Amazing selection, organized by style, so it’s a bit confusing at first, but works well enough. Sadly I had a flight to catch, but I’ll have to come back here and have a field day. For this visit, I browsed, just like it was a library or a used book store. Great way to pass the afternoon, after lunch at 5 Seasons, and before coffee at Octane.
planbee (38) North Carolina | July 5, 2011| Updated September 2, 2011
AMBIANCE - Located in a cool section of town. Store is split down the middle, one side wine, one side beer. Arranged by style...not my preference. Kinda dusty and cramped but charming. SERVICE - They were busy and understaffed, which sucked as I was in from out of town with only a few minutes to spare. Really nice girl at checkout said she’d help me with getting singles, which a sign says you’re supposed to ask about, but no help ever materialized. So i wound up with mostly bombers. OK. SELECTION - Amazing. Maddening if you’re trying to stay on a budget. Every aisle is a paradise. My haul was greatly hindered by not being able to get singles, but the Lost Abbey stuff made up for it. VALUE - A little jacked up, but it’s a big city and trendy part of town. To be expected. OVERALL - A great place that I would rate in the 90’s if my experience had been a little better.
Awesome Place. Had some beers that aren’t even avaiable at Greens, Macs, Total Wine, or Jax. Was able to find the Victory Wild Devil here. A lot of Lakefront beers that aren’t avaible at Greens, or any of the other places. Located right next to 5 Seasons downtown. The owner, Kraig, was VERY friendly and would answer any questions about the beers he is getting, wants to get, or intends to get in the future. This place has beers that are either a WEE-BIT more expensive, or a lot cheaper than places like Greens. It just depends on what you are looking at. Great store. Awesome selection. For only having been open 3 weeks, he has everything that all of the other stores have. Great place hope to see this as the number one craft beer store in Atlanta. Decided to go here instead of 5 Seasons.
The service rating for a 19 goes to the staff, not the owner. Being a female purchasing about $200 of merchandise, which does not include what others purchased having asked my opinion. The owner was intimidating and brash about breaking a "cold" six pack of porters, after acknowledgingly withholding beer From his patrons ie. (Kentucky breakfast stout - Founders) that he promoted on his own business page two days ago on facebook. To repeat: selection top notch, employees extra friendly, owner not so much in my book...
icehawk (26) Mount Pleasant, South Carolina | October 6, 2013
Very great selection arranged by style. Big list of taps of growler fills. An ok selection of singles. Some dusty IPA’s, but other than that I could spend an hour in the place combing through the shelves.
theisti (797) Kansas | August 26, 2010| Updated September 8, 2014
Nice, craft beer focused bottle shop on the west side of Atlanta. Right next to a 5 Seasons, which is nice. The store itself has a rack of the usual suspect Belgians up front, with 4 bigger rows of craft and high quality imports. The cooler selection was pretty slim, and the single selection even slimmer. A sign in the store seemed to indicate they may single out any beer, but I didn’t ask. All employees I talked to were knowledgeable and friendly. For locals, this seemed like a great place. For out of towners, I would make sure everything you want is in singles if that’s what you are after. Overall, a very nice beer store.
82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
bleeng (160) Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas | February 2, 2012
Went in here on a recent visit to ATL. Tap selection was expansive but not many hard to find beers on the wall. Bottle selection is probably one of the top 5 I’ve seen. Bottles a bit mixed around but you need to be patient and check out all the shelves-lots of surprises and great finds here. Staff knew their stuff too-a big plus.
went here to grab some locals before i left town. Arranging the beers by style made it a longer trip. The selection is good, mostly six packs and bombers, but there is a small self of singles to make a 6 pack. I was a bit surprised, by reading reveiws I figured the place would be bigger than it was. To be honest, more than half the place was wine. Beer selection was good, but I suspect that it would be no diferent than any other bottle shop in the area up to snuff. It filled my needs to tick on SC, NC, and some other locally distributed Atlanta area brewed beers.
Good choices, plenty I can’t find in Florida, and thats why I went there, came away with some good beers.
frylock (80) Atlanta, Georgia | December 30, 2012| Updated February 23, 2013
Great store with a huge selection. Arranged by style rather than brewery, which is kind of annoying to me but not that big a deal. Many items on the shelf were not priced which was another annoyance. Huge growler filling station with many beers that are tap only. They also sell homebrewing supplies and appeared to have a nice wine selection. Directly next to 5 seasons westside. Definitely worth stopping by.
A whole lotta beers. A lot more than Green’s on Buford Highway, which I visited the same day. Most beers are from breweries you’ve seen before. Beers are organized into large groups by style rather than by brewery. A limited number of rarities. The imports (Belgian/German/British) seemed especially limited. Still probably enough for even a devoted craft beer hunter to find something new. Knowledgeable staff, too. I asked for Lost Abbey’s The Angel’s Share, and the clerk shook his head -- but then said that they still had it on tap in their growler section! Check-out clerk was was a bit curt.
Definitely worth a stop.