The Foodery - Northern Liberties

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96
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83 Reviews
The Foodery - Northern LibertiesThe Foodery - Northern Liberties
PLACE INFO

Type: Eatery, Store

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

(215) 238-6077 | map
www.fooderybeer.com

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Added by NeroFiddled on 07-06-2006

PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
118
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
7.39%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
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Reviews: 83 | Ratings: 118
Reviews by mltobin:
Photo of mltobin
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%

Located in the hip and trendy section of Philadelphia known as Northern Liberties is a food and beverage store called "The Foodery". Upon walking into the entrance there is food to right, but if you walk straight, you will see the beer and if you hang to the left, you will see more beer. My brother who has been living in Manayunk for a little over a year, told me about this place. They carry a big selection, which includes : Lost Abbey, Fantome, Anderson Valley, JW Lees, Urthel, Russian River, Moylans, Lakefron and many other great breweries. The big downside is that they charge very high prices. Some of the beers they carry that I can get here in CT or over the border in NY, they charge double what my local stores charge...double ! So if you are flush with cash, then shop here, because they have a very good selection.

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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 tbeckett
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
96 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.
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