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Green's Beverages - Ponce

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Green's Beverages - PonceGreen's Beverages - Ponce

70 Ratings
Ratings: 70
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.99%
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737 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30306-4329
United States
phone: (404) 872-1109

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Reviews by kensuthe:
Photo of kensuthe
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%

The Ponce de Leon location of Green's Discount Beverage Store is located to the northeast of downtown Atlanta. The less adventurous type may not necessarily feel safe going to this location by themselves, but the average person who is not afraid of "The City" shouldn't feel very threatened at this location. The store is a package liquor store that has wine, spirits, and beer (on the right hand side from the entrance, and around the corner to the end of the store). The beer section may seem slightly cramped if there are a lot of people, especially towards the back of the beer section where the outside wall of the building comes closer to the coolers. There is another Green's location in Atlanta on Buford Hwy, but this review is only for the Ponce de Leon location.

Quality - Most of the beers that we bought at Green's were of high quality when we drank them. It seemed like there would be a decent turnover of products in the store, although there were a few beers on the shelves that looked like they might have been sitting there for quite a while. This Green's location does feature a temperature controlled beer cellar which is home to a rather nice selection of Belgian beers as well as a few other choice products.

Service - The store was busy for most of our visit in the late afternoon, but the employees were helpful once you had waited for them to assist you. One nice thing to know that we were told by several employees was that you can receive a discount if you pay with cash instead of credit. Good information to know for next time.

Selection - You'll probably be pleased at the selection of products and breweries you see on the shelves, but you'll be in beer heaven when you find the temperature controlled beer cellar closer to the non-beer portions of the store. Be careful in here... it can be a tight fit with three or more people. Our visit was during the winter holiday season, so there were lots of appropriate seasonal options available. There were beers from Terrapin, Great Divide, Ommegang, Sweetwater, and Allagash, as well as many other domestic and international breweries.

Value - While the beers here did not have the lowest prices I have ever seen, the value was pretty good for a location inside the city. The extra discount you can receive for paying with cash knocks this one over the top in terms of value, and the available selection makes this a must stop shop for a visit into Atlanta.

kensuthe, Apr 02, 2008
More User Reviews:
Photo of GABrew
4.5/5  rDev +9%

I live OTP Atlanta and don't get into town all that often, but when I do, I always try to hit Green's. It doesn't hurt that it's right across the street from one of my favorite fast food joints (Chipotle). The selection is outstanding with a lot of cooler space. There's a large walk-in cooler in the back with a lot of good stouts, Belgian, and sours. I've never had much interaction with the staff, so I'm not sure how knowledgeable they are. They don't do singles or mix-a-six. I don't get there often enough to catch any special releases. The only negative is they charge a higher price for using a credit card, which I thought was illegal, but somehow they get away with it.

GABrew, Nov 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

mattreitz49, Sep 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Robyn, Aug 18, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev -2.9%

Atmosphere is a bit ghetto as it sits next to a Kroger once penned "Murder Kroger" because of transients. Service was semi knowledgeable but pleasant. The selection and price are great and that makes it more than worth the trip. It's also a reasonable convenient location, which helps. No food.

halo3one, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

bruedabaker, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

jburns301, Jun 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Jun 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

psoriasaurus, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

rrski198, Apr 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

army01, Mar 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Jshari223, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of tonafernandez
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%

If you happen to be around midtown its a great place to stop.
The area its not the most fancy one and i happened to drive by when on my way to the Wrecking Pub, they got a pretty good selection of local and imports, great prices when compared to Wine and More and even some sales, i got an Ommegang box with 3 or 4 beers + a glass for a mere 11 bucks, they have a pretty good selection of Belgian beers on a separated room and even there they had some stuff on sale.
Didn't ask for help but it appears only a couple of the employees know their trade

tonafernandez, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

seavercm, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of blueiguana86
3.67/5  rDev -11.1%

Since Green's has added a walk in beer cooler full of single beers I've been going there at least 3 times a week. There's prob around 500 different beers there from all over the world so there is a great selection to choose from. In the room they also have a table set up on beer advocate so it makes it great to do a quick look up on a new beer. they also have a cash and debit price so bring cash to get a better deal. outside of the walk in cooler they also have a decent selection of 4 packs and six packs that are not you typical grocery store beers. As far as knowledgeable beer associates its kinda hard to find one. Not to sound racist by any means but this location is kinda in the ghetto and mostly black people working there and none of them have ever been any help with picking out a new beer, but the two white guys I've seen working there have been very knowledgeable of the beers they have, again not to be racist but that is just how it is there ;P . the staff has always been very friendly and it is a total pleasure to shop here. I go here instead of the larger beer/liquor stores like tower wine.

Green's will also order in a case of bottles if you are looking for something that they don"t carry. so just let them know and in a week or so they should have some available.

blueiguana86, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of bamadog
3.3/5  rDev -20.1%

Atmosphere: I mean, it's a beer/booze store, so not much to say - it's in a neighborhood that is kind of on the cusp of decent (getting a little bourgeois) to rough (I wouldn't walk there at night unless I was carrying). The store is cool though, decently organized. I do wish there was more space, though. It's tight in spots but being in the middle of a city, you do what you've gotta do with the space available.

Quality: Fair, lots of Georgia beers along with the BMC stuff, but there's a walk-in cooler with their Belgians and some other imports. If I had more of a disposal income, I'd make a dent in it.

Service: Again, not a whole lot to say about it -- they don't really do much other than stock the shelves and check out the customers, but at this point in my life, that's all I ask for.

Selection: Hinted at above, lots of Georgia beers and a decent selection of imports in the cooler. Also, on a side note, decent whiskey/bourbon selection that always draws my attention as well -- getting some stuff from distilleries I didn't think I'd find outside of KY.

Food: N/A

Value: Decent - carry cash if you want the better price on items though as they've got a discount offered for those that pay with the green stuff. I don't think anyone would walk out feeling ripped off.

bamadog, May 09, 2013
Photo of BHOBS
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%

Stopped into Greens on a trip for work. I did a bit of research before going, just so I could bring back some stuff I cant get here on the west coast. I was really impressed/excited by the selection they have in the store. All the little treats I cant ever get in LA (BORIS, DORIS, Southern Tier, Terrapin, DuckRabbit, Various Belgian labels) The store is really an average liquor store, which doesnt bother me, as the beer selection is damn nice. I will say that the service was very friendly, but that's not hard to say when you live in LA, land of ignorance and indifference. I had a bottle of Jah-Va in my hand, and as I was checking out, the beer guy noticed my ST bottle and came up with a box of Creme Brulee and asked if I wanted one, as it just came in 5 mins ago... OF COURSE I DO! We chatted for a minute, and off I went to the airport. Overall, I really enjoyed coming here to Greens. I will definitely make a stop anytime I'm in Atlanta. Now to just bring a much bigger suitcase next time!

BHOBS, Aug 03, 2011
Photo of KrisPaulk77
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%

I missed an opportunity to stop in a little over a year ago when I had a cancelled flight and rented a car to get home, so when the wife and I had a weekend getaway to Atlanta a few weeks ago, I decided to remedy the situation. I was not disappointed. Possibly one of the best beer selections I've personally seen. Ton's offerings from American Craft breweries. Too many to list. With the poor selection available in Mississippi, a place like Green's is a nirvana. The store is a mix of liquor mart, domestic brews, and a well rounded selection of imports and domestic craft. They even have a walk in cellar of primarily Belgians. While it is small and cozy, it was well stocked with a wide variety of Belgian offerings.
The service was fair. They obviously have a beer guy on staff, and he did ask a couple of times if he could help me. He also made a couple of recommendations. It was a Saturday night and late at that, so the place was well packed.
All in all, a great place to shop. Anytime I find myself in ATL, I will be sure to stop in and make a purchase. This trip unfortunately, too little time, too little money.

KrisPaulk77, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of TaddyPorter
3.6/5  rDev -12.8%

I picked up a bevy of fine beverages while visiting Atlanta a while back. Definitely some great Belgian and American selections, and a broad array of choices for the out-of-towner.

Prices were great, very competitive with anything else I've seen locally here or elsewhere. As mentioned by other reviewers, they would do well to get some of that beer out of the sun, but the selection was on pointe.

As a guy who does most of his quaffing at home, prefers a cheap "beer warehouse" style place with a great selection, and could really care less about atmosphere and service, Green's does the job. I would definitely stop by if you're in the area.

TaddyPorter, Jun 21, 2011
Photo of meerkat2
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%

I have one problem with Green's on Ponce - the wall of craft beer sits against a window. Pretty much everything on the top shelf gets a blast of sunshine all day. I don't know if they have some sort of UV-proof window, but I generally steer clear of the top shelf. The far end of the wall is also extremely hot (May 30 visit). Like, TOO hot.

Other than that, I have no problem with Green's and frequent this establishment often. The "cellar" is always great and has a ton of great beers. I have never asked nor been asked by an employee for assistance in person, but they have been helpful over the phone.

Bottom line - Great selection and cheap prices. They also sell glassware.

meerkat2, May 31, 2011
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

This is an interesting place and my review will likely be all over the place. It is in a great location as far as proximity to many neighborhoods, which is great for convenience but terrible for how busy it gets. It also gets a vast majority of BMC and hard liquor customers, just due to its popularity.

The quality of the beer I get here is hit or miss. I pretty much have stopped buying IPAs here because they often are skunked and/or not fresh. However, this does not deter me from getting other styles here, as I generally don't have an issue. This is especially true with beer out of their beer cellar.

The service is also hit or miss. The majority of people that work here know nothing about craft beer, but they always have at least one person that is knowledgeable.

The selection is where Green's shines. They have a great beer cellar with many great beers, often vintage beers. They'll often have Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen, Fantome, among others. They get pretty much every limited release and hold on to them longer than pretty much every place in town. They also have a huge selection of domestic craft beers.

I come to this place often, but it's certainly not due to how they handle their beer, their establishment, or their customers. The selection is great, everything is is sub-par.

coreyfmcdonald, May 18, 2011
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3.8/5  rDev -8%

Atmosphere: Business-types, college students, and bums seem to make up the clientel I encountered during my 15 minutes here. It also carries a sizeable liquor selection and is located in Atlanta so the wide array of customers is to be expected.

Service: The employees seem disinterested in nearly everything except checking your ID and getting you out of the store.

Selection: They have some decent stuff in the cooler and a good amount of brews adjacent to the cooler. I wish I noticed this Belgian cellar that everyone has mentioned. It certainly was not flaunted and I wish someone would have told me about it.

Value: If you are paying with cash, it is a bit cheaper. Most bottles are cheaper than expected.

bucklemyshoe, Apr 06, 2011
Photo of crossovert
3.8/5  rDev -8%

From the outside it looks like a vintage, old-school place, but inside it is rather nice, though there is a bit much sunlight in the store for my liking.

This is the first store I have been to with a dedicated 55 degree beer cellar for Belgian beers and rare imports. There is also a row of coolers with craft, imports, and cheap beers. On the other side of that is the American bombers and singles. There is also a small shelf of imports right outside the cellar.

The selection was pretty good, it seemed like the Belgian section was simply un-picked over. Altanta seems to have a lot less beer geeks but a ton of stores dedicated to keeping large amounts of rare beers.

The service seemed non-existent in the beer section.

The prices were reasonable and good if you paid cash.

Overall this is a great liquor store if you are looking for selection and price in Atlanta.

crossovert, Mar 07, 2011
Photo of trecker
4/5  rDev -3.1%

I got off work with 2 hours to spare before another gig so I took a little sightseeing trip to check out this place today because it was rated so highly and because the Wild Heaven guy pointed me there for decent prices.

It was relatively easy to find given that it's called Green's and it was very green.

Definitely has a little bit better selection than my usual Beverage Superstore in Suwanee, GA. I was specifically looking for St-Ambroise Oatmeal Stout which they didn't have.

Left with a Stone Double Bastard, a special release Sweetwater Crank Tank, a Three Philosophers, and a 4 pack of Old Rasputin.

The Belgian room was nice, but I'm not really big into Belgians quite yet so maybe I didn't appreciate their selection as much as I should have. Also though, I compare each beer spot to the beer place I went to in Asheville. That one was much better in my estimation. I forget the name of it, but I think I reviewed it.

trecker, Oct 21, 2010
Photo of mklinger
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Stopped here before heading home to Alabama expecting to spend a good amount of money. I didn't spend as much as I thought I would and wasn't as impressed as I thought I would be, though it is a good beer store.

Lots of good beer here. To the right when you enter is a wing dedicated to American beer. Floor space dedicated to BMC & craft 6 packs, a wall full of bombers, and coolers with about half BMC & half craft 6 packs. Then there's a cold room full of mostly Belgians which was very impressive, and one small rack next to it with European beers (mostly German & British). The college students working here were nice enough but didn't really know about Terrapin's Side Project series or Sweetwater's Dank Tank series, both local breweries.

Prices were reasonable. It's a place I'd go to again, but may not drive out of my way much for it.

mklinger, Jun 28, 2010
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Green's Beverages - Ponce in Atlanta, GA
92 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.