Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant - Midtown
Active Beers: 37
Beer Ratings: 2,630
Beer Avg: 3.64
Taps: 5 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 20 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
4.5/5 rDev +26.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Went here with my unit during annual tour, as we always try to do when we travel. Great atmosphere, not hard to find, makes you want to dress up a bit. Plenty of seating, and the servers are extremely friendly, not to mention prompt. Ordered our beers and they were in front of us before any of us could ask "hey, didn't we order beer?" The IPA was great, not exceptional but great. I had the margarhita pizza, that was decent but I've had better. Pool tables were good and plenty of space for them. Plenty of beers to choose from and we did not go dry. I reccomend this for anyone visiting the area (that is who isn't a local and dosen't know of anywhere better).
03-03-2008 06:43:13 | More by youradhere
4.28/5 rDev +20.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I had a very good experience here. I caught the bartender on a slow day. As he poured more than a few pints, we discussed all things beer and brewing. The brewery takes on a retail feel, right on the street and sidewalk, and allowing very good visability into and out of the otherwise standard, dreary bar. The interiors gleamed with light colored woods and stainless steel. Airy and loft-like inside with a quite, confident brewery metality. The standard 5 beers were pure, simple, and very well brewed, formulated, and handled. The seasonal (Vienna) was also a welcome surprise. As I told the bartender, I can appreciate a brewery who knows their identity (German lager-based) and does not get distracted with the IIPA's, Imperial Stouts, and 12%'ers. The food was varied so that there is a taste for everyone; all done reasonably well. Albeit on the lighter side, the foods paired well with the beers. A welcoming place, just don't expect any bells or whistles, or any exotic American experiments.
06-11-2007 17:14:00 | More by BEERchitect
4.03/5 rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Located in midtown a short walk from two MARTA rail stations, it is easy to find and appears to have adequate parking. Interior is open, clean and inviting. There is plenty of seating, from booths and tables for two to large tables for six to eight patrons, as well as a long bar and plenty of outdoor seating. The waitstaff are helpful, courteous, alert and quick. Beer servings are on the generous side, so you have to be careful - even when I followed my own rule of one beer an hour, I still got a little fuzzy. Menu is extensive, and the food I did have was delicious and satisfying. I tried four of their beers and found all of them to be decidedly drinkable.
This is a good place to have a Meetup or other sort of gathering, especially because it is easy to let MARTA be your designated driver.
05-26-2007 18:33:08 | More by Cyberkedi
3.95/5 rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5
Atmosphere This is hard to define. The set-up was very non-traditional for a brewpub, but I think in a good way. The table area was very nice. It was almost like a fine steakhouse. They serve steak and other fine foods so maybe it was just right.
The booths were high-backed with privacy walls which is conducive to a nice, quiet evening. The bar area on the other hand was very open and conducive to people watching. All in all a very good mix.
Quality Everything here was top-notch. The quality of the building materials and furniture itself was beyond reproach. The walls were adorned with fine pictures, many historical, and other places draped with the Bavarian flag. Everything here indicated a huge financial start-up capital.
Service The service on my one visit was very good. I went during an off hour, which doesnt always guarantee good service as we know, but Lee was very attentive and extremely knowledgeable about the beers.
Selection I was somewhat disappointed at the selection. They didnt seem to have much else other than GB, which is OK for a brewpub, but they only had four of their own beers available.
Food I ordered an Asian-style cashew chicken stir fry. The sweet n sour sauce was exceptional and a bit spicy as I like it. This was served atop a bed of Jasmine rice that was cooked just right.
04-23-2004 03:35:59 | More by RoyalT
3.79/5 rDev +6.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3 | $$
I do like their oktoberfest that seems to be available 12 months a year, food its like every other big chain restaurant, seems like a place where people go after work or where you go and watch a game.
Most of their beers are sort of regular, well done, sort of macro brewery play it safe, not bad quality and served in big glasses, its on a pretty nice area and close to the Metropolis TacoMac and the Vortex bar.
Prices are good
01-16-2014 18:16:44 | More by tonafernandez
3.7/5 rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
My aunt and uncle swear by the one that I turned them on to in their native Washington, DC, so I am a fan of the chain by proxy.
This location was in ATL's Midtown section, which seemed to be up and coming. It was well-lit and as I approached, the brickwork was enticing. Entering through a short vestibule, the m.d.s. was directly inside of the doorway. In fact, the m.d.s.'s position helped to bisect the space. The bar area was to the left with many high tables and chairs plus a couple of booths and the marble-topped bar was to the extreme left. All of the way aft was the kitchen and the smells wafting from the brick oven were mouthwatering. The right side was mainly booth seating. There was lots of vintage advertising throughout the space.
Upstairs, off to the left, was the brewhouse, fronted by a small bar. Off to the right up there were high tables and chairs as well as three billiards tables.
My server was a personable fellow named Justin. I really enjoyed their seasonal Festbier.
02-13-2007 08:50:37 | More by woodychandler
3.7/5 rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
GB in Atlanta was a welcome oasis in a city that is surprisingly void of a decent selection. The beers were fine (particularly the Kolsch), but the food was superior.
The layout features a large open space with an exposed kitchen. Very typical brewpub look. I liked the outdoor patio, but this August evening was a bit too humid for my liking, so I ate at the bar.
Asking the bartender for his recommendations, I was very pleased with the Ahi Tuna, ordered rare ($20 in 8-05). The preparation and the sauce were superb. The meal was superior to similar orders which cost me $40+. The presentation was poor (a ice cream scoop of rice with pool of collard greens), but the flavor was delightful. I also had the Southwest eggrolls (appetizer) which were very tasty but a bit dry.
The Pilsner and Marzen were good, while the seasonal Kolsch was superb. This restaurant was located in the midtown section of Atlanta.
09-03-2005 02:46:50 | More by smcolw
3.66/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4 | $$
They now have 6 beers available up from 4, so a slight selection raise is in order. All beers remain decent and to style.
Original review of 7/23/03
This is a very nice and well-designed brewpub. It is very airy and the designer has made excellent use of dark wood and glass to give this a very unique and classy look. I liked the touch of having the Munich banners hung from the ceiling. They have a smallish bar, but a great set-up of lots of long tables and booths. They also have a nice small garden for those days when it’s actually cool enough to spend time outside in Atlanta.
They had four of their beers available. I tried the wheat and the marzen. Both were decent but not spectacular representatives of style.
The food was very good. I hosted a business diner there and everyone seemed to like their food. We had some good appetizers to lead things off and the dinner portions were generous.
All-in-all a very nice place. I think they could be a little more adventurous with their beers, but I plan on going back next time I’m in town.
07-23-2003 18:29:53 | More by Redrover
3.63/5 rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
A group of us went there on Christmas Eve, and the place was empty for post-lunch, which was fine with us. The service was good, considering we had two children with us. Selection was common for a brewpub; I must admit that the Winterbock was surprisingly yummy. Food was good. I had the goat cheese ravioli, which completed the Winterbock well. As for the prices, it was standard fare. Pub group were between 7 and 12 dollars, and the dinner meals were higher. Knowing this establishment is part of a chain, I might be skeptical in visiting another Gordon Beirsch. However, I would not think twice about coming back to the ATL location.
12-29-2008 03:04:50 | More by tommy78
Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant - Midtown in Atlanta, GA
84 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.