Five Points Bottle Shop
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4.78/5 rDev +2.4%
My favorite beer store.
A tiny, cozy place packed to the rafters with beer. They're always up to date with new releases, and do their damnest to keep holes filled.
I'm most impressed with their selection of foreign beers. It seems like if it's produced, they'll carry it. I've never seen so many Mikkeller beers on the shelf at once. Also, this is one of the last places I can remember in GA still carrying Cantillon. (All gone now, sadly.) Looking for something adventurous, I was recommended an Austrian barleywine aged in Calvados barrels. It was incredible.
The staff are all craft beer lovers and any of them can give great recommendations. Prices aren't quite as cheap as some places in Atlanta, but then again, not many other places are either.
I'm most fortunate to have acquired my 750ml bottle of Fou'Foune here. They only got three bottles!
07-03-2011 16:18:20 | More by awalk1227
5/5 rDev +7.1%
Literally the perfect bottle shop. The other location has growler fills, so I guess there's that, but the selection in this store is phenomenal. I never knew how amazing this place was until I moved away from Athens. This shop is the hidden gym of the south, I'd absolutely put it up against Brawleys or Sam's any day. Literally any beer in Georgia's substantial distribution plus some vintage ales. It may not look like much from the outside, but this place is a monster for excellent brews. I'd say it's worth at least a 45 minute detour.
07-02-2011 03:45:35 | More by sgsmfdoom
5/5 rDev +7.1%
Five Points is by far my favorite place to buy beer in Athens. They've got cool window paintings of different beer logos and a really chill atmosphere.
Their selection is out of this world, I find something I never knew they had every time I go in.
The staff are really friendly and helpful, too. They're very knowledgeable about the beer and willing to help. I had a broken wrist for a while and one of the guys asked if he could sign my cast. They also always insist on helping me bring my purchases out to my car. But maybe that's because I'm girl.
It's an awesome little shop and if you're ever in Athens, check it out.
06-08-2011 01:06:47 | More by Lillie1128
4.78/5 rDev +2.4%
Wow. honestly one of the best beer stores anywhere. i was told to go here by some friends, and wow i was blown away. the place is cool, kinda feels like a converted laundry mat. this is the place to go if you need anything alcoholic, but the beer selection is out of this world. the service is good with 3 or 4 employees always willing to help. they have anything you would want from a beer store from a solid selection of sours (i think they have their own section) to an awesome local selection. this place is crazy. that's all i can say. it is a must stop. i drove 3 hours one morning before class just to be able to be there when it opened to get a beer. great, great stuff here.
06-01-2011 20:33:03 | More by dbhall
5/5 rDev +7.1%
Stopped into Five Points Bottle Shop on the way down to the Hunahpu's 2011 release in Tampa. This place has a great beer selection! The staff was very knowledgeable and very helpful. The owner came over to start a conversation because he could tell from my beer choices that I was from out-of-town and we ended up talking beer for a a good 20 minutes. Charlie at the counter was also very helpful as well. He mentioned a place within walking distance that had Lost Abbey Angel's Share Brandy Barrel on draft. Fantastic beer and the mention was much appreciated!
If you're in the area, do yourself a favor and stop by Five Points Bottle Shop. You will not be disappointed.
05-08-2011 23:14:29 | More by bobertkuekn
4.18/5 rDev -10.5%
Very impressive selection The whole store, and the beer section in particular, is very cramped. The beer selection is made up of two ceiling height shelves and a full wall beer cooler. The area between the shelves is just very cramped. But considering the selection it's worth it. The staff is very knowledgeable and seem to genuinely love their jobs. They are very helpful if you have any questions, but aren't pushy and wont bother you unless you ask for help.I like the original store, but it is a little to cramped and crowed for me. However they will still get my business, but maybe more at their other store.
05-05-2011 04:30:06 | More by jimixr
4.8/5 rDev +2.8%
This place looks like a whole in the wall (like so many other great beer shops). The selection was great for the area. The only reason I do not describe it as exceptional is the lack of RJ Rockers (a brewery only a couple of hours away). I would have also liked to see a larger warm selection. Almost everything (except bombers was cold). We were traveling so we would have purched more if we could have purchased beer warm. The staff was very helpful and everything that was recommended has been very good. We think they gave us some sort of a case discout because our purchase did not add up to as much as we thought it would.
04-18-2011 03:22:47 | More by FishHeadLover
4.88/5 rDev +4.5%
I live in Augusta, so this place it is an hour and a half each way. Why do I do it? Because 5 Points makes monthly visit worth every mile. The shop is small and mostly filled with wine/liquor. However, their craft beer selection is the largest I have seen in all my travels, which is saying something. If you have never been there, plan on spending at least an hour looking over their selection. The staff are extremely friendly and are very knowledgable because they are beer geeks themselves.
I have always been able to get a full selection of Terrapin, Sweetwater, Mikkeller, Founders, Avery, Lost Abbey, The Bruery,etc. This includes the rare stuff. If they can get it, they sell it. I have also been at events that they supply outstanding kegs, like KBS, Brandy barrel Angel's Share, etc.
I travel a lot and go to new shops weekly, but 5 Points remains my "go-to" guys.
03-30-2011 14:38:49 | More by baerb69
4.65/5 rDev -0.4%
First a warning... Do not attempt to go anywhere near Athens during a UGA football game. I found this out the hard way. Anyways, on to the review... The location was very easy to spot from the road with a nice large sign out front. A decent amount of parking as well. From the outside it appears to look like an old style gas station (minus the pumps obviously), but with beer logos all over the place. Looked like my kind of place. Opened the door and WOW! Tall wooden shelving everywhere stocked to the ceiling. The majority of the left store was liquor with the right portion of the store selling beer. The selection at this location was EPIC. I could have easily bought a lot more bottles but had to limit myself (I still bought QUITE a bit though). Just about anything that is available in the area was there, including a few things that aren't so available as well. Lots of individual bombers, sixers, and 750 mL's to choose from. Prices were pretty reasonable as well from what I have seen in the past. Made my selections (which basically covered half the counter) and went to pay. Upon checking out the cashier told me to pick out two glasses for free for my large purchase. Definite plus on this one... After I was done, the cashier helped me carry the beer out to my car. This bottle shop is top-notch and is a definite must visit. Even made sitting in traffic for an hour totally worth it to visit this gem.
09-20-2010 20:44:29 | More by thagr81us
4.85/5 rDev +3.9%
This is by far the best beer store within hours. Their selection is as good as or better than any store in Atlanta, and all the employees know all their beers. The management shows an emphasis for finding new beers and bringing them to Georgia. They carry many seasonals and many bombers, including many unique brands that I haven't seen anywhere else. They also have a great wine and liquor selection. The two locations also sometimes have different items, so we make sure to frequent both of them.
02-05-2010 01:15:51 | More by feetralph
Five Points Bottle Shop in Athens, GA
100 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.