The Foodery - Center City

The Foodery - Center CityThe Foodery - Center City
The Foodery - Center CityThe Foodery - Center City
Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(215) 928-1111 | map
fooderybeer.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.16
Reviews:
123
Ratings:
148
pDev:
9.62%
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Reviews by AndyAvalanche:
Photo of AndyAvalanche
4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Found this little shop on my last day in Philly (wish I found it a bit sooner). Small little bottle shop the size of a small convienience store. Basically all beer on all the exterior wall portions of the room. A very small portion for soda and glassware/beer tshirts and of course the register. The middle isles have small areas for ice cream and snacks. Looks like a nice little small town convienince store, but deticated to beer.

Quality I would assume was good. 90% of everything in the store was refrigerated only which I wasn't a big fan of since I found it on my last day. THere was a small section with some bigger Belgian style brews and other high gravity imports that weren't refigerated. There were a few winter and fall seasonals on the shelf (but high ABV atleast) that suprised me.

The service was ok, they didn't go out of the way to help you out. I asked if he had anything else not in the coolers. The guy checked, but seemed a little more concerned at telling me it'll be fine as long as it doesn't warm up to 100 degrees than going to check, but he did check which I was grateful for even though they didn't have what else I was looking for.

I was only going to give the selection part a 4, but based on teh amount of space they had I had to give it a little more respect. VERY small amount of BMC products, the rest all dedicated to craft beer. Plenty of good imports, Mikeller, Sam Smith, Leffe, De Doll, amoung many others. Good locals from the Penn, NY area, Brooklyn, FLying fish, Yards, Troegs and more. And a few others from the nation. A couple of small Russian River producst, TTerrapin, Flying DOg, North Coast, Deschutes, Duck Rabbit, Weybraucher and several more. Very few six packs sold, this was pretty much an individual sold bottles where you make your own six packs. But yes there were bombers too, but mostly 12 oz bottles.

Value was pretty reasonable. I think you got a small discount for making a six pack, but each individual bottle gets pricy, but you get what you pay for I guess. I'm glad I found it anyway, got a few good bottles.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Bouleboubier
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

First found this place around 2003 and, not knowing its name, friends and I had referred to it as '10th and Pine' for awhile. This was my go-to spot in Philly for single bottles back in the day, until the NoLibs location opened. Used to be able to find some rare or hard-to-find beers in here, but I either must have by now had them all, or the outliers no longer find their way here in great number (wistfully recall Hair of the Dog items being somewhat regularly stashed away on the shelves in the back corner). Then again, I usually go by what's on the shelves, never really prodding the staff for info on any gems hidden below in the basement.

Despite its name and the tasty deli offerings at their NoLibs location, I can't for the life of me ever remember seeing anyone ordering or making any deli sandwiches here and, as of my most recent visit a couple weeks ago, it would sort of appear that the deli portion of this joint is retired. Could be wrong, never inquired. While it lacks sandwich, it does have a ton of snacks available and that, besides the beer, was why I'd go out of my way to pop by and indulge. I also wistfully recall having found a pint of Haagen Dazs 'German Chocolate Cake', which was out of this world. Never saw it anywhere else. Maybe it was a dream.

Over the years, the staff often offers help, but I only engage them if I'm on edge about finding an elusive, un-had brew. Some sport of a cashier back in the day almost allowed me (in an inebriate episode) to buy a magnum-size Rogue Shakespeare Stout, however, upon checkout, one of my colleagues astutely pointed out the maggots encrusted on the interior bottle neck, and a breached seal/cork was discovered. Bottle permanently removed following revelation (I would assume).

Not too many needs or wants found in ol' 10th and Pine these days, but I do still make it a point of popping in now and again. Occasionally, I walk away with something to satisfy my cravings.

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Photo of zbelair
3.44/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of KVNBGRY
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
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 -5.5%
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%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bgold86
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of mltobin
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of momtokate2002
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
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 The_Kriek_Freak
3.24/5  rDev -22.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4

A decent amount of domestic and international craft brews. The place however looks a bit messy and crowded. Also there are no prices on any of their beers so it's hard to know whether you're staying on budget or not.

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Photo of HookemHoos
4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of N17shelfside
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of woodchip
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of timotao
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of amano_h
3.95/5  rDev -5%
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 -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

The Foodery - Center City in Philadelphia, PA
Place rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 148 ratings