I came here expecting to get some tasty beer and oh yeah, also some food. Imagine my surprise when I discovered the food was the best part of the experience. Not that I had anything against the beers... but good beer AND good food is an awesome combination. Donít miss this Decatur landmark.
GREAT food to go w/ a VAST selection of beers, including a wide selection of Belgians. Great rotation on taps, and great special events like casks, etc. The food could use a little bit more of a selection than just "meat and beer," otherwise would be a great date place for ladies that enjoy world beers. Have had unknowledgeable servers in the past, but generally very helpful. Menu is also very descriptive and thorough.
A must for any beer lover. Parking is less than desirable, but the upstairs bar atmosphere is great. It was jam-packed when I went one evening, and a little loud, but the beer selection wasnít bad. If youíre looking for a Belgian, youíre in luck here. There is a fair diverse selection of domestic microbrews, but Iíve had better. The prices, however, are very reasonable, especially for higher grav beers. Didnít try the food, but the menu doesnít inspire a gourmet chef - itís the typical pub fare, which Iím not going to complain about until I try it. Staff was very friendly and prompt with service...and the proper glassware was supplied (at the proper temperatures too). Number of taps not as impressive as, say Taco Mac, but bottle selection is (esp. for Belgians). If only it wasnít such a distance of a drive for me...
Iíd live here if I could. If the selection downstairs doesnít get you, wait till you go "up the stairs and to the left" and enter the Belgian Bar! I love the atmosphere ... no macros or TVs and the music is just loud enough to hear without enroaching in your conversation. Iíve never had a bad meal here and I LOVE the Brunswick Stew.
If you canít find something here to love then you canít be satisfied.
whaleman (25) North Wales, Pennsylvania | December 6, 2006| Updated December 22, 2006
Great bar. Aventinus, Celebrator, Brooklyn Seasonals, Terrapin, and others on tap downstairs. Sweet, very well-stocked Belgian bar upstairs. Cantillon FouFoune, Girardin Gueuze Black Label, Rochefort and dozens of others available. Wunder and I ordered up a mini Flemish Red tasting. Great ambiance all-around. Accessibility by bus is a plus.
Kevster (47) Bradenton, Florida | November 15, 2006| Updated May 13, 2007
This is a model on what a craft beer pub should be. You have the brick, the wood, and the excellent choices on the beer menu (upstairs and down). It has a small town feel since itís located on a side street with some shops,etc. The food was also excellent. I had the "Shepardís Daughter Pie ($8.95)" which helped absorb several of the beers I had. Dave the owner is a great guy and takes time to hang with his customers. A must visit for anyone in or visiting the Atlanta area! It doesnít get much better than this! Donít forget to go "upstairs and to the left!"
An absolute must visit for beer lovers on a trip to Atlanta. There are 2 bars one upstairs which has 7-8 Belgian drafts and countless in bottles and a downstairs main bar where there are some darn good micros on draft and in bottles. The food was excellent and so was the service, but I am all about the brews, brother, and this joint has them.
shp555 (19) Atlanta, Georgia | October 24, 2006| Updated November 19, 2006
This is a very nice place. They have pretty good food, great beer, and a very nice atmosphere. A great place to go for dinner or lunch. Love visiting this place.
Good food - some selections of pub fare, some yuppy european fare, and some southern comfort food, too. Beer selection is fantastic - not as many drafts as other big "beer" bars (like Taco Macs and Summits locations that have 100+ taps), but a decent number of taps - and lots of selection in bottles. They have an upstairs bar that is dedicated to Belgian and Belgian-style beers that has the best selection of such beers that Iíve ever come across. Prices are decent, servers are friendly, and the place is very cool inside - old loft style w/ exposed brick, rough-hewn wood, and fancy&clean bathrooms... Favorite pub in Atlanta, for sure.
The sole reason I may move to Decatur,Ga someday. Awesome atmosphere real old and cozy with brick and wood everywhere. Very crowded place in what seems to be a busy nightspot area. Probably the best tap lineup Iíve ever seen, there may have only been one or two taps Iíve actually saw before everything else Iíve never saw on tap, very solid bottle lineup some real rare stuff in there. I will be back here someday itíd be worth taking a trip just to drink here.
This place rivals any place you might choose to go get a beer, as far as atmosphere, passion and forethought of selection. It actually reminded me a lot of Monkís in Philly from the masculine wood decor to the very packed crowd all with great beer in hand.
Saw 2000 Lou Pepe Guezu, Kriek and Framboise. Enjoyed the 2000 Gueze, from a bottle and had Gonzo and Celebrator on draft and saw many others Iíd like to have tried. Didnít eat, but the food looked good and I got some first hand reports that it was solid.
When considering places like this I ask myself what kind of bar would these people have IF they were to open NEXT to an exisiting bar like say Spuyten Duyvil, Akkurat or another world class bar and I donít doubt for a second that if they could legally bring in the beers the aforementioned places can that the folks at the Brick Store would create a bar to equal either. Very nice place owned and operated by people who care.