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Beer Available At Capones Restaurant (arranged by most recent)
Timmermans Oude Kriek 95, East End / Pizza Boy Moonstomp 93, Deschutes Jubel 2015 97, Evil Genius Chickity China the Chinese Chicken 40, Long Trail Brush & Barrel Imperial Pumpkin 82, Victory Vital IPA 83, Petrus Aged Red 68, Knee Deep Simtra Triple IPA 99, Knee Deep Hoparillo 3x IPA 99, Knee Deep Citra Extra Pale Ale 96, Penn Ginger Beer 35, Knee Deep Hoptologist DIPA 98, Deschutes Pinedrops IPA 92, Southampton Burton IPA 70, Starr Hill Bandstand Barleywine 63, Founders Backstage Series #13: reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA 99, Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk (KMF) Grand Cru 94, Allagash Session Brett Ale 98, East End Session #07 - Wheat Hop 66, Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2009 97
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Beerapprentice (11) Norristown, Pennsylvania | November 14, 2009
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited this place with my boyfriend Adrian. I think itís his favourite local bar. I can see why. When I went, the bar wasnít crowded and had a really nice atmosphere. Tons of TVs do it would be a good place to watch sporting events. The draft list was pretty good and the bottle shop had a good selection but itís a little pricey. Didnít get any food but next time Iíd like to see what they have and stick around a bit longer. It seems like a nice bar. Iíd definitely go back.
Drake (608) Free Union, Virginia | October 11, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 12/20
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 wasnít 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 Iíve seen in PA. Generally $3.50 or more for any single. Parking was ample.
bytemesis (608) Sunnyvale, California | September 17, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
PRBeer (411) Parsippany, New Jersey | June 18, 2015
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Iíd heard and read about this place for some time...and had wanted to visit...had a chance recently to detour a bit on a drive from VA back to NJ. I had heard the food was hearty but not special...but the beer and people were great. Turned out to be true on all accounts. Nonetheless I had a great surprise upon arriving on a Sunday night. Turned out it was Lost Abbey/Port Brewing night...which in and of itself would have made the trip here great...but it gets better...being the start of Philly beer week...I lucked into a visit from the whole Lost Abbey/Port Brewing crew. That meant I got to meet the man himself...Tomme Arthur! Got a picture too...thanks to their marketing manager Adam who I got to talk and drink with. Of course I was drinking a ton of rare and less common Lost Abbey/Port Brewing beers (a little heaver on the Abbey side). So of course I had a great adventure...and fantastic visit. Getting back to Caponeís itself though...like I said up top...really great beers...fun place with good if not great ambiance...great staff...food maybe a bit ordinary...but nothing bad. This is a place I would definitely visit again...especially on a special night like a tap takeover...but I donít think Iíd visit often...too many other better places to explore.
spycow (56) Illinois | May 20, 2015
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Great gem of a bar and restaurant about 25 minutes outside of Philadelphia. They had rotating taps with beers from all over the United states with some rare, some local and a couple of traditionals. The service courteous, quick and what I would expect. The food itself was quite good for bar fare. Quite the selection and the serving size was also great. Overall, a great place that has stood the test of time and will continue to do so regardless of how the craft movement changes. Great place to have some beers. Must visit.
Theydon_Bois (871) 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 (590) Minneapolis, Minnesota | 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 (75) 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 (122) 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 (101) | 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 (846) 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.
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