On June 19, 2011 neighbors and beer lovers alike rejoiced at the opening of the Wrecking Bar Brewpub. After more than a year of renovations, the once graffiti covered eyesore was restored and converted into a lower level brewpub and an upstairs event space called the Marianna.
For homebrewer/owner Bob Sandage and his wife Kristine, beer was always intended to be the star of the show and the menu by chef Steve Mayer reflects that. Highlights include the roasted chicken brined in Belgium Wit served with asparagus and the boneless Brasstown beef short ribs braised in the Jemmy Stout beer and served with stone ground green chili grits. (Ask for cheese to be added to the grits for more calories and flavor!)
As for the beer, Brewmaster Chris Terenzi has expanded beyond the original four opening beers to a very drinkable Ol’Lantern Jaw English Mild, the hoppy but balanced Victor IPA (named for building’s original owner Victor H. Kriegshaber) a big brown Belgian ale called the WB Abbey Dubbel, the Grand Esteemer San Francisco Lager and the Wheelie Popper Summer Kolsch. Future plans include a, Hefeweizen, German IPA and a West Coast double IPA.
The servers are pleasant and knowledgeable thanks to a mandatory test on beer before they were hired.
The monthly firkin Friday event and the weekly Saturday brewpub tours are sure to expand the palates and knowledge of Inman Park residents and visitors alike.
Thier own beer is fairly good. Food is good, but over priced. Staff is great. Now, if you like biurbon/rye, holy shit. Great selection. I rated this based on beer though. It would have been much better with better prices and a better guest tap offering, but I would definely come back. Side note- bartender was great. Made a number of good suggestions for doing a tour about town
Great food, venue and staff. Ticked all the boxes, infinitely better that Atlanta’s central options. Get out here and enjoy the session musicians who are entertaining without stopping the conversation. Under makes visiting these outlying venues a doddle.
Very cool brewpub, and some surprisingly good beer. Enjoyed this place a lot more than nearby Porter Bar. Old school decor, with a cool colonial building. This place specializes in cocktails as well, so between that and craft beer expect hipsters. Selection is very good here, with lots of drafts and casks to choose from. Flight is limited to the four or five beers they choose, but half pints are cheap and available. They pour samples as well. Cool ambiance and good service.
Visited this brewpub on 26.4.2016. When I came to Atlanta the last time, around 5 years ago, there was only Sweet Water brewing, now you find several promissing beer places in the city. The Wrecking Brewpub is located in an old villa with a nice patio outside and a strong English ’Victorian’ Pub atmosphere inside. The brewery is just next door, operating on two floors and is equipped with a long bar next to the fermentation tanks. Seems the ground floor can be booked for events. The beers were delicious, had a Kölsch, a tart ale and an IPA. In total they had 12 beers on tap all brewed on the premisses. In addition they have a nice Scotch selection. Burger and fries were also quite good. The service was outstanding, very friendly and knowledgable about her beers. A really good brewpub!
My Cheers. I have been there probably 200 times, and it keeps getting better. A local magazine ranked it the #1 bar in the city and cannot disagree. The space is wonderful, the food amazing, Beers in all styles (although not at once LOL) including a wood aged beer every Wednesday and a cask every Friday. If you are lucky enough to come on the 5th of the month, the Mexican Siberius RIS is OMG great. So fortunate to have this right down the street.
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.
I’ve been here numerous times. The service is always very good, as is the food. They have a revolving selection of beers brewed on site. Both table and bar seating available, as well as a small patio in good weather. No TVs.
Man, I really liked this place. We sat in the basement for Sunday morning(ish) brunch. The basement is lots of stone walls and old timber, so it had kind of, well, basement in an old house feel to it. Which, of course, is what it is. Anyhoo, our hostess and waitress were very professional and very enthusiastic about the place and it’s history. The food was great, too. I had the homemade pastrami, ad my other companions had the steak and eggs, both of which were awesome. The beer was mostly theirs (most of the stuff I had was at least decent and some were outstanding), plus a few guests. Great place.