I’m not sure if the rater below (cecil24) actually went to the right place, but the food at Trappeze is limited right now, but includes some really tasty, imaginative dishes all made with beer - very nice. And you would have to know nothing about beer to say that Trappeze has mostly domestic beer. The beer selection is one of the best of any pub in the country. There is heavy emphasis on the best handcrafted beers from the US and Europe. No standard American lagers are offered at all - just excellent quality IPAs, Belgian-style ales, Imperial Stouts, wheat beers, oak-aged ales, German bocks and doppelbocks, and the list goes on and on. Trappeze is all about excellent beer - defintely worthy of a visit for any true beer lover.
This place is in my top picks to stop when I am anywhere in GA. I will drive hours out of the way to visit them. Entire staff had a passion for the beers. Something that is uncommon in the race to make money in the craft beer market. Wish they were closer to us!!!!
Hank1980 (42) Athens, Georgia | January 1, 2008| Updated October 28, 2008
Very nice place with some great beers on tap. Certainly the best in Athens. I had Ten Fiddy with cherries, a beer I’ve wanted to try for a while. Hopefully this place does well. They were slammed on NYE. Even so, the service was great. I’m looking forward to returning for some food later this year. ***
Several visits later, this bar continues to impress. Great casks, great tap selection, great events, and a great atmosphere. One of the best. Was glad to hear they will be expanding into the large coffee shop next door.
I couldn’t find anything bad to say about this place if I tried. The staff was sharp, knowledgeable and extremely friendly. The tap selection was amazing. The half pours allowed us to try much more than full pours would have and we were not disappointed. Can’t wait to come back!
Just wanted to add to my previous review. Everything below us still accurate I just wanted to add that they have really upped their game with the food! Awesome!! This place has got their act together. You can tell the owners love beer. Everything in the proper glassware. Glycol cooled lines. Crazy selection. The Chimay was yummy. Belgian and Belgian style American beers par excellence. Place is packed almost all the time. Fun crowd in there. The menu is slowly expanding but it is top notch as far as quality.
It’s obvious that Cecil 24 is not an honest reviewer. I have been in Trappeze a few times lately and they definitely are not what you’d call a domestic beer joint. Those guys have St. Bernardus Abt 12, Left Hand Milk Stout, Old Rasputin, Trois Pistoles, Avery’s Salvation, and Chimay on tap to name a few. I have had all of those beers there in the past two weeks and each one of them was served to me in prime condition in proper glassware. To Read Cecil24’s review you’d think this place served natty lite in pitchers for 3 bucks with hotdogs. The reality is that if you want to drink the best selection of beer in Athens you go to this bar.
Travlr (3055) Charlotte , North Carolina | February 9, 2013| Updated June 16, 2014
Absolutely amazing place. Barman Austin greeted me right away, and was a good conversationist, and always had good beer recommendations. Bar manager Terry joined him and even pulled out a New Glarus to share. The tap list is terrific, and the bottle list is very wide ranging. Don’t miss the "vintage" fridge in the middle room, those bottles are not on the menu. Found a 2009 BFM that I’ve been looking for for four years. Clientele was mostly locals, since the location and the prices are just out of the students’ reach. Definitely the highlight of my trip to the Atlanta area.
Easily one of the best pubs in the country hands down. The selection here is quite amazing...(don’t come here wanting macro domestic swill!) The food is pretty damn good as well! As others have said it does get quite busy in the evenings but the service still is very good.
This is a must stop if in the southeast US.
You can feel the love for great beer as soon as you step in the door. The beer menu is like an epic poem to craft brewing with 29 beautiful selections on tap. In a city that has the highest per capita number of bars, Trappeze is like an oasis in a desert of crap beer.
This place is my favorite spot in Athens. As good or better than the Brick Store even, in many ways. Unfortunately it is not as big as the Brick Store though, but it could always move in the future. A ton of beer, and the best thing is that the taps are constantly changing.