Monday, May 12, 2008

Beer Run: Fairmont Market

I'm starting a new series on the blog called Beer Run, where we'll go to stores in the hood that sell beer and rate them on selection, price, and ambiance.

Today's beer run was Fairmont Market at 11th and Fairmont. The store was a bit grimy inside and small, but had a pretty good selection - for example, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, a Bass 22-ouncer, the usual Yuengling and Miller, a selection of 40s and Sparks, and more.

Prices were a bit high however - $7.99 for most fancier sixpacks, like Sierra Nevada, and $6.29 for Yuengling. We got a 12-pack of High Life bottles for about $13. The store was pretty crummy inside, but the cashier was really friendly.

The ratings:

Selection: 4 out of 5 - a lot packed into a little space
Price: 2 out of 5 - kinda high
Ambiance: 2 out of 5 - grungy, but friendly cashier guy

9 comments:

Diomedes said...

best idea for a series eva

Andrew said...

gracias!

Amanda Hess said...

I like the But if you're going to a little corner "market" (read: booze, and maybe chips, store) to buy beer, are you really concerned about how grimy and small it is inside?

Amanda Hess said...

Sorry ... meant to say, I like the feature!

Andrew said...

Glad to hear it, and that's true, but not grimy is better than grimy. Price is the most important part though, for sure.

Tim said...

never underestimate the human need for beer and tp and potato chips.

and i'd love to trade links.

Eric said...

I'm not sure $7.99 is all that hight for Sierra and Dogfish Head. I think that is what they run at Giant and Harris Teeter, and at most bodegas. Am I wrong? Where are they sold cheaper?

Andrew said...

Eric, that's true, but I was judging kind of across the board. Yuengling was a bit high, as were the other six packs.

Eric said...

I was hoping you had some discount info for me.