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Green's Beverages - Ponce
$$ - reasonable
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737 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
phone: (404) 872-1109
(Place added by: aracauna)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 57
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I finally got here! I brought the wife and my daughter too! The sign out front said nobody under 18 admitted but since she was accompanied by us it was cool. I went in looking for Sweetwater seasonals and found them. Their Belgian room is very well stocked and they have mark downs in there as well. A guy there was very helpful in pointing out specials and markdowns like Barleywine singles for $1-$1.99 each. Got an Eye of Hawk Ale for $0.99! Very well stocked and they have specials all the time. Pricing was surpisingly low even on things I can get here in NC. Service was great selection was too. It has lived up to the well-deserved hype!
09-10-2008 20:17:08 |
More by ByTor2112
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
Great package store. It looks like it might not be too promising from the outside, but go inside the door to your right and you can find everything Georgia has to offer.
You can make your own six-pack with pre-selected beer, but the selections they have usually leave something to be desired. That's the only qualm I have with Green's.
There's a Belgian Beer cooler with every major Belgian but Westvleteren. They also have a few vintage beers in the cooler as well, something I haven't seen before. There are a lot of 750 mL bottles and six packs in the main beer cooler, but the real fun is on the shelves - there's almost always something new. If breweries distribute in Georgia, they have it or can get it, and I've never been disappointed with the prices. Pencil in a few minutes when you go, I always end up spending more time in there than I planned.
The service isn't amazing, but everyone is usually pretty friendly. I've heard some people have had run-ins with the on duty police officers there, but so far I haven't had that problem.
If you're in Atlanta, make it a point to go to Green's, it's a candy store for adults.
07-22-2008 15:45:24 |
More by glid02
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Great liquor store with a great selection of beers.
Located in Midtown/Virginia Highland/Poncey Highland area. Easily accessible, limited parking in front of the store, but plenty behind the store in the Kroger parking lot.
The beer section is to the right as soon as you walk in the door. One side is coolers for cold beers and the other is non-chilled beers. Mostly imports and "rare" beers in the non-chilled area. Cooler mostly has 6-packs and bombers. Don't forget to check out the Belgian room to the left of the beer cooler.
They carry almost all the beers available in GA. If they don't have it and can get it from the distributor, they can get you what want.
Service is OK. If you are just standing around looking, they will ask you if you need help finding something and will make recommendations if you ask. Beware the recommendations, the people working the beer dept don't always know the good beers. Going with your gut on an unknown beer may be a better option. Cashiers can be surly, but not mean.
Their prices are about the cheapest in town. Be sure to note the 2 different prices on the tags. The higher price is if you pay with a credit card and the lower is for cash/debit cards. Even the credit card prices are good.
This is my default beer/wine/liquor store. Very rarely do we get anything at another store. Definitely worth the stop.
07-13-2008 19:13:39 |
More by gabeerfan
quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $
Best beer store in the Metro Atlanta area, hands down. Green's on Ponce de Leon Avenue is located in the Midtown area near the neighborhoods of Old 4th Ward, Virginia-Highland, Poncey-Highland, Little 5 Points and Druid Hills.
Green's has big honking displays of beer on the floor, usually displaying the latest-and-greatest. The other day, I saw Brooklyner-Hopfenweisse, Terrapin Roggenrauchbier, Sierra Harvest, along with 5 different Dogfish offerings.
There is tons of beer stored in the beer cooler too.
To me, the beer turns over better at Green's that anywhere else. Sure they don't carry every flavor from every craft brewery in the US, but that doesn't matter to me. The beer is fresher here, quality exceptional. Their prices are typically .50 to $1 cheaper per 6-pack than most places too.
The gem here is the Belgian cooler, located to the left of the beer cooler. If the beer is distributed in Atlanta, it's in the Belgian cooler.
Green's gets super crowded on nights and weekends. Forget about going in there on Friday night. Service is OK...cashiers are a little tough from dealing with bobos all day. I tend to go late morning, when it is pretty quiet and traffic-free.
07-02-2008 12:06:51 |
More by RustyDiamond
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Went here on a search for the Terrapin Side Project 2. Sure enough, they had it right as you entered the beer area. They had a great deal of beers on special such as Hopstoopid and SN Harvest. Their offerings are pretty extensive. The beers not in the cooler are varied in orgins: Belgians, German, American Micro, etc. The coolers have a lot more different beers than the shelf area, not too bad with quite an array of brews. Singles are kinda few and far inbetween especially if it is not a Bomber or 750. They do have a casulties section that has a few 12 ozers that seemed to have been the saves on broken sixers because the beers were on the most part sticky.
They do have two prices, one for cash and the other for credit. Just roll up to the Kroger behind it and grab a road water or soda and take out some cash with no ATM fees and it saves you a bit of cash.
As far as service, didn't really see a beer guy or a helper in the beer section. The cashier was awesome and took great care packing up a box of brew for me, plus she was fast as hell.
I enjoyed it here but I really can't say it is totally worth driving all the way into Atlanta when I have Arbor Place along the way. They did have a few things Green's didn't. To each his own. Still an awesome beer store.
06-27-2008 02:14:35 |
More by everetends
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $
The Ponce de Leon location of Green's Discount Beverage Store is located to the northeast of downtown Atlanta. The less adventurous type may not necessarily feel safe going to this location by themselves, but the average person who is not afraid of "The City" shouldn't feel very threatened at this location. The store is a package liquor store that has wine, spirits, and beer (on the right hand side from the entrance, and around the corner to the end of the store). The beer section may seem slightly cramped if there are a lot of people, especially towards the back of the beer section where the outside wall of the building comes closer to the coolers. There is another Green's location in Atlanta on Buford Hwy, but this review is only for the Ponce de Leon location.
Quality - Most of the beers that we bought at Green's were of high quality when we drank them. It seemed like there would be a decent turnover of products in the store, although there were a few beers on the shelves that looked like they might have been sitting there for quite a while. This Green's location does feature a temperature controlled beer cellar which is home to a rather nice selection of Belgian beers as well as a few other choice products.
Service - The store was busy for most of our visit in the late afternoon, but the employees were helpful once you had waited for them to assist you. One nice thing to know that we were told by several employees was that you can receive a discount if you pay with cash instead of credit. Good information to know for next time.
Selection - You'll probably be pleased at the selection of products and breweries you see on the shelves, but you'll be in beer heaven when you find the temperature controlled beer cellar closer to the non-beer portions of the store. Be careful in here... it can be a tight fit with three or more people. Our visit was during the winter holiday season, so there were lots of appropriate seasonal options available. There were beers from Terrapin, Great Divide, Ommegang, Sweetwater, and Allagash, as well as many other domestic and international breweries.
Value - While the beers here did not have the lowest prices I have ever seen, the value was pretty good for a location inside the city. The extra discount you can receive for paying with cash knocks this one over the top in terms of value, and the available selection makes this a must stop shop for a visit into Atlanta.
04-02-2008 18:25:14 |
More by kensuthe
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
Green's on Ponce, otherwise known as my favorite place to purchase beer in Georgia
The store is awesome. I imagine the liquor sales help enable them to carry a ton of specialty beers and imports. The Belgian selection is wonderful, there are some really off the wall beers available, and the walk-in cooler is a great little part of the store. The wall coolers are heavy in micro and imported six/twelve packs with the typical BMC crap as well. The floors are packed with more displays which is fine because the room is kept cool. They have a shelf full of singles from American micros to German and English beers. The cash (or debit!) discount is great but even with credit some discounts still apply.
The staff are friendly but not necessarily beer geeks, and the pricing is rarely beaten. Not much bad can be said about Green's other than its not in my neighborhood. If there is a beer you want in Georgia, this is always the best place to look first. They have so many beers that the competition just doesn't carry, and they are always among the first to get the latest releases. Simply put, Green's rocks.
03-26-2008 00:08:56 |
More by jophish17
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I love having a beverage store like Greens in the area. They've got a good selection of liquor, wine, and beer. The staff, when they have time, are very helpful to talk about their selection or look something up for you or tote a keg out to your car.
The Belgian Beer fridge is the spot. They've got fair prices on a large selection of beers... From Rochefort 10s to Girardin Gueuzes to a variety of the St. Feuillien bottle sizes. It's the first place I check when I hear of a beer I want to try.
The only downside to Greens is location and occasional busyness. As I've seen some other people mention, it's not uncommon to get hit up for cash in the area or even in the store. There is not a lot of parking out front, but one can park in the back in the Kroger lot. As to the busyness - Saturdays are definitely hectic, but the staff stays calm and helpful.
01-18-2008 01:19:26 |
More by CatNorth
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
I stopped in here after hearing alot of great things on this site pertaining to it.
They had a great selection of everything from Micro to Belgians and Euros. I was totally shocked about the vast selection to the sizes of the bottles (Saw a 6L Duvel!) to the very attractive pricing.
However, while I was there, keeping in mind this location isn't in the "nicest" part of town, a guy kept following me around in the store asking for money. I had no money to give him for I always use my card. He kept on and kept on, so I took the brew I had picked out and just paid and left. This WAS in the middle of the day, so I was not too nervous, but I was somewhat. I had never made it to this location before and was cut short because of some homeless dude begging for money. That was the only downfall.
The selection was great and I was delighted though. I would return and hopefully not get bothered anymore.
01-11-2008 18:54:15 |
More by MMAJYK
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I had the opportunity to visit this Green's location on a business trip. I had seen that the other location was lightly ranked high, but this was easier to access from the convention centers.
Like many beer stores, this didn't look like much from the outide. It had a moderate amount of floor space dedicated to beer which I liked. I saw many beers I had wanted for a long time (Sweetwater, Lagunita Seasonals, etc) and many gems I had only read about. The service was excellent and the staff was extremely knowledgeable of beer, which I like and this earned them a 5 out of 5.
The only disappointment was their lack of single sales. I am sure that this is a nightmare to manage, but their were many fringe beers that I saw there I would have sampled as a single. However, I did not feel strongly enough to buy a whole six pack.
All in all, I hope this is what a SC Beer/Package/Liquor Store will look like once we have 3 years of high gravity experience and contracts under our belt.
01-04-2008 14:22:18 |
More by MarkSCCOT
Green's Beverages - Ponce in Atlanta, GA
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