The Brick Store Pub is a beer geekís paradise. No televisions, just serious beer served by their knowledgeable staff in the proper glassware. Just when you think they canít top themselves, they do. Several years ago they opened a Belgian bar and in 2010 they added the "Cellar" where you can peruse bottles of rare beers acquired by Lee Dickson. Have a favorite? Try a vertical and see how aging has changed the complexity of the flavors and aroma. The food is decent but the menu has remained pretty much the same - fish and chips, burgers, etc. since they opened in 1997. The only complaint is that as they have received more accolades over the years it has gotten harder to get in and once you do, the noise level can get pretty loud.
A fantastic stop a little ways outside downtown Atlanta was well worth a late night visit. The only major downside was that they would not do sample or half pours and you could only order one beer at a time. That said the selection was on par with the best bars that I have been to. The interior even has a nice faux Belgian feel that is only broken by the sounds of Georgia traffic. If you only manage to get to one place in town this wouldnít be a bad choice.
Plenty of seating for dining. 20 or so spots at the bar. Selection is not the biguest, but incredibly good. Food was incredible as well. Service was professional and efficient. Upstairs has a whole other bar and dining area. Feels like a good place to hide.
A great beer bar with a nice cellar feel. A few rooms to the place with lots of brick and dark wood. Place can be a bit tight. Service is very good and staff is well versed in beer. Tap list is strong (especially for Belgians) with a few other taps and a great bottle selection. Food is quite solid and prices arenít bad either. One of the better beer bars Iíve been to.
Very cool place in Decatur. Gorgeous, roomy place, really the antithesis of Porter in this sense; big huge room is the main bar, with a small, more cozy (Belgian oriented?) second bar up the stairs. A bit Southern hipster, with art skateboards and such on the walls, but killer list, food looked legit... not much to complain about. Good things.
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.