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Krugel's Georgetown Deli & Beer
Taps: 8 / Bottles: 1100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]
720 Wilkes Barre Township Blvd
phone: (570) 829-2337
(Place added by: cooch69 on 12-12-2008)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 27
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I'm going to be 100% honest-
They have a slightly larger selection than most places in the area (except for maybe Sabatini's in Exeter) but their business practices are pretty awful and their prices are consistently higher than the average for most beers.
The store is usually staffed by high school aged kids who are completely unfamiliar with craft beer. Their customer service is so terrible that after calling to ask if they had a beer (which they said they had and then promptly hung up on me) I proceeded to drive 40 minutes to their store only to find out that they "didn't get a lot of it" and are rationing it out to customers. I could only buy 2 bottles despite having driven down there solely for that beer.
You would think that they would tell you stuff like that on the phone, right?
Anyway I proceed to the checkout a little disappointed and then I find out that they are charging me $5 a bottle when a six pack would normally be $13- so they expect me to pay $10 for two bottles.
Now this wasn't a particularly rare beer (Nugget Nectar- which is a locally brewed and highly anticipated seasonal of Pennsylvania)- in fact within the past 3 weeks I had gotten it numerous times at 2 other area stores but the one closest to me (Wegmans) was out.
Instead I called Jessup Beverage and the owner (Chuck) put 2 six packs in the fridge for me while I drove there. He also charged me the usual price of $13 per six pack.
This store consistently misses out on a lot of the big releases, they consistently have higher prices than other local shops, and their customer service is awful. I would avoid going here unless this is your only option.
02-03-2013 03:15:37 |
More by dcoms233
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
This place has the largest selection of beers in the area by far but their service is horrible (high school kids that have no idea what they are talking about) and the prices are crazy. I have seen some stuff on their shelves for double the normal price. That being said you could find rareish stuff here because it just sits on the shelves at their extremely high prices for months until someone convinces themselves that it is worth it. There are better places to visit in the area.
05-15-2013 16:07:49 |
More by twenty5
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$$$
I live about five minutes from Krugels, so the distance combined with my love of good beer made this place opening a godsend.
I've been buying beer from here since it's inception and over all is has been a good experience, mostly due to the selection.
They are pretty overpriced (about two dollars more per high quality 4/6 pack) than other establishments, but with the selection they have I can overlook that price difference for the convenience of having "harder to finds" right in my back yard.
Joe the owner is very professional a knowledgeable, and is always quick stop say hi when I stop by. The rest of the staff is quite young, not as knowledgeable, but very nice.
04-12-2012 20:54:27 |
More by futurecode
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Q- The place is a nice store alot of room and alot of beer.And they do a beer tasting every Friday which is cool too.
S- Service is very helpful and friendly always helping me make good selection even though I know what I want.
S- They have a very large and broad selection. Stuff I can't find at other places. Which is a plus for this store in my book to find stuff.
V- Although having a broad and large selection does come at a price not to high from other beer places but alittle high on some of there selection that you can find $2 to $3 cheaper.
08-22-2010 05:18:36 |
More by SamuelJackson45
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$$
I have been here a few times. The place has recently expanded and somewhat more organized. A clean large space with shelves/coolers on the right and back of the place. Table in the middle. Some shelves on the left and a large growler fill station with about five selections available for fill. The best selection in Northeast PA hands down. It seems if it is available in NEPA, it is here. My first complaint is the organization. I understand what they are trying to do with organizing by style but it would much easier to find things if you organized by brewery. They have deli-type food but I have never tried any but what I saw looked good.
The prices are bit absurd. Some of the beer (Pumpking for example) is almost $3.00 more than Wegman's up the road. The 3 French Hens ($15.99 at Krugels) is $5.49 more than Jessup Beverage ($10.50.) If you go expect to pay more for everything. Hit up Sabatini's, Jessup Beverage or Wegman's first. If they don't have it, stop here but be prepared to spend more than you wanted to or more than anywhere else within 100 miles.
11-22-2010 13:52:03 |
More by mymrnngjckt
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
a small deli with a large beer selection, tyipcal bottle shop,
q good beer... nothing was priced so you had to ask or just buy it and find out...
s guy who was fairly knowledgable came and helped and asked if i needed anything.
s giant selection of stuff, half come by the bottle, the other half by the six pack.
v fair prices, though nothing had a price on it...
09-25-2013 02:41:01 |
More by Lare453
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Easy on/off I81 and a great section make this a great place to stop when passing through the area.
Bombers are arranged by brewery against the back wall whereas 6/4 packs are arranged in islands by general style. In the front of the store is a modest section where mixed 6 packs can be assembled. Unfortunately I didn't find anything of interest there and would have bought a lot more if I could have broken 6 packs in other parts of the store.
4 or 5 taps were available for growler fills or for drinking a pint with your lunch. I wasn't planning on eating, but the sandwiches looked so good and a great deli smell permeated the store, so I ended up with a very tasty fish sandwich and a pint of Weyerbacher Double Simcoe.
The help was young and did not seem to be too knowledgeable or experienced. My pint lost a few sips to a neighboring chair and the table on the way to my place - which were not cleaned up by the waitperson. But other than lacking experienced staff, this is a great place for lunch or to peruse a wild selection.
02-21-2012 18:51:53 |
More by CliffBrake
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$$$
Recently expanded their place and now it's definitely the biggest selection in the area.They also have a number of growler taps. Some of their stuff is competitively priced, however other stuff is significantly overpriced compared to other places in the area. As a result I would only go to this place for stuff I really want but can't find elsewhere. The staff was helpful when I was there and the atmosphere was nice. They do have food and I hear it's pretty good but have not had it myself. Riding the large cow outside of the building unfortunately is not allowed.
03-05-2011 13:09:00 |
More by bacher468
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
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
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