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The Foodery - Center City

Not Rated.
The Foodery - Center CityThe Foodery - Center City
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

118 Reviews
Reviews: 118
Visits: 137
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: 800
Cask: N
[ Eatery, Store ]

324 S 10th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107-6149
United States
phone: (215) 928-1111

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Reviews: 118 | Visits: 137
Reviews by ChappyCubsFan:
Photo of ChappyCubsFan
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%

It's a small corner store just south of central downtown Philadelphia. It's a great neighborhood too. This place had an oustanding selection of beers. We needed several Mid-Atlantic and New England IPA's to round out the field for our taste test on the last night of our tour. We found about 9 with ease. I was impressed with their CA beer selection. I was hoping to find Three Floyd's Dreadnaught, but they said it was on order. They have an especially good selection of Mid-Atlantic and New England beers. (507 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of HookemHoos
4/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of N17shelfside
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of woodchip
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of timotao
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of amano_h
3.95/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This Foodery is a little more limited in terms of selection compared to the Foodery at Northern Liberties due to their limited store space, but they pack or at least try to pack as much of a punch into the shop as they can.

Although the store front is almost hallf the size of Nor Libs', the Washington Square location seems to get all the same seasonal/rare imports that the other Fooderies get as well. (case in point: I bought a four-pack of Goose Isand Bourbon County Stout here, as well as the last bottle of Bourbon County Coffee Stout)

Don't buy food here as the groceries/food is a front for laundering beer (Due to, I'm assuming, the oh-so-strange Philadelphia alcohol laws). If you're looking for good beer and are too lazy/scared to take the Market-Frankford line to Girard, then the Washington Square Foodery is for you. (834 characters)

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of KLReed
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of mvilushis
3.81/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

My daughter moved into an apartment a block away. After parking the car and walking back to the apt, we noticed a small corner store with lighted beer signs in the window. Intrigued, we walked in and, behold, a cramped area with a nice selection of single beers grouped into different countries. It was a pleasant surprise and have been back a number of times and been to the Northern Liberties location also which has a bigger selection. (438 characters)

Photo of little_star
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of orangesol
3.64/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Stopped in here a few days ago while in the area for an event. Figured it was only a few blocks away, might as well check it out.

Atmosphere was just like others have mentioned, it is pretty much a cross between a corner bodega and a bottle shop. It is really cramped and you have to walk around numerous objects to get anywhere. Quality was ok, nothing amazing, some of the bottles looked pretty old. Service was pretty good, I had two different people ask if I needed any help. Selection was decent for the size of the space but nothing amazing. Only one or two things I would have gotten had the prices been reasonable, which they certainly were not.

Overall an ok bottle shop in the heart of the city. If I lived in the area I might check it out every now and then to see what they have but I doubt I will return. (819 characters)

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3/5  rDev -28.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

The foodery is a conveience store turned little beer store. Cramped. Very cramped couldn't move in there if your their with one or more customers. Beer selection is ok but couldn't get any better since its so small. Theres no parking what so ever, I just went when I had my City vehicle and double parked ( the perks of driving a City of Philadelphia Vehicle.) It's a bit pricey, rather go to Craft beer outlet in NE Philly. Probably will never go here again. Just went a couple of times since I worked in South Philly but wont be heading back. (544 characters)

Photo of Beerisheaven
3.18/5  rDev -24.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Well it has all been said before. You better hold onto your nutsack when you go into this place because that is the only thing that you can leave with that did not cost an arm and a leg. Pretty shitty looking place on Pine that has stale candy and other assorted foodstuffs to sell the stoners on Friday and Saturday night when they come in for a beer as well as munchies. Place looks dirty and not too clean but the beer selections are pretty good. Know what it feels like when it is 2AM and you are horny and in a bar and just want to take a hot hole home to bang on for a bit before you call it a night? Well this is the same feeling but it relates to beer. If you absolutely have to have a beer and price is no object, then step right up. Otherwise, save your nuts and go someplace else. (791 characters)

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The Foodery - Center City in Philadelphia, PA
93 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.