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Park Tavern

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BA SCORE
81
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16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 14.63%
Active Beers: 7
Beer Ratings: 30
Beer Avg: 3.35
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

500 10th St.
Atlanta, Georgia, 30309
United States
phone: (404) 249-0001

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Reviews by aracauna:
Photo of aracauna
3.95/5  rDev +20.4%

The setting is gorgeous. It's on the edge of Piedmont Park in Atlanta which is one of the older parts of town and there's plenty of trees, grass and the skyscrapers are off in the distance so it feels like you're getting away from the city a bit despite being in the center of it. The landscaping around the place is really nice, kind of a english mansion feel to it. The pub is around back on the lower level facing the park. It's a lot of dark wood, a definite pub feel to it. It's a bit dark, but that's part of the atmosphere, I think.

The food is incredible. It's a bit on the pricey side, but not outrageous. Sandwiches run between $8 and $9. The more formal entrees are above that. My trout with pecan pilaf was $15 and my wife and friend got steaks that ran about $16 and $19. Hank described the steak as the best you can get for that price in the area and it was really good. My trout was excellent.

The beer isn't as good as the food though. The Park Trail Ale was thin and watery, the amber was just another blah amber. The Winter was a bit better and actually edged on tasty (it went really well with the steak, though). The Pilsener was surprisingly good. I've had a couple of better pils, but this was far from average for the style. The delicate pils complemented the trout nicely.

I'd recommend this place as a restaurant and wouldn't warn people away from the beer, but if you're in Atlanta and want to have the best beer in town, I'd still steer you toward 5 Seasons or Buckhead Brewery.

aracauna, Feb 17, 2003
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bakerbill, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of beer2day
3.13/5  rDev -4.6%

I want to like this place more, I really do, but a brewpub that only has three of its own beers on tap really cannot get too high a mark.

Cavernous pub, with two large bars and scads of outdoor seating. Dog-friendly outdoors with lots of patrons taking advantage of this on a sunny day in Piedmont Park.

Nice sushi bar area, but didn't really want to try sushi while sitting outside on an 87 degree afternoon.

This place can get really crowded on a nice day, so keep that in mind.

5 guest taps to go along with their own three brews. Not much in the way of variety. Guiness was the only dark beer available. Sweetwater 420 also flowing.

Food was good. We tried two different chicken sandwiches and both were well prepared. Sushi we saw looked nice and folks seemed to be enjoying it.

The real downer of the trip was after we got home and realized the server had stuck an extra 12 bucks on the check - after we tipped 25% on a $35 tab. Call to the pub was met with deaf ears. Oh well, lots of other good places to drink.

beer2day, May 18, 2009
Photo of glid02
3.58/5  rDev +9.1%

Finally made it out to this brewpub...

Atmosphere is awesome - it's got a great view of the downtown Atlanta skyline and is right next to Piedmont Park with tons of outdoor seating. The inside is cozy with a fireplace and a decent amount of seating, but if you go and it's over 50 deg F outside there's no reason to go inside.

Quality is good. All beers I ordered came in room temperature, unmarked pint glasses with good amounts of head.

Service is good. It was pretty busy when I was there but everything came out pretty quickly. I didn't ask about beer but I did hear her describe their IPA as similar to SNPA, not entirely true but it makes sense for the majority of non-beer geeks.

Selection is solid. They had about five of their house beers on-tap along with the usual (macro) suspects in bottles.

Food was very good. I had the seafood dip and was pleasantly surprised.

Value is good. Draft beers were only a dollar when I was there, but I'm sure they're more than that normally.

Overall this place is worth a visit if you're in town and near Midtown/Buckhead. I'm excited to spend lazy Saturdays here during the summer.

glid02, Apr 17, 2009
Photo of Cyberkedi
3.45/5  rDev +5.2%

Conveniently located near Piedmont Park in midtown Atlanta, the Park Tavern is easy to find. Parking is adequate, but the lot itself is not paved so it is rather rough. When you enter, the interior is quite inviting - dark but not dim, with simple and rugged decor and furniture making for a nice, laid-back atmosphere that says "comfy neighborhood tavern." Noise level is a bit high, but not unbearable and not too raucous. There are a few TVs, but the sound was off when I visited - apparently they save TV noise for a major event such as the Super Bowl. There is ample seating so the Park Tavern can accommodate a small, intimate gathering or a fairly large one. Waitstaff are alert, helpful, and well-trained. The beer is not terrific, but the Park Tavern is well worth a visit.

Cyberkedi, Mar 16, 2009
Photo of Sammy
3.4/5  rDev +3.7%

Part of a large park, outdoor tables offer a good relaxing place to have a beer or something to eat when the weather is suitable. Parking is plentiful as it is also for the park. It is important to know to enter downstairs as it was lcoked upstairs. There is a moderate sized bar and some tables inside. Their own taps plus 3 regular macros. The beer was so-so though the unfiltered seasonals, an IPA and a porter, were worth having. Brian is a younger brewmaster, and with a cask and experience, the place will pick up beer-wise.

Sammy, Feb 10, 2008
Photo of Pyedog
3.98/5  rDev +21.3%

Okay, everytime I visit Atlanta I make it a point to come here. I like the fantastic view, the neighborhood and the general hunting-lodge atmosphere of the place. A few days ago, on my wife's birthday, we went there and ate dinner. I had the salmon, she ordered the chicken whatever. I drank all 3 house beers, including a very fine pilsner and a great porter. Park Tavern seems to be the "red-headed stepchild" of brewerys in Atlanta...undeservedly so. The place is good, the food is good and the beer is good. Be fair and give it a try.

Pyedog, Jan 31, 2008
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Park Tavern in Atlanta, GA
81 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.