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Green's Beverages - Buford
$$ - reasonable
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2614 Buford Hwy NE
phone: (404) 321-6232
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quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
So this will be one more Greens after here and I think I have them all. I have to say I am very impressed with the Atlanata stores. They just seem to have soo much more to offer as opposed to the South Carolina locations. It most likely has to do with the amount of time they have had to get their shelves stocked versus ours but wow these stores are nice. Went in here to get some sweetwater and was more then surprised with what I saw as far as breweries they carried. Laquinitas, Terrapin, lots of vintages of Thomas Hardy, and tons of other imports. There was just a ton of good brew here. Prices were great as almost all the Greens stores are. The staff was actually quite knowledgable (after I found the right staff) and was more then happy to look things up and even give me suggestions as to when different things would be in. This was my first stop in Atlanta but I really cannot see anything topping it. This was a nice big store with a huge selection and really good prices, I mean seriously what more could you possibly ask for right? If we could only get the kind of selection they have here up in SC I think we will be all good. Great location and just a definite must stop on next drive through.
10-04-2007 22:26:48 |
More by mikesgroove
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: 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 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I stopped in on a business trip to Atlanta. They sell all sorts of liquor and the beer selection is well represented. They have a good variety of beers from Belgium, Europe and the US (with a focus on the local southeastern US breweries). I decided to stop in after I saw they had Lagunitas Sonoma Farmhouse Hop Stoopid and was glad I did.
Green's is clean, well organized and pretty extensive. The prices are reasonable and the have a cash discount which Visa and MC must hate. The service seemed average although I didn't really give the opportunity to improve or reduce that impression.
I don't know the Atlanta market as a whole but Green's is certainly a good place to start.
08-19-2008 23:55:26 |
More by GJ40
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Pretty much the same beer selection as the Green's on Ponce, but this is overall a smaller, cleaner, less crowded store. They don't have the walk-in Belgian room, but the shelf on the back wall has plenty of Belgians. Lots of singles, but some stuff is unfortunately only available in 6 packs. Very dangerous parking lot exit onto Buford Highway.
Overall it's tied with the other Green's for being the second best bottle shop in town. Head over to Hop City in Midtown West if you've only got the time/money for one stop.
11-11-2009 01:54:54 |
More by shivtim
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped by here before a business trip and man was I glad I did. Becareful as it is very easy to drive by depending on which way you are coming as it is right around a curve and blocked by a hill/retaining wall.
Quality: Everything looked fresh with lots of stocked shelves. I would say that few stores have fresher, more quality beers. Wide variety and both cold and room temperature stock. Lots of sizes as well.
Service: Very good, they tried to help me find items out of stock and answered all my questions fully.
Selection: Amazing. At the top of what I have seen. They could work on the organization as I had a very hard time trying to figure out the methodology behind stocking. A little light in the Imperial Stout, Barleywine, and Double IPA categories. Also a little light on American Micros compared to the rest of their stock. But was very surprised to see Middle Ages and some other NY brews. However, I don't think I have ever seen as many Lambics, especially Geuze in one place. Great selection of Belgians and English ales as well.
Prices where great. Cheaper cash price, lot of places in SC do this as well. Don't know if you could use a debit card and get the cash price or not, but worth asking.
My only complaint was the organization. It seems to have logic, but is often just haphazard. Perhaps it's due to the amount of stock/selection crammed onto the shelves. If there was space for anything it was just because that selection was out. But I found Rogue on two completely different areas, where as most everything else was in the same area. Saw this a few times.
I would go back in a heart beat. I hope Green's opens some chains in NC after we change the law.
07-20-2005 17:25:46 |
More by Loki
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Finally made my way over here to compare the selection with the Ponce location.
Quality is good - although my friend pointed at that all of the macro's were getting a lot more sunlight than they probably should, although that's not a huge loss. All of the micros and other imports are away from sunlight and were dust-free.
Service was good. I didn't ask for any help with the selection itself, but everyone was friendly and I didn't have to wait long to check out.
Selection is good - I daresay a bit better than the Ponce location. The singles shelf especially was more robust, and I saw a few other beers on the shelf here that I don't remember from Ponce.
Overall if I had to choose I'd go with this one over the Ponce location, though the Ponce store is a bit closer. The singles shelf is a huge plus - there's not a lot of rare stuff there but there's definitely some stuff there that I could use to make a solid sixer. This place lacks the cache of a Belgian cellar, but again, there's some stuff here that Ponce doesn't have.
01-15-2009 22:38:55 |
More by glid02
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Green's is the best beer store in Atlanta, and therefore most likely the state. There is pretty quick turnover of most of the inventory, so the quality is high. The service can be very good- if the right people are there, otherwise it can be pretty indifferent. The selection is quite good- it is not perfect, Green's sometimes runs out of things before some other stores, and some of the lower alcohol offerings seem to have gone by the wayside since the cap was popped (I'm thinking of things like McAuslan's), and they don't seem to use their pull with distributors as much as they might to get more products in-state (like the Brick Store often does). That said, if its available in Georgia, then its usually here unless they are out. As others have said, there is an excellent selection of Belgians, really pretty staggering in fact including some of the more obscure Caracoles, De Dolle Brewers, Cantillons, and Fantomes. Some really nice selections of English strongs and old ales, and pretty much all the US craft brews available in Georgia. They buy in volume, so prettty much no one beats their prices. The two stores are not all that far from one another, so If I can't find one here, I check the ponce store. I like the beer cave at the ponce store a little better, but otherwise they are pretty similar. Great place.
02-07-2007 17:53:44 |
More by Georgiabeer
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Visited the store this past Friday during a torrential afternoon rain which provided a perfect opportunity to really browse. I was like a kid in a candy store. There was so much to choose from that at some point I had to decide what I really wanted to get, otherwise I am not sure that I could have fit it all in my car. Great selection all the way around. A great selection of Belgian beers in single bottles as well as plenty of six packs. You do get a slight discount if you pay with cash, but I didn't bring enough cash to take advantage. The help was friendly and the store was clean. Lucky for me, the store is only about two miles from my house, so I will be visiting early and often. This has to be the pinnacle of beer stores in Atlanta.
05-27-2008 15:22:09 |
More by PhillyStyle
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