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Best liquor store

Holiday Package Store was your pick for best liquor store. Photo courtesy Holiday.

Holiday Package Store was your pick for best liquor store. Photo courtesy Holiday.

YOUR PICKS
1. Holiday Package Store
You say, “Holiday Wine and Spirits without a question – anytime that I am having a party, my first stop is here. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and courteous – not to mention the wide variety of quality products and great prices.

2. Green’s
3. Total Wine
4. Tower
5. Toco Giant

Tower, with locations on Buford Highway and Piedmont Road, is our pick for best liquor store in and around Atlanta. Photo: Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com

Tower, with locations on Buford Highway and Piedmont Road, is our pick for best liquor store in and around Atlanta. Photo: Hyosub Shin, hshin@ajc.com

OUR PICKS
1. Tower
The AJC dining team’s Popular Eats specialist Jon Watson says, “For the best overall selection of beer, wine, and liquor, it is tough to beat Tower’s sprawling inventory. For a store their size, I’m always impressed by the depth of their stock, including hard-to-find liquors and craft beers.”

2. Total Wine
3. Green’s
4. Sherlock’s
5. Pearson’s

197 comments Add your comment

Senior Citizen Kane

August 16th, 2011
7:42 am

Total Wine is fabulous, but I don’t think they sell liquor — do they?

Rodster

August 16th, 2011
7:51 am

It’s no contest. Total Wine is head and shoulders above the rest of the competition in both selection and price.

Rodster

August 16th, 2011
7:52 am

Yes, Total Wine does sell spirits at the vast majority of their stores in addition to wine, but they do have one store location in ATL area that does not sell spirits.

Sheryl

August 16th, 2011
7:56 am

Eagles Landing Bottle Shop – great selection and helpful staff

letsfly

August 16th, 2011
7:57 am

For people who love Belgian beer then the places to go are any of the Green’s Liquors and just and incredible neighborhood convience store across from the original Flying Biscuit on McClendon Ave. called Candler Park Market. They have just an incredible selection of the really good Belgian beers. For those who don’t know about that type of beer need to look into it. You will never go back to drinking Budweiser

downsouth

August 16th, 2011
8:05 am

Green’s on Ponce, always friendly staff, great selection, and always interesting people watching in the parking lot.

i’m with frmvegas on the otp choices of minks and oscars, and would like to add the two Sherlock’s stores, great staff & selection.

for i’ve hey not ho had my drink to-day…

atlcoons

August 16th, 2011
8:06 am

so all of the workers at holiday package got on here and wrote that it was the best under several different names???

Dynomite

August 16th, 2011
8:08 am

1. Arbor Place Beverage-Douglasville, GA
2. Smyrna World of Beverage

A dad

August 16th, 2011
8:08 am

Pop’s Wine & Spirits on GA 141 near John’s Creek.

Marko

August 16th, 2011
8:11 am

It may be a hole in the wall, but I really like
S & N Package Store at Lawrenceville Hwy and McLendon Dr in Decatur.
The parking lot sucks but the selection and prices are good.

Wine Diva

August 16th, 2011
8:12 am

1. The Dekalb Farmers Market
2. Sherlocks (D’town Decatur)
3. H & F

Katie

August 16th, 2011
8:14 am

love HOLIDAY Wine and Spirits

Bonannie

August 16th, 2011
8:14 am

Total Wine in Kennesaw! They have it all, the staff is very nice and check out is quick.

p

August 16th, 2011
8:16 am

Tower Package Store

ITPer

August 16th, 2011
8:17 am

By far, Ansley Wine Merchants, great selection, great writeups, knowledgable and friendly staff.

Mom2Ev&Er

August 16th, 2011
8:23 am

I live in Cobb County so my choices are different…in this order:
1. Smyrna World of Beverage
2. Total Wine Kennesaw (they also have liquor not just wine)
3. Hop City, Awesome choices for beer & wine despite it’s size

Steve

August 16th, 2011
8:23 am

Tower on Buford Hwy ! Staff is polite and helpful. Recent remodel made shopping easier .

Ginny S

August 16th, 2011
8:28 am

Smoke Rise Bottle Shop

Bob Smith

August 16th, 2011
8:32 am

Sigman Bottle Shop in Conyers. Super selection, super service, super prices.

Mike

August 16th, 2011
8:32 am

1. Either Greens…Buford highway is closer
2. Either Tower….
3. I don’t work for Holiday Package like the people on the first page but they’re not bad. Dekalb Bottle House on Braircliff is the definition of a good local place.

I’m voting all of this on what places get the newest/hard to find beers that get gobbled up in a day. Things like Bells “Hop Slam” were gobbled up by the big stores in 10 minutes and they either sold the bottles individually at a horrible price jack or placed no restrictions on what someone could purchase and sold their stock to one or two people (Tower/Greens). Small guys were at least democratic with their supply.

Regardless….START SELLING ON SUNDAY DEKALB!!!!!

Jeff

August 16th, 2011
8:36 am

“Pop’s Wine & Spirits on GA 141 near John’s Creek.” >> A+++++ store with the cheapest prices around.

Stan Drulia

August 16th, 2011
8:38 am

Anyone who would say Little 5 Points Package is one of the best liquor stores in the city is an idiot. That place is the most cookie cutter stereotypical ghetto store I have ever seen. Their selection is a joke and they price-gouge like no place around. Six-pack prices average $2 more than Green’s on Ponce. If you think this place is good for booze – just buy your stuff at Kroger or any ghetto store on Moreland you mook.

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August 16th, 2011
8:40 am

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southgate

August 16th, 2011
8:42 am

Can we get some love for Kilroy’s on the south side!

BobbyH

August 16th, 2011
8:46 am

Greens on Buford Hwy

markie mark

August 16th, 2011
8:46 am

re: Total Wine – the state of GA liquor laws only allow two liquor stores per owner; Total with 3 stores, had to make one a wine only store (Green’s and Towers got around this for years by placing licenses in family members names until the state busted them for it in the early 90’s)

KBG

August 16th, 2011
8:49 am

Beverage World on PIB (Winter’s Chapel access). The staff is completely friendly and loyal. Most staffers have been there for the 7 years I’ve lived in Norcross!!!!!

Rick

August 16th, 2011
8:51 am

Beverage Superstore in Suwanee is the best around. Warren is great suggesting wines and Paul is constantly bringing new and fun beers.

Father Murphy

August 16th, 2011
8:51 am

I like wine coolers at the jamboree

pythia

August 16th, 2011
8:51 am

Camp Creek World of Beverage!! Worth the drive for great pricing and exceptional selection.

snb

August 16th, 2011
8:53 am

mj

August 16th, 2011
8:59 am

Total Wine is our place to go! Great selection and knowledgeable and friendly staff.

rhhjr

August 16th, 2011
9:00 am

Mac’s in Midtown is the best. H&F Bottle Shop is very cool, but they only sell wine.

Ilene

August 16th, 2011
9:02 am

Green’s on Ponce, definitely!

Ben

August 16th, 2011
9:04 am

Good lord. Did the people at Holiday get their family members to blast post on this thing?

I always like both Green’s on Buford and Ponce. Mac’s in Midtown is pretty solid but they have to cater to Tech students who want to drink swill which means less floor space for better product.

Southeast Atlanta

August 16th, 2011
9:05 am

I want to give a shout out to Empire Package at Fayetteville & Flat Shoals in SE Atlanta. Great service and good prices!

buckhead native

August 16th, 2011
9:06 am

Tower package on Piedmont

@Thomas, so you don’t explain why the lady was hostile towards you and you want everyone to avoid Tower for no true reason…come on.

Ethan

August 16th, 2011
9:07 am

Candler Park Market for wine and beer. Great selection. Good neighborhood shop and will order specific bottles for you if they can find it.

C

August 16th, 2011
9:09 am

Old Crabapple Bottle Shoppe in Alpharetta/Milton. Great folks, great prices and selection.

Jan

August 16th, 2011
9:13 am

wow, I shop at Holiday on occasion, they’re ok but not great. Also appears they have definitely stacked the deck. (come on Rollins Luckey,you can come up with a better handle than that ) I vote for Greens on Buford H.

piggiee

August 16th, 2011
9:13 am

Sigman Bottle Shop!!!…..has to be the biggest store I’ve ever been to. LOVE IT

fes

August 16th, 2011
9:13 am

Total Wine
Smyrna World of Beverage
Bullock’s

Poke 'Em With A Stick

August 16th, 2011
9:15 am

Looks like all the alcoholics live in Buford!

Best place for convenience, variety and price is hands down, Red’s Package Store in downtown Alpharetta!

Brian

August 16th, 2011
9:16 am

Holiday Wine & Spirits, brought to you by the fine folks from Rivals Hot Dogs, lol!

I like Turtle Creek in Winder too. The best is probably the Five Points Bottle & Growler Shop on the westside in Athens. We need a good package store / growler shop in Loganville.

Byron

August 16th, 2011
9:17 am

Hinton’s Wine Store in Roswell has the the best combo of price and selection on wine in town. Keith, their wine manager is super friendly and very knowledgeable.

Debbie

August 16th, 2011
9:19 am

Toco Giant! Great wine selection, and Anthony can answer any question I have. Beer selection rocks too!

tspearatl

August 16th, 2011
9:21 am

Hwy 138 package store in Stockbridge. The entire staff is so very helpful,anything you need. Looking for something old, new or a gift. Definitely the place to shop!!!

Nicki

August 16th, 2011
9:24 am

Total Wine in Kennesaw. Not only is it huge and has anything and everything you could image but it’s inexpensive. They let you mismatch a 6 pack of beer. If you can’t find what you need they will order it. I love this place.

Jeff

August 16th, 2011
9:27 am

Ha, Holiday seems to be doing some advertising at the top of the page. It’s a pretty legit liquor store, but I’m going Beverage World off Peachtree Industrial all day. Big selection and really solid prices…It’s been my go to spot for a while and it’s never let me down.

KJG

August 16th, 2011
9:28 am

My favorite is Green’s (Ponce or Buford Hwy).

I agree all those back-to-back Holiday votes seems fishy. Nice try.