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Beer Heaven

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world-class

36 Ratings
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 8.84%
[ Store ]

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

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(Place added by: hhkal17 on 10-07-2010)
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4.16/5  rDev -3.3%

beernut, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

Rifugium, Aug 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Lorianneb, Jul 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

soulcougher, Jul 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

302BeerGuy, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Cheetos
3.9/5  rDev -9.3%

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.

Cheetos, Jun 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

baconfromwalmart, Jun 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Tconroy, May 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

cheah, May 13, 2014
Photo of Treyliff
3.28/5  rDev -23.7%

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

Treyliff, Apr 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

seanchai, Apr 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

ejmvet, Mar 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

CSpoons, Mar 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

JKV96, Mar 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

InspectorBob, Feb 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7%

Necropsy, Feb 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

razorsdescent, Feb 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

hoppymcgee, Jan 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Dawkins, Oct 10, 2013
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4.93/5  rDev +14.7%

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

mythaeus, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of Skeet215
4.24/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

Skeet215, Sep 15, 2012
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4.44/5  rDev +3.3%

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!!!

djbow, May 29, 2012
Photo of gkatsoris
3.84/5  rDev -10.7%

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!

gkatsoris, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%

I read about this joint here on BA and decided to give it a try. It's not far from the Bella Vista/South Street area the wife and I frequent, although it sits on an odd location between the Interstate and the river with lots of strip malls and difficult traffic patterns.

Beer Heaven it is indeed! A small store packed with beer. A huge cooler wrapping around the store, with single bottles and bombers, plus some shelves in the middle with room-temp stuff and more bombers by the register.

I was enticed by all the beer I can't get in New York City, including Williamsburg Alewerks, Caldera (Old Growth), Lost Abbey and Russian River (of which they have pretty much the entire lineup). A ton of different barreled Eclipse Imperial Stout, at $35 each.

Prices are HUGE. Maybe not as bad as The Foodery, but pretty bad. Victory Dark Intrigue was $17.99 ($11.99 in NYC), Older Viscosity marked at $22 ($15 in NJ) and Firestone XV for $28.79 ($19.99 in NJ).

If you got the cash to burn, why not. I just bought two bottles of Russian River Salvation at $9 each.

DoubleSimcoe, Feb 15, 2012
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Beer Heaven in Philadelphia, PA
95 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.