Highland Package Store

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

19 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
95
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
40
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
8.16%
 
 
Taps:
72
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Store

2228A Highland Ave S
Birmingham, Alabama, 35205-2902
United States

(205) 558-4337 | map
www.highlandpackagestore.com

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Added by AgentMunky on 09-24-2010

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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 40
Reviews by TrappistJohnMD:
Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Highland Package was recommended to me by my server at a local bar in the five points area. I was looking for a specific German beer and this place did not disappoint. They have a really good selection and I left with so much great stuff I probably damaged the suspension on our mini-van.

The staff were very friendly and helpful. There was a interesting cast of characters that are obviously regulars at this place. I enjoyed listening to them talk with the staff and I learned a lot.

There is a hodge-podge of singles in the middle of the beer section, so you really have to look carefully.

Probably a little pricey but a very cool place!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Akfindlay
3.24/5  rDev -26.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of richj1970
4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of TheBeard89
4.02/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Justinbshelton
4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Really cramped, but great selection.

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Photo of Zachb4au
2.99/5  rDev -32.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5

Great selection, but be careful, their hoppier bottled beers are often old from my experience. The employees know nothing about beer. Anytime you ask them about a specific brew they just say "it's good".

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Photo of CIBoy10
4.19/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Not as pretentious as Hop City, but not as cool either. Cramped, but excellent selection including draft. A place to check out for sure!

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Photo of Jenebauer
4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Beer21
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of thatoneguymike
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of BlackNotesIII
4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of B33rcules
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Vestlake
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of justinm4bama
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of J_Dill
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of bongobeer
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of brewskifan55
4.11/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Dropped in with CVM4 before we went to Slice. It's almost in the center of a strip mall/grocery store center. Very crowded with beer and liquor but very organized. Unlike Hop City, you can't buy singles. Lots of taps available for growler fills. And a big refrigerated area that you could get lost in. The guy behind the counter is very knowledgeable and eager to help. I think the only drawback to Highland is the cramped quarters. But if you're not gonna be shopping with a cart, like at Hop City, and you're in and out, Highland has a huge selection for quick pickup. Well worth the visit.

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Photo of Crimsontider22
5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Eric15
3.75/5  rDev -15%

Photo of ryan604
4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of wshell1
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of elkinbrown
4.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Mojo
3.39/5  rDev -23.1%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2 | selection: 5

My main objection to this store is the tiny cramped aisles so narrow that it is difficult to maneuver a shopping cart through them. Add to that the boxes of beer sitting everywhere and it is enough to make the claustrophobic go screaming in terror. Selection is massive and the prices are fair enough. I did see lots of beer that I knew to have been retired by Terrapin over a year ago. They have a nice growler fill station. The service was non-existent. The only employee who spoke to me was the janitor and then to tell me to watch my step where he had mopped. The guy behind the counter was about as lively as a dead fish. Selection and price make it a worth-while store, but just the creepy vibe was enough to make me rate them down. Also I couldn't find any singles, not that I asked either.

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Highland Package Store in Birmingham, AL
95 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.