Greens is the best beer stone in Atlanta... they have the best selection hands down.... the Ponce location has a walk in beer cellar that features the Belgians as well as the other imports, such as Mikkeller, Nogne 0, Dieu du Ciel, and more. They have a bunch of bombers and six packs in the coolers as well as a larger selection on the shelves. From the outside it looks like your standard liquor store, but it has some great beer inside. They offer a cash discount as well... the other location is equally as good, just not as large and is w/o the cellar.
The high gravity beer freezer is just about my favorite 20 square feet in Atlanta. Great prices, fantastic selection. Who cares if the ambiance is equal to a K-Mart?
bmanning (8) Holly Springs, North Carolina | December 13, 2005
This place is by far the best place to go for beer in Atlanta, or anywhere else for that matter. Theyíve got a huge climate-controlled room specificially for the hundred or so Belgian beers, and an entire wall for all the rest - lots of English beers as well. THE place to go for imports of all kind. Plus, you get a discount for paying with cash.
Atlanta loves their liquor stores. And you know you’re in Atlanta when there are hustlers buying cases of malt liquor to resell on the street to bums. Gotta take advantage of that case discount. This is the best liquor store in Georgia I’ve found. I’ve also managed to find no liquor store in the country that can consistantly beat their prices. They have a website listing the beers they sell, and it’s a good way to make shopping lists, although it is not completely accurate. They have a room of Belgians and various high-gravity beers kept at cellar temperature. The store also contains a long row of coolers housing micros, and another long shelf of imports. Generally the Ponce location is better than the Buford in terms of selection, but occasionally they will differ in stock. This is the number one ATL liquor store.
I could have sworn that I rated this place. Well, no matter. This place is awesome. The Buford Highway location is a little less crowded and in a somewhat nicer area. This is one of the only places to get "rare" beers in Atlanta. There are periods where this place will have the same crap for months or weeks, and then they almost completely reformat, and have an awesome selection of new stuff. The staff is helped. Ivan, I believe that is his name is always asking if you need help, or if you have tried this or that beer. He is very nice. It is an awkward area; donít be surprised to get solicited by a bum, or crack whore, drug addict, etc... That is what it is living in Midtown, which I enjoy that little spice of life. Greens has a good grasp on the price action. Jax, in Cumming, is a close 2nd to Greens (both locations). I would definitely recommend giving this place a try. At one point Total Wine in Kennesaw was giving this place a run for its money, but not anymore.
The waitress at the Brick Store Pub suggested Greenís to us. Iíve never seen so many different beers in one place. Thought Iíd died and reached heaven. I had a list of what I wanted and within 5 minutes had found everything I wanted. The walk-in cooler is full of Belgium brews and vintage beers. You get a discount if you pay cash.
Top-flight beer store destination. Some (white) locals said "donít walk there, itís not safe". So I took a cab for the six blocks from the famous Fox theatre in midtown, but that was a waste. In daylight at least it isnít scary and there is lots of traffic and shopping. Great selection, the walk-in cooler is top-notch, and prices are as good as Iíve seen anywhere. Good English and Belgian selection in particular; the lack of singles for regional beers the only weakness.