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“Grab a beer and stay awhile”
Review of Beer Shoppe

Beer Shoppe
Ranked #44 of 93 Restaurants in Ardmore
Cuisines: American
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Grab a beer and stay awhile”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

For those who enjoy craft beer; talking about it, looking through shelf after shelf of it, and drinking it in the company of others, the onset of bottle shops was a great thing. The Beer Shoppe wonderfully fills the role of local bottle shop. They keep up a great selection, both of beers that are always reliably available and new releases. The employees are always willing to help and do not put on a condescending manner for those unfamiliar with craft beer or just want a plain macro-beer (Coors light, Fosters, etc). At the same time, the employees are not pushy when it is clear you know what you’re doing. Paying per bottle to create a six pack certainly is more expensive then a case, but is a good way to sample, and if you are like me, choosing a beer to enjoy in store is much cheaper than heading to the bar. I’ve had many a good conversation at their bar in the back where they have some tables, snacks (hot dogs, nachos, etc), and rotating taps. Another great bottle shop for the Philadelphia area.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great people”
Reviewed 19 January 2013

And great place. I go three times a week and not only can you find whatever you want you ACTUALLY find people who care to help. I have two service businesses and the people at Bee Shoppe could come work for me ANY day! Great people with a great attitude. Sometimes I come and end up getting called from my wife to get home as I was not supposed to be gone so long.

BTW they fill ALL Grogs from all places. Please see my other review of Tired Hands.

Glad we have a place like this in the neighborhood and BTW best dam hot sausage dogs I every had!

  • Visited December 2012
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Philadelphia, PA
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“An amazing place for Pennsylvania, beer by the bottle at retail prices”
Reviewed 6 November 2012

This "restaurant" and beer distributor is unique for the Commonwealth of PA and its antediluvian beer laws. While many other states allow its citizens to buy beer at supermarkets and other similar places, in PA one must either buy by the case at a "beer distributor" or by the 6 pack paying retail bar prices. The Beer Shoppe has found a way around this law by being licensed as a restaurant and indeed it does serve food in the back, pizza, hot dogs and other similar items. One can also drink beer there, but the major attraction are its rows and rows of beer that one can buy by the bottle or by the six pack just like in other states. The prices seem higher than those in the surrounding states, but cheaper than buying 6 packs at the local bar. The place is clean, the clerks helpful and there appears to be a wide beer selection. I hope it attracts a following.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank RoverPhiladelphia_PA
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