Habersham Beverage Warehouse - Abercorn
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Ratings: 28 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
4.39/5 rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$
First, let me start with the fact that this is literaly one of the only two big places you can buy craft beer at. There are two Habersham Beverage Warehouse locations (this one and the original one downtown). The staff, like many retail stores, can be hit or miss with helpfulness. There is really only one guy ( Jason, I believe) that knows a lot about beer. He is their beer manager. With that being said, there are others who will definitely help you find what you are looking for.
If you ask for something and they don't have it, they will take your name and check with their beer distributor to see if they can get it for you. I have asked for two things in the past and received calls back both times. One that I asked for was a specific Belgium Tripel that I tried at World of Beer in Savannah, but they said it couldn't be brought into GA (sometimes these big bars will serve things that shouldn't neccessarily be brought into the state). The other was I asked to be put on a waiting list when they received Founders Breakfast Stout. Sure enough, I got a call from the beer manager once it arrived and he reserved a 4 pack for me in the back. They don't charge you anything extra, as most places do not.
The other reviews have stated this is your typical large wine-type warehouse. Probably 50% of the store is wine, 30% Liquor, and 20% beer, if that. They have two fairly decent sized aisles with four rows on each side full of beer. One aisle is import beers on both sides. The other aisle is Micro and Macro brews from all over the USA. Overall, they sort of have a monopoly on the entire town when it comes to buying beer to take home. There are plenty of establishments that serve wonderful beers, especially World of Beer, but if you want it for home, Habersham is where you will get it and that isn't a bad thing. I just wish we had more options to potentially create a competetive market, while also bringing a bigger international selection. Great people, decent in-store service (depending on the day), and awesome service on special orders. Hope this helps.
10-03-2013 12:55:28 | More by Beerosaurus
4.51/5 rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
I live in Columbus and was in Savannah visiting saw the reviews on here So I decided to go by to pick up quite a few things The employees were very knowledgeable and helpful They got me a few boxes to pack up all the stuff I carried because I had so much Also had very helpful recommendations. They unfortunately no longer carry cigar city brewing Which is what I went there to find originally. There are other selections made up for it though They had two aisles at least four shelves on either side Completely lined with different brews. Largest selection from all over the country that I've seen in Georgia, They also had a pretty decent international section. I bought 31 separate beers which was just a small portion of their selection And only spent $88 Not too bad in my opinion. Highly recommending stopping there if you are in savannah.
08-26-2013 09:49:56 | More by Wrex68
3.74/5 rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Habersham off Abercorn is the closet place I pick up Founders, Lost Abbey and Port Brewing stuff from my south Florida home base. I have been there several times and no one has approached me for help or to answer questions, but that is okay since I know what I am there for. Selection seems to be good compared to some of the better stores back home, with Founders, Port Brewing, Lost Abbey, Sweetwater, Lakefront, Unita, Cigar City, and a lot of other stuff I see in south Florida (sorry I can't name more as my thoughts are fixed on the beer I cannot get). I stop in when passing by or in town and they have yet to disappoint.
11-14-2012 01:14:06 | More by goatsby
4.46/5 rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
One of the only 2 options for purchasing craft beer in Savannah (the other being the original Habersham location, of course), Habersham Beverage Warehouse (Abercorn) offers everything you need from the Georgia beer scene, including Terrapin, SweetWater, and Wild Heaven, and plenty of other "regional"offerings (Highland, Duck-Rabbit, Thomas Creek, Cigar City, ect.), along Bell's, Founders, Brooklyn, Sierra Nevada, Flying Dog, Lost Abbey, Victory, and others. Import selection is decent, with standards like Duvel, Chimay, Westmalle, and the like available. The options at this store differ slightly from the other location (which has a smaller selection overall), so I usually plan time to hit up both to get the full picture. However, if you only have time for one definitely go here. Prices are always great. Service is decent considering I go there basically once a week, but the staff is only as friendly and accommodating as they need to be, nothing more. Still, if you're heading to Savannah this is your only option, so stop on by!
01-29-2012 21:55:05 | More by jsanford
3.94/5 rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This is a standard Wine Warehouse type store in a strip center. Two aisles of beer in the back and a row of coolers. I was primarily interested in stuff I couldn't get in Florida and I immediately spotted a nice selection of Port/Lost Abbey. They seemed to have quite a lot of other, regional stuff and while I ignored the imports, there were plenty of them as well. Service isn't something I am concerned with at package stores, but at one point someone wandered into the beer aisle and asked if anyone needed help, so I'll count that as a good effort. I was very pleased with my experience here and I'd definitely be coming back.
01-16-2012 00:56:59 | More by nickfl
4.1/5 rDev -1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
In a heavy shopping district near the military base. Three solid aisles and a row of coolers at the back of the store. 80% of the store was wine, they had a TON of wine in this place, it is not small. Still the staff seemed interested enough in craft beer. Great varied selection, the star being Lost Abbey/Pizza Port for those of us in the other SE states. As others have said, it would help if they offered singles of everything. Domestic selection is very good. You'll find larger import selections in South Carolina, unless Atlanta just gets everything.
Reminded me alot of the Binny's in the Chicago area. Certainly the best store in the city, doesn't look like there are many other choices anyway.
I think I hit the 3 high points of the town, this, Moon River Brewing and The Distillery.
10-15-2011 00:40:14 | More by Bung
4.44/5 rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Yeah, great place. Beer in the back, mostly displayed on two very long shelves, both sides, with some Belgians on another shelf and lots more in the cooler at the very back. Amazing what a difference a few states makes, as I found stuff here I cannot find in NC or VA, stuff from Saint Somewhere, The Lost Abbey, Atlanta Brewing Co. and Port Brewing in particular -- and more. Everything seemed pretty well up to date (ie. not a whole lot of dusty bottles), prices are clearly displayed, everything very much in order.
Service is excellent, right down to the guys at the counter opinionating (in a friendly way) on some of the stuff I bought as they were ringing it up.
Very much a liquor store type of atmosphere (ie. not much atmosphere) but if you came for killer beer, whether it's American, English, German, Belgian or otherwise, you can't possibly walk out disappointed.
They have another location, on Habersham, which is basically just as good and even had a few different selections from this one on Abercorn. I visited on both on the same day, four days ago, so my recollection of the particular differences isn't clear, but rest assured either location will satisfy any local or traveler.
04-19-2011 21:49:50 | More by Metalmonk
4.5/5 rDev +8.7%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
I think the Habersham Warehouse on Abercorn is easily the best place for beer in Savannah. Perhaps it's because I'm young and still constantly researching the world or beer, but I always find something new that I'm up for trying when I stop by. Also, it's the only place I know of that stocks a bunch of my favorite beers, and at the best prices also. All the 750mL bottles of Unibroue products are about $7, where as at other stores I've seen them as high as $10. Bleh!
Whenever I've been in, I always have at least one person asking if I need help. The one time I did ask about a product listed on their website, I was told that the site was probably well out of date, which is unfortunate, but I really doubt that is the fault of some random store employee.
Overall, I love the store. Good prices, good selection, good service. When it comes to buying beer in Savannah, it doesn't get much better than the Warehouse.
02-09-2011 17:28:58 | More by RTJakarta
Habersham Beverage Warehouse - Abercorn in Savannah, GA
92 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.