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The Greenville Beer Exchange

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The Greenville Beer ExchangeThe Greenville Beer Exchange

53 Reviews
Reviews: 53
Visits: 75
Avg: 4.85
pDev: n/a
[ Store ]

7 S Laurens St
Greenville, South Carolina, 29601-2700
United States
phone: (864) 232-3533

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Place added by: CharlestonBeerEx on 12-14-2010

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Reviews: 53 | Visits: 75
Reviews by beer2day:
Photo of beer2day
4.7/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Tucked in behind Barley's, this store is a real find. Though small in size, they pack in an amazing amount of beer into that small space. Beer is organized well, attractively laid out, and the staff really knows their stuff. They are interested in your tastes and eager to make suggestions as to new beers to try. All beers are available as singles.

Growler station is solid, with 16 taps. Not much in the way of cooler space, but I don't think selling cold beer to go is what they had in mind.

As others have mentioned, selection is stellar - but this is SC. If you are driving along I-85, though, it would be worth it to make the short detour into downtown.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jeff_Hallam
4.6/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of gadsdenj
4.82/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of aleckpa
4.52/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

If you're not familiar with the area, this place could be difficult to find. Really small shop, big selection. Their selection was excellent, but nothing different than what I could find in Simpsonville. Prices seemed fair. They do growler fills and the tap list was great. If you're in the area, it's worth the stop.

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Photo of VeganUndead
4.44/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Cyberkedi
5/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place can be a pain in the arse to find, but well worth the effort. Parking is best in one of the nearby garages - I lucked out and parked in front, but could stay only 15 minutes. Service is first-rate - the fellow pointed me straight to some excellent South Carolina brews, and managed to get me out in time. He even came after me when I left my oh-so-important beers tried list hardcopy behind - extra point there! Prices appear to be reasonable. I hope that next time I visit Greenville I can spend more time in this great beer boutique.

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Photo of RochefortChris
5/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of tlema1
3.96/5  rDev -18.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Cool little place downtown, good selection of uncommon local stuff, growler fills, Thursday tasting...the staff can be a little condescending, but that's to be expected when you're not a regular customer

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Photo of wulfie85
4.5/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mattsmith413
5/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of lonewolfcry
4.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of jshusc
4.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
5/5  rDev +3.1%

Best craft beer store in Greenville. Devin and Andrew are both super knowledgable and helpful and will help everyone find the perfect beer for their tastes. Also has the best selection of foreign beers in the whole state. I've been to other beer stores in other states and when they hear that I am from Greenville they don't even bother showing me the foreign section because it's not as good as GBX. Worth going out of your way to find.

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Photo of fredmugs
4.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of EHopkinsi
5/5  rDev +3.1%

Great selection of domestics and imports. Lots of "famous names" I haven't seen in other places. Staff was helpful, if not eager. Good glassware to choose from, and beer was fresh, too.

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Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of tillmac62
4.75/5  rDev -2.1%

While small, GBE has an amazing inventory, which they also keep updated online. I've been there 3 times, and each time was a great experience. The staff is always helpful, knowledgeable and professional. Just give them your list and they'll fix you right up.

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Photo of coriswrasse
4.84/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Went today on the way home from Phish tour. Got two cases of Westbrook Gose.
They had an amazing selection and also have a growler fill station. Tilquin PLUM! on the shelf. No food. Guy carried the beer out to the street for me after I purchased and went to pull the car around. Will definitely go back to play a round of disc golf in town and eat some food and spend even more $$$. Great neighbourhood. A must go. Parking is not so great but who cares it's worth it.

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Photo of rramsey
4.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of DrMindbender
2.14/5  rDev -55.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5

I started to buy good craft beer here when they first opened and for a few years after that...but the obnoxious frat boy service from really uninformed idiots finally drove me away to Community Tap as my primary craft beer provider, despite the fact that they don't have the same volume of selection. After refusing to fill growlers I've had filled at dozens of different locations prior and their ineptness of the beers they were selling we're enough to make me go elsewhere, but after being forced to listen to the then manager of the store ramble on about how his taste's were world class and mine were less than average, while waiting to check me out, I respectfully told him I didn't think I'd ever visit his store again...he blew up at me and went on a more than unprofessional tie raid as I walked out on him. Never stepped back in and never will. Most folks in town only put up with these morons and this place because its so close to Barley's.

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Photo of garuda
4.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of texasclimber
4.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of TmKeisySC
4.97/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
5/5  rDev +3.1%

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The Greenville Beer Exchange in Greenville, SC
100 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.