Last stop of Wednesday evening. Not busy at all, in fact there were points where I was the only person at the bar. They have a huge taplist, but for the geek its still disappointing; basically think of every widely distributed beer you can name and its on tap there. Then add in a selection of 20 or so locals and you have the list. 140 beers and they had one gose, and perhaps one other sour, for example. The locals list is good though, and it would be pretty hard to claim that they had nothing you wanted. Menu is not really taco focused, although they have them, along with buffalo wings, burgers and the like. Food is not bad. Loads of TV’s, which means it gets crowded during sporting events; the next night it was a zoo during the NFL game, for example. Parking can be a challenge if you are cheap; there are a few pay lots around but free options are limited. This is the kind of place that its nice to have around when you are with friends who are not really into beer that much. Kind of like Yard House, but a step or two down on food quality.
Visited here in late February ’16 on a busy Saturday night. Sports bar, urban atmosphere, tons of TVs. Huge beer list with plenty of craft selections - many local, regional and national. Well over 100 - both draft and bottle/cans. Huge menu with wings, burgers, burritos, etc. Wait staff is extremely attentive. Good place to catch a game and rack up a few ticks.
theisti (884) Kansas | January 24, 2014| Updated September 8, 2014
Visited mid-afternoon on a Wednesday. Conveniently located about 1 ½ blocks from the Midtown MARTA stop. Modern design, bit of a sprawling feel to the interior. There are several levels, first with restaurant table seating, then some bar tables, then the large S shaped bar. Big selection of 100 or so taps and just as many bottles on offer. Nice selection, which is organized cleanly on the beer menu - including a section that nicely highlights the locals (when I visited, there were 26 localish beers on draft). Service was really good, especially considering the flood of people that followed me in. Evidently, the office building / hotel next door had a fire going and the workers had all headed straight to the bar. Fun crowd, fun place.
82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Sports bar with very nice beer selection. Bartenders are friendly and can generally lead you in the right direction. Will give you samples of anything you want to try. Known for their buffalo wings (get with Ranch dressing). A frequent stop for me.
Was excited to go here as I live out of town - surely a bar with 140 beers on tap in a different market than I live in would have SOMETHING I would be interested in that I hadn’t had before. However, the selection is just underwhelming. Lots of standard widely distributed non-seasonals. A fair amount of macros/macro imports. Only 1 tripel on the entire list (and they were out of it). Selections from the local breweries were mostly lagers and lighter ales (not entirely Taco Mac’s fault). Food was good by bar food standards and prices were very reasonable though. Waitress service was good, did not check out the bar.
It’s weird to say that a place with 140 beers on tap doesn’t make beer it’s top priority. Don’t get me wrong, they have a good selection, but the focus is more on watching sports than discussing the aroma and lacing on each beer. That being said, of the metro Taco Mac’s, the Metropolis location does have the most events that would appeal to the beer geek. If you sign up for the Brewniversity program, you will receive a newsletter that will keep you posted on upcoming cask and meet the brewer events. A few years ago I met Larry Bell of Bell’s Brewing.