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Beer Available At Pinocchio’s Beer Garden To Go (arranged by most recent)
Old Forge Resolution Rye Stout 62, Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA 10.1% (2015) 97, Ninkasi This Is Why I’m Hop , Ballast Point Sculpin IPA 100, Weyerbacher Sunday Morning Stout 92, Blue Mountain Local Species 93, Firestone Walker Easy Jack 97, Free Will 10W Porter 50, AleSmith My Bloody Valentine 98, Coronado / Devils Backbone Devils Tale 96, Ballast Point Grunion Pale Ale 99, Lost Abbey Serpents Stout 100, Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA 94, Laurelwood Organic Free Range Red 88, Ithaca Rustic Harvest Red Rye India Pale Ale 75, Full Pint Tri-PA 62, Ithaca The Creeker 94, Victory Deep Cocoa 94, Saucony Creek Hop Suplex Ale 92, Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale - Vanilla 97
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reggiedunlop (164) The dub c, Pennsylvania | August 21, 2011| Updated October 26, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
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.
JCB (233) Durham, North Carolina | July 17, 2011| Updated June 3, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
callmemickey (34) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | April 26, 2011| Updated September 27, 2014
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
The best bottle shop in the Philly area--and that is saying something. A comprehensive selection that is constantly growing and being restocked. Tim and Dan run a great spot where you can get growlers filled, try samples, and even have a glass or two along with some pizza. The prices are better on most and not far off on others. If you haven’t been you should stop in... it just might become a regular stop.
Elwood (108) Leesburg, Virginia | March 6, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Scouser (13) Pennsylvania | February 5, 2011| Updated March 22, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
It’s a pizza joint, a busy pizza joint! It kinda has a weird ambiance if you are looking mainly for a place to drink a beer, but if you want pizza, beer and a family atmosphere, this is it. It has the feel of an old school dinner, and should not be considered a bar even though it has numerous taps. It’s a pizza joint! Food is that of a pizza joint, pizza and spaghetti. Value for mone, is good. Now onto the good stuff! Staff are friendly and attentive. Beer selection is great and good value. Great pizza and an all you can eat at 6.95 who can beat that? Bootle shop is amazing with a great selection and great knowledgable staff. If you want good pizza, good beer, friendly service and a great 6er to go this is your place.
DRSS (1) Pennsylvania | October 20, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 14/20
The Beer Garden is a very small room behind the pizza shop. One wall is fridges for individual bottles, and the spouts for growlers are in the back. As a local, my experience is that Pinoccio’s food is mediocre at best, and you’re better off getting your pizza almost anywhere else in town. The parking situation is terrible here. On the upside, the staff at the Beer Garden are extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and were able to answer my questions better than anywhere else I’ve been. The selection here is incredible, and a sign boasts 800 kinds of beer. Pennsylvania’s ridiculous alcohol laws make it almost impossible to buy individual bottles, so this place is a treasure trove of beers you can’t find anywhere else in PA. Unfortunately, the prices are at least 20-30% higher here than if you take a short drive to DE. Very expensive. This is a good place for Pennsylvanian’s to get those hard-to-find treasures and answers to questions, but at a high premium price.
Guyute_Pig (45) Columbus, Ohio | September 20, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in while visiting family in South Philly. Super nice and knowledgeable staff. Very good selection of beer. Majority of their beer is already in a cooler and I’m a fan of keeping them on a shelf. If you are in the area, they have an excellent selection. Wish I had time to have a slice and enjoy what they had on tap.
joeyplush (15) Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania | July 24, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
This place is awesome! A little pricey, but there is nowhere else in delco that you can get such an awesome selection and buy singles. I saw beers here that I have not seen anywhere else in PA, DE, or MD. They are doing a fantastic job, and although today was my first visit, I will be back again for sure!
GMCC2181 (77) Newark , Delaware | July 7, 2010| Updated January 27, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited a couple times now... I sat at the bar, looks like there are twenty taps or so, easy to find something that will make you happy. Kind of reminded me of a dinner, typical pizza place. Pizza is tasty. Only 8 or so bar seat but good amount of tables available. Family friendly... The actual bottle shop is what most impressed me. Andrew/joe (employees) were very helpful and knowledgable... Lots of west coast goodies that I cant find in the DE/MD area and growlers! Growlers are a good price but bottles are expensive.
regspeir (18) Havertown, Pennsylvania | June 16, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
Twenty taps, growler fills and over 800 bottles of beers and counting would be enough to peak any BM’s interest. Add to that some extremely knowledgeable, patient staff who are fun and VERY generous of their time, etc. and you have a "don’t miss" locale. That’s what Pinocchio’s Beer Garden has become for me and should be for you. Tim, Dan, and Trey have taken so much time - to educate without attitude, to help me find things, and just generally do anything they can to help me enjoy craft beers. They are true "beer advocates."
Pinocchio’s Beer Garden is a small place attached to their restaurant. It is not uncomfortable and the restaurant is next door if you want to sit, etc. Another great aspect of the place is their effort to keep their clientele informed. They maintain a mailing list, facebook and tweeter updates and a fully searchable list of their beers on their website. I can only imagine how much DAILY work is required to keep these current. Parking is sometimes a problem and the traffic in Media can be annoying, but once you are in, you’ll be back again and again.
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