Fantastic selection, very helpful staff. I’m so used to walking into a beer store and having to hunt for something I’ve never had. Everywhere I looked, though, I saw something I wanted. Could’ve easily dropped thousands of dollars on beer here. Great place.
Hank1980 (42) Athens, Georgia | July 19, 2007| Updated February 17, 2009
Very good selection of beer, wine, and liquour. Fair prices and a very helpful staff. Best shop in north Georgia, with plenty of rare stuff. They get everything (and often more) that Greens gets. Great place. *** This is now the best in Georgia. Selection has continued to improve, and service is 2nd to none. Great place!
Absolutely terrific beer store, the best in NE Georgia in my opinion. The staff is very friendly and extremely knowledgable. These guys have a passion for their beer and their beer selection and it shows. As to the comment made by NachlamSie on the organization: This store is extremely small, with other stores in town being anywhere from 2 up to 5 times the Bottle Shop’s size, yet the Bottle Shop has an inventory 4 times bigger than their biggest competitor. If you can’t appreciate how difficult it is to get all of that on the floor, don’t bash the store’s organization. They do all they can to make sure every single beer in Georgia is available to their customers, so yes, it’s very hard to get all that organized in such a limited space.
This is definitely the best beer store in Athens. The store itself is very small, but they pack as much beer as possible into their limited space. Organization could sometimes be improved, but if you’re looking for something in particular, you can ask most anyone and they’ll be able to help you. Service is always very good for me. Sachin or Richie will special order anything they can get and will hound distributors that will get something for Greens but not offer it to 5 Points. They’ll even give you a call when they finally convince a distro to give them something and will let you know when it comes in. The selection is always expanding. Every time I come in, there’s something new. My only minor complaint is that there is no splitting of 6 packs. Overall, this store is a GREAT asset to the Athens beer scene.
Been there thousands of times. THE best family-owned bottle shop in NE Georgia. Excellent seleection of regional and national micros. A really small place right in the middle of Five Points. Ask for Sachin if you go.
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.