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Chicken Charlie's Six Pack Shop

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10 Ratings
Ratings: 10
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 29.31%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Eatery, Store ]

501 Jefferson Avenue
Washington, Pennsylvania, 15301
United States
phone: (724) 222-1277

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(Place added by: aaronh)
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Photo of misternebbie
1.2/5  rDev -58.6%

Gas station that also sells fried chicken and beer,decent selection, but not all together clean,with a sketchy clientele, there a two very nice beer stores just a few feet away from this location with great prices and selection but your have to buy beer by the case

misternebbie, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of kwkincer
1.9/5  rDev -34.5%

Called ahead and asked if they had a particular beer.
"Yes, we have two 6-packs."
They supposedly put them behind the counter, so I jumped in my car and was there in 20 minutes.

"Hi, you were holding a beer for me."
"Sorry, we've been sold out of that for months now..."
"I just called and you said you had two 6-packs"
"No, we've been sold out of that for a while now..."

WHAT?!?

I'll never go back, ever. There's another shop just down the street that has a huge selection. I hope they're not affiliated with one another...

kwkincer, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of DerekP
3.44/5  rDev +18.6%

Now that I'm closer to Washington, PA, Chicken Charlie's is the most rational place to go for good beer. It's not as good of a six-pack/bottle shop as GunTown Beer, but it has a few beers that GunTown Beer doesn't carry :)

Picked up a 16 oz nitro-pint can of Murphy's ($2.25) and a 16 oz can of Bitburger Premium Beer ($1.79), and that's cool with me.

Some of the prices are a little high (e.g. I can roughly get a bottle of SN Torpedo at GunTown for the price Chicken Chuck's charges for SN Pale Ale).

Some of the prices are a little better ($9.99 Sam Adams 6-packs).

If your lady likes Woodchuck Cider, this place has a bunch. Bought my wife a bottle of the Granny Smith for $1.87.

Definitely specializes in macros/regionals (Bud, Miller, Yuengling & the lesser premiums in 12-packs, 6-packs, 40s, quarts, 24oz cans, pounders), but carries enough crafts/micros to switch it up, including a variety of bombers, although I don't see why anyone would pay $3.99 for a bomber of SN Pale Ale when two 12 oz bottles are actually a little bit cheaper at the same place. Overall, not a bad place to buy beer.

Notes: When I was 21 I used to buy quarts of Yuengling Traditional Lager in this place for around $1.60 each...oh those were the days. Still, they still sell the quarts at a fair price of $2.50 six years later.

DerekP, Apr 12, 2011
Photo of sonicdescent
3.8/5  rDev +31%

What a little gem in the rough! Pretty much a dank little place that serves food but wow, it had a pretty damn good regional micro selection and the prices were outstanding for this area. Bottles of Mad Elf were under 2 dollars, usually 6 elsewhere. Not much in the way of imports to speak of, but if you are looking for singles of regional brews at a damn good price, here you go!

Service was friendly if a bit uninvolved. Quality gets a slight knock for haphazard organization for the micro cooler/shelf. Selection, as said for regionals (NOT imports) is very very good. They had some limited beers from Troegs, Great Lakes, and Victory.

sonicdescent, Dec 29, 2008
Photo of jdoolin
2.15/5  rDev -25.9%

I went to Chicken Charlie's so I could pick up a few singles after purchasing a case at Capelli's. Imagine a gas station convenient mart with a greasy spoon restaurant on the right and several coolers of beer on the left. That's Chicken Charlie's.

The first cooler had some good singles. Troeg's, Great Lakes, Penn, Stoudt's, Dogfish Head and several others. Other coolers were full of macros and your usual array of imports such as Red Stripe, Guinness, Heineken, St. Pauli Girl, etc.

So after you pick up a case or two from Capelli's or the Beer Store, hit this place up for a few singles just for a bit of variety.

The service was unimpressive. The staff looked like they'd rather be getting root canals.

jdoolin, Aug 17, 2006
Photo of cupbeerman
2.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Chicken Charlie's is the only place in Washington that I know of to buy singles of craft and imported beer. Chicken Charlie's usually has about 16 beers; these beers have included Great Lakes, Penn, Pyramid, and other common imports like Bass and Red Stripe. They also have six other coolers full of macro six packs. The final cooler is full of 40's.

The service, each time I go, seems to be not interested at all in their jobs. The employees does not know that much about beer.

Some of the beers is old on my last trip
An ok place to pick up a single beer for later, but it's still the best place to buy a single or a six pack in Washington without having to pay bar prices. They only had about 8 craft brands last time I was their.

cupbeerman, Jan 28, 2004
Photo of beergeek279
3.2/5  rDev +10.3%

Quality/Selection: Chicken Charlie's has several coolers full of most conceivable macros. The problem is that there's only half of a cooler of any concievable micro brews, down from nearly a full cooler not too long ago (and maybe a couple racks of micro 6-packs). The selection amongst the craft beer is decent, if not great: Penn, Great Lakes, Stoudt's, and a few imports such as Grolsch, Red Stripe, Bass, etc.

Service: I've never had any complaints with the service, but never been particularly impressed either. Most of the people don't seem to care much about beer and rarely say anything one way or the other.

I'm not really very impressed with this place. Though there are a few good craft offerings, there's not much selection there to be had. If I was looking for a macro to review, I'd probably stop here, otherwise a trip to D's is in order.

beergeek279, Jan 22, 2004
Photo of Shiloh
3.7/5  rDev +27.6%

I was very pleased with myself as I walked out of Chicken Charlie's with 19 singles that I had yet to try. The selection locally was very nice for a small establishment.
Oddly, after reading other reviews of this establishment, I was amazed to see patrons dining, yet dining they were.
My selections included products from Great Lakes, Pyramid, Wild Goose, Stoudts, Penn and ofcource Yuengling.
As I am in the area on a regular basis, I will continue to monitor and consume all products sold by Charlie's.... That's just the kind of guy I am!

Shiloh, Dec 04, 2003
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.55/5  rDev +22.4%

Chicken Charlie's or most people call it Chicken Chucks is a little sandwich shop that I have never seen sell sandwiches. I am sure they do sell them, but for the most part they sell beer. A really big selection fo macros, but the thing that draws me back is they sell singles very reasonbly priced that include Stoudt's, Wildgoose, Crooked River, Sam Adams, Grolsch, Guiness, and some different imports that are always changing. Oh by the way they carry Yuengling in the 32oz. bottles, it just struck me never seen them before. That's about it small little joint that sells individuals, which makes it great for most parts of PA. Not even close to a D's six pack, but it's something.

WVbeergeek, Feb 26, 2003
Photo of aaronh
3.55/5  rDev +22.4%

Chicken Charlie's is a little shop that sells beer both in singles and by the sixer. They have a solid selection of macros, but what makes it great is the modest selection of micro and import singles at great prices. Stoudt's and Penn can regularly be found for less than $1.25 each, while Guinness, Bass, Grolsch, and Foster's products are regularly available as well. Throw in the rotating offerings and there is a solid selection of beers. This is the best place I've found in PA south of Pittsburgh to buy singles. I just wish they'd devote another cooler to micros, and one less to macros. All in all, a good place to buy a few decent beers if you want to give them a try or just don't want a case of a beer. It's a regular monthly stop for me. The $2 Foster Special Bitter oil-can on my last visit was a steal! Stop in a buy a few next time you're in the area and support a local guy that is trying to offer more than just the standard American Lager.

aaronh, Feb 11, 2003
Chicken Charlie's Six Pack Shop in Washington, PA
79 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.