Typical Whole Foods experience and with DC’s 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 it’s so close to Churchkey which is the clear DC must that it really makes sense to stop by.
JCB (294) Durham, North Carolina | November 15, 2011
Haven’t been to this branch very often, but it’s a whopper. Back in the day, the arcana of city law meant that you had to buy bombers by the pair. Strange, but that never bothered me much because the selection here is quite good for a WF. Tons of Belgians along with a far better range of US craft than many of the liquor stores in the Dupont area.
Decided to stop in here on my mile and a half walk back from Churchkey to the place I was staying. I couldn’t buy 95 percent of what I wanted since I didn’t have a car. Great selection, after careful deliberation I chose to buy New Holland Farmhouse Hatter.
Pretty decent selection for a grocery store, they had a couple ciders I hadn’t seen before, and the stone mint stout. Almost all the singles are in the fridge, which is a big plus. While the parking is free, there are a bunch of cabs taking up spots, which makes finding a spot a challenge. Overall, one of the better whole foods.
The closest and best place to buy beers for me in DC. They got relatively good stuff (some of it is absurdly overpriced like $15 for a Rochefort). However, they got pretty good prices on micros like Full Sail and 21st Amendment. Beer Geek Breakfast is $10 bucks... etc... Widmer is super cheap there as well. I trust their beer to be pretty fresh because the place is crawling with yuppies who will buy a fancy shmancy beer to look all fancy shmancy. Have yet to compare it to the higher rated beer joints. Oh and while you are there you can always pick up some tasty cheese (or sample the free sushi).
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.
Whole Foods is always a good place to pick up some great micros and this one in DC is no exception. There is nothing more stupid (or more fun) than picking up a four pack of Dogfish 90-minute and a couple bottles of Ruination to drink back on the hotel balcony after a night of drinking. Still can’t believe we didn’t get kicked out…
I stop in this place literally every day on my way to work. One of the better selections in DC, with Stillwater bottles, Bells, Founders, DC Brau, etc. etc. I’ve bought sought after bottles there such as King Henry, BCS, Firestone XV, Parabola and Sucaba, La Folie, and more. Good food grocery store as well. Definitely worth a stop if you’re going to Churchkey, which you should if you’re in DC.
Good selection if you are visiting from out of state and are also looking at buying some local produces, such as cheeses.
Decent price, place was under construction, they don’t break six packs.
Service is just that of a national chain.
As is the case around DC, parking is a hassle, so better bring some bags.