Visited early evening on a Tuesday. Located in the corner of Piedmont park, this appears to have an affiliation with Southwest airlines, as it was labeled as “Southwest Porch at Park Tavern”. This is a sprawling spot with a big outdoor area, a bocce court, a covered tent area and a neat dark bar. Once inside, the feeling is comfortable and friendly. They feature 5 of their own beers, along with 10 guest taps. House brews were not terribly adventurous, though they were clean and well made. I had a beer, and a tasty roll from the sushi bar and enjoyed my visit. This would be a lot of fun for a group.
70 = ★★½ (Locals should check it out, visitors with extended time)
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Nice location offers skyline view of Atlanta, park, patio, and therefore opportunities for pets. Interior is spacious, cozy, and conducive to conversation with friends. Also has good tvs but isn’t a sports bar. The beers are a little sad, unfortunately, and a few we had were infected. But one happened to be infected in a way that enhanced it!
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 29, 2009
I actually kind of liked the vibe in here. The beers weren’t too bad, but they were a little weird and rustic. Worth a stop, and I’m sure when the weather is nice that patio is killer stuff.
The best thing about this place is the ambiance. It’s basically in Piedmont Park and when the weather is good this is a fantastic place to chill out with a brew. They officially open at 4:30pm and unaware of that fact we wandered in right around 3:45. The bartender was friendly and offered to pour us a round of beer without qualm. The Trail Ale was decent and the Amber ale was just alright.I didn’t eat on my visit but I saw they had a sushi bar. I prefer the beers from other brewers in Atlanta, but the location and ambiance of Park Tavern may warrant my return at some point.
Part of a large park, outdoor tables offer a good relaxing place to have a beer or something to eat when the weather is suitable. Parking is plentiful as it is also for the park. It is important to know to enter downstairs as it was lcoked upstairs. There is a moderate sized bar and some tables inside. Their own taps plus 3 regular macros. The beer was so-so though the unfiltered seasonals, an IPA and a porter, were worth having. Brian is a younger brewmaster, and with a cask and experience, the place will pick up beer-wise.
For a big city "brewpub" you cannot beat the view overlooking Piedmont Park and Midtown Atlanta - if you like cityscapes. The beer needs some work, but it is serviceable. Food is decent. Set in what appears to be an old country or social club - there is plenty of room for socializing. Had a tuna steak for dinner - not bad. Not worth going out of your way for - but if you are in Atlanta for a spell, give it a shot.
A large touristy pub which is actually sitting inside a public park (right on the border). First time I see that. The inside is typical big family friendly pub. The large patio on the grass of the public park and with view on the park can provide for a relaxing moment if you go before they turn up the music;. The beer is really nothing special. With the type of patrons it is with no surprise that I was served an IPA that wasn’t really hoppy. Food menu is what you’d expect from a family friendly American pub. All in all this place is not worth a visit.
Conveniently located near Piedmont Park in midtown Atlanta, the Park Tavern is easy to find. Parking is adequate, but the lot itself is not paved so it is rather rough. When you enter, the interior is quite inviting - dark but not dim, with simple and rugged decor and furniture making for a nice, laid-back atmosphere that says "comfy neighborhood tavern." Noise level is a bit high, but not unbearable and not too raucous. There are a few TVs, but the sound was off when I visited - apparently they save TV noise for a major event such as the Super Bowl. There is ample seating so the Park Tavern can accommodate a small, intimate gathering or a fairly large one. Waitstaff are alert, helpful, and well-trained. The beer is not terrific, but the Park Tavern is well worth a visit.
In the corner of Piedmont Park, with a cool old building, a lot of old brick inside, a big outdoor patio where they do live music sometimes. Service was a bit slim on the day I was there, slow and curt. Selection was decent, a handful of their own beers, and a bunch of craft locals and bigger names. Food was decent, but nothing too amazing. Decent prices on the beer for Atlanta, which is nice. Worth a visit if you’re in the area and looking for some esoteric ticks.