Capone's Restaurant

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Capone's RestaurantCapone's Restaurant
BA SCORE
100
world-class

224 Reviews
Reviews: 224
Visits: 276
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: n/a
Taps: 28
Bottles: 500
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

224 W Germantown Pike
Norristown, Pennsylvania, 19401-1332
United States
phone: (610) 279-4748

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Place added by: maek228 on 04-05-2005

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Reviews: 224 | Visits: 276
Reviews by Soonami:
Photo of Soonami
4.3/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

This is only for the bottle shop since I didn't visit the restaurant.

First thing I have to say is that the quality and the selection at Capone's is fantastic. Hair of the Dog and Terrapin are two breweries I've not seen at any other beer store, and they had extensive offerings from Bell's, Founder's, Great Lakes, Troeg's Scratch beers, and Bullfrog. They had many of the interesting limited releases from the more common breweries in stock.

However, there is an almost general 25% premium for bottles that are available at comparable shops I've been to in NJ, DE, and even PA. For instance, Long Trail Brewmaster's Series DIPA and Coffee stout was $6.50 vs. ~$5 at other places even in the city. But I guess in order for them to stock all the fancy stuff, they have to turn extra profit to keep the operation going so I can understand that. A can of 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon was $3. There wasn't a single 12 oz that was less than $3 or a bomber for less than $6-7, with most American craft brews around ten.

Another complaint was that when I went on a weekday afternoon, the young man behind the register was not very helpful. He was under 21, and thus would not admit to have tried anything before and could not offer any recommendations. To me, this is offensive because how can someone work at a specialty shop and not be able to talk intelligently about what they are selling? It's like going to Boyd's Department Store and finding a kid working there in jeans and sneakers, who can't tell you anything about suits or leather lace-ups.

Overall, the beer store has amazing selection, high prices for carry-out, especially since they are priced about what one would pay at Monk's or Eulogy for the same thing. The help on the day I went was utterly useless (1,779 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Bob402
4.09/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Craft_Imperial
3.67/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Photo of jrfehon33
4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of ColdOne
4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of dfhhead25
4.23/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.15/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of JooJooEyeballs
4.95/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Handles are always the best-of-the-best. Great food. Drive an hour and thirty minutes once a week for the unbelievable - most excellent - beer and pasta dishes. (162 characters)

Photo of Jaxbrew
4.11/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Great spot for hard to get beer. Prices are high compared to some of the other similar establishments. 6 oz pours of "rarer" beers can be had for much less at Pinnochios. I don't go often as it's a bit of a drive for me. Nice spot though. (238 characters)

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4.44/5  rDev -1.8%

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Capone's Restaurant in Norristown, PA
100 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.