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Five Points Bottle Shop

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99
world-class

48 Reviews
Five Points Bottle ShopFive Points Bottle Shop
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
Score:
99
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
66
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
6.58%
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Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 66
Reviews by bhalter8:
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4.85/5  rDev +6.4%

Having visited 5 Points a few times over the past few months, I can say it stands up well to any GA bottle shop. It's nice to see this store mature from the macro only shop I remember in my college days. Sachin has done a fantastic job of creating a good mix of craft beers, including some truly hard to find ones (in GA that is), in addition to a solid Belgian selection. Pricing is very reasonable. The service is fantastic, very knowledgeable, although, I must add, most recently I was being helped by Sachin, so how could the service be anything less than fantastic? A must stop if you are in the area, you'll definitely find some things you hadn't seen elsewhere in the state, and be treated well.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jloomis
4.29/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of tmm313
4.82/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of brentblack1
4.54/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.56/5  rDev 0%
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 +6.6%
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 -0.4%
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 +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.58/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.57/5  rDev +0.2%
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 +4.2%

Photo of pelesf1re
5/5  rDev +9.6%
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 +9.6%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Dreizhen
4.2/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

This is one of the best place to buy beer (and other forms of alcohol) in Athens. My cousin owns a competitor on the other side of town and he'll readily admit the same.

Staff can be hit or miss, but most of them are great. Owner's fantastic, as well. Usually very friendly and helpful. A bit stand-offish at the absolute worst. But being in a college town of Athen's caliber will definitely take its toll on you some days. They have a big collection of really shitty fake id's that they've confiscated and they like to scribble mean things on which I find hilarious (though possibly libelous, to be honest).

Selection is very good, especially for where you are. Prices can be beat, but not by much. It's definitely cheaper at Total Wine if you're in the Atlanta area, but for Athens this is one of the better options.

If you're in Athens and you're looking for better beer than what you'll find at Kroger, this is a good place to start.

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Five Points Bottle Shop in Athens, GA
4.56 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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