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Beer Heaven

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40 Ratings
Ratings: 40
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: n/a
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1100 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19147-5513
United States
phone: (215) 271-5248

view map and get directionsMap @beerheavenphl

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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 21
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3.04/5  rDev -28.6%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

Overpriced. I walked out empty handed surprisingly.

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4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of REY_CORTEZ
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Found this spot when I ventured out to Philly from NYC one weekend. Small place with a huge and well varied selection. Got a nice mix a 6 pack that I brought back to my hotel room. Would def return here when in the area again to see what goodies can be found.

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4.16/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Rifugium
3.86/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Great selection of beer here, especially if you're willing to empty your wallet. Yes, a lot of the prices here are basically criminal; I'd say at least a 10% markup on already high city shop prices. It's the location, I suppose. But I still find myself stopping in every once in a while just to see what's available. The staff seems nice enough, and for the most part, pretty knowledgeable in the beer scene, though I've had a few less experienced people behind the counter.

Worth checking out? Sure. I'd recommend shopping around a bit first before you drop any cash here, though if you don't mind the "convenience charges," there sure is a lot here that is hard to find elsewhere.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Cheetos
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Parking is a big plus considering most craft stores around Philly do not have parking. I received great service from the lady running the store and she was very knowledgeable of their inventory. They have a decent selection but a bit on the pricey side. Despite the price, I'll be back because of parking and weekly rotation of new beers.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Treyliff
3.28/5  rDev -23%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5

A- Store is very clean and well organized with two walls of coolers and several shelves of bombers. It's pretty small, but easy to navigate

Q- Store looks professional and carries lots of quality beers

S- NON EXISTANT. There was only one girl working, she never acknowledged that we were in the store, just played on her cell phone. The only time she talked to us, was when my seven month pregnant wife asked to use the restroom, to which her reply was 'sorry it's only for employees.'

S- selection was pretty solid, I walked away with a few beers that I didn't find elsewhere in Philly including Sucaba and 50/50 Eclipse beers.

V- this is the most expensive beer store that I've ever been to. $18 for a 6 pack of Jai Alai!? I broke down and bought a $36 bottle of Eclipse and a $23 bottle of Sucaba but that was all I could do.

I walked about with two great beers, that's the only good thing about my experience

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of mythaeus
4.93/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

This is my favorite craft beer store in Philly and the surrounding area.

I've been on the quest to get beers off of the BeerAdvocate Top 250 beers list. I usually walk into a store with the list and ask the counter person to help me. While people are generally helpful, Cindy at Beer Heaven was EXCEPTIONAL! She spent nearly 20 minutes going through the entire list with me. She knew exactly which beer was which, when it usually comes to the store, which don't come to Philly, which she no longer carries because they don't sell, size of bottle, and how much each costs and EXACTLY where in the store the beer was. There are 800 different beers in that store! I actually had one that I marked off as "had" and told her I got it in Philly at another store, she told me she's surprised that I found it. Turned out that I screwed up and marked off the wrong beer! How's that for knowledgeable?

Prices are generally on par with the Foodery, Brew at Ultimo, and Southampton The Beer Store. Mix and match 6 and you get 10% off. I usually get 6 that are on my list. I've been there twice and I still need to come back several times more to get all the one on my list.

Highly, highly recommended the place. Ask for Cindy if you find whoever was working there isn't helpful. She may be in the back doing other things. Oh, DON'T go next door for "pho" as one of the reviewers recommended. Head up to 6th and Washington to Pho Ha if you want good "pho". I'm Vietnamese and hate bad "pho" so trust me :)

Al

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