Hop City

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

(205) 279-2337 | map

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Rated by paulish from New York

4.75/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Dec 06, 2021
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Rated: 4.32 by metter98 from New York

Aug 12, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Aug 12, 2022
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.44/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5
Pretty good store and likely the best in Birmingham. Has the best selection of most any place I've found in Alabama outside of Cottage Hill Package in Mobile (probably about equal actually). Singles of most everything and tons of breweries and beers to choose from. Separated by beer type. Another section of refrigerated singles that can either be purchased as normal or enjoyed on-site. Connected tap room. Wine selection as well. Great stuff. Even had some limited Funky Buddha 4 packs.
Feb 10, 2020
Rated: 4.83 by Aquatherm_SE from Alabama

Mar 22, 2019
Rated: 4.87 by KensWorld from Florida

Nov 08, 2018
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Rated by JacobusFavier23 from Texas

5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
A beer lovers dream and my favorite beer place in the world. Absolutely amazing selection. Couldn't be better.
Oct 19, 2018
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Reviewed by TheGent from New Jersey

4.36/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75
Vibe: Overall cool vibe. Don’t love the wire rack set up which has a bit of a warehouse / storage room feel. But it’s well organized. Cool vibe with the bar, high tops and growler fills. Definitely a laid back feel.

Quality: Great quality of beers across the board.

Service: Service oriented. Didn’t have to seek out the rep but was asked if I needed help.

Selection: Amazing selection of domestic and international, with another 30-40 beers on tap for in store consumption or growler fills.
Oct 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Spechopper1007 from Alabama

4.72/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
My friend at work told me about this place a wow its was truly amazing!!! Its atmosphere was awesome and the selection of beer was outstanding. The service was on point but down to earth. I will be going back to this place in the near future.
Mar 10, 2018
Rated: 4.73 by bigedal60 from Alabama

Feb 04, 2018
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.64/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Wonderful taproom and bottle shop. Large bar seats about 15, with covered patio seating on the side. Opposite the bar are aisles of beer & wine. Great selection, and they sell single 12s and fill growlers. Staff were top notch. Great experience and hope to be back before too long.
Jan 23, 2018
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Reviewed by AlabamaJohn from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
One of my favorite beer stores. Huge selection, lots of rare beers for Alabama. Not the cheapest, but always reasonably priced. Always an awesome tap selection, and the bar may be the best part. Always a lot of friendly, mostly unpretentious beer geeks present
Nov 06, 2017
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Reviewed by JintheHam from Alabama

4.06/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5
Vibe: No overly-loud music or televisions is nice. They have a cool outdoor seating area as well.

Quality: Nice glassware, and clean lines. They also clean growlers before filling, which is nice.

Service: Most of the guys working the bottle shop area are pretty cool. I've had bad experiences with some of the Growlertown employees (rude, lack of knowledge). If you don't want to be working there, don't take it out on customers.

Selection: The bottle selection is fantastic. The Growlertown selection always leaves me wanting more. It's a large selection, but very basic. They have a few cool selections that are pint only (no growler fills). Compared to their Atlanta locations, their Growlertown is pretty pitiful.

BA should really add a Value score as well. I would mark Hop City low for that. They have the highest markup in town, and it's not even close.
Jun 06, 2017
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Reviewed by Jenco81 from Alabama

5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
THE place to go for local craft beers. 60 taps - menu available via Untappd or check their website at hopcitybeer.com. Tasters up to 16 ounce servings. Growlers, both 32 and 64. Awesome staff that will take whatever time you need to find that perfect brew (or case :). They host lots of events - tap outs, tastings, wickedly good local food vendors and a homebrew class every few weeks. Beers are sorted by style and they allow you to do singles! Also, if your better half isn't a hop head, they have a super wine selection. If you are a homebrewer, they have whatever you need from extracts to all grain and all the gear.
Feb 10, 2017
Rated: 5 by Fae_Croft from Alabama

Dec 22, 2016
Rated: 4.56 by ruzzal from Texas

Aug 27, 2016
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Rated by Shortbusstop from Alabama

5/5  rDev +6.4%
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!
Jul 30, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by Squire from Mississippi

Jun 27, 2016
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Reviewed by Akfindlay from Alabama

4.89/5  rDev +4%
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.
Jan 29, 2016
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Reviewed by trovatoam from Virginia

3.86/5  rDev -17.9%
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.
Jan 05, 2016
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Reviewed by Jacobprice from Louisiana

5/5  rDev +6.4%
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.
Dec 01, 2015
Rated: 4.26 by xtonytx from Connecticut

Nov 28, 2015
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Rated by suzychesser from Alabama

5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Love this place!!
Oct 11, 2015
Rated: 4.22 by richj1970 from Alabama

Oct 10, 2015
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Reviewed by ryho from Georgia

4.94/5  rDev +5.1%
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.
Sep 08, 2015
Rated: 5 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Aug 06, 2015
Rated: 4.22 by AuntBea from Illinois

Aug 05, 2015
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Reviewed by WilliamCook from Alabama

4.97/5  rDev +5.7%
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.
Jul 16, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by WOLFGANG from South Carolina

Jun 28, 2015
Rated: 4.32 by johnyb from Florida

Jun 21, 2015
Rated: 4.66 by Beer21 from Florida

Jun 15, 2015
Rated: 4.75 by Monkeyknife from Missouri

May 31, 2015
Rated: 4.78 by Bigdoc91 from Texas

Apr 21, 2015
Rated: 4.58 by klittle250 from Arkansas

Apr 14, 2015
Rated: 4.97 by TheBeard89 from Alabama

Apr 05, 2015
Rated: 5 by JuliusPepperwood from North Carolina

Mar 11, 2015
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Reviewed by BeatBama from Alabama

4.84/5  rDev +3%
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.
Mar 05, 2015
Rated: 4.64 by CIBoy10 from Alabama

Jan 03, 2015
Rated: 5 by walterk from Mississippi

Jan 01, 2015
Hop City in Birmingham, AL
Place rating: 4.7 out of 5 with 96 ratings