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$$ - reasonable
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124 Perimeter Center West
phone: (770) 395-1678
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vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$$
The other reviewers pretty well describe the place and it pretty well resembles the others that I have been in. I think that there were 3 rows dedicated to beer, one for singles, one for sixers and one for larger quantities and they did have some refrigerated, but it was limited. Clearly the incentive for this place is the variety of singles that they offer. I walked out with a sixer of Stone Levitation and 2 german beers. I thought that it was a little pricey, but not too much to discourage me from going. It did appear to have a nicer/bigger selection of german beers than Green's, but when given the choice, I will probably end up back at Green's or even making the journey to Hop City, unless I am up Perimeter way. Overall, a nice selection and that is about it.
01-17-2012 18:49:03 |
More by PhillyStyle
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $
This Total Wine is massive. MASSIVE. More like a warehouse than a regular wine/ booze store.
Beer is pretty easy to find, as you enter the store to your right. They've named the brew section "Brewery District". Ok, whatever. There is a beer cave, chilled beer in coolers, growlers and aisle after aisle of craft beer, by the six-pack, case or single.
And yet, I came out of this store buying nothing whatsoever. Why? Because this store is all about "regular" stuff. You can get all your classic Stone, Dogfish, Weyerbacher, Sierra, Sweetwater, Terrapin or Avery brews, but don't come looking for special releases, barrel-aged stuff or rare beers because this ain't the place.
Their "special release" shelf had Avery IPA, Double Bastard and Lagunitas Capuccino Stout. Need to say more? Vast selection of quality Euro beers, though, particularly Belgians, and the growler bar SHINES. Southern Tier Choklat, Dragon's Milk, 3 Philosopher's, Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero... And many more!
They have random cases of beer (mostly seasonal) around the wine aisles, so be on the lookout for those as well. Prices are very fair in general (Laughing Dog Bourbon Dogfather is $6.99 as opposed to $13.99 in Ann Arbor, MI). Indifferent staff, though... they have a TON of employees and I couldn't even get a "hello". I like being left alone to browse, but...
01-03-2013 02:44:10 |
More by DoubleSimcoe
quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | $$
This place has a very average beer selection for a specialty wine/beer store. They surprisingly get VERY little to NO limited releases (no Nemesis, no Oracle, no Bell's 25th), which is the only reason I'd go anywhere other than Hop City. Their mix a 6 is nice, though.
Unfortunately, I know of no other stores in the Perimeter area so if I need to buy near this location, this is the only option. It's not bad if you are looking for something easy to find, it's just the store version of bars that have 50 beers on tap, with none of them interesting.
09-23-2010 15:33:33 |
More by coreyfmcdonald
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
A big box store for wine. The corporate stench can be perceived as soon as you walk in. They may know wine, I don't know, but they are clueless about beer. They prominently display local beers right as you walk in and I do appreciate that.
Decent selection and you can buy individual beers. However, they're always out of everything. If you ask about a release, they will have no idea what you're talking about. They spend more time rearranging their shelving than learning about their product. Everything is in a different spot every time I go in. It's just a corporate store; they could just as easily be selling linens, it wouldn't matter to them. A little higher in price than most places.
I go there only when I'm desperate.
04-09-2011 04:37:18 |
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