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Green's Beverage Warehouse

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

48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 9.46%
[ Store ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @greenswarehouse

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Photo of mikesgroove
5/5  rDev +12.6%

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.

Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.65/5  rDev +4.7%

This is my favorite store in Columbia. I visit here everytime I am in the area. They are one of the only retailers, maybe the only one, in Columbia to offer growlers of beer.

The staff are generally knowledgeable and accomodating. BA member khiasmus works there and I tend to chat him up on my visits.

Selection is great. Today, I purchased some really fresh Sculpin as well as one of the Terapin side projects and a growler of OBP Toasted Coconut Porter. The growler station is hit or miss, in my opinion, but just having the option is always nice.

I have been coming here for years and love this place. If in Columbia, one should certainly check this place out. Anything available in SC will be available here.

Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.65/5  rDev -17.8%

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.

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of jophish17
3.5/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of MTNboy
3.8/5  rDev -14.4%

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.

Photo of Ant4711
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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.

Photo of thagr81us
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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!

Photo of JISurfer
3.3/5  rDev -25.7%

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.

Photo of Nickls
4.15/5  rDev -6.5%

(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.

Photo of CampusCrew
4.8/5  rDev +8.1%

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!

Photo of chinchill
4.45/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

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.

Photo of jshusc
4.75/5  rDev +7%

Photo of timtheenchanta
3.8/5  rDev -14.4%

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.

Photo of hellomcfly
3.7/5  rDev -16.7%

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.

Photo of Nesued
4.15/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

Photo of cbak999
4.3/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

Photo of Dmaradei
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of BrewCrew2010
4.85/5  rDev +9.2%

I lived in Columbia for years and never went here and now I could kick myself. This place is amazing! Great selection! The place is very clean and they have almost anything you could ask for. The best thing about this place is how nice the staff is and how everyone, even customers, are outgoing. I spend 45 mins in one aisle talking to a guy about tenfidy, home brews, and hiking the AT. It's been 2 years since I've visited friends up here, and now I have a big reason to come back. A must for anyone driving through Columbia on I26.

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Green's Beverage Warehouse in Columbia, SC
97 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.