Green's Beverages - Ponce
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4.05/5 rDev -1.7%
Exceptionally good beers, excellent selection of Belgium, German and English. Service was intended, but in a laid-back way, only initially. It looked like most people knew what to get and where. Even local stuff no single bottles which was a drawback. Place was tidy and beer was in one area, but still a bit difficult to find things by oneself. Belgiums had their own walk-in in cooler, 3 sides by at least 3 shelves. A very good beer store anywhere, plus the regular booze, and 2 alert cashiers. Lots of parking, not too far from mid-town tourist area.
03-08-2006 02:10:14 | More by Sammy
4/5 rDev -2.9%
Well now since I was down here I figured I would visit the other store as well, Now I think I have been to every Greens location, If there is more I will have to look. I really dont have anything bad to say about this location either. The selection was pretty much the same as the Buford Highway store, but also had a very nice selection of Belgians, not that the other store did not, or maybe I missed them, but I thought they had a few more specialties here. I also managed to pick up some laquinitas which I always love and grabbed some of the new Big Hoppy (even though they had it in Greenville by the time I got back). The prices were again right in line, and you gotta love that. Overall these stores are just great, they are really the must stops in the area if you want some good brew. There are other stores, but no need to go if you dont have too. You really cannot go wrong when you stop in and I would have to say you really do have to if you are passing through. Definitley a top notch location.
10-04-2007 22:27:53 | More by mikesgroove
4.2/5 rDev +1.9%
Visited here about a month ago, as well as the Brick Store Pub. I was very impressed with the selection here. As soon as you walk in the door, the beer is to the right. A great selection of just about everything. I purchased some Lagunitas and Terrapin. Service wasnt anything to speak of but at such a big place, I can understand. I wasnt greeted or asked if I needed assistance but I was okay on this occasion. All of the beer seemed fresh and my bombers of Lagunitas Stout were delicious. A must see in the ATL area, especially if near the Brick Store.
12-21-2006 20:20:11 | More by SaCkErZ9
4.05/5 rDev -1.7%
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).
04-29-2009 23:40:14 | More by TurdFurgison
4.35/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
01-03-2009 12:42:38 | More by GJ40
4.05/5 rDev -1.7%
Green's on Ponce de Leon is pretty easy to find if you know the area and maps out nicely if you do not. The store was vacant when we arrived, but folks came out of the woodwork during our visit.
The beer is to the right and is laid out in a sort of wedge shape. Bottles are then to the right and the cooler to the left with many cold singles and cold sixers. The middle is filled with cases of mainly BMC. Around the store are sections of cases which were laid out nicely. At first I could not find the Belgians, then I saw the small climate controlled room for them. What a nice touch I had never seen before. An awesome idea.
The service in the beer area was very nice, but the clerk was such a pain and so rude to my coworker that the service just barely gets a 3. What good is a guy walking around asking if you need assistance if it then takes 10 minutes to check out and the clerk is rude. It began when she asked to see my coworker's ID for purchasing a coke and he nicely inquired why and she decided to cop and attitude. Anyway, hopefully she doesn't work often and perhaps won't work much longer with that sort of customer service.
I don't really see the need to hit both Ponde de Leon and Buford Hwy stores. I like the climate room in PDL better, but Buford is my store of choice for all things beer in Atlanta.
05-17-2005 21:28:51 | More by GCBrewingCo
3.8/5 rDev -7.8%
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.
03-07-2011 00:52:47 | More by crossovert
3.85/5 rDev -6.6%
A good bet for Atlanta. They have a good selection of mostly European singles, plus a few surprises like Jolly Pumpkin, and seasonal stuff from local breweries (Sweetwater, Terrapin, etc). There were random large selections from specific breweries, such as multiple options from Dogfishhead. I wish more stuff was available in singles; it's mostly 6-packs for the American options.
Still, don't get me wrong, there's a lot of great beer to be had and a few surprise finds, like Hitachino Espresso Stout. Prices are decent too, especially on some of the larger dogfish stuff, and there's a 6% discount per case. Service is lacking, as it's a busy package store with most people buying cases of Bud and handles of liquor. In fact, some of the cashiers are a bit grumpy and/or aloof.
08-24-2007 21:35:32 | More by shivtim
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
4.2/5 rDev +1.9%
This and the other Green's location are Georgia's best beer stores. Quality is always excellent- I've never had a bad bottle, and the selecttion just can't be beat in these parts. This location has a walk-in (mostly) Belgian beer cellar that is very cool. Huge shelf with warm selections from elsewhere, and quite a few coolers with sixers. Better parking at the other store, and better service. Georgia doesn't allow swapping inventory between stores, and one owner can only own two stores in state. This means that one location may have something the other is out of- its best to check both stores before you give up. Cash discount prices include using a debit card, so no reason to bring cash. Great selections of belgians, craft beers, German, and pretty much every beer found in the state.
02-07-2007 18:08:42 | More by Georgiabeer
Green's Beverages - Ponce in Atlanta, GA
92 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.