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Georgetown Deli & Beer
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
720 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd.
phone: (570) 829-2337
They have over 1100 selections of beer to choose from and recently (dtd 04 Sept) expanded their store to include draft craft beer for on site consumption or to fill your growler.
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
Amazing selection, but very expensive. I know the PA laws have a lot to do with this, but there are many items here (ie. $30 Angel's Share, $18+ Alesmith, etc..) that I can buy online and have shipped for less. The standard 6-packs and bombers seem to be about $2-4 dollars more expensive than Wegmans.
Even with the high prices if you want a one stop shop for Bells, Founders, Alesmith, Dark Horse, Cigar City, Lost Abbey, Port, Hoppin Frog, Terrapin plus almost every national and PA brewery then this is the place. With a selection this large you do have to watch out for freshness - the Jai Alai when I stopped last was over 4 months old and I saw several other brews that were getting long in the tooth.
The service is good, every time I've stopped someone has offered to help. Unfortunately I need more help than normal because the layout is by style which confuses things. They have deli food and draft beer/growlers but I've never tried these options.
10-26-2011 21:21:08 |
More by nh2032
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
We made a trip here on our way back to MA yesterday and i was not prepared for this place. Largest selection of craft brews I have ever seen. I ended up getting things I couldn't find in MA and some I hadn't even heard of. The only negative, like others have noted, are the prices. I went down the road to Wegman's to buy my standard Bell's and Founder's stuff, which was usually $3-$4 cheaper, but Georgetown had a bunch of both that Wegman's didn't have.
Will be stopping here every time we visit my girlfriend's family from now on.
10-11-2011 13:55:34 |
More by Seakyden
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | $$$$
Have visited this place a few time over the past two years (give or take), the one constant is the insane prices. I found the selection to be good, with an ample selection and representation of styles and breweries. A few out of the ordinary beers and a decent selection of beer not available in my home state. I think they could make better use of their space, but have it organized in the manner they choose which not terrible. With all things considered this is an average place, with the possibility of being good if they could rope their prices in. While there are some things reasonably priced, they are the exception not the norm. If price is not an issue for you than this is probably one of the better places in the valley, if price is a sticking point for you than I would shop around and see what else is available.
06-28-2011 22:42:54 |
More by mjmadden
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$$$
Recently expanded their place and now it's definitely the biggest selection in the area.They also have a number of growler taps. Some of their stuff is competitively priced, however other stuff is significantly overpriced compared to other places in the area. As a result I would only go to this place for stuff I really want but can't find elsewhere. The staff was helpful when I was there and the atmosphere was nice. They do have food and I hear it's pretty good but have not had it myself. Riding the large cow outside of the building unfortunately is not allowed.
03-05-2011 13:09:00 |
More by bacher468
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
In the past year or so Krugel's Georgetown Deli and Beer has become my main place to buy beer to go. They have vastly expanded their selection and added growler fills too. They now stock well over 1000 beers and the staff is very knowledgeable on the beer that they have. If there's a particular beer that you are looking for that they don't have, they have a request form that you can fill out and they'll try their best to get some for you. Their prices are reasonable - better than most other places in the area. I've eaten there a few times and the food is always excellent, but my main reason for visiting is to grab a few new beers to stock my fridge at home.
02-09-2011 17:41:10 |
More by dkepner
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I stopped by here for lunch on 26JAN11 while on my way to Ft Indiantown Gap for a Battle of the Bulge re-enactment.
Found this place in a rather non-descript, one-story, drab building in a strip-mall type setting. Once entered, there is a deli-counter straight ahead to take your food orders and pay for your bier, etc. The left wall has assorted singles for making your own 6-pack. A few small tables were in the adjacent area, with a cooler against the front wall. Further to the right are more tables to dine at, surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of different biers from hither and yon. As stated in other reviews, the arrangement of the biers does make it a bit difficult to find something from a particular brewer. Then again, it affords one the chance to compare similarly styled biers from various brewers. Prices for the biers were a touch higher than in my home area, but I saw scores of biers I'd never heard of before. Foodwise, the prices there were quite reasonable. I had a cheese-steak sub which was enormous and wonderfully tasty; a solid value at its price. I was tempted to snag a growler, but those tended to be steep in the cost per ounce area, so I passed. So, my sub with a side of o-rings, 2 pints of bier, and 4 assorted bombers of barleywine and DIPAs ran me about $53. Not bad overall. Atmosphere was decent, but you're basically sitting in a bier-store while eating and drinking, so... Service, on the other hand, was top-shelf. Both the young gent and lady were right there to answer any questions I had or to give assistance. Quite impressed, I was. I'd stop back any time I'm in the area. Prosit!
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 - $$$
01-30-2011 22:36:54 |
More by Bierman9
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Stopped here a few weeks ago and was very impressed by the selection, the best I have seen in the area. As other reviews have noted, the prices can be out of whack with what is available just a mile or two away, for example Founders 6 packs were several dollars higher than Wegmans. I picked up a DFH Squall in Binghamton on my drive south for 9.99. It was 18.99 here. But the selection is awesome and to be fair, sometimes prices are more in line with other places I frequent.
The store is arranged by style as opposed to brand. This takes some getting used to, but I have seen it in a few places recently and am getting accustomed to it. The folks working there were friendly and helpful. The great selection will ensure me stopping in whenever I'm in the area.
12-19-2010 02:24:48 |
More by HuaiDan
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
This is one of a growing batch of bottle shops in this region. The beer display areas comprise almost 3/4 of the entire place and is clean and well-organized. Refrigerated coolers line one wall of this establishment. Seasonals are typically displayed in a separate area. There is a also a growler fill section with at least 6 taps available.
The beer selection itself is quite superb. Bottles, sixers, bombers, and bottles are all included here. Probably the best selection in the region.
The employees are friendly, willing to help, and seem to know their beer pretty well. There are beer tastings held frequently.
In regards to food, I have had only had 1 order, but it was good. In this sense, I can't rate reliably due to an insufficient sample size.
Value- you'll pay a bit for some more of the harder finds; and you might find better deals elsewhere- but- this is the place to find the best selection. Personally, I don't mind paying a bit extra for the selection (and the fact that they're up against Wegman's down the road). Recommended!
12-19-2010 02:21:47 |
More by coalcracker
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$$
I have been here a few times. The place has recently expanded and somewhat more organized. A clean large space with shelves/coolers on the right and back of the place. Table in the middle. Some shelves on the left and a large growler fill station with about five selections available for fill. The best selection in Northeast PA hands down. It seems if it is available in NEPA, it is here. My first complaint is the organization. I understand what they are trying to do with organizing by style but it would much easier to find things if you organized by brewery. They have deli-type food but I have never tried any but what I saw looked good.
The prices are bit absurd. Some of the beer (Pumpking for example) is almost $3.00 more than Wegman's up the road. The 3 French Hens ($15.99 at Krugels) is $5.49 more than Jessup Beverage ($10.50.) If you go expect to pay more for everything. Hit up Sabatini's, Jessup Beverage or Wegman's first. If they don't have it, stop here but be prepared to spend more than you wanted to or more than anywhere else within 100 miles.
11-22-2010 13:52:03 |
More by mymrnngjckt
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped here as per grassblue's recommendation and really liked it. The bottle shop has been recently expanded to massive proportions, they have about 5 growler fill taps, you can just get pints poured and sit down at a table in the middle of the beer shelves to drink them, and you can also get inexpensive food from the deli connected! What a country! Beer prices were a bit hit or miss....so items were cheaper here than anywhere else I've ever seen them while others were more pricey here than anywhere else I've seen them. The staff is nice and sort of knowledgeable (they are learning quickly).
10-09-2010 03:43:52 |
More by koopa
Georgetown Deli & Beer in Wilkes-Barre, PA