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Hop City Craft Beer & Wine
$$ - reasonable
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1000 Marietta St Ste 302
phone: (404) 350-9998
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Reviews by BeerSox:
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
Located in a new shopping center in a rather seedy area, also next to Five Seasons. When walking into the store you see a vast wine area, along with shelves and shelves of craft beer. Directly to the left are the Begian imports, then a shelf toward the side doors for mixing 12oz singles, then the center of the floor with large shelves filled with six packs, 22oz, and 750ml bottles. The back of the store has coolers filled with cases and six packs. One concern I have with the layout is it gets near some windows. Maybe they are treated to block UV and HEV (violet, blue, green) light, or maybe not.
The prices seemed reasonable to me, with no surprises. I was able to get a rather large number of beers without breaking the bank ($150+). Out of that I got two free little bottle openers. One thing I liked is the prices are what they are, where Green's charges less if they are purchased with cash rather than a credit card (at least I didn't see and price differences labeled anywhere).
I'm pretty sure just about any beer available in GA is in this place. I didn't get to look at every beer, as I wasn't concentrating on the six packs, but the selection is amazing.
This is a must stop for those who can get to it. Anytime I come to Atlanta I'm going to try to make it to this place. Highly recommended.
09-07-2009 01:13:55 |
More by BeerSox
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vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
My decision to start developing my taste for beer could not have been more perfectly timed, as I live just blocks away and have only been able to buy alcohol for a little over a year now. About every other weekend I fetch six loose beers from the mix/match shelf that I've never tried before. Every time, I check ratings here on BA and I consistently find six brews I've not tasted before with >90 scores. Now, at 22 years old, I've had a bottle of dozens of "world-class" brews mixed in with highly rated beers while spending less than $15 per trip. The people are always so actively helpful and nice, and I've only touched one corner of the store so far. I'm going to miss this place.
04-15-2013 21:56:52 |
More by werdnanoslen
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
I am giving Hop City fives across the board. We drove up on September 2 from Alabama looking for stuff I can't find locally. Upon entering we were greeted warmly by the staff and after allowing us to get comfortable in the store, offered assistance. We were helped by a very friendly outgoing gentleman who was quite knowledgeable. After asking a few questions as to my preferences, he made suggestions for some brands that I might enjoy. Since I am really more of a sample it and move on kind of guy, I was mainly interested in buying singles. He made a bunch of recommendations from the singles section, then busted up a few six packs so I could get a few that were not presently on the singles shelf. He spent about thirty minutes with us and was absolutely a delight to talk with. I wish I had gotten his name because I would certainly give him some props here.
The selection is pretty massive and a bit overwhelming. So many beers and only one liver <ha ha>. The prices were better than I expected and if I could give customer service a higher score than five I would. Highly recommended.
Best of all this is a nice upscale store run by a young knowledgeable staff who is enthusiastic and helpful. Some beverages stores just seem to be staffed by weasel-faced humorless old men who are not pleasant in the least. Not Hop City. <subliminal message> GO THERE. BUY LOTS OF BEER FROM THEM </subliminal message>
09-03-2012 04:33:43 |
More by Mojo
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Lots of beer options here... Great selection of domestic micros and crafts from all over the map stretching from the NE to the West coast to the South, and up to the great Northwest. Also, plenty of Belgians, and other Euros. A great combination of a little of everything. I'd say domestics are the primary focus though
Didn't really have any questions, but the staff was friendly and inquired to myself and anybody else in the store if they needed assistance.
The growler station is a good. The guys at the growler station were really interested in beer talk, informative to the patrons ahead of me who had questions, and generally cool and friendly. Nice selection which from what I can tell is in a diverse and constant rotation.
If you're in the area, meaning anywhere in the ATL, it's worth the trip even if it means driving across town. Organization of beer is a little funny (if I have to reach for something that's off...I'm just reaching though to balance out my review.)
Oh yea, they even had the normal macros and such in the coolers and a nice wine selection, too if that sort of thing suits the fancy of yourself or drinking companion.
Go there....you won't regret it.
07-22-2012 04:17:28 |
More by bmwats
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
A trip to Atlanta for a beer geek would not be complete without a stop here. Wonderful selection of local brews, in bottles and on tap for growler fills (large and small). There are several taps and a nice selection for all tastes. The bottle selection promises that they carry all beers that anyone CAN carry in Georgia.
Young man running the taps has good knowledge and gives good recommendations. He pointed out the "go to beers" for me, a person who was not familiar at all with most of the selections. His choices and recommendations were great.
Bottles from all over the U.S. are available with a nice selection for all over the world. Beers are arranged by style, not producer, which takes some getting used to. However, simply a great stop.
06-15-2012 07:42:51 |
More by GRG1313
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
Hop city was a much relieved find in Atlanta. New to the area I have been resorting to lesser liquor stores. The staff is extremely nice and knowledgeable. They can get busy at times but it's understandable when you look at the masses that come into the store. I took a friend there recently that cannot have anything with Glutton. Not only do they have glutton free beer then even had one on their growler tap. I love Growler culture and they sell it quite well. They make buying beer a fun experience. I have yet to leave that store without a huge grim over taking my face.
04-18-2012 17:36:47 |
More by JeleReviews
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I live right down the road from Hopcity, love this pace. I go here for all my beer needs. They have a great staff, very laid back, know what they are talking about and can help if you need it. Their beer is divided by styles and new releases, tons of racks everywhere. And for those of you who like growlers, they just recently completed a new growler room with around 50-60 taps. This is probably the best place in Atlanta to find rare beers - for special release beers they are typically a zoo. I would recommend anyone visiting Atlanta to stop by and give them a try!
02-12-2012 15:25:41 |
More by woodsyy
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I stopped here during a trip to my hometown of Atlanta. The location is in a good location and the building is new and clean. Upon entering I was surprised they had wine, but I guess that goes with the territory. The selection is top notch, but they didn't have as much of a selection as I was expecting for a city the size of Atlanta. It was hard to find specific beers, but that just gave me more time to browse and check things out. There were no prices on anything so I just loaded up and hoped for the best. $130 bucks later I left with a case full of big boys! I give this place a 4.5 because it was nice and the selection was good. But you have to give places like this high scores because the only comparison are places like liquor stores and grocery stores. It is what it is!
02-04-2012 04:31:06 |
More by Beer21
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Stopped in here on my way to FL. After reading all the reviews I was pretty pumped to stop in. When I walked in there was beer every where!!! Just cases upon cases were on the floor and in the isles in between shelfs. Shelfs were kind of bare in some spots. Maybe they just got in a new shipment or something. At the store the staff was kind of helpful. I asked on guy about wake-n-bake and he acted like I was the 20th guy that aked him that day. They do carry a lot of beer and have a good selection. They also carry wine and have a homebrew supply shop. On top of that, they do have homebrewing classes. And they have something like 50 taps. I wish I had a store like this by me. Very cool!
Know, the reason why I gave a 1 for service. On my stop in I also grabbed a growler. I planned on drinking it that night at my hotel. I had 5 more hours to drive till then. So I had 5 hours to crave this beer! When I finally got to my hotel I cleand a pint glass with soap and pored the cold beer in. instantly I noticed that the carbonation was way off and the rest of the growler smelled sour. Since then I called several times on mulitple days. No one ever answered the phone and there mail box was was full. So I e-mailed them and never got a responce back. This was about two weeks ago.
Overall its a great store with poor customer service. Be careful if you purchase a growler.
01-26-2012 19:57:14 |
More by RTrain12
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Coming from TN, this store was awesome!
Countless racks assorted by style! An entire rack dedicated to just ciders. HUGE cooler running half the length of the store. Big homebrew section. When I was in there they were in the process of renovating. They were putting in what looked to be at least 60 taps at their growler station!
They had several things I hadn't seen at Beverage World in Fort Oglethorpe, GA (the best beer store near me). Including Petrus Aged Pale which I grabbed a couple of and Fantôme Saison, which I've been seeking for about a year. They also had a couple Unibroue offerings I hadn't seen before.
Prices seemed pretty standard but I'll be honest I didn't look at a whole lot of prices as I was in awe the entire time I was in there, this being by far the biggest beer store I've been to in my relatively short craft beer indulged life.
01-24-2012 05:22:58 |
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Hop City Craft Beer & Wine in Atlanta, GA