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
thebottleshop.biz

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.54
Ratings:
282
pDev:
7.71%
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Ratings by Shandycan:
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
by Shandycan from Pennsylvania

Nov 21, 2014
More User Ratings:
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4.23/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.25
by Sabtos from Ohio

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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4.65/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75
by Wiffler27 from North Carolina

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
 
4.22 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Feb 01, 2017
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4.54/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
by Jacobier10 from New Jersey

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
 
4.28 by QuadBen from Pennsylvania on Dec 08, 2015
 
4.5 by Devman171 from Maryland on Nov 15, 2015
 
4.09 by Bob402 from Pennsylvania on Jun 23, 2015
 
3.67 by Craft_Imperial from Pennsylvania on May 17, 2015
 
4.55 by jrfehon33 from Pennsylvania on Apr 11, 2015
 
4.33 by ColdOne from New York on Feb 22, 2015
 
4.23 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Feb 10, 2015
 
4.15 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Jan 29, 2015
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4.95/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5
by JooJooEyeballs from Pennsylvania

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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4.11/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25
by Jaxbrew from Pennsylvania

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
 
5 by Oakenator from Pennsylvania on Dec 12, 2014
 
4.75 by rjp217 from Massachusetts on Nov 29, 2014
 
4.92 by Boxerjay from Pennsylvania on Oct 24, 2014
 
4.5 by JackNip from Delaware on Oct 24, 2014
 
5 by OleDixie from Pennsylvania on Oct 20, 2014
 
4.75 by Sean_King from Pennsylvania on Oct 20, 2014
 
4.44 by tikk from Canada (YT) on Oct 19, 2014
 
4.5 by oline73 from Maryland on Sep 17, 2014
 
4.25 by pwoody11 from Delaware on Sep 15, 2014
 
4.9 by BigRizz62 from Maryland on Aug 19, 2014
 
4.75 by LehighAce06 from Pennsylvania on Aug 16, 2014
 
4.5 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois on Aug 10, 2014
 
4.5 by Afroman from Arizona on Aug 08, 2014
 
5 by Watty from Pennsylvania on Aug 07, 2014
 
5 by WuBByG999 from Pennsylvania on Aug 02, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25
by drtth from Pennsylvania

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
 
3.75 by timotao from New York on Jul 20, 2014
 
4.5 by DrBier from Pennsylvania on Jul 11, 2014
 
4.75 by BeerThursdays from Delaware on Jul 05, 2014
 
5 by JMS1512 from New Jersey on Jun 26, 2014
 
5 by sandlansd from Pennsylvania on Jun 22, 2014
 
5 by whatname from Pennsylvania on Jun 20, 2014
 
5 by Ryandec from Pennsylvania on Jun 17, 2014
 
5 by Corburk from Pennsylvania on Jun 08, 2014
Capone's Restaurant in Norristown, PA
Place rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 282 ratings