Glen Mills Whole Foods: For Those Who Like To Shop Drunk

The opening of the Glen Mills Whole Foods a couple weeks ago may just have been the best thing to happen to grocery shopping since the invention of grocery stores. Not only does the place offer 38,000 square-feet of organic, sustainable, free-range, vegetarian- and vegan-friendly gluten-free  and house-made food, but it also contains…wait for it…a full-blown pub.

No, really! And while this beer-in-a-grocery-store thing isn’t completely new (Wegman’s has a pub, too), Brew and Brau, as the Whole Foods bar is called, is a rustic beer-and-wine-and-coffee bar that serves organic java, 15 local wines, approximately half a dozen local beers on tap and food prepared at the store. As a matter of fact, the whole operation is so local and neighborhood-y that Yards has even brewed a house beer for the opening. Though you can’t walk around the store with a pint (boo!), you can drink it on one of 40 seats at the bar or meander out to the patio where another 46 seats beckon.

You can also buy six-packs or 12-packs for take-out but you have to sip your wine on-premise.

Glen Mills Whole Foods [Official website]

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  • Snake

    Where is Glen Mills? The Whole Foods in Spring Garden is for Those Who Like To Shop With Rodents.

  • Joanne

    Glen Mills is in Chester County. It’s close to the PA/DE border

  • Dan T.

    So it’s like their Cold Stone Pub in the Plymouth Meeting location?

  • pamela r

    How is this any different from the Plymouth Meeting store which opened two years ago and has the exact same thing? Not exactly news.

  • Austin

    *Cold Point Pub, not Stone.

  • Jacques

    Didn’t they remodel the Devon store to put in a pub?

  • cvo

    we live near and occasionally shop at the one on spring garden and the glen mills one puts it to shame. i dont get that crazy over supermarkets but we happened to be in the area the week wf opened in glen mills and that place is crazy awesome. maybe it was the beer, or the live band playing or the free samples or perhaps the pleasant happy people there but it was pretty neat.

  • GrowlerKing

    their Devon store and Plymouth Meeting store both have pubs, both open over a year now. someone please take control of this blog. this PhillyMag bullshit is just that, BULLSHIT. when is the next mention of that Phoebe chick and her ego moving to another spot she’ll quit from? or has Lee from HopSing taken a shit today? maybe Hawthorne’s will get mentioned for stocking their shelves with BEER. Woah. REPORTING…