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The Beer Store
Taps: 24 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Eatery, Store ]
488 2nd Street Pike
phone: (215) 355-7373
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Reviews by orangesol:
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | $$$
Stopped in here yesterday while I was in the area. I have always heard great things, figured it would be as good a time as any to see what all the talk was about.
Long, thin shop with bottles in every nook and cranny. Atmosphere is pretty good. There are people mulling around the tables drinking beers and looking at the bottles. Service was pretty good. I was asked a few times if I needed help, which I did because they apparently don't put the prices on any of the bottles you may actually want...
Quality and Selection were both quite high. They have a TON of bottles in this place, lots of things I would love to try. I didn't have a lot of time so I did a quick once over and picked up some belgians I haven't seen in awhile.
This is definitely one of the best bottle shops I have been to. Prices are a little high but the selection makes up for it. I will definitely return in the future.
01-28-2013 17:15:07 |
More by orangesol
More User Reviews:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
The first time I walked into The Beer Store, I was impressed. The beer selection is top notch for the area. The layout is easy, cooler with 4 and 6 packs and a nice selection of singles. Wall space is crammed floor to ceiling with a great variety of beers. The Beer Store often has limited runs, and hard to finds. They update their FaceBook page to let the public know what just arrived. They have a decent selection on tap, and growler fills are reasonably priced. Staff is knowledageble and friendly, more than willing to sit and talk beer.
09-21-2012 20:20:43 |
More by TriageStat
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
My go-to spot. I frequent this place quite often... anywhere from two-three times a week when I am actually home. Store is clean, selection is great, and prices aren't too bad IMO. The only gripe I will ever have with this place is that fact they feel the need to break down 4-6 packs and sell each bottle for roughly $10 a piece (namely KBS, Flying Dog Kujo, Devil Dancer, Hopslam, among others) but hell, it does give more customers the chance to try these wonderful beers.
Will is always helpful and knowledgeable, and Darren is a good guy to talk to as well, though he is not in the store nearly as much as he used to be.
I don't understand the claims of this place being a little on the expensive side. Everything is priced well, IMO, and the things that aren't are gonna be on the expensive side anywhere you go (Sours, Lambicks, most things Russian River, Firestone Walker, and North Coast). Growler fills are even wonderfully priced unless you're getting a top-notch beer that runs on the expensive side to begin with.
The Beer Store is also your place to go to for limited runs. They will always get that hard to find beer. Supplies will be limited, but they will have it.
08-02-2012 18:46:29 |
More by NickyDee21
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$$
Been here a few times now. Time to review.
A - A really nice, well lit place. Neatly organized.
Q - There is virtually no bad beer to be found. Everything they carry is of a high caliber.
S - Always friendly and knowledgeable about the beers they have. If it isn't busy, they'll have a nice chat about beer.
S - Really can't beat the selection they have. Insane amount of beers for a place that is so small. Always have nice taps, too.
F - Tried some of the wings and they weren't bad. Not great, but not too shabby.
V - This is the only place I can really ding them. The prices at this place can get a little insane. Recently I've seen a 4 Calling Birds for ~$20 or $22, whereas I bought one at another local place for $12. It's in a more upscale area, so I suppose the rent on the place might be higher than usual.
Overall, a great place to buy some beer. Definitely check it out if you're in the area.
12-28-2011 18:58:04 |
More by cyraxx
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
This place is all about beer. Basically all wall space, including some displays on the floor is shelves floor to ceiling of beer bottles. Theres also a cooler to the right side wall that runs the length about 2/3's the length of the store. The selection is top drawer. Everything from coast to coast in the USA, Belgium, Germany, Italy, even beers from Lithuania. What I really liked too is in the back of the store theres a small bar, with several tables set up, with about 20 different taps. You can sit there and have drinks and even order food, mostly of the fried variety but this place isn't a resturant. I'd say this actually teeters between reasonable and pricey, but a lot of the beers in here I've seen a few dollars cheaper elsewhere. Still, I've yet to see the big selection from Avery, Port, and their Pilsner selection anywhere else. A must stop if you're in the area.
12-23-2011 22:56:49 |
More by haazer
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Wow. This is the place for beer in 215. The selection is great, the layout easy, and the staff helpful.
They have a number of beers on tap for filling growlers, which seem to rotate frequently. There are single bottles down the left side of the store (floor to ceiling) and a frig on the right, which is the length of the store.
The store is clean and bright. It's in an easy to find a shopping center with abundant parking. The prices are reasonable, but craft beer will put a dent in your pocket!
It will now be a regular stop for me when I'm in Philly.
12-13-2011 03:56:06 |
More by KMcG
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
A: Thee biggest and best beer store I've been to since Oak Tree. Shelves one side of the store, and a cooler lines the other side. A dozen or so taps in the rear, with some pretty tastey brews.
Q: Clean, neat and very orginized. Very clean, neat and organized! Very easy to walk the store and see every beer available. Tons of (free) parking.
S: Will def new his stuff! From the beer he was selling, to the names, breweries, vintage years and flavors of them. He listened to my favorite style(s), favorite flavors and breweries, and suggested a few new brews for me to enjoy.
S: If it's available in PA, they have it!
V: Typical PA prices, compared to prices in NJ.
This is the PA Oak Tree. The only question is: How long before they are recognized in some national article/rating? Yeah that good.
12-07-2011 20:06:58 |
More by gkatsoris
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
My local bottle shop, located in Southampton, PA. The atmosphere is great, with a very helpful and knowledgeable staff. They now have 24 fantastic brews on tap at any given time, and growler fills are available (and fairly reasonable.. where else are you gonna get growler fills of selections such as HF Abner, The Bruery's Autumn Maple, and Stone's RIS?) Their Belgian selection is second to none, with one of the front walls dedicated to Belgian beers, with additional brews behind the counter. The food is quite good too, where you can get nice snacks such as wings, fries, and chicken fingers. The value on the food is good, and most of their beer is reasonably priced as well. To be fair, the only time when I found they/re prices to be a bit high was when they first opened, over a year or so ago. If you live near the area, or are in the neighborhood, this is the place to go.
10-05-2011 21:17:31 |
More by rhong187
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Just an update on this store they just installed 24 taps as of today they have 12 flowing this will be awesome. i am concerned about the seating capacity but rumor has that they are going to expand the bar further to the back or the store. they are also very cheap/reasonable with their growler fill prices imo.
i frequent this store about three to four times a month and it is awesome. great selection and they always are helpful in any advice in beer you might be looking for. i do wish it were closer for me as it is approximately a half hour drive. But it is well worth the drive for the great selection.
09-11-2011 03:17:51 |
More by aflyershckyfan
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This place is a masterpiece of beerdom. It is totally unassuming, and I jealously hope it stays that way so that it doesn't get too crowded... but at the same time, this is an excellent establishment and deserves your patronage!
Prices are reasonable, and the back tap/bar area is nothing special for the aura (thus the 4.5 on atmosphere), but these are the ONLY cons.
Service has helped increase my beer/brewery knowledge, has offered excellent suggestions and kept me up to date on what they've just gotten in. They always get supplies of limited releases, and they make sure the customers know to come get it!
The selection? They've got it. If for some crazy reason they don't have it, they'll get it. Probably the next day.
My only real problem with this place is that I'm going to spend all of my money there... like, all of it.
08-26-2011 18:40:59 |
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