Holiday Wine & Spirits

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5039 Buford Hwy
Chamblee, Georgia, 30341-2929
United States

(770) 458-6019 | map

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Added by AtlIPA on 01-16-2009

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by bigfnjoe:
Photo of bigfnjoe
3.11/5  rDev +79.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

This was the third of four liquor stores I hit up on a boring Saturday in was far and away the worst of the four. One small aisle of craft, and the selection was very minimal. I was mainly looking to get out with a 12 pack of Sweetwater, and they had nothing, so I settled for a sixer of Fat Tire and a bottle of water and got out the door. Lots of old stuff on the shelf....saw some of last year's batch of Breakfast Stout and Double Trouble. The staff was very friendly, but this is a liquor store...not a beer store. With Tower right down the road, and Greens on the same road further down in the other direction, it's not really worth it. 8 bucks for my Fat Tire seemed like a pretty good deal, though.

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Photo of mikehoffman02
1/5  rDev -42.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

Extremely rude staff, made worse by a very pedestrian selection. The employees bragged to me about price gouging at the expense of their "yuppie" customers. Sadly, I'm not in the least surprised by the stories of racism described here and elsewhere.

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Photo of OhYesILoveBeer
1.22/5  rDev -29.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.25 | service: 1 | selection: 1.5


**the jist** - Small selection, unknowledgeable staff, racist on several occasions, more expensive than several local stores, also keeps beer on shelves past "good before" date.

Now, the review of Holiday Wine & Spirits Chamblee GA.

I frequently visited this bottle shop for a large number of purchases. I always had a nice time while in the store, up until this evening.

I was checking out, paying with my debit card as always and noticed that they were charging me for credit prices, which are substantially higher than cash/debit purchases.

When I asked the so called "manager" about the issue, he told me I should take my business somewhere else if I didn't agree with it. I knew the old man speaking was indeed NOT a manager, so I just opted to go ahead and make the purchase, then contact the real store manager via telephone.

When I called the store, I asked for the manager, and a young man whom I've spoken with in person before answered the phone. I told him about the issue, and he seemed to care less about what had happened. I notified him that every single bottle shop in Atlanta whom does the cash/credit pricing always accepted debit transactions as cash, as this same store has done for me for the last five months of shopping there.

**This is where is goes REALLY south**
When I notified the "manager" that I was on several review websites, as well as BeerAdvocate, and would write a review about my experience in the store, he proceeded to scream into the phone, "SUCK MY D***, SUCK MY D***, SUCK MY D***!" He shouted this over and over for almost three minutes strait, and then broke off into screaming "You must be a f**king meth head" and, "I want you to drive down here and suck my f**king d**k in the parking lot".

This managers name is Grady Lucky Jr. He apparently only got his job because he works with "daddy" Grady Lucky Sr.

Bottom line, I will NEVER spend my money at this store again, under any circumstances! I have read several other reviews about this stores racial hatred, and bigotry used against people of ethnic background and I refuse to support any business using those practices.

Do yourself a favor, and drive the extra three minutes to TOWER's wine & spirits. They have a much better selection, more knowledgeable staff which isn't racist, and honors the cash/debit purchases like these businesses are supposed to.

I'd give Holiday bottle shop a ZERO out of 5 stars if possible. Stay away from this store, and spend your money with people whom truly appreciate it.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
1.6/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 2

*Re-review: Place has very much gone downhill. Many warm, out of date beers, just "meh" selection, and creepy owner/sales guy. No longer recommended at all. New scores reflect new review.

A serviceable spot on Buford Highway in Chamblee. You wouldn't expect much from a location here, but they have a small cooler with worthy beers, and quite a few more one a long shelf. The good thing is that they'll go beyond just a few beers from each brewery and get some of the bigger beers. When I was last there they had some decent beers from 10-15 craft breweries. The kind of place that is bound to have something a bit past when others have sold out of it. I remember there being some Great Divide, Oscar Blues, some Lagunitas, some locals, and not just sixers, but bombers as well. At least worth a look if you are in the area. Not much service too speak of- they were friendly, just not all that knowledgeable.

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Holiday Wine & Spirits in Chamblee, GA
Place rating: 1.73 out of 5 with 4 ratings