The Foodery - Center City

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93
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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:
145
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
8.85%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
800
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 121 | Ratings: 145
Reviews by tomthumbsblues:
Photo of tomthumbsblues
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%

I also stumbled upon this place while walking around after work one Sunday. A sign on the outside of the place proclaimed "Best Beer Selection in the World," or something to that effect. Anyway, while it wasn't the best selection I've ever seen it did come very damn close. In fact, two beers, Orval and the St. Bernardus Witbier, particularly piqued my interest since they were the same two beers I had schlepped from Belgium because I had never come across them here. Oh well, I still think the trip was worthwhile. To this end, The Foodery has a wonderful selection of Belgian beers and I'll definitely be going back for those. There were also quite a few domestic and imported beers, all the way from the macros to the micros. Space is a little cramped in the place, but the selection is definitely worth it. There is also beer related literature, newsletters and whatnot, by the door and I thought it good that they were concerned with appreciation and education as well making money. As I said before, this is definitely a Philadelphia landmark for me.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of PhillyStyle
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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

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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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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%

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