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Capone's Restaurant

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

225 Reviews
Capone's RestaurantCapone's Restaurant
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

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

(610) 279-4748 | map
thebottleshop.biz

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Added by maek228 on 04-05-2005

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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
99
Reviews:
225
Ratings:
279
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
6.9%
 
 
Taps:
28
Bottles/Cans:
500
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 225 | Ratings: 279
Reviews by Kadonny:
Photo of Kadonny
4.58/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I visited Capone's for the first time, even though it has been in my back yard for some time now. It wasn't until I came to BA that I learned of his stud (yes I said stud) selection in the beer store portion of his restaurant.

I was lucky enough to be free the day they were having a beer event, so I made it in for lunch just as the kegs were tapped. I walked right in and stepped up to the bar. It is fairly tight in there, but homey. I wish PA would pass the anti smoking law already and it would have been perfect. Anyway, I looked at the kegs on tap and immediately Matt came over to me and introduced himself as I did the same. I relayed that I was a BAer and his face lit up. Now onto the review.

No where else in PA could I ever expect to find Stone 11th Ann. beer on tap, Capone's had it. In fact, they had a superb draft selection, too many to even try them all. Great craft beers, each one of them. I ordered a chicken sandwich and soup for lunch to go along with my pints. Food was very good, soup was outstanding. Service was excellent and they let you even try some of the beer without having to pay for them. For a sandwich, soup, and 2 beers my bill was $12.00. Very reasonable.

Then I finished up with a visit to the beer store. Bottles galore with stuff not found anywhere else in my area. I was in heaven. Matt camps back in the beer store so he is there to help you out. As said before, he answers questions and even recommends things to try. What a great guy with great beer. Needless to say $ 60 later I walked out with close to 36 beers.

My overall experience was just great and I plan on visiting often.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jacobob10
4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Bob402
4.09/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Craft_Imperial
3.67/5  rDev -18.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Photo of jrfehon33
4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

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4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of dfhhead25
4.23/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of JooJooEyeballs
4.95/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of Jaxbrew
4.11/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.92/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.44/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.9/5  rDev +9.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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Capone's Restaurant in Norristown, PA
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