Capones Restaurant

Mayor: DocLock (63) | Taps: 30 | Bottles: 600
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Beers At Capones Restaurant

Lost Abbey Ex Cathedra13.8%6/13/2017
Hoppin’ Frog BORIS The Crusher Reserve9.4%6/4/2017
Off Color Dino’smores (Coffee)10.5%5/24/2017
River Horse Sour Lizzie6%5/18/2017
Wicked Weed Barrel Aged French Toast Stout10%4/30/2017
Wicked Weed Garçon de Ferme6.2%4/30/2017
Wicked Weed El Paraiso - Bourbon Barrel10%4/29/2017
Firestone Walker Leo v. Ursus #1: Fortem8.2%4/27/2017
Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged In-Ten-Sity12%4/26/2017
Captain Lawrence Hopsomniac IPA7.6%4/26/2017
Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner5.2%4/16/2017
Avery Liliko’i Kepolo5.4%4/13/2017
Peak Organic Oak Aged Mocha Stout8.4%3/14/2017
Russian River Pliny the Younger11%3/9/2017
Terrapin Tart Cherry Wake-n-Bake9.4%2/23/2017
Dogfish Head Higher Math17%2/16/2017
Samuel Adams Hopscape5.5%2/10/2017
Captain Lawrence Flaming Fury8%2/10/2017
Weyerbacher Sunday Mole Stout11.3%2/4/2017
Toolbox Saison Heritage7%1/28/2017
Conshohocken Tripel Deke8.5%1/15/2017
Hardywood VIPA (Virgindia Pale Ale)5.2%1/14/2017
Wicked Weed La Bonté - Pear6.5%1/14/2017
Saugatuck Snow Wizard7%1/14/2017
Sweetwater Squeeze Box6.1%1/13/2017
Heavy Seas / Stone Partner Ships Imperial Brown IPA9%1/13/2017
Sierra Nevada Trip in the Woods: Ginger Bigfoot11.4%1/12/2017
Goose Island Caution Tape4.2%1/12/2017
Ship Bottom / Chicken Or the Egg - Killer Bee Sting IPA7.5%1/1/2017
Selkirk Abbey Doma8.3%1/1/2017
Tröegs Wild Elf11%12/31/2016
Founders Lizard of Koz10.5%12/29/2016
Toolbox Bog Sauce Berliner Weisse4.5%12/25/2016
Almanac Dogpatch Vanilla Cherry7.5%12/24/2016
Flying Fish Exit 5 Pinelands Sour Forage Ale7%12/23/2016
Sierra Nevada Trip in the Woods: Biere De Garde10.2%12/23/2016
Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged Frosted Frog Christmas Ale8.6%12/20/2016
Fairhope Judge Roy Bean5%12/20/2016
Stone El Camino (Un)Real Black Ale Aged in Oak Barrels9.5%12/20/2016
Evolution Craft Southern Pecan Pie 10%12/8/2016
Ommegang Three Philosophers 2016 (Strawberry and Cranberry)9.7%12/8/2016
Søle Electric Velvet10%11/28/2016
Magic Hat Winter Mingle5.8%11/20/2016
Dogfish Head Flesh & Blood IPA7.5%11/13/2016
Manayunk Wet Dreamin’ IPA5.4%11/12/2016
Fat Head’s Hop Stalker Fresh Hop IPA7%11/8/2016
Southern Tier Cold Pressed Coffee Pumking8.6%11/8/2016
The Hop Concept Citra & Azacca IPA8%11/8/2016
Sly Fox Circle of Progress Harvest IPA5.5%11/8/2016
Singlecut Eric More Cowbell! Milk Stout5.6%11/8/2016
Manayunk Coconut Crunch Porter6%11/6/2016
Samuel Adams 20 Pounds of Pumpkin5.7%11/5/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Bam Di Castagna4.5%11/4/2016
Epic Sour Brainless on Peaches7.3%10/28/2016
Starr Hill Little Red RooStarr5.4%10/28/2016
Wicked Weed Fille de Ferme4.1%10/27/2016
Deschutes Hop Trip6.1%10/27/2016
Manayunk Hoppa Smurf Blueberry Rye India Pale Ale6.7%10/25/2016
Estrella Damm Daura (Apta Para Celíacos)5.4%10/25/2016
Hoppin’ Frog TORIS The Tyrant: Triple Oatmeal Stout13.8%10/23/2016
Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 02.02.02 Vertical Epic Ale7.5%9/23/2016
Terrapin Single Origin Coffee Stout: Guatemala Huehuetenango5.7%9/22/2016
Terrapin Single Origin Coffee Stout: Ethiopia Hambela5.7%9/22/2016
Deschutes Black Butte XXVIII11.5%9/21/2016
River Horse One Score10.5%9/20/2016
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja Du Kriek7.2%9/20/2016
Shock Top Twisted Pretzel Wheat5.2%9/19/2016
Shock Top Summer Grapefruit 5%9/19/2016
Sierra Nevada / Mahrs Bräu Oktoberfest (2016)6%9/19/2016
Lagunitas The Down Low 3.9%9/15/2016
Terrapin All American Oat Pale Ale6.5%9/9/2016
Pabst Old Tankard Ale5.8%9/9/2016
Thomas Creek Honeysuckle Saison0%9/9/2016
Gigantic Most Most Premium Russian Imperial Stout - Barrel Aged11.5%9/8/2016
Gigantic Most Premium Russian Imperial Stout10%9/8/2016
Terrapin Side Project 27 Hi-109.3%9/8/2016
Saranac Hoppy Hour Hero, Moe.saic IPA9%9/8/2016
Sweetwater 19 - Golden Belgian Style Ale7%9/3/2016
Spellbound IPA6.5%9/2/2016
Weyerbacher Rhumpshaka11%9/1/2016
Two Roads Worker’s Stomp Saison7.5%8/30/2016
HiJinx Citra Squeeze0%8/30/2016
Saranac Cold Brew Coffee Lager5.2%8/30/2016
Manayunk Daydreamin’ - Mango4.1%8/30/2016
Lagunitas 12th of Never5.5%8/28/2016
Pizza Boy Dub 56 Pale Ale (The Toasters)4.8%8/28/2016
Singlecut Kim3.5%8/25/2016
Jack’s Abby Berliner Style Lager - Cranberry Barrel Aged3.5%8/25/2016
Two Roads Espressway Cold Brew Coffee Stout6.5%8/25/2016
Terrapin Grapefruit Hi-55.9%8/23/2016
Fat Head’s Jack Straw Pilsner5.3%8/23/2016
Wicked Weed Ferme de Grand-Père7%8/23/2016
Wicked Weed Coolcumber5.5%8/23/2016
Bear Republic Cuvee de Bubba6%8/23/2016
Free Will Miscommunication7.7%8/23/2016
Fegley’s Brew Works Cran Gose7.4%8/23/2016
Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA - Peaches5.9%8/23/2016
Terrapin Cinnamon Roll’d Wake-n-Bake9.4%8/23/2016
Terrapin Side Project Mango Habanero Double IPA9.3%8/23/2016
Allagash Fluxus 20158%8/19/2016

  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (2810) Charlotte , North Carolina | December 8, 2011
Really friendly place, owner Matt is always checking to make sure you’re having a good time. Draft list is extensive, bottle list is small but solid. Good food. Nice place.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 3/20
3fourths  (1564) Boulder, Colorado | September 24, 2007| Updated May 13, 2008
Here’s the problem. I gave Matt a bottle of Divine Reserve 5 as a gift during my visit, a single bottle, and then a week later a Philly RBian rates it and says they bought the bottle at Capones. WTF? If the guy took my gift and tried to get $4 out of it, then I’m not coming back, ever. Bad karma. Here’s my review: Small interior, with a nice, dark and comfortable color scheme but the restaurant side is a little on the small side. The beer shop seems stuck in an awkward space, but the selection is stellar, and that’s really all that matters. Amazing finds that you won’t see elsewhere on the east coast (grey market beers), and of course the tap list was fantastic, though I did visit a few days after an event, so they had Pliny the Elder, Rogue 10,000 and Expedition Stout on draft. They make a lot of fans for bringing in grey/black market bottles, but some of the breweries who have found out about it aren’t exactly pleased with the sneakiness and 400% price markup.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois  (1032) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, England | April 12, 2015
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 it’s 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.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2  (1011) Escondido, California | April 19, 2014
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.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (974) Sunnyvale, California | September 17, 2015
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.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
theisti  (878) Kansas | May 27, 2008| Updated September 8, 2014
I visited on Sunday, May 25th. I was in town for a wedding, and had precious little time to spend at this place. The building itself is a distinctive house on a stretch of road that is full of strip mall crap. I was able to hit the bottle shop and get some interesting bottles. The bottle shop itself is pretty cramped, but stuffed full of a ton of interesting beers. Good selection of micros from all over, and decent imports, including Belgians. Overall, certainly one of the better selections I have seen. In terms of the bar/restaurant side of the house, I only had time for one beer, but I made it count with a Bear Republic Racer X. Perfectly served by friendly bartenders. The scene in the bar itself is very locally - not at all a haven for beer nerds I was expecting. It seemed like a normal local tavern that also happened to have a crazy good tap selection. I would have loved to have time to try the Ramstein Eisbock, but oh well. Certainly a place to hit if you are in the greater Philly area.

88 = ★★★★ (best in area, a must for locals and visitors)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK  (854) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | March 28, 2012
Not what I was expecting. They have 30 drafts and a huge bottle list but you wouldn’t know it if you go at 5pm where most of the folks are swigging BMC from the bottle. The decor, at least in the bar area, is a bit shopworn and rough around the edges. Service was perfunctory. They had a really good draft list, no crap on tap here. Still it was a bit disconcerting to see a large ice display full of macro lagers. I might go back if I’m in the area but I won’t make a special trip.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Drake  (795) Milwaukee, Wisconsin | October 11, 2015
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 wasn’t 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 I’ve seen in PA. Generally $3.50 or more for any single. Parking was ample.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
jackl  (740) Minneapolis, Minnesota | April 8, 2015
Visited 04/03/15. Not an easy drive from Philly, even in light afternoon traffic. Capone’s is a tired-looking Italian restaurant with a small bottle shop attached. The bottle selection’s pretty modest, with perhaps 250 beers available (the listed number’s 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. It’s 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 there’s places in the area where I’d rather spend my time.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Rastacouere  (702) Montreal, Quebec | August 4, 2010| Updated June 16, 2011
When preparing our trip to Philadelphia, I was very impressed by the distribution info here on RB. The rarer Pennsylvania offerings were of course often not available anywhere, but 95% of the time they were available in only one place, that place was Capone’s. I approached Capone’s expecting a paradisiac selection and while I would not go quite there (rarer offerings must be leaving the shelves quickly), it was still the best draught and bottles selection I’ve seen in a 10-day beer heavy roadtrip. The 25 or so draughts was superior to anywhere in Philly, a shame really since Capone’s is a fair bit out of the way, yet still accessible if you’re into walking and huge train rides. So basically, an outdated americano-italian restaurant is at the forefrunt of the place. Expect characterful, very experimented waitresses who’ll take care of you very well. Rare offerings like East End Kvass, a couple of pizza ports encounter local stuff in a varied, solid tap list with no clear focus, but a very good range of uncommon IPAs. The Manayunk California Dreaming was spectacularly aromatic, a bare 2 days out of the brewery! Honestly, it feels comfortable, but you’d never venture in here were it not for the beer. And the beer list is good enough that I’d spend the whole evening here, even though I’m not particularly fond of the ambiance. My grilled veggies salad was excellent though. The restaurant has no bottle itself, but a separated area in the back is a bottle shop. A small, but very focused bottle shop where it’s easy to spend a lot of money, especially with PA’s high prices which are actually reasonable compared to Capone’s, but you get the rarities you pay for. Church Brew Quadzilla, East End Gratitude, a couple of Voodoo’s, Fred from the Wood. They have a remarkable selection of singles though I would estimate it to be far under the estimated 600 here. Maybe 250-300? Hoping to score a Bullfrog, I have not seen any, but asking scored me an Undead Ed, the last one in the backstore. Great spot, but expensive shop.

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