Best of Philly

Best Beer Store

2015 BEST Beer Store

Hawthornes Cafe

The fire that ravaged Hawthornes last year didn’t keep ’em down long: The cafe and beer shop are both back and better than ever. If those coolers full of the newest releases and old classics aren’t enough, thanks to owner Chris Fetfatzes’s petitioning of the PLCB, you can order online and have your beer delivered right to your front door.

738 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-627-3012 | Website

2013 BEST Beer Shop

Corner Foodery

1710 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA

A giant bottle selection and they don’t go to sleep on the charcuterie, cheese and sandwiches either. Grab a pint from one of the six rotating taps, then peruse the wall of coolers to fill up a six pack to-go. Read more »

2013 BEST Beer Shop That's Also a Bar

Bottle Bar East

1308 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Browse the coolers, pick a bottle, have the bartender open it, and sit back and enjoy your brew with the giant projection HDTV. Order the Troegs Perpetual IPA, a major fan favorite. Read more »

2012 BEST Beer Store

Bottle Shop at Local 44

4333 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA

The expertly curated bottle list includes everything from the newest local seasonals in the wall-length coolers to $60 Belgian rarities upstairs on the “balcony.” Plus you can drink a cask ale as you browse. Read more »

2011 BEST Beer To-Go

Pinocchio’s Beer Garden To Go

131 East Baltimore Pike, Media, PA

More than 800 beers by the bottle plus 23 drafts by the growler make this Media shop a great place to stock up. And the reasonable prices and to-go pizzas next door make it worth a trip from downtown and beyond. Read more »

2010 BEST Beer Jackpot


224 West Germantown Pike, Norristown, PA

This pantry-size bottle shop is tucked behind Capone’s Restaurant, with its own separate entrance. It’s dark. It’s damp. It’s lined floor-to-ceiling with dusty bottles of international craft beers. And it’s the place to get your beer geek on, with rare one-offs from Russian River and barrel-aged picks from Founders. Did we mention it’s open 365… Read more »