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Beer Heaven

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world-class

37 Ratings
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

1100 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19147-5513
United States
phone: (215) 271-5248

view map and get directionsMap @beerheavenphl

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(Place added by: hhkal17 on 10-07-2010)
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Photo of REY_CORTEZ
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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 -3.5%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Cheetos
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
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 +10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Photo of Treyliff
3.28/5  rDev -23.9%
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 -1.4%

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5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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Photo of mythaeus
4.93/5  rDev +14.4%
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

Photo of Skeet215
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I was suprised at the amount and variety of beers available here. The building seems small from the outside, but it is quite impressive within. I found several beers I have never tasted before.I spent quite a bit of time trying to decide which ones to purchase because so many of them appealed to me. I also appreciate the ability to create your own variety packs. The lady at the counter was quite knowledgeable about the various types and quality of their selections. It is a little more expensive than my normal craft beer store, but when in South Philly it is a stop of mine. I would definitely recommend this place.

Photo of djbow
4.44/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

I have read allot of reviews about Beer Heaven and many complain about their prices and some about the service. Yes, their prices are higher than say Wegman's or Whole Foods, however, their selection is unrivaled. When I go to Beer Heaven they always have what I am trying to find. On average their prices are $1.00 to $10.00 higher than other area stores. This said, many times the beers that are more expensive than the other local stores are only available at Beer Heaven. The lady who works at the counter is super nice and knows enough about the giant selection of beers to satisfy the novice to the craft beer geek.

In a nutshell, if you want a hard to find beer that is sold in the Philadelphia area odds are they have it at Beer Heaven. Yes, you pay a bit more, but the law of supply and demand are what they are.

Cheers!!!

Photo of gkatsoris
3.84/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 2 | selection: 4

A: A really good place to buy some bottles of beer. Shelves on one side, and coolers on the other. Nothing over 5' tall, so you don't have to struggle to see and/or reach anything.

Q: Nice and clean. Lots of room. PLENTY OF FREE PARKING.

Ser: They know nothing of beer (and they come off as if they probably don't care too; which is sad)! But very very nice & pleasant people that run the store. And also, they need to put some prices out that line up with the beer.

Sel: Some hiddem gems, new brews, and old favorites! I haven't seen Hoptimus Prime in a long long time.

V: lil bit, lil bit pricy.

One of my hot spots when driving in center city, and/or South Philly. And I def recommend the Pho next door!

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Beer Heaven in Philadelphia, PA
95 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.