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Beer Available At Trappeze Pub (arranged by most recent)
Little Creatures IPA 92, Orpheus Serpent Bite 87, Terrapin Rye Cubed 91, Starr Hill / Terrapin GAVA Joe 91, Hawkshead Cumbrian Five Hop 93, Wild Heaven Let There Be Light 69, St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition 94, Ballast Point Fathom India Pale Lager 97, Harpoon Chocolate Stout 96, Southern Tier Blackwater Series: Mokah 100, Red Hare Sticky Stout , Wild Heaven Ode To Mercy Special Winter Ale 89, Heavy Seas Uncharted Waters: Siren Noire (2013 -) 99, Sixpoint Hi-Res 97, Port Brewing Old Viscosity 100, Wild Heaven Eschaton 94, Oskar Blues Christmas Chub 76, Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale 94, Sweetwater Festive Ale 93, New Belgium Frambozen 85
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NachlamSie (600) Denver, Colorado | October 1, 2008| Updated January 5, 2011
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 20/20
Okay, I drove all the way down to Athens for a concert which I discovered was canceled only when I arrived at the club at 10:45 pm. My visit at Trappeze Pub made the drive worth my while. This is beer heaven on earth. This is arguably the single best bar for beer in the south and one of the best anywhere Iíve ever been. The taps are obnoxious in their quality. Six Stone taps, a BFM tap, Allagash Curieux on tap, Storm King on cask, the list just goes on and on. The bottle selection is staggering. Menus are available with very extensive descriptions and categorizing of the beer. An excellent Scotch selection is also available. I like the idea of Scotch flights. More than 75% of the food on the menu is made with beer. I had the beer cheddar soup with sourdough and it was absolutely mouthwatering. I havenít seen a pub with this kind of emphasis on craft beer in a long, long while. This is an absolutely mandatory stop in Athens.
wortandyeast (2) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | July 7, 2010
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Athens is a college town with a rapidly growing community of craft beer lovers, and Trappeze has played a huge role in the education of beer drinkers in Athens. Beyond that intangible sentiment held by local Athens patrons, this place holds its own with beer bars in much larger US cities. The draft list always seems thoughtfully selected, with well-suited seasonals and a couple taps of locally-made Terrapin. The bottle list is very extensive, but due its size, the printed list probably isnít current. All of the bottles are visible from the end of the bar, however, so with a little effort, the current bottle selection can be perused. Special casks and new releases are often featured on certain weeknights, but nothing is regularly scheduled. The bartenders have always been quite knowledgeable about all the beer served, but also honest that their beer knowledge does have limits-a refreshing change from some servers elsewhere whoíd rather try to assert their dominance by flexing their know-how of anything beer. I do advise sitting at the beer bar or at least the tables near the bar. The entire facility is divided between two sides: one with a beer bar and one with more tables and a coffee bar. From my experience, the coffee bar side of the place (where you can still order beer) provides somewhat lackluster service, although it is generally quieter for studying or group conversation. A couple months ago, Trappeze finally completed a new kitchen and made a few additions to its menu, including Belgian beer mussels and a burger. While the menu doesnít rotate or anything, the guys in the kitchen seem to jump at any chance to be creative, preparing some special plates for nights when a brewer or rep visits. They also occasionally host a beer dinner, but Iíve never been as tickets always sell out quickly. Overall, a wonderful bar that cares for good beer, and presents it in an approachable manner.
beckstein (17) | May 10, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Athens, Georgia! Great beer town and this place shines like no other. What a gem!
hophead257 (1) winterville, Georgia | January 5, 2008
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Outstanding selection of tap and bottle beer. The service is excellent. They have 29 on tap and over 170 bottles now with new additions every week plus the occasional cask beer. This is definitely a pub for the beer enthusiast and well worth the trip.
RichJ7 (14) Cullman, Alabama | January 17, 2008
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
What a wonderful bar. Wish I lived near Athens, so I it could be my local. Great atmosphere, great beers on tap and in the bottle. Complimentary bread that is very tasty. Great service. Not a single thing not to like about Trappeze.
PaulUnwin (117) Pinellas Park, Florida | April 16, 2013
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic bar, even has the feel of a Belgian Bar, the service I had was top class and the beers I drank were excellant. I stayed in the Holiday Inn downtown, which was a 5 minute walk over the road. Nice large wooden booths if youíre with a small party, I was with a friend and we sat at the bar. There was plenty of college kids in there, and they seemed pretty well behaved (I am an old bloke, haha) but it is a college town, so itís only to be expected, I was happy to see them all drinking great beers, and Trappeze has a first class selection. I saw people eating burgers but I didnít eat myself, I will be upset if I never get to go back!!
hopsdiva (13) Atlanta, Georgia | July 25, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
When you think of a college bar you think loud music, hook-ups and a wall full of macro beers. While Trappeze Pub is located close to the University of Georgia this bar is for students, professors and others who take the study of beer seriously.
All draft beers can be ordered in half or full pours giving you the opportunity to try a variety of the nearly 40 taps, including many offerings from nearby Terrapin Beer Company and - not surprising since Trappeze founder Eric Johnson developed the recipes - Wild Heavenís Ode to Mercy and Invocation. The food is above average pub grub. My personal favorites are the beer cheese soup (made with Victory Prima Pils) with Terrapin spent grain bread.
jbruner (112) Athens, Georgia | December 24, 2013| Updated March 15, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome place! Very old world feel with the large amounts of wood booths and nice bar; no TVs, so all about the beer and conversation. Service was great, but I was one of like 4 people there, so the bartender was attentive; he definitely knew his stuff too. Selection was great, didnít check out the bottle list, but it looked like they had about four reach-ins worth with a vintage area. Value is on par with what you expect, and they offer half pours, generous with samples, and flights of really cool stuff. Definitely the best place in town; looking forward to frequenting it.
hophopaway (10) Alabama | February 13, 2011| Updated February 24, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Wow!!!!!!!!! This is the PLACE
The beer selection are outstanding
Service are great and knowledgeable about beer
A hint gem in Athens
Trappeze is a great pub with both tables and bar seating. My only complaint is that when I have sat at the tables the service has been pretty slow. However, the selection of beer her is second to none. The taps rotate regularly, and there ar always interesting choices (recently I have had Double Bastard, Oak Aged Storm King, and Left Hand Widdershins). The servers are friendly and willing to help the beer illiterate make solid selections. The only food I have had is the Terrapin bread, and it is great. Overall, this place is heaven for beer geeks. Highly recommended.
bootlegsbandit (2) Athens, Georgia | February 21, 2008
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
This joint is truly awesome. Its amazing selection with knowledgeable and friendly service makes me certain that the owners view Trappeze foremost as a labor of love. I also liked the absence of obnoxious TVs and the focus on interaction and beer appreciation. I would like to see a little more diversity in tap selection as belgians tend to predominate. a few more american craft brews and hard to find european classics would be nice, though there are admittedly plenty of those offerings in reasonably priced bottles. The crowd seems to run younger and louder later and on the weekends and older and calmer early and during the week. it often is at capacity on friday and saturday nights so keep this in mind when deciding when exactly to go. Thankyou trappeze for coming to our modest but (selectively)thirsty town.
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