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Mari's 6 Pac 'N' Mor

Not Rated.
Mari's 6 Pac 'N' MorMari's 6 Pac 'N' Mor
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

31 Ratings
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 18.91%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 2,000
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Eatery, Store ]

835 Hiesters Lane
Reading, Pennsylvania, 19605-3046
United States
phone: (610) 750-6430

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(Place added by: PeterSneakers on 11-29-2011)
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Reviews by mcslain:
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3.05/5  rDev -24.1%

This place used to be a small six pack shop w decent prices on mostly cheap lager type beers and a bunch of locals watching sports on tv. They also had a small selection of craft beers that consisted of a few DFH and Stone gems with decent enough prices. The craft beer must have sold well though because they moved into a bigger space and started concentrating heavily on craft. Granted the selection now is impressive, but I feel that the pricing has gone up. Since they get their beer from Shangy's with little or no discount, expect to pay at least a few dollars more per beer than splitting a case purchase would be.

As far as my grade goes, I'm somewhat limited by the BA structure.. But here it goes:

Atmosphere: Getting better... if what you want to see is a craft beer bottle shop. This place used to be more of a local hangout. It still is at certain times, but the bottle and six pack take out has really taken over.
Quality: In the past I've seen some old IPAs for sale here. Be sure to check the dates when you purchase. FWIW, I've seen this problem at most places.
Service: I've had some problems in the past, but they seem to have replaced a few of their surlier employees. My last few visits have been good.
Selection: The selection is undeniably pretty impressive for these parts.
Food: Hot dogs, popcorn, just a few things to make the bottle shop legal.
Value: Expensive. But often the only way to go if you don't want to buy an entire case.

mcslain, Aug 05, 2012
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4.07/5  rDev +1.2%

Mari's is great because it's one of the only places in the area that sells a large variety of crafts. It is located in a small strip mall with an dreary exterior, but it is pretty nice inside. They have a seating area in the one corner where you can drink and eat. It's funny because despite their large craft selection, this area is always filled with a ragged crowd drinking Forties of Coors Light.

Be careful when choosing less popular brews. I have gotten several skunked beers. The staff seems to be pretty knowledgeable, and is willing to help you if you ask. They have a pretty decent selection. Definitely the best in Reading.

It is a little annoying that not everything is priced though. Never had the food. Overall it is a great place to grab some interesting new brews, as well as all your classic favs.

Billdog, Mar 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

AudioGilz, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of Doorman1810
4.49/5  rDev +11.7%

Mari's has a great selection of bottles and also offers bar service and growler fills. I've only purchased bottles myself and have not been disappointed.
If you're looking for a specific type of beer, but don't know exactly which specific beer, staff is happy to give you recommendations.
Tastings and brewery events are also common and lead to some good sales and swag.
I'm an IPA fan and I say they are the best of what's around.

Doorman1810, Mar 03, 2014
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Mari's 6 Pac 'N' Mor in Reading, PA
90 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.