Mink's Package

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2555 Delk Rd SE
Marietta, Georgia, 30067-6328
United States

(770) 952-2337 | map

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Added by ncbrewerbun on 04-03-2005

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%

I was actually not planning on stopping in here, but I actually ended up getting stuck in traffic( in Atlanta, can you believe it?) and pulled off to make a err…rest stop and saw this place right in front of me so I decided to check it out since I wasn’t going anywhere in traffic anyway. A decent enough store, though nothing terribly special. They had pretty much all the standards for the area with a decent selection of Rogue, Avery, Laguinitas, Atlanta Brewing, Sweetwater, etc. Prices seemed alright, nothing really struck me too much. Overall this was an ok stop and if I lived nearby would probably frequent a bit more, nothing worth really driving out of the way for though.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%

Mink's is located in Delk's Village shopping plaza just before Bentley Road if heading East on Delk.

The beer is located in the back corner of the store. At first glance everything appears above board. Then you wipe some dust off the bottles and notice the store is a sty and realize that the only beers without any dust are the belgians. Those other selections must barely move.

They have two cold cases. One is sizeable, but mainly filled with BMC. The other is small and has some singles and sixers. The bulk of the selection is a long shelving unit down the length of the beer aisle. On the end are some additional beers with others thrown in odd cases here and there. There was also some beer stacks around, but nothing of major notation.

Mink's has a decent selection, but be suspect of the age of the beers with that much dust. No one ever offered any service and I saw plenty of folks with some time on their hands for either assisting or doing some badly needed shelf cleansing.

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Photo of Squire
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of halo3one
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Very good liquor/beer store. Not huge but pound for pound it's a very solid place with a wide variety. They received a great allotment of Founders Breakfast Stout and Founders Imperial Stout and still had some the last I checked, while most everyone else is way past being out of both.

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Photo of ViveLaChouffe
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%

Finally made it out to this place. It's very convenient to reach, right off of I-75 but it just happens not to be convenient to me. A sizeable beer selection, some unexpected Belgians and Germans for sure but the rest is a pretty standard slightly above average selection for the Atlanta area. Service is fine for checkout, not for much else. Prices are spotty. Alot of stuff is priced higher for the area but some stuff is a really good bargain. Sam Adams sixers all go for $5.99. Sierra Nevada and Anchor go for almost $1 less a sixer than average. All stuff tends to be in good shape as far as freshness (except for Tupper's Hop Pocket Ale but that seems to be common in the northwest metro area. Distributor issues?)

If you're passing through and have no time to get to Green's, this isn't a bad place to pick up the locals.

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Photo of TheEclecticGent
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Mink's is at a very convenient location for those of us that live in this portion of the Greater Atlanta Area. Green's it isn't but it carries the best selection for this local area. The beer section contains a good variety including a light-to-moderate sampling of Belgium / Belgium-styled beers. Like all package stores in Atlanta it can get crowded during peak times. My only complaint about the store is that they offer to "look into" a beer if you have an interest in it but they don't stock it. However, they never call back and don't remember you or your info when you inquire on the next trip.

It can be a great hassle getting into and out of the store due to the high volume of high speed traffic on Delk Road but that is no fault of the establishment - just be careful

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.53/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

If you live in Atlanta, this store is a must! Not only do they have a jaw-dropping selection of great craft brews and imports, the prices are impressively low - I probably saved a lot more than I spent in fuel to get there, and that includes an annoying detour around a closed section of I-285. I just about went hog wild at this place! The clerks were eager to please, and did an excellent job of totting up and boxing up my "loot." Though it is clear that their emphasis is on spirits and wine, their beer selection is quite formidable and had me drooling like a St. Bernard - inside. If you live in the Atlanta area, you need to pay Mink's at least one visit.

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Photo of Fatehunter
4/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I stopped by Mink's twice in the last couple days of my visit to Atlanta. It's a fairly big store, wine and liquor take up most of the space. The beer section has a long aisle of beer in a cooler and then two aisles on beer in the open. It has a small, but good section of Belgium's; a nice collection of U.K. beers and then some random other internationals. The micro domestics have a little of everything from major breweries across the States. Widmer, Bridgeport, Stone, Allagash, Duck-Rabbit, Terrapin, Sweetwater, Sierra Nevada, Bells, etc. While they had some of the flagship brews from these breweries, they had even more of their seasonals and special releases. I didn't ask for service, nor did I desire it, but all my interaction with the employees was good. I definitely had no problem finding some great beers to take home.

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Photo of CBlack85
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Stopped here while in Atlanta for the day; convenient location off of I75, well marked by a large sign and plenty of parking.

The place is well laid out and spacious; with a sizable section for beer that is well stocked with both locals and more widely distributed regional and national craft brands. The bulk of the floor space is devoted to spirits, with a respectable wine selection as well. They even have a nice selection of cigars (that are reasonably priced at that)

I had very little interaction with the staff; really the only staff that I even saw were at check out, and while friendly enough, were not overly engaging.

Overall this was a nice store with a good selection, and conveniently located.

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Photo of chilidog
4/5  rDev +6.1%

I found Mink's through the help of beer-fly and its guide. We travel to and from Florida and when we stop not alot of time is allowed, so Mink's located just off I-75 ( exit 261 ) is a big help.
With the name in large billboard size letters on the building side, you can see the place as soon as you turn on Delk road. Located at the top of the plaza, with plenty of parking.
An older store yes, but plenty of lighting and enough space not to seem cluttered. A large portion of the store is wine & spirits. Beer located in the rear corner with large floor space with large packs and cases. Coolers along the side wall with sixers and some singles. Selection was good over-all. I went looking for local Atlanta treats. I found Sweetwater (including Summer Hummer), Alanta brewing Co and saw some others.
Service was good for they were out of one I was looking for, when I asked, I talked to two employees about distributors and altlanta's beers. A good chat, all employees wear Mink's shirts and are easy to spot. I saw others stocking shelves and keeping busy.
I'll stop again for its very handy when your travels take you that way without alot of time. The entire stop...15 min. Gotta go!!

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of jushoppy2beer
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%

This store has a great location if you're a commuter living along the I-75 North corridor. I tend to stop by on my way from the Atlanta airport as I drive back toward Tennessee. The store itself is not too impressive, but the selection is really outstanding. Every time I stop there are a couple more craft brews that I've not seen there before. They also tend to stock the seasonal craft brews from local as well as more distant breweries. Also, they are good at getting in large-volume overstocks of some good brews, with good special pricing to go with it. This is one of the few places I've found some of my favorite Polish lagers as well as less popular but excellent Czech pilsners. And there is always a good selection of Belgian beers and even strong Unibrou brews from Quebec. The wine selection is also pretty good, with some good specials. Overall, a good place to browse and buy.

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Photo of dbrelsfo
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Vestlake
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of ncbrewerbun
3.55/5  rDev -5.8%

Looking over my ratings, I didn't give this place very high marks, but I keep going back. It's easy for me to find when traveling, and I can get plenty of beers there that I can't get in NC. So, I am pleased with them. They have some Belgian selections, some local stuff (mainly Sweetwater), some English and German selections and a few other American micros (like Rogue). If you go in looking for something good to try, you'll find it. And if you know your beer prices, you can find some pretty good deals (on wine, too).

I will return.

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Photo of bigglesofale
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%

I love the place - a diamond in the rough and over the years, the neighborhood has become really rough. Never had a problem there, but just lock the car and be mindful. The selection is great and they are expanding (recent updates in 2007 I believe). Lots to choose from that are chilled and many that are non-chilled. Pricing is about average, but for Marietta, this is worth the trip. Staff is ok...friendly at check out and they are good knowing their beverages. The store is somewhat clean, but still lingers of 'eastern block mentality' - just need to see it to believe it. A must see.

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Photo of gmuller
3.05/5  rDev -19.1%

Its been a while since I've been there, but from what I understand it hasn't changed a bit. This place is basically a standard liquor store, carrying some fairly standard brands. Nothing special in the craft or Belgian market. I understand they do have a lot of cigars, but this isn't a cigar site. The service is fine as long as you know what you're looking for.

Its location is convenient for the most part, right off I-75 at the Delk Rd exit, but there would be no reason to go out of your way to go here.

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Photo of Egg
1/5  rDev -73.5%

wow purchased two $15.99 bottles of eviltwin Before during & After Xmas popped one and it was rancid went back to tell the clerks about it they said we'll take care of it but wouldn't refund my purchase. i went back a month or so later and it was still on the shelf. WTF?
dont care if you remodel the store you can't polish a turd
the newer staff are always nice and helpful but they get in trouble if they try and help you.
the quasimodo asshole at the counter is awful and a rude dick to everyone even the employees.
overheard the owners screaming at someone while in the to browse their dusty rancid selection. I feel bad for the cool employees that try to make it not the way it is.

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Photo of thedoubler55
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Minks Package on delk road is astonishing! This is probably one of the best liquor stores I have ever been to. The employees are wonderful and offer amazing service. The beer guys Andy and Matt know there stuff, and can offer any type of feedback on probably every beer in the store. The store is always clean and everyone is very helpful and courteous. I love the selection of brews, it is pretty outstanding. All I have to say is if you are in the atlanta area you should definitely visit this store because it is a MUST!

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Photo of jocosa
4.94/5  rDev +31%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I recently discovered Mink's after making a wrong turn on Delk Rd. It was a nice discovery indeed! While it is mostly a spirits shop, I think the beer selection will satisfy many beer enthusiasts. They carry a great selection of year round and seasonal releases, both room temp and chilled. The guys in the shop are eager to help customers find what they're looking for and make excellent suggestions as well. They keep a Facebook page updated with information about upcoming releases and news about what they've received.

Since then, I've been back several times. Mink's is now one of my go-to places for beer. Very worth a stop if you're near Exit 261 on I-75.

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Photo of trianglebeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of chefmikeanderson
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

its been said before but... a diamond in the rough. I'd have to say the best store that I have been to north of 285 (marietta region). Total wine may have more quantity but Mink's has way better quality. Lots of big beers and sometimes some special releases you can only find at green's and hop city. If they could get a little bigger selection I wouldn't bother driving to ATL anymore. If you're a craft beer drinker I highly recommend trying this place. Ask for Andy (their beer guy) he knows his stuff

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Photo of seniorcleaver
4.85/5  rDev +28.6%

I was in here about a week ago and picked up some 03 aventinious and a couple bottles of life and limb. I have been going to this location for a while and recently the beer selection had gotten much better and i thought i would put in a review. Its nice to have a place to go and get hard to find beers that isnt downtown. I was surprized to find the life and limb since there were only a few cases in the state, so keep it up minks! maybe get some more sour ales so i dont have to drive downtown anymore!

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Photo of Jeallen
3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Whenever I come into Atlanta I hit the local liquor stores to check for deals. The Atlanta area competition make prices and section far better than where we live. I shopped at Green's for years when I lived in Atlanta and have also visited Wine World and Tower. All are are good, with wide selection. Wine World probably has the most extensive inventory, but I find it to be higher priced than others.

I find Mink's selection to be good and its regular prices are on par with the best. However, I find Mink's stocks larger bottle sizes (which are a better value), and when they run a sale on an item, it is really a deal.

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Mink's Package in Marietta, GA
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