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Good-Ta-Go

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.16%
Taps: 30
Bottles: 250
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1640 Orchard Dr
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 17201-9206
United States
phone: (717) 446-0138

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(Place added by: taylor714914 on 05-03-2010)
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Photo of y2jrock60
3.85/5  rDev -10.3%

One of the few places in the area with a large selection of craft bottles. They constantly get new brews in stock and even let you craft your own six packs to a degree. They also have around 30 beers on tap which constantly changes after one is kicked. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

There are a few downsides to this place:
It can get crowed on the weekend, especially Sunday. There's only about eight tables inside and two outside, so you're usually left standing.

There also tends to be quite a few well to do snobs sipping on their $8 8oz glass of beer. They always give you weird looks when you order a $4 16oz IPA.

Some of the staff can ignorant at times. If you ask for a sample of an expensive brew they usually sigh then respond by saying, "a very small one". I'm not expecting half a beer, just one sip worth. I don't feel like dishing out $8 on a glass of beer that I've never had. Most of the staff doesn't mind you having a sample though. It's funny how they're hesitant to give a customer a 1/2oz sample from a keg they paid $200 for and are selling the beer for $6 a glass. They're only making $800 of the keg rather than $800.03.

There is a limited selection of food. I think the only reason they sell food is to get around the PA beer laws.

y2jrock60, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of kenatbeerswap
4.68/5  rDev +9.1%

I only wish I lived closer. This is one of the top bottle shops I have been in. It has one wall of coolers with nothing but microbrews bottles and you can make a mix a six pack. They have another wall of coolers that have imports, domestic and six packs.

They also have several shelves with bottles and six packs that are warm. There were a few bottles that I have not seen before and some special brews.

If that wasn't enough they have 30 taps of quality brews. You can also get a four or six flight of samples. They also have growlers to go and half growlers. There is an area with TV and tables and chairs along with an outside sitting area.

The only food I tried was a soft pretzel that my son and I split, it was very good. The service was outstanding and they could not have been nicer. I live about an hour away but whenever I'm back in the area or looking to make a road trip this place will be at the top of my list.

The only improvement that would be nice is having the bottles priced so you don't have to keep asking. I understand inventory can turn over quickly and it's a pain to price each bottle so maybe just a price list you can hand out.

kenatbeerswap, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of cps98
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%

This is a great new addition to the Chambersburg area. They offer about 20 rotating taps, growler fills, mix your own 6 pack. It is nice to not have to buy an entire case from a distributor. Great place for trying lots of different beers.

They have a really good variety of beer, lots of PA and MD brews. I believe they advertise about 500 different brews in stock.

They normally have Wednesday evening tastings and Firkin Thursdays. Friday nights in the summer they have music outside. Great place to have a drink and relax.

The food isn't great, just hot-dogs, soft pretzels, etc. I also wish they had prices on the bottled beer so you are not surprised at the check-out counter.

cps98, Oct 17, 2011
Photo of bum732
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%

Stopped in the other day when i was in the area. Has both a drive through and a store section. Store section was decent sized, a front part with a few tables and high stools if you wanted to eat and have a drink. A few plasma screens were also in the area. I was there for 6 packs to go, so i immediately headed towards the deli coolers.

Walking towards the back, there is an entire wall of deli coolers along the left side and along the back wall. Filled with numerous 6-packs as well as a ton of singles along the back wall. They encourage making a mix a six pack. Great selection of beers, lots of locals (Lancaster, Troegs, Weyerbacher, Victory) and others (Bells, Founders, Stone, CigarCity). What caught my eye, and what i was looking for was the Founders breakfast stout. In fact, out of all the places i went to in Chambersburg, this was the only place that had FBS, very fresh at the time, so mad props to them.

I didn't have a beer or food here, since i was trying to hit a number of establishments that day. But they had a large number of beers on tap, and they all looked great. No idea about the food, but i think i saw something about hot dogs.

All in all, a great place. Reminded me a lot of Al's in Hampden located outside Harrisburg, just more selection and less emphasis on food. Highly recommend if you want to try a lot of different beers.

bum732, Sep 06, 2011
Photo of krewz
4.9/5  rDev +14.2%

Good Ta Go is a really great store. People have been waiting for a place like this for awhile in this area. The 30 Beers that they have on tap is the best selection around. The employees are very helpful and very knowledgable about beer. Jason is the beer guy. He can easily match with the perfect beer for you. They also have free beer tastings on almost every wednesday. The food is also good. If you are ever in the mood for a great hot dog or hot sausage? Then, this place is for you. The soft pretzels are amazing. Overall Good Ta Go is a great place for for beer lovers. I highly recommend it.

krewz, Feb 15, 2011
Photo of JCBears
4.85/5  rDev +13.1%

By far an oasis amongst beer lovers of this region (not saying anything bad a about Yuengs) The only thing this place needs is a barber and a stripper pole and I would never have a reason to go home. FANTASTIC beer selection. Service was the first time in was a smile and a complimentary lager. The only place I know that has Hooker Beer in PA. Good thick preztels, and brats. Could spice up the menu a bit but no need for "bar food". Even my girlfriend and her friend who are die hard wineys love this place and anyone I have walked in with seems to have some past memory of beer of drinking times past. It has a flavor and taste for everyone BY FAR my favorite place to have one and choose some in all the mid Atlantic

JCBears, Jan 05, 2011
Photo of FlyingRabbit
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%

Heard this place opened up, and I'm glad I finally stopped in. Everyone was super friendly, and asked me if I was looking for anything in particular. I told them I was into IPAs, and they immediately pointed me in the direction of several I've never tried. Very cool, clean feel to the place. Didn't try the food, but they sounded delicious.

Also they have growler service, which I'll have to try sometime. This in addition to the fact that they are constantly welcoming in breweries to do tastings, and you've got a winner.

FlyingRabbit, Jul 02, 2010
Photo of russellaaron69
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%

I absolutely love this place. The selections is great, for the most part the staff know their beer, and they have pretty flexible hours. The only real complaint one could really make, in my opinion, is that the building itself is a warehouse style building which can make the atmosphere less than inviting if you care about that kind of thing...luckily I don't. I'm so glad that a place like this opened in my area. I find myself going in atleast once a week and making a sixer/picking up some nice bombers. I've been telling everyone I know about this place to get the word spread. Cheers.

russellaaron69, Jun 06, 2010
Photo of taylor714914
3.73/5  rDev -13.1%

I was happy to see this establishment opened in Chambersburg. More places like this need to be opened to allow the world of craft beer to be explored.

Overall there is a decent selection of beers. Prices are a bit high since they have a license which requires them to buy at retail and then resell, but none the less, it is nice to have a store in the area that you can purchase singles of Delerium, Ommegang, Unibroue, Southampton, Stone, Samuel Smith, Bells, Founders, etc. With a nice tap list and plans to expand to 17, the draft prices are very reasonable and the selection is excellent.

taylor714914, May 03, 2010
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Good-Ta-Go in Chambersburg, PA
95 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.