Sherlock's - Town Center

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Sherlock's - Town CenterSherlock's - Town Center
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Sherlock's - Town CenterSherlock's - Town Center

Type: Store

135 Barrett Pkwy
Marietta, Georgia, 30066-3341
United States

(770) 426-6744 | map

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Reviews by SilentSabre:
Photo of SilentSabre
2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

While this place looks really nice from the outside, inside, it looks rather cluttered and dirty. Their service isn't that great, either. Outside of one or two people, none of the other clerks working the floor or putting away stock are really friendly or helpful. They all (well, most) seem to have a lifeless look on their face and a "This job sucks; oh great another customer to ring up" kind of attitude.
The [beer] selection is faily average with a small handful of nice finds. There are much better places in the Atlanta area to go if it's craft beer you seek.

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Photo of kubilus1
1.48/5  rDev -54.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 2.75

AllgaeurBrau pretty much hit the nail on the head about Sherlock's, aka 'Surly's'. Bad attitude and very very expired beer. That's what you get here. The beer guy will outright lie to customers to try sell expired goods. There are much better stores in the area.

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Photo of WoostaBia
3.9/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of GaToWyo
4/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of AllgaeurBrau
1.66/5  rDev -48.6%
vibe: 1.25 | quality: 1.25 | service: 1 | selection: 3

This is the liquor store which is closest to my route going home from work.
Since I am from Germany, Bavaria specifically I enjoy my regular no frills wheat beers, like Franzikaner, Paulaner, Koenig Ludwig, Hacker etc.
The problem with Sherlocks is, that not only at one occasion I purchased expired beer.
Since this happed a few times I am checking the expiration dates prior of purchasing there.
So this time I went, they had a 12 pack of Hacker Pschorr Hefeweizen for $13, a good price, however that beer was just expired.
I grabbed some Paulaner and checked out, while there I asked the girl at the cash register if she is aware that the Hacker beer is expired and that I would be willing to buy it for a discount.
Her snarky response: "That beer is perfectly fine". I didn't respond, paid and left. Another time I was insulted by another unmotivated employee at the cash register, while checking out, as I revealed that I am from abroad. His words "You still got that accent, huh?".
If you are looking for expired, skunky or flat beer and store clerks, who didn't score a real job therefore are frustrated, who treat you like some unwelcome dirt, be my guest an shop there. Needles to say, I have had it and won't be coming back.

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Photo of bulldawg1911
4.28/5  rDev +32.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Sherlock's has a good selection of beers and competitive prices. Great beer guy, Tyler (aka Skinny Jesus). Good dude who knows a lot about beer and has never given me a bad recommendation.

Located conveniently to I-75 and I-575 on the north side of Atlanta. Good place to stop if you're passing through Atlanta and want to grab some stuff not available in your area. They have Terrapin, Sweetwater, Bell's, Founder's, Port/LA, Great Divide, Oskar Blues and plenty more.

They also have a good bourbon selection, as well, if you're into that.

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Photo of MrGaryFish
4.34/5  rDev +34.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Sherlock's is Kennesaw's best niche beer and wine spot. They have a good selection, a great beer guy (ask for Tyler), and almost always get some ot the rare stuff that comes to GA. The fact that Tyler is over there now has dramatically boosted the atmosphere and beer sales. Lately, they have had the hard to get Founders KBS, Port/Lost Abbey IPAs and sours, and basically anything else that comes to the state. I like the fact that they do not mind holding the rarer beers for regulars, and do a good job to keep people like me coming back. Their selection is not huge, and they aren't the cheapest, but the place is vastly improved in the customer service dept and in the specialty beers that are new to GA. Just ask if you don't see something, theres a good chance that there is some hiding in the back.

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Photo of jophish17
3.15/5  rDev -2.5%

Stumbled upon this location by pure luck, ie, I was in the area for work. I was pleased though and went home with a six pack of Levitation and a couple of those neat Sam Adams pint glasses. The selection was decent - perhaps a step below a Total Wine but nowhere near the favorites inside the perimeter. In addition to lots of Stone, Sam Adams and local offerings, they also had the newly added Bells beers (bonus points for Oberon 5Ls), a decent collection of trappists and abbey beers, and all the big East Coast breweries like Allagash and DFH. Overall a nice shop for casual craft beer drinkers.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.05/5  rDev -5.6%

The store's selection is above average for a warehouse beer-wine-liquor joint, with most of the currently distributed beers making an appearance (DFH, R.J. Rockers, Lagunitas, Great Divide, Oskar Blues, Stone, etc) as well as all the expected local offerings, but, if anything particularly rare or limited rolls through Georgia, don't expect it to show up here. Pricing is fairly average. Personally, I would drive past Sherlock's and head to Bullock's further in Marietta, but, being a mere stone's throw from the Interstate 75, it's WAAAY more convenient for travelers.

After over six years of visiting Sherlock's, though less and less frequently as time goes on, I've always found the staff to be disinterested, entirely unknowledgeable, and, at times, downright surly.

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Photo of cowens22
3.85/5  rDev +19.2%

this place is a liquor and wine store that is trying pretty hard to carry a good selection. They have most of the Stone stuff that has been released, Pale Ale, IPA, Ruination, Arrogant bastard, Double Bastard. Ga hasnt had Stone but since September so we don't have all of the releases quite yet. DFH is present, Duck Rabbit seasonals, minus Balitc Porter, Great Divide, Sierra Nevada, Brooklyn, Heavy Seas, Oskar Blues, Terrapin, Sweetwater among others are also present. They keep a decent selection of belgians, St Bernardus, Rochefort 10 and 8, among a few others. They have some Umbroque stuff as well. Samuel Smith shows up but it is in the cooler with a lot of other stuff. You have to go find someone to help you with any questions you might have, but they will be able to answer any of the questions that might come up.

Like I said before, they are trying hard to expand their selection of micros. They are pretty good at carrying everything that is expected, they just don't have any rarities. Yet....

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Photo of shivtim
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Hit this place on the way up to Ellijay from Atlanta. It's a huge ware-housey kind of joint. Tons of wine, liquor, and BMC, and a medium collection of good beer. Some is in coolers, some just on shelves. Picked up some Terrapin Rauchbier and Breckenridge 471 IPA. Not everything is available in singles, so you may be stuck with a 6-pack.

Some of the stuff could be old, as I suspect they don't have a huge turnover rate, and the employees know nothing about beer. Still, decent selection.

Also, there is a QT next door for your non-alcoholic beverage needs.

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Photo of MrHassellYaHurd
3.7/5  rDev +14.6%

Stopped off here on a recent trip to ATL and Kennesaw. Very large, high ceilings, almost like a bulk goods store. Not a problem, however. They did seem to have a pretty decent selection, including a few beers that i wouldn't call rare, but can never seem to find in the N.O. metro, though i wouldn't neccisarily call the selection "better" since there was plenty that i didn't see here as well. The girls who were working the register didn't seem all that knowlegable about beer, however there was a gentleman (patron) who i was able to have a nice conversation with about the different beers this place had on hand, as well as his opinions.

I'd recommend this place to someone else, because i honestly don't know if ATL beer stores get better than this or not; But you could do a lot worse.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.2/5  rDev -0.9%

Now this place was right down the street from where I was staying so I knew I was going to get to stop in, but what I was hoping for and what I got were a little different. The place was loaded down with everything in the world, just a cluttered mess to be honest. The selection was ok, nothing compared to Green’s but I could see they were at least trying. Good luck trying to get some help, other then when you are paying, no one seemed to want to try. I did manage to pick up some Festive in a flip top which I was looking for, but heck that’s everywhere around here I would come to find out. Overall not a terrible place, but there are better. You may find a couple goodies if you look around but nothing really jaw dropping here.

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Photo of jdubjacket
2.25/5  rDev -30.3%

Stopped into this place on a whim. Looks very respectable on the outside. Inside, it looks almost like a warehouse, which doesn't bother me.

Quality is ok. Seems like a converted office warehouse.

Service is God-freakin' awful!!! Could hardly get anyone to help me. I had to track some guy down - I think it might've been the manager. When I finally got him to help me, I felt like I had just asked him to give up his 1st born from the reaction I got. Very unwilling and just sort of a pain in the ass.

Beer selection was average. For a store so big, I expected a much better selection but was disappointed to find the standard selection that I could have gotten at the local liquor store just down the street.

I will not be back to this location.

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Photo of chilidog
3.7/5  rDev +14.6%

We passed thru the area and I sought thisplace out for i've swung into Minks and wanted to try a Sherlock's. We hit thisone on the way to florida so I didn't grab all I would have because I thought we'll swing by Minks on the way home. I have to say Sherlock's carried more of what Atlanta has to offer. I was looking for Sweetwater, Terrapin And Atlanta Brewing Co. I thought I'd be picking up at Mink's, they kinda let me down.

Sherlock's had plenty of parking, alittle more light outside would be nice. Inside, very we'll lite, bright, clean, well displayed product. Booze to the right. Wine in the middle, Beer stage left. Lots in coolers and good warm display space. To me, some good finds to be had.

I'll stop back, easy to get to off I-75

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Photo of ViveLaChouffe
2.95/5  rDev -8.7%

Finally stopped by Sherlock's to see how much space the beer is given in this sizeable liquor store. On a relative scale not much. They do have a good selection though. Rogue, Sweetwater, Dogwood, Sierra Nevada and the like. Lots of German, English and Belgian imports. But not the selection I've seen elsewhere. However they did have Sierra Nevada Summer which was not out at another place I hit before and they have good specials on selected beers (this day it was Beamish Stout) and their prices are really good compared to other places in town. Price is not enough to sway my loyalties but it is something to consder. Quality is good. No old stock that I can see, they seem to do alot of business so they have alot of turnover. The clerks on the floor are friendly and helpful but the kid who checked me out was a punk who acted as if I was interrupting his conversation just because I wanted to check out. I had to ask for a bag or box to carry out 3 six packs and two 22oz bottles. I guess he thought I didn't need one? He is the only reason the service score is so low. A mixed bag at this place, worth stopping by to check it out but not good enough to become my regular beer store.

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Photo of Southernbrew
3.35/5  rDev +3.7%

Big store with a smallish beer selection. 2 doors of imports and a good offering of local brews. Several Rogue bombers, but nothing I hadn't seen other places. 2 1/2 doors worth of assorted micros and probably 5 doors worth of bud/miller/coors. Prices seemed in line but I really didn't see anything new. Scratch that, I saw Newcastle in cans which is new to me, if not really earth moving. I was asked if I needed help and employees were friendly enough. I would shop here if I lived closer, but I wouldn't go out of my way to stop in.

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Photo of Brent
3.15/5  rDev -2.5%

Not a tremendous variety, overall, but this establishment did stock a nice representation of locals - Atlanta, Sweetwater and Dogwood, so kudos for standing up for the home teams. All of these were available cold. Big displays of Sam Adams and Redhook, and a few interesting Belgians and English beers. In fact, it looked like 90% of the craft-beers were in the coolers, no shelf stock of significance. There were a few breweries with a single offering represented - I saw North Coast's Red Seal Ale, and that was the only beer from North Coast. Overall, a bit above-average, but just a bit.

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Photo of aracauna
3.4/5  rDev +5.3%

I dropped in to check out this liquor store near Town Center mall because it looked huge. Going inside I discovered that it was huge for a liquor store. However, their decor is rather open and airy -- very upper-middle class -- so there's a lot of wasted space that could be put to better use. Cobb county (north of Atlanta and mostly populated by typical suburbanites) Still, the wine selection is large and my whiskey lovin' friend was salavating over some of the single-malt that he hadn't been able to find elsewhere but couldn't afford to buy. This being a beer site it's really more important that they have a good beer selection. The selection is above average and set up so that you get to the good stuff before you get to the cheap stuff (I like that). They have a pretty good selection of micros and imports, but definitely lean towards the imports. Like I said, this is aimed at wealthy sububanites. Unfortunately after seeing their abundance of hard liquors and all the wasted space, I'd like to see a larger selection of beer. One last thing: Clerks at liquor stores have been pissing me off this week. Both of the clerks at the ones I've stopped at this week (this one and Mac's in Atlanta) have pretended that I wasn't there and just rang up my order and took my money. This is really bothers me since most of my experience has been either with really helpful people or at the least people who acknowledge my existence.

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Sherlock's - Town Center in Marietta, GA
Place rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 21 ratings
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