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Capital City Liquor Store

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9 Ratings
Ratings: 9
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: n/a
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784 Collier Rd NW
Atlanta, Georgia, 30318-1735
United States
phone: (404) 351-7579

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Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 7
Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev n/a

There's a surprising craft beer selection in this liquor store. A few items (e.g., Founders Backwoods Bastard) with single bottle limits. No limit on some other moderately rare beers. Most craft beer is stored warm with the cooler saved for the cases of light beer. As is often the case for this type of store, there's usually a "beer guy" on duty who knows craft beer with the others unable to differentiate between a stout and pilsner. High traffic area with adequate parking. Prices are a step higher than other local competing craft ber stores.

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4.25/5  rDev n/a

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

Photo of jcartwright
4.01/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I was surprised they had such a good beer selection. I saw a few beers I had never even heard of before (and I've been around the block a few times).

The store doesn't look like much from the road, but nearly the whole back wall is beer coolers!!! To tell you the truth, the only reason I swung by today was because Publix was out of ice. It's been crazy hot in Atlanta lately.

A pleasant surprise. Definitely worth a visit. I heard the guy behind the counter talking about possibly having new owners soon, so I may have to update my review later.

Photo of glid02
3.35/5  rDev n/a

As far as quality goes, everything I saw everything was in a cooler and out of the light.

Service isn't that great. You're lucky if you get a "hey" from the staff, and they certainly don't have anyone roaming around to help out. I can't really rate any lower because I can't say for sure whether or not they are knowledgeable.

Selection is actually pretty decent. It seems as if their focus isn't on beer, but they have a lot of one-time brews that other people haven't snatched up. A good place to check out every now, they had a few things that Green's didn't.

Overall it is what it is - a good place to check out every now and then, but for an everyday store Green's and to a lesser extent Tower are head and shoulders above all else.

Photo of mikesgroove
3.85/5  rDev n/a

Walked in and immediately saw some of the Avery products I have been searching for. Very cool to see these and had to pick up a few right away. Also on hand which was great was some Kill Ugly Radio and Undercover ale from Laquinitas and a good bit of the Sweetwater products including the Festive. Very nice friendly staff and everything was located in pretty close proximity so it was very easy to get around. Spotted some of the Tommy Knockers brews on my way though and some 05 Rogue Old Crusty, which I grabbed right away. Overall a more then decent store and a place I would stop in again, but with all the places in this city it can get kind of hard to pick and choose, so you just got to try and visit them all.

Photo of rugbyfan13
3.35/5  rDev n/a

Quality: Above average. This is above an Azar (review forthcoming), and below Mac's or Green's. A decent selection, around 50-50 between your typical macros and craft brews. Nothing too adventurous but at least there are quality beers. Good Dogfish and Sweetwater collections. Clean enough parking.

Service: College kids are the staff.

Selection: see above.

I live near the store, so if I don't feel like driving to Mac's or Greens, its perfect. But, there is not much reason to go here. The selection here can be found anywhere else.

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.55/5  rDev n/a

An okay place that is probably fine for the neighborhood but not a destination. Everything is refrigerated and seems to be out of the light, so the quality appears to be pretty good. I didn't see anything that seemed terribly out of date as some others have noticed. The service seems disinterested, but not rude. Selection is slightly above average. Very few Belgians or Germans or 750s or bombers at all for that matter, but a fair number of craft brews, although most seem on the predictable side. Prices seem fine, the store is well organized, but the parking lot is a little hairy due to a busy McDonald's right in front of the place. Okay if you are in the area, but not a destination.

Photo of aracauna
3.35/5  rDev n/a

Not the best selection in Atlanta. Capital City is perhaps a bit below Mac's in their beer selection. They do keep all the locals in stock pretty much and a decent selection of singles. Not my favorite of my three regular stops, but still worth the occasional check out and for quick runs when you know what you're looking for.

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