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Krugel's Georgetown Deli & Beer
Taps: 8 / Bottles: 1100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]
720 Wilkes Barre Township Blvd
phone: (570) 829-2337
(Place added by: cooch69 on 12-12-2008)
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| Reviews: 27
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
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 - $$$
01-30-2011 22:36:54 |
More by Bierman9
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$$
I have been here a few times. The place has recently expanded and somewhat more organized. A clean large space with shelves/coolers on the right and back of the place. Table in the middle. Some shelves on the left and a large growler fill station with about five selections available for fill. The best selection in Northeast PA hands down. It seems if it is available in NEPA, it is here. My first complaint is the organization. I understand what they are trying to do with organizing by style but it would much easier to find things if you organized by brewery. They have deli-type food but I have never tried any but what I saw looked good.
The prices are bit absurd. Some of the beer (Pumpking for example) is almost $3.00 more than Wegman's up the road. The 3 French Hens ($15.99 at Krugels) is $5.49 more than Jessup Beverage ($10.50.) If you go expect to pay more for everything. Hit up Sabatini's, Jessup Beverage or Wegman's first. If they don't have it, stop here but be prepared to spend more than you wanted to or more than anywhere else within 100 miles.
11-22-2010 13:52:03 |
More by mymrnngjckt
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Krugel's has easily become one of the top two or three bottle shops in NEPA. I'd say the selection is as Sabatini's, if not better, and it's definitely better than both Jessup Beverage and Purv's. They seem to routinely score new releases before anyone else around, and they also occasionally have local stuff from Breaker Brewing and Bethlehem BrewWorks when it makes it into bottles. They have an excellent selection of 6 and 4 packs as well as bombers and 750mls. Solid import selection, very good craft selection - pretty much anything that gets distributed in NEPA has a good chance of showing up here. They also have a mixed 6 pack for $10.99 and a decent selection of singles to choose from to fill it. That's always a nice option.
Someone typically approaches me to see if I need any help when I visit, which is a good thing because probably the only real problem I have with this place is that it's poorly organized. There's no logical organization beyond bombers/750s going together and 6 packs arranged in a sort of pyramid on the floor; some stuff is buried in cases where you can't see it, so if you don't ask you won't find it. That's a bit of a pain in the butt, but oh well. Prices aren't bad but they're maybe just a touch on the high sidle - I'd say a lot of 6 packs are about $1 more than you'll pay at Wegmans, and similarly with bombers/750s, but that's more than made up for by the selection. Prices are also clearly marked on packages and bottles which is definitely a plus.
All in all this place is absolutely worth a stop; for me it's quite a bit out of the way, but I make sure to swing by when I'm in the area. You should too.
02-22-2010 20:00:43 |
More by number1bum
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$$
Georgetown Deli is a nice little beer gem my friend recently told me about. Its located right behind Three O' Nina (the gigantic cow)
Upon entering I was surprised with their great selection of food, but more importantly their giant inventory of beer. They have tons of 4 and 6 packs, a bunch of mix and match singles, and a few 750mls. I left with a 4 pack of Founders breakfast stout.
Overall it's a great place. The ladies there were more than hapy to help me out with any questions I had. And I will surely return there soon.
12-12-2008 16:58:39 |
More by cooch69
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
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 | $$
Easy on/off I81 and a great section make this a great place to stop when passing through the area.
Bombers are arranged by brewery against the back wall whereas 6/4 packs are arranged in islands by general style. In the front of the store is a modest section where mixed 6 packs can be assembled. Unfortunately I didn't find anything of interest there and would have bought a lot more if I could have broken 6 packs in other parts of the store.
4 or 5 taps were available for growler fills or for drinking a pint with your lunch. I wasn't planning on eating, but the sandwiches looked so good and a great deli smell permeated the store, so I ended up with a very tasty fish sandwich and a pint of Weyerbacher Double Simcoe.
The help was young and did not seem to be too knowledgeable or experienced. My pint lost a few sips to a neighboring chair and the table on the way to my place - which were not cleaned up by the waitperson. But other than lacking experienced staff, this is a great place for lunch or to peruse a wild selection.
02-21-2012 18:51:53 |
More by CliffBrake
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
Amazing selection, but very expensive. I know the PA laws have a lot to do with this, but there are many items here (ie. $30 Angel's Share, $18+ Alesmith, etc..) that I can buy online and have shipped for less. The standard 6-packs and bombers seem to be about $2-4 dollars more expensive than Wegmans.
Even with the high prices if you want a one stop shop for Bells, Founders, Alesmith, Dark Horse, Cigar City, Lost Abbey, Port, Hoppin Frog, Terrapin plus almost every national and PA brewery then this is the place. With a selection this large you do have to watch out for freshness - the Jai Alai when I stopped last was over 4 months old and I saw several other brews that were getting long in the tooth.
The service is good, every time I've stopped someone has offered to help. Unfortunately I need more help than normal because the layout is by style which confuses things. They have deli food and draft beer/growlers but I've never tried these options.
10-26-2011 21:21:08 |
More by nh2032
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
Had a fun day in Wilkes-Barre today. Visited Wegman's who was having a free food and beer pairing event. Exciting walking around a grocery store sampling beer and food and dodging shoppers with carts. Next we hit the Homebrew Expo day at the new Breakers Brewery building.
But an unexpected highlight of the day was our very first visit to Georgetown. Ran into some people who were at the Homebrew event there afterward and they recommended some selections. Had a Founders Breakfast stout from the tap $5. They also had Pumking on tap ($20 growler fill) and sam adams double pumpkin and one of the local Breakers beers on. They have only 7 taps but have high turnaround and they are probably always fresh that way. Tables, not fancy but functional to sit and have a beer surrounded by the best beer selection i've seen in Northeast PA (NEPA).
I definitely saw beers here that I can't get anywhere else unless I drive twice as far or more. They had good selection of Cigar City, Southern Tier, Voodoo Brewing, etc. I know a lot of people thought the prices were a lot higher than wegman's but hey, i only noticed a dollar or so difference in a bomber size bottle price. For the really price conscious go to wegman's first, get what you want. then come here. You'll want to buy more because they have more of the rarities.
I drove about 45 minutes to get here so what's a few extra bucks? If you are out of the area, wegman's, georgetown, and a stop at the Arena Sports Bar and Grille are a worthwhile day trip. With all three here I will try to make it up to here more frequently.
11-06-2011 00:51:51 |
More by Beerquester
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I've been buying beer from this place for a little while now, and it's great to see how much they've grown with their beer selection. Walking in there now, it's amazing they can pack that much good beer in such a small place.
On my most recent visit with my girlfriend, I was looking to pair a beer with our dinner that night. After the girl behind the register asked if we needed any help, and us telling her our situation, she called to the owner in the back and he came out front to help pick something that would go well. We ended up taking him up on one of his suggestions of the Harpoon Helles Blond Bock, and it went great with our steak that night.
Pretty hard to beat with the good selection, and the willingness of the staff to help out. Highly recommended if you're in the area.
09-11-2009 00:36:57 |
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