Eagle Provisions Company
Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 31 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by henkster:
4.15/5 rDev -1.2%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
I've lived in Park Slope for 2 years, and just realized today what an amazing selection Eagle has. I had even been into the store twice before and noticed some good beers sitting on an endcap in plain sight, but had no idea that nearly hidden on the other side of the store was beer nirvana. They have a really amazing selection, organized by country, including 12oz, 22oz, 25oz, and even a nice selection of minikegs (Schlenkerla, Reissdorf and others I hadn't seen in minikeg before). Compared to most of the country, the prices are a bit expensive. But, for NYC/Brooklyn, it's very competitively priced (and compared to Bierkraft, it's a steal). They also feature a wider range of Polish/Ukranian beers than one would typically find. I always enjoy a nice Tyskie or Zywiec (especially in the summer - after all, I can't have Belgian quads and American DIPAs every day, can I?) As a Polish grocery, the added benefit is that you can get some great sausages and pierogies too! With a selection that vast, in an unassuming Polish grocery, my only concern is that they might not turn over the inventory that fast. I noticed a bit of dust on some bottles, and was surprised to see the last 5 or 6 Harpoon 100 Barrel selections available (I don't think all of those are supposed to 'age'). But, all the beers I purchased were fresh. As for service, I didn't see any kind of 'beer guy/gal' there to help customers. But, the grocery staff are friendly (and unlike a more popular 5th Ave beer store, they didn't act like they were doing me a favor by ringing me up). I'll be returning frequently.
02-02-2011 22:35:50 | More by henkster
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3.84/5 rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
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What they also have is a very large selection of beers which are outdated.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
3/5 rDev -28.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$$$
Was in the neighborhood so thought I would check this place out for the first time. They have a very nice selection with a slightly odd layout, but it was not really a problem. Service was non-existent, but that's also fine in my book. The major let down was the price. I was shocked, and I shop in some very pricy places (Spuyten D grocery, B Lane, etc). I've never seen prices this high. Everything I picked up and considered buying I immediately put back and laughed, with maybe one or two exceptions. $17 for a 6pack of Flower Power. $31 for Black Ops. $17 for Oaked Yeti. $27?ish for Allagash Interlude. All the new Midnight Sun beers were 3-5$ more than anywhere else in the city. DFH 4 packs were about $17 or 18 (Burton, etc). The only beer I bought was Sixpoint Resin at 10.39, which is still higher than most other places. The had tons of Firestone XV on the shelves at $25ish and I left it there.
I absolutely loved the selection but couldnt handle the prices. I'll go back to my more "reasonably priced" Williamsburg bottle shops (haha).
02-16-2012 18:52:20 | More by jbuddle
3.88/5 rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Most of the time when I walk into the "Eagle" I'm always impressed by the large stock of different beers they carry. Yes, it might not be in central Park Slope, but it is definitly worth the trip to the south slope to see what they carry. The Seasonal are usually kept in the front and if you go to the right you find all the rest listed by country and state. They have the latest Samuel Adams special beers like the new Infinium. They also carry a lot of Belgium brews. Prices are competitive with other distributors in Brooklyn.
12-17-2011 21:07:22 | More by bkporter
Eagle Provisions Company in Brooklyn, NY
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