Bella Vista Beer Distributors
Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
4.14/5 rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Ran by here while in town. The building itself is a warehouse so there's plenty of room to move around, and it's cold inside, so bring a jacket. Beer is sorted by style and country. Service was good, a man greeted us as we walked in an explained the layout of the store. He checked on us later to make sure we didn't have any questions. Selection was ok, half of the shelves were empty and I didn't find the case of Dirt Wolf I was looking for, I did however walk out with a case of Jai Alai for $40. Prices were pretty good, but you have to buy everything in quantities of 24. Overall, this is worth checking out if you don't mind buying by the case.
04-09-2014 22:30:33 | More by Treyliff
3.88/5 rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This is now our go to place when traveling down from NY for a weekend in Philly. We have been here twice now and it is easy to stop here first before checking into our Center City hotel.
Service was fine. Check out easy. Parking is on the street and we parked right out front both times.
The selection has so far been exactly what we are looking for. Bell's, Port Brewing, Coronado, and Half Acre. They also had Russian River and tons of other stuff. Yes, it is buy the case, but we can't get this stuff in NY.
Head over to Hawthornes after for lunch.
05-09-2013 00:16:47 | More by rikatine
3.54/5 rDev -19.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $
Warehouse atmpsphere. Isles and isles of cases of craft and macro beer on the shelves. The front section has a small area for the current "seasonals" also in cases as well.
The quality is a as good as can be expected. Numerous brands and some decent rarities. I saw a case of Tilquin Gueuze, Stone Imperial Mint Chocolate Stout and various beers I can normally not find in Jersey like Great Lakes and Bells regular and seasonal release.
Service was non-exisitent. Guy sat at the counter and I could tell he had no idea what was up. Did let me friend use the bathroom which was nice I guess.
Prices were super super reasonable and a great value. Only problem is that you need to buy a case which is hard when you are visiting the area and are traveling via foot, cab or mass transit. Worth a stop if you have a vehicle but dont mock yourself and go without means of carrying one or multiple cases of beer.
12-03-2012 15:41:08 | More by claspada
Bella Vista Beer Distributors in Philadelphia, PA
96 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.