The Foodery - Center City

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

121 Reviews
The Foodery - Center CityThe Foodery - Center City
PLACE INFO

Type: Eatery, Store

324 S 10th St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107-6149
United States

(215) 928-1111 | map
www.fooderybeer.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
146
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
8.87%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
800
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 121 | Ratings: 146
Reviews by Andreji:
Photo of Andreji
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5

So this is quite the little gem in a very beautiful neighbourhood downtown.

I was just walkin round pine street after having hit the farmer's market a bit further east and spotted this place from afar, northwest corner of pine and...something.

Now I love checking out small time grocery stores, but this looked like an average place (and the name gives no hints). However the door had a sign I think of dogfish or some other craft- maybe a logo of Chimay somewhere- so it caught my eye.

Inside it's distributed like any small time grocery store. There's a central aisle I essentially ignored. The side walls on the left have tonnes of belgian beers stacked as much as the furniture held- including a fair share of glassware. The back was also packed, but what most caught my attention were the fridges on the right- they're regionally distributed as locals, USA and european beers, with a very, very decent selection of local beers from which I chose a sixer to take back home (I went local). Took a peek though at the rest and the collection was from belgian to german a very decent few beers.

In all, this is a great source for local and US micros in my opinion, and is generally inexpensive. Worth a visit on the day you go back home.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of KVNBGRY
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

A nice bottle selection, though not much to go crazy for. The bar service was fairly quick, though not personable. The tap list looked decent, but small. (4-6 total?) the water station was unique... Three different types of water for all your hydration needs.

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Photo of nickfl
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Neat hybrid of bottle shop and bar that has been springing up in beer centric cities for the last few years, this is apparently one of the originals. The service was good, the beer seemed to be well taken care of. The selection of draft beer is small but nicely balanced, the selection of bottles is huge, buy honestly not anything special. Worth a stop if you are nearby and it is too crowded elsewhere, but you really can find a better beer selection elsewhere in this city with ease.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bgold86
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of mltobin
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of momtokate2002
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

I found one employee there who was super knowledgeable about beer and he was extremely helpful to me. Overall, I think this foodery had beer that may be rare to people not from Philadelphia, but for those who live there, it does not appear to have anything unusual, rare, or hard to find.

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Photo of Salt-n-Beer
3.24/5  rDev -22.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4

Photo of HookemHoos
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of N17shelfside
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of woodchip
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of timotao
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of amano_h
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This Foodery is a little more limited in terms of selection compared to the Foodery at Northern Liberties due to their limited store space, but they pack or at least try to pack as much of a punch into the shop as they can.

Although the store front is almost hallf the size of Nor Libs', the Washington Square location seems to get all the same seasonal/rare imports that the other Fooderies get as well. (case in point: I bought a four-pack of Goose Isand Bourbon County Stout here, as well as the last bottle of Bourbon County Coffee Stout)

Don't buy food here as the groceries/food is a front for laundering beer (Due to, I'm assuming, the oh-so-strange Philadelphia alcohol laws). If you're looking for good beer and are too lazy/scared to take the Market-Frankford line to Girard, then the Washington Square Foodery is for you.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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The Foodery - Center City in Philadelphia, PA
4.17 out of 5 based on 146 ratings.
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