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Eagle Provisions Company
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
628 5th Ave
phone: (718) 499-0026
Monday - Saturday: 6:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday: 6:00am - 5:00pm
(Place added by: Weissenheimer)
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| Reviews: 30 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$$$
Was in the neighborhood so thought I would check this place out for the first time. They have a very nice selection with a slightly odd layout, but it was not really a problem. Service was non-existent, but that's also fine in my book. The major let down was the price. I was shocked, and I shop in some very pricy places (Spuyten D grocery, B Lane, etc). I've never seen prices this high. Everything I picked up and considered buying I immediately put back and laughed, with maybe one or two exceptions. $17 for a 6pack of Flower Power. $31 for Black Ops. $17 for Oaked Yeti. $27?ish for Allagash Interlude. All the new Midnight Sun beers were 3-5$ more than anywhere else in the city. DFH 4 packs were about $17 or 18 (Burton, etc). The only beer I bought was Sixpoint Resin at 10.39, which is still higher than most other places. The had tons of Firestone XV on the shelves at $25ish and I left it there.
I absolutely loved the selection but couldnt handle the prices. I'll go back to my more "reasonably priced" Williamsburg bottle shops (haha).
02-16-2012 18:52:20 |
More by jbuddle
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Eagle has a great selection of beer. They have a much more diverse selection of beer than Bierkraft. There is no pressure walking around Eagle for twenty or thirty minutes just looking through all the choices on the shelves.
One should be careful about buying seasonal or small beers because certain beers do not move quiet as fast as others do. That being said there is usually a very good selection of new beers arriving weekly.
For the most part one will not receive much in terms of beer knowledge from the staff but, they are more than willing to help you find any beer you may be looking for, or order one that they do not have. There prices are far better than other Brooklyn bottle stores in certain cases between five and ten dollars cheaper on one bottle.
Some of the the more rare releases do not make it to eagle but other wise if one is in the neighborhood it is worth a look.
05-06-2011 17:24:29 |
More by fastpass17
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Finally got around to visiting this place with the girlfriend. One of the few talked about places in Brooklyn that I haven't been to yet.
Eagle Provisions is actually a small artisianal grocery store that seems to focus on craft... beverages. Craft soda and beer. Seems like half the store is a maze of beer shelves. Really pretty cool because they managed to get so much into so little space. Area seems to be climate controlled at around 50-60F degrees. Beers look to be rotated pretty often and fresh. Nothing's refridgerated though.
Service seemed decent. Cashier ran us up quickly and I chatted with the owner for a little while about Goose Island Rare. I thought I was getting a steal for $45 and he seemed like he couldn't believe I was getting two. Got here around midday so it was pretty busy but and the staff seemed a bit overwhelmed but helpful overall. Not the most knowledgeable but its fine if you know what you're looking for.
Eagle Provisions' selection seems not only to blow away American Beer Distributors, but Bierkraft also. They had the full lineup of Troegs, Ithaca, Smuttynose, Stone, and all the other widely distributed east coast beers. But what put them over the top for me was their Belgian selection. Oude Beersel and Hanssens when I expected almost nothing. No Cantillon or Drie Fonteinen, but its almost impossible to find that stuff in the city nowadays.
Prices are more reasonable than all of their major competitors.
Definitely worth visiting and I regret not coming here sooner. Definitely worth checking out if you're in the area and a must visit if you're visiting from out-of-town and want a place that has all of the east-coast's finest.
02-13-2011 03:36:54 |
More by SpeedwayJim
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Most of the time when I walk into the "Eagle" I'm always impressed by the large stock of different beers they carry. Yes, it might not be in central Park Slope, but it is definitly worth the trip to the south slope to see what they carry. The Seasonal are usually kept in the front and if you go to the right you find all the rest listed by country and state. They have the latest Samuel Adams special beers like the new Infinium. They also carry a lot of Belgium brews. Prices are competitive with other distributors in Brooklyn.
12-17-2011 21:07:22 |
More by bkporter
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
My local beer store. Moved into the neighborhood a few months ago and happened to stumble in here right after signing the lease.
Had no idea what I was walking into. First time I walk in, I see the new release beer case immediately. As I walk further into the store and turn to the right, I see a whole room full of beer. According to the worker there, they have over 1.5k types of beers. Tends to have a very robust international selection as well as an impressive selection of craft beers.
As other reviewers have said, the beer tends to not move that quickly for seasonal or small beers, so be careful. There are definitely some beers on low shelves that are dusty.
Staff is nice, but not knowledgeable. Mistakenly got a release of beer that I was under the impression was for club members only, and they had no idea what they had with no bottle limit. High profile releases will occasionally make it here, but not always.
Overall, great selection, good prices and location makes this the best beer shop for me.
09-29-2011 15:10:40 |
More by stringman520
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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 | 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: 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 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I was simply in awe when I walked in to their beer section. When I first stepped into the cramped, old supermarket, I thought I was in the wrong place. I took a turn to the right and I was in beer heaven. 7-foot shelves of beers, just completely crammed in. Very well stocked, very well maintained.
When you walk in you see an above average selection of the typical American micros: Sam Adams, Brooklyn (Pilsener, Weisse, Chocolate Stout, and other harder-to-find ones), Blue Point, Sierra Nevada (including their wheat beer, which I hardly see any more of), Dogfish Head (almost everything but their 120 IPA), Magic Hat, tons of Saranac, Stone (Ruination, Pale Ale, and 22's of their Old Guardian), Goose Island, etc.
I'm huge on American brews; I don't really have the stomach for stronger ales from overseas, but that's just me. But even I could appreciate the floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall coverage of their foreign beers. Westmalle, Rochefort 6 and 8 (no 10, sorry), tons of St. Bernardus, and a slew of others. The walls were literally filled to capacity with Belgian beer.
Then of course you have your typical Blue Moon's, Yuengling's, etc. And after that your macros, but not a huge stockpile of them like you normally see in some corners of beer stores.
This place amazed me to no end. The store is small, but the selection is uncanny! If you're in Brooklyn, you need to stop by here! My only negative comment may be that if you're just looking to buy rare singles and such, this would be a great place. But if you're looking for some bargains on beers you already know you like, consider going to American Beer, not too far from this location. The prices are reasonable here, but only because the vast majority of their selection is rarer singles, and not bulk local stuff.
01-21-2008 00:16:16 |
More by zerofear13
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
There are grocery stores with a great beer selection, and then there's Eagle Provisions. Wow. This place takes it to a whole new level. You'd never know it, either, because it's all packed (and I mean PACKED) into a corner of the store.
Everything is tidily stacked close to the ceiling, and there is just a ton of stuff. Sixers and bombers fight for space on shelf after shelf -- tons of bottles from the British Isles, Germany, Belgium, East and West coast American, lagers, ales, stouts, fruit beers, you name it. All stocked and stacked with care and precision.
The good: tons of bombers. The good and the bad: tons of tantalizing sixers, which the owner told me couldn't be broken up into singles. They used to be able to do it, he said, when they had 500 different varieties. Now that they carry 1500 (!), it's just not feasible.
They also have very weird pricing on some of their items. Some bottles were a full $4 more than Thrifty American, some were $4 less. But if you're familiar with what things should go for, you'll be okay.
I think the store's just beginning their foray into beer heaven, and the service reflects that. The beer guy over there doesn't seem to be a beer guy, or has just become one recently. He's not sure exactly what you're looking for. But very pleasant and he's definitely willing to help you find something if he can.
Definitely worth a look. We're lucky to have three excellent sources for beer in the Slope/South Slope/Cobble Hill area, including this one.
04-04-2009 21:52:47 |
More by millionsuns
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