Free Bridge Wine & Spirits

Free Bridge Wine & SpiritsFree Bridge Wine & Spirits
BA SCORE
93.5%
Liked This Place
4.4 w/ 31 ratings
Free Bridge Wine & SpiritsFree Bridge Wine & Spirits
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Beer-to-go

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

(908) 387-1380 | map

Notes:
Formerly known as The Wardell.

Added by tkobble on 04-05-2011

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
31
Liked:
29
Avg:
4.4/5
pDev:
15.68%
 
 
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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by danedelman:
Photo of danedelman
4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Just got back with a $5 growler of Mikkeller Ris a la M'ale!! Not only did I get to sample some of the others but was able to geek out beer talk, Spoke to Trish the owner for awhile. Great service. Also picked up a bottle of Panil and Northern Hemisphere Hop Harvest. Prices lower than that of Abe's in Bethlehem where I also go.

Will definately go back many many times. Love the growler/on tap selection. May be a good hangout for a pint before going home.

Also I feel that this place may be overlooked for some of the awesome Gem's that land with Hunderton Distribution.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.97/5  rDev -9.8%
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 +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of hozersr
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jas3
4.85/5  rDev +10.2%
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 -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kwak
4.76/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of tmbgnicu
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
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 -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
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 +8%

Photo of Hophead99ibu
1.36/5  rDev -69.1%

Photo of JimmyAloysius
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of sulldaddy
4.79/5  rDev +8.9%

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 +13.6%

Photo of Shamisan
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of natestahlnecker
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of tomgoehring
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of JArmour15
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of eagles22
4.75/5  rDev +8%

Photo of smitty23
4.88/5  rDev +10.9%
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 -3.4%

Photo of themind
5/5  rDev +13.6%
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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Photo of TTripp725
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

We were recommend this place from a bar maid and staff at Two River's Brewery because we were looking for a certain beer. The owner was awesome. We asked her about the beer we were looking for, she didn't carry it but immediately she went on-line and emailed the brewery in an attempt to carry the beer that we were looking for. She was was awesome in attempting to help my wife try and find another beer that she might like. Tricia is very friendly and is very knowledgeable about the beer that she has on tap and in stock.

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Photo of jd18
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Nice selection of bottles and stuff on tap. Prices seemed inline. Parking was a little tough even midday when I stopped in. Inside was a bit dark and I'm not sure the method for organizing the beer on the shelves/cooler. I was offered help as soon as I made 1 tour through the selection which was cool, seemed like they knew I was hunting for something specific, and were ready to help me find it. Selection was clearly marked and priced clearly. Online inventory seemed up to date.

Staff seemed friendly and knowledgeable. Even on my first visit they seemed ready to chat taking interest in my selections.

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Free Bridge Wine & Spirits in Phillipsburg, NJ
Place rating: 93.5% out of 100 with 31 ratings
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