Many times South Jersey residents cross the bridge into Philly for some night time fun. While you may already have a favorite hang out in Center City or Penn's Landing, next time you head into the city make sure to check out East Passyunk's hidden gem, The Bottle Shop. The Bottle Shop is located on East Passyunk Avenue next to many charming restaurants.
What makes The Bottle Shop unique? There is no bartender. Yup, that's right, a bar without a bartender. The place has a casual atmosphere which allows you to walk up to several cold window cases and choose your own beverage. When you are done selecting your beverages, simply walk up to the cashier and pay. There are tables where you can seat yourself and relax. If you want more drinks as the night goes on, no problem. You can pay as you go and simply repeat the first step.
Just because the place is cozy doesn't mean that it lacks in selection. The Bottle Shop carries beverages from around the world. Take your pick from International beers from various nations, local beers brewed in Philly/New Jersey and a variety of beers from around the country. The venue also has a large selection of ciders as well as gluten free beverages. If you fall in love with a specific beer, many varieties are available to take home in six or twelve packs.
The Bottle Shop is the kind of place that makes you feel at home. There is no pounding electronic music and the staff never makes you feel rushed. If anything, The Bottle Shop encourages customers to stay as long as they like. There are several complimentary board games that you and your friends can take out and play. The venue also has quizzo nights for trivia lovers. If you get hungry take a pick from some simple, but delicious snacks such as popcorn, sandwiches, pretzels and nuts.
If you fall in love with The Bottle Shop be sure to purchase a logo drinking glass or t-shirt before you leave. Likely you won't miss the The Bottle Shop too much, most people who give it a try always go back for second visit. Cheers!