Quick 6 Beer & Sub City

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11 Ratings

Type: Eatery, Beer-to-go

1200 Mount Rose Ave
York, Pennsylvania, 17403-2904
United States

(717) 852-8646 | map

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Added by Phatz on 12-13-2006

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Ratings: 11 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of marct13
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of JNForsyth
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Small and disorganized, bottles are everywhere but there is some decent stuff here if you dig for it. Pricing can be all over the place and is not marked. It's close to my office so when I'm bored at lunch I'll go rummage through the shelves, not a must visit though.

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Photo of Carlbeer
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of dfhhead25
2.74/5  rDev -24.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5

Typical dive hangout here. Mostly locals and people looking to pick up cheap brew. However they do have a nice selection of large format bottles. Selection varies on time of year as well. Prices are certainly on the steep side. The layout of the shop is bizarre with bottles scattered all over the place at random. The owner, a very eccentric woman, has a tendency to hold on to bottles and then randomly hide them on the shelf. She literally watches as patrons attempt to find rarer beers by digging through the shelves. She also plays favorites and only sells certain beers, ie KBS, to specific customers. Certainly not the best option in the area.

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Photo of bvdubn
4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5

This is by far the most impressive bottle selection that I have found in York, PA. They have a lot of the standards that everyone else has but they also have a lot of beer I don't see anywhere else in central PA. They have more cooler space than other establishments but I found that most of the good stuff was on a shelf in the back of the store. Some of the beers are sitting on displays right in front of the window which was a little disappointing but overall the place was clean, a comfortable temperature and the staff was helpful. My only complaint is the prices are outrageous. I am used to high prices because it seems like every store is overpriced but they take it to a new extreme. I was interested in Dogfish Head - Noble Rot and Alesmith - Old Numbskull but ended up leaving with nothing. Some of the bottles have prices listed but neither of two I was interested in had pricing so when I asked the woman at the register she looked them up and told me $18.99 each. I was in shock... that takes some balls to charge $18.99 for each and every Dogfish Head bomber they sell. Also, 120 minute was available but I believe it was $13 which is also overpriced. Don’t get me wrong I have overpaid for some good beer in my life but I will never buy from them. Maybe if we all stop going here they will realize they need to bring their prices back to reality. I don't get why these establishments feel the need to gouge us with their prices (maybe because people continue to pay). I always walk into a store expecting to pay more because I am only buying singles but these prices are ludicrous.

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Photo of BMart
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Feel of the place is nothing special. A converted convenience store with a few tables for patrons to eat. A bit old and run down, but I'm here for the beer so who cares.

This place definitely lacks organization, mainly due to lack of space. Prices are in line with what you see in the area and PA (which means they're usually higher than other states), but bottles being marked with prices is 50/50 at best. Most items you need to carry up to the register and ask what the price is. Check the dates on those IPA's or other styles where freshness is a concern. Some things tend to lack rotation and may sit a little to long on shelves and even coolers here. They don't have a discounted mix-a-6 option anymore as it was mentioned in a previous reviews.

I've only asked for help a few times here. While beer knowledge is lacking, they have always been helpful to at least look for a particular beer in question. If Lisa is available, she is the person to ask for help about finding something.

The selection is probably the largest for the area. Plenty of options: Troegs, Victory, Dogfish, Brooklyn, Southern Tier, Ommegang, Rogue, 21st Ammendment, Stone, Bell's, Lost Abbey, Founder's, more.

Ordered an American hoagie that was on par with most sub joints in the area.

Overall...if you want something unique in York county, this would be the most likely place to find it.

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Photo of mahargcornsilk
3/5  rDev -17.6%

This place is pretty ridiculous for anyone if you want to buy any kind of microbrew, although it does have an ok selection for the area. It was about $15 for a 6 of Prima Pils and over $20 for Stone IPA. I'm used to paying about $9 and $11 for each respectively so this seems absurd to me.

There are also a few brews on tap and some in a "discount" bin near the register.

Unless you want malt liquor or Schlitz expect to overpay at this place. It's just too bad that the closest place to get a reasonable price on good beer is down past the Maryland line.

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Photo of tone77
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

While on a recent trip to York I decided to check out a couple of places listed on beer advocate. Quick 6 was a clean establishment with a helpful and friendly staff. There was a good variety of micro's as well as a small selection of imports and Belgium's. All beers were available as singles, although prices for singles were a tad pricey even by PA standards. I was pleased to purchase Argentina's Quilmes beer here. I would not make a special trip here, but if in York I think it is a step above Thirstys.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Quick 6 is just a stone throw from Penn State York where my girlfriend attends classes. I stopped by a few years ago w/ a good friend and thought I would return tonite. It is situated more toward the east side of York city on Mt. Rose avenue. I used to work about a 1/2 mile from there w/ BA carlos. The place smells like a good sub shop should -spicy they have coolers w/ deli items as you walk in.They have soft drinks and 40oz.ers on the left and six packs all the way on the left wall. There is a nice sized seating area w/ a tv. They have a long cooler behind that that houses six packs - macros, micros, imports and single bottles.

The Lady working helped me out with some price questions and everyone there was very friendly. I ended up getting a mixed six and two English pint bottles which was cheaper than just the six bottles. They have a pretty wide selection of Pa micros and Northeast micros w/ an pretty decent selection of Imports, probably the best you may find in York. The quality of Products was good -you could tell the seasonals get rotated well, since they had Fests out and only a few summer sixers left in the coolers. I recommend Mt Rose Quick 6. It may not be the best location, but it is close to 83 off the Mt. Rose exit, so you can get on and off quickly. It is probably in the top 3 selection wise in York.

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Photo of guinnessfan
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%

I came here after a basketball tourney in York, thanks of course to beerfly. Typical sub type shop, very similar to Subs and Six Packs in Lancaster. Smokey, grimey place, not very inviting to eat. All I wanted was some beer to go. I was impressed that you could get warm sixers or cold beer out of the cooler. Nice local selection as well as some other oddballs. I never saw a large jug of Missippi Mud before.
A lot of beer did not have prices, so everyone needed to be scanned to find out. Service is pretty non-existant, unless you go out of your way.
Overall, like stated before, not a place to "seek out" but great if your in the area.

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Photo of tgbljb
4.15/5  rDev +14%

I stopped at this store on my recent journey to York for a case of the difficult-to-find Stegmaier Holiday Ale. I was more impressed with this location than the other Quick 6. I thought the stock of beers was larger, especially Pennsylvania microbrews. My wife and I ate there and the food was very good. It was a place for the locals to gather on Sunday afternoon to watch the NFL, and everyone was friendly. I bought a mixed six-pack to go and they chraged me the price as if I had bought a six pack all of the same beer, rather than the single price for each. Again, not an establishment to go out of your way for, but I was able to pick up a couple of new beers to try. Everything was very clean and the stock was fresh.

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Quick 6 Beer & Sub City in York, PA
Place rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 11 ratings