Taps: 31 / Bottles: 200
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 54 | Display Reviews Only:
4.95/5 rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Trappeze is a beer lover's dream. More taps than you've ever seen and over a hundred bottles to boot. They offer cheese pairings which I really like, and the bartenders are really knowledgeable. You can tell they love their jobs. They also will give you the correct glass that your beer should be served in, which is pretty cool.
It's a really nice atmosphere, just kind of quiet and low key but still fun. It's a really nice reprieve from all the crowded bars in Athens. It's the perfect place to just sit and have a drink. They play some great music there, too.
06-06-2011 14:44:08 | More by Lillie1128
4.28/5 rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
what a good place to have a beer. i went to school at Clemson, and sometimes my friends and i would travel to athens. they would go to clubs and such, and i would just leave them and go to the trappeze. this place has a lot of good beer on tap. they also have a huge bottle selection the place is big. you are able to drink at the bar or go sit at one of the many open tables with your friends. the service is good too with the bartender knowing what kind of beers people want, and helping when people dont have a clue. the selection is why i come here. so many different good beers here you cant go wrong (i guess you could if you tried, but that's what the bartenders are for). great place to stop by if your in athens.
06-01-2011 20:28:40 | More by dbhall
4.72/5 rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
I stopped in on a friday afternoon with my buddy caml, I enjoyed the experience thoroughly but their prices were a bit inflated it seemed, they offer half pours which is really nice, but most of the half pours were still > $4 which is what I expect to pay for a full pour of most anything in columbia... that said, nowhere in columbia has as stellar a selection as Trappeze... the server was prompt and our bartender was knowledgeable enough. The waitresses are hot as he'll... I would come here again, but its really a drain on the wallet.
04-29-2011 22:22:08 | More by Orangevango
4.5/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
the decor was interesting. The bar was large and there was an impressive tap selection. I am from the midwest so I found the KBS and Bells especially impressive. Amazing service, both bartenders we talked to were very knowledgable about beer. They also gave us helpful advice about the area. We only had bread and beer cheese soup but they were both very good (many of the menu items were made using beer). The prices were very reasonable. I have paid far more for KBS in Indiana. This was our first time here and we plan to return.
04-18-2011 03:03:55 | More by FishHeadLover
4.83/5 rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Stopped in for dinner and a few drinks before a show at the 40 watt on a Tuesday evening. Stellar beer selection with a couple dozen taps. Appreciated that the majority of the taps were filled with local or southeastern breweries. Great mix of taps as well -- strong stouts and DIPAs, pilsners, Belgians, wheats, IPAs, and even a sour ale. All were very reasonably priced and served in appropriate glassware.
Food menu had some great options, including a cheese plate and bread made with Terrapin's spent grain. Really well done pub food, much of which included beer in some way -- beer mustard, beer vinaigrette, beer batter, etc...
Overall a really nice place to grab a bite to eat and enjoy some killer beer. This will certainly be a regular pre-show ritual for us whenever we're in town.
03-24-2011 12:47:43 | More by bobbyc881
4.53/5 rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Some friends recently told me about this place. I can't thank them enough for it. Incredible selection, knowledgeable staff, and a proper beer bar atmosphere. Bottle selection is vast and they have 30+ taps. They change out what's on tap very frequently, often not updated quickly on their website. They offer half pours as well as full pours so excellent for trying new beers without breaking the bank. The management gets a hold of special reserve casks that we'll not see anywhere else in town or even the rest of the Southeast. The atmosphere is conducive for tasting and rating but only during the day. At night it gets busy and you'll just want to kick back and enjoy yourself. Having only recently been initiated into true appreciation of good craft beers, I was surprised to see just how many real beer fans there are enjoying true craftsmanship.
The food is very good. I suggest going between 11am and 4pm on Saturday or Sunday to order from the brunch menu, its better than the lunch one.
03-05-2011 03:00:47 | More by Fatherskull
4.72/5 rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
We had the pleasure of visiting Athen's premiere beer bar, Trappeze, during their Stout Fest. Upon entering, we were told by the hostess that they were so busy we'd have to wait for a table. We just wanted to sit at the bar anyway, so no worries. Once we sat down, the quick and attentive staff got us set with our first sample of the night, a couple of 1/2 pours (we love the 1/2 pours, as you can sample more without breaking the bank!) from the special cask they had tapped for the evening, Terrapin's Moo-Hoo Chocolate Milk Stout. We're not going to review any of the beers here as tasting in a public atmosphere can be problematic. Aimee decided to get a flight of one of her favorites from Terrapin--the Wake-N-Bake Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout. The flight consisted of a sample of vintage 2008, an oak-aged vintage 2008 and the new 2010. James proceeded with Bell's Expedition Stout (one of his favorites), followed by Southern Tier's Oat Imperial Oatmeal Stout. We then decided to order some cheese and picked a three cheese plate. Beautifully garnished with a mix of fruits and nuts and completed with toasted bread and bruschetta.
Next up came De Molen's Disputin (name changed from Rasputin due to legal issues) Russian Imperial Stout, followed by Bell's Special Double Cream Stout. Last pour of the evening was Brooklyn's Black Chocolate Stout. Now, you might be saying to yourself 'Wow! That's alotta beer and probably expensive, too!' Not the case. Half pours are where it's at if you want to sample several beers without getting hammered and keep your tab fairly inexpensive. We're not going to go into the final amount but we will say that after sampling 10 different beers and the wonderful three cheese plate, we were impressed with how much it didn't cost! Put Trappeze Pub as a destination on your next visit to Athens!
11-27-2010 17:54:37 | More by JamesAimeeSCBG
4.94/5 rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Heck Yes! This place likes to talk beer, and invites anyone in to try something they've never tasted before. I am itching to try the food, but until then, the selection changes constantly.
Like The Distillery in Savannah, this bar likes to switch out its draft-arsenal per week, but the selections between these two bars is very different.
Whereas The Distillery sticks to "seasonal" selections, mostly, the Trappeze might just have anything they darn well want at anytime of the year. A look at the website shows everything on tap and in bottles.
If in Athens, this is the bar to visit.
11-23-2010 05:10:39 | More by Sastard
4.58/5 rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Went here with some friends based on recommendations from other BAs and was not disappointed. The bottle list was impressive and the tap list was really diverse and expansive - you'll find old favorites like St. Bernardus 12, local fare from Terrapin, and lots of new and interesting stuff. The food was superb. We had a cheese plate, fish & chips, and the miniburgers and all were terrific. We got out of there for a decent price, too. I highly recommend this spot.
There are lots of comparisons to the Brick Store Pub and I don't think that's fair. There are few places in the country like the Brick Store, much less in Georgia. Trappeze stands on its own as an awesome gastropub.
08-29-2010 20:27:47 | More by HeyItsChili
4.03/5 rDev -14.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Took a day trip to Athens yesterday specifically to check out Terrapin Brewery and Trappeze.
At Trappeze, we had a party of 7 and were seated very quickly and we're treated as well as expected considering we had a couple of already-drunk people in our group. The atmosphere is kind of like a "grown-up college bar" -- don't really remember seeing UGA decor but had the usual downtown Athens bar feel -- but with an extremely better beer selection.
Trappeze has a solid draft and bottle list, and I was really pleased there was a half-pour option. The food comes in small portions and is moderately-priced. I had Southern Tier's Creme Brulee half-pour and the fish and chips and spent around $16 after tax and tip.
I went to Trappeze hoping it could compare to the Brick Store Pub in terms of food and beer, and I believe it does.
08-08-2010 21:44:59 | More by jillmart
Trappeze Pub in Athens, GA
100 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.