The Corner Foodery
Taps: 5 / Bottles: 800
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3
3.93/5 rDev -2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$$$
Store is divided into two halves... one section for dining, the other for beer. About a dozen doors on the cooler and room temperature bottles on a row of shelves opposite the refrigerators. Some rarer bottles kept behind the counter. About 6 tap handles at the little 4 seat bar in the rear. With the beer, your covering all the major craft producers - both domestic and foreign. Because its a Foodery, expect to pay out the wazoo. For some reason (shady?), certain seasonal or limited bottles did not have the prices listed on the shelf, and the sticker shock hit at the register.
The food is actually pretty damn good. Again, slightly pricey here with mostly all the sandwiches priced above $10, and that only gets you a few chips and a pickle on the side. Service was friendly and attentive.
Again, the only knock is the price, something that would prevent me from being a regular take-out or dine in customer.
08-05-2013 14:57:47 | More by rfgetz
3.4/5 rDev -15.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$$
So I stopped by here after a trip to Nodding Heads since it is only about a block down the street. I read the glowing review below and was pretty excited to check it out.
The place is laid out nicely. One half is like a sandwich spot and the other half a craft beer section. The beer section is almost all in coolers which was nice. The selection is comparable to most other average places in Philadelphia. The import section is a little light, but they had all the locals, and the standard fare of Founders, RR, etc. that is typical of Philly stores.
The service was pleasant and attentive. Although I purchased roughly 10 beers, half were 750's and all of the beers were placed into paper bags. Since most of the beers are kept in coolers, the condensation made the bags wet and they eventually tore.
My major point of contention with this place was the prices. I understand its Rittenhouse, but $24 for Supplication? $43 for Melange-A-Trois?! Maybe not even so much the prices, but that the prices aren't posted, so you don't know what you have until you get to the register. That being said, A bottle of Crooked Tree was $3, so not everything is like that.
Unless you have unlimited disposable income, or don't mind asking an employee "how much" a dozen times, might want to take trolley over to Local 44 or something.
07-14-2013 23:37:53 | More by pwoody11
4.71/5 rDev +17.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$$
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
06-03-2013 14:28:54 | More by aaronhspence
The Corner Foodery in Philadelphia, PA
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.