The Foodery - Center City
Taps: / Bottles: 800
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 131 | Reviews: 117 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jpoder:
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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The Foodery - Center City in Philadelphia, PA
93 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.