United States > Georgia > Athens
Travlr (2117) Washington, Washington DC | February 9, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Massive selection, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Most of the local stuff is in sixers, could use more singles, but thatís a minor quibble. Worth going out if your way for.
NachlamSie (667) Denver, Colorado | February 26, 2006
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
I think this is the best place to go buy beer in Athens. They have a wide selection of micros and imports and fair prices on everything. My only real complaint is the nonsensical oraginization. I could not discern any rhyme or reason behind the placement of the beer. They had a bunch of macro swill on the same shelf with Belgians and on another shelf several English imports mixed in with local brews of all styles. So, just be sure to take the time to look at every shelf so as to not miss anything out of place.
jrallen34 (500) Chicago, Illinois | April 9, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
There is a bottle shop and a growler station. Bottle shop is quite nice with lots of locals and rarer distributed beers like Evil Twin one offs. Service is nice. The offer lots of singles out of 6 packs and a cooling station. The growler station has great choices and offers lots of variety with 3 different fill sizes. Worth a stop.
PorterPounder (410) Tallahassee, Florida | June 27, 2009
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
I have found the perfect bottle shop - too bad I do not live in Athens! Literally at least a thousand beers to choose from - all categorized nicely - even has a section for sours. One of those stores where you are overwhelmed at the selections and you have to determine your priorities - low price tickers, high quality, missing selections from a favorite brewer? All can be accommodated here. Good selection of locals as well - which they had a few miscellaneous singles of local stuff from Georgia and the Carolinas - most were in six packs - but I had enough bombers to keep me satisfied. Bonus - if you buy more than six craft or imports (like that is a stretch for me) you get a discount and a free glass - what a deal! Will be a regular stop any time I am in Athens - which unfortunately is not too often
sebletitje (355) Enghien, Belgium | December 24, 2008
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Was very hard to stop buying all these beers to take back to FL.
Huge selection of East coast beers, even a lot of good European beers. Many that cannot be found in FL.
Prices are more than fair for the kind of beers that you get. Sadly, they wont split 6pack, and I left the place with many beers I could not buy. All the 6pack, 4pack quickly add up, and one can easily spend a few hundred dollars.
Butters (185) Richmond, Virginia | May 9, 2012
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Totally the best íhidden gymí in georgia. Fantastic selection of rare and vintage beers. The store itself has no real ícharacterí or ícharmí, But the growler shed beside the store is really sweet and makes up for it quite a bit. itís just a dumpy package store, so the ambiance score suffers. Average prices for most stuff, but they surprisingly didnít price gouge on the vintage stuff. The staff was VERY helpful and knowledgable about lots of the brews they carried. And the selection was world class. I will ALWAYS be stopping by here when I am passing through Athens.
CheersMate (180) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | May 5, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Took a little road trip today. I actually was there and back (from Midtown Atlanta) in less than 3 hours! To me, that is not a bad drive at all. They had a lot of good stuff that we canít get in Atlanta. I donít understand the disparity between Athens and Atlanta in terms of beer availability. I was worried at first because I thought the wine selection was going to overshadow the beer selection, but that was not the case. If you are in Atlanta and have an afternoon to spare, head to Five Points. The staff was friendly, and gave me 10% off for spending what I spent. Great beer store, and I canít wait to head back sometime soon.
markwise (176) North of Tampa, Florida | February 12, 2009
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Wow. I agree with sebletitje, it is easy to drop a few hundred bucks in here. They had every Terrapin beer thatís out at a VERY reasonable price. Some very rare beers, and out of production beers that are priced affordably. Duck Rabbitt, Mikkeller, Olfaabrikken, Victory, Left Hand, everything that I have seen here was pretty impressive.
ContemplateBeer (139) Louisville, Kentucky | September 12, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This place is surprising on many levels: The outside seems like a laundromat converted into a beer store, with some cartoon paintings of brands on the walls. Inside: beer mecca. Service was helpful; it seemed like a clerk was out and about helping customers. Selection was just jaw dropping: 300+ bottles doesnít scratch the surface; Iíd say the number is easily twice that. Even better: there was a special shelf for lambic\gueuze... where can I put my mattress? Prices were maybe slightly above average, but still reasonable for quality. I wanted to rent a Chinook helicopter and fly this place home to Louisville, which has itís own share of excellent beer destinations. It would fit right in, and give the best a run for their money.
DialSquare (132) Columbus, Ohio | June 23, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Great stuff here. Six different Mikkeller including the ratebeer Struise masters series. Bunch of Terrapin. Helpful knowledgeable staff. Good regional selection. Worth the trip for sure.
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