solid find, but mostly just pretty standard stuff.