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The Beer Store

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The Beer StoreThe Beer Store
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The Beer StoreThe Beer Store

Type: Eatery, Beer-to-go

488 2nd Street Pike
Southampton, Pennsylvania, 18966-3821
United States

(215) 355-7373 | map

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Added by zoso1967 on 09-21-2010

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Photo of jrfehon33
4.01/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of ctylinebeer
5/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The Beer Store is not just any beer store; it is an honest to God bottle shop, which is hard to do in Pennsylvania. Beer selection has picked up since beer can be sold in grocery stores, but this place blew me away with the selection they have. Literally anything a beer geek would want you can find there. They also have the biggest growler selection I have ever seen in the area. Definitely worth checking out if you live in the Bucks/Mont area.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.34/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
4.46/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Nice place, a lot crammed into a somewhat small shop, but floor to ceiling selection, Mostly Eastern and regional brews and some European, lots of Belgian. Overall, a must -go if you’re in the area.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.43/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of thebeers
4.41/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great bottle selection, well organized, with new brews all the time. Growler filling in the back. Friendly, knowledgable staff. Fair enough prices for PA, and occasional specials that are amazing values. Only criticism is that the two aisles are so narrow that it makes it hard to browse during peak times -- you're always in somebody's way or vice versa. Still, this is an awesome shop.

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Photo of poorbuthappy
4.94/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best beer retailer I've ever been to. Darren, the owner, was very friendly and gave me samples of a couple beers that I've never tried. Well worth the hour drive from jersey to get bell's, deschutes, etc.

Had the widest selection I've ever seen. They also have a bunch on tap for growler fills and pints to drink in their bar area. They'll also let you crack open any of their mix-a-six beers in the bar area for $5. Everything I picked up was fresh and there were a bunch of rarer beers sitting on the shelf. Seems that they get most of the widely distributed "whales" that come out once a year so I'll definitely be checking in from time to time.

The aisles are quite narrow, but it's obvious this is due to the sheer amount of beer that is inside the relatively small store.

If you're from jersey you owe it to yourself to take the trip out here to see what they have.

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Photo of epyon396
4.24/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

Photo of john100
4.61/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

Awesome store and knowledgable sales people

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Photo of rjp217
4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Fat_Maul
4.5/5  rDev -2%

I don't think there's a better store around in the Philly area. 24 taps, 3000 bottles, knowledgeable staff and fair prices. What more could you ask for?

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of timotao
4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of K-Creedon
5/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Sarge3130
4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of kingston2
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of dank203
4.22/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

selection's great here. worth the hour or so trip from jersey maybe every few weeks. prices are a little higher than what I'm used to for most things. there's so much beer and a FEW aren't fresh I admit but I don't expect perfection, just appreciate the stuff I can get here that I can't in jersey

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Photo of QuinnKremp
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of Valentno7
4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of sajaffe1
4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

This is a pretty nice little shop. It is fairly small, but they manage to cram an impressive selection of beer. The service is quick and friendly. They also have taps for growler fills in the back, which I plan to try sometime. It is one of the few places in the area with single bottles or cans thanks to their clever strategy to get around Pennsylvania's damned container laws. As for prices, this place ain't cheap, but it is perfect for finding that special brew.

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Photo of tsfinn23
4.87/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

My go to place for quality beer. The store is relatively small but they pack in a lot of beer, and high quality beer at that. I often enjoy going in and browsing the amazing selection. They do a very good job of updating their Facebook page so you know what is coming and then setting a time and release date for the more limited release beers; this allows everyone a reasonable chance to nab some of the more rare beers. I've found the prices to be fair, especially given the large selection available.

I would definitely recommend this place, especially for more limited release product.

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4.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Slatetank
4.4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

I went here with my brother to see what they had to offer. The place is basically a long aisle with shelves in the middle of bottles and six packs with a wall rack with bombers and long cooler with mostly the same items on the shelves and a mix-a-six area in the rear where they have beer on tap. The entrance had a large display and an area with reduced merchandise/seasonal items and gift packs near the register. They have many things which I can't get locally like many Evil Twin bombers and individually priced 12 oz bottles and a wide variety of Belgian beers including trappist items from St Bernardus.

The service was attentive and friendly and I ended up getting three things - an Iron Maiden Trooper Ale, Evil Twin Justin Blaeber and Goose Island Halia which was expensive but hard to find I suppose. I would return if in the area, but it was a little out of the way for me. I like how the Store is organized and they have some things discounted like pumpkin beers to move at the end of the season which makes sense. I will probably return if I have the chance it is a very clean place and the owner was there joking which shows they appreciate the customer, at least to me anyway.

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Photo of jeffreyjpa
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Photo of sammyt728
5/5  rDev +8.9%

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