Capones Restaurant

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Beers At Capones Restaurant

Jolly Pumpkin Forgotten Tales of the Last Gypsy Series 1 Vol. 15.7%5/26/2016
Allagash St. Klippenstein11%5/26/2016
Manayunk Upshitz Kriek8%5/26/2016
Newport Storm Smoke RIng7%5/24/2016
Newport Storm The SheRIff of Rock RIdge12%5/23/2016
Amager / Jester King Danish Metal10%5/22/2016
Almanac Valley of the Heart’s Delight (Batch 3)7%5/21/2016
Anchor Meyer Lemon Lager4.5%5/21/2016
Drakes Hopocalypse Blood Orange Imperial IPA (Red Label) 9%5/20/2016
Flying Dog Fever Dream: Mango Habanero IPA7%5/20/2016
Epic Brainless on Raspberries 9.8%5/20/2016
Clown Shoes American Monastic8.5%5/19/2016
Two Roads Henry’s Farm Double Bock 7.8%5/19/2016
Deschutes Hop Slice4.5%5/19/2016
Short’s ControversiALE6%5/18/2016
Starr Hill The Hook Grapefruit Session IPA4.8%5/18/2016
Logsdon The Conversion7.8%5/18/2016
Drakes Denogginizer9.75%5/17/2016
Ninkasi Hop Cooler Citrus IPA7.2%5/17/2016
J. Wakefield 24th St Brown - Cinnamon Spice6.8%5/17/2016
J. Wakefield 24th St Brown - Marshmallow6.8%5/17/2016
J. Wakefield Stush Berliner - Ginger & Pear3.5%5/17/2016
J. Wakefield Stush Berliner - Peach White Wine Sangria3.5%5/17/2016
J. Wakefield Stush Berliner - Sangria3.5%5/17/2016
J. Wakefield Stush Berliner - Pineapple Habanero3.5%5/17/2016
J. Wakefield Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Stout (Raspberries and Cherries)13%5/17/2016
J. Wakefield UJP Porter7%5/17/2016
J. Wakefield La Nada - Coco Caramel Sea Salt12%5/17/2016
J. Wakefield Hop For Teacher IPA - Mango6%5/17/2016
J. Wakefield Hop For Teacher IPA - Peach6.7%5/17/2016
J. Wakefield Hop For Teacher IPA6.7%5/17/2016
J. Wakefield El Mariachi13.2%5/17/2016
J. Wakefield El Jefe Hefeweizen4.5%5/17/2016
J. Wakefield Dragonfruit Passion Fruit (DFPF) Berliner Weisse3.5%5/17/2016
Manayunk Sir Dank A Lot 10.2%5/14/2016
Epic Escape To Colorado IPA6.2%5/14/2016
White Birch Small Batch Ale Sunset sour6%5/12/2016
Conshohocken Blood Money IPA7%5/12/2016
Flying Fish Daylight Savings IPA4.9%5/12/2016
Uinta Hop Nosh IPA - Tangerine7.3%5/11/2016
Manayunk Belly Flop4%5/11/2016
Long Trail Smash Project #3 - Munich Malt/Single Hop Equinox 6.8%5/11/2016
Captain Lawrence Effortless Grapefruit Session IPA4.5%5/11/2016
Mispillion River Black Tie6.6%5/11/2016
Epic Tart N’ Juicy Sour IPA4.6%5/10/2016
newport storm unknown variable8%5/10/2016
Great South Bay Massive IPA6.8%5/9/2016
Epic Lil Brainless Raspberries5.2%5/9/2016
Saugatuck Backyard IPA4.5%5/8/2016
Flying Dog Brewhouse Rarities: Mint Julep Ale6%5/7/2016
Hoppin’ Frog Tower Tuesday: Infusion A - Coffee Porter6.2%4/24/2016
Flying Fish Exit 18 Baltic Porter9.5%3/15/2016
Long Trail Unearthed Stout7.9%3/13/2016
Newport Storm Red Dawn9%3/13/2016
Tilquin / Rulles Stout Rullquin7%3/11/2016
Free Will Black Friday Quad12.75%3/7/2016
Paradox Beer Non Fatal Souls - Whiskey Barrel Hell For Stout10%3/7/2016
Double Bastard Ale in the Rye12.7%3/7/2016
Forgotten Boardwalk What The Butler Saw5%3/3/2016
Short’s Bonafide Legit6%3/3/2016
Short’s Electric Mullet6.7%3/3/2016
Panil Divina (Barrel Aged)6.5%3/3/2016
Breckenridge 471 IPA Barrel Series: Simcoe10.5%3/3/2016
Anchor Argonaut Collection: Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout7.4%3/1/2016
Søle Artistry & Alchemy9.1%3/1/2016
Evolution Craft Crystal Row7.2%3/1/2016
Atwater Tunnel Ram 7.5%3/1/2016
Sixpoint C.R.E.A.M.7.2%3/1/2016
Almanac Peach de Brettaville6.5%3/1/2016
Free Will Funky Hoppy People Saison8.5%3/1/2016
Spring House Lexicon Devil Grapefruit Pale Ale6.8%2/28/2016
10 Barrel Joe6.9%2/28/2016
Lost Abbey Merry Taj IPA8%2/28/2016
Paradox Beer Skully Barrel No. 367.5%2/27/2016
Paradox Beer Skully Barrel No. 358%2/27/2016
Magic Hat Wee Heavy Champ8%2/27/2016
Doylestown R5 Lager4.6%2/27/2016
Atwater Going Steady IPA4.6%2/27/2016
Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Blueberry7%2/27/2016
Allagash Evora8.5%2/27/2016
Samuel Adams Rebel IPA - Grapefruit6.3%2/27/2016
Forgotten Boardwalk Morro Castle5.7%2/27/2016
Goose Island Rasselbock6.8%2/26/2016
Sweetwater Hash Session IPA4.2%2/26/2016
Ommegang Rosetta 5.6%2/25/2016
Narragansett Lovecraft Innsmouth Olde Ale7%2/25/2016
Sweetwater Hash Brown6.2%2/25/2016
Forgotten Boardwalk 1916 Shore Shiver6.9%2/25/2016
Paradox Beer Skully Barrel No. 37 7%2/25/2016
Two Roads / Evil Twin Geyser Gose5.5%2/25/2016
Boulevard Smokestack Series: Chocolate Ale - Raspberry9.1%2/25/2016
Peak Organic Super Fresh7.6%2/24/2016
Forgotten Boardwalk Funnel Cake5.5%2/24/2016
Short’s Earl of Brixom3.9%2/24/2016
Short’s Space Rock5%2/24/2016
Saranac S’More Porter6.2%2/24/2016
Roy Pitz HoneySucker Pils5.2%2/24/2016
Stone Old Guardian - Pekko Dry-Hopped11%2/24/2016
New Holland Pilgrim’s Dole Bourbon Barrel Wheatwine Ale12%2/16/2016
Evolution Craft Rise Up Russian Imperial Stout10%2/16/2016

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (2340) Washington, Washington DC | December 8, 2011
Really friendly place, owner Matt is always checking to make sure you’re having a good time. Draft list is extensive, bottle list is small but solid. Good food. Nice place.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 3/20
3fourths  (1514) Boulder, Colorado | September 24, 2007| Updated May 13, 2008
Here’s the problem. I gave Matt a bottle of Divine Reserve 5 as a gift during my visit, a single bottle, and then a week later a Philly RBian rates it and says they bought the bottle at Capones. WTF? If the guy took my gift and tried to get $4 out of it, then I’m not coming back, ever. Bad karma. Here’s my review: Small interior, with a nice, dark and comfortable color scheme but the restaurant side is a little on the small side. The beer shop seems stuck in an awkward space, but the selection is stellar, and that’s really all that matters. Amazing finds that you won’t see elsewhere on the east coast (grey market beers), and of course the tap list was fantastic, though I did visit a few days after an event, so they had Pliny the Elder, Rogue 10,000 and Expedition Stout on draft. They make a lot of fans for bringing in grey/black market bottles, but some of the breweries who have found out about it aren’t exactly pleased with the sneakiness and 400% price markup.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois  (1001) Tourist Town (West), England | April 12, 2015
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 it’s 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.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2  (909) Escondido, California | April 19, 2014
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.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK  (795) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | March 28, 2012
Not what I was expecting. They have 30 drafts and a huge bottle list but you wouldn’t know it if you go at 5pm where most of the folks are swigging BMC from the bottle. The decor, at least in the bar area, is a bit shopworn and rough around the edges. Service was perfunctory. They had a really good draft list, no crap on tap here. Still it was a bit disconcerting to see a large ice display full of macro lagers. I might go back if I’m in the area but I won’t make a special trip.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
theisti  (730) Kansas | May 27, 2008| Updated September 8, 2014
I visited on Sunday, May 25th. I was in town for a wedding, and had precious little time to spend at this place. The building itself is a distinctive house on a stretch of road that is full of strip mall crap. I was able to hit the bottle shop and get some interesting bottles. The bottle shop itself is pretty cramped, but stuffed full of a ton of interesting beers. Good selection of micros from all over, and decent imports, including Belgians. Overall, certainly one of the better selections I have seen. In terms of the bar/restaurant side of the house, I only had time for one beer, but I made it count with a Bear Republic Racer X. Perfectly served by friendly bartenders. The scene in the bar itself is very locally - not at all a haven for beer nerds I was expecting. It seemed like a normal local tavern that also happened to have a crazy good tap selection. I would have loved to have time to try the Ramstein Eisbock, but oh well. Certainly a place to hit if you are in the greater Philly area.

88 = ★★★★ (best in area, a must for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (722) Sunnyvale, California | September 17, 2015
Pretty solid place on a major road with plenty of parking in front and on the side. Bar area as you enter is nicely decored with plenty of seating. Restaurant area behind looked pretty nice as well. I did not check the bottle list, although I should have. Tap list was pretty good, although there was a bit of a focus on west coast stuff. I can see that being attractive to the locals, but being FROM the west coast I didnt really need Knee Deep and Lost Abbey ticks. I ordered a flight of four and my bill was like $15, which seems a bit crazy to me. There is also a bottle shop in the back. Selection is fair, but the prices on the more unusual bottles are kinda crazy expensive. $18 for a World Wide Stout?? Otherwise, nice place.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
GT2  (672) Oceanside, California | June 18, 2010
Capone’s is in the middle of nowhere. It does have a pretty good bottle shop attached that has some pretty great stuff: Cantillon, Dark Horse, East End Gratitude, Russian River, maybe Lost Abbey. THe restaurant is like an old style diner blended with an Applebee’s: not necessarily impressive. Service was not bad. Food is decent to uninspiring, tap list had some very interesting rarities: Cigar City one-offs, Weyerbacher one-offs, tons of weird stuff I had never heard of. And it is obviously very popular with beer geeks since most of the good stuff from Philly Beer Week had been kicked by the time I arrived.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Drake  (667) Free Union, Virginia | October 11, 2015
Definite diner vibe, dark. Many taps, but nothing particularly unusual or inviting. Ended up not making any purchase in the restaurant area, as I did not want ticks for ticks sake and I wasn’t hungry. Then stopped by the bottle shop, staffed by a curmudgeonly but friendly shopkeeper. Lots of nooks and crannies, so keep your eyes peeled. Lots of rare and unusual stuff. Prices are staggeringly high. I assume some of this is because of PA law, but still more expensive than any other place I’ve seen in PA. Generally $3.50 or more for any single. Parking was ample.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | August 4, 2010| Updated June 16, 2011
When preparing our trip to Philadelphia, I was very impressed by the distribution info here on RB. The rarer Pennsylvania offerings were of course often not available anywhere, but 95% of the time they were available in only one place, that place was Capone’s. I approached Capone’s expecting a paradisiac selection and while I would not go quite there (rarer offerings must be leaving the shelves quickly), it was still the best draught and bottles selection I’ve seen in a 10-day beer heavy roadtrip. The 25 or so draughts was superior to anywhere in Philly, a shame really since Capone’s is a fair bit out of the way, yet still accessible if you’re into walking and huge train rides. So basically, an outdated americano-italian restaurant is at the forefrunt of the place. Expect characterful, very experimented waitresses who’ll take care of you very well. Rare offerings like East End Kvass, a couple of pizza ports encounter local stuff in a varied, solid tap list with no clear focus, but a very good range of uncommon IPAs. The Manayunk California Dreaming was spectacularly aromatic, a bare 2 days out of the brewery! Honestly, it feels comfortable, but you’d never venture in here were it not for the beer. And the beer list is good enough that I’d spend the whole evening here, even though I’m not particularly fond of the ambiance. My grilled veggies salad was excellent though. The restaurant has no bottle itself, but a separated area in the back is a bottle shop. A small, but very focused bottle shop where it’s easy to spend a lot of money, especially with PA’s high prices which are actually reasonable compared to Capone’s, but you get the rarities you pay for. Church Brew Quadzilla, East End Gratitude, a couple of Voodoo’s, Fred from the Wood. They have a remarkable selection of singles though I would estimate it to be far under the estimated 600 here. Maybe 250-300? Hoping to score a Bullfrog, I have not seen any, but asking scored me an Undead Ed, the last one in the backstore. Great spot, but expensive shop.

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