Worth travelling out your way for. This is literally the next city after Atlanta. But is it gorgeous. And you get their food plus Crawford’s(Daddy Dogwood’s)beer efforts.
Aurelius (155) Tallahassee, Florida | January 27, 2008| Updated October 15, 2015
Re-rate: After my initial rating 8 years ago, the joint is getting a little dog-eared, routine and rudderless. Restrooms, carpet are showing wear. Place smells damp, it’s dusty. The beer doesn’t seem to be what it used to be. The food is probably better than the beer - especially the gator fritters.
Original Rating: An absolutely essential stop in Alpharetta. On the site of the former Buckhead Brewery, it’s got a nice lodge feel to the place that played out well on a chilly January night. The food is expensive, but it’s good. The menu is a bit limited. The beer here is exceptional. There are about 5-6 on tap, but they’ll have their top shelf Whisky Barrel stuff in bottle. I spent the evening with the boss working out the problems of the world, but it was over two of the best beers that I’ve ever had - especially from a brewpub. The brewers here know their stuff. Make sure that you ask for Natalie - she’s a great waitress.
Nice place. Service was very good but minimal beer knowledge. Beer selection not that great on this visit. Tried there hand bottled barleywine at $20/bottle. Did not know the price of the beer until it showed up on the bill. My fault for not asking. Food was very good, which means the wife would return for the food. Worth the drive from ATL, but beer choice will be a crap shoot.
I’ve enjoyed all of my meals at 5 Seasons Sandy Springs, and so I was excited to get to try the new location.
The beer moves out of here very quickly. It will never be stale, but they may run out of one now and then.
The food and service are as good as it gets anywhere. The wine selection was excellent too in case your tastes don’t run in beer circles.
Weekends it can be crowded, I suggest a reservation.
I am a little bias because I volunteer some time in the brewery with Crawford, but in my mind it does not get much better than this place. Ski lodge type atmosphere, very friendly bar staff, unique beers, great food. Ambiance is great, except for the fact that the younger crowd is limited because of location. Service is perfect. The selection is only beers brewed on site (8 taps) and Crawford works his tail off to keep them stocked. Cask night every thurs. of some interesting varieties of whatever is on tap spruced up and cask conditioned. Food is superb and worth the price. Come on by, chances are you’ll find me or Crawford in the bar or in the brewery more than willing, like most of the regulars, to discuss the joys of making and drinking beer.
I really enjoyed my dinner at the 5 Seasons North. The atmosphere was great. It had a wood cabin feel, and was classy, but not overly fancy. Good place for a date, as long as you don’t mind spending a lot on the food. The prices were pretty high, which was the only thing I can think of that was bad about the place. The beer selection was minimal, about 6 or 7 beers, but you can’t expect a restaurant to brew more than that, really. I would like to go again in the future...
This was originally the old Buckhead Brewery location, I never visited it when it was Embers. It had been many years since we tried 5 Seasons because we rarely eat ITP unless it’s in Buckhead. None the less, because we had been to this facility many times as the Buckhead Brewery, we tried it again. It was excellent, although they were short on beer selection due to the recent grand opening event (still, no excuse!). Food was very good, beer was better. Had the Flying Monkeys (Vliegende Aapen) Golden Ale and it was very good. We’ve eaten there only once since, but will be back for sure. Nice to have a microbrew back in north Atlanta again.
Wow. What a great addition to the struggling brewpub scene in the state of Georgia. 6 excellent beers on tap. By far the greatest quality and selection of any brewpub in the state. Pale, Belgian Golden, Strong Porter, Dubbel, Quad, Barley Wine. Worth the drive from the ATL.
The new 5 Seasons North is where Embers was. The beer selection will have to be much more vast being the Original 5 Seasons selection is stronger and bigger. I only hope that they both offer different beers to choose from. I don’t want to see any repeats between the two at the same time.
The building looks like a ski lodge. Lots of wood. Fireplace in the middle. Bar is paneled in copper. The much more welcoming staff is much more laid back than the Embers standard. Crawford is an amazing brewer that will keep me coming!