The Cellar Wine And Spirits

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Type: Store

2475 Jefferson Rd, Suite 300
Athens, Georgia, 30607
United States

(706) 549-2720 | map

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Added by thagr81us on 10-25-2010

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3.97/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Revised 12/2011.

The Cellar is a bit of a hidden away local spot. The manager does a good job of getting limited brews in, and he is pretty knowledgable about good beer. The staff has made strides recently to beef up their beer expertise, and they're doing a good job.

The store has recently undergone a re-arrange, and as a result feels much more open now. Using a new shelving system and weeding through some old stock, they have managed to get more of their beers in the cooler. There are still a couple of rather large shelves sitting at room temperature, but for the most part IPA's and other 'delicate' hoppy beers hit the cooler as soon as they arrive. Big kudos for that.

Value is on par with other shops in Athens. Sometimes a little cheaper, sometimes a little more expensive. Nothing so far out of whack that it'd cause me to go somewhere else.

Overall, I like this shop and will buy here first if they have what I want. It's worth a stop for any BA stopping through Athens.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%

Stopped in here on a recent trip to Athens per the suggestion of another BA. This location is in a small mall-like area right off the 'Athens highway loop' one exit before or past the Terrapin exit (depending on which way you are coming). Upon pulling up, it is quite obvious that you are at the right location with a huge store front with the name of the establishment in large black letters. Upon entering it appears to be like any other liquor store that I have seen in the area with a huge selection of wine and spirits (thus the name). However on the right side of the store (cooler and a shelf) it is all about craft brew. There is a decent selection here for sure. Also, make sure you walk into the cooler as there are some hidden gems in there if you can find them. I found 4 myself with a little patience and a keen eye. The employee manning the register wasn't overly helpful, but I hear that the owner is a pretty big beer guy and knows his stuff. They also have a small selection of glassware for sale, but it was of high quality and was dirt cheap. Overall I'm glad I swung into this location for more reasons than the given beer I went to pick up. Worth checking out if you are in the area for sure.

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The Cellar Wine And Spirits in Athens, GA
Place rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 4 ratings