Trenton Road Take Out
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 16 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by joeebbs:
4.09/5 rDev +4.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Very impressed with the selection of craft beer here. There is probably as much amount of fridge space dedicated to craft/imports as there are to the macros which is impressive for a take out place in Levittown. Lots of big bottles and plenty of cold six packs. There are a few cases in the store and some shelves have room temperature bottles. One worker there (may have been the owner) discussed craft beer with me while I was browsing. From that convo I can tell he is very dedicated to the craft beer industry and seems like that is what he himself exclusively drinks. He had a lot of recommendations for me even though I already had picked out what I bought (Dark Horse Double Crooked IPA 4pk). The atmosphere takes a hit as the place is crowded with cases of beer on the floor so walking space is limited.
06-21-2011 17:09:13 | More by joeebbs
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4.31/5 rDev +10.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Atmosphere - it is an odd little beer shop with a couple to tables and a TV, the locals are drinking big name beers probably laughing at me as I take an hour walking the aisles picking out beers
Quality - great selections the place is jammed with beer, they have beers that I never see in this area
Service – They are helpful and will look up beers to see if they are in the shop and then walk the aisles with you to find what you are looking for
Selection - large selection with beer that you don't see in the area
Value - I buy the beer I can’t find in NJ here, therefore the price is secondary, I think prices are OK
11-15-2013 21:00:09 | More by Brushkanna
4.47/5 rDev +14.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A) It's a glorious exercise in ordered chaos, plus a wisecracking group of regulars sitting at a picnic table watching TV.
Q) Everything I've gotten there has tasted like it's supposed to, so the storage appears to be solid.
S) Helpful, friendly, always available to make suggestions or give information. Will hold hard-to-get beers by request via their FB page - first come, first serve. Owner (Sir Mix A Six or "SMAS") is often present and always friendly.
Se) Broad, broad range for a store of its size - especially for those coming over from nearby NJ. SMAS will try to get you anything he's able to.
F) I believe they offer breakfast sandwiches, but I have yet to try.
V) Good pricing, not bargain basement, but certainly fair.
Unless you live in some glorious Fantasyland of beer stores, TRT is an oasis of goodness. I often go out of my way to stop there.
07-05-2013 23:04:32 | More by IvoryFoxhole
4.21/5 rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$
vibe/atmosphere: dont judge a book, nor a beer store by its cover. Inconscipious on the outside, delicious on the inside. You can hardly tell its a liqour store from the outside, step within and its the best little bottle shop in levittown. Your vibe level goes up when you see how much craft beer is crammed into such a small area.
Quality: good quality of upper echoleon choices, your trappist, german style and American offerings Bruery, Alesmith to name a few. Orderly with a mesmerizing offering of bottles tightly packed, no dust, very clean presentation. Your everyday craft as well $20 bombers of BA stouts.
Service: Friendly, knowledgable, both the owner and stocker knew what was on floor. Retrived boxes for my large order.
Selection: Very good selection, some of the Canal stores in 1/3 the square footage. 6-7 Shelfing units with tons of loosies and a small selection of bombers. About a 80% - 20% split which makes for some good bargins and averageing down. Being from NJ there is a vast selection (about 10-15 breweries) not offered across the river, Bells, Nebraska, Cigar city, Alesmith, are the prime canidates worth the trip. Dark horse, twisted pine, duck rabbit, and duclaw are also notable offerings not found on NJ shelves (at least in southern and central that i visit). The place seems to be heavy on the ipa offerings so if your a hophead, most of all the breweries have thier ipa staple available. Russian River used to be offered here but only recently discontinued due to supply/demand issues. Sorry i missed out.
Price: Most of the small packages (12oz) are priced right in the $2 range.Bombers were typically 8-$10 range with exception of course Nebraska and Bruery which range in the $20's. I picked up 30 bottles, mostly ipas, with 3 bombers of Alesmith and 27 loosies for $90 which i though was very reasonable.
Overall: great values, great selection, especially for those in NJ looking for something new and unavailable in thier area. Crammed with lots of breweries ive never heard of before. Good things come in small packages and Trenton rd takeout offers a vast selection for everyone in a one stop shop. They seem to rotate stock alot and are always bringing in new offerings so check back often. Website and facebook will give you a heads up to what is available. A hidden gem, worth the trip & worthy revisit.
03-19-2013 22:42:38 | More by beerthulhu
3.71/5 rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $
Great prices and they do not mark up the hard to get beers. but you will have to reserve the limited beers here as they rarely hit the shelf. Also i like the facebook updates on what is coming into the store. If the owner (aka sir mix a six) is available he will make recomendations though they they would be from word of mouth because i dont think sir mix a six doesnt drink beer but still a very nice guy. There are plenty of singles to mix a six and they also drop prices on seasonals that are hanging around a little to long.
11-27-2012 03:56:45 | More by aflyershckyfan
3.44/5 rDev -12%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Trenton Road Takeout looks much different than a lot of bottle shops in Philly/the burbs. It resembles a expanded mimic of the 10th street Foodery with some snacks, chips, etc, surrounded by beer, but much larger. There is a small seating area in the middle. this place sells smokes, lottery tix, etc. There is a lot to see.
A lot of BMC and a lot of craft, much like some recent bottle shops that have popped up recently. 40's, bombers, sixers and singles. a good selection of craft represented in SEPA. TRT seems to just rip off the top of the case and let you go for it as to the amount of bombers you want. A singles selection with some locals and some gems.
I asked the Store clerk if they had any Boon Gueuze 2007 left in stock that i recently saw on facebook and he replied back with 'Boon Who?' Pretty much what i was expecting so I just looked around and eventually found it. A good selection of beer here for some pretty good prices.
04-26-2012 03:07:12 | More by BARFLYB
4.31/5 rDev +10.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I had to meet someone for an in person trade, so I figured this would be a good place to meet. Coming from Monmouth county, it took me just about an hour to get there.
From the outside, the place really doesn't look like anything special. The same can be said for the inside, however, you're not coming here for looks.
The beer selection was quite impressive. They have a huge selection of loose singles, and will provide you with six pack holders so you can mix-a-six without really any mark up on the bottles. Bottles were ranging from around $2 to $4 or so depending on what it was. They also had a lot of larger format bottles, either on the shelves or in cold cases. There was a pretty good selection of gift packs with glassware if that's something you'd be interested in as well.
We get a lot of breweries distributed to NJ, but there were several beers that I was able to pick up that I normally would not have access to. Some that come to mind would be Bell's, Dark Horse, Cigar City, Alesmith, Russian River, Central Waters, Great Lakes, as well as a few others that escape me now. They also had some of the Eclipse 50/50 series. The store manager immediately came over when he saw us browsing and asked if we needed any help. Usually I'll pass, but I did let him give me a few recommendations, as well as some new arrivals. I picked up a Coronado Idiot IPA that he said just came in and it was super fresh!
Like I mentioned before, the single selection was priced very reasonably. I don't remember exact pricing on bombers, but they didn't seem out of line. I also don't mind paying a dollar or two more for something I can't usually get.
Overall, I thought they had a great selection and I would definitely go back to TRT when I'm looking for things I can't get in NJ. Definitely worth stopping by if you're in the area.
02-03-2012 16:54:22 | More by DSlim71
4.29/5 rDev +9.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Oh, TRT. Been my go to place for a while now, so I figured it was about time for a review.
A - Kind of a dive-y place, but it doesn't bother me. I couldn't care less what a place looks like if they have good selection, prices, and staff...which TRT has in spades.
S - Absolutely top notch. Mike, the owner, is a great guy and always willing to help. If he can get a beer and you want it, you can be sure that it will be on the next beer truck to the store. Whenever I've gone there I've always been asked if I needed help finding anything.
S - I'm going there later today to pick up 6 bottles of 50/50 Eclipse and Firestone 15. Like I said, if he can get it, he will. I am fortunate to live in an area with a lot of great distributors, and TRT seems to have a relationship with them all.
V - Very reasonable prices. The most I have ever seen anything over other places is about $1. Usually has the best prices around.
Definitely a great place if you live in the area. Follow them on Facebook to find out what they're getting in, and when.
12-28-2011 18:48:12 | More by cyraxx
1.69/5 rDev -56.8%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Let me start by saying this place titles itself the "King of Craft Beers", so this set my expectations some what high.
I am from Ohio and temporarily living in NJ so I made the trip to Trenton Road Takeout because I had heard some good things. I specifically was looking for Ballast Point, RR, and Port Brewing beers.
This place is a complete dump and looks like shit. Regardless, I was appalled to find Port Brewing beers on the shelf that were nearly a year old. One of the employees came over and asked me if I could be assisted, I asked if they carried any fresh Port Brewing beers...he said "No" and just walked away.
It is also worth noting that you will not really find much rare stuff here unless you follow them on facebook. This is because they allow online reservations for all rare beers.
Overall, I came out with a RR Redemption and a Ballast Point Big Eye sixer (no freshness/bottled dates printed...but i had to at least justify my trip to TRTO).
Won't go back. Not sure how this place has a somewhat decent reputation either...
12-11-2011 17:30:05 | More by doubledutch
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