The Vortex - Atlanta

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
tracy38  (3) , | October 2, 2014
just very busy , please donít be in a hurry , kind of small place , but it works
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie  (707) Denver, Colorado | July 28, 2012
This place is very busy. It took a few minutes to get a seat at the bar, but once I did the service was good. Beer selection is decent, but not exceptionally diverese. Everything is served in 20 oz glasses. The burgers here are amazing. Parking is a pain but I was traveling by MARTA so that didnít affect me. For a loud, busy bar which allows smoking, this is actually a reasonable place to grab a beer and a burger.
72
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Shag  (80) Chattanooga, Tennessee | July 4, 2012
The beer selection here is pretty good but not great for Atlanta. But with 15 taps and 75 or so bottles its not bad either. The atmosphere is a little on the gothy side. The menu brags of zero tolerance for asshole customers. I think its a good policy! I got very good service there.
54
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 3/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538  (92) Wilmington, Delaware | February 12, 2012
No idea why this place gets kudos. Selection wasnít that good to begin with, the special drafts were highly hit or miss in terms of availability. An arrogant customer last policy is printed all over their menu or table folder, and while you think it is a little laughable initially, itís becuase they canít deliver as a business. Food appetizers were greasy nasty, the food very mediocre, and the bottle beer not that fresh. Combine that with Atlantaís smoking allowances, and man, this was a dinner/beer outing that was a pleasure to end.
72
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek  (203) Colorado Springs, Colorado | December 19, 2011
One of the most unique places, with purposefully rude, but very attentive service. The beer list isnít large or amazing, but they have several good beer, including rare catches and local brews. The burgers, without a doubt, are the highlight, followed slightly by the sweet potato fries. The prices arenít great, but they arenít a rip-off either. Even as a straight-laced geek, this place has become a go-to hangout.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
curtdawsey  (10) | June 4, 2010| Updated December 15, 2011
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50
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
chrisv10  (125) , Denmark | June 2, 2010| Updated July 15, 2011
Nice beer list and very good food. Didnít care for the service.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
CheersMate  (185) Portland (Sellhood), Oregon | April 10, 2010
With stumbliní distance of my apartment here in Shittown, or Midtown, Atlanta. This place used to have such an awesome selection that I always questioned as to whether I should imbibe here (the Vortex) or at Taco Mac Metropolis. Sadly, this is not the case anymore. The selection, both bottle and tap, have gone to shit. The food is still pretty nice. The burgers are always great. I always receive excellent service, but again, the drink selection (this is a beer website) has gone down hill. With that being said, yes, they do allow smoking, so if youíre going to fucking bitch about the smoke then donít fucking go here. If you donít mind, as I donít, then give it a shot. No I donít smoke, but I will say this, I am not a pussy and can hack dealing with smoke for one or two hours without feeling that my virgin lungs have been raped. The ambiance is decent. There are a lot of annoying lights, but again, if you donít like that sort of thing, donít go.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
shuribear  (20) Washington DC | March 27, 2010
Might be the best burgers in the world. Lots of tasty beers to wash them down with. Love the attitude!
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 8/20
3fourths  (1528) Boulder, Colorado | January 18, 2010| Updated January 21, 2013
smoky, busy, crowded, loud, all that. lot of beer but how can you even enjoy it?

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