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Five Points Bottle Shop
$$ - reasonable
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1655 S Lumpkin St
phone: (706) 543-6989
(Place added by: AlexJ on 05-03-2005)
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quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
WOW, not sure where to start. The selection was awesome, almost overwhelming. I went in to buy about $100 worth of beer and ended up getting $200. I just couldn't stop looking at the wall o beer. The coolers full and the boxes in the corner. I want to go back... Bottles and bottles of high gravity beers from floor to ceiling. Singles, 4 packs, 6 packs, cases... So much beer at 5 points and so little time. I have to go back. The staff was very helpful and knowledgable. We probably spent about 45 minutes in the store just trying to decide on what we wanted. I am going back.
03-17-2009 17:19:38 |
More by soupermirl
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Wow. honestly one of the best beer stores anywhere. i was told to go here by some friends, and wow i was blown away. the place is cool, kinda feels like a converted laundry mat. this is the place to go if you need anything alcoholic, but the beer selection is out of this world. the service is good with 3 or 4 employees always willing to help. they have anything you would want from a beer store from a solid selection of sours (i think they have their own section) to an awesome local selection. this place is crazy. that's all i can say. it is a must stop. i drove 3 hours one morning before class just to be able to be there when it opened to get a beer. great, great stuff here.
06-01-2011 20:33:03 |
More by dbhall
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
What an incredible store. Took my first visit there last Saturday. Great selection of Belgians, domestics, & plenty of local stuff. A little tight on space when there were a few people looking, but it wasn't too bad. Absolutely exceptional service kicked in minutes after I arrived. They were pulling stuff from the back... putting together cases at the front counter... and making excellent recommendations. One of the owners (I assume) was very knowledgeable and great to talk to. Reasonable prices plus a few sale items. I'll definately be making trips back here!
10-15-2006 18:27:06 |
More by bobbyc881
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is one of the best place to buy beer (and other forms of alcohol) in Athens. My cousin owns a competitor on the other side of town and he'll readily admit the same.
Staff can be hit or miss, but most of them are great. Owner's fantastic, as well. Usually very friendly and helpful. A bit stand-offish at the absolute worst. But being in a college town of Athen's caliber will definitely take its toll on you some days. They have a big collection of really shitty fake id's that they've confiscated and they like to scribble mean things on which I find hilarious (though possibly libelous, to be honest).
Selection is very good, especially for where you are. Prices can be beat, but not by much. It's definitely cheaper at Total Wine if you're in the Atlanta area, but for Athens this is one of the better options.
If you're in Athens and you're looking for better beer than what you'll find at Kroger, this is a good place to start.
06-09-2013 16:07:25 |
More by Dreizhen
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This store looks like everyone other gas station liquor store from the street, but is most definitely NOT! Located in 5-point of athens, this store has everything you can need.
I love five points. Their selection is MASSIVE. Definately the place to go in Athens or surrounding areas for a quality selection of beers, wines, and liquors. The store is also the main supplier of kegs in the area if that's what you are into (although you most likely aren't if you are on BA).
The store has over 5500 items in stock! The selection is massive and the staff is very knowledgable. They are also very helpful. My last trip, they helped me find all of the bottles on my list and helped me with suggestions for related beers based on preferences.
Thanks five points bottle shop
05-19-2009 13:20:49 |
More by Anthony1
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This place looks like a whole in the wall (like so many other great beer shops). The selection was great for the area. The only reason I do not describe it as exceptional is the lack of RJ Rockers (a brewery only a couple of hours away). I would have also liked to see a larger warm selection. Almost everything (except bombers was cold). We were traveling so we would have purched more if we could have purchased beer warm. The staff was very helpful and everything that was recommended has been very good. We think they gave us some sort of a case discout because our purchase did not add up to as much as we thought it would.
04-18-2011 03:22:47 |
More by FishHeadLover
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Very small from the outside but they sure do pack in a good selection in a small area. I was especially impressed with the belgian and trappist selection. I'm not sure where they get some of the stuff but it is definately a good place to browse. Large selection of chilled beer as well single bottles. Service was the only slightly lacking but they were helpful once I was able to get there attention. Definately a diamond in the rough. If you are ever in Athens, this is a must visit just for the sheer selection packed into such a small area.
06-30-2007 20:40:03 |
More by tigerdoc
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Prior to leaving on vacation to Northern Georgia, I scouted places on BA, knowing that I would travel through Athens. I tried to visit Copper Creek Brewing, but found it closed at noon on a Saturday. Thought that was strange. I also scouted out Five Points Bottle Shop and was glad I did. This looks to be a former convenience store with doors centered on the front. I walked in and was quickly lured to the back of the store by what I perceived as beer coolers. This section was obviously for the college macro-drinking crowd and not what I was looking for. In a haze, I remember walking through aisles of wine and liquor, but again, not what I was looking for. My wife calls to me from across the store at the right side of the entrance. Through cramped 1-person aisles, I found a nice selection of micro and import beers in bottles of various sizes along with a cooler full of choices. I could have easily spent an hour here, but my small children were easily bored at what was my "candy" store. I left with some JW Lees Harvest, of which they had several different years. I also bought some Victory Storm King, some Lagunitas and a few Belgians. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area.
09-11-2007 22:55:56 |
More by Procrastinator
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Very impressive selection The whole store, and the beer section in particular, is very cramped. The beer selection is made up of two ceiling height shelves and a full wall beer cooler. The area between the shelves is just very cramped. But considering the selection it's worth it. The staff is very knowledgeable and seem to genuinely love their jobs. They are very helpful if you have any questions, but aren't pushy and wont bother you unless you ask for help.I like the original store, but it is a little to cramped and crowed for me. However they will still get my business, but maybe more at their other store.
05-05-2011 04:30:06 |
More by jimixr
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
Literally the perfect bottle shop. The other location has growler fills, so I guess there's that, but the selection in this store is phenomenal. I never knew how amazing this place was until I moved away from Athens. This shop is the hidden gym of the south, I'd absolutely put it up against Brawleys or Sam's any day. Literally any beer in Georgia's substantial distribution plus some vintage ales. It may not look like much from the outside, but this place is a monster for excellent brews. I'd say it's worth at least a 45 minute detour.
07-02-2011 03:45:35 |
More by sgsmfdoom
Five Points Bottle Shop in Athens, GA
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