Green's Beverage Warehouse
Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 34 | Show All Ratings:
4.8/5 rDev +6.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Wow.... what a beer store. I had no idea. It's the place to stop in Columbia. Talked to Wes, that is very knowledgable. I was very imperessed with the slection and price. Well displayed, clean store with phenomial hard to get brews. Many Founders, Rockers, Terrapin, Bruery etc.... to grab. I'll be in Columbia quite a bit and this will be my store to check things out... Great place.... One of the best beer stores I have been to. Belgian slection was huge and there are tons of mikkeler selections to chose from. Can't wait to save uo more money to stop by again.... Great store and I'm a big fan of Wes, one of their beer specialist. Thank you!
07-24-2010 03:58:26 | More by CampusCrew
4.3/5 rDev -4.2%
quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
I was headed to Total Wine to purchase my beverages for vacation in the NC mountains, until I found Green's on BA. Based upon the reviews, I was initially very excited about what I'd find. And Green's lived up to my expectations. 2 full isles devoted to American craft/micro. I also noticed 6 of the 7 Trappist beers, with healthy selections of each (if applicable); and a huge selection of Europeans. But I was after the micros not available in N FL. I found New Belgium, New Holland, Founders, RJ Rockers, Bear Republic, and many others. I was impressed by the selection, and the price seemed spot, if not more inexpensive than what I am used to. The folks working seemed interested and willing to help. And the location right of I-26 makes this a no-brainer stop on these trips through Columbia.
07-11-2010 11:42:44 | More by cbak999
5/5 rDev +11.4%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
Bar none, this place has the best selection of beer in the Columbia, SC, area and probably the best across the entire Carolinas if you ask me.
They don't have this kind of selection anywhere in the Charlotte, NC area as far as I know.
The staff is knowledgeable and courteous. They help you find what you want and what you need. Management goes way above the call of duty when it comes to the growler station as there is always a style you would enjoy! Rare keg Thursdays, I mean really rare AND creative! They have a passion for beer and it shows.
I almost forgot their FREQUENT BUYER program on the growlers. Get a free growler(max $9.99 value) after buying 10 growlers at any cost!
I say 'inexpensive' because their prices are probably better than 99% of any others, including a cash/debit discount. Keep in mind that they sell everything from 'natural light' to 'Chimay' so be prepared to pay for what you get. There are some expensive beers out there.
Definitely worth a try if you are in the area.
EDIT: Dang, that might even be my car in the picture! Probably not, but I do spend too much time there... can't help it :) Too many goood beers!
06-20-2010 01:07:48 | More by cdizinno
5/5 rDev +11.4%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Quite simply the best store in the state. I have been finding myself making the hour and a half drive down more and more frequently as of late, mostly for rare growlers, and imports. The store is just sublime. I think i know just about everyone that works there and everyone is beyond helpful. There are the store that gets everything, prices are better then anyone else and I can always find something new. Hard to believe that a store this great exists in the state. There is no excuse not to stop in here if you are in the state, period.
03-14-2010 00:27:12 | More by mikesgroove
4.65/5 rDev +3.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
This is the best place to get your beer at in Columbia.
They have pretty much everything you can find in the state and the selection has grown by leaps and bounds in the year and a half I have been going here. You can find a lot of the locals here including Coast.
I haven't bought any bad beer here before and I think this has to do with the staff. Some of the staff has no knowledge of beer at all, these tend to be the cashiers and some of the people walking around in the wine section of the store. This is offset by two guys in the beer section. I've seen one of them in the store every time I've been in there so any questions I have they answer. They even provide me with opinions on things I haven't had before and have admitted when they do not know much about a particular beer. They also send out a weekly newsletter via e-mail that details all their new beers, what is currently on the growler station and what their Rare Growler fill will be for the week. This newsletter is great and has definitely sent me to the store unexpectedly.
Finally I would like to talk about the growler station. This thing is great! They have 4 beers on at a time. On Thursday's they have a rare growler fill(Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball, Sculpin, Hopslam, Oak Aged Wake n Bake are just a few examples). I believe this is the only place in Columbia that offers growler fills and I love it! Only 2.99 for a growler and then the cost of the fills varies from 7.99 to 15.99(I think?) They also have started a reward program where you can get a free growler after buying 10 growlers.
If you are in town just visiting and want to pick up some locals this is your store, if you live here and want to find some fresh beer this is your store. Like I said in the beginning this is the best beer store in Columbia!
03-07-2010 15:09:24 | More by jpmclaug
4.65/5 rDev +3.6%
quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Not only do they have the best selection in the area, they also have the best prices by a long shot. They often get many rare beers in and have amazing prices on them. The rare beer Thursdays are always great, and amazingly priced. The managers there are also very knowledgeable and friendly. If you have a question they will have an answer for you. You can tell the place is run by a couple of beer geeks that share all of our passion for great beer. My go to spot for great craft beers. The only problem is it is hard to leave there with one or two things because there are so many other things there that i want.
01-03-2010 16:44:38 | More by BS68280
District of Columbia
4.15/5 rDev -7.6%
quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I have to say that the selection here was pretty damn good, but I was hoping to see a bit better of a regional/local selection of brews. In any case, I was still able to find quite a few nice US and European brews that I haven't seen on the shelves in NY/NJ just yet.
The single selection (of 12oz.) could have been a bit better as well, but the bomber selection was pretty outstanding.
I only have the Total Wine nearby this location to compare for the area, but I have to say that Green's was better for overall selection, and plus they do growler fills, which is pretty cool.
My only real complaint is that I wasn't offered service at any point, but then again, I didn't go looking so not entirely their fault. Definitely worth a stop if you're in the area.
05-31-2009 18:57:17 | More by Nickls
4.5/5 rDev +0.2%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This Green's is much better than the one on Assembly. The one on Assembly is more convenient, location-wise, but everything else at the Piney Grove store blows it away.
First of all, it has a growler station. Four taps, two of which are high gravity. At last check (2/21), they had Red Brick's Winter, Left Hand Milk Stout, Southampton Double White, and Founders Dirty Bastard. It's like three bucks for a new growler, then seven for a low gravity fill and ten for high gravity.
This Green's has way more bombers than the other. Plenty of six packs, refrigerated or warm. They also seem to be pretty on top of new releases...if you want something new, this is the place to go. Very knowledgeable staff.
They also sell glassware, which is a huge plus. They've added a ton of logo glassware recently.
Best beer store in Columbia, and it's not far behind Charleston Beer Exchange for best in the state.
02-24-2009 08:01:47 | More by Gyle41386
3.7/5 rDev -17.6%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
This Green's location seems to have a little more beer than the one on Assembly St. The best thing about this location is that they fill growlers. They usually have 3 or 4 different things tapped. Beer is divided (for the most part) into American, Belgian, English, and the rest of Europe. Most of their selection is unrefrigerated but they do have some things in a cooler against the back wall. They have a good selection of cases as well. They sometimes have a few nice glasses for sale.
Prices are good and discounted is you pay cash.
09-06-2008 13:21:19 | More by hellomcfly
3.8/5 rDev -15.4%
quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This Greens is like a wholesale warehouse of wine and beer. More wine than beer but it is definitely starting to come into its own for beer too. Cases of beer fill the place so it is a definite for a party. Also as far as cases go it has a greater selection than their other location on Assembly St. and the parking is a lot better too. I like the Greens on Assembly better for their selection of singles and the Worlds Best Beer Room that stores the beer at a more adequate temperature. Both are great locations. The staff is always friendly and willing to learn about beer as well as school you too.
12-15-2007 10:14:28 | More by MTNboy
Green's Beverage Warehouse in Columbia, SC
98 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.