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Beer Available At Capones Restaurant (arranged by most recent)
Ninkasi Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout 96, Spring House Blood Lust (Bourbon, Cacao, Habanero, Cinnamon, Vanilla) , Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #10 (Bat out of Hell) 100, Shipyard Black IPA 88, Boulevard Smokestack Series - Dark Truth Stout 98, Green Flash Silva Stout 100, Stone Spotlight Series: Drew & Steveís Imperial Mutt Brown Ale 95, Ninkasi / Devils Backbone The Devil Went Down To Oregon 87, Jackís Abby Sunny Ridge 80, Woodchuck Gumption 70, Lost Abbey Santo Ron Diego 43, Ommegang Game of Thrones #5 - Three-Eyed Raven 96, Tennentís Aged With Whisky Oak 29, Sixpoint Abigale 82, East End Toaster 99, La Trappe Quadrupel Oak Aged Batch #16 99, Heavy Seas CrossBones 66, Smuttynose Hayseed 69, Full Sail Session IPA 46, Heavy Seas Deep Six 95
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Theydon_Bois (850) Tourist Town (West), England | April 12, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Visited on Black Friday, 29/11/13.
Capones is a moderately sized bar/diner that accomodates perhaps 60 or so folks seated with around a dozen stools at the bar where we managed to squeeze in.
Probably an a-typical visit in terms of it being Black Friday which carries a special beer list and the place was pretty swamped at 12.45 pm.
We stayed for a couple of hours and the place maintained itís same busy edge but the service held up just fine.
Crowd was local with a few beer geeks evident ticking some of the rareties and one offs, local BA specials plus a HF beer and other interesting stuff from around the US.
The bottle shop is located to the rear and caries a solid selection of singles (not common in many PA liquor stores) from PA and around the US and Europe.
Tasting flight available at the bar which helped us work through the list.
Had a hot sandwich at the bar which was decent.
Solid venue with the bonus of a decent bottle shop adjoining.
As I said, I hit it with a special tap list on offer so I could have dropped a few points on another day so whilst solid - probably not quite the world class tag for me.
jackl (506) Charlottesville, Virginia | April 8, 2015
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited 04/03/15. Not an easy drive from Philly, even in light afternoon traffic. Caponeís is a tired-looking Italian restaurant with a small bottle shop attached. The bottle selectionís pretty modest, with perhaps 250 beers available (the listed numberís way too high). The selection available in the shop mixes high and low. For instance, I walked out with a local sour and a 40 of Colt 45 Double Malt. Itís a solid spot, but not particularly memorable. Service was bright and cheery. My experience in the restaurant was fine. I sat at the bar and received prompt if somewhat surly service. The 25ish taps offered a decent selection of Belgian-inspired beers (La Trappe, Chimay) alongside a couple of locals (Stoudts, Fegleys). While the beer list was decent, it fell short of what I expected from a place with such a lofty reputation. I walked away not regretting my visit, but feeling that thereís places in the area where Iíd rather spend my time.
Lothore (53) California | February 19, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
When I pulled up it was totally not what I was expecting. Looked like an unassuming Italian restaurant with a long bar. Got a taplist that was heavily focused on local beer, more so than any other bar I found around the area, which was a big plus. Service was prompt even though it was extremely busy (and I went on a Monday!). Bottle shop out back is a tiny room with tons of good beer. Prices are high but the selection is amazing.
Art (104) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | December 14, 2014
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 19/20
Glad I stopped by here for their annual Black Friday event. Awesome selection and 20 taps. Not a bad beer on tap. Of course this was a special event but the feel of the place was still cozy. I will definitely go back again.
Slipstream (95) | July 6, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to Adrian for showing me his favorite beer establishment. It is a very fine place. The back is a little bottle shop that is packed with superb releases - somebody obviously puts some care into the place. The prices are high, but acceptable for such a fine selection. The front is a pleasant bar/restaurant, with muted decor and several TVs. Service was friendly, and the food was pub fare - I had the crab cake sandwich, which was good and well priced. Adrian likes the salad with grilled chicken. I had one of their specials once too - the jambalaya, which did not impress - better stick to the basics. There are 30 taps going, with new brews coming in all the time, There is always something exciting and hard to find on their draft list! One complaint: they serve everything very cold, even in the middle of winter. A lot of brews are not served best in this way. Caponeís is a really good place - #1 beer joint in the Philly area, and it is well worth a visit. Where Matt Capone and his crew really excel - this is what puts Caponeís head and shoulders above other, perfectly good, beer establishments - is in the area of special events. They get the best brews in the world in here, and often they are accompanied by the men who brewed them. I canít think of another place that can match them in this regard.
BeerandBlues2 (783) San Diego, California | April 19, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
So, this is the famous Capones? The service was mostly cougars hitting on young guys. I watched one waitress who was battling a foamy keg pour beer into a second glass and then decant from one to the other, using her finger (unwashed after handling money) to hold the foam back. Wow! The food was standard pub food, nothing special. I finished up and walked around back to check out this special beer store, and found a 10 x 10 cramped room with a few bottles, nothing particularly special - maybe I am jaded.
DandyWolfFloyd (41) Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania | April 8, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Ambiance - restaurant bar side is nice, not out of this world. Not the sexiest location either, but itís good
Service - wait staff is very nice, store guy is so-so.
Selection - they do have some stuff that is vintage, and some odd-ball stuff, but nothing I canít find anywhere else. Itís overrated honestly.
Food - is very good, portions are a nice size
Value - somethings in the bottle store are a little over market value.
A nice place, not off the wall though.
ROGUE (52) Newark, Delaware | February 5, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent craft beer bar! One of the best tap selections around. Great freindly staff. Small bottle shop off the back with excellent selection.
jdb288 (85) Robbinsville, New Jersey | November 29, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Solid outing during the Black Friday event. The special line-up aside, the reputation of this place is well deserved. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Food was decent and as expected for the type of place.
Bottle shop was thoughtfully-cultivated. It was like being in someone elseís cellar. The prices are high but not unexpected. Great experience.
Cliff_brew_ed (3) Candler, North Carolina | October 2, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I was only in Norristown for the night, but Caponeís was a great place to stop. Enjoyed an Ithaca Flower Power and some food. Bottle shop in the back was a little disappointing, but I think it had more to do with what I was in the mood for than their selection.
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