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Capone's Restaurant

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

225 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
99
Reviews:
225
Ratings:
279
Avg:
4.48
pDev:
6.92%
 
 
Taps:
28
Bottles/Cans:
500
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
Capone's RestaurantCapone's Restaurant
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

224 W Germantown Pike
Norristown, Pennsylvania, 19401-1332
United States

(610) 279-4748 | map
thebottleshop.biz

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Reviews: 225 | Ratings: 279
Reviews by mgbickel:
Photo of mgbickel
5/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I was very excited about the prospects of visiting this place on my recent trip through eastern PA. Lots of hype on BA...

I slowly walked around the beer room, which is located behind the restaurant and has its own entrance. They have a ton of beer here!! There is beer in every conceivable place...little nooks in the walls...everywhere!

The quality of their selection is great...the best you can hope for in PA. The best thing is that everything is priced...no questions about how much something is.

But the real gem of this place is Matt the beer guy! He is super helpful and is oozing beer knowledge. I spent an extra 20 minutes there talking to him about the beer scene. Even though I only spent ~20 bucks there, Matt gave me a glass and promised to send me e-mail updates on Capone's new arrivals and events.

I hope you eastern PA BAs know how lucky you are to have a place like this in your own back yard. I will make it a point to stop by here anytime I am remotely close to Norristown!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jacobob10
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Finally had a chance to visit this longtime beer landmark. The setup inside is a bit odd yet charming. I happened to go the afternoon after a Deschutes event and they still had an array of their beers on-tap (which are not available to me in NJ). After seeing that The Abyss was still available I naturally had to give it a shot, so there I was starting my afternoon off with a 12% barrel aged imperial stout, albeit a 5.5 oz pour. Followed by two other beer not often seen on-tap, Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen and Rodenbach Alexander; the latter of which is extremely hard to find and hasn't even been brewed in the past 15 years until now. The service was friendly and attentive. I ordered the Texas Gold wings which were very tasty despite taking a long time to come out of the kitchen.

After my time at the bar, I ventured to the bottle shop towards the back of the building to make some bad decisions. The bottle selection is well-curated, but expect some sticker shock coming from NJ. That being said, I walked out with some goodies that I can't get in my home state: a 6-pack of Deschutes Black Butte Porter, a Russian River Damnation, and a 2012 Hair of the Dog Adam. Matt was there to help me with whatever I needed and was very kind in mentioning what he had that I might not find back home, be it rare or widely-available beers.

With a top notch tap list, friendly vibe, and a small but quality bottle shop, it's easy to see why Capone's has gotten such acclaim over the years. A classic joint to feed your inner beer geekdom.

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Photo of QuadBen
4.28/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

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4.09/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

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4.55/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

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4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of dfhhead25
4.23/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of JooJooEyeballs
4.95/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

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Photo of Jaxbrew
4.11/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.92/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of OleDixie
5/5  rDev +11.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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4.44/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.9/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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Capone's Restaurant in Norristown, PA
99 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.