I was very worried wjen I walked into the "To Go" door of Pinocchio’s only to find a fridge of Labatt’s and Bud Light. Fortunately, the guy at the counter directed me around the corner to the "Beer Garden To Go," where a treasure trove of beers were waiting, as well as a handful of taps. I had barely selected my first beers when somebody thrust a glass of Lagunitas Holiday Ale into my hand. That made Christmas beer shopping much easier. Selection was extensive and very solid. Definitely woth the short trip from Philly.
theisti (779) Kansas | August 21, 2013| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited for a late lunch on a Monday. This is really 3 places in one, with the restaurant space and the macro beer space up front and the craft beer “garden” around the corner. I ate lunch in the restaurant space, which is laid out Diner style with ~ 10 bar stools, and many booths and tables spread about. There were 24 or so taps, great selection of regional and national craft beers. Each beer was offered draft or via growler to go. They also sold a wide variety of empty growlers from a cheap 32 oz medicine bottle to a fancy Brauler. I had a mini pizza which was fresh and tasty, the cheese steaks also looked solid. Next to the restaurant is a small macro beer, which there is no reason to visit. You need to walk around the corner to access the “Beer Garden” which has a great selection of craft in the coolers, a small 3 or 4 seat bar, and a few well chosen taps. The place is cramped, though everyone in it was in a great mood so it was a lot of fun. Overall experience is great.
82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
BVery (625) Plymouth, Minnesota | June 3, 2012| Updated June 4, 2012
Stopped in on June 3, 2012. Cafe style joint with a great tap list. Huge bottle selection. Cheesesteaks. Cool spot. The take-home beer store is incredible - about 800 or so to select from. Cigar City, AleSmith, Russian River, Port/Lost Abbey - lots of goodies!
Only commenting on the bottle shop part of Pinnocchio’s. Small space which is mostly taken up by beer fridges. I’m OK with that. Great quantity and quality of bottles available. I picked up a mixed sixer of stuff that I don’t recall seeing closer to me in Philly as well as a growler of Founders Breakfast Stout. Plenty of taps to choose from and the prices were quite reasonable for PA/Philly. While it is a bit south of the city if you are out that way for any reason I reccomend a stop. I usually go a bit out of my way to be able to stop in but never second guess my decision.
JCB (280) Durham, North Carolina | July 17, 2011| Updated June 3, 2013
Lightning fast visit with a local friend, as we scored some pie for his boy. Friendly, family-oriented vibe to the place. I didn’t sample the food myself, but was assured that it was quite tasty. Bottle shop offerings looked impressive, without the range of rarities you can find at Capone’s but with perhaps a wider gathering of what’s available via distro in PA. Nice, if relatively limited range of taps and growlers to go, of which we picked up two tasty ones. I look forward to going back next time I’m in the area. UPDATE: bumping my score up after more time in the bottle shop. Awesome place.
Used to get pizza from here all the time when I worked in Media, its good stuff! The staff always had a love for different beers so I was glad to see the new store and although it is a small space it is packed and nicely organized. The wall is lined with coolers packed with tons of micro brews and imports. They also have shelving that is not cold with a lot of hard to find bottles. The website is getting more and more organized, so if your in delco this is a great spot to grab beer. The prices were not that bad!
other than the fact that its clean, it has little in the way of ambiance...it feels like a diner/sports bar and is far too bright for my taste. however the restaurant service is friendly and fairly quick. i had a very tasty pizza off of the menu which features traditional pizza shop offerings...I’ve gone on to try several sandwiches and appetizers on future visits...all were excellent. now on to the beer...very nice draft selection with a mix of imports and crafts...some local rarities. and the bottle shop is excellent...only capones can rival it in this area. lots of hard to find bottles here! prices in both the bottle shop and restaurant are fair for beer and food. i highly reccomend a visit! they also offer growlers which seemed to be priced a bit high but my experience in that area is limited so i could be wrong.
Tiny place, barely room to look at the coolers and have anyone else in the space moving around. Selection is very good, service is adequate, pricing was decent for what I purchased. I would recommend as this place based on selection. I made just a quick stop and would frequent again if in the area.
I can’t speak for the food, but it’s worth a stop if you are in the area for the bottle selection. They have a good selection of stuff from PA plus some harder to get breweries like Cigar City, Port Brewing, Lost Abbey, Hair of the Dog, and Alesmith. Unfortunately they aren’t too kind on the wallet. Expect a fairly substantial mark up. If you have some noteworthy trade fodder, apparently the owner has a shelf of goodies available for trade only. The staff was very helpful and willing to give samples of what they had on tap too.