The Craft Beer Outlet

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The Craft Beer OutletThe Craft Beer Outlet

41 Reviews
Reviews: 41
Visits: 63
Avg: 4.4
pDev: n/a
Taps: 6
Bottles: --
Cask: N
[ Eatery, Store ]

9910 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19114-1900
United States
phone: (215) 632-2722

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Place added by: joeebbs on 06-02-2009

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 10pm
Sunday: 11am - 8pm
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Reviews: 41 | Visits: 63
Reviews by Damian74Shensky:
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4.53/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

The selection is great balance of quality and quantity.

About 15 doors with local craft, American craft, and international.

The selection ranges from affordable Sam Adams, Corona more expensive Chimay, Dogfish head, Southern Tier and Lost Abbey. Make sure you look in the front of the store it has a nice selection seasonals and mixed 12 packs on the floor by the entry.

The staff is exceptional. Everyone knows there stuff and loves beer. Was given a free bottle opener once. My daughter got a free root beer once lollipop another. Very friendly staff, glassware for making a large purchase. The prices are very competitive as well. You can even sit at one of there tables in the back and drink up some of there beers on tap. You can sample beers before you purchase a growler. Great place highly recommend!

They are an asset to the NE Philly Beer community. They have tasting events and adjust the selection based on demand. I look forward to going back when back in Philly!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of crystalwho
4.84/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of fredmugs
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of smakawhat
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

A very unassuming store located in a strip mall. However, once you walk in you notice things are done well.

Excellent amount of quality items and selection. Large amounts of single twelve ounces bottles and a good selection of bombers and foreign imports. Why a full stand display of Helldorado when I walk, why thank you my good sir!

Very good service as well and knowledgeable. A little bit off the path depending on where you are going but a definite must stop place.

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Photo of PsychedelicQuaker
4.94/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Somewhat intimidating pick-your-own 6 pack beer distributor. But once you've gone a couple times you realize that the staff is super helpful and not judgmental. They have Beer tasting events on the weekend, growlers and an amazing selection of craft beers.

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Photo of Goodytime
4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 2.75

This place has a great selection, is very knowledgeable, but just a little on the pricey side. Overall I visit here often.

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Photo of OGShotzy
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Beolach
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Amazing selection and knowledgeable staff.

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Photo of FightinIrish88
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.86/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

The wife and I were driving down to Philly from Westchester County, New York, and approaching the city on 95-S I somehow found this jawn and decided to take a little detour. It is not too far from the interstate highway.

Located in a generic strip mall in a not-so-great area of Northeastern Philadelphia, this is definitely not the kind of neighborhood you expect to have a craft beer store.

The best stuff here is right as you enter to your left: a small selection of goodies and rarities, including Double DBA, Old Stock Brandy, Fifty Fifty, Prairie Brewing (first time I see this OK brewery in Philly), New Holland Night Tripper...

Beyond this, I didn't find this store to be amazing, outstanding or world-class. It is your typical Philly bottle store, with coolers filled with pricey single beers.

Everyone is super helpful and eager to find a beer for you, and the seven taps and little bar setup are cool. But really, this is not a destination. You can stick to The Foodery and Beer Heaven in Philly proper and find better beer than here.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.75/5  rDev +8%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

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5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Valentno7
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Great beer selection, I like that they have a growler station and they also have tastings on Fridays. They had all the beers that I wanted from this pass Xmas. I would definitely check the selections they have when the season change to see if they have something I have been looking for. They are a tad bit pricier then other places that I have been too.

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Photo of JKV96
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of CassinoNorth
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Craft Beer Outlet was the first store I checked out on the way into Philly (it's north Philly so those of us coming from NJ, it's rather convenient to hit on the way in, way out)

It's setup is a bit different than most stores as it's organized by style and not by brewery which can be a bit confusing if you're looking for a certain brewery specifically. There's a few tap handles usually pouring some solid local beers on the right when you walk in. They also run specials depending on the day. I believe wednesdays? are discount bomber days.

The cooler is expansive with basically every 6 pack they have in the store broken into singles then a huge selection of cold bombers as well. The guys I talked to were really knowledgeable and friendly. Not the biggest store, but they use their space wisely. A bit pricey for someone from NJ but worth it for all the releases they get.

Check this place out, it's worth it.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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The Craft Beer Outlet in Philadelphia, PA
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