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The Craft Beer Outlet

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The Craft Beer OutletThe Craft Beer Outlet
BA SCORE
98
world-class

41 Reviews
Reviews: 41
Visits: 62
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: n/a
Taps: 6
Bottles: --
Cask: N
[ Eatery, Store ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
Place added by: joeebbs on 06-02-2009

Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 9am - 10pm
Sunday: 11am - 8pm
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Reviews: 41 | Visits: 62
Reviews by Soonami:
Photo of Soonami
4.14/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Craft Beer Outlet is one of the better stocked bottle shops in the Philly area. They get all the big releases from Russian River, Lost Abbey, Voodoo, etc. The pricing is a bit on the expensive side compared to what I think is reasonable considering what they pay wholesale and the pricing at Whole Foods and in Jersey. The staff beer knowledge runs the gamut from highly educated to proficient. The store is clean and nicely laid out, most of the beers are kept cold. Highly recommended for those around NE Philly and driving from the north on I-95 (548 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of fredmugs
4.64/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of smakawhat
4.37/5  rDev -2.5%
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. (476 characters)

Photo of PsychedelicQuaker
4.94/5  rDev +10.3%
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. (256 characters)

Photo of Goodytime
4.78/5  rDev +6.7%
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. (122 characters)

Photo of OGShotzy
4.45/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Beolach
4.75/5  rDev +6%

Amazing selection and knowledgeable staff. (42 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of pwoody11
4/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.86/5  rDev -13.8%
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. (1,053 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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5/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Valentno7
4.19/5  rDev -6.5%
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. (354 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of CassinoNorth
4.48/5  rDev 0%
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. (919 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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The Craft Beer Outlet in Philadelphia, PA
98 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.