Oakes (821) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 29, 2009
This is a serious beer store. Kick ass is the word. The Belgian beer fridge is way too cool. The selection was huge and so far everything has been fresh. Service was decent. I like it. One of the better stores in the US that I’ve seen.
Outstanding store. Vast selection and the prices are a bargain. This location probably has less beer than the Green’s on Buford, but not by much and this store has the climate controlled Belgian room. I always stock up on beer here when I’m in Atlanta, it’s so much cheaper than up here in TN, let alone the wonderful selection.
Nice location. Really just your average looking liquor store with decent beer selection. Couple nice finds that I did not see at Hop City but nothing mind blowing in terms of selection. Might be nice for ATL, but this would be a slightly above average store in most major cities. Very good prices though.
Plenty of parking, fairly easy to find, it is not large but has a fabulous beer selection. Not only are there plenty of six-packs and samplers of locals, craft brews and imports, there are a whole lot of single bottles so you can stock up on favorites - and maybe grab a bottle or three for trade. ;) They have a huge wine selection in addition to all the beer, and plenty of various liquors of all sorts. Their personnel are not the friendliest nor the most aware that I have met, but they are not surly or distant either; at least they are more than acceptable. If you live in or near downtown Atlanta, this is a good place to stock up on suds.
Typical liquor store with a nice beer selection to the side. No service to speak of when I was there, they didn’t even address me while I was shopping. Selection was better than I find at home, but there are better stores in town if you’re looking for beer. Prices were probably the best part, slightly below the market in town, but watch out cause some stuff could be old.
Dumpy building with inadequate parking. The location is very convenient, though. The inside is nothing special, but clean and well laid out. The staff is friendly, but not very helpful. The selection is great, especially for bombers, which line an entire wall. There is a great Belgian cooler room. The prices are very reasonable as well.
Stopped by on a Saturday afternoon, and wish I’d had more time to look around. Nevertheless, still managed to spend more money than I needed to here. Large selection, and the service was efficient, if not overly friendly. I will definately go back.