Green's Beverages - Ponce
Ratings: 68 | Reviews: 59 | Display Reviews Only:
4.7/5 rDev +14.1%
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.
02-20-2009 22:21:40 | More by Cyberkedi
4.55/5 rDev +10.4%
Definitely Atlanta's premier vendor for all things libation.
Best selection, highest quality beverages, all expertly cared for. Dozens of varieties of kegs, great liquor selection (I'm also a scotch, bourbon, and rum advocate and enjoy shopping at Green's for either) and wine selection.
An entire room of Belgians with a constant change in whats available. Large selection of bombers and shelved beer. Many varieties in styles and brands. Whenever I go here, I say, how did Atlanta, trapped inside the stranglehold of conservative, Southern Baptists, get to be so blessed that we have this oasis of wonderful beer.
The cashiers and general stockers know nothing. The managers are well versed but they are few and far between.
I should add that I have a friend who said that Greene's has out of date beer and refuses to shop there, but I am yet to have a bad experience.
08-16-2007 00:34:35 | More by rugbyfan13
4.5/5 rDev +9.2%
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.
07-22-2008 15:45:24 | More by glid02
4.5/5 rDev +9.2%
THE place for beer in Atlanta as far as I'm concerned. Big selection and reasonable prices make this worth the trip downtown. Selection is the best I've found in GA with a wide variety of brews from around the world. The higher ABV ceiling has opened the doors to alot of great beer and Green's has taken advantage. For a Belgian freak like me, lots to check out. Oud Beersel, Cantillon, Saison Dupont, St. Bernardus, Moinette, Duvel, Boon, not to mention La Chouffe, McChouffe and N'ice Chouffe. Aventinus, Samuel Smith, Sierra Nevada, Rogue (including I2PA and Old Crustacean) also available. Good selection of the locals like Sweetwater and Dogwood (really good since Dogwood is planning a big beer series soon.) One cool feature in this store is their "Beer Cellar", a small room that is kept cool and humid with lots of ageable selections inside. A bit cramped for more than two people but worth the discomfort. Service was friendly ad quality was pretty good although I did find some old stuff that shouldn't be stocked old. Best prices in Atlanta in addition to the best selection. I'll be back for sure...
08-06-2004 00:41:18 | More by ViveLaChouffe
4.5/5 rDev +9.2%
This is definitely the best place for beer in Atlanta. If it's distributed in Georgia, chances are Green's has it. I've never been to the location on Buford Highway, but this location is amazing. They have an enormous shelf of single-bottle beers and bombers, a row of six or seven fridges for six-packs, and a separate walk-in Belgian room. Prices are best with cash. The staff are friendly and helpful. You can get case discounts and sometimes catch a good sale on seasonal and other beers. The best liquor store I've ever seen.
03-16-2007 16:34:16 | More by Mickelswit
4.35/5 rDev +5.6%
Awesome selection - beats anything we have down in Gainesville. Both locations are excellent - the Belgian room at the Ponce de Leon location is especially neat. The salespeople were not overly knowledgeable but very friendly. Pretty good prices, especially if you bring cash. Every hard-to-find beer I found there was cheaper than even the best places in Florida. Lots of great special edition beers and hard to finds. Both locations had great Belgian selections especially at Ponce, but the Buford location had a much larger array of English Ales, Scottish - seemed much broader. Both are great spots to get beer; from what I hear, they are THE place in Georgia!
Too bad I live 4.5 hours away in Tallahassee - otherwise this would be the only place I would go!
04-09-2007 15:39:13 | More by jda007
Green's Beverages - Ponce in Atlanta, GA
92 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.