United States > Georgia > Atlanta
JCB (203) Durham, North Carolina | December 27, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Every seven years or so, Iím at a convention in Atlanta and itís a treat to hit Max Lagers for decent brews near the big hotels. A pleasant environment, conventional brewpub with mahogany and copper tanks, two floors and plenty of seating. Food is above average for this sort of place, even if well short of gastropub fare. And the beer menu is nice too, with plenty of domestic craft in bottles and on tap, in addition to the solid offerings brewed on site. Over the several days of conference madness, I ended up here three different times with different folks and enjoyed it each time (ended up getting a good sampling of the brews as well). Friendly, inviting, a good place.
CheersMate (154) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | December 1, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place is so frustrating. They could really catch a crowd if they just focused a bit more on their beer. Honestly, I think if they forced the brewer to attend a brewing school, you could really have something special. I went with my brother and sister-in-law. The food was pretty good. Some of their food is expensive, and well worth it, but some of their other stuff, not so much. I love the fact that they have their own house brews. They really could give 5 Seasons a run for their money if they just tweaked some of their damn recipes. The service was pretty good, but nothing mind-blowing. Overall, give this place a chance. They seem to want to be a great place to go to, but they just need the proper manager to guide them in the right direction.
markwise (163) North of Tampa, Florida | October 19, 2010
56 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Went for lunch when I was at a conference. Was able to sample some of their beers, but I was the only man the bartender had to wait on, and it took me about 50 minutes to get my food. They were a bit busy, but the service was a bit lacking. The beer was pretty good, and the food was tasty, at downtown prices. Would go back to hang out, or if I had a bit more time.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | July 11, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Well located from the business hotels area. Big old casern-like building. Inside is nice, very open, high-ceilings, lots of bricks, lots of wood. A few large tv screens on sports channels but not too intrusive. They had 7 home beers on tap and a not so exciting list of about 50 bottles. I had an imperial stout that is not on ratebeer yet and it was actually pretty good. As usual the girlfriend went for the pils. I took a sip and thought it was a very poor example of the style. So based on my limited experience Iíd say the beer can be hit or miss. Food has some greasy pub fare but also a pizza speciality and expensive steaks and such. We ate there and I was pleased with my relatively cheap meal. Bottom line, this is a place worth visiting if you want a good pizza and a beer. I wouldnít spend more than one hour there since it had a basic restaurant atmosphere and on a lucky day I donít think Iíd find more than two interesting homebrews.
Goodgrief (27) Middletown, Delaware | July 7, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Typical casual restaurant feel, a little loud inside. If you go there for food, itís pretty good, actually. Had a filet mignon which was pretty good and the selection of appetizers Iíve had there the couple times Iíd visited were all pretty good. The house beers were not really all that memorable and maybe it was bad luck, but both times I went there, taps ran out and beers listed werenít available. The bottle selection from other brewers was pretty good.
chrisv10 (104) , Denmark | June 1, 2010| Updated July 15, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Nice service. You can sample their four taps. Ok bottle selection besides their own beers. Ok food.
Hank1980 (42) Athens, Georgia | March 4, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Centrally located in downtown Atlanta. The food outpaces the brews but, neither are bad. The beers can be hit or miss. The food isnít really that upscale, but certainly decent for a brewpub. The space is nice with an upstairs with pooltables and space for private parties. Overall, a decent place with decent brew and grub. Parking is a pain, better if you can ride or walk.
mindlesspaul (3) , Netherlands | February 20, 2010
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
Itís nice to have a restaurant in an old brewery, but you have to make sure that the beer is good. We had two different draft beers and both couldnít make us happy. They seemed to have all kinds of additives to create some sort of taste. We couldnít figure out what it was they put in it. We were so occupied with the beer that we forgot completely about the food. It must have been good enough, otherwise I would have remembered.
lagfish (5) , Georgia | November 27, 2009
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
A decent restaurant. Not the quality of Gordon Biersch, but very good. The parking is a problem and the pricing is a little above average. Not bad overall though.
lithy (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | November 17, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Nice place with a small lot you might get parking in, six beers on tap when I visited, they were sort of underwhelming. Didnít take note of the food, seemed like a power lunch crowd when I was there at noon on a weekday.
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