Beer Heaven

BA SCORE
91
outstanding

46 Ratings
Beer HeavenBeer Heaven
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

1100 S Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19147-5513
United States

(215) 271-5248 | map

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Added by hhkal17 on 10-07-2010

PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
23
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
6.8%
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Photo of SiepJones
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Great selection. Lots of coolers and tons of bomber bottles. Plenty of new options every week.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.52/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I think there is a difference between pricey and "highway robbery". I had been to this store once before, and my second visit was earlier today. I live and hour north in the Lehigh Valley, and totally understand that Philly prices are higher. 2 examples...
Pizza Boy Black Sour. $33 at Pizza Boy. $40 in the Lehigh Valley. Beer Heaven...$56!
Cascade Sours. I think $22 back in the PNW. $24-$26 in the Lehigh Valley. $32-$35 in Philly. $41 each here.
I had a new Green Flash IPA and an Almanac IPA bomber in my hand, and at $11 each, were tolerable. But I honestly can't see spending my money at a place that gouges to such an obscene level. I walked out empty-handed, and will never return again.
I was honest in my ratings up above, but rated the pricing under the "Quality" tab. The store is neat and clean, very well organized and clearly priced. I was asked if I needed any help. And there are a ton of pretty awesome beers on the shelves. But I guess when the not-so-sought-after beers that are reasonably priced actually sell, you are left with a store full of a year or two worth of pretty solid beers priced double what they should be.

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Photo of FightinIrish88
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of captainkrad
4.64/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Great little bottle shop! I found some rarities here! The guy behind the counter was super friendly and more than willing to help me out in my search. Beer Heaven is a treasure trove of good finds! My only complaint is that they were a little pricey...

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Photo of HookemHoos
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of stevoj
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Great selection, but a little pricey. If you’re looking for that special or hard to find beer, this is a good place. Lots of Belgians and seasonals in stock.

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Photo of Craft_Imperial
3.04/5  rDev -26.2%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

Overpriced. I walked out empty handed surprisingly.

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Photo of cwinther
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of REY_CORTEZ
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Found this spot when I ventured out to Philly from NYC one weekend. Small place with a huge and well varied selection. Got a nice mix a 6 pack that I brought back to my hotel room. Would def return here when in the area again to see what goodies can be found.

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Photo of beernut
4.16/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Rifugium
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Great selection of beer here, especially if you're willing to empty your wallet. Yes, a lot of the prices here are basically criminal; I'd say at least a 10% markup on already high city shop prices. It's the location, I suppose. But I still find myself stopping in every once in a while just to see what's available. The staff seems nice enough, and for the most part, pretty knowledgeable in the beer scene, though I've had a few less experienced people behind the counter.

Worth checking out? Sure. I'd recommend shopping around a bit first before you drop any cash here, though if you don't mind the "convenience charges," there sure is a lot here that is hard to find elsewhere.

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Lorianneb
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of soulcougher
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Cheetos
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Parking is a big plus considering most craft stores around Philly do not have parking. I received great service from the lady running the store and she was very knowledgeable of their inventory. They have a decent selection but a bit on the pricey side. Despite the price, I'll be back because of parking and weekly rotation of new beers.

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Photo of baconfromwalmart
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Tconroy
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of cheah
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Treyliff
3.28/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5

A- Store is very clean and well organized with two walls of coolers and several shelves of bombers. It's pretty small, but easy to navigate

Q- Store looks professional and carries lots of quality beers

S- NON EXISTANT. There was only one girl working, she never acknowledged that we were in the store, just played on her cell phone. The only time she talked to us, was when my seven month pregnant wife asked to use the restroom, to which her reply was 'sorry it's only for employees.'

S- selection was pretty solid, I walked away with a few beers that I didn't find elsewhere in Philly including Sucaba and 50/50 Eclipse beers.

V- this is the most expensive beer store that I've ever been to. $18 for a 6 pack of Jai Alai!? I broke down and bought a $36 bottle of Eclipse and a $23 bottle of Sucaba but that was all I could do.

I walked about with two great beers, that's the only good thing about my experience

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Photo of seanchai
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ejmvet
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of CSpoons
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of JKV96
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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Beer Heaven in Philadelphia, PA
4.12 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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