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Capone's Restaurant

Capone's RestaurantCapone's Restaurant

Taps: 28 / Bottles: 500
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
100
world-class

242 Ratings
Ratings: 242
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.27%
$$ - reasonable


[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

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

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Notes:
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(Place added by: maek228 on 04-05-2005)
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Yetiman420

Ohio

4.8/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

Should be classified as both a beer bar and beer store. You'll miss it on BeerFly if you only look for beer stores.

I can rubber stamp all the praise bestowed upon Capone's and the service provided by the owner - Matt Capone.

I stopped in at the rear bottle shop portion around noon on a Monday. Matt was working the bottle shop and I spent a good 30 minutes working through my selection with him.

Lost Abbey (10 Commandments, Gift of the Magi, Serpents Stout), Port (2 Old Viscosity and 2nd Anniversary Ale), Troegs Scratch Series (winter and saison $3,75 for each 12 oz.), 3 Black Alberts ($12 each), and Vodoo Black Magick. Total came to around $130.

The funniest part came when Matt was reading off the elaborate description of some Lost Abbey beers as smoe local was waiting to check out with two 40's of Colt 45.

Matt had quite a few local jems that he picked up from the brewer himself and brought to my attention. I only had one empty suitcase to bring beer home. Otherwise I would have put a major dent on my credit card.

The restaurant/bar is an unassuming oasis of god beer. They opened at 12:30 - right as my beer shopping ended. They serve 4 oz samplers which makes it very easy to try a nice variety. On tap....

Moylan's Hopsickle Impereal Ale
Anchor Liberty Ale
Anderson Valley Winter Solstice
Ballast Point Big Eye IPA
Bear Republic Rocket Double Ale (only one outside of CA?)
Eel River Raven's eye Imperial Stout
Green Flash West Coast IPA
Boaks Russian Imperial Stout (very nice!)
Southampton Double White
Left Coast Hop Juice Double IPA
Coronado Stoopid Stout
Stone Double Bastard
Mt. Shast Mountain High IPA
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

They also had Coors Light and Yuengling on tap. The only downfall with this great tap list is the lowest good beer ABV, by far, was 6%. All the others were 7% - 10%.

The service by (Eileen?) was excellent until she got really busy. She caught me sniffing my IPA's and asked if I needed paper and pen to take notes. She did get confused by the taps and blamed it on them rotating all the time and not having the proper labels on them.

I had the cheesesteak which was fine. They really push their burgers, but when in Philly I stick with cheesesteak.

Highly recommended and worth the visit.

01-21-2009 15:14:14 | More by Yetiman420
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dank203

New Jersey

4.86/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

had a great experience here. all good beers at the bar and store, never tried the food. store is great, small, quality over quantity. everything fresh. guys working here were awesome, they are helpful and just generally nice guys, and they really seem to care

04-03-2014 03:29:15 | More by dank203
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dannyhead

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

03-24-2014 03:58:01 | More by dannyhead
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SharkNado

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

03-13-2014 01:39:15 | More by SharkNado
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

I have been here a handful of times. Their selection is one of the best outside of the city for its location. The food looks great but I haven't tried it yet. The main reason I go is for the bottle shop in the back. The quality and quantity is amazing. I easily spend 30 minutes just looking. The owner is very cool, friendly and always willing to help satisfy your taste. This place is highly recommended.

03-09-2014 03:26:58 | More by mikefuski17
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DLSheidy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

03-08-2014 22:17:44 | More by DLSheidy
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Destroyinator

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.1%

03-07-2014 21:33:56 | More by Destroyinator
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

03-01-2014 01:39:02 | More by Furley80
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bealin

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

02-27-2014 17:59:20 | More by bealin
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

02-20-2014 11:55:57 | More by TriageStat
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Capone's Restaurant in Norristown, PA
100 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.