Capone's Restaurant

Capone's RestaurantCapone's Restaurant
Capone's RestaurantCapone's Restaurant
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

224 W Germantown Pike
Norristown, Pennsylvania, 19401-1332
United States

(610) 279-4748 | map
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.95/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75
Stopped in the beer shop first, wasn't overly impressed with their offerings. Very small. Went into the restaurant from there, sat at the bar. Vibe and decor are ike a more upscale Bennigans. Tap list was nice, Trillium, Russian River, Hill Farmstead. Can't beat that. Had some chili, hit the spot. Service was great. Very quiet for a Friday afternoon. Go for the taps, not the bottles.
Nov 01, 2023
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.23/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.25
Not a bad place to enjoy a small snifter of Pliny the Younger!

This bar and restaurant has a little bottle shop attached to the back end to supplement the beer geek cred it's earned in the area, but the draft list is the main draw. We stopped here at the start of a long beer road trip and quickly found ourselves amongst like-minded folk. The bar is really cool, almost a full oval circle, with four corners that allow for great conversation with friends or new acquaintances--everyone rooting for LeBron to come to Philly made it all the more interesting!

The taplist was remarkable, not just because Younger was on tap, but a lot of high visibility brews that had just come out around the country were available as well. Having two very limited annual release beers on draft like Pliny the Younger and Hop Juju next to each other is not something I ever thought I'd get to enjoy!

The service and planning was well implemented, with pours of Younger ready to grab as soon as you walked in, and additional pours of whatever you wanted, such as Elder for a side by side, ready and waiting for your order. Food was okay, but not the primary focus, especially on such a momentous occasion.
Mar 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Wiffler27 from South Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75
food was damn good, got a great sandwich here

being IPA day for their Philly Beer Week celebration the selection was amazing. Pliny, Sole, etc was fantastic

the bar is setup somewhat weird but the food and beer were great
Jun 08, 2017
Rated: 4.22 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Feb 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Jacobier10 from New Jersey

4.54/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
Finally had a chance to visit this longtime beer landmark. The setup inside is a bit odd yet charming. I happened to go the afternoon after a Deschutes event and they still had an array of their beers on-tap (which are not available to me in NJ). After seeing that The Abyss was still available I naturally had to give it a shot, so there I was starting my afternoon off with a 12% barrel aged imperial stout, albeit a 5.5 oz pour. Followed by two other beer not often seen on-tap, Schlenkerla Rauchbier Märzen and Rodenbach Alexander; the latter of which is extremely hard to find and hasn't even been brewed in the past 15 years until now. The service was friendly and attentive. I ordered the Texas Gold wings which were very tasty despite taking a long time to come out of the kitchen.

After my time at the bar, I ventured to the bottle shop towards the back of the building to make some bad decisions. The bottle selection is well-curated, but expect some sticker shock coming from NJ. That being said, I walked out with some goodies that I can't get in my home state: a 6-pack of Deschutes Black Butte Porter, a Russian River Damnation, and a 2012 Hair of the Dog Adam. Matt was there to help me with whatever I needed and was very kind in mentioning what he had that I might not find back home, be it rare or widely-available beers.

With a top notch tap list, friendly vibe, and a small but quality bottle shop, it's easy to see why Capone's has gotten such acclaim over the years. A classic joint to feed your inner beer geekdom.
May 06, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by QuadBen from Pennsylvania

Dec 08, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by Devman171 from Maryland

Nov 15, 2015
Rated: 4.09 by Bob402 from Pennsylvania

Jun 23, 2015
Rated: 3.67 by Craft_Imperial from Pennsylvania

May 17, 2015
Rated: 4.55 by jrfehon33 from Pennsylvania

Apr 11, 2015
Rated: 4.33 by ColdOne from New York

Feb 22, 2015
Rated: 4.23 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Feb 10, 2015
Rated: 4.15 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Jan 29, 2015
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Reviewed by JooJooEyeballs from Pennsylvania

4.95/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
Handles are always the best-of-the-best. Great food. Drive an hour and thirty minutes once a week for the unbelievable - most excellent - beer and pasta dishes.
Dec 22, 2014
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Reviewed by Jaxbrew from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
Great spot for hard to get beer. Prices are high compared to some of the other similar establishments. 6 oz pours of "rarer" beers can be had for much less at Pinnochios. I don't go often as it's a bit of a drive for me. Nice spot though.
Dec 20, 2014
Rated: 5 by Oakenator from Pennsylvania

Dec 12, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Shandycan from Pennsylvania

Nov 21, 2014
Rated: 4.92 by Boxerjay from Pennsylvania

Oct 24, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by JackNip from Delaware

Oct 24, 2014
Rated: 5 by OleDixie from Pennsylvania

Oct 20, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by Sean_King from Pennsylvania

Oct 20, 2014
Rated: 4.44 by tikk from Canada (YT)

Oct 19, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by oline73 from Maryland

Sep 17, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by pwoody11 from Delaware

Sep 15, 2014
Rated: 4.9 by BigRizz62 from Maryland

Aug 19, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by LehighAce06 from Pennsylvania

Aug 16, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

Aug 10, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Afroman from Arizona

Aug 08, 2014
Rated: 5 by Watty from Pennsylvania

Aug 07, 2014
Rated: 5 by WuBByG999 from Pennsylvania

Aug 02, 2014
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Reviewed by drtth from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25
While I've not been to one of the Special Events/Release Tastings Capone's organizes I have stopped here a few times for the beer shop. This review is pretty much to echo what most other reviewers have said. This is one of the places outside of Philly to visit when looking for a "few good bottles." The selection is large. Freshness is usually good. Service is helpful and knowledgable. Value is reasonable given they are located in PA.
Jul 30, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by timotao from New York

Jul 20, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Jul 11, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by BeerThursdays from Delaware

Jul 05, 2014
Rated: 5 by JMS1512 from New Jersey

Jun 26, 2014
Rated: 5 by sandlansd from Pennsylvania

Jun 22, 2014
Rated: 5 by whatname from Pennsylvania

Jun 20, 2014
Rated: 5 by Ryandec from Pennsylvania

Jun 17, 2014
Capone's Restaurant in Norristown, PA
Place rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 283 ratings