United States > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia
ben4321 (302) Hoboken, New Jersey | May 8, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
I found this place to be pretty darn impressive. A really nice selection, of a lot of stuff you can and canít find anywhere around me in NY/NJ. Iím still not sure that I really understand PAís laws, but regardless, this place seemed to make them work in their favor. Beyond the selection, I liked that you could drink their obviously, and we had a rather good time, right Nick? We drank some interesting beers here while we were hanging out, and they seemed rather comfortable with our slightly intoxicated group haggling with them over the giant Allagash bottle and encouraging general drunkenness.
nickd717 (81) San Francisco, California | April 22, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Great, great, great bottle shop in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philly. The selection is phenomenal. Iím not even going to go into it because theyíve got just about everything thatís distributed to the area. From local beers to out-of-state rarities (Russian River sours, beers cleared from shelves in other areas) to Belgians and lambics to BMC crap, youíll find it all here. I think I had a Laughing Dog Sneaky Pete, an Ithaca Thirteen, and some other great stuff. Iím unhappy to report that I also got iced with a Smirnoff Ice that they unfortunately sell here. We drunkenly haggled with the people working there to sell us a $200 6L of Allagash Triple for $20, but they wouldnít have it. Man, they stick by their prices! Prices are ok to a bit high, but nothing that will kill you. Thereís also a solid food selection for the drunken munchies. Oh, and this place is right next to the Standard Tap so you can hit two spots easily in one trip. If you go to Philly, which by the way has the best distribution of any US city, this is a great place to stock up on some bottles and maybe drink some there. Itís like City Beer Store in San Francisco on steroids.
jredmond (219) Manhattan, New York | June 27, 2010| Updated October 11, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice bottle shop/deli type store. Knowledgeble staff, but biggest down falls include no pricing and over pricing.
regspeir (18) Havertown, Pennsylvania | June 16, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 17/20
If there is some esoteric beer you are looking for in Philly, the first retail establishment that comes to mind to try in Philly is the Foodery. The selection is amazing. The staff is also a plus, very knowledgeable and willing to give you all the time you need unless they are busy. Everything is incredibly well ordered in case after case lining the walls. That is the good side. There IS another side. The prices are outrageous. I dare you to put together a mixed six for anything approaching reasonable. And nothing is marked, causing you to have bother the staff repeatedly. For these reasons, this is my place of last resort. If I can find it ANYWHERE else, it is almost guaranteed to be more reasonable.
Capa (294) Transient. , | June 3, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Great selection of beer in a nice part of town. Prices can be high but that seems to be normal for places offering mixed sixers in Pa. They have a seating area where you can drink your beer and eat your sandwich (if you get on form their deli, really tasty stuff). I like this place.
patrickfannon (16) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | May 20, 2010| Updated May 30, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice location. Situated just across the street from Standard Tap in an up and coming area of North Philly. The ambiance and arrangement of the store is nice and easy for browsing. Great selection; Bells, Port Brewing / Lost Abbey, Jolly Pumpkin, Brew Dog, Hoppiní Frog, Mikkeller. Prices are a bit rough. At least 10-20% mark up in prices. Still, great beer sometimes comes at a great price. Decent place for rare finds, special occasions, and epic tastings. Worth a try.
swoopjones (311) Buffalo, New York | April 14, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 15/20
huge awesome selection. But $20 for a 22 of Hopin Frog triple IPA seems really high. Great selection but PRICEY
lalu (39) Laval, Quebec | February 4, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Incredible selection for such a small place.
Ambiance is relaxed and the clerk was friendly.Two things i found a bit irritating:
1- The prices! over 7$ for a bomber of Arrogant Bastard..gimme a break.
2-The rebate is only applicable to multiples of six.WTH?
I was still Happy to walk out with 12 beers i had not tasted before.
Great place, but be ready to pay around 30% more thanmost beer stores.
hopdog (249) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | November 10, 2009
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
I was impressed with their selection. Lots of singles in fridges. For me, itís hard to find any new beers...I walked out with a mixed sixer and also a 750ml of Bush de Nuits and some other new bombers! Discount on mix-6íers to boot. Worth a stop if you are in the area for sure!
treadyroc (19) St. Leonard, Maryland | May 26, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
A great place to not only do your beer shopping, but also get a quality sandwich & enjoy one of your choices during your meal. I went in with a list, & though I did find the inventory list, the clerk on-hand was more than willing to go over it to tell me if they had what I was looking for. In a cool little neighborhood setting & the deli selections are well varied. Be prepared to spend more than you expect; there arenít any prices on the bottles (they are on the inventory list, however), so you get a nice "surprise" at check out. Itís right off of 95, though, so thereís really no reason not to stop. Yet another reason to avoid Turnpike/Parkway hell.
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