Trappeze Pub | Athens, Georgia
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Trappeze Pub
World Class based on 50 ratings
Type: Bar

269 W. Washington St
Athens, Georgia United States 30601 [ print map ]
706 543 8997 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-2:00am, Sun 11:00am-Midnight

Mayor: jbruner (6) | Affiliated user(s) here gregorydotorg | Taps: 31+ | Bottles: 215+

Trappeze Pub

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Beer Available At Trappeze Pub (arranged by most recent)
Red Brick / Grindhouse / Trappeze Farmhouse Ferrari , Wild Heaven Civilization 87, Wild Heaven Emergency Drinking Beer , Starr Hill Debut #1: Tripel , Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye 59, Sierra Nevada / Cigar City Beer Camp Yonder Bock 90, Red Brick 21st Anniversary Ale 80, Jopen Hoppenbier 76, HeíBrew Reunion - A Beer For Hope 2014 (Shmaltz Brewing) 90, NoŽl de Silenrieux 58, Anderson Valley Fall Horniní Pumpkin Ale 81, Yes Face Brass Monkey Brown Ale , Terrapin / New Belgium Black is the New Wit 86, Terrapin Side Project Turtleneck Winter Warmer 71, Lagunitas A Little Sumpiní Extra! Ale 99, Lagunitas Fusion XXIV 88, Lagunitas ScareCity #1 Imperial Pilsner 90, Little Creatures IPA 93, Orpheus Serpent Bite 89, Terrapin Rye Cubed 91
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50 reviews for Trappeze Pub
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  84%
 Selection  92%
 Food  82%
 Value  83%
 Overall  89%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

bootlegsbandit  (2) Athens, Georgia | February 21, 2008
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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
APDAY  (2) Athens, Georgia | May 18, 2008
This bar has the best selection of any bar I have I have ever been too. They have more unheard of, micro brews, and Belgian beers than I have ever seen. The female bartenders are hot and give great recommendations with great service. The male bartenders are fast and efficient, and the door guys actually remember you. Best bar in Athens hands down!! A.D.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
wortandyeast  (2) Winston-Salem, North Carolina | July 7, 2010
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
kgar2121  (2) North Carolina | November 7, 2011
I couldnít find anything bad to say about this place if I tried. The staff was sharp, knowledgeable and extremely friendly. The tap selection was amazing. The half pours allowed us to try much more than full pours would have and we were not disappointed. Canít wait to come back!
hophead257  (1) winterville, Georgia | January 5, 2008
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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
brewtopia88  (1) Watkinsville, Georgia | March 9, 2008
Iím not sure if the rater below (cecil24) actually went to the right place, but the food at Trappeze is limited right now, but includes some really tasty, imaginative dishes all made with beer - very nice. And you would have to know nothing about beer to say that Trappeze has mostly domestic beer. The beer selection is one of the best of any pub in the country. There is heavy emphasis on the best handcrafted beers from the US and Europe. No standard American lagers are offered at all - just excellent quality IPAs, Belgian-style ales, Imperial Stouts, wheat beers, oak-aged ales, German bocks and doppelbocks, and the list goes on and on. Trappeze is all about excellent beer - defintely worthy of a visit for any true beer lover.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
whowantsahero  (1) | April 7, 2008
This place is my favorite spot in Athens. As good or better than the Brick Store even, in many ways. Unfortunately it is not as big as the Brick Store though, but it could always move in the future. A ton of beer, and the best thing is that the taps are constantly changing.
joaj34  (1) | January 14, 2008
this place is fantastic! The selection is as good as youíre going to get in Georgia right now and theyíre always trying to bring in more new stuff. The service is usually fantastic and the ambiance is cool, too. no blaring music or distracting TVís.
brau-meister  (1) BISHOP, Georgia | January 14, 2008
This place is new and happening. I donít know how it compares to Aromas except that it is much more about beer. They have jerked my palate out of wine for now and renewed my interest in beer. The ambiance is appropriate without being steeped in antiquity. The service is quick and friendly. They offer shot tastings of any tap. They supposedly handle ~200 beers with about 25+ taps. They slant towards the Belgian style so maybe when they offer food they will do long thin fries, mustards, and maybe steamed mussels. They take care of their beer lines, using chilled lines and Italian flow rate control on select taps soon. Theyíll do special requests if they can get it. Lets keep this place and give beer its due.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
DazednCnfuzed  (1) Lexington, Georgia | April 18, 2008
Easily one of the best pubs in the country hands down. The selection here is quite amazing...(donít come here wanting macro domestic swill!) The food is pretty damn good as well! As others have said it does get quite busy in the evenings but the service still is very good. This is a must stop if in the southeast US.

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