drfood (5) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | August 11, 2013
Huge selection at great prices makes this a mandatory once-a-month for any Philadelphia beer lover. Thereís a card-driven wine tasting bar, a good selection of cheese and a chiller for your wine or beer. On top of that,y ou have two very knowledgeable people in Bruce and Charlie. (the latter is a legend-Winner of the Philadelphia Wine Star Award)
When I first rated Wine Works, the store had just opened and the craft beer selection was relatively limited. However, as I have accrued much experience over many trips and beers from Wine Works over the summer, I have grown to greatly appreciate it. While the interior is relatively industrial and straightforward, it is brightly lit and the beers are well arranged by size, country, and brewer. After living in Philly, and subsequently being subjected to the outrageous cost of good beer, the values here are unreal. Seriously, this store has some amazing beers for mind-blowingly reasonable prices. Allagash, Dogfish Head, Flying Dog, Jolly Pumpkin, Green Flash, Stone, Southern Tier, Unibroue, and a solid stock of trappiste ales, Belgians--Cantillons!--fill the shelves, as well as some Nordic treats from NÝgne ō, Haand, and the great Mikkeller. Brian, the beer manager, recently asked me why I had reviewed Wine Works negatively; I could not think of a single answer that still held true. Wine works has vastly improved, and Brian has done a fantastic job with the store. The girls at the counter are always sweet, friendly, and cute, which is a refreshing change of pace from the traditional old curmudgeon grumpily accepting your payment. Anyway, I highly recommend a stop here for newcomers and craft aficionados alike. Cheers!
I stopped in here to see their selection of craft brews and boy was I blown away. The store is very clean with everything leveled and stocked. The selection of craft brews takes up a huge amount of space from a huge single selection to a great 6/12 pack selection cold and warm. The craft brews actually take up far more space than the typical BMC and are placed up front while the BMC is in the back corner. The store definitely cares about craft brews. The beer manager is very friendly and knowledgeable. I will be going here every time Iím in the area.
I have to say this place is my almost second home. The craft beer selection is very expansive and the wine selection is even better. If you donít see a beer you want just ask for BRUCE! He is the best in customer service and will always try to find the beer for you! I honestly can not say enough about him!
Great big warehouse style wine and spirits shop. However, this is a state of the art kind of place. An automatic wine tasting rig, cheese refridgerators, accomodating and clean bathrooms, a classroom for wine pairings, walk in cigar humidor, and a wine chiller (which I often use for beer). Everyone who is on the staff is very helpful and friendly. Some of these guys are heavy hitters in the wine business but avoid being snobs. If youíre looking for beer (which I assume you are), ask for Bruce. Good friendly guy and can give you good advice for any style you are looking for. If you ever need something held, heís happy to oblige.
The selection is where this store shines. The craft selection is about on par with most of the better stocked NJ stores. But the international selection is exceptional. A huge assortment of international beers including Mikkeller, Baladin, Meantime, Boon, and many many more. The store is pretty good about getting some of the rarer seasonal stuff but it can fly off the shelves (or storeroom) pretty quickly.
The prices are pretty good, escpecially if you are coming from Philly.
Overall, I recommend stopping here and checking it out. Apparently Iím the mayor?
Awesome place, previous comparisons to Total wine have merit, but this place is bigger and cleaner. Actually has two full aisles of beer apart from the coolers, including one with way more bombers and 750s than Iím used to seeing. A good place for the upper end large bottles (the more "wine-like", I guess) like the GI sisters and a more than a few rareties. Prices are a tad high on the 12oz bottles and cans (premium pricing for the split into singles, bombers and 750s are par) but certainly not high enough to prevent me from buying fifty singles in a trip. Good service, easy to find with ample parking (long strip mall next to a supermarket), fresh bottles, and miscellaneous barware and cheese and cigars and the like. Iíll be back often.
This is by far the best place for beer in the area. It even rivals Monster and Hops & Grapes in Glassboro. The selection of Belgians is top notch and they have a huge selection of domestic singles as well. The other European markets have a big representation too. They have a large area for cold beer but I was too enamored with the singles to pay any mind to it. They have some cheeses but I was not there for cheese. The girl that helped me was quite nice on the eyes but she did overcharge me for one beer so watch the register. The prices were a tad on the high side but still worth the trip. If hungry, stop at the Mexican Food Factory for dinner and some good beer.
TonyDiUlio (6) New Jersey | September 22, 2010| Updated October 23, 2010
So I was exstatic when this place opened. I walked in, and was even happier when I saw itís selection. There are three walls of beer. And the prices are pretty reasonable, especially compared to what I pay in Philly. Really a nice place with great selection that was much needed in the area.
This place opened up about a year ago and at the time had little to no micro brews in stock. But over the past 6 months the owner has been going all out to get more and more. Each time I visit there are more beers here that are hard to find elsewhere, there has got to be around 1,000 or so different ones in stock as of this review. Much better than almost any other place in the area. The prices are fair as well and the service is pretty good. If you are in the area it is worth it to stop in a check it out.