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Whole Foods Devon (The Milepost Pub)
Taps: 6 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar ]
821 Lancaster Ave
phone: (610) 688-9400
(Place added by: Blanco on 06-10-2011)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 8
Reviews by pburland23:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
The Whole Foods in Devon is conveniently located between my office and my house making it an easy stop off for good craft beer.
Like the Pub at WF Plymouth Meeting, the Mile Post Pub is located in the front of the store with its own separate register. The space is small but it does the job.
Most beer is kept in the cold room at the back of the pub. It's stacked floor to ceiling with six packs and bombers. There are some bombers and other large format bottles kept up at the register.
Selection is very nice. Local PA crafts, big national crafts as well as other selections. They always seemed to have the best selection in the area of Pretty Things and Jolly Pumpkin beers. Growlers are also available though I haven't purchased a growler there yet. Tip - Follow the pub on Facebook. They are great about updating the current tap list there. It seems like they run through a lot of barrels. Must be a popular place.
Service is very good and friendly. The staff seem interested and have been helpful.
Overall, the Mile Post Pub is a good addition to the Main Line beer scene. With it, Teresa's Next Door, Wegmans, The Beeryard, and TJ's, we're getting quite spoiled on Lancaster Avenue.
09-04-2011 22:40:18 |
More by pburland23
More User Reviews:
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$
I have stopped in here a few times now, figure it is time for a review.
Not sure how much atmosphere a pub in a grocery store is supposed to have so I will just ignore that part. Quality is fairly high. They serve in the correct glasses and the beers are all very nice. Service has always been good for me. The guy at the front is always willing to help and he really knows his stuff. Selection, compared to the other grocery store bottle shops in the area, is quite good. They have quite a few tasty, and sometimes rare, bottles kicking around. I found a couple awesome gueuze's for a more than reasonable prices.
Overall an awesome bottle shop option when you are in the area. Worth a shot for sure.
01-28-2013 17:00:07 |
More by orangesol
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $
They do a great job here considering the size of the place. Their selection is excellent given the space constraints. The employees are knowledgable and always willing to help and advise. Their prices are very good-often cheaper than larger local places. They usually have a nice selection of beers on tap and offer free samples. It would be nice if they offered a little more in the way of food, but this is not a major drawback for me given the selection and convenience. Kudos to the people in charge as I think they do a very nice job with what they have.
01-21-2012 15:05:35 |
More by MDDMD
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
If you live in PA, then you have been getting gouged any time you wanted to by single bottles. At least, this was true until stores like Wegmans and Whole Foods entered the game.
Unlike Wegmans, this Whole Foods has a deeper selection (for example - I have found a good bit of Mikkeller here - would never expect to see that at Wegmans) Last Saturday they had It's Alive and Lagunitas Sucks on draft - it was great to have growlers like that for Christmas dinner! Or you could just sit there and enjoy a pint.
Many of the staff are geeks and they love talking about beer. They can pick up on whether or not you are a geek pretty early and begin to make recommendations (there is so much in the store that you could miss a lot of it).
Foodwise, They serve some food there but it is not spectacular - cured meats and cheeses from the store.
Finally, the prices are very reasonable. You don't experience the ridiculous mark-ups that you see at the bars in the area - even for highly sought after stuff like Dark Intrigue (recently).
12-27-2011 00:55:22 |
More by bhir
vibe: 1 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Interesting to find a "section" like this in a grocery store. The Milepost Pub is a small, um...section in the grocery store, dedicated to beer and wine. Not really the kind of place I imagine myself going out of the way for to go drink, but still a nice option.
The "pub" itself is very small, but there are a few little bar-like tables to sit at, with pretzels and simple food selections to chose from. Servers/registers are friendly and helpful. A variety of wine dispensers line the walls, and there are six generally local beers on tap, with the option for growler fills. There are a few six packs and twelve packs on display for purchase, as well as a decent selection of singles, and towards the back, there is a cold room with even more to chose from, though not an entirely extensive selection. Prices are pretty comparable to other bottle shops in the area...maybe a bit cheaper, but you sacrifice some selection. I'd go to Capone's or Pinocchio's before going here to buy singles. It's still nice to have the option though.
11-03-2011 19:39:52 |
More by Rifugium
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $
This is a re-review. Originally reviewed 6/11 after it first opened.
I live about a quarter mile from here so I've been here several times already since it opened. The atmosphere is what it is...it's a bar in a grocery store built so they can sell takeout beer so don't expect much there. It's brightly lit with just a few seats and a checkout counter. The takeout section is a big walk-in refrigerator just like the Whole Foods in Plymouth Meeting, though smaller. They do occasionally hold special events and educational tastings, though admittedly I haven’t gone to many.
The selection there is very good and has progressively gotten better. The staff here really makes it a point to get the latest limited releases and keeps a regular lineup that is excellent. Really, the only thing missing are really obscure rare beers or some of the really sought after lambics (Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen, etc.). Even if they sold them, they wouldn’t stay on the shelves long because the pricing is the best I’ve seen in the area and anything highly sought after sells quickly. Draft selection is very good to great as well.
This has become my go to spot. The selection is awesome, and if you stop by regularly you can pick up most limited releases before they sell out. The staff is tremendous. Joe and Steve really care about the beer they are selling and developing a rapport with their customers and I couldn’t ask for better service.
10-26-2011 17:56:11 |
More by Blanco
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Finally got to the Whole Foods in Devon. Been meaning to stop there for awhile now.
A: Cheery, bright and cozy (small) but overall very welcoming. This is basically just a walled out area inside the food store. You walk in the room and the cash register and a beer wall is on the right as you go in. Then the tap area with a few seats and in the back is a refrigeration area for cold beer.
Q: Very good. All the regular locals are present as well as some harder to find bottles. They had some RR stuff that Wegmens doesn't carry as well as some other harder to find stuff. Good quality beer.
S: Pretty good. The beer guy asked if I needed help and helped me find non-refrigerated bottles of the stuff I wanted to buy. Nice people.
S: Very good, goes with the quality. They do carry a ton of stuff that Wegmans does not carry. Rarer RR stuff, Hoppin Frog stuff, Sixpoints and various others. Nicer quality selection than Wegmans.
V: Very good, prices no par with other area stores and all clearly marked which was nice!
Overall I'll be back. I loved the growlers and half growlers, so I want to pick up one of those with hopefully some great draft that is on tap at that time. I really enjoyed the place, well done.
07-20-2011 16:26:22 |
More by Kadonny
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Whole Foods Devon beer room is right through the front door to the right. It's a bit smaller than the Plymouth meeting location and it is laid out exactly the same. All the same stuff, wine by the glass through a dispenser, a mix a six section, a cold room full of beer full of bombers, six packs, cans, locals, west coast beers and foreign beers including some nice Belgians. Whats different is that there is a seperate wall in the warm room full of bombers of the more sought after/limited stuff. Laid out nice with prices listed clearly for easy picking. I love when prices are listed, all beer stores should employ this method. A growler station with six choices and 32oz, 64oz WF growlers. The draft selection is a bit different than Plymouth with some more expensive offerings on tap. Another difference is a small see through glass shelf with some of the pub food items displayed. I really wanted the Char board but time was a factor. Imma get it next time though along with some blue cheese. The lady working the register was very friendly but the beer buyer although helpful was kind of a douche.
07-17-2011 06:05:34 |
More by BARFLYB
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