United States > Georgia > Atlanta
JCB (201) 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.
ben4321 (200) Hoboken, New Jersey | April 17, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
April 17, 2013 Review:
I just revisited this place, and I thought my review could use an update for sure. First off, the draft list was significantly more interesting. The bartender that I had was excellent. The food was a bit slow (they were very crowded due to a convention being in town), but it was very good. Lastly, but certainly importantly, the beers were all tasty. I had the IPA, Black IPA, and Vienna, and I found all of them to be solid or better, which differs quite a bit from my original review. They also had a solid selection of other beers in bottles. Iím glad I revisited this place.
April 30, 2009 Review:
Thought this place was mediocre. The lay-out was that typical industrial look you see in many brewpubs. Our server was pretty good, we split a few apps and a pizza. The pizza was solid, the chicken tenders not so good.
As for the beer: They had 4 on tap when I was there (pretty weak selection if you ask me) - APA, Lager, Brown, and Stout. Beers were OK, but not worth going from too far away. Our hotel was 2 blocks away, Iíd say it was worth that walk, but not much more!
Cybercat (171) Georgia | February 28, 2007| Updated December 16, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
A dandy brewpub near - if not in - the heart of Atlanta. I like the rather rough decor because it makes the place unpretentious. Their brews are OK at worst, and usually tend towards very good, if not world-class. Food is above average by a comfortable margin.
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.
RobertDale (157) Lansing, Kansas | November 8, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited while attending a convention. Good downtown location. Decent prices. All of their brews were pretty average. Worth stopping by.
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.
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.
Nekronos (132) Xalapa, Mexico | October 5, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice place. Semi pub alike but friendly staff and ambiance. Like the selection too.
Eyedrinkale (129) Astoria, New York | September 7, 2004
42 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
Half of this places beers are lagers and the other half are ales. Maybe they ought to stick to root beer because either of the beer styles arenít very good. Convenient downtown location and decent lunch menu but fuh-get abou-it if you want to park anywhere close.
Aurelius (118) Tallahassee, Florida | October 13, 2006
30 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 2/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 6/20
Max Lagers has apparently fallen on some hard times. This was substantially different, methinks, than the first time that I patronized the restaurant about 4 years ago. First off, the beer was pretty lackluster and clumsy. I NEVER send food back, but I did here. My fish and chips were the pits - my guess is that they chucked a piece of frozen fish into some batter and tried to cook it. It came out raw in the middle and the batter was overdone. The barmaid did call the manager who apologized, but all he did was take the food that I didnít eat off the bill. The place is starting to get run down - looks like corners are being cut. The beer was made by recipe, not by brewmaster. My guess is that Max isnít long for this world unless thereís an ownership change.
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