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Hop City Craft Beer & Wine
$$ - reasonable
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1000 Marietta St
phone: (404) 350-9998
(Place added by: jophish17 on 04-24-2009)
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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
I would highly recommend Hop City. They probably have the best selection in Atlanta. The first time I went when I moved to Atlanta, it was like Disney World. Hop City makes a great first impression and at the end of the day is one of the most reliable stores in town. It would probably easily win the award for "best" beer store in the state of Georgia.
Their beer is sorted by style and there is so much selection that it can be hard to find. There staff is eager to help, but it seems like they always assume that they know much more about beer than you (which I assume they do, but I would rather them not talk down to me). That being said, they are very knowledgeable and reasonably priced. They do let you get singles, but prefer that you buy off of the singles shelf.
Like I said, it is the Disney World of beer stores, especially in the Southeast. Everyone goes to Hop City for special releases so I don't even bother. I do really like this place and go whenever I can. I do occasionally go out of my way to check out Hop City's unparalleled selection.
12-02-2013 03:16:54 |
More by khargro2
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Wow! Visiting from Maryland, and heard this was one of the best places in town to buy good brews. I was not dissapointed. This store is primarily dedicated to beer, although having a descent selection of wine as well. Beer is sold as singled or in packs. If you don't see the beer you want in the singles isle you can pick one out of the pack and buy it as a single. They also have growlers for sale at VERY reasonable prices. The selection was outstanding compared to what I have in Maryland. Also, the 5 seasons brew pub is next door, and is a great place for good beer and great food. I highly recommend Hop City to anyone that lives or is visiting the Atlanta area. I make the trip to ATL once a year and will definitely make this a regular stop.
10-15-2013 01:36:56 |
More by georgiaboy8686
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
My wife and I are new to Atlanta and we found this gem on Foursquare. They offer a HUGE variety of beers from all over the world...and then a great wine selection as well! My favorite part of the store is the knowledge of the staff...second to none! They really know their beers and make it a point to have craft brewers from all over the country come by when they're in town to educate the staff. They offer home brewing classes each Saturday for the home brewing crowd and also have Growlertown to fill up your growler. I believe it was around 60 taps last I checked! Thank God I only work a mile from the place!
10-14-2013 18:22:53 |
More by Chicagoborn1978
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
In a trendy part of town, this is the place to go for craft beer. The only thing missing is the ability to drink and sample from Growlertown, like they do at Hop City in Birmingham. I think the mothership in Atlanta makes up for that in selection, especially hard to find beers.
The staff is friendly, very knowledgeable and will go out of their way to suggest things for you to try. No beer snobbery here.
Growlertown is overflowing with out of the world selections.
Wish I lived here. They'd see me quite often.
One of the best beer palaces in the south. Don't miss it when you're in town.
09-24-2013 17:42:45 |
More by brewskifan55
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
5 stars for the insane craft beer selection. Over the top good. Just rows and rows of bottles and cans of the good stuff. But beyond quantity, the quality of the selection was absurd.
Hard-to-find American craft, a wealth of imports from every part of the world, I could easily have spent $1000 in here and not walked away with everything I wanted. Just to give an idea of what one can find, I picked up cans of Westbrook Brewing's Gose and Rye PA, Southern Tier Pumking, and a few bombers from local breweries Jailhouse, Terrapin and Sweetwater. But this was after a swift run through; If given an hour, I would've really found some obscure gems. I know it.
Anyhow, the prices were pretty fair and there were lots of bottles on sale. Also, the mix a sixer option had a lot of gems.
There also is a growler fill section with its own impressive selection of brews divided by style. The prices were fair, so if I had the privilege of living in ATL, I'd probably be in here a few times a week.
I did notice wine for sale as well, but this beergeek didn't even bother to check that section.
Finally, the service was friendly and free of snobbery, something deserving of some recognition.
Overall, Hop City is the model bottle shop, beer geek haven. If only my hometown had something similar.
09-16-2013 16:34:57 |
More by ONovoMexicano
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | $$
I stopped at HopCity for the first time while driving through Atlanta yesterday. I've heard a lot of good things about the store, but I live south of town and don't get up to the downtown area all that often. The staff was extremely knowledgable and helpful. I wish I would have had more time to browse around. Their selection was outstanding! I was able to pick up some Westbrook stuff that hasn't made it down to the southern suburbs yet and snagged some Red Brick 20th anniversary stout. From now on, when I'm in the downtown area, I'll be making a point to swing by there.
08-01-2013 14:40:11 |
More by GABrew
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
The selection here was incredible. Visited tonight after looking on Beer Advocate for a local place to buy some beer as I'm here all week. The staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful, as I told them I was in "shock and awe" of their establishment and didn't even know where to start. Helped me pick some good local beers, and I finally got to try some of the Westbrook Brewing Co. IPA. Easily one of (if not the) nicest beer stores I've ever been to.
07-28-2013 23:05:34 |
More by ScottSwim
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped here after looking to Beeradvocate for a recommendation while in Atlanta. Coming from MN and driving I wanted to pick up some good regional stuff to take home.
First of all the staff was excellent, immediately I was offered help and after explaining where I was from and what I was looking for the guy spent a good 30 minutes helping me find some good stuff. $200 later I'm back in MN and very happy with my stop.
Great selection, great staff, reasonable prices and they fill growlers too.
06-09-2013 04:32:43 |
More by einman
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Stopped by Hop City while driving through Hotlanta this past weekend. Wow! What a great place. What more can be said about this store? Excellent selection of everything available in Georgia. Good wine selection too. Service was fantastic and the staff was very knowledgeable. Too bad this is so far from Mississippi, but fortunately it's sister store is in Birmingham. This will be a regular stop when passing through.
05-28-2013 00:37:20 |
More by TrappistJohnMD
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
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