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Eagle Provisions Company
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
628 5th Ave
phone: (718) 499-0026
Monday - Saturday: 6:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday: 6:00am - 5:00pm
(Place added by: Weissenheimer)
Ratings & Reviews
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quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
I am lucky enough to be dating someone who lives on the same block as this place (not the reason that we are dating, but it doesn't hurt). Quality and selection are as good as I have found in Brooklyn, superior even to the the better-known beer stores in Brooklyn. In one part of the store they have written that they stock 500 types of beer. In another part, 1000. My guess is that the number is somewhere in between the two.
They are very well stocked on the local beers (Northeastern, Midatlantic), but they definately do not ignore the rest of the country, especially the West Coast. Additionally, their range of international beers is quite impressive. And because this is a Polish owned and run store, there is a great array of Eastern European brews. Also, they always keep a hearty selection of season beers: summer ales in the hot months and Oktoberfest/Pumpkin beers in the fall. I come into this store and I'm like a kid in a candy shop. Some beers that I have sampled from their stock are: Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale, He'brew Genesis Ale, and Brooklyn Penant Ale.
The service, however, needs some work. I have had the owner make a sarcastic comment to me on two ocassions. Also, the store hours are very strange, and as far as I have been going there (since around October) they close at 6 during the week, but that might be a seasonal thing. It did make it tough for me to grab a six pack after work.
The prices are fine, it'll be hard to find a cheaper place in Park Slope/South Slope, and the small delis around there have the same beers for $1-2 more.
So go in, buy some beer, just keep to yourself.
05-08-2007 19:10:24 |
More by micahgoldfus
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
This place is Convenient. It is located at the foot of Brooklyn and the other boroughs, just to the East of Manhattan but also just off the highway from Staten Island.The best selections were the Polish, Ukranian and Czech beer with a large and reasonably priced set of rows, a number of harder to finds. It is also convenient because it was open at the top of the morning, wherea the other more noteable beer stores are open hours later. If you are like me, trying to get out of town and on the road, this is a good find. As far as local micros, they were onn the expensive side, but again whoever is the buyer knows their beer and there are hard to finds. Good service as someone carried out two boxes, about 24 beer including bombers, to my car down the block on a very cold day.
01-30-2007 06:46:34 |
More by Sammy
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Eagle is legendary in Brooklyn for its selection of beers, and unlike most of the other reviewers, I live in the neighborhood, a scant 3 blocks away, and even if you don't live in the South Slope/Sunset Park/"Green-wood Heights" area, Eagle is within a very short distance of the Prospect Ave stop on the R/M.
So let's start with the basics. Eagle has a huge selection of (unrefrigerated) beers, separated by country (though that isn't marked) and type -- with ciders and other non-beers sort of of to the side. Because Eagle is a Polish store, and located in a small Polish enclave, many Polish and other Eastern European beers are in good supply, much more than other stores (ie., Bierkraft), and are also very cheap. This includes many of the famous and high-quality porters that the region is known for. Eagle also carries a great selection of British, German, and Belgian brews, in addition to the stock of American micros. Canada (well, Unibroue anyway) and the Caribbean are also represented. All of these sections are well-curated, and the Belgian collection will satisfy even the most discerning beer geek. They also tend to have excellent selections from certain breweries, like Dogfish Head, Brooklyn, Harpoon, and Avery, that may be difficult to find elsewhere.
In addition to the main selection, Eagle keeps a small shelf devoted to seasonals, so that you can easily find what it is you want that time of year.
Eagle stocks a good selection of canned micros (Dale's, Brooklyn, Sly Fox), 12 ozs of beers from Samuel Smith, Ayinger, and Ommegang that are usually hard to find. They also tend to carry limited release beers like the Stone Anniversary Ales or Oaked Arrogant Bastard, and other special releases.
Eagle also has a small amount of cold beers, but these tend to be a fairly random assortment... the last time I was there (in late Novemeber), they had Weyenbacher Pumpkin Ale, Heresy, and Infidel, Avery Kaiser, and Mendocino Talon, along with six packs of pumpkin ale, Brooklyn Black Chcocolate Stout and Monster Ale, and cans and bottles of macro beers I didn't pay enough attention to to remember.
The prices are certainly reasonable -- usually better than Bierkraft or Whole Foods, so I can't complain. The Polish beer is especially cheap, so that's an added bonus.
The rest of the store is a bit pricey for most things... I tend to do shopping for groceries elsewhere, although If you are looking for store-prepared food, Polish items, or baked goods I imagine the prices would be lower.
The service is good -- the cashiers are usually local teenagers, but I can't say I've ever had any issues.
All in all, Eagle Provisions is a great place. People who complain about how far away it is just need to move closer :). Seriously, this is a great part of the neighborhood, and even if you aren't fortunate enough to live here, it is very convenient by subway. It is also much cheaper than Bierkfraft, that other highlight of the Fifth Ave beer axis to which it will always be compared. Highly reccomended, especially for Brooklyn residents, and Manhattanites who are willing to come "all the way out" to Brooklyn :)
12-06-2006 01:20:43 |
More by auntfloyd
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
And reasonably, I'd never get this deep into Brooklyn, what with it's parkways to nowhere, strange food smells, and lack of a good bar scene. Bultrey Kenobi's been on my case for a bit about this one. "What do you mean you've never been to Eagle?" Um, see parkways, smells and bars above. But, we're kind of passing through now, down and then over that way to out. Over that way, you have to look, I'm pointing. Okay, there...
Drove way the hell down 5th Ave and pulled up outside thinkin', "Surely, this is not the place". Entered and headed through. I saw the beer off through that cutway to the right but I didn't make direct eye contact. Thought I'd slosh off to the rear, have a look around and sneak back up on it. Aisles of international and gourmet foods, and an ethnicish deli in the back back. There was a giant roast on the counter, like half a cow. I offered to put it on vegetarian Randy's arm. He declined. We slinked back up front, quietly, the beer, shhh.
Shelving units of all your favorite bombers and 750's (Bear Republic, DogFishHead, Allagash, Rogue, Southampton, Middle Ages, Weyerbacher, Anderson Valley, Southern Tier, Harpoon, Avery, Ommegang) off to your right and units of micros beyond and on units to your left as you head into the beer room. Mostly local and regional selections, and others less and less so as you get farther from here. All in all, I'd say they had some 4 dozen+ American breweries represented here, some not so common to the area (Flying Bison, Lakefront, Rock Art).
A tall end unit holds all the Belgians, a nice collection, thorough, extensive, involved. And then to the far end is a wall of English, Germans, Eastern Euros, and the everything else. Well organized, dealt out by country, excellent selection, someone knows what they're doing here. I found me an aged Southampton Biere de Garde, was pretty happy about that.
I don't know if you've heard this one ("Two guys walk into a Polish food store...") but it's no joke here.
11-11-2006 16:43:34 |
More by slander
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Another great Brooklyn Beer spot. Down a ways south from the trendy Park slope neighborhood, this neighborhood is more mixed racially and economically and this store reflects that diversity. Selection is extensive, all the usuals, great belgians, germans and eastern european selections. I was happy to pick up a few bombers of the Southern Tier unearthly DIPA, fine suds...They have tons of quality selections, no service to speak of. Well worth a visit, cheaper then Bierkraft, which is located about a mile away.
06-14-2006 01:26:00 |
More by Billolick
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
Wow -- this place is really worth the effort it takes to get out to this part of Brooklyn. If it hasn't yet been added to the NY Beerfly guide of recommended beer stores to visit, it should be.
When you walk in, it looks like a typical ethnic market (Polish, in this case), lots of standard groeries with a bunch of interesting European-slanted and gourmet items mixed in. If you turn to the right, however, you walk through a little passageway, which itself is lined on both sides with several shelves of mostly American microbrews, with some really interesting stuff -- all the Sam Adams brewmaster series, lots of Brooklyn, Smutty, Southampton, Ithaca, lots of West coast like Rogue, Bear Republic, Stone, Ommegang, Allagash (including Odyessey and that oak barrel one), etc. I thought that the selection here was pretty good -- but wait, there's more. Keep going through the magic tunnel, and you're in another room with beers from all over thw world (including more US brews), organized fairly well by country or region of origin. The Belgian rack alone was enough to make any BA weep tears of joy: several Fantomes, Cantillons, Rodenbach, Flemish Primitive, Orval, all the usual suspect (Duvel, Chimay, etc.), really many more than I can remember. But where this place really shines is its non-Belgian imported beer selection -- a great couple of shelves of Germans, many of the Baltic countries' best beers (Utenos porter, Sinebrychoff porter, Baltika beer). A few other dandies, too: a couple of Castas from Mexico, several Dupont ciders, and the biggest selection of Hitachino Nest beers I've seen in one place, including the wit and the weiss. Prices on the Hitachino were kind of high (but I think they are everywhere), and everything else seemed reasonable, with the Eastern European beers downright cheap. They even had advertised a few deals where if you bought a certain beer (eg. 750 mL of Duvel), you got a free glass.
I gave the place a "5" for selection, because you have to take into account that you're in the little Polish market in the middle of nowhere, relatively speaking, in Brooklyn. The service I'll give a "3" for, because I didn't receive any service, but I didn't ask for any. They muse have a knolwedgeable beer person tucked away somewhere.
To boot, this place has got a great deli in the back, where you can pick up kielbasa, pierogis, golumbkis, and some of the best smoked bacon I've ever had.
I will certainly be back... the easiest way to get there sans car is the B63 5th Avenue bus (Stops right in front), or the M and R subway line, Prospect Ave. stop, from which it is about a three long-block walk north to the store. With a car, this place is not too far off the Prospect Expressway.
05-02-2006 17:21:16 |
More by bultrey
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Wow, this place has an AMAZING selection. (and is cheaper than BierKraft which is down the road). The prices are still at "New York" levels, but nothing is way overpriced.
A great selection of mirco-brews and imports. The only thing that bums me out is you can't buy singles, which is nice when there are so many six packs you want to try and you have no clue where to start.
I've never been to Half Time, so my opinion isn't the most fleshed out, but this is one of the best beer stores I've ever been too...
AND they make KILLER Kilbosa
just went yesterday after not having been in a while and forgot how fantastic this place is, I've recently been going to Spuyten Duyvil grocery and in comparison Eagle Provisions prices seem down right cheap. I got some jolly pumpkin 750's for 3 dollars cheaper than I previously had a SDG. I would highly suggest making this the first stop on a brooklyn beer buying day and then go to Bierkraft to suppliment what you can't find at Eagle. My only slight gripe is that you can't break up a six pack, but it's a complaint that is SUPER easy to forgive
03-25-2006 21:06:15 |
More by DaggerEyes
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
This place is the bomb diggity. Located in northern park slope, close to the 25th street subway stop, this place is the real deal. Over 500 kinds of beer with many rarer Eastern European offerings. This is a good place to go baltic porter hunting, and the workers here know there stuff as well. Prices are super low, and the selection is second only to American in this general area. Sure bierkraft has some rarer stuff as well, but this place is DIRT CHEAP in comparison. BONUS: Pick up some bomb-ass fresh kielbasy and some kick-ass peirogies here as well. Places like this make me proud to be Polish!
10-05-2005 03:22:43 |
More by francisweizen
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
This place carries about 500 different kinds of beer, from Eastern European (it's a Polish market) to dozens of South American, Africa, and Asian beers. It's the place I go to if I need to find a hard to find beer. (Super Bock Dark from Portugal - check. Iron City Light from Pittsburgh - check. Yebisu dark from Japan - check.) Also, a great collection of Belgian beers and small American brewers that are hard to find elsewhere in NYC. Very reasonable prices and much better selection than Thrifty on Court.
Side note - fantastic kielbasa and assorted smoked meats.
07-03-2005 23:48:06 |
More by lambretta76
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
I live in Park Slope, and before I discovered American Beer Distributing I bought most of my beer at Eagle Provisions. If you live nearby please believe me that you owe it to yourself to visit this place. Yes, it's a grocery store, but believe it or not the beer selection is not too far behind Bierkraft and about on par with American Beer Distributors. It's a Polish grocery, so they have a staggering number of beers from the Slavic countries. To find more you'd have to go to Brighton Beach. And those represent just a fraction of the beers there. Shelves and shelves of German beers, Bavarian beers, etc. Shelves and shelves of Belgian artisanal beers. This is still the only place I can find Scots Pine (from the makers of Kelpie), a personal favorite of mine.
Eagle Provisions scores highly in my book for service, because the staff always seems very helpful. Several times an employee has asked me if I'm looking for something, and when I said yes and told him what it was he went in the back to see if there was any more in stock. Another time I asked an employee about Schneider Weisen Edel-Weisse, of which they had none at the time, and she offered to order a case. If this doesn't sound like much to you, remember that I'm talking about a grocery store in Brooklyn, folks. You try getting service like that in this city.
Oh, one aside: Don't just go for the beer. Go for the amazing bacon, bratwurst, and sundry other meats in the deli! Go for the pastries and breads and scones! Go for the pierogies!
Can you tell I love Polish delis?
11-23-2003 06:17:32 |
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