In the WHOLE FOODS BAR: drinking while shopping strangers unknowingly keep me company

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whole foods bar has CBS on tap. set my soup supplies down and had a half-pour. I certainly enjoy the maple sweetness compared to KBS. hard to say if I like it more than backwoods in the founders lineup.

― crocus bulbotuber (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, December 17, 2017 4:51 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

and no judgement here, but it always surprises me how a bar set in the middle of whole foods deli can actually transform into a "bar" bar. there are people there to drink beer, watch football, fuss over whether or not to get food, etc. I've gotten a beer there twice, and both times I was the only one with a basket of vegetables, grabbing a quick beer while grocery shopping.

― crocus bulbotuber (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, December 17, 2017 4:55 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I’ve had more beers at the Whole Foods bar in my new town than all other places combined. Hang out with kid, get him some pasta salad, have a beer.

― joygoat, Sunday, December 17, 2017 5:47 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

that's a nice idea! A bit amazed by the whole foods bar selection.

― crocus bulbotuber (Sufjan Grafton), Sunday, December 17, 2017 6:46 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

The Whole Foods bar thing needs its own thread. It’s so weird to navigate.

I got La Chouffe tonight. Because Happy Holidays.

― El Tomboto, Sunday, December 17, 2017 6:52 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

a friend of mine bartends at the whole foods near me. he worked in regular bars for a like a decade and while he thinks the "whole foods bar scene" is ridiculous and absurd (what sufjan mentioned -- people actually going there to hang out vs getting a beer while shopping or getting a quick bite) he really loves the pace and the hours. he gets off work at 9:30pm as opposed to 3am or 4am.

― marcos, Monday, December 18, 2017 10:11 AM (fifty-nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i go to a whole foods very often

its convenient, has everything i need and the beer guy knows me and lets me buy more than the min of limited qty beers before theyre even out in the shelf

it beats driving to more than one place

― infinity (∞), Monday, December 18, 2017 10:17 AM (fifty-two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Whole Foods are among the finest bars.

― Jeff, Monday, December 18, 2017 10:32 AM (thirty-seven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

thread for discussing your local Whole Foods Bar. your little whole in the wall. your en-dive bar. your foodsering whole.

crocus bulbotuber (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 18 December 2017 19:20 (four weeks ago) Permalink

calstars in their eyes

Cardi Acs (imago), Monday, 18 December 2017 19:20 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i go to a few

they vary in quality tbh

infinity (∞), Monday, 18 December 2017 19:28 (four weeks ago) Permalink

when you go, do you go for the bar alone?

crocus bulbotuber (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 18 December 2017 19:31 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i grab something at the hot bar usu and the bar and beer selection is just a perk for me

infinity (∞), Monday, 18 December 2017 19:35 (four weeks ago) Permalink

*are

infinity (∞), Monday, 18 December 2017 19:35 (four weeks ago) Permalink

there is a bar at my local whole foods. i never have been. i joked with my wife that it would be funny going to the whole foods bar to get shit-canned with your buddies. she didn't find this concept particularly amusing

khat person (jim in vancouver), Monday, 18 December 2017 19:36 (four weeks ago) Permalink

it is funny but it is what actually happens there ime! it is a bar. first time I went, there was even a "regular." he bought the bartender a beer because the bartender had bought him a beer the night before.

crocus bulbotuber (Sufjan Grafton), Monday, 18 December 2017 19:41 (four weeks ago) Permalink

the vibe i get from the bar at my local foods is definitely more people having coffee and maybe a a drink as it's fairly small and a cafe/bar rather than a bar. i do live in vancouver however which is like the worst most anemic bar culture of any city I've ever been in

khat person (jim in vancouver), Monday, 18 December 2017 19:55 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I have been to Whole Foods just to drink at the bar. They have tons of special tappings. It’s a popular happy hour type bar.

Jeff, Monday, 18 December 2017 20:29 (four weeks ago) Permalink

There are bars at Whole foods?! I don't think there are here in MA. Huh.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Monday, 18 December 2017 21:21 (four weeks ago) Permalink

coworker and I went to the whole foods bar last night. felt good. didn't dare order any whole foods bar food, though.

crocus bulbotuber (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 21 December 2017 00:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I have one near work that has 24 taps, I go there after work sometimes for tap takeovers (had my first Firestone-Walker Parabola there a few years ago, and Goose Island BCBS most recently).

They used to have "kill the keg" specials where kegs that were going low sold for $3 or $4 for the normal pour, but I haven't seen this recently.

nickn, Thursday, 21 December 2017 00:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Oh man I so want to get drunk in Whole Foods and cause a scene... somebody stop me

brimstead, Thursday, 21 December 2017 00:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Do they serve Patron shots?

brimstead, Thursday, 21 December 2017 01:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I think they're beer and wine only. But I was pretty drunk on that Firestone-Walker takeover day. I think I wandered around the store for 40 minutes afterward to sober up.

nickn, Thursday, 21 December 2017 01:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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