Large draft list with beers from around the country and from Europe, mainly Belgium. Just two local brews, but plenty more local stuff in their large bottle list. But the highlight here is the vintage bottle list, holy cow! BFMs going back to 2005, a good chunk of the Terrapin Side Projects, and even De Cam Oude Geuze. Service was a bit slow even though it was not a busy Sunday mid-afternoon, and servers seemed friendlier to the regulars, but maybe that was just me. Anyway, worth a try just for that vintage list.
3fourths (1537) Boulder, Colorado | January 27, 2010| Updated January 5, 2014
lives up to itís reputation. immensely comfortably interior even when crowded shoulder to shoulder. expansive bottle list with drafts that I canít complain about.
God I wish this place was down the street from me. If I had a teleporter I would program the Brick Store as a preset. Atmospheric yet casual, serious enough for geeks yet accessible enough for ordinary humans, and has thoughtful menu items for people who like food. Cheese place is all local cheese. A solid kitchen (the "Volcano" is the specialty) but lacking the pretentiousness of a yuppie gastropub. Dark hardwood floors and furnishings and custom stained glass add unbeatable character and ambiance. The split-level open design allows voices carry without becoming loud. No smoking. Great for rating beer. The downstairs is more like a beer bar bistro with an everyman vibe, the upstairs bar has the Belgian taps and more of a pub/beer bar environment. Owners and barkeeps are quality people. The tap and bottle selection change regularly and are great. I love this place.
I have a group of friends who rave about this place, so Iíve made the venture a couple times when in town on business. Itís a sturdy beer-oriented bar with a relatively small but sturdy lineup of rotating taps. The food is good, too. My biggest complaint is the difficult parking situation here, and with the typical American lack of good public transportation options, Iím dissuaded from more regular visits when in ATL.
There is parking! ++ Not overflowing on a Tuesday night ++. Great ambiance, friendly staff. Taplist is put to shame by the Porter Beer Bar, but the vintage bottle list is pretty damn impressive, if a little pricey. They had about six beers on my want list, and I ended up trying a 2008 Old Horizontal that was pretty fine. Food (at least the burgers) were pretty damn good as well. I canít help feeling that it is not quite as good as Porter, but it is damn close.
Oakes (805) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 29, 2009
Brick Store is the shit. Eat a volcano. Sit upstairs in the Belgian bar. Get to know the staff and owners because they often have cool beer thatís not on the menu. Spend as much time as you can here, itís a top-class beer bar full value for the praise heaped upon it.
Visited on a sunny Wednesday afternoon in the spring. Nice soft breeze blowing, perfect day for a pint outside. Along with a couple of beers, also enjoyed some appetizers. Very nice vibe, good crown, nice friendly servers - though were really in no hurry to serve. I walked in to use the bathroom, and the interior has a really welcoming pub feel to it. If I was a local, this would certainly be a local. I was not totally blown away by the beer list, but it was really thorough. For all my local friends, sorry for the Lege - had about 2 hours between meetings and the flight.
82 = ★★★Ĺ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
holy crap. This place is completely awesome. The most crucial pub to visit in Atlanta. Every drink comes served in appropriate glassware and the food, though mostly pub fare, comes served in a professional arrangement and is very delectable. The Belgian bar upstairs was the last straw, I didnít even know how to react to that.
Visited 03/11/15. This place left me scratching my head a bit. The ambiance is warm and inviting. Brick Storeís housed in a tastefully restored brick building with handsome wood features. The barís split over two levels and feels quite spacious and airy. The beer menu and service let this place down a bit. The draft selections went pretty light on locals. Tasty but ubiquitous stuff like Sculpin dominated the taps. The bottle list wasnít particularly impressive. Maybe they keep all their cool stuff off the menu for regulars. My bartender was pretty transaction-focused and impatient. Food was decent but not outstanding. Overall, this place has great bones, but I was expecting more from a place with a top 50 ranking. Brick Storeís good, not great.