To get around the PA laws, single bottle beer shops in PA need to sell food as well. This place, The Fridge, does a fantastic job to cater to both. Bottles range from larger companies such as Oskar Blues, Lagunitas, Southern Tier and Sierra Nevada to so local such as Fetish, Free Will, Troegís and Victory. The food is always good here and for being in the downtown area of Lancaster the value is good for what it is. If youíre in the area, check it out, its just down the street where the Barnstormers play baseball.
A bottle shop/deli in Lancaster with a few taps and several coolers of beers. A few room temperature beers fill book cases near the front door. There is food for sale, but we had eaten elsewhere. The staff was mostly tending to kitchen orders and bottle check outs. Decent regional and beyond beer selection, though somewhat price.
When you first enter this place you see some tasty looking pizzas and a small counter where you can order various snacks and sandwiches. Then thereís a row of coolers, of course, containing maybe 2/3 local beers and a variety from all around, which you can happily buy in singles. Weal ost didnít notice the shelves on the wall opposite the coolers. Prices were OK, service was excellent. A nice stop.
See, hereís where they get you: you can come in, drink beers at your leisure, and then purchase any of the bottles to go. This is incredibly tempting to an out of towner like myself who doesnít have access to many of the beers that they stock at home. Iím torn on the matter of pricing. Some of the rarer bottles Iím willing to pay a premium for, while others seemed over priced. Many of the more common and locally available beers (Bells, Founders, etc.) are a very reasonable price, especially if youíre drinking there. Definitely worth a stop in, particularly if youíre not from the area. This place seems to represent Lancaster beer culture very well.
Itís located in a pizza slice of a building right next door to this really hard to find art-house movie theater. They have a large 6 pack selection as well as a generous single bottle policy. they also have a number of bombers though many of them arenítí refrigerated. (Of course the restaurant is kept fairly dark and they seemed to have a lot of turnover so thatís not as big an issue as it could be.) in addition to 12 taps of local and regional craft they also do pizzas by the slice and pie. The pizza is fantastic although I needed a lot of slices to get full. Didnít find the tap list too adventurous although I was pleasantly surprised to find Half Acreís outstanding daisy Cutter this far east. I like the relaxed, artsy vibe of the place best. If Iím in the area Iíll definitely come back here.
Stopped in to Grab some stuff that I canít get in MD. Selection while not huge, was very diverse and eclectic. Prices were a bit on the high side ($13 12oz bottles). Didnt have time to stop and grab a pizza. Will stop back again at some point and hopefully try the food.
Extensive Selection. Food looked good although I didnít try it. The prices seemed about $1 above other local Central PA places. Staff was nice and friendly. They have many more cold bottles than warm. The atmosphere was urban trendy insomuch that it was loft retro.
cheap (212) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | September 7, 2013| Updated September 22, 2013
Went there due to my son in law, otherwise would have blown it off. Good selection beer in coolers and a wall of bombers. I found a few beers there that I didnít have yet. Food looked pretty good. Beer prices were a tad high. 12 oz singles go for about 3-5$ for common micros and I donít think there was a sixer discount.
The place where I happily spend the majority of my loose cash. Extremely wide selection of what appears to be 400+ bottles and 10 taps, The Fridge serves only craft beers alongside craft pizza from locally sourced ingredients. A true pleasure!