First Stop: Lucky’s Market
My designated shopping cart driver and I headed out for the crawl around dinnertime with the intention of eating before pounding a series of grocery store beers. That led us to Lucky’s Market. Lucky’s is the new kid on 417-land’s natural grocery scene, having opened at the beginning of 2018. I took a spin around Lucky’s a few weeks ago for my weekly grocery run, but this was my first time bellying up to the bar.
The selection: We didn’t have a hard time finding something sudsy to sip at Lucky’s, although the selection was the most limited of the evening. Lucky’s had six craft beers on tap including local options from Lost Signal Brewing Company, Mother’s Brewing Company and Springfield Brewing Company. Several wines were also available. I decided to start slow with an Angry Orchard hard cider, while my date tried Trop Top, the new tropical pale ale from Mother’s. Spoiler alert: He chose the better brew.
The price: Lucky’s offers $2 pints of craft beer and $3 glasses of wine, which, in my opinion, is a wicked good deal.
Pairs well with: Drinks in hand, we moseyed over to the Lucky’s Market ramen and sushi bar for some sustenance. We weren’t the only patrons strolling with our suds—Lucky’s allows guests to explore the store with their drinks, taking the laid-back grocery shopping experience to the next level.