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Green's Beverages - Buford
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]
2614 Buford Hwy NE
phone: (404) 321-6232
(Place added by: FormatKid)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 64 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
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the warehouse door -- the singles selection is limited, and I've found that it's mostly just a place where they stash out-of-date beer.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 | $$
Finally stopped at the Buford location on the way back from Asheville. I have just never stopped in here for some reason and figured it was about time. One thing to bitch about right away is the entrance into the parking from the highway. Steep as hell and can't see anything when trying to pull out at night. Cars come up on you quick so be careful when pulling out.
Now that I got that rant out of the way, I really have no others. A very nice store on the inside and kept pretty damned clean. Beer selection is off to the left and seems like they have a good amount more beer than the Ponce location. It may just be because there is a hell of a lot more room here than at the Ponce location, but it just seems like more.
Couldn't really find anyone to help me track down some beers but I rolled in late and the beer guys may have already left. I have called the store in the past and I know they are pretty helpful at least in that arena.
Lots of great beers that you expect to find at Green's, plenty of locals, imports, Belgians, craft, etc. Green's really does do a great job with the selection. Will probably be going to this location more often now that I finally made it out here.
09-09-2009 23:42:54 |
More by everetends
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I stopped here while in Atlanta on business. I was very impressed. Excellent selection and just a ton of great stuff, especially imports. A terrific selection of Belgians, in particular. Had all the locals I was looking for, including the last bottle of Terrapin 90 Shelling and some Farmhouse Ale. Very good selection of American crafts overall, and quite reasonably priced as well (Hop Stoopid for $4.11). Being from PA I didn't see a ton that is not available there aside from locals, but it was all in one location. Very impressive. They did have some singles but not a lot - for the most part it was 4packs and 6packs, but the prices were quite reasonable. I didn't seek any service out so I won't knock it too much, although no one asked me if I needed help either. I could see myself shopping here regularly if I were local; I will certainly stop back next time I'm in Atlanta.
07-29-2009 01:26:41 |
More by number1bum
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Hard to say anything about this place that hasn't been said already. Crazy selection. Probably the biggest I've ever seen. And their import selection is hands down the most impressive one I've seen. I don't even think I had enough time to completely process how large the selection is. Locals are lucky to have this gem. I'm really excited about all the great brews I got. Had to stock up on Terrapin while I'm in Georgia!
Overall the prices are very reasonable. The variety 12 pack of Terrapin was $15; 4 packs of Rye Squared were $10. Everything else was at or below the prices I've seen in other stores. BTW, the cash price is only like 10 cents below the credit price on most beers. Not a huge deal.
I didn't get a chance to talk beer with any of the employees, but they were reasonably friendly and they offered to carry my box o' beers out to the car for me. Nice.
06-10-2009 19:18:47 |
More by sarahspat
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $
The selection at this place is almost overwhelming. They have an tons of Europeon beers. The US craft lines weren't as mindblowing but very good to say the least. The prices are near impossible to beat, especially if you pay cash. All prices are clearly listed with a cash price and credit price. The only bad thing I could say is that the cashier's aren't especially friendly. The lady gave my friend a big hassle about his ID. It was an out of state license, but hardly since Alabama is a neighboring state.
Overall great store that should be the top destination in ATL. I will most definitely be returning again.
06-09-2009 01:07:59 |
More by Freethyhops
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
This store has a huge selection, very strong on Belgian beers, German beers, UK beers, and USA craft beers. Some of the prices are unbelievably low compared with the Midwest. For example, Stone RIS 12oz bottles are only $2.99 while in OH they go for an obscene $4.99 (the bombers are $5.99 here versus $6.99 at home). Cantillon Vignerone is only $14.99 (compared with $19.99 in OH) and other Belgian beers are generally $1-2 cheaper here. Two prices are marked on each label, "charge" price and the lower cash price. This is a little far from downtown but the selection seems worth it. Only negative is not enough singles available in the USA craft beers.
04-29-2009 23:28:32 |
More by TurdFurgison
quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
This is one of my favorite stores in the city. In fact if I am within a 3 mile radius or so, my car just auto pilots there no matter what else is going on. Guess I am lucky I don't work right around the corner.
The selection is amazing. A lot of hard to find brews, and a lot of limited releases. They are usually the first to have something new on the shelf when it is new as well.
The staff is knowledgeable, however is seems like unless a few key people are around no one is going to come up and assist you.
This is one of the few stores that has a very large variety of craft beer already chilled.
03-02-2009 23:43:47 |
More by nanofreak
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
This is my go-to location for good beer. With an extraordinary selection of European imports (especially German and Belgian beers) and a great supply of American craft beers, I feel confident calling Green's THE beer store of choice in Atlanta as of right now.
Both Green's locations look kind of shabby, and this one's in a particularly sketchy part of town (Buford Highway, within walking distance of Cheshire Bridge Road -- well, it's walkable if you're willing to risk your life and belongings). But don't let the exterior fool you: this is a beer haven, even if it's not the most characterful-looking place. A very large cooler keeps a wide variety of beers chilled and ready for consumption, while shelving and pallets house hundreds of other beers.
Green's regularly stocks "event" beers, seasonals, and one-time-only releases, and they'll keep you posted on these arrivals via their website and an e-mailing list. Their in-store beer staff knows their stuff, and they're more than willing to share their insights.
I've heard other people cite the presence of cases of BMC-type beers as a drawback to Green's. I ask, why should that count against them? Is it because those who buy that stuff turn your stomach, and you don't want to be seen in the same establishment as such people? If that's the case, I'm sorry you live in Atlanta.
Green's is a top-notch beer store. There is none better in the city.
02-13-2009 04:55:33 |
More by UGADawgGuy
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Made my first trip to Green's Discount Beverage on Buford Highway on 2009/02/07. I'm not sure that I have ever seen such a massive beer, wine, and liquor selection anywhere. The service was quick and friendly. Green's will always be one of my stops when visiting Atlanta. I purchased:
12 pk Dales Pale Ale
6 pk Victory Hop Wallop
6 pk Sweetwater IPA
6 pk Sweetwater Happy Ending
6 pk Stone Ruination IPA
4 pk St. Bernardus Sampler with drinking glass (glass later broken by friend after arrival back in Alabama)
1 can of Oskar Blues Gordon
1 bomber of Arrogant Bastard Ale
1 bomber of Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
1 bomber of Rogue St. Rogue Red
02-10-2009 01:37:27 |
More by BeerMark
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
Green's Beverages - Buford in Atlanta, GA
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