Highland Package Store

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92
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19 Reviews
Reviews: 19
Visits: 38
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: n/a
Taps: 72
Bottles: --
Cask: N
[ Bar, Store ]

2228A Highland Ave S
Birmingham, Alabama, 35205-2902
United States
phone: (205) 558-4337

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Reviews: 19 | Visits: 38
Reviews by TrappistJohnMD:
Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
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! (646 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of TheBeard89
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Justinbshelton
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Really cramped, but great selection. (36 characters)

Photo of Zachb4au
2.99/5  rDev -28.5%
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". (205 characters)

Photo of CIBoy10
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
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! (136 characters)

Photo of Jenebauer
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Beer21
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of thatoneguymike
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of BlackNotesIII
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of B33rcules
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Vestlake
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of justinm4bama
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of J_Dill
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of bongobeer
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of brewskifan55
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (592 characters)

Photo of Crimsontider22
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Eric15
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of ryan604
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of wshell1
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of elkinbrown
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Mojo
3.39/5  rDev -18.9%
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. (797 characters)

Photo of dowen17
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

If you're looking for a particular beer in the Birmingham area this place more than likely has it. They have 72 beers on tap and a wide selection of 6 packs and singles/bombers of other beer.

They seem to know where just about everything they have is in the store which makes the service great and the guy behind the counter is always friendly.

I'd be a bit weary of some of the things I buy and really check the labels for bottled on dates, etc. I picked up a beer on 7/31/13 that was bottled on 3/2012 so pay attention.

I haven't had any problems with the taste of anything I've bought yet though so it hasn't been an issue for me, yet. (644 characters)

Photo of cvm4
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I first visited this place a year or two ago. When you walk in it's like there should be gas pumps outside because of the convenient store atmosphere inside. It's very cluttered and disheveled with really no rhyme or reason to the place. But, compared to a year or so again, the new shelving arrangement is a huge step up.

The selection and quality is the best there is in Birmingham. To me, Hopcity is really this place's only competition when it comes to the selection of beer. If you can't find a beer you want at one, then take a short ride to the other and it might be there. Service has always been good and the guy behind the counter has always been friendly. It's not a "sell, sell, sell" mentality and they let you browse around really without hassle.

Value/price is good and to me seemed on par with their competition. The 10% tax threw me off guard but they really have no control over that.

Fair warning, do not buy liquor here. I was randomly pricing bourbon/scotch and it was easily 25% - 50% higher than at my shops in MS. I'm not sure if that's his pricing strategy or some kind of Alabama deal. (1,116 characters)

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