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The Beer Store
Taps: 24 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Eatery, Store ]
488 2nd Street Pike
phone: (215) 355-7373
(Place added by: zoso1967 on 09-21-2010)
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| Reviews: 27 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
I went here with my brother to see what they had to offer. The place is basically a long aisle with shelves in the middle of bottles and six packs with a wall rack with bombers and long cooler with mostly the same items on the shelves and a mix-a-six area in the rear where they have beer on tap. The entrance had a large display and an area with reduced merchandise/seasonal items and gift packs near the register. They have many things which I can't get locally like many Evil Twin bombers and individually priced 12 oz bottles and a wide variety of Belgian beers including trappist items from St Bernardus.
The service was attentive and friendly and I ended up getting three things - an Iron Maiden Trooper Ale, Evil Twin Justin Blaeber and Goose Island Halia which was expensive but hard to find I suppose. I would return if in the area, but it was a little out of the way for me. I like how the Store is organized and they have some things discounted like pumpkin beers to move at the end of the season which makes sense. I will probably return if I have the chance it is a very clean place and the owner was there joking which shows they appreciate the customer, at least to me anyway.
11-29-2013 17:23:22 |
More by Slatetank
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I have to say I've never heard of this place before until recently. I am very impressed. Very nice atmosphere. You are greeted by the seasonals as soon as you walk in along with an impressive belgian/import shelf. Some seating in the back were a couple of patrons were having a pint or two. Very hard to find stuff here and well organized. I believe it was the owner I spoke to really knew his stuff. Very informative and helpful in making sure everyone got what they wanted/needed. Being in the richer area I was afraid of the prices, but there was no upmark. Very reasonable to some of the bottle shops I've seen the past and a defenite gem. Probably a place you can travel out of the way for. Highly Recommended.
10-01-2013 16:45:30 |
More by TheFightfan1
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
I've never had the food here, just bought bottles on a few occasions. The owner is very friendly and knowledgeable and is willing to strike up conversation. Selection is huge, and they get everything that's distributed to the Philly area. A whole wall full of room-temp bottles on one side, and a wall length of beer filled coolers on the other side. Growler filling station in the back bar area, too. Can't ask for much more in a bottle shop. Expect to pay a little bit more than other stores, though.
05-23-2013 17:47:02 |
More by garuda
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | $$$
Stopped in here yesterday while I was in the area. I have always heard great things, figured it would be as good a time as any to see what all the talk was about.
Long, thin shop with bottles in every nook and cranny. Atmosphere is pretty good. There are people mulling around the tables drinking beers and looking at the bottles. Service was pretty good. I was asked a few times if I needed help, which I did because they apparently don't put the prices on any of the bottles you may actually want...
Quality and Selection were both quite high. They have a TON of bottles in this place, lots of things I would love to try. I didn't have a lot of time so I did a quick once over and picked up some belgians I haven't seen in awhile.
This is definitely one of the best bottle shops I have been to. Prices are a little high but the selection makes up for it. I will definitely return in the future.
01-28-2013 17:15:07 |
More by orangesol
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
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
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