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Green's Discount Beverage Store (Bfrd Hwy)
$$ - reasonable
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2614 Buford Hwy NE
phone: (404) 321-6232
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
As previously noted, this place is hell to get in and out of if traffic is heavy, please take note. They have an amazing bottle selection though. I was blown away. Wide array of local goodies from the South Atlantic, and beers from all over the world. They have a decent amount of beers in the fridge and many sitting on the shelf. Really nice selection.
We got there towards the end of the night and felt kind of rushed to make a selection...I guess they close at 10 or something, which I did not expect. Maybe it's the norm in this area of the country.
12-26-2012 19:44:08 |
More by MarcatGSB
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Trekked over into the madhouse of Atlanta rush hour traffic to stop by this place to look around... Dangerous as hell to get in and out of, for sure... At rush hour, it's like rolling the dice pulling out of this place...
Selection here is vast and varied... A huge wall of Belgians with several brews I'd never even heard of...Lots to choose from but I didn't see any "must haves" if you will...
I did pick up a super fresh sixer of Two Hearted, a couple of Allagash brews, and an Older Viscosity... They had a load of Mikkeller and Nogne brews as well as several selections from Founders, Bells, Great Divide and several others...
An impressive place but I think I liked Tower's a bit better. This place is great, don't get me wrong, but I drove a long way and wound up buying more over at Tower's than I did here..
04-17-2012 23:52:02 |
More by Tilley4
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
Stop number two....didn't look like much from the outside, but was real nice inside, very clean. Staff was very friendly and I saw them helping other customers, though I didn't ask any questions. I saw a shelf FULL of Devil Dancer for the bargain price of 17.99, but I didn't pick any up. Good selection of Founders, Port, Sweetwater, New Belgium, and the usual. Huge selection of Belgians too...I believe they had the entire Mikkeller single hop line, though I didn't pick any up. Got a couple bombers and was on my way. Would definitely stop by again.
08-13-2011 22:35:17 |
More by bigfnjoe
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | $
I love Green's! It's located on buford highway right near sidney marcus, so I can usually make it be on my way home to Sandy Springs from anywhere in midtown/little 5/etc.
They have an amazing selection of craft beer and you really can't beat the prices. If you pay in cash, it's a little cheaper even, so definitely bring plenty of cash. You're gonna end up buying more than you meant to. I consider 5 points bottle shop in Athens to be one of the top places to buy beer in the state, but I've found things at Green's that I've never seen there.
The people who work there aren't very interested in the customers and they don't seem too knowledgeable, so it helps if you kind of know what you're looking for or if you just have a lot of time to browse.
Green's is great. I always leave with something new and exciting.
05-30-2011 18:41:00 |
More by Lillie1128
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I go to Green's on Buford quite often. It's in a convenient location near 400 and I85. Plenty of parking and decently clean on the inside, but certainly nothing special.
I've never really had any problems with quality here. The IPAs are generally stored in the coolers, which is nice. Everything else is quite far from any sunlight.
The service is generally solid, but not particularly knowledgeable. Most times there is a guy there, I assume a manager of some sort, that will help me find what I need if I ask.
The selection is quite amazing. There is a great Belgian selection along with other imports (HUGE Mikkeller selection). The craft selection is equally as impressive. This place probably has the best selection on any given day in the city of Atlanta (sorry, Hop City - you're the "go to" for so many people your stock runs dry pretty quickly for the more sought after beers).
If you know what you want, this place is great. You won't find great service here, but it's certainly better than the Ponce store.
05-23-2011 19:42:45 |
More by coreyfmcdonald
quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | $$$
First place we hit in Atlanta on this last trip there. We thought it was a nice store, had clean restrooms, which one needs after driving in the Atlanta traffic. LOL, anyway Nice beer selection, great Belgian beer selection, more beer than we had funds for. No service but then I did not need any, and was glad to be able to spend 30 minutes looking without some one bugging me to be honest.
My only bitch is checking out. it seems they do not read bar codes, but have to enter in the brewers name, and this poor lady took 10 minutes to check us out, I was not too happy with how long it took and I was the only one checking OUT??? anyway I would still go back. price higher than Total wine but then again TW never had this Belgian selection ever. At least not in store in the SE I been too.
07-28-2010 15:18:55 |
More by azorie
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is a great store in terms of selection on the beer side. They have probably the best bomber selection I have seen in Atlanta. They have a decent amount of cooler space so you can get something cold. As I stated above you can't go wrong here if you are looking for something only sold in bomber bottles. In terms of service not much can be said. I don't think I have ever had anyone ask me if I needed help before. I usually have a good laugh with the check out people which gives them a plus on the service side I guess. The prices are definitely reasonable. Nothing seems to be overpriced compared to other places I have been to in Atlanta.
11-24-2009 03:02:02 |
More by ugaterrapin
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Pretty much the same beer selection as the Green's on Ponce, but this is overall a smaller, cleaner, less crowded store. They don't have the walk-in Belgian room, but the shelf on the back wall has plenty of Belgians. Lots of singles, but some stuff is unfortunately only available in 6 packs. Very dangerous parking lot exit onto Buford Highway.
Overall it's tied with the other Green's for being the second best bottle shop in town. Head over to Hop City in Midtown West if you've only got the time/money for one stop.
11-11-2009 01:54:54 |
More by shivtim
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Alright, so I decided it was time for me to re-review this place.
First, my "gripes":
There's not always a staff member readily available to help you in the craft beer section. You generally have to go to the wine section or the front of the store and have them call for somebody. Once someone does arrive to help you, though, they're always extremely friendly and glad to help. Also, the only "singles" section they have is a small shelving unit next to the warehouse door -- the singles selection is limited, and I've found that it's mostly just a place where they stash out-of-date beer.
Now, enough with the gripes -- on to the good stuff.
Massive selection of beer. If it's available in Georgia, Greens will have it. Also, once other stores have sold out of certain limited beers, Greens will usually still have some. For instance, Greens still had a good line-up of 6-8 Cantillon brands long after pretty much every store was entirely sold out.
Also, the "beer guys" are very helpful. I believe the actual beer guy is Adam (haven't met him), but I generally deal with Scott (who I believe is actually the manager). Scott's a top notch dude.
Another thing I love about Greens is that they're very willing to hold a beer for you. If you call ahead and request they hold a bottle or two for you, they'll do so. If they tell you no, then it's only because it's already spoken for -- just make sure you call sooner next time!
Over the last year, Greens has slowly transitioned into my primary beer spot. It's not as "craft beer boutique" as Hop City or Ale Yeah, but their selection is second to none. They don't sell brewing supplies, and if you're looking to get immersed in the whole craft beer scene, then Greens isn't necessarily the spot. But as far as pure selection and price goes, you can't go wrong with Greens.
10-02-2009 18:01:07 |
More by Mavajo
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Finally stopped at the Buford location on the way back from Asheville. I have just never stopped in here for some reason and figured it was about time. One thing to bitch about right away is the entrance into the parking from the highway. Steep as hell and can't see anything when trying to pull out at night. Cars come up on you quick so be careful when pulling out.
Now that I got that rant out of the way, I really have no others. A very nice store on the inside and kept pretty damned clean. Beer selection is off to the left and seems like they have a good amount more beer than the Ponce location. It may just be because there is a hell of a lot more room here than at the Ponce location, but it just seems like more.
Couldn't really find anyone to help me track down some beers but I rolled in late and the beer guys may have already left. I have called the store in the past and I know they are pretty helpful at least in that arena.
Lots of great beers that you expect to find at Green's, plenty of locals, imports, Belgians, craft, etc. Green's really does do a great job with the selection. Will probably be going to this location more often now that I finally made it out here.
09-09-2009 23:42:54 |
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Green's Discount Beverage Store (Bfrd Hwy) in Atlanta, GA