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Green's Discount Beverage Store (Bfrd Hwy)
$$ - reasonable
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2614 Buford Hwy NE
phone: (404) 321-6232
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quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This package store has an exceptional selection of beers. In fact, it is the first place outside of North Carolina that I have seen Duck-Rabbit. They have a formidable variety of single-bottle beers, and lots of different six-packs. They devote more space to imports and craft brews than to megabrews.
The sales people are very helpful. When my cashier was having a problem, a manager was quick to come rectify it. They packaged my purchase quickly, and were very friendly but not overly familiar. Just about the only drawback of this store is its location - right around a curve on Buford Highway, and with one rather steep entrance, so getting in and out can be a pain in the patooty. However, if you love good beer, it is worth the trouble.
02-16-2008 22:55:53 |
More by Cyberkedi
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $
The best beer store in Atlanta, period. Every time I visit, I am more impressed. There are other places in town that sell good beer, but at this place, it feels more like a labor of love. The best place to get Belgians (especially Lambics) in town, they also excel in the German imports and American micros. If any beer is sold in the state of Georgia, there is a good bet Green's has it in stock. The Buford Highway location is much better than the Ponce location due to the employee dedication If you are ever in town and have to visit one store, make it this one. If you know your beers, this is the place to go, because they love stocking it all.
If you expect hand holding kind of service when you visit this place, you might be a little disappointed, unless Adam Tolsma is in. Everyone is always friendly, and cordial, but they pretty much leave you alone unless you ask for help.
Apart from the great selection, the prices are very good as well. A discount is given if you use cash or debit card. If you buy more than 12 singles or four sixpacks, another discount applies on top. The single most importatnt beer shopping stop in Atlanta is here. Nobody else need apply.
10-16-2005 04:30:41 |
More by rajendra82
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Love, love, love this place. Did I mention I love this place? Green's has the best beer selection in Atlanta. It has a massive Belgium selection and a large selection of American Micros. I'll have to avoid the place some or I'll go broke! Even though it was a bit busy when I went there the cashiers got us through in no time while being friendly and cordial. I stocked up on goodies from the Highland Brewery and tried several Belgium brews that were new to me. Even scored on a Brooklyn Brewery snifter-style glass for $3!
01-05-2006 19:54:17 |
More by TheEclecticGent
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $
This place is amazing. I picked up about $300 in beer while in town and I walked away with 6 cases. I bought:
SA Impy Pils
Victory Hop Wallop
Sweetwater Happy Ending
Heavy Seas Peg Leg
Heavey Seas Hang Ten
DFH 90 minute IPA
Lees Harvest 2002 and 2003
Oskar Blues Ten Fidy
Oskar Blues Gordon
And a bunch more that I cannot think of right now. The bottom line is this place is amazing. I couldn't count the number of great brews. Go see for yourself and ask for Adam. Adam went above and beyond to make sure I had what I was looking for. That is a great American!
01-21-2009 01:21:53 |
More by PerzentRizen
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $
Fantastic. I've been buying high gravity beer in Texas, Tennessee, and Florida for a long time now, as those destinations happened to coincide with other traveling i was doing. This weekend actually marked my first visit to Green's, the retailer with the biggest selection of craft beer in the entire Southeast.
In the name of all that is holy, i wished i lived next door to this place. Or at least within 30 minutes or so.
And i wish i'd had a $1000 to spend, because i could have spent it EASILY. As it is, i stocked up for a while.
The selection was enormous. They had just gotten all the winter seasonals in, which is what i focused on. Everything well organized, very good prices. Staff is helpful. They boxed everything up nicely and even wheeled it out to my car for me, on a dolly.
Sweet. I shall definitely have to keep my MTBGV (mean time between green's visits) as low as possible.
11-07-2005 15:52:30 |
More by Bonhoeffer
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Hard to say anything about this place that hasn't been said already. Crazy selection. Probably the biggest I've ever seen. And their import selection is hands down the most impressive one I've seen. I don't even think I had enough time to completely process how large the selection is. Locals are lucky to have this gem. I'm really excited about all the great brews I got. Had to stock up on Terrapin while I'm in Georgia!
Overall the prices are very reasonable. The variety 12 pack of Terrapin was $15; 4 packs of Rye Squared were $10. Everything else was at or below the prices I've seen in other stores. BTW, the cash price is only like 10 cents below the credit price on most beers. Not a huge deal.
I didn't get a chance to talk beer with any of the employees, but they were reasonably friendly and they offered to carry my box o' beers out to the car for me. Nice.
06-10-2009 19:18:47 |
More by sarahspat
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
I've been to both Green's locations in the Atlanta area and I would have to say that I prefer this one. Both are great but this store is much more spacious. This store has most anything that a beer, liquor or wine drinker could ask for. I picked up some Hibernation Ale, Celebration Ale, Terrapins Big Hoppy Monster, Ruination IPA, and Rogues Brown Ale while there. My only regret is not buying more beer. Green's carries most all brews from the southeast and many others from the Midwest and west coast.
12-26-2008 06:55:46 |
More by slatetupelo
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
If you are heading North on Buford Highway, Green's will come up on a hill around a curve and be on your left. Pretty easy to spot, also pretty easy to pass since Buford is 3 lanes going each direction. Anyway, a U-turn is pretty easy to make.
It's a good thing that beer store reviews don't include atmosphere. The place reeked of broken stale beer. As I walked in I noticed the liquor selection directly in front of me, if you head left you go toward the beer and cases and cases of Ommegang sit awaiting purchase. Then I strolled past some other items, Dale's Pale Ale, Old Chubb, to a cooler face. That cooler was wines so I turned further left near some windows and found a few discounted for quick sale beers. Ok, back to the right then.
All of a sudden I took off the blinders and saw mutliple stacks of beers all over the area. One wall was lined with cooler cases that contained mainly craft beers. The back two wall were lined with imported and Belgian beers for the most part. I would hate to say how much inventory this place has, I do know that my shopping cart full barely made a dent.
I saw some slight dust ona few bottles, but a guy was blocking and stocking shelves and must have asked me 5 times if I needed some assistance. My only snag came at the register and the older gentleman workign the register could not locate and empty wine box for my purchases and could not get a register to function. A manager came over and assisted and it all worked out. No real service complaint even with the slight snafu. Anyway, how could you deny a guy who makes the comment "If you give her Chimay...She May!"...;)
I paid with a CC instead of cash due to the size of the purchase. The receipt appears to have given a considerable discount on some of the bottles. Like the Cantillon St. Lamvincus was $3 off for a total price of $26.59, it sells at Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA for $65!
All the people that have access to this store have a gem...
04-12-2005 14:11:19 |
More by GCBrewingCo
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Greenes is my favorite beer store in Atlanta. They seem to carry most beers that are distributed to GA. Compared to the Imports, GA is still a little thin on micros. With that in mind, Greenes has a great selection of Belgian beers. I have been able to find most any Belgian beer I was looking for (exept the normal rare ones). All the trappist beers are well stocked with the exception of one. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Prices are also good. The only negative I have to say is that the micros appear to be randomly mixed in with the import beers which makes it tough to get a handle on what is being carried. Greene's is well worth a visit if you are in the area. The Ponce de Leon location is not quite as good IMO, except for the walk in beer cellar (very nice).
06-05-2005 21:56:33 |
More by ddarden
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The best bit for me is the service. The Green's employees are VERY knowledgeable, VERY friendly, and VERY helpful. Even if they're busy, they will take a moment to give you some info or just chat about beer. If I could give them higher than a five, I would.
The selection is better than any other spot I've found in the Atlanta area. There are sometimes things I can't find, but that will be the case most anywhere. This last weekend, products of two breweries could not be found, and a staffer explained that there was a hangup with changing distributors. This displayed not only a familiarity with the product, but the business behind it. A very good sign for you brew fans out there.
Prices are reasonable, and most items tend to be stocked in small enough numbers (at least on the shelves) that they probably will not be ready for Geritol when you buy.
Oh, and to come back to my first subject, even the cashiers are usually very friendly and engaging. I always look forward to my Green's visits!
06-22-2005 03:47:40 |
More by UncleFlip
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Green's Discount Beverage Store (Bfrd Hwy) in Atlanta, GA