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Six Pack Store, The

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15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: n/a
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[ Eatery, Store ]

7015 Roosevelt Blvd
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19149
United States
phone: (215) 338-6384

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Reviews by PopeDX:
Photo of PopeDX
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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.

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Photo of cheah
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of papat444
2.8/5  rDev -13%

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.

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.05/5  rDev -5.3%

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.

Photo of Zaccone
3.15/5  rDev -2.2%

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.

Photo of BARFLYB
3.85/5  rDev +19.6%

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.

Photo of matty
4/5  rDev +24.2%

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.

Photo of edskirk3
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

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.

Photo of francisweizen
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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...

Photo of blitheringidiot
3.45/5  rDev +7.1%

Popped into the Six Pack Store today after work to see what's up. A bustling Friday afternoon with the Origlio truck out front had me curiuos. The Six Pack Store is like an angry dwarf that works out in a gym regularly: Small but tough and if you tango with it, you will pay the price and drive home thinking "What was I thinking when I started in with that?"

As Desi said to Lucy, lemme splain...lemme splain...

Albeit small, the Six Pack Store packs a wallop. The only three SMALL good sections are the little "make your own six pack" cold box to your quick left, the front cold box facing your right side as you walk in but ten feet back, and the growler filler taps that, today, had Avery ESB, Weyerbacher Black Hole, and Southern Tier Phin And Matts Extraordinary Ale.


Service was really polite, actually. The guy who must be the owner or manager was EXTREMELY friendly!!! He asked me over and over if he could offer any samples. Not being over bearing, but just friendly like. Nice! I snaggletoothed some Rusian River, FFF Gumball Head, a Southhampton Double White and a mixed 6 beer 6'er for $45. A bit pricey if ya figure $10 a bottle and $2 ea. in the 6 pack but all were good and diferent. It was worth it in that regard.

Quite pricey, but I was a crack addict in a drug bust prone corner with a good pusher calling my name.

Oh to be a beer geek in North East Phila.
***Warning: Highway Robbery ***

Beer is good. Happy expensive beering.

Photo of sublimesipping
3.7/5  rDev +14.9%

I happened to swing in here today as I was up in the area for work. I had heard that they fulled growlers so I came prepared with my Masala Mama growler- committed to fill it if I could only find something comparable in quality and in value. Well, Perkuno's Hammer filled to the rim for 10 bucks! I thought that to be a pretty good deal. I did not look around much as i was in a hurry, but I noticed bombers of both Middle Ages and Southhampton there- beers I have been on the look out for but have not yet found in PA. I did not buy these so I cannot attest to the price- but folks may want to try this place for the growler fill- three beers on tap- choices were Anchor summertime, Red seal, and the Heavyweight winner. Not a bad place to compliment the grey lodge in the beer deprived NE Philly.

Photo of leeenglewood
1.8/5  rDev -44.1%

This place is only worth visiting if its convenient for you or they are the only people in the area that have something. Prices are exorbitant 10 dollars for domestic micros, 12 for German and English anything, and Belgians are priced in the same range of expensive vintages of wine. For some reason local breweries such as Yards and Victory are higher priced then beer from out of the area. Sometimes pricing is also a crapshoot with the 3 or 4 different clerks charging anywhere from 2 to 3 dollar differences for the same product. Their selection is also not what it once was with crappy gimmick beers and alcopops taking over a lot of shelf space. Caveat Emptor

Photo of pezoids
3.15/5  rDev -2.2%

After purposely avoiding this store for probably some 5+ years now, I recently stopped in for a 40 of PBR to get my cheap freak on - only because it was on my way home. I must say, I was pleasantly surprised!

Half decent selection of bombers and sixes. Prices are still high and it's still as small as a foot locker. I noticed they sell mugs and pint glasses now, too. Beers are priced with codes, so the bomber of Stone's Imperial stout I picked up was not 3, but $7. Confusing.

Well, in the end I got my Six Pack of PBR tall boys (no 40's) - on sale for $5.50. The best thing about the store was that they have a small fridge set aside. You can choose any 6 beers from this fridge for $10. I thought it was good deal and went for it. I got a Pyramid, a Smutty and a few Abitas that I hadn't tried before among others. It's rare to find singles sold in PA.

A decent place in a pinch. Just get in and out quick, before you have a chance to complain about this hole in the wall.

Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
3.15/5  rDev -2.2%

Well the selection at The Six Pack is fairly decent, they do always have a good selection of Holiday brews, and do cycle a small but good rotation of different beers. They also have one fridge on the left with a decent selection of singles, maybe around 50-80 different brews in that selection, but your going to have to bring a boat load of cash with you.
This place is very small, and very annoying to navigate sometimes. Nothing is labeled in price, I asked the cashier person once how much a six pack of I believe it was Paulaner O’Fest, and he said $12 dollars, I made a weird face and started to put it back, then the owner quickly said , O’no that’s only $10. ...geez, the prices are high at the Six Pack Store…

What really pisses me off is that this store has so much potential...

Six Pack Store, The in Philadelphia, PA
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