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The Vortex Bar & Grill - Little Five Points

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Reviews: 7
Visits: 28
Avg: 3.99
pDev: n/a
Taps: 16
Bottles: 120
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

438 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30307-1423
United States
phone: (404) 688-1828

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thevortexl5p

Place added by: Georgiabeer on 12-17-2008

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Reviews: 7 | Visits: 28
Reviews by Cyberkedi:
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4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Cozy, intimate, with plenty of wild decorations and a few TVs that are not intrusive if you don't want to watch them, this is truly an unpretentious neighborhood bar. The patio area, though open, doesn't seem to get too hot - and is a good place to sit if you don't want any TVs distracting you. Servers are friendly and helpful - service can be slow, but they are usually quite busy. They have a good selection of locals, craft brews and imports, as well as combos. Food is well above average, and they have plenty of vegetarian selections. Prices are reasonable. You probably want to visit this place on a weekday because weekends can get hectic.

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Photo of JParlow
4.71/5  rDev +18%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Great vibe. Very hipster

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Photo of ryho
4.58/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of jshusc
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of zest4itall
5/5  rDev +25.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Cool place where they have good beer, good food, and some sexy psychobilly waitresses!

One of the got to see places in ATL.

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Photo of djgoodwi
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Bull19
5/5  rDev +25.3%

I give it a 5 because it is such a unique joint to come and hang out. No screaming kids or crying babies. It is an adult hang out surrounded by loads of eclectic people and shopping. If you like a burger to go with your beer then this is your place to stop by and get a triple coronary bypass burger. You can thank me later after the hospital bill.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.64/5  rDev -33.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of etownhooligan
4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

I got hypnotized by the Big Bad Voodoo Paddy and the Bruised Banana Beer cocktail was delicious. They have a good selection of frosty brews to accompany the dynamite food. The burger was one of the best I have ever had and the sweet potato fries with a marshmallow dipping sauce was out of this world. I loved the atmosphere too, it had a mardi gras feel to it yet it was a place where you felt at home.

"We are sorry if you are offended by the foul-mouthed
strippers sitting at the table next to you. We’re sorry if
you think the bar is too smoky or crowded, or the music
is too loud, but it’s time to get a clue. This is a bar. On
occasion, it might get rowdy. If you’re easily offended, or
need to have total control over your environment, then
you should probably stay home. Nobody likes a whiner."

As stated on their menu, this is an awesome places to go if you do not mind waiting. Trust me it is totally worth the wait.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of bamadog
2.93/5  rDev -26.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4

Atmosphere: In a nutshell, this place just tries to hard to be "unique" -- you know, kind of like how punk kids won't believe you're punk unless you shave your head and get the same tattoos that they get to be unique when in reality you look just like them now. It looks like a bad prototype for a TGIFridays that hipsters think is ironic, so you know, cool. But I guess they're rebels in their own right... I will say this, the skull that you walk through is pretty bad ass.

Quality: Not shabby in terms of a beer place -- small number of taps with some southern beers, but not really great examples of them. The bottled selection was actually a little bit better, but still not really worth it.

Service: They talk a mean game on their rule sheets, but the guy was actually pretty nice and took order, even answered questions without being a snob, so kudos to him.

Selection: See Quality above. Have some better taps, man, and I say it like that because they seem to be bragging about their selection. If you're going to talk the talk, walk the walk.

Food: Known for burgers, and well, I would say worth stopping by for that alone. There are some that are downright scary are named with such words as triple and double bypass and coronary. I got the chili burger, which was ok, but the tater tots were the coup de gras for me.

Value: Fairly cheap, but you get what you pay for. Not worth becoming a regular.

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The Vortex Bar & Grill - Little Five Points in Atlanta, GA
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