Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits


13 Reviews
Tower Beer, Wine & SpiritsTower Beer, Wine & Spirits

Type: Store

2161 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30324-4129
United States

(404) 881-0902 | map

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Added by Cyberkedi on 07-15-2007

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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 29
Photo of chinchill
3.81/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Most beer is located in the back of this beverage store. Very good prices but with an upcharge for credit cards. Helpful, if not always knowledgeable, staff. They have a very large and decently organized selection that is especially strong in locals and bomber bottles. Weak points include some unpriced bottles and the lack of mixed-6 packs.

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Photo of Chicagoborn1978
3.38/5  rDev -17.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3

First and foremost this is a liquor and wine store. The entrance to the store is always into those two areas and the beer is way in back. On the weekends there is a female liquor rep (scantily clad) trying to get you to buy their chosen potion. The problem is that they don't let you sample...just look at the girl and buy the booze. Anyway...the beer selection is pretty good and well organized. Tons of local brews for really good prices and they do really good with the seasonal craft beers. If you're a local make sure to sign up for their frequent shopper program. They have a monthly beer special that gets you a dollar or two off and you also get a matching glass from the brewery.

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Photo of Tilley4
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

On my way to my hotel from a trip to Green's on Buford and I remember seeing this place on BA so I whipped in to give it a look.. So glad I did...

Beer is located in the back of the store and there's a ton of it... Rack after rack of bomber and sixers... Most of the beer is room temp which irks me a touch but it is what it is...

Very nice selection of sours and wild ales all together so I hit it up right off... Picked up a Girardin Black Label and a Cuvee Rene..

Beer seems to be separated by brand and type so it makes it easy to find a particular beer from a particular brewer... Found a lone bottle of Lost Abbey Deliverance as well so I snagged that one also...

Came across several bottle of Courage and snagged two of those along with some Brew Free or Die IPA, a Wilco Tango Foxtrot and an Allagash Curieux...

Nice beer run for me and I thought this place outshone Green's.. Green's might have had more Belgians but the ones at Tower's just seemed to be better quality to me...

Easily the best place I've stopped thus far in the city...

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Photo of bigfnjoe
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This was my first beer stop in Atlanta, and I was satisfied. They had a very nice selection of Belgians, a huge selection of locals, and the usual distro brands: Founders, Ommegang, etc. Picked up an Aphrodite, a fresh Maharaja, a Sorachi Ace (which I hadn't seen back home in PA for months), and a fresh La Folie. The cashier was very pleasant, and the rest of the staff seemed very eager to help, though I didn't ask for anything. Store was very clean and everything was priced reasonably. Either this or Greens was the best of the four stores I visited.

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Photo of ugaterrapin
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%

It is one of two places I frequent in Atlanta. The other being Green's on Buford Highway. They have quality selection and area always getting new stuff in. Also have some excellent deals every once in a while. The people that work there are awesome. This is the one thing that definitely separates them from my experiences at Green's. There is always someone that asks me if I need any help. The guy that runs the beer section is extremely knowledgeable and has good recommendations. The prices are definitely right on par with the cheapest I have seen in Atlanta. They also have a great liquor selection to accommodate a really good beer selection. They have an entire side of a rack dedicated to Belgian beers. The other side of the rack contains the remainder of the bombers they offer. They are also on top of getting things when they are first available. I know if they don't have it then I won't be finding it anywhere else.

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Photo of shivtim
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%

Beer isn't the focus of this mega-warehouse liquor store, but there is still quite a sizeable collection. There's a wide variety of six packs and bombers, much better than I expected. It's not quite Green's (and certainly not Hop City), but it's not far behind. Solid selection of Belgians and American micros. I'm not sure about service, as I didn't need any help and nobody was near the beer anyway. I did notice they had a wine help desk.

I don't know what people are talking about when they say this is in a sketchy area, as it's in Lindbergh, near Buckhead, and I just about got run over by both a Range Rover and a Mustang on my way in. I suppose the Cheshire Bridge area to the South is full of strip clubs, but it's not unsafe.

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Photo of nanofreak
4.85/5  rDev +18.3%

This is one of my favorite stores, and what it lacks in selection (which isn't much), it more than makes up for in staff.

The selection is great, both imports and craft. The selection is also growing, I have been told by the beer manager that he tries to order a few additional things every week, and I have been witness to this happening, it was not just lip service.

Every time I go I am greeting by a friendly and knowledgeable staff member from the store. This happens to the point where by now some of them know my drinking preferences and have great recommendations.

The store is very nice and clean, location convenient, though I guess that varies from person to person. This is quickly turning into one of Atlanta's best beer stores.

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Photo of everetends
3.65/5  rDev -11%

Went here on Friday on what seemed to be a Grail expedition for some Wake and Bake. Wasn't in luck but they did have a decent amount of good brews. They had a good amount of quality beers, but their stock set up seems to have zero rhyme or reason. It was a bit frustrating because it seems like they just put beer where there is a hole in inventory. Even the coolers bounce in and out between craft and gourmet beer and then macros are thrown in without abandon. Its just a bit frustrating because I found myself circling the beer area like a shark seeking his prey.

The service was pretty good. There always seemed to be someone busily running by but they always threw a "Hello, you need help?", my way. Which was nice.

Selection seems to be ok just need to fix the clutter and the screwed up stocking technique.

Prices were pretty damned reasonable. Everything seemed at or below the prices I am used to from Greens and other bottle shops in the area. Still, this would just be a last ditch effort for me. I will hit up Greens before I come out here to get beer. The area is a bit seedy, with a ton of bums waiting for you at the car.

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Photo of BeerSox
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%

It's located in a bit of a shady area. If you like to buy porn or stop by a strip club on your beer runs then this is the perfect place for you! The store actually looks somewhat nice, and almost out of place. The inside is well lit and clean, organized with plenty of signs. The beer department isn't marked, but you can see the coolers. It's toward the back right.

Most of the six packs are in the cooler, but there are six pack displays, and plenty of single bombers and 750ml bottles on some shelves next to the coolers. The selection is expansive, with just about any beer you could find in the area. It's up there with Green's. Prices seemed about average.

I thougt the service was great, as not one, but TWO people asked me if I needed help. This has never happened before. Someone even took several minutes to see if a beer was available in the area. They seemed to know their stuff as well.

I'd say this is one of the better places I have been to in Atlanta, although it's somewhat far from where I usually stay when I'm visiting my parents. Definitely worth a visit.

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Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev -2.4%

The place as a whole is massive, but most of it is, as the name suggests, wine and spirits.

There certainly weren't any common breweries that were egregiously missing from their stock - Flying Dog, Dogfish Head, Rogue, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada, Avery, etc. were all there. However, they didn't seem to have a whole lot of stuff I hadn't seen before.

The guy I talked to in the beer section was really nice and enjoyed talking about beer, but he was a little odd. Seemed as if he may have been sampling some in the back. Checkout people were friendly.

All in all it's definitely a good place to check out, but Green's is still the best.

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Photo of rugbyfan13
3.4/5  rDev -17.1%

Tower is perhaps my fourth choice for a beer store.

Quality is good. A large beer selection that carries a good number of imports, but as the other reviewers have said, not a good selection of rare beers. I remember when I went, they had around 9 varieties of Unibroue, both cold and shelved. Something I had never seen in terms of number, or arrangement at the other stores. Almost every Sweetwater was available, including a dozen or so bottle s from two years of Festival Ale. It had good amounts of pretty much all of your standard craft beers.

Service is ok. Most of the floor staff were willing to help but they were few and far between, and some lackadaisical.

Prices seemed to be ok.

Interesting note about this Tower...just up the block from the store is one of the chapters of Alcoholics Anonymous in Atlanta. You have to drive past TP to get to AA...

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.35/5  rDev -18.3%

Decent beer store, and quite a good liquor store. They have a number of craft beers and a decent selection of Belgian, German, and English imports. Not as good a selection as Greens, but better than many places in town. Ocassionally you might find something that Greens is out of, but don't expect to find some of the rarer Belgians here like the Fantome line, Cantillons, etc. Same with crafts. Plenty of Avery, Great Divide and locals, but you won't find the harder to find craft beers. It's a busy place and service is brisk but not all that helpful. Most of the decent beer is unrefrigerated.Prices are decent, but not the best in town.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.65/5  rDev +13.4%

This massive store has a large selection of all kinds of liquors and an impressive collection of beers, including imports that are not easy to find and excellent craft brews. They offer not just six-packs, cases and other sets, but also variety packs and single bottles; sometimes customers can take bottles from six packs and buy them as singletons. The employees are friendly and helpful, and checkout is quick because the cashiers know their job. This is one of the best package stores in Atlanta, and one of the most popular - and for good reason!

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Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits in Atlanta, GA
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