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Beer Available At Capones Restaurant (arranged by most recent)
AleSmith Decadence 2013 96, Round Guys Last Waltz Imperial Porter , Lambickx (Zenne Valley, Private Domain) 95, North Country Buck Snort Stout 86, Southern Tier Tier de Garde 81, Deschutes Black Butte XXVI 98, Three Heads Tropical Kind Double India Pale Ale , Round Guys Dead Souls Pumpkin Porter , Brewfist / Prairie Artisan Ales Spaghetti Western 98, De Brabandere 1894 92, Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Pretzel, Raspberry, and Chocolate Ale 72, Weyerbacher Canes Venatici , Deschutes Not The Stoic 98, Deschutes Foray Belgian Style IPA 92, Stone 18th Anniversary Golden Brown IPA 94, Samuel Adams Longshot American Stout 96, Green Flash Belgian Blonde 86, Bear Republic Lazy Comet , Bear Republic Rebellion IPA (Triskel) 39, Stone 10.10.10 Vertical Epic Ale with French Oak 92
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JFGrind (79) Glenside, Pennsylvania | April 19, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Capones is an establishment at a crossroads. Itís a Bar & Grille that is transforming into a destination beer bar. Typical bar & grille set-up with large oval bar,TVís, tables in the bar area and dining rooms in the back. Plenty of staff on hand, barmaids are adequate but seem to have zero beer knowledge. The owner is the beer geek of the lot, and is assembling a line-up of hard to find beers in the Philadelphia suburbs. Beer geeks have been crowding the bar during beer events causing congestion at the bar and in the parking lot (there is adequate parking down the street at the neighboring office complex). I forsee minor adjustments by the ownership will be made in the future to ease the congestion. With proximity to the PA Turnpike interchange its a easy on/easy off to stop by and check out the take-out and bar. Bonus is Capones does fill growlers to go. Capones has carved a niche out for itself with its beer selection, and I see nowhere but up for its reputation.
Slipstream (88) | 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 (657) Hanover, Maryland | 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 (78) 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.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | August 30, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
The renown Capones Restaurant didnít disappoint during the RBSG. Over 20 taps of carefully selected beers, no turkey there. An extensive bottle list. Large bar to sit around. The place itself looks like an old semi-classy restaurant that manages to keep a true pub atmosphere. A bottle shop in the back where you can buy things to go. Again the bottle shop is small (VERY SMALL) but the selection is carefully selected and you may come across a gem or two. I did. Prices (especially at the bottle shop) are a bit stiff but PA beer bars in general are the not very cheap. A place Iíd really like to go back to but that may not happen because this place is not super accessible unless you drive there. But with a beer selection like this, I just cannot take the car to such a bar.
HeadyDE (59) Delaware | July 9, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Combination bottle shop/restaurant/tap house..bottle shop has a wealth of variety and rarities..singles.packs were available with a good selection of bombers as well..space is not big in shop but there is room to browse around..Matt is friendly and helpful and willing to offer quality recommendations..ate at bar for lunch..liked the sampler option as they had over 30 drafts which they are willing to do growlers for as well.draft list was solid..only downside I didnít notice any prices on beer menu..sampled some pretty tasty grilled chicken fingers and roast beef sandwich..food was good as well..nicely prepared simple tavern offerings..inside feel is not really your typical pub style..but they donít call themselves a pub/gastropub..well worth a visit..
Whig68 (6) , | July 6, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Rating is primarily about the bottle shop. Eaten there once and the food was above average. Beer selection was excellent and from regularly watching their tap list I know they commonly get rare beers such as PTY and KBS. Servers were older females with little knowledge of craft beer. Bottle shop is fantastic. They get every beer you can think of, which is very deceiving considering how small it is. Only slight downside is pricing. If another place has a beer, it's probably cheaper, but the majority of places don't even have the beers you see at Capones so pricing is a trade off. Owner of place is very knowledgeable and provides great service. Really nice guy. Love going to this place!!
devman171 (121) Annapolis , Maryland | April 1, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Awesome Place, great taps, great staff, awesome happy hour wings. nice takout beer store íround back. Awesome
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