The Corner Foodery

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The Corner FooderyThe Corner Foodery
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6 Reviews
Reviews: 6
Visits: 11
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: n/a
Taps: 5
Bottles: 800
Cask: N
[ Eatery, Store ]

1710 Sansom St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103-5227
United States
phone: (215) 567-1500

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Reviews: 6 | Visits: 11
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.5/5  rDev n/a

This has got the be the classiest and cleanest of all three Foodery stores in Philadelphia proper (haven't been to Roxborough yet).

Unlike the Northern Liberties location, this one in Center City feels more like a restaurant than a bottle shop. They also have beers on tap along with their sandwich menu and a lot more seating.

The beer selection is, on the other hand, not as impressive. I go to NoLib for rare stuff- here in Sansom Street there is no so much of that.

Printed prices (it's a miracle!) help with your beer buying, but of course everything is super pricey. Staff is slightly aloof. I was there for Bourbon County and got some, and that is all. I wouldn't rush to come back, even though this Foodery is much closer to me than the NoLib location. (769 characters)

Photo of MattXT
3.75/5  rDev n/a

I found the selection to be the best that I found on my short visits to the city. However, the prices were very high. I suppose this is typical of the area, but I still take it into account. (192 characters)

Photo of BeerMeDuffMan
3.66/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

Overall a decent selection, but most of the bottles on the shelves and in the cases are not marked with a cost. The reasoning behind this is simple I think: it makes you pick up the bottle, take it to the counter and ask for a cost. I guess they are hoping that you don't feel like taking the bottle back to the place its supposed to go and will be ok with a 90% mark up.
Seriously, Abyss is a great beer, but nowhere near worth a 40.00 price tag. Red Poppy is a great beer, but nowhere near a 30.00 price tag.
This place would be so, so, so, so much better if I didn't have to go in with three bags filled with five pounds of twenty dollar bills. (649 characters)

Photo of rfgetz
3.93/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Store is divided into two halves... one section for dining, the other for beer. About a dozen doors on the cooler and room temperature bottles on a row of shelves opposite the refrigerators. Some rarer bottles kept behind the counter. About 6 tap handles at the little 4 seat bar in the rear. With the beer, your covering all the major craft producers - both domestic and foreign. Because its a Foodery, expect to pay out the wazoo. For some reason (shady?), certain seasonal or limited bottles did not have the prices listed on the shelf, and the sticker shock hit at the register.

The food is actually pretty damn good. Again, slightly pricey here with mostly all the sandwiches priced above $10, and that only gets you a few chips and a pickle on the side. Service was friendly and attentive.

Again, the only knock is the price, something that would prevent me from being a regular take-out or dine in customer. (917 characters)

Photo of pwoody11
3.4/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3

So I stopped by here after a trip to Nodding Heads since it is only about a block down the street. I read the glowing review below and was pretty excited to check it out.

The place is laid out nicely. One half is like a sandwich spot and the other half a craft beer section. The beer section is almost all in coolers which was nice. The selection is comparable to most other average places in Philadelphia. The import section is a little light, but they had all the locals, and the standard fare of Founders, RR, etc. that is typical of Philly stores.

The service was pleasant and attentive. Although I purchased roughly 10 beers, half were 750's and all of the beers were placed into paper bags. Since most of the beers are kept in coolers, the condensation made the bags wet and they eventually tore.

My major point of contention with this place was the prices. I understand its Rittenhouse, but $24 for Supplication? $43 for Melange-A-Trois?! Maybe not even so much the prices, but that the prices aren't posted, so you don't know what you have until you get to the register. That being said, A bottle of Crooked Tree was $3, so not everything is like that.

Unless you have unlimited disposable income, or don't mind asking an employee "how much" a dozen times, might want to take trolley over to Local 44 or something. (1,327 characters)

Photo of aaronhspence
4.71/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

My brother and I were walking down Sansom St a few weeks ago and walked by this place on our way to go to UnderDogs (hotdog place for people not from Philly). I think something else used to be here, but never really noticed it. Anyway, we were attracted to this place because of the refrigerators upon refrigerators full of bottles of beer; what a welcoming site from the street. So we ditched the UnderDogs idea and went in. We walked in, and eyed down a bunch of beers, some of the usual's as well as some I had never seen before, especially for purchase in single bottle form. I believe they were playing old school Rat Pack when we walked in, another good sign for me.

The place is sort of divided into 3 areas, the beer selection, a restaurant/cafe, and a bar. We walked up to the bar area, which is just a wood top bar with seating for maybe 5 people (if I remember correctly). There were 3 or 4 taps of beer. We sat down, ordered two beers, and got some food. The menu is small, but everything on it looked amazing. We both got the meatball sandwich, which was WILD! Easily the best meatball sandwich I've ever had.

I'll have to go back again to really check out the beer selection. Philly has a bunch of bottle shops, but this one, in my eyes, is tops because of the restaurant and bar addition to it. The guy working there was very very knowledgeable and informative, which is also something that you don't usually get at a bottle shop.

If you're in Philly, you gotta stop here. Won't be disappointed (1,514 characters)

The Corner Foodery in Philadelphia, PA
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