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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

Lil Jack

August 16th, 2011
9:31 am

ABC store in Madison Alabama

Linklen

August 16th, 2011
9:33 am

Tower Wine & Package!

wayne

August 16th, 2011
9:36 am

Duluth Fine Wines – If they don’t have it, they will find it for you. Great service and wide selection of wines

Brian

August 16th, 2011
9:38 am

I want to throw out Jax Fine Wine and Spirits up there in Cumming too. I go there everytime I’m up that way around the lake.

saavyshopr

August 16th, 2011
9:40 am

Capital City Liquor on the corner of Howell Mill and Collier. HUGE improvement since the new owners took over a month or so ago. Friendly and knowledgable plus a great selection and agressive pricing!

Slade

August 16th, 2011
9:41 am

SI

August 16th, 2011
9:42 am

Beverage World on Peachtree Industrial Blvd.

I have been going there for 6 years and it is by far the best store in town. The staff is very friendly and loyal. They also have a great selection of beer/wine to pick from with good pricing.

Matt Cleghorn

August 16th, 2011
9:45 am

Holidy Wine and Spirits

Fat Boy

August 16th, 2011
9:49 am

Beverage World on Peachtree Industrial Blvd.

The staff is very friendly and super helpful — they will stop what they are doing and walk you to your selection if you can’t find it. Plus the prices and selection are the best I’ve seen in all of metro ATL. Great for a single item purchase and even better if you need to supply for a big party.

Scooper

August 16th, 2011
9:59 am

Beverage World in Norcross has the best prices I’ve seen on some really nice bottles. If you’re just getting some Mr. Boston it may not be worth the drive if you’re not close, but when you’re going TOP SHELF on your wife/girlfriend or an entire party, it’s definitely worth it, no matter where you are in Atlanta.

Superfly

August 16th, 2011
10:10 am

Wherever I can get the cheapest ripple to make my champipple.

SWOB

August 16th, 2011
10:12 am

Smyrna World of Beverages is the best. Don’t know what you guys are talking about with Holiday…

Shannon

August 16th, 2011
10:25 am

Toco Giant has a great beer selection, and their wine selection is very good as well. Their prices are reasonable, and they sometimes have tasting events.

Jman

August 16th, 2011
10:40 am

1) Tower (Buford Hwy)
2) Greens (Either)
3) Hop City (Beer Mostly – Some Wine)
4) Sherlocks (Either)

susan

August 16th, 2011
10:41 am

Mac’s! Who can beat Tech boys carrying your bottles to the car for you?

BYC

August 16th, 2011
10:56 am

I like Tower off of Buford. Lowest prices i’ve seen in GA. The only other place I buy is Costco for their $25 handle of Kirkland Vodka (rebranded Grey Goose).

NeoDawg

August 16th, 2011
11:00 am

Another vote for POP’s on 141 in Suwanee near Laurel Springs Golf Course. Great prices and Nathan the owner is a great guy.

Michael

August 16th, 2011
11:24 am

The Barn in Pendergrass , GA

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August 16th, 2011
11:26 am

thats easy.. its the nearest one as your swerving down the road.

KK

August 16th, 2011
11:26 am

Holeman and Finch Bottle Shop
Total Wine at Perimeter
Mac’s

Marshall Stacks

August 16th, 2011
11:28 am

I’ll second S&N Package on L’ville Hwy near N DeKalb Mall. It doesn’t look pretty on the outside, but Rocky and Juan run a great shop. They take care of you, remember what you like and don’t like, and always know when to stash something special aside for you before it sells out.

My top three:

1. S&N
2. Toco Giant
3. Smoke Rise Bottle Shop

Larry

August 16th, 2011
11:39 am

Beverage World on Peachtree Industrial. See Rob for wine recommendations and get on the email list for closeout specials.

Dale

August 16th, 2011
11:57 am

Tower on Piedmont! Best place!

donna

August 16th, 2011
11:59 am

Camp Creek Beverages… the owner knows how to select awesome wines and their selections are top notch

Egger

August 16th, 2011
12:01 pm

Green’s on Ponce and Toco Giant.

tpdaman

August 16th, 2011
12:13 pm

If you want your car broken into – Holiday on buford Highway. If you want cheap booze in a safer environment Tower north on buford highway!

Dave H

August 16th, 2011
12:27 pm

Are you all kidding ? Or, are these comments from people that perhaps spend toooo much time at these stores ?
There is no question that Decatur Package Store http://decaturpackagestore.com/ is by far the best not only for the great liquor and beer inventory but the fantastic wine selection and Herb’s vast knowledge of all he sells !

Buck Belue

August 16th, 2011
12:27 pm

Enough of the grab-ass over Holiday, whoop-de-freakin-do!

Shaler Alias

August 16th, 2011
12:42 pm

Holliday! Best in Atlanta

drunk

August 16th, 2011
12:47 pm

highway 138 bottle shop in stockbridge.

Ganners

August 16th, 2011
12:50 pm

cbgb

August 16th, 2011
1:01 pm

Well, on Hwy 92 in Woodstock it’s got to be Lucky’s!

Vinophile

August 16th, 2011
1:10 pm

For that special bottle of wine, definitely Atlantic Wine on Roswell Road. They regularly travel to France, Italy, and Spain to determine which vintages to offer. They have great value wines in addition to their high-end selections. Extremely knowledgeable customer service. One of the staff members, Labe Mell, teaches various courses on wine at the Alliance Française d’Atlanta. Highly Recommended.

William

August 16th, 2011
1:12 pm

I have never been to Holiday, but I will. I have crossed checked prices and availability of a few items at Toco Hills Liquor Store and Towers in Doraville, and Towers beats their prices easily.

Are the posters here saying that Holiday is the best, do you mean in availability and price or something else? I think before I say anyone is “best” it will be based on at least these two criteria, then distance to get to them.

Will the best buys be in Gwinnett, Dekalb or Fulton County?

Han Solo

August 16th, 2011
1:12 pm

Smoke Rise Bottle Shop has the best selection of single malt scotch.
Hard to beat the low prices at Greens on Buford Hwy though…

Jodi

August 16th, 2011
1:17 pm

Beverage World on PIB/OTP. Great prices and Rob the wine guy is very knowledgeable.

Antigone Lockler

August 16th, 2011
1:18 pm

Tower on Piedmont

jals

August 16th, 2011
1:30 pm

Pretty pathetic effort by people connected to Holiday. I am sure the ISP addresses will reveal all the votes coming from same location. Nice how they consistently plug their website to isn’t it? Given me good reason to never shop them. Anyway, I say 1) Smyrna World of Beverage 2) Mac’s in Midtown.

OTP

August 16th, 2011
1:37 pm

The Hooch on McGinnis Ferry in Johns Creek. Great selection of craft beers. And always cold!

Chris F

August 16th, 2011
1:41 pm

I totally understand that your folks at Holiday Wine Spirits see this question as a way to promote your store, but all these responses are outrageous overkill.

Tank

August 16th, 2011
1:51 pm

Smyrna World of Beverage
Total Wine
Sherlocks
Minks

seemore

August 16th, 2011
2:11 pm

Let me let you guys in on a little secret. Tower East Wine & Spirits at 223 Moreland Ave. is the best. See Alan Smirin for the best prices in town. It’s not that far and well worth the drive. Enjoy. If you don’t see what you want, he will find it for you. very helpful, great prices.

Kent

August 16th, 2011
2:17 pm

Green’s on Ponce. Great selection of beer & good prices!

sa329

August 16th, 2011
2:18 pm

If you are in Gwinnett….the best place by far is BEVERAGE SUPERSTORE! They also have weekly Beer and Wine tastings!

That Guy

August 16th, 2011
2:19 pm

Rocky and Juan at S&N on L’ville HW FTW!!

Hop City also has a great selection but I go there mostly for brewing supplies.

Nat

August 16th, 2011
2:32 pm

J’s Beverage Depot. –Holcomb Bridge Road.

you know it

August 16th, 2011
2:44 pm

If we are talking liquor and considering price – then tell me a place better than Kilroy’s got it on the southside. They objectively have WAY better prices than Towers East (you can get a 750ML bottle of Patron Silver for about $10 less at Kilroys than Towers East). They have a great selection of well known top shelf brands. I don’t think they have Ambhar Tequila Anejo, nor Azunia Platinum Blanco, nor Corrido. But if you want a well reconized brand name – Patron, Herradura, Tres Anos – they have them at prices below most other places. Their wine selection is lacking – so if this is “who’s got the best wine selection” then someplace like H&F Bottle Shop will win. But on the objective store price level I have to laugh out loud that people think Tower East is better. And when it comes to a beer place some place like ALE YEAH will probably win.

10man

August 16th, 2011
3:03 pm

Pop’s in John’s Creek is by far the best

CAP

August 16th, 2011
3:03 pm

Total Wine and More- nothing can touch them

Shannon

August 16th, 2011
3:17 pm

Love Sherlock’s on Barrett Parkway, great, friendly, knowledgeable staff. Huge selection of vodkas and other liquor. I prefer Whitlock Liquor in Marietta for beer, they have about the best selection I’ve ever seen!