Crowded place, but a fun atmosphere. Nice beer list that includes approximately 8-10 American micros and 8-10 Belgians on draft. Extensive bottle list. Food was better than average bar fair (including some stew and fish & chips). Servers were knowledgeable and fast considering the number of customers they had. A good time, and I would return
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. Sometimes I just dream about being at the Brick Store and wake up depressed when Iím not.
Ambiance is great, its done perfectly! Service is great. The selection was great downstairs some nice microbrews. But go up stairs to the Belgian Room. On man, this is heaven! The selection on belgian beers was unbelievable! awesome place.
This is about as good as it gets, in my opinion. Incredible attention to detail in the creation, great regulars. The tap list has everything you want for Belgians including a nice tap selection. The only weakness of selection, I thought, was that they didnít have many local beers on tap, though more were in bottles. The food is good, fresh, homemade, though not fancy. Prices: unbelievably good, like $5 for a pint of Old Rasputin on tap in Georgia? VERY easy to reach from Atlanta via Marta (sits behind Marta station in Decatur)--if you have just a day or two in Atlanta, make this your first or second stop with 5 Seasons and Greens Liquor.
bmanning (8) Holly Springs, North Carolina | October 31, 2005
This place has a TON of excellent beer on tap and in bottles - a full spectrum of beer varieties on draft is a definite plus. All 20 or so draft beers are highly rated beers - you wonít find any budweiser or miller products on draft at this place. Prices arenít bad, but it isnít cheap. If you want the good beer, youíre going to have to pay quite a bit for it. Service was outstanding - waiter visited our table often. Only negative is their food. We found nothing we liked on the menu so we had a few beers and ate dinner at some other place in Decatur Square.
Great bar obviously run by a guy who cares about good beer. It can be a little cramped inside at times, due to its popularity and the fact that itís on the Sqaure. The draft list is not one of those "100 taps" type deals. Instead itís a continuously rotating 20ish beer selection that covers almost all styles and also usually features the finest of Sweetwater and Terrapin. Beer is almost always served in proper glassware. Food is good quality, but a little pricey (but in-line when compared to other restaraunts on the Square). The placeís atmosphere rocks, especially the upstairs Belgian bar. Service is very helpful. Parking kinda sucks, but thats cause its Decatur Square. Iíd say if you were visiting Atlanta and could only visit one place, this is it.
It was pretty sweet here. Pages upon pages of bottles as well as on tap brews, including probably every single style on the site except maybe ML. The food was most excellent and very reasonably priced. The service is good but the staff could be a little more educated in their beer drinking. Definitely a beer geek hangout for the records. Come hang in ATL and we will be glad to hit it up! :)
Shag (81) Chattanooga, Tennessee | June 14, 2005| Updated March 15, 2008
This is simply Atlantaís finest. No swill on tap with a very cozy atmosphere similar to an olde world british pub. A limited but excellent food selection. The glassware selection there is beyond belief. The upstairs has a bar dedicated to only belgian taps. The main focus is belgian beers but they have a good selection of other beers as well.
This place is awesome for a bar, definetly my favorite. Make sure you get the waitress who has to stay all night and fill the ketchup bottles, she is quite a trip. They had a huge ass list of imports, huge. Get the weiss beer that comes with the syrup so yall can be like shag. I love the volcano there, damn good stew in a bread bowl if i do say so myself. Some cool beers from N.C. and atl on tap.
pancho (1) avondale estates, Georgia | April 12, 2005| Updated September 26, 2008
without a doubt, the premiere beer bar in Georgia, if not the the entire Southeast. beautiful ambiance, intelligent staff, proper glassware, proper handling of the beer....who in the U.S. does it better? as soon as they are able to get the the hot American micros i.e. dogfish, stone, allagash, avery, alesmith, etc... they will be THE beer bar people like us will talk about!
A great little place to enjoy a few beers. The selection of Belgians was phenomonal and the draft offerings were solid. The food was adequate for a late lunch. The service was a bit slow at times, but we werenít exactly in a rush. All told a great place and one I would visit often.