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Friendly Greek Bottle Shop

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Type: Eatery, Beer-to-go

549 New Holland Ave
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 17602-2103
United States

(717) 393-6669 | map

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Added by tone77 on 03-21-2010

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Of all the shops I visited in Lancaster, PA the Friendly Greek Bottle Shop had the best selection. I'm not sure about prices because I didn't spend too much time comparison shopping but they didn't seem bad to me. There are two sides, so be aware and don't miss the stuff on the dining room side (that's where the better stuff in warm single bottles is). They also offer food but I didn't partake. As it stands, in my mind it's pretty much the only place to grab singles and six-packs.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Stout_Combo
4.78/5  rDev +21.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Huge selection, bar style food and a knowledgeable staff. Hidden gem

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Photo of Edwin3781
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 1.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of Brushkanna
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

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3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of PaBrewSki
4.65/5  rDev +18%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I visit the friendly Greek a few times a week. They have some of the best pricing in town with one of the best selections in town. They cater to a broad audience with the craft beer (left side) and macro beer (right side) divided by one of the biggest coolers around. As others have noted, they have a great deal on mix-a-six. Each side of the shop has plenty of seating and their food is worth sitting down for. They aren't many limited released hitting Lancaster that don't show up at the Friendly Greek and these releases are always handled well. They clearly post release info as well as new arrivals to Facebook and often include the price tag in the shot which comes in handy. Easily one of the best bottle shops around!

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Photo of 6s_N_7s
4.51/5  rDev +14.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of JNForsyth
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Love this place, great selection, prices, and decent food to boot.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jbaker67
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

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3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Sipchue
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

We're in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, folks. There's a limited number of bottle shops in the area. When you buy a six pack, one store offers 10% off, another 15% off. I've spent $15 to $30 for a six-pack here in Lancaster, but at $14, the Friendly Greek is indeed a value (for around here).

One entire room was BMC, coolers and the like so if you visit, go around the corner and you'll find the good stuff. They have two cooler doors of singles (12 to 16oz bottles and cans) marked $3.50 each and from those you may mix and match a six pack for $14.00, and maybe 8-10 cooler doors of tempting four and six-packs that are reasonably priced for our area. Then you'll find approx. 16 ft of bombers and 750ml warm singles as well. My six-pack consisted of brews that we've rated in the 90 and up range, so there's some quality in there. I also bought a 750 of Duval for about $5 less than the store across the street from my house.

Atmosphere - I wasn't here for the atmosphere, so I rated it average - tables and chairs.
Quality - Based on the variety of quality offerings.
Service - Very little was asked of the staff - he rung me out.
Selection - Same as Quality.
Food - I've had their Greek salad twice and it is delicious.
Value - Again, here in PA, the choices are limited and your pockets have to be deep, so the Greek is indeed a good value for those of us not wanting to consider our vehicle's mpg rating when going for beer.

In conclusion, I'd like to recommend The Friendly Greek for your craft beer consideration.

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Photo of JunkYardJake
3.14/5  rDev -20.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

This was my first time visiting this place. The layout is a bit unusual. Basically, there are two rooms with a couple of tables and two walls of coolers in each room. I didn't get any food but it appears to be mostly light fare like subs, pasta and salads. The cooler space is impressive for the building size but shelves are only about half full. Of the 4 walls of coolers, one is craft beer, while the macros fill the other 3. It looks like a bus full of beer geeks raided the craft coolers earlier in the day but my guess is poor inventory management. There are some local favorites and couple of other solid brews to be found (Two Hearted, Hop Rod Rye, Kalamazoo Stout, Big A) and all of the usual suspects (Stone, Rogue, SA, SN) but there is alot of empty space, especially the DFH section which is entirely empty. This place could be great with it's vast cooler space and might already offer a great selection if you stop in on the right day but my experience was not a great one. Although I cannot fully recommend this place, Lancaster is currently lacking a top notch take out spot so it is still worth checking out.

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Friendly Greek Bottle Shop in Lancaster, PA
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