P.P. Cobb General Store & Delicatessen

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4.34 w/ 13 ratings

Type: Store

100 Avenue A
Ste 1C
Fort Pierce, Florida, 34950-4426
United States

(772) 465-7010 | map

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Added by cynical1027 on 04-20-2009

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by GallowsThief:
Photo of GallowsThief
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Set near the water this is a very cool looking old “trade” store. Reminds me of many stores from when I was a child. Old feel all the way. The store is small and full of product so be careful walking around. As soon as you enter the beer is in front of you and off to your right. There is a fairly large selection of brews. Plenty of local brews and many offerings from overseas as well. They had some Cigar City, DFH, Shiner, Stone etc. There is certainly something for anyone to choose from and be satisfied. There is not a great deal of cold beer available. There are much more to go and you can mix and match.

I talked with a lady (name I do not recall) and she had a good bit of knowledge concerning the offerings and was very pleasant. She knew her stuff and we talked IPA’s for a few minutes. No complaints here at all.

They have an eclectic mix of candy, sodas and oddities as well. Cool old stuff from years ago. It’s a neat feel to the whole store. I did not try the food but there was quite a few folks enjoying it and they looked more then happy.

All together it’s a good place and Im glad I went back. It had been some time. They have a good selection for that area as I have not found too many places to match. They aren’t as full as some stores in my local area but nothing to sneeze at. Well worth a trip if you are in the area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
3.89/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Old school deli, worthy sandwedges, sixes of cans and bottles crammed everywhere in this tiny place with a lot of "Character"

Decent though not overwhelming selection of quality brews...I didn't see an overflowing of interesting local options...mostly seemed like the usual suspects of easily obtainable, though still worthy local, regional and national craft choices...nice to visit and support non chain stores for a change when in Florida

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Photo of valrxman
3.45/5  rDev -20.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Cool "olde tyme" store with a deli and neat candy section. Easy to build a six pack with a big selection. Cooler had real sugar sodas and root beer.

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Photo of Jobin_24
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of BeerLoverCRM
5/5  rDev +15.2%

This is my favorite place to make a 6 pack! The people here are true beer lovers and it is the best beer experience.

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Photo of VanntheBeerMan
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of groovyzane
5/5  rDev +15.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Wonderfully laid-back historic setting with an amazing beer selection and great food. Mix and match any 6 for 10.95...100s to choose from. My kids like the nostalgic candy selection and retro soda-pops, including birch and root beers. Traditional American music from the 1930s - 1950s is always playing. A wonderful outdoor patio allows you to enjoy a lazy atmosphere across from the river. I need to try more food there but I always get the roasted red pepper soup and veggie humus wrap with mango dressing… it’s so flippin' good! Maybe one day I will wake up in time to drive there for breakfast but I live about 20 miles away. I make the drive a couple times every month. The owners are great and very knowledgeable about beer, food, candy, sodas and the world in general. I'm a Florida native and this is one of my favorite places to relax on a sunny afternoon. Well worth the drive from almost anywhere on Earth.

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Photo of nmbeerfan
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%

I travel the USA and have the opportunity to visit a lot of beer stores. P.P. Cobb is a small store, but full of charm and great beers. The proprietor is very knowledgeable of beers and different brewery's around the US. We had a very nice conversation about brewery's and our favorite brews: porters and stouts - he knows his beers! He has over 500 different beers in his little store along with some unique candies, a few wines, and a small sandwich shop!

We had a great sandwich with a beer from the cooler before we left with a few mix and match six packs of beers of our choice. All and all, I'd recommend this place to get something a little out of the ordinary and some good conversation of our favorite subject: beer!

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Photo of Princess1977
5/5  rDev +15.2%

I've been hearing about this place from a friend who lives in the area. I just recently visited Ft Pierce and made my friend take me. All I can say is WOW! From the moment I stepped through the door I was greeted by not only beer and unusual candy but also a very nice guy from behind the counter. I was asked if I had any questions about beer and I told him the type of beer I liked (white Belgium style) and he walked me around the store pointing out all the types of beer I would like. Half I have never even heard about! He then asked if we were staying for lunch. What?!?! This place serves food too? I ordered a sandwich off the "specials" board, brie with pear panini and a bowl of leek soup. Holy cow, it was the best sandwich I've ever had. As I waited for the food I looked around the store looking at all the super cool items they have for sale and I discovered a gem. BEER SOAP!! Real beer made into real soap. I love beer so much that I often joke about bathing in it, well now I can.

I have read previous reviews for this place on this site and most everybody has nailed it except for one. PP COBB doesn't stock their beer near sunlight nor are they unknowledgable. The staff was friendly and extremely helpful. I overheard the gentleman who works there talking to another customer about IPAs. I learned a thing or two while I walked around and listened to him chat it up with all his customers. I could have spent all day there.

This place is too cool, I only wish it was closer to me. I will be making many trips to visit my old friend and my new "friends" at PP COBB.

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Photo of Meenki
5/5  rDev +15.2%

I'd guess the competition in this city will post a negative review or two just to muddy the water, but reality is reality. This store is the best that there is. When I was shopping yesterday, there was a guy who had driven up from Miami because of the selection. That's over 100 miles! Nobody has so many different beers - 500+ -- WITHOUT any of the Budweiser (etc) crap you'll find elsewhere. This is a general store with lots of other things besides beer (soda pop and candy especially) but beer is the main focus. Yeah, some of the bottles can be found in front of a window, but the windows are tinted and serve no danger to the brew. The staff is knowledgeable and very friendly. Love live PP Cobb General Store!

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Photo of aliAs
1.7/5  rDev -60.8%

well the beer is kept warm, near the window so the sun light will certainly ruin them. not the best selection locally..
while i was in there, the clerk offerd no help,
not sure they even know the difference between lagers and ales.
you can mix a six pack which was a plus, oddly they had New Belgian Fat Tire which is not licensed for sale in the state of Flortda.
it also doubles as a general store, which concidering the size of the place it feels very cramped. if they kept their beer cold and out of the sun it would help, but overall i dont think they have a clue...

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Photo of beiser1903
5/5  rDev +15.2%

My favorite store. After living in Colorado where great beers are brewed on every corner, P.P. Cobb's is the only establishment in the area to fit my needs. I go nearly every week and always find beers I have never tried. The build your own six pack is definately the way to go. Instead of simply having a small shelf or cooler to make your choices from, nearly every beer in the store can be added to your custom six pack. Whether you want a variety pack or just a sampling of six different IPA's, you'll come away happy. The owners are very friendly and love to talk beer. Whatever you are looking for they can point you in the right direction. You can tell it's not just a buisness to them, but a passion. The store itself is quite charming. Rather than being just another sterile liquor store, it has an old time atmosphere. You really feel like you are in a general store from long ago. In addition to the beer you can find unique candies and sodas, wines, and plenty of other crazy items to keep you entertained. And as an added bonus you can pick up a fresh made lunch while your there. So quit wasting your time reading the internet and go get yourself a six pack.

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Photo of cynical1027
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Wow! Before coming on vacation to FL i was a little disappointed because everything I had read on BA was that there was not an appreciation of good beer in this state, and hardly no places to find the good stuff. WELL, let me just say, I could not be happier with this find.

This general store is in a historical building right near the Intercoastal, and as I was walking by I saw a few old dusty beer bottles in the window. I figured "Maybe they have some cool old collectible beer cans in here, let me just check it out..."

I stepped into a world of beer heaven! It's a very small store, stocked floor to ceiling, shelve to shoe case, with great beers! Imports and Craft, including hard to find! New Belgium Fat Tire??? They don't ship east of the Mississippi River! I asked the owner, and he told me he travels to Colorado to be able to pick it up for the store. That's dedication!

Beers from Venezuela, Brazil, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany, France, China, Japan, India, YOU NAME IT!

You'll find the usuals as well - Bells, Avery, Stone, Dogfish Head, and many others, but lot's of limited release beers! (They had 4 different Kona beers when I went)

Create your own 6 pack - 10.75 per 6 pack. Now, considering some of the regular 6 packs are up to 16 bucks depending on the beer, this is a steal! There were a few beers that you are not allowed to use for the create a 6 pack (bigger bottles, or premium beers) but overall, an AWESOME deal.

The owner was very knowledgeable, and explained that he tries not to overstock because he likes to make sure the beer he sells will not go bad. He gets in at least 1 new beer every week, and has at least 400 to choose from.

Also had some nostalgic candies from the 50's and a sandwich shop and bakery. I was a little distracted and didn't pay attention to this, but maybe that's an extra pull for some people?

Whatever the case, get to PP Cobb's!!! You will NOT regret it!

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P.P. Cobb General Store & Delicatessen in Fort Pierce, FL
Place rating: 84.6% out of 100 with 13 ratings
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