United States > Georgia > Decatur
Shag (70) Chattanooga, Tennessee | July 4, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
With every Taco Mac you get the same thing. Tons of great beers with more of a swill drinking crowd. Loud music and or sports. A decent food menu of usual bar fare. The wings are really good though IMO. The prices are a bit on the high side too. That scene doesnít bother me but some donít care for it. In Decatur you have other options obviously. Overall Ive been before and will again.
PorterPounder (311) Tallahassee, Florida | November 28, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited here in November í13. Great place to catch a game - on the Saturday I was there, had at least 15 different games on the countless TVs scattered throughout the place and out on the patio. Huge selection of beers, at least 200, if not more draft and bottles. All of the regional brewers are represented. Some are a bit pricey - $7.00 for some high ABV selections, but a place has to make a profit and they are clearly marked on the menu. Solid food selection - had wings - very good. Service was ok - waitress could have been a bit friendlier - but was prompt and courteous. Great place for an out of towner to rack up a few ratings.
deaconmike (63) Roswell, Georgia | June 14, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Least favorite Taco Mac Iíve visited. Looks like it could use a little renovation. Large selection of beers on tap as well as in bottles. Sports bar theme with pretty good bar food - known for their wings. Overall, a good place to go for a wide selection of beers, but there are some better places in the vicinity.
bytemesis (367) Sunnyvale, California | February 12, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Quick stop on my way home from Brick Store. Pretty dead on a Tuesday night. Multiple TVís blaring - definitely the sports bar vibe. 100ish taps, but many devoted to shit adjunct lagers or similar find it everywhere type shite. That said, they did have a decent number of actual GOOD beers on tap as well, including several from Bells, Founders, Left Hand, etc. Service was awesome, probably because they were so dead, and the wings I had were pretty good, not great. All in all it is a worthwhile place, but given its proximity to Brick Store there is not a lot of reason to stop other than a wing craving.
yackery (8) California | March 26, 2011
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
TM is usually busy. The staff works hard. Just seems that they are stretched to offer personal service. Somehow they do. It just takes an evening to get what you want. Food is mostly meat and fries. There are some salads and rice and beans. Itís loud and bustling.
gvmdw7 (42) California | October 31, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A few unique drafts, with many quality micro brews on tap. Great place to watch a game, but there were too many people trying to order bud light or figuring out the most amount of beer they could order for the cheapest price. If you want to watch a game, go to the taco mac metropolis location; much better selection and nicer ambiance.
HOPSHUNTER (33) Tampa, Florida | February 3, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Kind of a cross between a sports bar and a mellow mushroom. A little run down but fine for hanging out with the guys. The food is reasonably priced and fair, pretty much your American sports bar fare. Oddly enough they sell very few tacoís. OK the beer, I was really stoked to see La Folie could either be purchased by pint or by the pitcher, crazy. I was already pretty bombed when I walked in there so I canít really speak on the variety of beer but they had a HUGE tap list and I know there were some good ones on there itís just my eyes didnít make it much past pitcher of La Folie.
ChainGangGuy (26) Marietta, Georgia | September 16, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Ah, Decato Mac. All Taco Mac locations essentially boil down to: booths, bar, ONE THOUSAND televisions. Plus, this particular locale has a small-sized outdoor patio deal, if thatís your thing, but being a BIG FAN of air conditioning, youíll usually find me hunkered down at the bar. Itís an older Taco Mac location, made all the more noticeable if you regularly visit one of the fresh, new joints.
The food is pretty tasty, plentiful, and reasonably priced for bar grub. Typically, I go for their Turkey and Swiss Panini or the new Shaved Roast Beefíwich.
The service, as is true for any bar, ranges from adequate to proficient. This is another reason for sitting at the bar, as it expedites the bar-getting process, plus the bar staff is usually a bit more knowledgeable, beerwise, as they spend their shifts stationed right next to the taps and coolers. I find their draft prices to be wholly acceptable and cannot remember a single time I balked at the bill, though their prices on large-sized, imported bottled beer can be a bit high. Now, Iíd wager their bread and butter is the sale of macros, the Budmilloors stuff, and in catering to that particular crowd they serve their beers in extremely frozen glasses, so be sure to ask the staff for a non-chilled glass.
The parking situation for this particular location is a bit tricky, a bit tight, and can be pretty hard to come by, but I would say the exact same thing for essentially any joint in the downtown Decatur area.
Overall, it doesnít display the grace, finesse, and the rich experience that a trip to the Brick Store Pub or Twainís can provide, which isnít such a big deal when youíre an hour away in Canton or Buford, but I find it very, very difficult not to pass this place up entirely for those locations when in the area. In fact, over the many years Iíve been going to downtown Decatur, Iíve visited the Taco Mac no more than five times (if that).
jolomo (14) Atlanta, Georgia | July 16, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This Taco Mac has the second most taps of the intown stores (midtown is #1) and they have the most beers in Decatur. Unfortunately the food is the same as the rest of the chain: if they even had great wings I wouldnít care but they donít. The best food choice isnít even on the menu: Philly cheese steak substituted with their fajita steak. Decent array of TVís for sports but not great. If thereís not a Falcon or UGA game you can always find parking here.
CheersMate (159) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | April 13, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
I noticed everyone has alluded to the Brick Store in some fashion due to its location in relation to this Taco Mac.The Brick Store is ALWAYS too crowded. Taco Mac always has seating available, which is why I like it. For some reason, Taco Mac has severly truncated their draught menu? I have no clue as to why, but it seems they are getting less and less of the "rare" beers that they surprisingly once had. I have never had bad service at this Taco Mac. Plus, I can always find something on the drink menu that is good. As said before, the "I havenít tried that before" isnít being said as it once was, but I can still count on them having something I like. Great place, never too loud, service is excellent, and yes, if you want to watch a game, even if you donít give a shit about sports, just to kill time, then stop in. Food is always pretty delicious. Finally, this place is a bit pricey, but in comparison to Brick Store, it is a thrift beer bar.
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