This was my first visit and I hope to have many more. First, the building is pretty easy to find. It’s a really nice looking building with old southern columns. However, getting to the brewpub is another story. The front door doesn’t go to the pub. If you’re facing the building go around the side of the building to the left and go in through those doors. There isn’t a sign as of my visit signifying which door to go in. Just go in behind the patio tables.
The interior looks great. Stone and wood. Staff wears mechanics shirts with a Wrecking Bar logo patch. The service was impeccable. I never saw my water glass less than a quarter full and the servers were friendly and knowledgeable. The beer was equally good. 5 beers currently on tap. I don’t know if that will be the standard number as they get established or it’s just the number on currently. Chris Terenzi was the brewer at US Border Cantina back in the day and it’s nice to have him back brewing. My pulled pork sandwich was good and Matt (previous rater) and others I’ve heard have raved about the burger. Basically the menu was upscale pub grub.
They’ve only been open a week so the quality here is impressive.
Approaching from the main drag, this place is reminiscent of a mini Whit House. The bar itself is in the back, in what seems ti be the living area of an old mansion, so very characterful. Also very crowded on a Friday night, but the hostess durected me to the " biergarten," really just a handmade floor above the brewery, with picnic tables and a long bar. Brewery equipment visible, with signs of recent expansion. The beers themselves were fantastic, especially the stouts, in four or five variants. Food was tasty. Top notch.
Atlanta needed another brewpub that delivers a rotating list of interesting quality brews. This is especially welcome in the Little 5 area that already has a burgeoning scene of good eat and drink. The ambiance in here is rustic and open. A patio is available. All Wrecking Bar parking is valet, but there is much parking on nearby streets. The service was knowledgeable and efficient. I liked the beer list with a couple interesting hoppy brews and some Belgian styles too. Everytime I visit Atlanta I go to the Porter and having the Wrecking Bar just a few yards away is an added bonus.
Kicking off with four starter beers - hey, it can’t all be mango-and-mint-infused barleywines on day one - they successfully delivered a quality golden, amber, witbier, and stout. As of writing this, they’ve already released a fifth beer: an English mild. The bar staff gave me their word that cask beer will be offered fairly soon.
While not exactly extensive, the menu is certainly diversified enough to provide you what you’re looking for, whether it’s a salad, sandwich, entree, appetizer, or, as I usually opt for (and did on this occasion), a beer-accompanying cheese plate.
Then, there’s the parking situation. If I find a place has limited or no parking available, requires me to hike a mile through unsavory parts of town, or is surrounded by ill-conceived, over-charging lots, then, well, they’ll be unlikely to see me again anytime soon. The Wrecking Bar has only a small number of spaces available, however, they currently have valets. Thank God for valets. I pray they remain in place at the Wrecking Bar.
With good food and good beer housed in a cool venue, oh, and with those trusty, hard-working valets, I’ll definitely be back soon. All in all, a pleasant spot that still even has that "new bar" scent.
I just had time to do a taster flight here before heading to the airport and home. Glad I did. The place is pretty cool, the staff is once again friendly, and they have some pretty good beers on tap, especially the Jack Daniels BA Wee Heavy. Prices were very reasonable. I did not check out the food at all, but I would certainly recommend it for the beer.
Beautiful brewpub located in an old mansion in a pretty cool part of town. Parking available which is always nice. Beautiful interior with lots of wood and stone. Definitely on the upscale side compared to your average brewpub, but in a good way for once. Was able to grab a seat at the bar and enjoy a great pastrami sandwich with homemade kimchi. Sell all of their beers in pints and shortys(8oz) for very reasonable prices. Had a 4 half pints and a sandwich with fries for around $20. Really great place.
Amazing space. For years this old building resembling a southern fraternity house just outside of Little Five Points in Atlanta was abandoned. Can’t think of a better use than a brewpub. Went with a friend who knew the owner. As a result, we stumbled into a free tasting size glass of KBS. Not bad for a Wednesday night. If you want to visit a brewpub in Atlanta, this should be your first choice. If in season, try the brussels sprout hash.
I really liked this place. I’m willing to go out on a limb and state this is the best brewpub i’ve been to. The beer is much better than your typical brewpub. Alot of beers available. We only had the rabbit leg... but it exceeded my hopes. A good variety in food. Nice patio as well, and internal brewpub is a cool basement setting. AWESOME!
Beautiful old mansion turned into a brewery and craft food pub. The basement is actually the restaurant but it was very well done. Great, helpful service. Lots of smiles. The beer selection was small overall but of course they feature their own beers. So that was fine as most I tried were good. The food was very good. I had some flatbreads and a salad. The prices were fine. If you love bourbon they had a selection 65 to choose from.
Went here over the Christmas break not knowing what to expect. Beer was above average, food was nice, but the best part about it was the atmosphere. The fully restored and renovated basement of a huge old mansion was unique and frankly badass. Will certainly be going back.