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NachlamSie (544) Denver, Colorado | May 11, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
I was not expecting much from Max Lagers at all and my expectations were lowered when I was greeted with a very strong soured grain aroma upon entering the building. I must say in all fairness, the beers I had were pretty darn good. The atmosphere is open and factory-esque with two or three stories and brick walls. The place wasnít too crowded at 5 pm on a Friday. Service was good. The menu had mostly entrees and pizzas, it seemed a step closer to finer dining than the average pub. I had a good time sitting at the bar and I will most likely come back.
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.
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.
sarahk252 (1) North Carolina | January 14, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
My boyfriend and I stayed next to Max Lagers and decided to eat there for dinner one night. We did not know that it was a brewhouse until shortly after. Food was very good and beer selection was also good. The beer we both tryed was very good. Highly recommend,
3fourths (1270) Boulder, Colorado | February 21, 2014| Updated February 23, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Limited selection of basic house beers. Their IPA was passable. I drank Founders Centennial instead. Probably worth a return visit for a few new GA beers, I tend to stay in Atlanta for 5-6 night stretches... beer selection is pretty good for the CBD wasteland of downtown.
aracauna (70) Georgia | June 26, 2005
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
The downtown location has a cool atmosphere, but seems really dead outside of business hours. Basically, itís right smack dab in the middle of the business section of downtown Atlanta and has good business at lunch and around supper time during weekdays, but is dead on weekends. Iím not even sure if itís open on Sundays anymore. The beer is ok with the occassional excellent seasonal beer. The food is pretty good and not all that outrageous in price. If youíre in the area, itís worth the visit, but isnít something you have to seek out if itís a lot of trouble. Iíve never had bad service. In fact, the service is usually excellent.
boneyfiend (13) Largo, Florida | July 26, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Decent beer. The food is good, but a bit pricey. They seem to be going more for fine-dining rather than a pub-style feel.
I rather enjoyed sitting on the patio out back, but that has been closed the last few times I went (I tend to visit downtown about once a year).
While the beer is good, you get the impression that they are a restaurant that happens to brew good beer, rather than highlight the beer with the food as a plus.
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.
aracauna (70) Georgia | January 3, 2004| Updated June 11, 2005
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
This is my #2 Atlanta-area brewpub. 5 Seasons has them beat in both food and beer, but that doesnít mean that Max Lagerís is lacking in either. The food is good, and more affordable than 5 Seasons and the beer is tasty as well. Max is also known to brew some interesting beers hard to find in the area like their Belgian-style Max Abbey. The downtown location looks a bit like an old firehouse or gutted factory and is really open. Rarely loud and a nice place for a beer and a meal.
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