The Vortex Bar & Grill - Little Five Points
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Taps: 16 / Bottles: 120
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 5 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Cyberkedi:
4.18/5 rDev -0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Cozy, intimate, with plenty of wild decorations and a few TVs that are not intrusive if you don't want to watch them, this is truly an unpretentious neighborhood bar. The patio area, though open, doesn't seem to get too hot - and is a good place to sit if you don't want any TVs distracting you. Servers are friendly and helpful - service can be slow, but they are usually quite busy. They have a good selection of locals, craft brews and imports, as well as combos. Food is well above average, and they have plenty of vegetarian selections. Prices are reasonable. You probably want to visit this place on a weekday because weekends can get hectic.
09-16-2012 01:00:50 | More by Cyberkedi
More User Reviews:
2.93/5 rDev -30.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 4 | $$
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.
08-23-2012 01:33:33 | More by bamadog
4.08/5 rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Went to the Vortex for the Burgers and came away just as impressed with the beer menu. Not a huge selection on tap but did have Sweetwater 420 Extra Pale Ale which was a great start. Next three were in bottles; Allagash White, Ommegang 3 Philosophers and Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA. 4 for 4 on the beer selection.
Next, the food. Myself and two friends decided to knock down the Triple Coronary Bypass burger as an appetizer. Huge burger which has two grilled cheese sandwiches as a bun and a third grilled cheese between the patties.
Anyway, great beer, great burgers, bartender was really cool and helpful. We sat at the bar by the door which we kept open so the smoke in the bar didn't bug us. May have been an issue otherwise. Sitting at the bar also got us seated right away as there was a wait for tables.
I hope I can get my photo of the place sized right to download because it is one of the cooler entryways I have ever walked through.
05-09-2011 03:29:54 | More by pioneer13
The Vortex Bar & Grill - Little Five Points in Atlanta, GA
92 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.