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Green's Beverage Warehouse

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Green's Beverage WarehouseGreen's Beverage Warehouse
BA SCORE
97
world-class

43 Ratings
Ratings: 43
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 9.89%
[ Store ]

4012 Fernandina Rd
Columbia, South Carolina, 29212-3358
United States
phone: (803) 744-0570

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Photo of JISurfer
3.3/5  rDev -25.8%

This Green's was a little bit of a let down for me. It's selection was ok, in that it did have some good craft/imports, but the other beers just out numbered it. In the other beers, that means micros/imports that can be found anywhere else.The highlight was definately the service. I noticed several employees helping others find a good beer or wine for Thanksgiving. It did have a large section of beers in the a fridge section that scaled the entire back wall. Overall it was a little bit of a let down. Normally this store has some better selections.

JISurfer, Nov 27, 2005
Photo of jophish17
3.5/5  rDev -21.3%

jophish17, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.65/5  rDev -18%

Green's on Fernandina is a very large place, almost a warehouse. The layout is different than the one downtown and the selection is somewhat different as well. The Fernandina location seems to be more of a sixpack and case type of store.

The prices at Green's are always amazing. Some NC beers are less expensive in Green's than you find them in NC. The service is typical and not especially helpful, but the selection is very good for a SC store and I often stop in to see what they might have that is new. Often they will get an odd Belgian in that I have never seen before, perhaps because of the lower ABV or just that SC has a few of the importers for those brands.

If in the area and looking for a place to purchase beer, Green's should definitely be on your list of places to stop by.

GCBrewingCo, Dec 21, 2004
Photo of hellomcfly
3.7/5  rDev -16.9%

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.

hellomcfly, Sep 06, 2008
Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

Pearlstreetbrewingco, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of timtheenchanta
3.8/5  rDev -14.6%

This place is pretty large and the selection is spread out all over the store like it would be in a warehouse. There's also a very large fridge in the back that includes most of what you'll find on the floor.

The service seems to be okay. I didn't have anyone offer to help me but the place was pretty crowded and I saw employees helping others which was more important anyway because... hey I'm a BA.

The selection was fine for a South Carolina store. They offer pretty much anything you'll find in state. They however aren't too big on singles (their biggest flaw by far). They only singles they sell are 500 or 750 MLs for the most part. Occasionally, I've found a gem or two hiding on the shelves here but for the most part, they sell the same stuff you'll find in state at a better price.

This place is worth a trip if you're in the area.

timtheenchanta, Mar 27, 2006
Photo of MTNboy
3.8/5  rDev -14.6%

This Green’s 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 Green’s 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.

MTNboy, Dec 15, 2007
Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -10.1%

Mantooth, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of Nesued
4.15/5  rDev -6.7%

Living in the Irmo area, it was very nice to see both a Green's and Total Wine (see another review of an area location) open with a "one-two-punch". Within a few months, what was a usual 30 min drive to downtown Columbia to purchase crafted brew, turned into a 10-min drive to two prime venues.

Green's has a large selection with a nice selection clearly separated by country of origin. A very nice side feature, it the option of buying either "room-temp" or "refrigerated" versions of many of the same crafted beers. Always a plus when your running short on time.

The prices here are quite in line, and many times less than what can bought at near-by locations.

The staff are quite helpful, and many times know as much about the brews, and they do about the wines.

Nesued, Oct 16, 2005
Photo of Nickls
4.15/5  rDev -6.7%

(From notes)

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.

Nickls, May 31, 2009
Photo of biglobo8971
4.16/5  rDev -6.5%

This store was the saving grace of the last leg of returning from the beach in NC on our way to GA. The kid was screaming in the back seat and thanks to a couple of BA's (urbancaver and arvjunk) was able to get directions to this southern gem.
The atmosphere was of a alcoholics dream land. Rows and rows of booze. Mostly BMC stacked up in the front of the store with a wall of lined up coolers. After a second, I noticed the shelves of beer and skipped my way over to them.
At first glance my thoughts were "holy fudge, there is a lot of Imports, where the hell is the local loot" then I took a step past the first two aisles and saw the next three. There they were, 4 aisles of great stuff. I was able to find a beer for a trading partner that I have been trying to get for him for months. So very happy with the selection.
As far as service, didnt need any, didnt ask for any, didnt get any. The lady checking me out was courteous and pleasant. The prices to me were in line with other stores of this magnitude.
Will definitely seek this store out again whenever I am any where close to in the area.

biglobo8971, Jul 10, 2011
Photo of Dmaradei
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

Dmaradei, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of cbak999
4.3/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

cbak999, Jul 11, 2010
Photo of swtdixie91
4.36/5  rDev -2%

Nice selection of Belgiums and Lambics in the walk in cellar. Four aisles of craft brews in singles and multi-packs. Also has the usual giant selection of Buds and American by the cases. Usually have 10 taps for Growlers...and usually a wide selection for anyone's taste. And don't forget to check out the small singles rack up front towards the registers...it sometimes houses singles you cannot find elsewhere.
Most of the staff is knowledgeable...aside from the cashiers who usually couldn't care less. I'm certain that the cashiers are the only place that Greens lacks in the customer service department.

swtdixie91, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of chinchill
4.45/5  rDev 0%

Easy access from I-26; this store sits on an unattractive parking lot almost on the interstate. Warehouse atmosphere.

This is by far the best Green's as far as beer selection I have ever been to, including 2 stores in Atlanta and one in Greenville SC.

In addition, they sell and fill growlers. About 4 taps but interesting and varied selections when I've checked.

Lots of variety in cold 6- and 12-packs in the back.

Huge international selection of singles, including many top 100 beers. Some BA and Rate Beer evaluations posted on the shelves. Nicely organized. Exceptionally friendly, helpful and knowledgeable worker there during my last visit.

chinchill, Oct 08, 2010
Photo of huntermop
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

huntermop, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of Robyn
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Robyn, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of southside
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

The best shop in the Midlands. The guys who run the store are very knowledgeable and helpful. Best selection around, and an abundance of it. 8 taps for growlers, and great prices as well. They have rare beer Thursdays for the growler taps, and get lots of specialty barrel aged versions and limited releases. They always have the newest releases as early as anyone else, and have a better selection than the Greene's in downtown Cola. Would highly recommend this store, it is worth the trip if you are in the area.

southside, Oct 03, 2011
Photo of thagr81us
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Got my first opportunity to stop by this location after passing it MANY times on I-26. Big thanks goes out to Joseph for hooking me up. Thanks again man! This is by far the best Green's as far as beer selection I have ever been to. We have one here in Greenville and the beer selection is laughable. This location is EPIC. Went to pick up two growlers only and left with a case. Oops. The beer is laid out nicely in the back right of the store and is quite easy to spot from I-26. Will definitely be stopping in when I pass by from now on. Nice work guys!

thagr81us, Jul 25, 2010
Photo of Ant4711
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Very good place with a huge selection. I have gotten many rares there, such as SNR10, Black note, and even a westveltreen Blonde. I have to say, overall It's probably one of the best places in the Columbia South Carolina area. Also the staff that works there is very knowledgeable.

Ant4711, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of Gyle41386
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

Gyle41386, Feb 24, 2009
Photo of gatorbreath
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Reasonable prices/selection!

The staff here is pretty knowledgeable and helpful although I caught some lip from the Wine guy at the growler station just giving me a hand, at one time...but thats another story.

Bring cash or disclaim your card is debit for the cash prices at the register.

Usually there is at least 1 or 2 good offerings at the growler station for quart to half-gallon fills and usually are reasonably priced.

There is a cold cooler for the green's on assembly street where much import beer is located, also the premiums, and the piney grove store has a heap of goodness just on the sales floor @ room temp.

Everyone is willing to help, the seem to know much of the subject or they find whoever does.

Basically, you cant go wrong up in here give or take a dollar here and there at the surrounding beer stores...

hit em up!

gatorbreath, Jul 17, 2011
Photo of swierczt
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

swierczt, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of BrkfstOfChmpns
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

BrkfstOfChmpns, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.6/5  rDev +3.4%

Most massive beer store I've ever been to. To be fair, much of it are enormous palates of Budweiser cases.

But still, the craft beer selection is pretty vast. Roughly 4 aisles (so maybe 8 long shelf-walls) of unfridged bombers and the occasional sixers.

They carry pretty much every Trappist beer except the Westies. Hundreds and hundreds of great beers. Reasonable price.

The staff seemed somewhat knowledgable, but I didn't really talk to them enough to gather the extent of their beer geekery. The cashier was too lazy to put those little plastic fishnets over my bombers to prevent them from clinking/chipping the in the bag. Other than that, they seemed pretty nice.

Saw some glassware too, but didn't really check them out.

The place gets my high recommendations.

ZenAgnostic, Sep 15, 2011
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Green's Beverage Warehouse in Columbia, SC
97 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.