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.
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.
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
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.
I always stop here when visiting Georgia. Great bottle selection of local and regional offerings. Additionally, they usually have some pretty decent lambic (Hansens, Black Label G, Tilq, etc). They also seem to have the widest variety of Stillwater/Evil Twin offerings I’ve ever come across which is cool to snag bottles of stuff you don’t see elsewhere. Nice selection of meads as well. Friendly employees and super attentive (asked if we needed help at least 5 times). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
jbruner (265) Marietta, Georgia | December 24, 2013| Updated January 21, 2014
A nice bottle shop with about half of the store being beer, plus they have a growler fill station around the corner. Service was great, friendly and knowledgeable. Selection was amazing, I was actually pretty blown away; nothing exceedingly rare, but still lots of cool stuff. Prices were right on what I expect to pay, and growler fills were super cheap. Definitely worth the stop if your in town.
Wow. I agree with sebletitje, it is easy to drop a few hundred bucks in here. They had every Terrapin beer that’s 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.
Totally the best ’hidden gym’ in georgia. Fantastic selection of rare and vintage beers. The store itself has no real ’character’ or ’charm’, But the growler shed beside the store is really sweet and makes up for it quite a bit. it’s just a dumpy package store, so the ambiance score suffers. Average prices for most stuff, but they surprisingly didn’t 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.
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 can’t get in Atlanta. I don’t 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 can’t wait to head back sometime soon.