Taps: 31 / Bottles: 200
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 54 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by bhalter8:
4.53/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Having lived in Athens prior to '04, I was excited to get back and see the emerging beer scene since GA allowed +6% ABV beers. Trappeze was a must vist for this reason. The space is huge, and obviously has had some work done, as I remember this place being a rather dingy building years ago. There is an interesting mix of beer enthusiasts and normal bar patrons. The tap beer selection was amazing, I must give them credit, the wide assortment available included DFH Palo Santo and DR Rabid Duck, which have not been around anywhere in Atlanta for a little while now. I would say the taps are what Trappeze hangs their hat on, bottles are an impressive list too, but the taps really blew me away. The folks that worked there were nice enough, and very helpful, its wrong to compare anywhere in the SE to the Brick Store, so I will just leave it at the beer knowledge seemed a little more variable depending on who you spoke to. The food options were somewhat limited, not bad, but nothing fantastic either. I am not a huge fan of duck, but some of the folks at my table had the duck tacos and enjoyed them. Overall, a great place, probably the only other true beer bar in Georgia other than the Brick, and a welcome addition to downtown Athens. I'll be back for sure, but may just stick to beers.
02-24-2009 13:21:34 | More by bhalter8
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5/5 rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I had to rate this place and I don't do ratings generally
I had been here when the place opened 5 years ago and was wowed then
They have raised the bar and then some since then. The food was top notch and a great value. Draft list exactly what you'd expect from a place rated this highly. The staff is very well trained and knowledgable In short I couldn't find a single chink anywhere. From half pours at lunch to amazing quality delivered at a price on the food menu I just don't know why people go anywhere else in Athens
02-18-2013 17:22:40 | More by Panamamo42
4.95/5 rDev +6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$$
An absolute jewel for great beer in Athens. Very knowledgeable staff combined with a vast selection. Their kitchen staff does a very good job as well. Always a great place for fine beer and great food in Athens. They always have at least 12 different craft brews on tap, and no telling how many in bottles. One of my favorites.
02-06-2013 06:55:57 | More by Fattmatt73
3.73/5 rDev -20.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5 | $$
This was my number one beer destination in Athens, but not quite the best.
33 taps at the Trappeze, with locals like Terrapin, Mother Earth, Sweetwater, Wild Heaven… plus Sierra, Avery, Left Hand, North Coast Raspy, Bell’s Java, Bruery 5 Rugs and a bunch of Belgian and German brews. I chose a delicious Terrapin Wake-n-Bake Imperial Stout.
The bottle selection is even better, with a ton of vintages, sours, barrel-aged brews and stuff at very fair prices. They also offer bomber pours and ½ pour of all drafts, which is something I love.
The joint itself looks very college-town-like, and it is manned by college-town dudes and dudettes. Our young scruffy server looked like he had smoked one too many blunts, but he wasn’t terrible. The bar is the area to be at, and there is also a restaurant side with tables and booths.
Short food menu with some goodies, not very well executed. We had boiled peanuts (overcooked and mushy), pimento cheese (funky), a beef slider (fine but cooked to a leather-grey) and beer-cheese soup (way too starchy). Still, they try to be different.
A good bar for sure, but not the best experience.
01-04-2013 04:43:17 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Trappeze Pub in Athens, GA
100 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.