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Abe's Cold Beer

Abe's Cold BeerAbe's Cold Beer

Taps: - / Bottles: 2000
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
99
world-class

83 Ratings
Ratings: 83
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.39%
$$ - reasonable


[ Eatery, Store ]

1301 W Broad St
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 18018-4920
United States
phone: (610) 997-0831

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-15-2007)
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Reviews by engisch:
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engisch

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -11.7%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I found this place on here and decided to check it out being that it has such a good rating and I was visiting the area. First impression as I'm turning my car into the well sized parking lot is: "WTF?! This place looks like a converted convenient store and looks like it won't have anything, but swill." Walking in the door, I notice the place is small, but well packed with good beer and organized a bit by country. The mix your own six pack is quite a gem for the area, as PA has a stupid case law. I will make sure to visit this place occasionally to see what hard to get beers they newly stock. Some of the staff was not very knowledgeable as I found on this first visit, but in subsequent visits I've found certain staff are very knowledgeable and helpful.

I use to live in the area, so I'm familiar with quite a few locations in the Lehigh Valley. In comparison this place has one of the best, if not the best selection. Living in a more beer friendly state now... I wouldn't say this is the best place I've been, but it is amazing for the location.

It would be nicer if they had more size as often times some of their stock is not on the shelves or is behind other beers (especially in the fridge which seems to have no organization). So my suggestion if you make it here is to look behind and under everything. You may find something special!

04-15-2009 21:08:43 | More by engisch
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -11.7%

03-19-2014 23:34:00 | More by yourefragile
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Josh1981

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.4%

02-05-2014 01:32:38 | More by Josh1981
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JohnnyPoops

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

02-02-2014 19:35:08 | More by JohnnyPoops
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derek984

Pennsylvania

4.9/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

A great local place to find beers from all around the world, some very rare and hard to find. Sign up for their email blast to get up to date emails on some of the rare things they get. It can get disorganized from time to time, but they have thousands of bottles of inventory, ask if you are looking for something specific. They have a very nice and knowledgeable staff. You could shop at Wegmans which has a small selection or shop and support a local business with an even better selection!

01-15-2014 15:19:52 | More by derek984
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

12-02-2013 07:25:22 | More by NonicPanic
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -11.7%

10-22-2013 18:38:08 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

10-18-2013 13:10:24 | More by djrn2
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

10-10-2013 01:56:32 | More by Dawkins
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

2.48/5  rDev -45.3%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1.75 | selection: 3.5 | $$$

A decent selection of beers. Not of the greatest of places but with limited options to get craft beer six packs, I don't have much of an option. The arrangement of the store is very poor and has no reasoning. Its like they get the beer in stock and then just place in on the shelf so you have rows of beer three six pack deep and none of the six packs are the same, so it is very time consuming. When asked if they can obtain a certain been beer its like it's an inconvenience for them and they brush you off

08-30-2013 22:31:48 | More by TTripp725
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Abe's Cold Beer in Bethlehem, PA
99 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.