Centrally located in downtown Atlanta. The food outpaces the brews but, neither are bad. The beers can be hit or miss. The food isn’t really that upscale, but certainly decent for a brewpub. The space is nice with an upstairs with pooltables and space for private parties. Overall, a decent place with decent brew and grub. Parking is a pain, better if you can ride or walk.
It’s nice to have a restaurant in an old brewery, but you have to make sure that the beer is good. We had two different draft beers and both couldn’t make us happy. They seemed to have all kinds of additives to create some sort of taste. We couldn’t figure out what it was they put in it. We were so occupied with the beer that we forgot completely about the food. It must have been good enough, otherwise I would have remembered.
A decent restaurant. Not the quality of Gordon Biersch, but very good. The parking is a problem and the pricing is a little above average. Not bad overall though.
lithy (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | November 17, 2009
Nice place with a small lot you might get parking in, six beers on tap when I visited, they were sort of underwhelming. Didn’t take note of the food, seemed like a power lunch crowd when I was there at noon on a weekday.
Decent beer. The food is good, but a bit pricey. They seem to be going more for fine-dining rather than a pub-style feel.
I rather enjoyed sitting on the patio out back, but that has been closed the last few times I went (I tend to visit downtown about once a year).
While the beer is good, you get the impression that they are a restaurant that happens to brew good beer, rather than highlight the beer with the food as a plus.
I was not expecting much from Max Lagers at all and my expectations were lowered when I was greeted with a very strong soured grain aroma upon entering the building. I must say in all fairness, the beers I had were pretty darn good. The atmosphere is open and factory-esque with two or three stories and brick walls. The place wasn’t too crowded at 5 pm on a Friday. Service was good. The menu had mostly entrees and pizzas, it seemed a step closer to finer dining than the average pub. I had a good time sitting at the bar and I will most likely come back.
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.
It has a great...
downtown location near the conference center. Thats the mian positive about this place.
The ambieance was ’we’re trying so hard to be cool’, but they couldn’t succefuly stick with a themed gimmick well enough to make it remotely work.
The beer was average at best.
The service was subpar to say the least.
The food left a fair amount to be desired.
One of the more negative reviews I’ve ever written.
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.