Beautiful Whole Foods. Large, open store, beautifully presented and executed, great customer service throughout the store. Parking was pretty easy on a Sunday afternoon. Beer is in a separate room near the front of the store. 6 taps, with interesting stuff, and a good selection of bottles, including some pretty rare stuff. Solid prices on beer. Overall, great stop and above par for a Whole Foods.
Ambiance - area certainly was not my vibe, I’m not a fan of the suburbanite culture. The small area where the beer is kept was however nice and clean.
Service - was friendly and knowledgeable
Selection - was good, nothing incredible, but some odd items. It was standard as stores go.
Food - I always feel a little odd rating stores and food. The produce and food items are of high order, but in my opinion not better than Wegman’s.
Value - I came in there for the beer, and the prices were on par.
Overall ~ I won’t be going there again, it’s just not for me.
DocLock (158) Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania | May 14, 2013| Updated August 13, 2016
Decent front beer room with sixers, and a semi-larger refrigerarted back-door room with more stuff. Great prices here, but the selection is sub-par relative to other places.
Re-rate and kicking this up a notch. I met Bill, the beer guru, and he is a great, friendly chap. The beer selection here is above average, the prices are top notch, and when you throw in the drafts and growler fills, it approaches the level of a poor man’s Half Time,
Addition: 03/25/2016. Bill has moved on to Devon, and new beer guru Anthony is my boy, being as friendly, unassuming, and knowledgeable as anyone I have ever met. The beer room has become a sanctuary for me, and the selection and prices here are incredible. I love this fucking place!
Quaternary review: Now, I only see Anthony on Tuesdays, but new beer man Evan is awesome, and was trained directly under Anthony, and is a HUGE beer connoisseur, so he knows his beer, and helps me out all the time. Also, I love Megan, who you may see on W-F trips.
I have stopped in here a bunch of times now, figure now is as good a time as any to write up a review.
Not the biggest place in the world but it doesn’t have to be. Not sure how much atmosphere a super market bottle shop is supposed to have. A few taps in the seating area, clearly marked on the chalk board. Going through the doors and into the cooler you are greeted by six packs on the left and single bottles on the right. They do have some quality beers from all over the world and the prices are very good compared to the other shops in the area, $6-7 a bottle lower than Capone’s on certain ones.
Service is....actually I am not sure if I have ever been approached and asked if I need help. I am fine with that because I usually know what I want when I stop here but I can see how that might bother others. Selection is pretty good. They have nearly everything you could want / expect from a philly area bottle shop.
Overall nothing amazing but the prices alone make it worth the stop.
Was in the area and stopped in to check it out. The employees seemed friendly and interested but only marginally knowledgeable. Selection was decent but not out of this world...a few hidden gems...i scored a couple of BA boris bottles. Prices were fair to good on most things. It was a bit crowded in there...sunday @ 330. Id pop in again were i in the area.
this place is great. i stop in here at least 2-3 times per week. mostly for growler fills... if they have a beer you want in a growler, it won’t be cheaper any where else. double trouble for $14? yes please. someone who knows about the beer is always hanging around.
the selection is great, although their mix-a-six isn’t as big as wegman’s in collegeville. but if you’re looking for good, widely distributed bombers and sixers, you won’t find them cheaper any where else.
happy i live so close.
Nice selection for the area and the prices are good. I usually go for the growler fills. I would like to see a more frequent rotation of the taps, having beers on for two weeks at times can be a downer, especially when looking to try something new. The sit down area is nice and I noticed they now are promoting the flights.
Decent selection of bottles at very reasonable prices (for Philly single bottles, that is). Sixers and some singles, but most singles are bombers. Growlers are decently priced, also. Selection isn’t huge but fairly broad and mostly good stuff. Not worth a special trek from Philly (I-76 is a pain) but if you are out that way it’s worth a visit.
Steeeve (36) Ambler, Pennsylvania | November 12, 2010| Updated March 31, 2012
Great selection of standards, seasonals, and a surprisingly good number of limited release beers. Have done a great job keeping everything stocked, and have improved their selection of German and Belgian beers. Prices are rock bottom, the lowest you’ll likely find in PA. Service is pretty good, the employees are very friendly and seem to at least have a grasp of what they carry. 8 taps that rotate quickly and they offer growlers and pints. Nothing really special but it’s one of the few places in the area that sells craft 6 packs, and the location is really good, especially if you happen to shop at Whole Foods anyway.