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1100 S Columbus Blvd
phone: (215) 271-5248
(Place added by: hhkal17 on 10-07-2010)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Beer Heaven is on Columbus Blvd in the South of Philly.
Inside a very clean and the interior and floor is mostly white. Clean floors and the smell was nice, not dingy, Very organized selection here with prices displayed so you don't have to do the check and put back in the cooler a gillion times.
Service was attentive and she seemed like she cared. Quality could use a re-haul, I saw a bunch of out of date IPA's and the like just waiting to be carted off by stone or whoever distributes them in Philly. If I was a bottle shop owner, Old IPA's would not be tolerated. Can't these people just order what is needed and not sit on multiple cases of old dwindling beer. Needless to say, some beer is old and that pisses me off.
Anyway selection is banging, pretty much everything you can get in Philly without Cantillon. Prices were very high and I know this is Philly, but they seemed very steep, for everything, even the little guys. Some small tables in the front for a bite and a sit down drink if you want it, that's always a nice touch. If I was in a jam I would go here and for every Thread I see on the mid-atlantic forums, this will be the spot I suggest. Just check your dates, you will be surprised. Only knocking the quality here on this review because of that.
07-07-2011 07:23:03 |
More by BARFLYB
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by to pick up a bottle as a source of some good brett/bacteria for some homebrewed sours. Not the first time I had been in but, there selection has improved dramatically.
Atmosphere is exactly what you want if you want to browse for 20 minutes, no hassling but lots of room to maneuver and look around.
Service is acceptable, these guys get a good mix of brews, this has a much better selection than Hawthorne's and maybe the Foodery. It is run by the same people as Society Hill just up the street on Washington Ave, but they definitely have a few here I did not notice there.
Selection is probably the best I have seen, they had multiple picks from some good west coast brews that I had not seen in Philly yet (at least at distributors). I was looking for 1 or 2 sours for a source of bottle dregs, picked up and Oud Beersel, but nearly got a Jolly Pumpkin or Russian River as well. I'll definitely be back to try one of those.
Value is on the reasonable side for most things, I'd have to stop by the foodery to compare for sure, but it seemed a bit more fair with a much better selection and ease of maneuvering.
04-29-2011 04:49:34 |
More by mvanaskie13
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Beer Heaven was the first beer stop on my recent whirlwind tour of Philly with the Beer Pest, Woody Chandler.
Stepping inside it smelled quite clean (and it was). There were 2 small freestanding displays with bigger bottles to the right, and then 15 coolers running down the right hand wall and wrapping along the back. Only along the back did they have 6-packs. There was so much to look at that I didn't even notice the more special beers lined up on tables along the left side in front of the counter. Amazing!
As for prices, they're pretty good. It's much better than getting raped at The Foodery! On the other hand, you can certainly get a better deal at Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting, but their selection is nowhere near as good; and if you live in the city it's a hike.
I'd highly recommend this as an option, especially if you're looking for the more unusual, "rare" bottles.
04-24-2011 00:53:37 |
More by NeroFiddled
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Went here tonight to check it out...curiosity got the best this time. It is incredible how accustomed Philadelphian's have become to great beer culture. This place would take the cake in any other town, but in Philly, it just gets muted. However, I will say this: Beer Heaven has some awesome beer selection. The fact that I found a few beers here that I have NEVER even seen for sale mean a lot!
Excellent cooler displays that are well-organized and maintained. The place is clean, and my only suggestions would be to have more beer and make sure that everything is labeled properly with the price. Speaking of the price, some were definitely a bit oo much. As awesome as it is that they have a 2000 bottle of Thomas Hardy's or JW Lees or whatever it is, I don't think that 10 bucks is reasonable. MAybe that is just my ignorance...
Also, it was clean and the people that were working there seemed nice. Though they should say hello to people when they come in...it makes you feel more welcome.
01-31-2011 02:57:27 |
More by MusicaleMike
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I stopped in a few weeks back. The woman working there was very friendly and was able to answer the questions I had about the availability of a few beers. Their selection is good, not quite as good as The Foodery but still pretty good. Most of the beers available here are domestic microbrews,with a good selection of the local breweries(Yards, PBC, Troegs, Victory etc) and they had the usual suspects from Europe. They also have a pretty good selection of big bottles. I think their prices are better than The Foodery and if you mix a six pack you get 10% off on each bottle. Not too shabby. I will definitely be heading back to Beer Heaven.
12-25-2010 20:17:18 |
More by hopster313
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
A nice little spot to relax while looking for brews a very helpful staff , walked in and not really looking to buy anything but I seen more than a couple of beers that caught my eye ...they had mad elf ,vertical epic ,harvest in da hood ,and various Xmas and pumpkin beers available they had all the local favorites such as yards,pbc,sly fox, victory,they also had port brewing ,Weyerbacher,dog fish head, and ballast point sculpin ,overall the selection was good but has potential to be alot better.
10-30-2010 07:18:36 |
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