Max Lager’s

Mayor: ManVsBeer (7) | Taps: 6-8 | Bottles: 50
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
Sammy  (736) Toronto, Ontario | March 11, 2006
Reasonable pub in mid-town touristy area. Beer was so-so, and bartender, though just after luchtime, had no ideas of the beer. But staff was friendly, and young and assertive. They spend time of the hard stuff and wine, and from what I understand, the restaurant. Reasonable prices for the location. Interesting that they tried a barleywine, but they aim to not offend, as apposed to experimenting here. A bit of room, but felt crowded, even though the place was empty, compared to the Pub Store and 5 Seasons, and even Rock Bottom.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
j12601  (578) Poughkeepsie, New York | August 17, 2017| Updated August 18, 2017
In the door around 1PM on a Thursday in mid August 2017, straight off the MARTA from the airport. Cool fairly open interior downstairs, upstairs (which is where the restrooms are) looks rather nice as well. Six of their own beers on when I went, and that seems to be the standard, with a seventh tap offering a cider. Flight of all six at 5oz each is available. The room smells of barbecue and slow burning wood. Food menu is solid but slightly pricey for what I recall of Atlanta on my last trip, but that was a couple years ago, and this is right in the middle of the city, so that could be a part of it. Seems to be a well loved place, as there’s quite the good crowd going around lunch time. Had a great time here, worth a visit.
Didn’t get a chance on the first visit to get to the upstairs which has an expanded list of 14 of their own, with a bunch of more interesting looking things. Definitely a reason to get back.
Edit: Came back the following day (Friday) when the upstairs bar opened at noon and went through another 10 of their beers, with the bulk being sours (might have been busting out a more diverse set of things for the Shelton Festival being in town), and a few barrel aged imperial stouts. Quite worth going upstairs.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder  (567) Tallahassee, Florida | November 6, 2007
Visited here in October ’05. Much more of an urban feel to the place than their counterpart out in the burbs at the Georgia Mall. Only had about five on tap and the barkeep did not seem to know much about them. Food was serviceable, Has a pool table and plenty of floor space upstairs. Not worth going out of your way for - but if in the downtown ATL - drop on by.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork  (515) , New Jersey | November 2, 2013| Updated December 15, 2013
Nice brewpub in downtown Atlanta. Food is better than average and so are the brews for a brewpub. Nice ambiance - has a nice industrial/warehouse feel to it, only cozy.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
ben4321  (493) Hoboken, New Jersey | April 17, 2013

April 17, 2013 Review:
I just revisited this place, and I thought my review could use an update for sure. First off, the draft list was significantly more interesting. The bartender that I had was excellent. The food was a bit slow (they were very crowded due to a convention being in town), but it was very good. Lastly, but certainly importantly, the beers were all tasty. I had the IPA, Black IPA, and Vienna, and I found all of them to be solid or better, which differs quite a bit from my original review. They also had a solid selection of other beers in bottles. I’m glad I revisited this place.
78: 4/9/10/8/6/16

April 30, 2009 Review:
Thought this place was mediocre. The lay-out was that typical industrial look you see in many brewpubs. Our server was pretty good, we split a few apps and a pizza. The pizza was solid, the chicken tenders not so good.
As for the beer: They had 4 on tap when I was there (pretty weak selection if you ask me) - APA, Lager, Brown, and Stout. Beers were OK, but not worth going from too far away. Our hotel was 2 blocks away, I’d say it was worth that walk, but not much more!
46: 3/7/3/6/5/10
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
daknole  (464) Scottsdale, Arizona | July 15, 2014
Pretty nice place in Atlanta. Good bottle list and 6 of their own beers. The wings are really good. Service was attentive.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | July 11, 2010
Well located from the business hotels area. Big old casern-like building. Inside is nice, very open, high-ceilings, lots of bricks, lots of wood. A few large tv screens on sports channels but not too intrusive. They had 7 home beers on tap and a not so exciting list of about 50 bottles. I had an imperial stout that is not on ratebeer yet and it was actually pretty good. As usual the girlfriend went for the pils. I took a sip and thought it was a very poor example of the style. So based on my limited experience I’d say the beer can be hit or miss. Food has some greasy pub fare but also a pizza speciality and expensive steaks and such. We ate there and I was pleased with my relatively cheap meal. Bottom line, this is a place worth visiting if you want a good pizza and a beer. I wouldn’t spend more than one hour there since it had a basic restaurant atmosphere and on a lucky day I don’t think I’d find more than two interesting homebrews.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale  (391) Lansing, Kansas | November 8, 2011
Visited while attending a convention. Good downtown location. Decent prices. All of their brews were pretty average. Worth stopping by.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
b3shine  (337) Indiana | November 21, 2013
The place and the food are good, but the service was awful and the beer was underwhelming. Tickers gotta tick, but I won’t be back.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat  (312) Georgia | February 28, 2007| Updated December 16, 2012
A dandy brewpub near - if not in - the heart of Atlanta. I like the rather rough decor because it makes the place unpretentious. Their brews are OK at worst, and usually tend towards very good, if not world-class. Food is above average by a comfortable margin.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
jbruner  (311) Marietta, Georgia | May 16, 2014
Awesome little brewpub in the heart of downtown with the brewhouse right up front and a big glass wall to watch the people walking by. Great service, friendly and attentive with decent knowledge of their brews. They had five of their beers on tap with seasonal selections and a full liquor bar. Good was solid, nothing to write home about, but very well done. If you’re in the area, definitely worth a stop.

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