Bullocks Wine & Spirits Warehouse

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Bullocks Wine & Spirits WarehouseBullocks Wine & Spirits Warehouse

Type: Store

3612 Sandy Plains Rd
Marietta, Georgia, 30066-3020
United States

(770) 565-0017 | map

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Added by ViveLaChouffe on 08-04-2005

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Photo of WhiteWhaleHunter
3.82/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

It was less claustrophobic than the Sprayberry Bottle Shoppe, but it suffered from not enough craft brews selection; way too much wine, and liquor.

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Photo of franklymyrhett
1/5  rDev -71.1%

Went in for the Bourbon County release today. The whole staff was extremely rude. I know for a fact that Bourbon County was shipped to the area on Wednesday so for some reason they were lying to me about it. I was given one word answers with my questions and the staff seemed annoyed that (GOD FORBID) I want to spend money in their store. I was going to buy other beer for my weekend but decided if you don't care about my money then I have no reason to give it to you. This reads more as a Yelp type review but I didn't even get to the selection. Go here only if you are in a rush. If you want good selection with great service then go to Sprayberry Bottle Shop. They will gladly help you.

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Photo of GaToWyo
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of reaganrvltn
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Tgonter
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of bctdi
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Sprayberry Bottle shop is most likely the best bottle shop in the NE cobb area. They have a very good selection of craft , with quite a bit of shelf space for it. In the back of the store, they have bombers of belgians and other limited release type beers. They get new releases from time to time and seem to update their offerings as new stuff comes out. They do have a beer guy who knows his craft beers well.Prices are reasonable / competetive with other stores in the ATL area. This is my go to bottle shop in this area so Iknow it well.

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Photo of GatorBeerNerd
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%

I checked out this place after ChainGangGuy posted about them having Slam Dunkel bombers for $1.50 as well as some other beers I was wanting to pick up that were new to the market.

Q: As many of the other reviewers said, the store is kind of a crazy layout and stuff seems to be all over the place. It is a warehouse type setup items in open style shelves on an odd diagonal floor plan. All the larger bottles and things sold as singles are in the back left of the store.

S: I asked 3 different people questions and all were quick to help and answered all my questions. I can't say if they knew beer because I wasn't asking for suggestions but just locations of certain products.

Sel: This one was a tough choice for me. The selection is by no means exhaustive or huge for the Metro area. However, it seemed like they had all the better beers of certain lines that aren't usually in the lesser known beer stores. However, they had nowhere near the selection of a Jax in Cumming or either Green's location. Even Total Wine and certain Whole Foods have larger selections, but the quality of the selection here seemed better.

Most of the beers seemed like normal prices for the Atlanta area. The bonus of the clearance beers made it worth the trip. I would definitely return to the store.

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Photo of Yesac
2.8/5  rDev -19.1%

Quality: The place was a mess. You have to be careful where you walk, as they are boxes and even bottles on the floor. Ladders and other random clutter all over. It's a confusing floor plan.

Service: I was asked by someone stocking the shelves after I said hello to them. I was passed by several other employees who did not offer any help. The checkout was fast, and I was give a box for my haul.

Selection: Selection was small to medium. The biggest problem I had was that there were no singles except the small selection of bombers. So I had no choice but to buy a few sixers and 4 packs of what I was after.

Value: The prices seemed to be an average mark up. I'd only go back because they carried a few Weyerbacher brews I haven't seen at other places.

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Photo of Belcher
4.35/5  rDev +25.7%

Bullocks is, hands-down, the best beer store that I have found in E. Cobb/Roswell area - Alpharetta too for that matter. And right now, I would take it over Green's.

Their selection recently has been exceptional, particularly of domestics, which now includes Stone and Tuppers.

Germany is well represented as is the UK and I thought they were weak on Belgiums until I finally noticed the impressive wall back by the coolers.

Speaking of coolers, a significant number of quality brews are kept cold for when prompt consumption is necessary (Victory, Dogfish, Terrapin, etc.)

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.86/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

While certainly not a selection comparable to either Green's locations in Atlanta, it is still far from shabby. If it's a time issue for you or you just can't be bothered to make the trek down to Atlanta, then Bullock's in Marietta (the Woodstock location, on the other hand, is a joke) will do in a pinch. They stock all the micro "basics" you've come to expect in Atlanta: Lagunitas, Avery, Great Divide, DFH, Left Hand, Victory, Uinta, Weyerbacher. A fair selection of Belgian, German, and British brews as well. You may find these brews just a teensy bit cheaper down at Green's, but you'll definitely lose in added distance and gas costs. Everything beer related is packed in the back left of the store, with the relatively rarer 750's and bombers hidden next to an 'Employee's Only' door. But hey, a tucked away beer selection is better than no beer selection at all, right?

Update 1/16/12:

A few recent trips have revealed the sad, unfortunate truth: Bullock's beer selection is heading downhill fast. Really fast. The continually thinning beer selection is right on track with the banalization of the offerings.

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Photo of bigglesofale
1.95/5  rDev -43.6%

I have been going to Bullocks from day one of their opening on Sandy Plains in Marietta, GA. Even make treks there during the holidays, birthdays, cookouts to pick up a nice spirit or two for family or friends, but I am finished. I also consider myself a really easy-going lad, one who always gives the benefit of doubt and not afraid to take chances with my beer selections.

You see, I most likely have about 25+ visits to them to date and in about 30% of those visits, I have seen the following issues popping up more and more each time. This is why I am giving this location a low grade as well as removing them from my monthly visits...I will take my business elsewhere going forward.

1) Employees - I cannot tell you how un-helpful these guys are. They are not rude per se (on 2 occasions, they were borderline), but just not friendly. The older employees there just look miserable and in no way willing to help. The most recent visit was when I was in line - gentleman in front of me with a micro 6-pack - asked grey haired cashier if they had anything else similar to this micro - employee didn't even look at the patron and said "no." Patron looked at me - I looked at him and for a moment we just shrugged and he became fustrated. When I got up to the line, they were quick to ID me (military style I might ad) and rang me up for my 3 6-packs - pushed them to me and said "next". Asked if he had a box or bag for me to help carry these to the car - and he promptly pointed near the door and said "Boxes are up there." Just sad - glad they enjoyed my money.

2) The store: Boxes in aisles, ladders against the beer products, lights out in the coolers, and a mess on the back isle where their beer singles are sold (1/2 ripped open boxes, etc). Dust on some products. Organization is weak for beet names/styles. Ciders are out of place, as well as their glassware (if you can find it).

3) Selection - this was the last reason I was going there, but now it is just flat with no creativity. The selections there never really impressed me - aside from grabbing some micro's, but nothing international that you cannot find at your local shop. Becoming more like a one-stop-Bud-Light-Coors package store...and loosing their identity and charm.

I am sure that they really do not care about this kind of feedback, and that is the main reason I am no longer going there. They just want to sell what sells, and I cannot fault them for trying to stay in business. But for a Beer Advocate like the readers here, your time is best used somewhere else down the road. Trust me.

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Photo of MMAJYK
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%

I visited them this past weekend and it was just ok. As Ding said previously, the shelves were CLUTTERED! I could not find what I was looking for because of empty boxes in the way, those huge movable staircases all blocking up the aisles, just mess all around. The selection of beer on the back shelf, next to the coolers was pretty good though. I found some good beer there that I have not seen around town. The guys were helpful when asking questions about locations of brews/glasses, but I think they were almost as lost in the mess as I was. All of their glassware is only $1.99 each, but you cannot find anything or even get to it for the mess. I did find a DFH shaped pint glass up by the register for a cool $1.99, so that was my diamond in the rough. I will keep going back, but I hope organization is their main concern at this point.

All in all, your typical package store with an OK selection of beer; if you can find where its at.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%

Very cool store and one of my first visits on this trip through ATL. I had read some of the reviews and was looking forward to the stop seemed they really put some effort into their selection which I always find exiting. I walked into the mother load I felt. A really great selection of pretty much every micro I have seen in Atlanta and all in one place. Including the Fantome, which I never get to see up home. A really cool staff made that I feel at home right away and this was just a really cool places. Prices were cheaper then most, with the exception of greens. The Aisles were a little cluttered, but anyone from my neck of the woods can relate if the ever go to green life. Overall a really fun little place that puts a lot of effort into their selection. I would definitely stop in here again when passing through town, a must stop in.

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Photo of doubleipa
4.35/5  rDev +25.7%

As I live on the Northeast side of town I had not heard of this place until I read a forum post about finding some St Bernardus Abt 12 60th Anniversary. So I hopped in my car at lunch and drove a few miles from my office to Bullock's. WOW, what a place. Definitely second only to Green's in the metro area.
You can hardly even see the beer area when you walk in. The main beer aisle has mostly just 4 and 6 packs of micros. They had some of my favorites I had only seen in bombers available in 12 oz (Hercules, Titan, St B 12, 8, 6, Tripel, and Witbier). There is also an aisle further back in the store that has a good selection of bombers: 5 or 6 Fantome's, the usual Belgian suspects, some Left Hand and special Flying Dog releases.
I talked with the general manager for quite a long time. He really seems to be a "beer guy". He says he intends to add a lot more beers in the future. He gave me his card and asked that I email him to recommend some beers he should try to get.
My only complaint is that they had so many cases of non-macro beer in the aisles it was hard to see what was on the lower selves. But the manager said I could open any case I wanted if I saw something I wanted. I did - 2006 Old Stock Ale.
I did pick up 5 bottles of the St B 60th anniversary. I hope to cellar them until I turn 60 (in 12 years).

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Photo of DaggerEyes
4/5  rDev +15.6%

visiting the future in-laws over xmas and swung by here to see if they had some Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout and perhaps some Anchor Xmas... Being a city slicker from NYC at the time I was skeptical but boy were my expectations exceeded. A great selection of micros from up and down the east coast , and the usually suspects from the west coast and the midwest. Also great selection of big bottle beer and belgians.

The staff was super friendly, though at first hard to locate, but I gotta give them a break on this since it was xmas eve. But when I found someone he gladly recommended me some Georgia micro brews so I could taste a bit of what was going on locally. Definately will be one of my first stops when going to the future in-laws house form the airport

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Photo of ViveLaChouffe
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Next to Green's, this store may have the widest selection in the Atlanta area and certainly the best in the NW suburbs. They tend to run out of things and randomly stop stocking others but while the stock is not deep the net is cast wide for selection. Tommyknocker, Atlantic, Tupper's, Rogue, Achel, Weistephaner, Dominion are a few that come immediately to mind. Lots of Belgians and Germans, lots of American micros and all thelocals are here.

While they tend to run out, the stock they do have is always fresh. I'll take fresh versus always stocked anyday. Service is fine although I am low maintenace. They do have sales from time to time (sixers of Old Foghorn for $7.99 for instance) that certainlly make it an interesting place to browse. Good prices. The only minor complaint is that their beer fridge is a bit small (at least for micros and craft) if you wanted that Tupper's Hop Pocket cold. Very good store otherwise.

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Photo of rajendra82
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%

Since this store is on my way home from work, this is a quick stop to pick up some good beers for me. Not a huge selection of beers, but much better than most others in the area. Some beers that are not found elsewhere in the vicinity include the Brooklyn (full line), Shipyard. Old Dominion (including the Hop Pocket Pils, which they picked up at my request), Avery, Tommyknocker, and Shipyard. Also a good selection of eclectic imports. They are usually among the early adapters to pick up new beers. Although the store has florescent lighting, the room temperature beers are stored in relative darkness and away from windows, so skunkiness is never a problem here.

That being said, there are a few problems. They sometimes let some beers inexplicably go out of stock, and don't restock them for months. Some of the slower selling beers hang around for a while.

All in all a good beer store in the northern burbs. Not everything is here at all times, but what is here is quite good. Also of note is a habit of putting good beer on sale at somewhat low prices, which is always an incentive for me to stop by.

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Bullocks Wine & Spirits Warehouse in Marietta, GA
Place rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 17 ratings
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