kseecs16 (209) Naperville, Illinois | August 10, 2013| Updated September 12, 2014
Narrow rustic bar in a young grungy part of town. There is a stone topped bar with a wood back adorned with a long row of taps. An exposed brick wall us behind you as you sit at the bar. There is a dining room in the back. A few cask options. Extensive and thoughtful beer selection and food menu. Proper glass ware, good food and all reasonably priced. Great bar.
Visited here in mid-February í17 while in town visiting my son. Canít add much more than the other 108 reviews have said. Great beer list, the cellar beers look tremendous - not in my budget range though!. Dark, homey atmosphere. The thing thing that really stood out for me was the outstanding service, the waiter was very friendly, humorous and not pretentious like some can be at beer geek kind of places. Glad I finally visited this place.
Stumbled on by chance and so pleased we did great beer selection lots of breweries and beers ive never tried before. No domestic either which forced mrs to drink craft !. Will go here again in the future when in Atlanta.
Awesome place. The tap list is quite good, but the bottle list is where itís really at... This is one of the best bottle lists Iíve seen anywhere! Tons of sours and stouts, with a sizeable amount of barley wines, IPAs and saisons for good measure... The fact that theyíve got a separate entry for berliner weisses on their menu says a lot. Friendly staff and good food rounds off one of the best places Iíve been in the US.
Located in eclectic Little Five Points, this bar is part hipster, all beer nerd. There are 50-some taps and a larger bottle collection. The food is quite good if not overpriced. This has the feel of an old home that is rarely cleaned thought the servers stay busy.
Visited in February 2014. Just what I hoped to find, and (half) expected to find in a part of town that had been described to me as "hippy". Gently bohemian Iíd say. The bar is long and narrow with a slightly shabby chic feel. Seemed to open up a bit into more of an eating area at the back although we just sat at the bar & I didnít explore much up there. Atmosphere was a little compromised by the fact that the little green/seating area near the front door seemed to be the gathering point for all the local bums & tramps. Not that that really impacted on the ambience inside the bar.
We ended up staying rather longer here than intended due to failing to correctly note the opening times of the Wrecking Bar just down the road. The well-curated draft list kept us nicely occupied for all that time so we didnít have to stray into the bottle list. The selection was a good mix of solid beers, both domestic and imported although a little light on local stuff - perhaps was just unlucky with timing on that. Service was excellent - enthusisatic and clued up - and the bart ender was very generous with free samples, which is just as well as I would have been shotfaced had I had a full pour of everything I wanted.
Well worth a trip. Lodging in Decatur - where there are some budget options with parking and a good smattering of decent bars - and using the MARTA to travel to Little Five Points and/or more into the city centre is a good option.
Visited this beer bar on 27.4.2016. It is a 10 minutes walk from the Wrecking Brew Pub. Great long bar with 40 beers on tap and 2 hand pumps. Similar to Toronado in SF, but they have additional rooms in the rear part. Interesting selection of beers, from sour ales to smoked beers and heavy IPAís. Really enjoyed the hand pump beer, which was served at room temperature. Also food was quite good, had a Bratwurst with Kraut.
This wasnít exactly as good as I expected. Seemed a lot like Churchkey in D.C. but not quite as good - but then thatís a high standard to hearken to. Lots of beers on tap and even more in bottle, though there wasnít much interesting and also affordable in the latter. Big minus here is there are no 4 oz pours or flights available. Pints only, so donít expect to make any kind of dent on the sizable menu. Ok service.