Approaching from the main drag, this place is reminiscent of a mini Whit House. The bar itself is in the back, in what seems ti be the living area of an old mansion, so very characterful. Also very crowded on a Friday night, but the hostess durected me to the " biergarten," really just a handmade floor above the brewery, with picnic tables and a long bar. Brewery equipment visible, with signs of recent expansion. The beers themselves were fantastic, especially the stouts, in four or five variants. Food was tasty. Top notch.
With a grand looking reception room hall facing the road if you walked here like me it would be very easy to do what I did and almost walk in on the event taking place inside. The actual pub is underneath with an entrance at is side further around the back, and as you have to pass it if you are parking here, you’ll certainly see it. Inside it’s a atmospheric low ceiling affair with several rooms all made open plan. The rectangular bar occupies one corner with stool seats all around it. Food is better eaten on the more suitable tables in other areas. They had a number of their own brews on during my visit, with flights available on a taster tray. You’ll have to do several of these though if you want to get through them all.
Great little brewpub full of brick and wood. Service was mixed, with some people amazing and others indifferent. Beer selection is their own stuff, but lots of interesting things at that. Food was great and prices reasonable. A good place with good beer. Worth a visit.
We actually ended up initially missing this place as it didn’t seem to be right that a brewpub would be inside Victorian style house, but sure enough, that is the case...
It’s really sort of around the back and in the basement (though the also have a beer garden in what I guess is sort of a garage type building). Classic, dark wooden decor and a great bar with plenty of seating. They had maybe 15-16 beers on during our visit. Holy smokes. Most of them were pretty good, too.
Full bar, particularly heavy on whiskey, so you can get a cocktail or wine if beer isn’t your thing. Food looked great as well. Great service. Definitely worth a stop.
A brewpub under a small folly-like building on the main road. It’s in a basement with rough-hewn walls, making it look like a cave, with a neat and tidy bar in the centre. They had nine of their own beers (available in flights of six) plus a guest. It has an upmarket feel, in a good way; it’s definitely for the well-heeled (valet parking only!) and with rather different vibes to the hippyness of Little Five Points.
(Visited 20 February 2014).
I just had time to do a taster flight here before heading to the airport and home. Glad I did. The place is pretty cool, the staff is once again friendly, and they have some pretty good beers on tap, especially the Jack Daniels BA Wee Heavy. Prices were very reasonable. I did not check out the food at all, but I would certainly recommend it for the beer.
Visited later in the evening on a Monday. Cool semi-underground spot located underneath an events space, which is also very cool looking. I had a bit of trouble finding this, though the location on this map is accurate. The setup is a bar right as you enter, with bar tables, booths and larger restaurant tables spread throughout several smaller rooms. Had a comfortable cellar feel to it. Music was played at a respectful level, staff was very friendly and helpful. 9 of their beers were on, available Nonic or half-pint pours. I didn’t eat, though the food menu had some interesting snacks and meals on it. Bartender brought several samples of beers she thought I would like, and was quite knowledgeable about all of them. I loved the vibe in this place, and certainly will visit if I am in Atlanta again.
82 = ★★★½ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
Ambiance was great here. Clearly carved out of the massive cellar of an old mansion, the space features dark woods and the original exposed stonework for a very nice effect. It is very dark, which is fine, except for noting the appearance on beers. Staff were all friendly. Food was tasty, and food and beer were both priced well. I had a $15 entree (trout) and a sampler and my bill after tax and tip was $30. The beers were all solid, with a few standouts, including the stouts as others have mentioned. Valet parking, but there is also a residential street running alongside the place and I found a spot with little problem. I will be back next time I’m in Atlanta.
Atlanta needed another brewpub that delivers a rotating list of interesting quality brews. This is especially welcome in the Little 5 area that already has a burgeoning scene of good eat and drink. The ambiance in here is rustic and open. A patio is available. All Wrecking Bar parking is valet, but there is much parking on nearby streets. The service was knowledgeable and efficient. I liked the beer list with a couple interesting hoppy brews and some Belgian styles too. Everytime I visit Atlanta I go to the Porter and having the Wrecking Bar just a few yards away is an added bonus.