Hop City

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PLACE INFO

Type: Store

2924 3rd Ave S
Birmingham, Alabama, 35233-2913
United States

(205) 279-2337 | map
www.hopcitybeer.com

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Added by sepharious on 09-28-2012

PLACE STATS
Place Score:
100
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
81
Avg:
4.66
pDev:
3.65%
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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 81
Reviews by TrappistJohnMD:
Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.53/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Very nice industrial styled store front. Inside of store is clean and orderly. Staff is pleasant and helpful. I had my young daugher with me, so I didn't have the time or ability to ask questions or browse for any significant amount of time. Selection is excellent. As mentioned in other reviews, it is organized by style. I think they have everything that is available in Alabama. I had not seen Clown Shoes, Jester King or Ballast Point in Alabama prior to this visit, so that was exciting. Large number of taps along back wall and lots of people hanging out and sampling different brews.
This is a world class place and I plan to visit whenever we are in Birmingham.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Shortbusstop
5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Best Beer selection in Alabama,and if you want to make your own homebrew they will help you out with that too!

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Photo of Squire123
3.98/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Akfindlay
4.89/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I am a big fan of sour beer and this is the place to go to find them (in Alabama). Great staff, great selection, good times! The only downside is where the place is located. Kind of a pain to get to if you live over the mountain.

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Photo of trovatoam
3.86/5  rDev -17.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

They have a lot of beer. A lot of stuff on tap. However, CHECK DATES. I'm not from around here, so I just stopped by this shop because it was close to the interstate. They had some stuff I would have been interested in, but it was all old. Jai Alai that's 6 months old. Finchs that's all past the drink by date by 3-4 months. Bottles with layers of dust. Looking at what else is available around here, it seems to be the best in 100 miles, hands down. But, old beer is old beer.

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Photo of Jacobprice
5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Tasters are set at a very exceptional value, staff is knowledgeable, beer selection is world-class, prices are excellent, and everything is organized is a great way.

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Photo of xtonytx
4.26/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of suzychesser
5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Love this place!!

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Photo of richj1970
4.22/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ryho
4.94/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I came here while passing through Birmingham since I like the Hop City in Atlanta so much. They were very helpful and helped me find some beers that I wouldn't have been able to find back in Atlanta.

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Photo of Jeff_Hallam
5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of AuntBea
4.22/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of WilliamCook
4.97/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Absolutely great experience. They do a great job at helping their customer's find a great brew for their taste. One of my favorite growler filling shops.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.21/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of johnyb
4.32/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Beer21
4.66/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Apcooper777
4.29/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.78/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of klittle250
4.58/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of TheBeard89
4.97/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of WarEagleJeep
5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of BeatBama
4.84/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

A great bottle shop, Growler station, even home brewing supplies store. During busy times, the growler station can be a little bit of wait for a fill, but the on-tap (60) selection is very good. They also have a big selection of wine to keep the wine enthusiast busy while you have a beer. These guys know beer, which you would expect, but I have been to some bottle shops where the knowledge is lacking. Alabama was very late to the craft beer party, and Hop City is helping the scene catch up.

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Photo of CIBoy10
4.64/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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Hop City in Birmingham, AL
100 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.
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