The Greenville Beer Exchange

The Greenville Beer ExchangeThe Greenville Beer Exchange
The Greenville Beer ExchangeThe Greenville Beer Exchange

7 S Laurens St
Greenville, South Carolina, 29601-2700
United States

(864) 232-3533 | map

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Ratings by garuda:
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Rated by garuda from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Jul 17, 2014
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Rated by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina

4.97/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Among the best beer bars/bottle shops i have ever visited. A true credit to upstate South Carolina.
Sep 22, 2022
Rated: 4.97 by Dicers from California

Nov 08, 2019
Rated: 5 by Davit from California

Mar 12, 2018
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Reviewed by Slack from Virginia

4.64/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Extremely good service and great selection. Very nice selection from local to US to international. Prices are competitive. Growler station that also serves pints. The gent onsite will walk you through everything in the store, location wise, type/style, and their recommendations - very knowledgeable and very friendly. Would recommend stopping in.
Mar 28, 2017
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Reviewed by CollinaTiger from South Carolina

4.56/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
Excellent selection (they actually had Maine Beer Co on tap x2!). Growler station. Devin is very knowledgeable and helpful. It is a small space downtown full of beers with only 3 or 4 tables so the "vibe" rating doesn't really seem applicable, though it was laid back and cool. I'll go back for sure.
Mar 16, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by npala86 from Florida

Feb 08, 2017
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Online order, so vibe doesn't really apply.
From photos, you can see the densely packed dark wood shelves hold lots of variety, with clearly marked prices. In one corner is a growler fill tap station with 16 draft beers listed on a chalkboard above.

Selection was good, and they update their inventory online. SC locals from Birds Fly South, Freehouse, Revelry, Carolina Bauernhaus, and more. Deep import selection with many obscure labels, including a couple dozen Belgian lambics.

I had emailed them about a few local things and they got back to me right away, but a week passed before confirming the order. It took a week after payment to receive the box. Not the fastest turnaround, but it was well packed in a sturdy styro shipper. All in all I was satisfied with the experience, and would order again, and hopefully will stop in someday.
Jan 13, 2017
Rated: 4.66 by rvshaff from South Carolina

Jul 11, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by thatoneguymike from Georgia

Dec 01, 2015
Rated: 4.6 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Aug 06, 2015
Rated: 4.82 by gadsdenj from South Carolina

Aug 02, 2015
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Reviewed by aleckpa from North Carolina

4.52/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5
If you're not familiar with the area, this place could be difficult to find. Really small shop, big selection. Their selection was excellent, but nothing different than what I could find in Simpsonville. Prices seemed fair. They do growler fills and the tap list was great. If you're in the area, it's worth the stop.
May 27, 2015
Rated: 4.44 by VeganUndead from Virginia

Apr 12, 2015
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Reviewed by Cyberkedi from Georgia

5/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
This place can be a pain in the arse to find, but well worth the effort. Parking is best in one of the nearby garages - I lucked out and parked in front, but could stay only 15 minutes. Service is first-rate - the fellow pointed me straight to some excellent South Carolina brews, and managed to get me out in time. He even came after me when I left my oh-so-important beers tried list hardcopy behind - extra point there! Prices appear to be reasonable. I hope that next time I visit Greenville I can spend more time in this great beer boutique.
Mar 14, 2015
Rated: 5 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Jan 29, 2015
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Reviewed by TonyLema1 from South Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25
Cool little place downtown, good selection of uncommon local stuff, growler fills, Thursday tasting...the staff can be a little condescending, but that's to be expected when you're not a regular customer
Jan 09, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by wulfie85 from California

Dec 28, 2014
Rated: 5 by mattsmith413 from North Carolina

Dec 22, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by lonewolfcry from Minnesota

Dec 07, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by jshusc from South Carolina

Dec 02, 2014
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Reviewed by Pourharddrinkslow from South Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.5%
Best craft beer store in Greenville. Devin and Andrew are both super knowledgable and helpful and will help everyone find the perfect beer for their tastes. Also has the best selection of foreign beers in the whole state. I've been to other beer stores in other states and when they hear that I am from Greenville they don't even bother showing me the foreign section because it's not as good as GBX. Worth going out of your way to find.
Nov 23, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by fredmugs from Indiana

Nov 12, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by spycow from Illinois

Nov 08, 2014
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Reviewed by EHopkinsi from South Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.5%
Great selection of domestics and imports. Lots of "famous names" I haven't seen in other places. Staff was helpful, if not eager. Good glassware to choose from, and beer was fresh, too.
Nov 04, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by AngusOg from North Carolina

Sep 24, 2014
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Reviewed by tillmac62 from South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
While small, GBE has an amazing inventory, which they also keep updated online. I've been there 3 times, and each time was a great experience. The staff is always helpful, knowledgeable and professional. Just give them your list and they'll fix you right up.
Sep 16, 2014
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Reviewed by coriswrasse from North Carolina

4.84/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Went today on the way home from Phish tour. Got two cases of Westbrook Gose.
They had an amazing selection and also have a growler fill station. Tilquin PLUM! on the shelf. No food. Guy carried the beer out to the street for me after I purchased and went to pull the car around. Will definitely go back to play a round of disc golf in town and eat some food and spend even more $$$. Great neighbourhood. A must go. Parking is not so great but who cares it's worth it.
Aug 05, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by rramsey from South Carolina

Aug 03, 2014
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Reviewed by DrMindbender from South Carolina

2.14/5  rDev -54.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5
I started to buy good craft beer here when they first opened and for a few years after that...but the obnoxious frat boy service from really uninformed idiots finally drove me away to Community Tap as my primary craft beer provider, despite the fact that they don't have the same volume of selection. After refusing to fill growlers I've had filled at dozens of different locations prior and their ineptness of the beers they were selling we're enough to make me go elsewhere, but after being forced to listen to the then manager of the store ramble on about how his taste's were world class and mine were less than average, while waiting to check me out, I respectfully told him I didn't think I'd ever visit his store again...he blew up at me and went on a more than unprofessional tie raid as I walked out on him. Never stepped back in and never will. Most folks in town only put up with these morons and this place because its so close to Barley's.
Jul 28, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by texasclimber from North Carolina

Jul 08, 2014
Rated: 4.97 by TmKeisySC from South Carolina

Jun 03, 2014
Rated: 5 by TheSleepyMonkey from Tennessee

May 03, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by Keith_R from Georgia

Apr 14, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by curasowa from New York

Apr 01, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Mar 21, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by Theogre83 from Kansas

Feb 27, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by buckyp from South Carolina

Jan 07, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by BeerGod27 from South Carolina

Dec 12, 2013
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Reviewed by Jhansengranger from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Talk about surprising - the best beer store I've ever visited is located in downtown Greenville. I'm originally from California where I grew accustomed to pretty great beer stores, having recently moved to the area I was definitely not expecting to have access to the same kinds of beer and beer knowledge.

Zack was extremely helpful in locating some interesting new beers to try, and his suggestions did not disappoint. Do yourself a favor and check it out, and be sure to chat with the employees and ask for suggestions, they are very knowledgable and happy to help.

Also, free beer tastings on Thursdays.
Dec 05, 2013
The Greenville Beer Exchange in Greenville, SC
Place rating: 4.74 out of 5 with 84 ratings