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The Foodery - Northern Liberties

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The Foodery - Northern LibertiesThe Foodery - Northern Liberties

Type: Eatery, Store

837 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19123-3030
United States

(215) 238-6077 | map

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Added by NeroFiddled on 07-06-2006

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Reviews: 83 | Ratings: 118
Reviews by DannyS:
Photo of DannyS
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Before I turned 21, my friends went here periodically to buy a few interesting beers to try. Just yesterday, we returned to Philly for a day trip, and this was one of our destinations.

I was blown away. The beer selection was vast and diverse; i could barely decide what to choose for their 'make your own six-pack' system. After choosing my beers, I asked the clerk about HopSlam, and he was willing to sell me one from their private stash. That alone was enough to sell me on this place. Granted, it wasn't cheap, and my wallet was hurting after I made my purchases, but the guys there readily admitted that price was their one weak point, since they're not a distributor. But that was fine with me; these guys knew their stuff and were stocked with a bunch of the beers I had been looking for for a long time. If you're going to Philly, go here. Lord knows I'm going back next time I take a PA day trip.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Canada_Dan
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Tweekers237
3.25/5  rDev -24.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is a food spot that just happens to have a really nice selection. Prices tend to be a little high but it's located in "Northern Liberties" so what do you expect. It's very spacious, never crowded and you can have a beer with your lunch. They usually run monthly specials on certain breweries and this is where you can get the most bang for your buck.

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Photo of Hitchcock
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of metter98
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of dbrauneis
4.12/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of FightinIrish88
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of beerded_drunk
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I was up from Baltimore and was pretty excited to check this place out. Service was so-so, beer is pretty overpriced and with full disclosure, I didn't have any food. Not sure I would qualify this as a "world class" bottle shop.

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Photo of TheNakedStiletto
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

I visit this location 2-3 times a month. I will be brutally honest.
They used to price their beers. This recently stopped (at least the unrefrigerated ones). I have been over-charged multiple times, and the cashier typically says "there is nothing I can do about it, do you want to buy it or not?". Embarrassing customer service.
Though when I walk in, I am typically greeted, and asked if there is anything I am looking for.
They have a great selection, but honestly, I go here to see what bottles and breweries recently hit Philly, then go somewhere else to purchase them, as they are usually 20-40% cheaper elsewhere.
On a brighter note, the sandwiches are top-notch, and highly recommended! Try the El Diable Deluxe!

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Photo of lizpckrng
4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Craft_Imperial
3.62/5  rDev -16.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

A lot of standard beers found at most places with a few rarer beers priced a little high. Didn't try the food.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Awesome selection with high price tag.

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Photo of woodchip
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Excellent selection (Lost Abbey, Russian River, etc.), but if you're not familiar with pricing, it's ridiculous. That said, if you've got to have something that you normally don't get where you live (like me, I'm based out of NC), you gotta go for it.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of kwa357
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of bylerteck
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Philly_Dave
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of bigred89
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of RPH2327
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

I stumbled upon this Foodery as I parked my bike across the street at Standard Tap. It looks so much better and bigger than the original Foodery on 10th and Pine! Cleaner, airier, more beer… the works.

They have a menu of sandwiches and things you can order and eat at a dining area by the beer coolers.

As usual, they have a ton of rare and expensive brews here: Black Albert ($12.95), De la Senne Taras Bulba, Old Stock Brandy ’11 ($28.95), Lost Abbey Agave Maria and Track #8 ($25+), Evil Twin Black Out, Mikkeller Black… plus lots of beers from all the major craft-beer brands, big and small.

They also sell cheese and gourmet food things to go, in case you want to go home and party. When I was there they were having an Ithaca tasting, which included a bunch of good stuff (not only Flower Power) and free sandwiches. Nice people as well.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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The Foodery - Northern Liberties in Philadelphia, PA
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