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Free Bridge Wine & Spirits

Not Rated.
Free Bridge Wine & SpiritsFree Bridge Wine & Spirits

Taps: 24 / Bottles: 810
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 10.56%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

9 Union Sq
Phillipsburg, New Jersey, 08865-2329
United States
phone: (908) 387-1380

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Formerly known as The Wardell.

(Place added by: tkobble on 04-05-2011)
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Reviews by NoLeafClover44:
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4.14/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

I found this place online while doing a search for Firestone Double Jack. I was impressed they had it because I had come up empty at several places in PA and needed it for a trade. It is located right over the free bridge in union square. I wasn't sure what to expect as I opened the door, covered by an old school awning and entered into a dimly lit hallway. I was greeted by a huge, friendly Burmese mountain dog, and a maze of beer filled the room. I was told they were in the process of reorganizing but beer all over the place didn't bother me one bit. The owner was very friendly and helpful and assured me she would order anything she could that I didn't see. They had a good selection of local beers as well as some of the harder to find craft brands. Firestone walker, weyerbacher, ithaca, green flash, etc. There was nothing extremely rare but it was an impressive selection and very reasonably priced. There is also a bar with several taps of craft beer available in pints or by the growler. They do special tastings thursdays and usually have a brewery reps or even the brewmaster on hand. They also have a good liquor and wine selection, so it is a convenient one-stop shop that the PA laws would never allow. Whenever I need to go to easton I am sure to stop in at Freebridge to see what new bottles they have and grab a pint.

03-01-2012 19:46:18 | More by NoLeafClover44
More User Reviews:
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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

05-20-2014 03:56:22 | More by JArmour15
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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

03-29-2014 21:14:19 | More by eagles22
Photo of smitty23


4.88/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

so many great beers, great service, beautiful women, and handsome men, all on the Delaware River. Trish is the BEST barkeep on the East coast.

What makes this establishment intriguing is that Trish will only sell certain beers to certain individuals.

What makes this establishment unique are three Bernese (sp?) Mountain dogs, Bubbles, Piper and Baby that are beautiful and wonderful creatures. She is also selling fabulous dog food and dog treats now, not to mention spirits and wine.

03-02-2014 23:20:36 | More by smitty23
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4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

11-29-2013 23:13:48 | More by NonicPanic
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +12.4%

11-02-2013 18:58:09 | More by themind
Photo of TTripp725


4.19/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | $$

We were recommend this place from a bar maid and staff at Two River's Brewery because we were looking for a certain beer. The owner was awesome. We asked her about the beer we were looking for, she didn't carry it but immediately she went on-line and emailed the brewery in an attempt to carry the beer that we were looking for. She was was awesome in attempting to help my wife try and find another beer that she might like. Tricia is very friendly and is very knowledgeable about the beer that she has on tap and in stock.

09-02-2013 18:06:06 | More by TTripp725
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New York

4.19/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$

Nice selection of bottles and stuff on tap. Prices seemed inline. Parking was a little tough even midday when I stopped in. Inside was a bit dark and I'm not sure the method for organizing the beer on the shelves/cooler. I was offered help as soon as I made 1 tour through the selection which was cool, seemed like they knew I was hunting for something specific, and were ready to help me find it. Selection was clearly marked and priced clearly. Online inventory seemed up to date.

Staff seemed friendly and knowledgeable. Even on my first visit they seemed ready to chat taking interest in my selections.

05-02-2013 16:26:03 | More by jd18
Photo of danedelman


4.8/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $

Just got back with a $5 growler of Mikkeller Ris a la M'ale!! Not only did I get to sample some of the others but was able to geek out beer talk, Spoke to Trish the owner for awhile. Great service. Also picked up a bottle of Panil and Northern Hemisphere Hop Harvest. Prices lower than that of Abe's in Bethlehem where I also go.

Will definately go back many many times. Love the growler/on tap selection. May be a good hangout for a pint before going home.

Also I feel that this place may be overlooked for some of the awesome Gem's that land with Hunderton Distribution.

12-27-2012 22:09:04 | More by danedelman
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4.58/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Great customer service and knowledgable staff. Wonderful selection of bottles and a great bar with rare and unique beers to try. They offer growler specials on Thursdays and the owner, Trish, is always willing to order something that her customers recommend. Wonderful vibe and selection! They have 25 beers on tap and about 291 bottles.

Prices are good and there is also a good selection of wine and liquor for great one-stop shopping. If you haven't stopped by this place yet, you should definitely check it out.

11-21-2012 13:36:34 | More by mortal1313
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Free Bridge Wine & Spirits in Phillipsburg, NJ
95 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.