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The Foodery - Center City

Not Rated.
The Foodery - Center CityThe Foodery - Center City

Taps: / Bottles: 800
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

133 Ratings
Ratings: 133
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.55%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Eatery, Store ]

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

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jpoder

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$$

I work in center city, so stop by The Foodery from time to time. They have some good finds, but are inconsistent. The store is tiny and PACKED. beer is stacked/piled everywhere. the coolers are pretty well organized, but there are lots of nuggets of great beers that are stashed in out of the way shelves or nooks. you need to ask!

Their website often lists beers that they do not have (perhaps they have them all in their other store in the Northern Liberties...dunno...never been there). Their website also does not list any prices. they do have a binder in the store that lists prices and I believe stock. I would LOVE to see this on the website.

I usually go in there just wanting to get something good and different rather than having something specific in mind, so am usually not disappointed. they try very hard to be helpful, and are usually very knowledgeable.

I was annoyed on one trip when they charged me a $2 fee for using credit card...I think they said they had a $20 or $25 limit where they would waive the fee...annoying!

I've found their prices to be far and away the most expensive, but I'm usually getting something fairly rare or hard to find, so perhaps it is just the beers I am picking out.

unfortunately due to the crazy beer laws in PA, they are pretty much the only decent bottle shop in downtown Philly.

08-29-2010 15:03:11 | More by jpoder
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timotao

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

07-20-2014 20:07:10 | More by timotao
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amano_h

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

07-15-2014 14:06:45 | More by amano_h
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-08-2014 05:10:35 | More by tommyguz
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Lorianneb

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-05-2014 19:46:52 | More by Lorianneb
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

07-05-2014 13:52:59 | More by BeerThursdays
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AGust82

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

06-27-2014 02:16:24 | More by AGust82
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baconfromwalmart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-17-2014 01:12:26 | More by baconfromwalmart
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KLReed

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-26-2014 02:09:35 | More by KLReed
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SlightlyGrey

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-28-2014 21:50:05 | More by SlightlyGrey
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The Foodery - Center City in Philadelphia, PA
93 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.