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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Green's Beverages - Ponce De Leon

Best Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Green's Beverages - Ponce De Leon

Best liquor store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Green's Beverages - Buford

Best liquor store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Decatur Package Store
You could argue that what makes a liquor store great is volume; the more bottles on the shelves the better. But you’d be wrong. What really makes a liquor store shine is the passion and purpose behind it. More specifically, the people. For more than a decade now, DECATUR PACKAGE STORE owner Herb Chereckmore...
You could argue that what makes a liquor store great is volume; the more bottles on the shelves the better. But you’d be wrong. What really makes a liquor store shine is the passion and purpose behind it. More specifically, the people. For more than a decade now, DECATUR PACKAGE STORE owner Herb Chereck has labored to ensure that his shop is stocked with all manner of world-class beers, wines, and spirits. Armed with encyclopedic knowledge and endless enthusiasm, Chereck and his staff oversee the most thoughtful, diverse, and interesting booze selection in town all while maintaining an air of unpretentious approachability. Here you’ll find all the big name brands as well as trendy bottles of bitters, amaros, and esoteric spirits. There’s a growing selection of craft sake and shochu, and Decatur Package boasts one of the most robust value wine portfolios in town. Whether you’re looking to impress your foodie friends with fancy cocktails or just looking for a great bottle of red to drink with dinner, Decatur Package has your back. less...

Best liquor store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Green's Beverages - Ponce De Leon

Best liquor store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Green's Beverages - Buford

Best liquor store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Green's Beverages - Buford

Best place to get lost in the sauce BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Decatur Package Store

Best liquor store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Green's Beverages - Buford

Best boutique liquor store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Holeman & Finch Bottle Shop
Simply put, a liquor store is a store that sells liquor. But if you're a passionate lover of spirit culture or even remotely interested in cultivating your inner, dare we say, mixologist, H&F Bottle Shop is the place to go. The cocktail masterminds behind the acclaimed Holeman & Finch Public Housemore...
Simply put, a liquor store is a store that sells liquor. But if you're a passionate lover of spirit culture or even remotely interested in cultivating your inner, dare we say, mixologist, H&F Bottle Shop is the place to go. The cocktail masterminds behind the acclaimed Holeman & Finch Public House chose a spot just one-quarter mile north on Peachtree Road, in the heart of Buckhead's Peachtree-Battle Shopping Center, to house their boozy boutique emporium. The shop's inventory is divided between fine wines, mostly small batch, esoteric spirits, a modest selection of craft beer, mixers, and an impressive collection of herbal liqueurs and cordials. But what sets the Bottle Shop apart is how every aspect of the place is designed to leave people informed and equipped to make awesome drinks at home. Spirits and bitters are conveniently arranged around recipe cards - the shop actually has a fully functional card catalog filled with cocktail recipes indexed by base spirit. An oversized dinner table is covered with assorted bartender paraphernalia: jiggers, shakers, swizzled bar spoons. If you're new and confounded by any of it, the Bottle Shop's helpful staff is happy to lead you in the right direction. less...

Best liquor store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Green's Beverages - Buford

Best liquor store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Green's Beverages - Buford

Best liquor store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Green's Beverages - Buford

Runner-up: Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits


2161 Piedmont Road, 404-881-0902, and other metro Atlanta locations. www.towerwinespirits.com.

Best liquor store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Green's Beverages - Buford

Runner-up
Tower Wine Spirits
2161 Piedmont Road, 404-881-0902, www.towerwinespirits.com
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Green's Beverages - Buford

Best Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Green's

Best Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Green's Beverages - Buford
Multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Green's Beverages - Buford

Best OTP Liquor Store (Tie) BOA Award Winner

Smyrna World of Beverages

Best Intown Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Picked By » Readers
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Green's Beverages - Ponce De Leon
2612 Buford Highway 404-321-6232; 737 Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-872-1109

Best OTP Liquor Store (Tie) BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Minks Package

Minks Package Store 2565 Delk Road, Marietta 770-952-2337


Sherlock’s Wine and Beer 135 Barrett Parkway, Marietta 770-426-6744; and other locations www.sherlocks.com


Smyrna World of Beverages 4474 S. Cobb Drive, Smyrna 770-431-9599

Best Intown Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Green's Beverages

Best OTP Liquor Store (Tie) BOA Award Winner

Minks Package Store

Best Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Mac's Beer & Wine
Surrounded by newly erected condos and just blocks from Georgia Tech, MAC’S BEER AND WINE has been inciting a big Mac attack, so to speak, among fans of booze and brew. As spacious, spotless and well-lit as the high rises sprouting around it, Mac’s offers an easily navigated selectionmore...

Surrounded by newly erected condos and just blocks from Georgia Tech, MAC’S BEER AND WINE has been inciting a big Mac attack, so to speak, among fans of booze and brew. As spacious, spotless and well-lit as the high rises sprouting around it, Mac’s offers an easily navigated selection of bottles ranging from small-batch bourbons, craft rums, tequilas and singular scotches to massively marketed luxury vodkas. Mac’s offers the kind of global booze selection the condo dwellers will need when they see their association fees.
21 Peachtree Place. 404-872-4897. www.macsbeerandwine.com.

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Best Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Mink's Fine Wines, Spirits And More
To some, Marietta may seem like a long drive just to visit a package store. But traveling to Marietta is a shorter trip than the myriad of countries you'd have to visit to pick up some of the pretty poisons available at MINK'S FINE WINES, SPIRITS AND MORE. The building may be a box off the interstate,more...
To some, Marietta may seem like a long drive just to visit a package store. But traveling to Marietta is a shorter trip than the myriad of countries you'd have to visit to pick up some of the pretty poisons available at MINK'S FINE WINES, SPIRITS AND MORE. The building may be a box off the interstate, but once you enter, bottles of every shape, size and content overwhelm. From gin in plastic bottles to $1,399 Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac, Belgian beer to French Burgundy and Bordeaux, Rioja to "soju", Asia's answer to vodka - it's all within reach on shelves, in bins and in temperature-controlled "cellars." "2555 Delk Road, Marietta. 770-952-2337. www.minksdrinks.com" less...

Best Intown Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Greens' Beverage Store

Best OTP Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2004
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Sherlock's Wine Merchant Buckhead

Best Intown Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Green's

Best OTP Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2003
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Mink's Package Store

Best Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Tower Package Store
We like a quality buzz and we like it cheap. So we go to TOWER PACKAGE STORE. Why? As any good office drunk will tell you, price and selection are tres important. There's aisle after aisle (after aisle after aisle) of beer, wine and the hard stuff. There's all the fundamentals for a Down South boozefestmore...
We like a quality buzz and we like it cheap. So we go to TOWER PACKAGE STORE. Why? As any good office drunk will tell you, price and selection are tres important. There's aisle after aisle (after aisle after aisle) of beer, wine and the hard stuff. There's all the fundamentals for a Down South boozefest (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniel's), plus trendy flavored vodkas, imported bourbons and some wines we can't pronounce. (Yes, "tres" was our one, meager stab at French). "2161 Piedmont Ave. 404-881-0902; 5877 Buford Highway. 770-458-3272; and other locations." less...

Best Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2002
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Green's Beverage Stores

Best Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Mink's Fine Wines, Spirits and More
2565 Delk Road, Marietta 770-952-2337 http://www.minksdrinks.com Mink's takes it for the second year in a row. Sure, it's in Marietta, but we at "CL" will go to great lengths for our libations. The knowledgeable staff helps you negotiate the ample selection of liquors, liqueurs, wines, beers, mixersmore...
2565 Delk Road, Marietta 770-952-2337 http://www.minksdrinks.com Mink's takes it for the second year in a row. Sure, it's in Marietta, but we at "CL" will go to great lengths for our libations. The knowledgeable staff helps you negotiate the ample selection of liquors, liqueurs, wines, beers, mixers and more. So, whether you're looking for Stoli or Sauza, Cuervo or Comfort, you'll find it. less...

Best Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Green's

Best Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Minks Package
The captain's choice is Mink's in Marietta. This rare breed is worth the drive OTP and you won't be on a wild turkey chase for your favorite poison. The knowledgeable staff members are willing guides, whether you're looking for 16-year-old Bushmills or Casta tequila. The well-displayed stock makes itmore...
The captain's choice is Mink's in Marietta. This rare breed is worth the drive OTP and you won't be on a wild turkey chase for your favorite poison. The knowledgeable staff members are willing guides, whether you're looking for 16-year-old Bushmills or Casta tequila. The well-displayed stock makes it easy to find your best bud --be it Jose Cuervo, J.D., Yukon Jack or Johnnie Walker. less...

Best Liquor Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Green's
Green's offers a cornucopia of beer and liquor, as well as a nice stash of wines, in its spacious store. You can find just about any alcoholic beverage your heart desires, and to top it off, the store gives discounts on purchases paid with cash. If you know your poison, Green's is a great place to shop.more...
Green's offers a cornucopia of beer and liquor, as well as a nice stash of wines, in its spacious store. You can find just about any alcoholic beverage your heart desires, and to top it off, the store gives discounts on purchases paid with cash. If you know your poison, Green's is a great place to shop. But if you don't know what you're looking for, you may want to go elsewhere. less...

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