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Green's Beverages - Ponce

Not Rated.
Green's Beverages - PonceGreen's Beverages - Ponce
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

70 Ratings
Ratings: 70
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.99%
[ Store ]

737 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30306-4329
United States
phone: (404) 872-1109

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @greensbeer

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Photo of Jshari223
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
Photo of seavercm
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
Photo of bucklemyshoe
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
Photo of GeezLynn
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%

This is a go to spot for bottled beer in Atlanta. Not as nice of atmosphere as Hop City nor in the vicinity of any brew pubs. But in terms of selection, it's tough to beat. Prices are typically as good or better than you'll find anywhere else either. Service is nothing to get excited about, and at times the crap music encourages one to make a rushed selection. Edit: Am actually lowering service score based on the fact that the 4 out of the last 5 times I've been there, they've had to do a price check on one of the beers I'm buying. Getting a little old guys.
As far as product rotation, I think they do a pretty good job of turning over most products before they get old. Also, they seem to be one of the first stores to get new releases.

GeezLynn, Oct 15, 2009
Photo of Blazer06
4/5  rDev -3.1%

This place has a great selection of beers. Lots of stuff that I didn't even know what it was. They have a belgian room that is excellent and has some real good, quality beers in there. It seemed they carried just about every beer from the different breweries that distribute to Georgia.

It is not the most noticable place, but it is and older looking white building with a green awning. The service was not the best in the world but it wasn't horrible.

I would highly recommend any beer advocate to stop here, just don't expect world class service.

Blazer06, Aug 06, 2009
Photo of aesopsgato
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

The craft section is a bit cramped, and the service was iffy. it seemed there was one designated beer employee and he wasn't about to help me. i don't know what was going on, this was my only time there, but the employees, especially the beer guy, seemed standoffish. the selection was good, the prices were good, and i found some things i would not have expected to find. bottom line as far as i see it: if you know what you want, and don't mind a squeeze, go for it. if you want to be helped and like your personal space, this might be a tough time for you.

aesopsgato, Jul 18, 2009
Photo of RunawayJim
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%

We stopped here to pick up some beers to bring back to the northeast with us. They have a large beer selection with what I can only assume is everything available in Atlanta. They had all the GA breweries represented, along with a lot of stuff I cannot get in New England. I picked up a 6 pack of Red Brick Brown Ale, a 4 pack of Red Brick Double Chocolate Porter, a 6 pack of Bell's Kalamazoo Stout, and a bottle each of Avery Brabant, Terrapin 90 Schelling, Terrapin Monk's Revenge, New Belgium 1554, Fat Tire, and French Broad Altbier all for a little over $60.

I was disappointed I couldn't mix 6 packs as I would have bought a larger selection of beer (I wish I had bought more Terrapin beers). I was also very disappointed with the woman at the counter. She seemed absolutely miserable.

RunawayJim, May 26, 2009
Photo of EricP
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%

My family and I traveled to Atlanta to meet-up with other family members. On the way to the hotel, I took a detour to Green's and boy am I glad. They had an outstanding selection of both local, regional and national micros as well as Belgium and other imports. I bought about 2 cases since I live in the beer desert of MS. BTW - love the Atlanta Brewing Company's Double Chocolate Oatmeal Porter. One of if not the best beer I've ever had.

The only draw back is that the area surrounding this location is a little sketchy. My wife stayed in the car with my son but didn't really feel comfortable and met up with me inside.

If I lived in the Atlanta area, I'd be at this store on a regular basis.

EricP, May 21, 2009
Photo of TurdFurgison
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%

The selection here is not too different from the other Green's in Atlanta. Loads of USA craft beers and Belgian beers. The nice differentiation here is that they have a "Belgian beer cave", basically a separate climate-controlled room for storing Belgian beers. There must be >100 beers from Belgium alone, very nice selection. The prices are generally just a little higher than the other location, about 5% more if I'm not mistaken. One big plus is location, this store is much closer to downtown (I guess I'm writing this review for the business traveler who is likely to be downtown).

TurdFurgison, Apr 30, 2009
Photo of Cyberkedi
4.7/5  rDev +13.8%

Plenty of parking, fairly easy to find, it is not large but has a fabulous beer selection. Not only are there plenty of six-packs and samplers of locals, craft brews and imports, there are a whole lot of single bottles so you can stock up on favorites - and maybe grab a bottle or three for trade. ;) They have a huge wine selection in addition to all the beer, and plenty of various liquors of all sorts. Their personnel are not the friendliest nor the most aware that I have met, but they are not surly or distant either; at least they are more than acceptable. If you live in or near downtown Atlanta, this is a good place to stock up on suds.

Cyberkedi, Feb 20, 2009
Photo of GrizzlyBrew
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%

This is still the place for a great selection and hard to find beers. The price is very competitive and recently found it less expensive than in my home town (glad I'm downtown at least 1-2/week!).

It seems like there used to just be people on the floor waiting to help you. Although, they are not always on the floor, there is almost always someone who can help you with a great suggestion or anything else you may need. I have been redirected several times by employees helping me to find a particular beer in a rival liquor store. That's commitment to customer satisfaction!

Still one of the best in Atlanta!

GrizzlyBrew, Jan 17, 2009
Photo of GJ40
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%

Green's on Ponce de Leon isn't much to look at from the outside but they carry quite a supply of craft beer. They have lots of US beer such as Rogue and Sierra Nevada and a good selection from the locals including Sweetwater and Terrapin. They also carry a great selection of Europeans with good numbers from Belgium, Germany and England. And a good portion of the stock is refrigerated.

I picked up a six of Sweetwater IPA (my favorite IPA from the southeast) and a 22oz of Lagunitas Hop Stoopid.

Green's is well worth a visit if you're in the area.

GJ40, Jan 03, 2009
Photo of ByTor2112
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%

I finally got here! I brought the wife and my daughter too! The sign out front said nobody under 18 admitted but since she was accompanied by us it was cool. I went in looking for Sweetwater seasonals and found them. Their Belgian room is very well stocked and they have mark downs in there as well. A guy there was very helpful in pointing out specials and markdowns like Barleywine singles for $1-$1.99 each. Got an Eye of Hawk Ale for $0.99! Very well stocked and they have specials all the time. Pricing was surpisingly low even on things I can get here in NC. Service was great selection was too. It has lived up to the well-deserved hype!

ByTor2112, Sep 10, 2008
Photo of glid02
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Great package store. It looks like it might not be too promising from the outside, but go inside the door to your right and you can find everything Georgia has to offer.

You can make your own six-pack with pre-selected beer, but the selections they have usually leave something to be desired. That's the only qualm I have with Green's.

There's a Belgian Beer cooler with every major Belgian but Westvleteren. They also have a few vintage beers in the cooler as well, something I haven't seen before. There are a lot of 750 mL bottles and six packs in the main beer cooler, but the real fun is on the shelves - there's almost always something new. If breweries distribute in Georgia, they have it or can get it, and I've never been disappointed with the prices. Pencil in a few minutes when you go, I always end up spending more time in there than I planned.

The service isn't amazing, but everyone is usually pretty friendly. I've heard some people have had run-ins with the on duty police officers there, but so far I haven't had that problem.

If you're in Atlanta, make it a point to go to Green's, it's a candy store for adults.

glid02, Jul 22, 2008
Green's Beverages - Ponce in Atlanta, GA
92 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.