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The Craft Beer Outlet
Taps: 6 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Eatery, Store ]
9910 Frankford Ave
phone: (215) 632-2722
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 10pm
Sunday: 11am - 8pm
(Place added by: joeebbs on 06-02-2009)
Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by joeebbs:
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is a six pack and singles store opened up by the same people who run The Beer Outlet. http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/11740
There are about 20 or so refridgerators full of beer. The first fridges are filled with local brews. (Victory, Yards, Flying Fish, etc) From there the fridges contain other US craft brews, World beers and lastly Macros.
The selection is very nice and the employees will offer you an empty six pack right away after saying "hello." They are as excited about beer as you are and are up for having a chat.
There are a few tables set up for sitting back and enjoying your selections. They also serve bombers as well. Prices are reasonable and the location makes it perfect for someone in the Northeast who does not want to take the trip into Center City or New Jersey.
06-05-2009 20:33:08 |
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vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | $$$
Made my way there a few days ago for the first time and will definitely be back there. The place is SUPER clean and extremely organized. The selection is sizeable and has drafts and growler filling as well. I came with BA top 250 list of which I've knocked off about 80 beers, yet I was able to pick up 2 that other places in the Philadelphia and surround area didn't have. The price for harder to find beers are a little higher than most other places I go to in Philly, except for RR Supplication which they stocked plenty, but overall, prices for other beers are normal.
What I really like is the service. I've only dealt with one person, Mark (IIRC), and he was extremely knowledgeable and incredibly helpful going through my entire list. Upon finding out that it was my birthday, he gave me a glass from the store as a birthday gift! I only spent $15 on that day so THAT is service!
08-08-2013 16:54:40 |
More by mythaeus
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | $$$$
This place has an incredible selection, including many beers that I can't get in Baltimore. Selection is incredible, and the service is good. My one complaint would be prices. Their prices on many of the more difficult to fine beers are $4-5.00 higher than anywhere else. An example would be Older Viscosity. I can get it in Atlanta, where I travel frequently, for about $15.00. It's $22.00 here. Get the idea? Don't get me wrong, it's a great place, but I always feel somewhat violated when I walk out of there.
07-20-2013 00:56:59 |
More by cdmillard
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4 | $$$
Stopped here on my way back from Baltimore yesterday after reading reviews which raved about finding hard to locate top rated beers.
A barrel of empty sixpack cartons for filling with 12 ounce selections just inside the door made it clear that is a specialty. And the selection WAS excellent. They even had most of the Bell's I had seen in Michigan, as well as a bunch of different Bruery bombers. But nothing was particularly cheap. The sixer I made up did not contain any especially exceptional items, yet the total was $18, the most I have paid for such yet going into my second month of craft beer adventure.
Although the clerk who checked me out was cheerful, the place was abuzz with employees and customers darting in front and behind. Most of the singles were in coolers, which is awkward when you want to check labels and prices.
Not the best shopping experience. Plus the place is in a very busy shopping plaza rather off the beaten I-95 path. But if you have money to spend and are looking for a better beer selection, this is probably as good as it gets in Philly.
06-24-2013 03:56:22 |
More by scotorum
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I was in NJ visiting family and saw the reviews on this place so decided to try it. We drove through traffic for an hour and a half and by the end of the drive was doubting that that drive would be worth this unknown beer shop. When we got there i walked through the door and spotted a Brooklyn Black ops and that was it for me it was worth that drive, i ended up spending $150 got that black ops, Russian River, Lost Abbey, and some Firestone Walker. I was looking for some Nugget Nectar but they didn't have any, I asked and they told me they had just gotten some in their Case shop so i went over and grabbed one! They also have a surprisingly good Gluten Free Beer selection. Needless to say this place is a little oasis for beer lovers. I will definitely come back here when I'm in the area.
03-30-2013 02:59:30 |
More by Beeranator
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$$
I went through Philly during Thanksgiving and made a pit stop here. I did some research and picked this spot based on its proximity to I-95 and the fact they carry Russian River.
It's in a plaza and has a generic looking sign. It was a little smaller than I expected, but the quality of what they stock is second to none.
I walked out with some AleSmith, BCBS, several varieties of RR and DFH World Wide Stout. None of which you can get in NC.
The staff was very friendly and answered all of my questions. The prices were a little steep, but understandably so since they are in the city and carry a wide variety of rare beers.
If you are driving through, you should definitely stop and check it out. It's the only store I have been to in Philly, so I don't know how they compare to other local shops. Philly has to be the best place to buy beer east of Chicago. Vermont is a close second, but solely based on local beer.
03-19-2013 22:33:40 |
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