Krugel's Georgetown Deli & Beer
Taps: 8 / Bottles: 1,100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
3.73/5 rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
Krugel's is sort of in an odd spot. As one of the only places offering this large of a selection in Northeast PA, it's hard to compare it to any other shop. While the service is hit or miss (normally not bad, it just is or isn't there), the store itself is fine. You probably won't find the rarest of the rare but they go where no other local store does.
06-20-2014 20:08:50 | More by Histic
3.78/5 rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$$
Very good selection of brews, food is solid, prices are high. Service is hit and miss, sometimes it's great, others times you could be walking around for 20 minutes without anyone saying a word to you. One of the great things is growler fills, so few places in the area offer them, though they change tapped beer here a lot less than do at other places....
04-06-2014 12:30:08 | More by tmbgnicu
1.83/5 rDev -55.9%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | $$$$
I'm Re-reviewing Krugel's Georgetown Deli & Beer almost two years to the date of my original review ... and oooohhh what a difference two years can make.
Service, while not overly stellar previously, is now abysmal. Condescending and rude a good bulk of the time.
::Being laughed at when asking about certain rare beers.
::Told "no" with an eye roll when asking about 4-pack pricing on beer's that were previously purchased from there in 4 packs for months.
::Multiple times wasn't given change on purchases that required a few pennies back. (I'm neither poor nor wealthy, but I at least expect change, not matter how little, from any purchases I make. At least give me the courtesy of saying "keep it")
For the most part their pricing is ridiculously high, it is in line with fine dining/bar prices and nowhere close to other to-go places in the area.
The only bright spot, if you are willing to look past all those glaring offenses, is that their selection is still good ... although it seems to be thinning as of late on the beers I seek.
As you can see from my original review of Krugels, I was all "all in" on their business and was willing to overlook the price gouging. But with more professional, courtesy, friendly and decently stocked to-go establishments pooping up in the area, I personally have been forced, by Krugel's Georgetown Deli & Beer themselves, to cut them off my list of places to willingly give my hard earned money.
Old Review: 04-12-2012
I live about five minutes from Krugels, so the distance combined with my love of good beer made this place opening a godsend.
I've been buying beer from here since it's inception and over all is has been a good experience, mostly due to the selection.
They are pretty overpriced (about two dollars more per high quality 4/6 pack) than other establishments, but with the selection they have I can overlook that price difference for the convenience of having "harder to finds" right in my back yard.
Joe the owner is very professional a knowledgeable, and is always quick stop say hi when I stop by. The rest of the staff is quite young, not as knowledgeable, but very nice.
02-15-2014 19:20:52 | More by futurecode
4.59/5 rDev +10.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Made a day trip to PA strictly to go to this place. They had Cinnamon Roll'd Wake N Bake on tap. Not to mention they have one of those Nitro fill growler stations, which was a nice surprise to see. They had a huge selection. Some reviewers say nothing is priced, but every bottle I looked at had a sticker on the bottom. The biggest surprise of all was at the check out, when I looked up and saw 2 bottles of BCBBW staring at me. Over 2 months after they were released! They were a little pricey at 9$ a piece but I've seen multiple places here in NY selling them for that as well.
02-12-2014 22:26:35 | More by Baab200
4.31/5 rDev +3.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
There is simply no better place to buy single or six pack beers anywhere within 100 miles. Prices could be better, but they claim to have 1100 beers and I don't doubt it for a second. This is THE place in northeast PA to buy craft beer, and I rarely come up with something they don't have in stock. There is an entire section dedicated to ech major beer style. They also do mixed six packs and have six beers on tap which rotate frequently for growler fills or if you want to enjoy the food (which I hear is great). Friday evenings they have a rep from some craft brew company giving out samples and sometimes glasses. If you're a beer lover and come to the Wilkes-Barre area, make sure to stop by.
12-24-2013 20:19:42 | More by aqualung23
4.11/5 rDev -1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
a small deli with a large beer selection, tyipcal bottle shop,
q good beer... nothing was priced so you had to ask or just buy it and find out...
s guy who was fairly knowledgable came and helped and asked if i needed anything.
s giant selection of stuff, half come by the bottle, the other half by the six pack.
v fair prices, though nothing had a price on it...
09-25-2013 02:41:01 | More by Lare453
4.34/5 rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
My wife and I stopped here today to look around. We sat in the middle of about a thousand beers and had a couple sandwiches from the deli and an ice cold draft. The food is delicious and priced very reasonably. The owner and his wife are very nice to talk to. Joe really knows his stuff and was nice enough to give us a free t shirt and Trappest bottle opener. I have been here several times as it is only about 45 minutes from where we live. The selection of beers is unreal and prices about average. If your looking for a beer chances are Joe has it! I will be visiting again for sure.
07-03-2013 03:56:37 | More by CadensDad
Krugel's Georgetown Deli & Beer in Wilkes-Barre, PA
92 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.