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BA SCORE
94
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25 Ratings
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.39%
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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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

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.

05-03-2010 17:20:59 | More by taylor714914
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

07-22-2014 00:24:01 | More by DrBier
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Shandycan

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -11.4%

Popped in here while visiting a friend who lives in the area- had been here a while back but it appears that they've expanded with outdoor seating and also an extended covered seated section where the drive through used to be...

In the area, there's not much better in terms of selection, which is also probably why they are a little bit on the higher side of things price-wise in the bottle shop portion of the establishment (nothing is labeled, so make sure you ask before buying- we were a bit stunned at a ~$20 six pack!). Good selection on the taps, nice option to be able to make your own flights (some beers with slight upcharges). Prices per pint / growler seemed to be in line with the norm.

06-16-2014 16:24:24 | More by Shandycan
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y2jrock60

Pennsylvania

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.

12-05-2011 05:21:27 | More by y2jrock60
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.91/5  rDev -8.9%

My mother-in-law lives in nearby Waynesboro, so whenever we drive down to visit, we always make a trip to Good-Ta-Go, which several years ago was my introduction to PA bottle shops.

Good Ta Go is located on Orchard Road, Chambersburg, in kind of a business park area. It's a new building, bright and clean. I usually go there off peak hours, so never too busy. Atmosphere is usually pretty good, with tables both inside and out. The last time I was there, they even converted the drive thru to a seating area to accomodate a tasting.

As you go in, the tap area and counter are to your left, while the small indoor seating is to your right. They usually have about 30 beers on tap, and will do a 4 or 6 sampler flight if you wish. Last time I had Big Gruesome, a keg only Victory IPA, and a Great Lakes EF Porter, so always some good stuff there.

To get to the craft beer mix a six section, continue to the back of the store. (Hurry past the macro section in the coolers to the left.) They have a pretty decent, but not huge selection, PA breweries and breweries from across the country, imports, some bombers. You have to be careful though. The regular mix a six does NOT include the top row in each cooler, or the two doors to the farthest right. They have blue labelling, but when you're drooling over beer, it can be easy to miss the first couple of times. There are also some 4 & 6 packs out on the limited floor space.

Food is extremely basic, just enough to get around PA beer laws.

It would be nice if the beers were priced, and there is the occasional freshness issue. The main thing to watch for is pricing on some of the "bigger" 12oz beers. Rubeus was $5.00 a bottle, Devil Dancer &7.00. Once picked up two DFH WWS at $16.00 each. Ouch.

Overall though, I really like the place, glad it's here.

08-20-2013 19:45:22 | More by MikeWard
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smakawhat

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.8%

The best tip I can give you is that if you do want to check this place out, the location on Google Maps is incorrect (do not go up 696 you'll end up at a gravel dumping pit of sorts). The address is actually in town on Orchard Drive (not Road).

That being said, it's a very clean and well spaced out location with lots of parking. The store gives the impression though there is a huge variety, but to some degree it does lack. Foreign imports are menial, and the craft selection is mostly local, but with that you will find some PA beers such as Chambersburg's own Roy Pitz, Allentown Breworks, Stouds, and so forth. Definitely would not find the elsewhere.

However, the craft selection is mostly small, and devoted to their mix a 6 selection which goes for $14 dollars a pack (just remember to pick from the blue shelves). Of course domestic is $8.50 a pack but that doesn't mean the local stuff counts right? yeah we all know... There's also very few six packs or bombers.

There is however numerous tap items that are available for growler fills, but there wasn't anything I was seriously excited to grab. Service is quite knowledgeable and friendly, and I am sure there's a ton of cases of certain items also.

I wouldn't come out of my way just to go here, but it's a good place to know about if you happen to be passing by. If I happen to be in the area or passing by I would easily stop by again.

06-04-2013 01:03:28 | More by smakawhat
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Boggdogg

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -6.5%

I have been to Good Ta Go three times so far and plan on going back frequently. It is located in Chambersburg Pa and has a huge variety of beer. They have 30 beers on tap which they rotate regularly. You can get a drought and sit down to enjoy or drink it while you pick out a mix and match sixer. Bartenders are knowledgeable and friendly. A must try for any beer lover!

01-11-2014 17:14:09 | More by Boggdogg
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cps98

Pennsylvania

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.

10-17-2011 15:42:53 | More by cps98
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Billolick

New York

4.08/5  rDev -4.9%

Easy off the highway, we stopped in here for a few bombers and a look see on the way down to Charlotte, NC

Modern, lacking in character and very clean sort of place, you can drive through to pick up some quality brews (always a fun option). Growler filling takes place up front. They will fill whatever growler you bring in, according to the friendly guy doing the filling.

Tons of bottles, mostly in the rear cooler units.
Others have mentioned the lack of prices on the bottles.

Selection is huge. Most of the stuff seemed to be widely available (at least for me coming from NY state) but you surely will find plenty of quality options.

Well worth a visit if you are in the area and would be a obvious choice for the locals

07-25-2012 16:01:01 | More by Billolick
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DFHeadFan

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -2.6%

A great selection for picking up less than a case in SC PA. The selection is good, especially when seasonal offerings come on from breweries. The extreme beers can sometimes be a bit dated and lack freshness. You pay for the luxury of good help and a better selection when choosing to buy less than a case here.

06-08-2013 01:30:08 | More by DFHeadFan
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Good-Ta-Go in Chambersburg, PA
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