This place is much larger than I thought it would be. It’s basically a large liquor store so there’s not much of an ambiance but I will give them credit for being clean and well-organized. They keep the beer in the back, which again, is well-organized. I must say, the selection is better than I expected. As far as distribution goes, it’s amazing the difference one state makes. A full line of Port/Lost Abbey (how did they end up in Georgia?), Founders, New Belgium, Sweetwater, Tuppers, Moylans, all of these we don’t get in Florida. Of course, there’s also plenty of breweries here we do get in Florida, such as, Stone, Avery, Stoudts, and Terrapin. No Cigar City, so that’s one we got on them, but I hear that might be changing. There are two Habersham locations in Savannah but since I heard this one was the superior one for beer I didn’t bother to check out the other. This is located only about 6 miles from where we were staying in the historical district but traffic getting to and from was a bit of a pain. If in the area, this is definitely worth checking out.
Have visited many times in 2016 and 2017 when I’m in Savannah for gigs. This is the far superior Habersham beverage (compared to the one actually on Habersham St). Lots of singles, friendly staff, loads of ticks for out of towners. This seems to be the place you’d want to go to if you’re looking for new beers and a great selection. I always stop in!
After Ratebeer Winter Gathering in Tampa, I was in search of a beer store that I could walk out of with cases of unrated single 12oz beers. I couldn’t find any satisfying beer store that could do that for me in Tampa, but luckily I happened to be stopping in Savannah to visit my sister, and this Habersham place is just the ticket. Parking was easy, once you understand where the place is (it’s in a kind of congested commercial area of town). They offer singles of every beer that they have, and they have a pretty impressive regional selection. The inside is not much different from every other big lot liquour store you’ve seen, but it was clean and well-kept, can’t complain too much. Service was good, a guy with a broken foot who seemed to be a beer manager asked me several times if he could help me, and was patient and helpful when I took him up on the offer. There is a wide variety of local and regional offerings here, but the main thing that you have to watch out for is older bottles. Unfortunately many of the local breweries don’t date their 12oz at all, so it’s kind of a crap shoot. I have a feeling that the local distributors aren’t very helpful in in the freshness challenge either. From the 2 cases of beer I got, about 25% of them were infected, clearly old, or just plain bad. I ended up dumping a good bit of beer down the drain that I got from this place, but overall I was ecstatic to find a place that could actually offer me the massive variety of local single bottles to try that I was seeking. I believe I paid about $95 for my two cases, which was reasonable (they offer a case or 6pk discount, I can’t remember which -- prices are much higher for lone single 12oz’s). Overall, I’m very glad I found this place. I would stop by again if I’m ever back in town -- but I’ll be much more discerning and meticulous about the stuff I grab. I didn’t notice the glass case of "rare beer" up front that I see others are mentioning now, I guess I’ll have to look for that if there’s a next time. Ticker’s delight, just don’t expect everything you grab to be in peak condition.
We had a little difficulty with the sat. nav. and drove round a huge mall car park several times before spotting this place in a much smaller parade of shops on the opposite side of the road. It sells mainly wine and spirits but has a decent beer section at the back. Unfortunately many of the local beers were only available in six packs - not much use when you have only a few days left in the country and are leaving by ‘plane. You can build your own six pack of some of the larger bottles, the price depending on the contents, but not all the bottles were included in the deal. Still, there was a good selection and the service was friendly.
(Visited 19 February 2014).
Parking OK. A little dimly lit on a dark night. I love the disheveled look of the beer section where people have been hacking out singles. 2.5 - 3 full aisles of craft brew, lotsa regionals. Staff was very helpful, but not pushy. A must stop if in Savannah.
Generally a good place with a couple rarer beers I can’t find in my area. A food selection of European imports. Prices are anliwee below average for the most part. Great that you can buy singles of everything.
This Habersham’s outpost provides the best beer selection in Savannah. Typical liquor store interior with the main beer selection located at the back of the store. Well organised and varied selection. Plenty of interesting stuff from the likes of Boulevard, New Belgium, Founders, Bells and CCB to name but a few. Pricing seems pretty good to me. A must-visit when in Savannah.
Quick swing through on my way up 95. Kind of a knotty section of town, though it’s not the store’s fault that the street layout is a bit challenged. Spacious and well-stocked joint, with beer taking up a sizable portion of the store’s back third. You won’t find the kind of selection you’d expect in Atlanta or anything, but there were loads and loads of craft micros well represented. Some CCB, Wild Heaven, and other fine regionals, good selection of Cali stuff from Port/LA, Bruery, and others. Belgian selection wasn’t the greatest I’ve seen but it was certainly solid. If you’ve got some time while on the highway, it’s worth a stop, and obviously essential if you’re staying in Savannah.
Popped in here to stock up for vacation and try to score a few things we don’t get at home. It’s ambiance is like your basic grocery store. The guy in the beer section was very enthusiastic and helpful. Pretty good selection, though not as much different stuff as we’d hoped (perhaps we have to go farther afield). Prices were a little higher than at home.