Eagle Provisions Company
Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
4.19/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Great beer selection, even greater Polish/Eastern European food offerings.
By the sheer quantity, their beer selection probably cannot be beat -- I also love their categorization and the amazing attention to detail/organization within; it's an OCD beer lover's wet dream. They had everything from some of the rare/harder to find brews (snagged me a 4pk of Bourbon County here 5 whole months after distribution season) to year-round/seasonals. One thing I did notice was that everything was marked up around 125% here (I bought a bottle here for 21 dollars only to find the same bottle at Whole Foods Bowery for 17 dollars) and that a majority of the beers here seem to be shelf-turds which can be either good news or bad news depending on what type of beer you're shopping for (for example, they stopped exporting Yebisu to the United States about 2 years ago, so all those bottles are probably skunked, as well as the many four-packs of Founders Double Trouble laying around; a good majority of the Brooklyn BlackOPS laying here, however, are from 2012, so assuming the temperature of the store remained constant for the past two years, they should taste superbly delicious right about now.)
I did see the super marked-up bottles of Westvleteren XII and VIII sitting on the impulse shelf by the counter, as well as the hundred-dollar marked up bottle of Sam Adams Utopias 2012; gave hard thought about paying $50 for a bottle of the VIII before reason and common sense kicked back in and I put it back down.
Overall this place is a beer hunter's paradise -- I'll have to try some of the kielbasa when I come back next time as well.
06-12-2014 02:59:15 | More by amano_h
3.84/5 rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
Eagle has a selection of beers (and ciders) above and beyond what anyone else in Brookyln has. It's why you have to come here. You will find things here that you won't find anywhere else, including the Half Time stores in Westchester. When I went they had everything from bottles of Cantillion to Tørst's Front Room and Back Room (which I thought was only available at the Tørst's bar).
What they also have is a very large selection of beers which are outdated. I found 3 different beers that were two years past their 'Drink-by' date. So make sure you keep an eye on what you are purchasing. Also, there probably isn't going to be anyone there to help guide you if you need to.
I tried to talk up John the owner while he was checking inventory and I barely got a hello out of him.
The store primarily serves as a market and has the layout of one.
With the negatives aside if you are in Brooklyn you have to go for the selection alone.
03-19-2014 15:55:31 | More by KornWallace
4.07/5 rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Vibe: This is a large convenience store that seems to devote about half of its area (nearly an entire room) to beer. It's located three blocks away from the Prospect Avenue subway station on the R train and isn't that difficult to get to from Manhattan. The store is both clean and well-lit.
Quality: All of the beers I saw were stored warm but nearly all were kept out of direct sunlight.
Service: I saw a bunch of employees walking around and they didn't offer any service, but a person who I presume was the owner did stop by to see if I had any questions.
Selection: This store has an incredible selection of beers and is comparable to the amount of beers available at Whole Foods Bowery and New Beer Distributors and carries a number of beers that those stores don't have. All of the beers are organized on the shelves by country or state. There is a good representation of beers from both Europe (including Eastern Europe) and the United States. Price tags are clearly marked on all of the bottles. They did have some six-packs of bottled and canned beers.
Value: Some beers carried a hefty price tag, but these were mainly limited to limited releases or high-quality beers and for the most part seemed justifiable. The majority of beers seemed to be reasonably-priced. I found a bunch of beers that had red "value" stickers on them and they were only 99¢.
09-27-2013 12:58:48 | More by metter98
4.25/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$$
A few blocks down the road from me, this ostensible grocery probably has the most comprehensive selection in the city. All the owner's investment is in inventory, so don't expect to get help from employees. Nor should you expect a nice atmosphere. Still, the people aren't overtly rude and the building is clean enough, so I'm not getting too huffy.
People seem to be most perturbed by the prices, which are definitely inflated. Still I wouldn't say this is out-and-out gouging. Eagle is where you go to catch a limited release that you missed at the other bottle shops. I recently got two Parabolas for $40 nearly a month after the NY release. I can always count on it to have Lunch and a comprehensive Evil Twin selection when other places are out. And unlike many on the site, I'm not too bothered paying a couple extra dollars for an item I cannot find elsewhere.
Still, I never go to Eagle Provisions unless there's a brew I cannot find elsewhere. Check it out, but get ready to dent your wallet.
06-21-2013 21:35:50 | More by TheCuriograph
Eagle Provisions Company in Brooklyn, NY
93 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.