Thinking Man Tavern

537 West Howard Ave.
Decatur, Georgia United States 30030
bar  4.3/5.0 13 reviews
Mon 5-1:00 AM, Tue-Thu 11:30-1:00 AM, Fri-Sat 11:30-2:00 AM, Sun 10-3

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk  (147) EffOff, Florida | July 20, 2014
Totally empty on a Saturday night so I got to look around at the eclectic decorations that didn’t make much sense. They had about 15 or so taps. Nothing out of the ordinary, and few local offerings. A couple things they had on the chalkboard weren’t in, but they left it up anyway. The food we ordered was decent, except the lobster rolls which were just egg rolls with some past-its-prime lobster. The waiter was in a hurry to close our tab so he could scoot out. Other than that, the food was decent.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
jbruner  (342) Marietta, Georgia | December 24, 2017
Nice pub feel, with trinkets and knick knacks everywhere on the walls, and as others stated it was empty at lunch. Service was curt and to the point, but knew the beers and got me in and out on a lunch in less than 30 minutes. Beer selection was pretty solid, varying styles and lots of locals. Food was also solid. Overall, I wouldn't go out of my way for it, but if you're in Decatur and have already exhausted some other options its a cool spot.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis  (1177) Sunnyvale, California | September 12, 2016
Lunch stop after the meeting was over. Pretty empty at lunchtime on a Friday. Sat at the bar. Food was decent. Taplist was locals-focused and certainly had a few I was interested in trying. Seems like a solid place overall.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
ttroha  (48) Atlanta, Georgia | August 30, 2013
Such a fun place! They have a great craft beer selection as well as great food. The ambiance is awesome, with shelves of board games that visitors can play. The price isn’t too bad, either. This is a fun place to hang out in Decatur.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Shag  (81) Chattanooga, Tennessee | July 4, 2012
A little bit off the beaten path in Decatur GA. I walked there from town but I don’t recommend it. This looks like a typical dive bar but it has a good selection of beer. There was some different stuff than Brick Store had. They even had a cellared beer menu! This was a nice little place and the staff was friendly. Overall a nice place.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
JCB  (298) Durham, North Carolina | March 4, 2012
Nice joint in Decatur, visited with a bunch of local friends when the Brick Store was too slammed on a Friday. Long tables, kind of a rathskeller vibe with breweriana on the walls. Service was a bit off at times, but I’ll give it a semi-pass given that it was a crowded late Friday evening. Food was okay, but reasonably priced. Beer selection was pretty good, with a nice assortment of locals (enjoyed the Jailhouse Mugshot IPA), national craft, and a smattering of imports. I’d go back.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (856) Denver, Colorado | October 2, 2011
This is a cool neighborhood pub just a little ways from downtown. I ate a really good chicken sandwich with some of the best mashed sweet potatoes I’ve ever had. The ambiance is laid back. A ton of board games and books are available for some entertainment. I also really enjoy the fact that they only serve American beers. Sure there are good imports out there, but it’s cool to see someone stick to U.S. brews. It’s something a little different. They had stuff from Monday Night Brewing which is a little harder to come by. Tap list was pretty solid. I like this place.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
hopsdiva  (13) Atlanta, Georgia | June 13, 2011
When you think of Decatur and beer - Thinking Man is not the first place to cross your mind, but this is a good neighborhood tavern that deserves to be more than an afterthought. They always have five rotating draughts of reasonably priced craft beer. The food is good and the menu features more salads options than most pubs. The vibe is very laid back and it’s a great place to hang out and have a few beers. And for beer geeks, upcoming events include a Victory tap takeover and a Dog "Fish Head" Days of Summer event June 21, 2011.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
jw0406  (30) atlanta, Georgia | May 1, 2011
Good neighborhood pub. Decent food and a pretty good selection of beers, and every once in a while they will have some great stuff. Great place to hang out and have a beer
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Caligulove  (11) | June 6, 2010
Thinking Man is a good place to grab a good brew and chat. The jukebox is also pretty cool. Not on my regular rotation, but it’s fun for a change of pace.

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