The Foodery - Center City
Taps: - / Bottles: 800
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 123 | Reviews: 117 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by cncbofh:
3.9/5 rDev -7.1%
quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 5
Walked two miles in the 2005 East Coast blizzard to get there from my hotel. Living in the Denver, CO area has spoiled me - there is no shortage of micro beer stores at home.
So I walked a couple miles, froze my butt off and nearly turned around to walk back when I saw the storefront. It looked like a corner store that sells generic potato chips, beef jerky and cheap smokes. I really wanted a good beer though, so I walked through the door... and into beer wonderland!
This place has an incredible selection of beer! I saw some brews from my hometown (Great Divide brewery, Avery, etc...) and they have an entire cooler dedicated to Belgians, many which I've never heard of. I picked up as many Victory and Magic Hats that I could take back on the flight. Next time I'm in the area, this will be a must stop!
01-25-2005 06:22:15 | More by cncbofh
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3.81/5 rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$$
My daughter moved into an apartment a block away. After parking the car and walking back to the apt, we noticed a small corner store with lighted beer signs in the window. Intrigued, we walked in and, behold, a cramped area with a nice selection of single beers grouped into different countries. It was a pleasant surprise and have been back a number of times and been to the Northern Liberties location also which has a bigger selection.
02-10-2014 03:43:48 | More by mvilushis
3.64/5 rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
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.
11-07-2013 17:44:26 | More by orangesol
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.
12-09-2012 16:55:27 | More by Damian74Shensky
The Foodery - Center City in Philadelphia, PA
93 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.