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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 96, 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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stegosaurus (34) Levittown, Pennsylvania | March 20, 2007| Updated September 6, 2007
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Excellent tap selection, excellent food i had a buger with fries it was great. Service was top notch, my glass was never empty. This was a treat for me, having great brews, and watching some march madness on t.v. Good amount of parking. The take-out store was amazing i have spent a lot of money there over the past couple of months on some pretty hard to find brews (Nogne o, Hoppin Frog, Bells, 3 Floyds, Lost Abbey, Russian River, Pizza port, Avery, Stone, Allagash, Olfabrikken, Dogfish Head, Thirsty Dog, Cantillon, Great lakes, New Holland,Founders are just a host of names that frequent this location). I have even purchased westy 8, Ommegadon, Struise Pannepot, Koff Porter, and a slew of Micros from all around Pa as well as all around the US. Amazing. Now donít even get me started on the food (excellent), and the events are well ran and awesome, i frequent this place 2-3 times a month, even if it is about an hour away. This has become my hang out.
jjohn (1) Devon, Pennsylvania | March 12, 2007
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I would echo all of the good things said below. The owner, Matt, obviously is a beer fanatic, which explains why he is able to stock his store with so many brands you cant find anywhere else in the Philly area. Tracking down ultra-rare beers is his specialty. He also loves to talk beer with his customers.
In addition, you can request to be on his email list, which means he will send you updates every time new beers come in.
he also has about 8 taps, half for mainstream stuff, half for exotic brews. When i was there I enjoyed Hercules Double IPA on draft, which I havent seen anywhere else in these parts.
I had the crabcake sandwhich for dinner, which was very good, and quite inexpensive. Many restuarants cant make crab cakes to save their lives, but this one was pretty good!
JB175 (43) Bucks County, Pennsylvania | March 11, 2007| Updated September 20, 2007
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Just visited Caponeís last week for the first time after seeing the place rated so highly on Ratebeer. Amazing - usually I have to qualify all ratings for PA establishments with "good considering PA legal restrictions" - not here. Matt has done an amazing job of putting together the best beer store in the area. Most good stores go out of the way to "check with the distributor" for items you want - Matt drives to Western PA, trades, and does whatever he can to find rare and desirable beers. Another big plus is that every beer has the price on it (unlike some other well-known places), which saves you having to walk up to the counter (usually past a cat) for a price check. Great Lakes, Founders, Duck-Rabbit, Pizza Port, Alesmisth, Olafbrikken, Nogne, Thirsty Dog, Russian River, and other special stuff that you canít even think about getting in this area from a store. I didnít get a chance to eat, but the bar and restaurant look nice and had a really nice selection of beer on draft. Do yourself a big favor and stop by!!!
roan22 (4) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | March 11, 2007| Updated February 24, 2009
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Matt Capone is a true publican, he like Scoats of Grey Lodge will go out of his way to find sought after beers for people, and his goal is to keep his customers happy at all costs. In terms of ambiance/atmosphere, the best thing about Caponeís is the polarity of the two types of regulars: beer geeks sitting side by side with the old-head locals, and all of the intermingling and ícraicí to be had. I found eating in the restaurant dining rooms to be a particularly charming experience; the lighting is sexy, the food presentation is classy and the room is nicely decorated especially the colored tiles. Plus it is clean. The food menu is all over the place; some choices unremarkable and others are far-reaching, but what you get can be spectacular (like the crab legs and the chilean sea bass dinner specials Yummy!), plus there are some creative side dish ideas. I like the smaller portion sizes and Iím optimistic about the menu ironing out its quirks and finding a streamlined place among the high e
Dickinsonbeer (31) Hoboken, New Jersey | March 9, 2007
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
How the hell have I not rated this before? This is by far my favorite place to stop in and pick up some beer. Matt (the owner) always has a new selection of extremely rare beers for sale in the back of the restaurant for sale. He can pretty much get anything you want, just let him know. He always tries to make his customers happy which is great. I have picked up some crazy RR stuff, Bells, Alesmith, Great Lakes, JP, DFH, Stoudts BA shit, Pannepot, Stille Nacht Reserva (I freakin left some on the shelf cuz he has so many!!!) other de dolle SR, Nogne, Olfabrikken, Cantillon (had st lamvinus on tap last time I was there), lost abbey, duck rabbit, highland, terrapin, dominion, east end, and a shitload of other rediculous stuff. It is so much fun going here, that I have to go everytime I come to PA now. Wings were damn good too. Matt rocks!
JAXSON (4) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | March 5, 2007
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
My current favorite place to buy beer. The first thing that I think of is how friendly the owner, Matt, is. On top of that, the selection is really fantastic, with alot of breweries from the Midwest that most Mid-Atlantic distributors donít carry (Great Lakes, Founders, Oskar Blues, etc). Iíve never been to the restaurant portion, so Iím basing the "ambience" and "service" just from the bottleshop itself. Who needs ambience in a bottleshop? As long as I can navigate around the place and not put myself in physical danger, Iím happy. The prices are good on certain things, and moderately good on others. Overall very fair prices (hopefully they donít continue to raise). The great thing about Caponeís is really the fact that the owner will go out of his way to obtain beers that other distributors donít have, and to take the time to listen to (and follow) peopleís suggestions. As long as the prices stay fair, Iíll continue to shop here for as long as Iím into good beer.
BeerBlitz (5) Roslyn, Pennsylvania | March 2, 2007
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Have visited Caponeís only twice. The first time was only to shop at the bottle store, the second time was for lunch and to shop at the bottle store. Food was good, service was friendly without being overbearing (a major pet peeve of mine). Only negative with lunch was the man sitting next to me at the bar, smoking the most foul-smelling cigar on earth. I enjoy cigars myself, but this thing was unbearable. The bottle shop in the rear is a great find. Excellent selection! Lots of top-notch beers crammed into not a lot of floor space. Owner was present both times and helpful both times. Seems willing to go the extra mile to provide his customers with the beers they want. I highly recommend this place!
imzugzug (6) Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania | March 1, 2007
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Had dinner with another couple there last night and the food was awesome, salads, sandwiches, wings, crab cakes. Everyone at our table was happy and full with leftovers to take home. The tap beer selection was awesome but our server had not a clue about beers and seemed quite put off when I asked for a taste or 2 of the selections. I was quite surprised and disappointed at that so I felt I had to take a point or 2 off the service due to that issue. After dinner we went to the bottle shop, and let me tell you, I was like a kid in a candy store! Iíve never seen such a great selection and the prices were remarkable I scored the lasst 2 bottles of í06 WWS for $9/ea. How bout a 4pk of Old Rasuptin for $8 and a 4pk of Great Lakes Blackout Stout for $13. I got to meet Matt at the takeout and he couldnít have been more friendly or accommodating or apologetic for the servers lack of knowledge and willingness with the samples. Overall Iíd go back here again in a heart beat. For a meal, Iíd definitely sit at the bar next time though.
biggcb (29) Harleysville, Pennsylvania | March 1, 2007
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I cannot believe I used about .5 miles up the street and never new about this selection! This is a true gem for Pennsylvanians. The ability to buy singles is awesome and the selection is top-notch! Matt is very friendly, very accomodating and really into beer! I highly recommend a visit!
mhoster56 (3) Fleetwood, Pennsylvania | February 22, 2007
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
*ONLY VISITED THE BOTTLE SHOP* Caponeís bottle shop is one of the best I have seen in Pennsylvania. It has an eclectic selection of both American and Belgian products. The existence of Great Lakes brewery products was quite impressive. Even the Foodery in Philly does not have anything from Great Lakes. The owner/manager, Matt, was overwhelmingly pleasant and helpful. It is forthrightly evident he goes out of his way to appease his patrons. Matt admits traveling far and wide to seek out some of the rarest brews. Additionally, he will break down any six packs into singles, unlike Sharkies bottle shop in State College. Though the selection is not quite as deep as some places I have visited, there are really no "junk, filler" bottles to be found. Everything in there is top notch and/or a "greatest hit" of the respected brewery. I saw an on-tap listing while I was there too -- very impressive. Capones will fill growlers if you bring them in. Sometime soon I would like to return with some of my boys and check out the restaurant. With no real decent bottle shops in the Reading area, Capones is most certainly worth the drive.
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