Thinking Man Tavern | Decatur, Georgia
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Thinking Man Tavern
Excellent based on 11 ratings
Type: Bar

537 West Howard Ave.
Decatur, Georgia United States 30030 [ print map ]
404 370 1717 | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Mon 5-1am; Tu-Th 11:30-1am; Fri-Sat 11:30-2am; Sun 10-3

Mayor: Cybercat (12) | Taps: 16 |

Thinking Man Tavern

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Beer Available At Thinking Man Tavern (arranged by most recent)
Evil Twin / Beavertown XXX 84, Anchor BigLeaf Maple Autumn Red 86, Coastal Empire Broughton Street , Sierra Nevada / Riegele Oktoberfest (2015) 92, Wild Heaven Funkenrauch , Einbecker Brauherren Premium Pils 31, Burnt Hickory General Joeís Quickstep , Three Taverns Anniversarium II , Wild Heaven White Blackbird 82, Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier 99, Thatchers Gold 23, St. Bernardus Abt 12 100, Sierra Nevada Summerfest 40, Reissdorf KŲlsch 48, Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout 95, Highland Gaelic Ale 73, Einbecker Pilsner Premium , Dogfish Head Namaste 90, BridgePort IPA 89, Boulder Beer 35th Anniversary Imperial Black IPA 90
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11 reviews for Thinking Man Tavern
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  84%
 Selection  73%
 Food  77%
 Value  80%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  86%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Caligulove  (11) Decatur, Georgia | June 6, 2010
Thinking Man is a good place to grab a good brew and chat. The jukebox is also pretty cool. Not on my regular rotation, but itís fun for a change of pace.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk  (140) Crestview, Florida | July 20, 2014
Totally empty on a Saturday night so I got to look around at the eclectic decorations that didnít make much sense. They had about 15 or so taps. Nothing out of the ordinary, and few local offerings. A couple things they had on the chalkboard werenít in, but they left it up anyway. The food we ordered was decent, except the lobster rolls which were just egg rolls with some past-its-prime lobster. The waiter was in a hurry to close our tab so he could scoot out. Other than that, the food was decent.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
ttroha  (41) Americus , Georgia | August 30, 2013
Such a fun place! They have a great craft beer selection as well as great food. The ambiance is awesome, with shelves of board games that visitors can play. The price isnít too bad, either. This is a fun place to hang out in Decatur.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Shag  (70) Chattanooga, Tennessee | July 4, 2012
A little bit off the beaten path in Decatur GA. I walked there from town but I donít recommend it. This looks like a typical dive bar but it has a good selection of beer. There was some different stuff than Brick Store had. They even had a cellared beer menu! This was a nice little place and the staff was friendly. Overall a nice place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
JCB  (249) Durham, North Carolina | March 4, 2012
Nice joint in Decatur, visited with a bunch of local friends when the Brick Store was too slammed on a Friday. Long tables, kind of a rathskeller vibe with breweriana on the walls. Service was a bit off at times, but Iíll give it a semi-pass given that it was a crowded late Friday evening. Food was okay, but reasonably priced. Beer selection was pretty good, with a nice assortment of locals (enjoyed the Jailhouse Mugshot IPA), national craft, and a smattering of imports. Iíd go back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (667) Denver, Colorado | October 2, 2011
This is a cool neighborhood pub just a little ways from downtown. I ate a really good chicken sandwich with some of the best mashed sweet potatoes Iíve ever had. The ambiance is laid back. A ton of board games and books are available for some entertainment. I also really enjoy the fact that they only serve American beers. Sure there are good imports out there, but itís cool to see someone stick to U.S. brews. Itís something a little different. They had stuff from Monday Night Brewing which is a little harder to come by. Tap list was pretty solid. I like this place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
hopsdiva  (13) Atlanta, Georgia | June 13, 2011
When you think of Decatur and beer - Thinking Man is not the first place to cross your mind, but this is a good neighborhood tavern that deserves to be more than an afterthought. They always have five rotating draughts of reasonably priced craft beer. The food is good and the menu features more salads options than most pubs. The vibe is very laid back and itís a great place to hang out and have a few beers. And for beer geeks, upcoming events include a Victory tap takeover and a Dog "Fish Head" Days of Summer event June 21, 2011.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jw0406  (30) atlanta, Georgia | May 1, 2011
Good neighborhood pub. Decent food and a pretty good selection of beers, and every once in a while they will have some great stuff. Great place to hang out and have a beer
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
CheersMate  (180) Fremont (Seattle), Washington | January 14, 2009| Updated April 13, 2009
Nice looking waitresses. In fact, one was featured in a Creative Loafing issue as being hot. She is a hot one I must say. There is another waiteress who is there, I believe she is new, but she is hot as well. To me, a single man, that is a plus. Their selection is decent, nothing like Brick Store Pub, but the prices compared to Brick Store are night and day. They actually do not markup their beers by 200%. They also have some nice Belgians, which the bartender (NOT HUNTER) seems to always think the ABV is higher than it actually is. Plus, I get a lecture every time I order about what the beer is and how it tastes (this again is from the bartender not the waitresses, and not Hunter). I home brew, and have nearly 400 beers under my belt, I donít need a damn informative speech when I order a beer. That is my only complaint that one bartender who thinks he is a friggin beer prophet. As said earlier, the prices are nice. They did raise the prices within the last year, but that is all of the Atlanta
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
CatNorth  (5) , Germany | November 1, 2007
Not a bad spot overall. Theyíve got lower prices on belgian beers than most places (St. Bernardus in bottle for $6.50), but low on the proper glassware. Worth an evening.

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