I absolutely love this place. It is great to hang out in the summer time and bring your dog and hangout in the park while drinking a beer and watching people. Even in the winter time to sip a winter beer and sit around the fire piut while enjoying a nice dinner. This a classy place with a great view of the city at sunset.
Quite a long way from the interstate but worth the drive. Nice roomy but cozy place. Nice beer selection. We only had an appetizer but it was good. I want to go again.
Decanthas (8) Georgia | February 9, 2007| Updated February 17, 2007
Problem with service several years ago, but location and atmosphere bring you back. Newer service in the most recent 2 years and recently revamped menu addressed this.
Food is great overall, but a few hit-or-miss items that will hopefully be fixed or removed. The food competes with many other Buckhead / Midtown restaurants. Beer isn’t eccentric / strange, but well-crafted and extremely true to style. Could use more selection of seasonal brews or rotating beer menu for the regular clientelle (3 Flagship brews with 5 seasonals on rotation throughout the year).
Great view of the park, and great atmosphere during Spring / Summer, however: So many special events / wedding receptions / parties during slower seasons that it’s hard to ’drop in.’ Definitely call ahead or check the website and make sure they’re open to the public.
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.
Happened to be here for a Wedding, so had plenty of time to try all their brewed beers and a couple of others they had on tap. Food was from the brewpub, was very good. Service was good, even for having three events going on at the same time. Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, in a neat location inside the park. Pricing was decent as well. Worth a stop if in the area.
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)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
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.
lithy (156) Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania | November 17, 2009
Fancy place looks like somewhere you get married more than a brewpub. Had four house beers on draft when I was there and some guest taps. Beer was solid, food looked good but expensive. A bit dimly lit for the beer rater.
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.
Oh, my, God. I can’t believe that I failed to rate this place. Alright, I’m not getting to share all of the dirty little secrets that I know about this place *cough* drugs *cough* ex-brewer receiving threats about cops being called for kicking in a glass door, or breaking it. Anyways, the ex-brewer really seemed like he was on his way to brewing great stuff, but he fucked up. Since then, I can’t comment on who the brewer is, or what he is like. The beers had carbonation issues when I first visited, and had drank for free. All this was due to the fact that the brewer was inexperienced. The food is decent, and the service was great, only because I knew multiple people that worked here. This place has a lot of events, and needs to get back to the basics. Nice ambiance.