Free Bridge Wine & Spirits

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Free Bridge Wine & SpiritsFree Bridge Wine & Spirits
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Free Bridge Wine & SpiritsFree Bridge Wine & Spirits

Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

9 Union Sq
Phillipsburg, New Jersey, 08865-2329
United States

(908) 387-1380 | map

Formerly known as The Wardell.

Added by tkobble on 04-05-2011

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Reviews by NoLeafClover44:
Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.14/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I found this place online while doing a search for Firestone Double Jack. I was impressed they had it because I had come up empty at several places in PA and needed it for a trade. It is located right over the free bridge in union square. I wasn't sure what to expect as I opened the door, covered by an old school awning and entered into a dimly lit hallway. I was greeted by a huge, friendly Burmese mountain dog, and a maze of beer filled the room. I was told they were in the process of reorganizing but beer all over the place didn't bother me one bit. The owner was very friendly and helpful and assured me she would order anything she could that I didn't see. They had a good selection of local beers as well as some of the harder to find craft brands. Firestone walker, weyerbacher, ithaca, green flash, etc. There was nothing extremely rare but it was an impressive selection and very reasonably priced. There is also a bar with several taps of craft beer available in pints or by the growler. They do special tastings thursdays and usually have a brewery reps or even the brewmaster on hand. They also have a good liquor and wine selection, so it is a convenient one-stop shop that the PA laws would never allow. Whenever I need to go to easton I am sure to stop in at Freebridge to see what new bottles they have and grab a pint.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This gem sits across the river from Easton, PA and has a bar area and bottle shop mashed into the same space. Nothing fancy, off street parking is available, and a really impressive selection of tap beers and bottles to go. A hidden gem if you're looking for top shelf craft tap selections by people who know their craft beer.

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Photo of ThinBlueLine
4.86/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Half priced pints on Mondays! My regular day off from work. $2 for craft beers. Tricia seems to be an amazing barkeep. Can't wait to go back. Amazing selection as well.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.97/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A small store+bar in Phillipsburg across the river from Easton. You'd think it is a liquor store but it comes with a bar too... over a dozen taps with some goodies when I visited like Dogfish 120 and World Wide stout, Game of Thrones beers and vintage Mad Elf.

The bottle shop is nothing to write home about, but because they do not move their stock they have vintages of Double Bastard, Bitches Brew and others.

Service is relatively friendly and the atmosphere is small-town dive. Worth a visit.

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of hozersr
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jas3
4.85/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Outstanding craft beer only bar with 31 taps and decent bottle shop. Small place with good selection and fun crowd. Every Thursday is $5 Growler fill night. Tricia, the owner and all staff are very knowledgeable on craft beer and extremely helpful and easy to talk with. If you are looking for something specific which they don't currently have Tricia will effort to acquire from her distributors if at all possible.

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Photo of st9647v3
4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kwak
4.76/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of tmbgnicu
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Very solid shop. Hit them up periodically for Carton stuff(closest place for me to get them). They have a fantastic selection of very reasonably priced draft beer and a solid selection of bottles/cans. Pricing is good, inline with other stores in the area though often a little off the wall for limited stuff($4 a bottle for brown shugga and $4 for founders harvest). Overall, very highly recommended for a stop especially for "local"
stuff like carton, neshaminy creek and weyerbacher.

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Photo of orangesol
4.07/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.06/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

I have a love/hate relationship with this place. I love the beers they get on tap, I love a lot of the beers they get in the coolers to take home. I like that you can also buy liquor there to if you want too. The things I hate are that the place isn't air conditioned so in the summer it's pretty hot in there and if you're just grabbing stuff to go it's maybe not so bad but usually I like to sit down and have some beers on tap as well. The other thing I hate is that the entrances to the building are basically just screen doors. So the flies can get pretty intense during the summer which is kind of annoying. I can't say it keeps me from going there but it does bother me.

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Photo of CreightonSM
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Hophead99ibu
1.36/5  rDev -69.2%

Photo of JimmyAloysius
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of sulldaddy
4.79/5  rDev +8.4%

I visited this store on the way from CT to PA. Only a 10 minute diversion off of I-78.
Ample parking just behind the store after you cross the bridge between PA and NJ.
Walking in the front door there is a wall of coolers to the left and several shelves of bottles on the right. Wine and liquor a on the far right wall. There are several table and chair setups as this is also a bar. I am there early 11 AM and it is empty minus one staffer who immediately asks if I am looking for anything and is very helpful with pointing out some of the local wares when I ask about them.
She knew her beers and was pretty good about offering suggestions per my favorite style too.
I walked up to the bar, which was short and had maybe 10 stools.
About 20 drafts, all craft and a good mix of styles. I asked for a sample of an Allagash Fluxus 2013 which has been aged by the owner. Beer was pretty cold and the sample was basically in a medicine cup, but tasty and cool beer to have on tap. Good friendly service with a great selection and easy to find.
I think the selection is a 5.0
Service was also a 5.0
I didnt see any issues with the quality of the products sold and have enjoyed several bottles.
this is a must stop if in the area and I will probably hit it up again in the colder months to gather up some smattering of stouts and other big beers.

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Photo of Afroman
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Shamisan
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of natestahlnecker
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of tomgoehring
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of JArmour15
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of eagles22
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of smitty23
4.88/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

so many great beers, great service, beautiful women, and handsome men, all on the Delaware River. Trish is the BEST barkeep on the East coast.

What makes this establishment intriguing is that Trish will only sell certain beers to certain individuals.

What makes this establishment unique are three Bernese (sp?) Mountain dogs, Bubbles, Piper and Baby that are beautiful and wonderful creatures. She is also selling fabulous dog food and dog treats now, not to mention spirits and wine.

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Photo of NonicPanic
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of themind
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Amazing place, with a very knowledgeable staff. This hidden gem gets some of the states rarest beers. With a wide variety of Kane and Carton beers routinely on tap, this place is a must stop if even for just a moment. $5 growler night will have any beer aficionado drooling, so grab a stool and enjoy!

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Free Bridge Wine & Spirits in Phillipsburg, NJ
Place rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 33 ratings
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