Five Seasons North
Ratings: 19 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
4.22/5 rDev +7.7%
Worth travelling out your way for. This is literally the next city after Atlanta. But is it gorgeous, with a harth in the middle, a long winding bar, and real wood everywhere.A guest room upstairs. And you get their food plus Crawford's(former Dogwood's)beer efforts. Think High ABV here and the aged stuff is expensive but worth special treats. A cask English was here and is very worthwhile. Everything is very good. One of the better brewpubs in North America that I have been to, and one I will unconditionally return. Some more guest taps and some side sofas to sit and relax would be interesting improvements on an already great place.
02-08-2008 20:38:06 | More by Sammy
3.48/5 rDev -11.2%
Not a bad place overall actually. I thought it was quite cozy with a lively atmosphere. The food seemed very good and I noticed that the brews were looking pretty decent. Tried an IPA and a porter that were both pretty decent, albeit a touch light. Not a bad place overall and I was glad I was able to stop in. Might come back on my trip through town next time to see whats going down and have some food. This trip I just really did not have the time. Overall through this was not a bad brewpub, but no idea how the other one is to be honest.
12-05-2007 00:17:58 | More by mikesgroove
4.33/5 rDev +10.5%
Second location of Five Seasons to open in the old Embers Grill location and with Crawford Moran, formerly of Dogwood Brewing bringing his fine brewing skills here. This location is waaay up in Alpharetta, and you are definitely in the land of swank strip malls and popped collars. The serving and bar staff exhibits these qualities. They are all well scrubbed, young, eager to please but slightly snarky-when-you aren't-looking graduates of the local well moneyed public schools. As such, they tend to have done their homework on the beers and the menu and are polite because they are supposed to be, but all pleasant enough. Suburban steakhouse A-frame from the outside and stranded on a bland stretch of road, but much warmer and more inviting on the inside with a ski lodge feel. Fairly long bar which is where I usually sit, and quite a few tables for dinner. The food here is excellent, and the real deal. Wondeful, often locally sourced sourced ingredients combined into very tasty, sometimes creative ways- but fairly pricey. On the other hand, they do a superb job with standard pub fare as well for a bit less money. Really good burgers and frys, excellent pulled pork, etc. The food is as good as the beer. This location especially excells in Belgian offerings that are usually delicious, and a weekly cask offering. On this visit I had one of the Belgian style beers and a great watermelon wheat that surpassed its inspiration brew from 21st ammendment. With the possible exception of Leon's, which is too new to review on the food front, this place or the location at the Prado are the go-to gatropubs in Atlanta. If growler laws were ever changed in Georgia, I'd drive up here all the time for growlers. Worth travelling for.
02-22-2009 04:53:48 | More by Georgiabeer
3.83/5 rDev -2.3%
Visited the establishment on Sunday, May 25, 2009:
Went for lunch and the place looks very much out of place. It looks like a log cabin or some type of mountain home amongst a couple of office buildings and strip malls. Lets be clear, this place is way out in the suburbs...so there will be no walking home if you have had a few to many and it would near impossible to get a cab, unless you called for one and then it would be doubtful that you would actually get picked up. This is really my main complaint with this location. I would definately hang out there more, but I am not driving 20 minutes or more for one beer. The dining area was large, overly so I thought, and the place had a more than ample bar area. As it was a Sunday and Memorial Day at that, I think that there were maybe 5 other customers, so it is hard for me to really comment on the vibe, but they had some good classic rock tunes playing.
The food was good, being familiar with the Prado location, it seemed on par with that. I definately like places that use fresh and location ingrediants.
The service was good, knowledgable and very helpful. My wife was looking to order an item that she had the last time that we were at the Prado location, which was not on the menu, the waitress was familiar with said item and had it prepared.
The beer is good here and they had maybe 8 beers on tap or so, plus one cask, the Nearly Perfect IPA. I tried the Dark Star Stout and the Haiku Belgian Triple, both of which were solid, no compliants.
Overall, this place, as with the Prado location is a step above the typical pub grub with some fine beers, but perhaps a little pricey. I doubt that I will make it back to this location much now with the Westside location open and much more convenient, but none-the-less, glad that I went and would recommend to anyone.
06-02-2009 19:34:21 | More by PhillyStyle
4.25/5 rDev +8.4%
The five seasons brand is excellent in overall quality in the Atlanta area. The ambiance is very nice and up scale for your typical microbrewery. I went with a large group with a wide variety of entrees ordered and all if then seemed well made and looked appetizing. Many beers are available with many styles represented. Each were relatively well made with typical genres and custom/unique brews available. Cost is standard and the service is excellent. Overall this is one of the better chain microbreweries out there. I look forward to trying the other.
05-19-2012 02:48:11 | More by kylehay2004
3.93/5 rDev +0.3%
In Alpharetta I figured this would be my best bet at good beer. The beer menu was heavy on the Belgians with an 11% with wormwood offering. I stuck with the Plan B IPA. I missed their Imperial Oatmeal - damn!
It was bitter yet a tad sweetter compared to other IPAs, but it was also nice and hoppy.
I ordered up an iceberg lettuce wedge (highly reccommended) and the grilled raviolis. The food was great! I could eat here everyday.
The space is big, spacy and airy, there is a fire pit near the bar with seating around it - pretty cool.
The bar is also very ample, wood everywhere.
Probably not the best place to catch a game, the TVs are tiny.
Definitely an oasis in this neck of the woods.
11-20-2009 00:44:32 | More by gixxerman
4.13/5 rDev +5.4%
Hopefully 5 Seasons taking over this location will give it some stability. It was originally one of the ill-fated Buckhead Breweries and then for a very short time Embers. Now it is 5 Seasons North and will shortly have its Grand Opening. It has been operating on the sly for a little over a month (2 months?) now. The food, as with the other 5 Seasons is very good and high quality. They have sought to have different beers that the mother store in Sandy Springs and thats cool. Ive heard that one of the former brewers from the old Dogwood Brewery (may it rest in peace) is now brewing for them at this location.
I visited the location about a week ago and had Belgian styled aged ale that was aged in a Jack Daniels whisky barrel. I didnt like the beer as much as I had expected but appreciated the style. I switched beers with my girlfriend halfway through and tried her Belgian White. I liked the Belgian White much better and she liked the aged ale much better, so we were both happy overall. I dont believe the décor has changed much since it was a Buckhead Brewery; it looked the same as the one I used to visit south of Atlanta. If this location carries on the fine tradition of the 5 Seasons in Sandy Springs, Im sure it will do just fine.
01-08-2007 04:08:04 | More by TheEclecticGent
4.55/5 rDev +16.1%
I didn't have anything to eat so I can't speak for the chow, but I'm confident it is at least as good as what they offer at their Sandy Springs location. I tried two brews and enjoyed both of them. This brewpub's main room is very open and with a high ceiling, unusual for a tavern, yet it seems cozy, just right for an intimate rendezvous or a gathering with a few friends. The open area has bar seating, a number of booths, some small tables, and couch-type seating, making it ideal for a large get-together such as a Meetup. Upstairs there are two private rooms ideal for meetings or parties. If the weather is cold, there is a fireplace in the middle of the main room to warm yourself and your heart. Parking is ample, and the location on Old Milton just a few blocks from Georgia 400 makes it easy to find.
03-22-2007 00:27:21 | More by Cyberkedi
3.6/5 rDev -8.2%
Like the Silver Springs (Prado) this one has an all wood interior. However, the inside of this place is less intimate and cozy, more like a giant feed hall. It gets noisy very easily and it can be drafty. There is an upstairs area, however I don't know if that's for private events or overflow.
The bar seemed rather large with plenty of seats. There were four TVs against the bar wall, each playing a different channel (mostly sports).
There were four taps available on the menu, but it seemed like there was more at the bar. They also have vintage beers available. Their beer is pretty good, and I had a great Pale Ale. The price of the beer seemed reasonable. There is also liquor and wine available.
The food at the location is great, however it's somewhat expensive ($15-$25). It's worth the price though - you get what you pay for.
I like the Prado location better, but this one is fine if it's the closer location. I'd say the beer is about the same at both locations, as well as the food. I just don't like the interior as much.
12-19-2008 22:52:41 | More by BeerSox
Five Seasons North in Alpharetta, GA
89 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.