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Green's Beverages - Ponce
$$ - reasonable
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737 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
phone: (404) 872-1109
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vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Atmosphere: I mean, it's a beer/booze store, so not much to say - it's in a neighborhood that is kind of on the cusp of decent (getting a little bourgeois) to rough (I wouldn't walk there at night unless I was carrying). The store is cool though, decently organized. I do wish there was more space, though. It's tight in spots but being in the middle of a city, you do what you've gotta do with the space available.
Quality: Fair, lots of Georgia beers along with the BMC stuff, but there's a walk-in cooler with their Belgians and some other imports. If I had more of a disposal income, I'd make a dent in it.
Service: Again, not a whole lot to say about it -- they don't really do much other than stock the shelves and check out the customers, but at this point in my life, that's all I ask for.
Selection: Hinted at above, lots of Georgia beers and a decent selection of imports in the cooler. Also, on a side note, decent whiskey/bourbon selection that always draws my attention as well -- getting some stuff from distilleries I didn't think I'd find outside of KY.
Value: Decent - carry cash if you want the better price on items though as they've got a discount offered for those that pay with the green stuff. I don't think anyone would walk out feeling ripped off.
05-09-2013 01:37:02 |
More by bamadog
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Stopped into Greens on a trip for work. I did a bit of research before going, just so I could bring back some stuff I cant get here on the west coast. I was really impressed/excited by the selection they have in the store. All the little treats I cant ever get in LA (BORIS, DORIS, Southern Tier, Terrapin, DuckRabbit, Various Belgian labels) The store is really an average liquor store, which doesnt bother me, as the beer selection is damn nice. I will say that the service was very friendly, but that's not hard to say when you live in LA, land of ignorance and indifference. I had a bottle of Jah-Va in my hand, and as I was checking out, the beer guy noticed my ST bottle and came up with a box of Creme Brulee and asked if I wanted one, as it just came in 5 mins ago... OF COURSE I DO! We chatted for a minute, and off I went to the airport. Overall, I really enjoyed coming here to Greens. I will definitely make a stop anytime I'm in Atlanta. Now to just bring a much bigger suitcase next time!
08-03-2011 19:58:18 |
More by BHOBS
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I missed an opportunity to stop in a little over a year ago when I had a cancelled flight and rented a car to get home, so when the wife and I had a weekend getaway to Atlanta a few weeks ago, I decided to remedy the situation. I was not disappointed. Possibly one of the best beer selections I've personally seen. Ton's offerings from American Craft breweries. Too many to list. With the poor selection available in Mississippi, a place like Green's is a nirvana. The store is a mix of liquor mart, domestic brews, and a well rounded selection of imports and domestic craft. They even have a walk in cellar of primarily Belgians. While it is small and cozy, it was well stocked with a wide variety of Belgian offerings.
The service was fair. They obviously have a beer guy on staff, and he did ask a couple of times if he could help me. He also made a couple of recommendations. It was a Saturday night and late at that, so the place was well packed.
All in all, a great place to shop. Anytime I find myself in ATL, I will be sure to stop in and make a purchase. This trip unfortunately, too little time, too little money.
07-25-2011 08:35:46 |
More by KrisPaulk77
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
I picked up a bevy of fine beverages while visiting Atlanta a while back. Definitely some great Belgian and American selections, and a broad array of choices for the out-of-towner.
Prices were great, very competitive with anything else I've seen locally here or elsewhere. As mentioned by other reviewers, they would do well to get some of that beer out of the sun, but the selection was on pointe.
As a guy who does most of his quaffing at home, prefers a cheap "beer warehouse" style place with a great selection, and could really care less about atmosphere and service, Green's does the job. I would definitely stop by if you're in the area.
06-21-2011 00:28:41 |
More by TaddyPorter
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $
I have one problem with Green's on Ponce - the wall of craft beer sits against a window. Pretty much everything on the top shelf gets a blast of sunshine all day. I don't know if they have some sort of UV-proof window, but I generally steer clear of the top shelf. The far end of the wall is also extremely hot (May 30 visit). Like, TOO hot.
Other than that, I have no problem with Green's and frequent this establishment often. The "cellar" is always great and has a ton of great beers. I have never asked nor been asked by an employee for assistance in person, but they have been helpful over the phone.
Bottom line - Great selection and cheap prices. They also sell glassware.
05-31-2011 13:59:46 |
More by meerkat2
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This is an interesting place and my review will likely be all over the place. It is in a great location as far as proximity to many neighborhoods, which is great for convenience but terrible for how busy it gets. It also gets a vast majority of BMC and hard liquor customers, just due to its popularity.
The quality of the beer I get here is hit or miss. I pretty much have stopped buying IPAs here because they often are skunked and/or not fresh. However, this does not deter me from getting other styles here, as I generally don't have an issue. This is especially true with beer out of their beer cellar.
The service is also hit or miss. The majority of people that work here know nothing about craft beer, but they always have at least one person that is knowledgeable.
The selection is where Green's shines. They have a great beer cellar with many great beers, often vintage beers. They'll often have Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen, Fantome, among others. They get pretty much every limited release and hold on to them longer than pretty much every place in town. They also have a huge selection of domestic craft beers.
I come to this place often, but it's certainly not due to how they handle their beer, their establishment, or their customers. The selection is great, everything is is sub-par.
05-18-2011 18:33:47 |
More by coreyfmcdonald
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Atmosphere: Business-types, college students, and bums seem to make up the clientel I encountered during my 15 minutes here. It also carries a sizeable liquor selection and is located in Atlanta so the wide array of customers is to be expected.
Service: The employees seem disinterested in nearly everything except checking your ID and getting you out of the store.
Selection: They have some decent stuff in the cooler and a good amount of brews adjacent to the cooler. I wish I noticed this Belgian cellar that everyone has mentioned. It certainly was not flaunted and I wish someone would have told me about it.
Value: If you are paying with cash, it is a bit cheaper. Most bottles are cheaper than expected.
04-06-2011 06:15:24 |
More by bucklemyshoe
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
From the outside it looks like a vintage, old-school place, but inside it is rather nice, though there is a bit much sunlight in the store for my liking.
This is the first store I have been to with a dedicated 55 degree beer cellar for Belgian beers and rare imports. There is also a row of coolers with craft, imports, and cheap beers. On the other side of that is the American bombers and singles. There is also a small shelf of imports right outside the cellar.
The selection was pretty good, it seemed like the Belgian section was simply un-picked over. Altanta seems to have a lot less beer geeks but a ton of stores dedicated to keeping large amounts of rare beers.
The service seemed non-existent in the beer section.
The prices were reasonable and good if you paid cash.
Overall this is a great liquor store if you are looking for selection and price in Atlanta.
03-07-2011 00:52:47 |
More by crossovert
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
I got off work with 2 hours to spare before another gig so I took a little sightseeing trip to check out this place today because it was rated so highly and because the Wild Heaven guy pointed me there for decent prices.
It was relatively easy to find given that it's called Green's and it was very green.
Definitely has a little bit better selection than my usual Beverage Superstore in Suwanee, GA. I was specifically looking for St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout which they didn't have.
Left with a Stone Double Bastard, a special release Sweetwater Crank Tank, a Three Philosophers, and a 4 pack of Old Rasputin.
The Belgian room was nice, but I'm not really big into Belgians quite yet so maybe I didn't appreciate their selection as much as I should have. Also though, I compare each beer spot to the beer place I went to in Asheville. That one was much better in my estimation. I forget the name of it, but I think I reviewed it.
10-21-2010 01:45:47 |
More by trecker
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stopped here before heading home to Alabama expecting to spend a good amount of money. I didn't spend as much as I thought I would and wasn't as impressed as I thought I would be, though it is a good beer store.
Lots of good beer here. To the right when you enter is a wing dedicated to American beer. Floor space dedicated to BMC & craft 6 packs, a wall full of bombers, and coolers with about half BMC & half craft 6 packs. Then there's a cold room full of mostly Belgians which was very impressive, and one small rack next to it with European beers (mostly German & British). The college students working here were nice enough but didn't really know about Terrapin's Side Project series or Sweetwater's Dank Tank series, both local breweries.
Prices were reasonable. It's a place I'd go to again, but may not drive out of my way much for it.
06-28-2010 03:00:32 |
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Green's Beverages - Ponce in Atlanta, GA