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Five Points Bottle Shop

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PLACE INFO

Type: Store

1655 S Lumpkin St
Athens, Georgia, 30606-4742
United States

(706) 543-6989 | map
fivepointsbottleshop.com

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Added by AlexJ on 05-03-2005

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
68
pDev:
7.08%
 
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Reviews by ZenAgnostic:
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4.86/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I had a beergasm. Single best beer shop I've ever been to. Enormous selection of quality stuff.

I've been to Specs and Whole Foods and other non-chain specialty beer stores across several states and this is by far the best selection of beer I've seen so far.

You wouldn't even be able to tell by the shabby (though artistic) exterior, but inside the shop is a beer geeks heaven. Shelves all the way up to the ceiling with bombers of beers I've never seen in most places. The sour beers section alone is pretty impressive. Three different vintages of Rodenbach Grand Cru. Every single Trappist beer, except for the Westvleterens.

Refrigerated and unrefrigerated six packs, single bottles, bombers, huge novelty sized bottles (notably, Chimay)... I even saw a growler from Rogue.

They also sell fresh growlers to go (3 different sizes) each priced at $4 for the bottles themselves and fill-ups are priced individually by beer. Around 20 beers on tap to choose from.

The staff were clearly beer geeks and knew their stuff in and out. Unlike what you'd find at a national beer chain like Specs.

Finally picked up a bottle from Achel (the last remaining Trappist brewery I haven't sampled). They didn't have KBS, but said they've had it before and even had a 3-year vertical keg tapping before... 3 vintages side by side on tap at their bar. Insane. They said when they do get KBS in bottles it tends to last less than a month.

No Dogfish 120 or Dark Lord, but it was worth asking anyway. Chances are if there's some beers on your want list, they'll have a few of them here.

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Photo of Craighead
4.38/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Vibe: I lived in Athens for almost 7 years and this place has evolved, but it is hands down one of the dopest places to visit when you are in town. It's down to earth and packed in like a home cellar with a cozy feeling.

Quality: Let's face it, this is a bottle shop with a large collection so you have to be aware of some bottles that have been dry rotting on the shelves, but for the most part you can't miss. Most of the cooler beers are fresh and they appropriately shelve ageable beers.

Service: The service is great, not intrusive, but they care about what you're purchasing.

Selection: When Charlie was around this place had some unexpected goodies, don't expect any less now, but the selection seems to have died down a bit, or maybe I just became a bigger snob. Still hands down one of the best places to find odd ball beers.

Food: N/A

Overall: A lot of the other shops have really stepped up, but this is a must stop. 5pts holds a place in my heart, and I'm sure it will for you too.

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4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of tmm313
4.82/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of brentblack1
4.54/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.56/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

This is a must stop in Athens. They have a great selection and always have Tropicalia in cans. I have been here twice and love searching for stuff I cannot get in Alabama. Lots of good beer to choose from and great service.

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Photo of JamesBondGA
4.86/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Killer selection, probably the best of ANY store I have ever been in. Lots of friendly, knowledgeable help asking if you need anything. Saw tons of foreign beers I have never even heard of. Place looks like a hole in the wall, but don't let the looks deceive you,,,,this place rocks.

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Photo of NorthCoastPranqster
4.54/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

I believe both 5 points locations have a great selection of beer, but I felt this locations selection was just a bit better than the one on the west side.

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5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.58/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.57/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

This place is a must go if you are in Athens. Seriously. It's a serve-all package store, with wine, booze, and cigars alongside the craft beer. This place has the perfect feel of a hole in the wall beer store, but much higher quality. The far wall is all cooler doors for craft beer in 6packs, 12packs, 4packs, cans, and bombers. A couple end-cap/corner displays of new bottles or featured deals, as well as two full rows of bottles and bombers. There is a ton of beer to peruse while you are here. Lots of local stuff, and apparently Georgia has a great distribution spray because they have shit from everywhere in here. At the end of the craft beer aisle, there is a beer chiller. It's basically cold circulating water that you drop your beers into to cool them off before you go, just in case you won't have access to a fridge, or are in a rush to cool them down. The staff was super-friendly and very helpful. This place is pretty damn awesome!

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of pelesf1re
5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Very impressed with this store. I had found it after doing a search on this site and after reading the reviews decided this would be the place to start for some beers I can't find in Ohio. I was not let down. The selection was huge and some nice choices I thought I may only read about and never get to try. The find I was happiest with was the Westbrook Mexican Cake. Very friendly staff, couldn't have asked for more. Hope I can make it back next time I'm travelling to pick up some more gems.

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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Five Points Bottle Shop in Athens, GA
Place rating: 4.66 out of 5 with 68 ratings
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