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Eagle Provisions Company

Not Rated.
Eagle Provisions CompanyEagle Provisions Company
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

39 Ratings
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.31%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

628 5th Ave
Brooklyn, New York, 11215-5438
United States
phone: (718) 499-0026

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Notes:
Monday - Saturday: 6:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday: 6:00am - 5:00pm

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Reviews by r0nyn:
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r0nyn

New York

4/5  rDev -5%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Fifth Avenue seems to hold quite a number of stores that offer a good selection of craft beer. However, I think Eagle Provisions is the crown jewel of them all.

Looks a bit like an everyday corner grocery from the outside, but once inside, it's a beer lover's haven. There's an endcap right as you get in that has a taste of things to come, with a wide variety of brews being featured from all over the world. Off to the right is where the good stuff really is. Pretty much the entire side room is dedicate to craft beer, which is awesome. It's set up by country, making browsing for that one beer you're looking for quite easy.

Quality is good, with almost all beers being within reasonable freshness. I did find a GD Yeti that was a couple of years old, but that is by no means a bad thing. The selection is, in a word, exemplary. There are a ridiculous number of imports, with things I'd never seen before like Haandbryggeriet, Nøgne Ø and many more, ranging pretty much the entire continent of Europe and then some. There's also a robust domestic section with a great variety as well. Definitely the strong point of this store.

Service is fairly good, with friendly cashiers and staff. Didn't see a dedicated beer guy though, and with a selection and floorspace like they have, I'd at least expect someone to know something about the beer they're selling! You also can't break 4/6pks, which is a bummer, especially on the few 12 oz bottles I wanted to try that they weren't selling individually.

Price is on the high side of reasonable. A little bit more expensive than what I'm used to around here, but I chalk that up to it being in a pricier Brooklyn neighborhood. The selection also makes up a tiny bit of the increase in price. Oh well.

On the whole, this store is a much, much better value than the other featured stores in Brooklyn (Bierkraft/Spuyten Duyvil), with a wide and varied selection and a reasonable price. Would definitely pay another visit if I was in the area!

11-20-2010 19:23:32 | More by r0nyn
More User Reviews:
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JKIPA05

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

07-10-2014 17:35:57 | More by JKIPA05
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dtomes

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

06-23-2014 11:36:55 | More by dtomes
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amano_h

New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
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
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-26-2014 13:51:49 | More by Latarnik
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KornWallace

New York

3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
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
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5%

02-19-2014 20:50:02 | More by hoppymcgee
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zounder

New York

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-11-2013 00:22:36 | More by zounder
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bsm80x

New York

5/5  rDev +18.8%

10-24-2013 02:15:26 | More by bsm80x
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Chris_Coughlin

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

10-22-2013 00:08:21 | More by Chris_Coughlin
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Eagle Provisions Company in Brooklyn, NY
93 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.