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Edgemont Beer & Cigars

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Edgemont Beer & CigarsEdgemont Beer & Cigars
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21 Ratings
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: n/a
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5042-B West Chester Pike
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, 19073
United States
phone: (610) 353-8848

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Reviews by ThoreauLikeAGirl:
Photo of ThoreauLikeAGirl
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Walking into this place was the biggest surprise. From the outside, it looks like your standard small BMC distributor in the suburbs. However, inside, they have such a great selection and a lot of the harder to find beers in the area. I even found [and promptly cleaned them out of] Cantillon here!
The staff are very helpful, and have made mention of being on beer advocate and reading up on what people want and what is new, and which beers are highly rated.
When something is new, they try their hardest to get it, and usually succeed. They also have a facebook page that will update you weekly on their new arrivals.
Prices are also unbeatable.

Also, if you're a cigar fan (which i'm not) they have a walk-in humidor with a huge selection (not sure about quality though as I know nothing about them) and another separate, closed off room for smoking - with upholstered chairs, tables, etc. fancy fancy.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Mbo108
4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This place, and really the guys that run it, are the best. Super helpful, careful, considerate, knowledgeable about their product. Amazing selection and good prices. I almost don't want more people hearing about my new "secret" spot but thats not good karma. Definitely check it out if you're in the area.

Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of faneendra
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of timnkate
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ballastd
4.86/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

I'll start with the best. This store is all about quality and customer service. Nearly every time I enter the store I'm welcomed and almost immediately approached to see if I need any assistance, which I typically do, due to the high quality of their selection. Of the beers you'll find here, they are all simply the best examples of either that style, brewery and region. Beer selection is top notch. Very helpful people there. Good chit chat. Amazing selection, there's tons of stuff.

Photo of microg
4.97/5  rDev +18.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is a dream come true for me! This place has a pretty good selection of crafts and imports. Smart staff, friendly, this is my place to go for new beers that I have not tried. There are always in-store events. Very good compared to most stores in the area. There is almost always some new stuff in the store.

Photo of crafterb
4.82/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Great store. Great staff. Great selection. They have a regular supply of some of the best beers in the world. Rare finds don't tend to last very long here. Great Selection of Craft Beers. Service is top notch. They are very courteous. Absolutely amazing. I highly recommend this place.

Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
3.07/5  rDev -26.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5

This store is located right off West Chester Pike, near Providence road.

The parking lot is small, the outside of the store looks like an average Pennsylvania beer distributer.

When you step into the store you smell the fine cigars, not bad.

After walking past the register there is a large wall of craft beer to the left and right. Cases stacked on top of cases of seasonal and limited releases. Past that on the left is a wall full of super rare and limited stuff that honestly I have yet to find elsewhere. This is the only store that has Russian River Consecration and Supplication all day. They also have stuff like Anchorage brewing, and another dozen or so sought after cases of bombers.

The problem is there are no prices on anything. You have to keep asking what this or that costs, and I have seen them charge an extra 5$ on cases of stuff I've bought elsewhere and know the price. Trying to squeeze an extra buck out of me. Also if they have a seasonal or desirable beer in stock they will not tell you over the phone. You must show up and inquire about what they have.

It also gets pretty warm in the summer and many of the rare cases are stored on the top shelf 10 feet in the air where the temperature is pushing 90 degrees all day.

If you are in the area definitely stop in and browse, but be knowledgeable and cautious of old out of date or improperly stored cases.

Photo of evolution
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Coming from a self-described beer geek I was thrilled to find so many brews to choose from! They do events weekly, with various brews, and feature a lineup of their beers. But the best part is the staff. All very friendly, I've had long discussions with several. This place is ridiculous. GREAT selection. GREAT service. They will go a mile to make sure their customers are happy. And if they don't have what you're looking for, they will do their best to order it for you! The staff member working helped me pick out some great finds, even going to far as to tell me beers they had in the back they could bring out for me.

Photo of macismo
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

The beer selection is all high end craft beers including a great selection of Belgians. The quality of the beers they had was all very good, and the prices were very reasonable. This is a great place to go for unusual, harder-to-find beers, especially imports. They have a wide variety of beers and the largest number of different, hard-to-find beers. They also do a great job at securing some of the harder to find beers. It seems like the owner has a great relationship with his reps and that benefits everyone that's interested in getting some rare brews.

Photo of Jacko
4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

My main focus of an entire day was to try this beer venue, and I'm glad I did. They have an amazing selection with an atmosphere full of people who are at least aware of the craft beer movement and its importance. They also have cigars with best prices around.

I honestly cannot afford to visit here on a regular basis so when I do it’s a real treat. Well-lit, well-stocked, and the staff behind it all, are just all-around fantastic people. I was really excited to find some rarities. A very nice store that has some great selection.

Photo of Aerostar
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Best beer and cigar selection in the area. Reasonable prices.

This is the go-to place when you're looking for your craft favorite or even some hard to find or obscure beer. If they don't have it, they'll try to get it for you.

They expanded their space into the shop next door, doubling the size and setting up a cigar smoking lounge. Increased popularity seems to have followed because it's even more crowded now than ever. They have great beer tastings every weekend.

The staff is helpful and quite knowledgeable.

Photo of tim9887
2.26/5  rDev -46.1%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1 | selection: 5

My first caveat: do not buy beer from this place unless the bottles have dates on them, unless you are buying something high in ABV. I bought a Great Divide variety case only to get home and see the bottles were bottled 6-7 months prior. Gross. Douchebags even tried to tell me the stuff was good for 1.5 years. No its not. Morons. They also follow you as you browse and breathe down your neck. Service is terrible and far from knowledgeable. The selection is great but I guarantee most of it is old crap, including their single bottle shelves. Avoid this place.

Photo of Rifugium
3.66/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

I've lived about a mile or two from this place for just over three years now, and I finally got up to giving them a visit. It's definitely a nice shop. Looks small from the outside, but it's pretty massive and well-organized inside. Lots of good stuff to choose from, from Founders to Ommegang to Hoppin' Frog to Russian River. Most of the beer is case-only (thanks again, PA), but they do in fact have quite a few selections available as single bottle purchases somehow. Service was fine, and they helped me out when I asked. On the down side, they're pretty fascist with some of their supplies, and when rarities come in, they're quick to advertise them, but refuse to sell them unless you're in the "inner circle" or buy a case of something else to make you worthy. And even then, good luck.

The humidor is nice too, not huge, but plenty of good choices at reasonable prices. I picked up a Perdomo Champagne 10th Ann. Churchill for $4.99...I've seen them go for up to twice that amount elsewhere.

Anyway, I rarely to never buy a case of anything, but it's good to know this place exists, and I'd probably go back to get some more prices on things like RR, in case I ever feel like picking up a bottle or two.

Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I'm not a cigar smoker so I can't speak to their selection or prices but they looked impressive and had a walk in humidor. It's definitely an impressive beer selection by the case, with competitive prices that were lower than many other stores I've seen nearby. Friendly and helpful service. Case selection included many choices from Russian River, Port/Lost Abbey, Drie Fontinen; all of the locals, many regionals, broad selection of Belgians to boot. There was a single rack of mostly large format beers, with a nice mix of Lost Abbey, Bruery, Mikkeller, and the like. Picked up a bottle of Older Viscosity for 14.99 which was 5 bucks less than at Pinocchio's or Frontier Saloon in Folsom.

I don't buy many beers by the case but I'd definitely stop by here if was planning on it. I'll swing by whenever if I'm in the neighborhood and take a look at that singles rack at the very least. Worth a visit.

Photo of shizzyraw
2.03/5  rDev -51.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5

These guys are sleaze balls. They try to lure you in with promises of specialty beers only to tell you that because you are not a regular customer they won't sell you any. I have no objection to the practice, I actually applaud it, but be honest and up front with people. Don't make potential customers take multiple trips knowing good and well you have no intention of selling them what they want, all because you hope that you can bait and switch them. It's flat out shady business. I recommend that you take a drive to some where else even if the selection isn't quite as good. But I guess I place a premium on honesty and integrity.

Photo of modus
4.65/5  rDev +11%

I didn't realize this local place was a beer nerd's heaven until all too recently. For its size, it has a great selection of beers, both domestic and imported. The employees are knowlegable too.

Prices are good for the quality of the craft brews. It's a distributor, so in most cases you have to buy a whole case. They have a walk in fridge for a lot of it.

When I visited they had a few samples available of various brews. That way I didn't have to gamble money on something I wasn't sure about.

If you're in Delaware or Chester Counties it's worth the drive.

Photo of thecarster1
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

stopped into this unassuming store a couple weeks ago, and was totally shocked at the amount of different beers they have stocked. from the outside this store looks very small, but they sure fit alot of great different kinds of beer inside. i've been back several times since. gotta slow up and make sure you don't miss it though, it's right before la locanda on the opposite side of the street in the strip of stores.

the service is great, really nice guys. plus with every case you buy, they give you a free single beer to choose from (from the shelf above the register). i've never seen a beer store around here do that, and i was very impressed. plus the beer was reasonable, which makes it all the more worth stopping in.

in addition to beer, they have a two cases of different kinds of non-alcoholic drinks, lots of snacks, lottery tickets, and an extensive cigar walk in humidor. pretty great. this is officially my new beer store.

Photo of lagerman01
4.85/5  rDev +15.8%

I stopped at this demure unassuming store on the way over to a friend's house, with instructions to get some kind of interesting beer. Boy, was I in for a surprise, this place had such a killer selection, it took me forever to make a choice. I finally settled on Lake Placid UBU Ale, because I have not seen these beers anywhere else. The price was under 30 dollars!!! I'll definitely stop back when I'm in the area, or make the half hour trek, when I need something interesting to wet my pallette! I'm not really into cigars, but this place has a walk-in cigar room that looked like a full blown cigar shop, I was impressed. Oh..and the beer was fresh, and the "big guy" behind the counter was pleasant too.

Photo of AudioGilz
4/5  rDev -4.5%

This here is an oasis in the middle of yuppieland. Although many customers here end up wasting their money on miller lite and such, the selection of this place garners respect. This selection of germans, belgians, english, and american micros pleases the eye and belly of the beer lovers in the West Chester and Edgemont area. I have never much tested the service of this place, for I usually just walk in and gaze at the wooden shelves that reach as much as 10 feet high, full of beer that matters. But I must give it a 4 just in assumptions of them having some pride in their chosen selections. So anyways, if you're near West Chester, PA, this place is worth a 7-8 mile drive east on West Chester Pike.

Edgemont Beer & Cigars in Newtown Square, PA
92 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.