Six Pack Store, The
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Reviews by PopeDX:
2.75/5 rDev -14.6%
quality: 3.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5
I've been here a few times, and each time it draws my ire more. At first it was just nice to have a place that sold decent singles. But each time I go in there I feel like I'm being screwed more and more. The coding on the bottles mentioned by the other reviewers is so horrendous. You think it's the price but it's just some oddball code. The price is actually much, much higher. They do have some rare stuff but you really have to be willing to pay a premium for it. I don't think I'll be back unless my fridge is empty and I'm in the neighborhood after just winning the damn lottery.
05-19-2004 19:27:29 | More by PopeDX
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2.8/5 rDev -13%
quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
Visited Oct. 10, 2010.
This is a really small place to be sure. I get the impression they cater mostly to the BMC crowd as that's what people seemed to be buying. There was a singles space that was filled mostly with expired or nearly there beer (i hate that!). There was some surprises like 4 Russian Rivers (2$ cheaper than most places) and a small sampling of Belgian ales. When purchasing some Supplication, the old guy asked if i was sure since it was 15$. I assured him i was sure. Average at best and not worth a stop really IMO.
10-12-2010 19:51:59 | More by papat444
3.05/5 rDev -5.3%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | $$$$
Cons: Very limited selection of craft beers. I did find a few DFH 120's there one time. But I paid like $13+per 12oz bottle.Their prices are similar to buying a 6 pack to go at a bar. I would only go here if I had no other options.
Pros: They are always open. When all the beer distributors are closed this is an OK last resort.
Just to give you an idea of what kind of place this is I'll describe the gift basket I saw in there around Father's Day. You may think I'm making this up but its dead serious. The basket included: Pack of Newports, Magnum Condoms, a Philly blunt, and a couple malt liquor 40's(i think it was Olde E). Everytime I have been in this place the same guy is working.
04-30-2010 22:13:52 | More by IdrinkGas
3.15/5 rDev -2.2%
quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | $$
Unless you are already in North Philly, do not bother with this place. Tiny fridge of singles, no Troegs (huh?), and small/lousy selection overall.
I had to ask the guy if the selection I saw was it or if there was a back area - but nope, no back area. Prices on what they did have were slightly better than normal for Philly six packs, and everything was refrigerated.
And, of course, trying to navigate Roosevelt at any time other than 3AM on a Sunday makes a person need beer well before he gets to the store.
11-30-2009 03:05:15 | More by Zaccone
3.85/5 rDev +19.6%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Located somewhere near cottman and the BLVD, The Six Pack Store is a good spot to go if your need a quick fix or dont feel like driving to jersey. It does not look like much from the outside but they do stock some nice beers while the bulk of the product is macros. 2 coolors full of micros from across the country mostly bombers, A tad expensive for these but hey were in Philly, what are you gonna do. Also a single cooler for single 12oz bottles of which you can mix a six. They also do growler fills and have three taps, I went with the dock street satellite stout. The service is there if you need it and the people seem somewhat attentive. The selection is not killer but it is somewhat appealing.
06-27-2009 20:29:45 | More by BARFLYB
4/5 rDev +24.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This is where I get my beer from when I'm not buying cases.They have a wide selection of domestic and imported beers.They have 2 cases devoted to 40's and quarts.There is also a fridge where you can get mix and match microbeers.The microbeer selection changes constantly and is 10.00 for a six pack.They also have beer on tap which changes often.Friendly staff always asking if they can help find you something.If you are in northeast Philly check it out!! It is 1/2 block north of tyson ave on rt.1 north.
09-25-2007 06:48:52 | More by matty
3.75/5 rDev +16.5%
quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
I started going to this place a few months ago. You don't want to make it a regular stop because it's pretty expensive. I usually go on paydays or if I find money in the street or something. I won some money at Quizzo last night so I went today.
75% of the place is macros, 40s, and non-beer beverages (Smirnoff, etc), but they have three little coldboxes for micros and the selection is awesome. Two are full of singles, and one is of six-packs. Today they had big bottles of Stone, Rogue, Dogfish Head, and Sierra Nevada brews to name a few. I picked up a bottle of Russian Imperial Stout today, as a matter of fact.
The best time of day to go is during work hours, because the store is right on Roosevelt Blvd which anyone in NE Philly knows is a major pain in the ass during rush hour. And at night the neighborhood isn't that great.
I also think the service is excellent. There's been a different guy each time I've been there and most of them seem pretty knowledgible.
Overall, it's a good place to stop at if you don't feel like going to New Jersey to get beer.
05-04-2006 19:46:39 | More by edskirk3
3.5/5 rDev +8.7%
quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$$
Very expensive, yes, but a strange selection can be found here. A dark ghetto six pack store/deli in Northeast Philly (close to the GLPH as well). Quality seems good, with everything being stored in cold boxes, bar some one-off magnums and strange sized beers. The service is pretty great as well, I called earlier and the guy let me know what was up with the RR beers I was after...he was also nice in person as well. Good service. Selection is above average, but not insane. Mostly 80% ghetto macros and malt liquors, but than they have some very strange and rare beers as well, such as Russian River stuff, like supplication and temptation! Not a local place to call home, but definately worth it to pick up the odd ball rare brew a few times a year...
09-16-2005 01:28:04 | More by francisweizen
Six Pack Store, The in Philadelphia, PA
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