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BA SCORE
100
world-class

29 Ratings
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.74
pDev: 5.91%
$$ - reasonable


[ Store ]

2924 3rd Ave S
Birmingham, Alabama, 35233-2913
United States
phone: (205) 279-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @hopcitybham

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(Place added by: sepharious on 09-28-2012)
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rwbuffon

Alabama

4.61/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

This is a pretty cool place to go when in Birmingham. They have a great selection of beer and wine as well as 60+ beers on tap for tasting and/or taking home in growlers. Not the finest decor but great feel and good people to meet and talk to. I buy my kegs for my kegerator here - they are reasonably priced and will order whatever I want based on availability. I end up going every month or so to get a new keg and then end up grabbing some great beer to take home and have some at the bar.

02-26-2014 02:51:04 | More by rwbuffon
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lostinct

Connecticut

4.97/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I made Hop City an intentional stop on my cross-country drive to pick up some things I won't be able to get once I finish my move. The staff on both the retail and tap sides were fantastic, offering some nice suggestions and insights on locals while thinking through what made sense to buy there versus other markets. They definitely know their stuff and made it worth a trip to Birmingham.

02-05-2014 01:15:23 | More by lostinct
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a0lbudman

Alabama

4.97/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

I went there with my wife and I was in heaven, but she was not. But the a guy at the bar talked her into a root-beer they had on tap and that made her wait very pleasant. The only reason I did not score perfect was because the guy I talked to when I came in did not make me feel at home. Thank goodness for everyone else. Great store guys.

11-22-2013 01:16:12 | More by a0lbudman
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Mojo

Alabama

5/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This is a great store!!! I actually like it better than the Hop City in Atlanta. There is a vast selection of both foreign and domestic beer grouped by style. For the most part the dates are fresh (not many shelf turds to be observed.) The staff is young, knowledgeable, enthusiast and polite. It is a nice upscale store that also carries wine, home brewing supplies, and has a big bar, patio, and growler fill station. Highly recommended!!

10-18-2013 21:33:07 | More by Mojo
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.64/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$

Beer heaven in a strange part of town. Make sure you swing by Blue Moon BBQ for a bite, then head down Fourth Ave, go under the bridge and come back on the one way Third Ave to the huge warehouse.
It's like a candy store for beer enthusiasts. Walk to the back to Growler Town and sample a few of their 4 ounce pours for $1.50-$2.00 while you're checking out the beers. Grab a six pack container or two and roam from section to section exploring the exceptional beers you can't find back home.
Some people have complained that the beers are separated from breweries to individual styles, but that makes it easier to shop. If you can't find what you're looking for, the very knowledgeable personnel will either locate it or tell you it's not available.
We dropped by at 1:00PM on a Wednesday and there were at least 12 people enjoying pours from Growler Town. It bet it's nuts on the weekend.
A memorable visit to this beer mecca. Wish I lived closer and could sample more local brews like Beer Engineers Peanutbutter Porter.
Well done, Hop City!

09-24-2013 17:00:12 | More by brewskifan55
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dowen17

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Nice selection and great service. There are a few beers I'd like to see ere that they don't have but if they don't have it here they have it at Highlands. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. Growler city is awesome. You can get a beer on tap and walk around the store drinking it and look at the selection. Will definitely be back.

08-11-2013 03:56:48 | More by dowen17
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SMiles1976

Alabama

4.78/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$

One of my favorite places to purchase my beers. The staff is very knowledgeable on beers and pairings. They also are quick to find you something comparable if they are out of the selection that you would like. They have a great growler town with more offerings than you could possibly ever sample. They allow you to drink selections out of growler town while you shop which makes the experience that much more appealing. Great crowd of local beer consumers that are there to taste great beer, not to get out of control.

07-23-2013 19:24:01 | More by SMiles1976
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Vestlake

Alabama

4.85/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | $$

This is what Birmingham has needed for a long time. Hundreds of beers to browse, we'll laid out by style. A very helpful and knowledgeable staff to assist you if needed. They have a great tap selection with lots of local Alabama beers. There is also a great wine selection.

07-23-2013 02:09:13 | More by Vestlake
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Horsley54

Mississippi

4.58/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | $$

The selection of beer in this place is incredible. Hundreds of beers in stock ranging from Stouts to specialty sodas, with 60 taps and 6 additional specialty taps. When I walked into the store, it generally takes me at least twenty minutes to browse the "new" isle just to determine what I want to take home. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and are willing to offer suggestions if you aren't sure what you want.. The one complaint I have, is that this place has become an after work "bar" and can take some time to get a pint or a growler filled.

06-19-2013 20:48:14 | More by Horsley54
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Baron_Von_Awesome

Illinois

4.66/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$

This place is legit. Was passing through town on vacation and stopped in to check it out. I actually was just looking for a place to pick up a couple beers for the wife and I for the hotel. I was dumbfounded when I walked in, beer heaven. Being from Chicago, the combo taproom/package beer store does not exist in my neck of the woods. I may just have to open one up because it was awesome. I had to get back with dinner for the wife and kids, so I rushed out of there about thirty minutes later. I could have stayed all night. We are stopping back on the way back home so I can stock up on some stuff not available in Chicago. Great store, a bit hard to find for an out of towner though.

06-19-2013 02:16:21 | More by Baron_Von_Awesome
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Hop City in Birmingham, AL
100 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.