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The Foodery - Center City

YOUR RATING = None |
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
Place Score:
93
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
144
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
8.85%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
800
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 121 | Ratings: 144
Reviews by jpoder:
Photo of jpoder
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

I work in center city, so stop by The Foodery from time to time. They have some good finds, but are inconsistent. The store is tiny and PACKED. beer is stacked/piled everywhere. the coolers are pretty well organized, but there are lots of nuggets of great beers that are stashed in out of the way shelves or nooks. you need to ask!

Their website often lists beers that they do not have (perhaps they have them all in their other store in the Northern Liberties...dunno...never been there). Their website also does not list any prices. they do have a binder in the store that lists prices and I believe stock. I would LOVE to see this on the website.

I usually go in there just wanting to get something good and different rather than having something specific in mind, so am usually not disappointed. they try very hard to be helpful, and are usually very knowledgeable.

I was annoyed on one trip when they charged me a $2 fee for using credit card...I think they said they had a $20 or $25 limit where they would waive the fee...annoying!

I've found their prices to be far and away the most expensive, but I'm usually getting something fairly rare or hard to find, so perhaps it is just the beers I am picking out.

unfortunately due to the crazy beer laws in PA, they are pretty much the only decent bottle shop in downtown Philly.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of KVNBGRY
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
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 -6%
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 -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bgold86
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of mltobin
3.93/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of momtokate2002
4.6/5  rDev +10%
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 -22.5%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4

Photo of HookemHoos
4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of N17shelfside
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of woodchip
3.93/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of amano_h
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
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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Photo of tommyguz
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Lorianneb
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of BeerThursdays
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of AGust82
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of baconfromwalmart
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of KLReed
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of mvilushis
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

My daughter moved into an apartment a block away. After parking the car and walking back to the apt, we noticed a small corner store with lighted beer signs in the window. Intrigued, we walked in and, behold, a cramped area with a nice selection of single beers grouped into different countries. It was a pleasant surprise and have been back a number of times and been to the Northern Liberties location also which has a bigger selection.

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Photo of little_star
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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The Foodery - Center City in Philadelphia, PA
93 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.
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