Five Seasons Westside
Active Beers: 87
Beer Ratings: 225
Beer Avg: 3.93
Taps: 9 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by azorie:
3.34/5 rDev -14.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | $$$
I guess first impressions are everything on both sides of the coin. As the first and I can say most likely the last visit to an average place with average to fair beer. I say this because when I go out in summer we dress VERY beach casual, so I guess going into to some places we "MIGHT" be under-dressed. Even so my money is the same.
anyway the review:
Its in an artist upper crusty wedge of Atlanta that quite frankly is very run down. Its an 2 or 3 street island in the ghetto to be frank. Not really but its on the edge of Ga Tech and the poor folks, to be more accurate. parking is ok. of course this was 2pm so its was so early my review will not reflect when most folks hit bars, we hit them before 5pm period.
So we walk in and the bartender is the greeter, we sit at the bar and this person is very indifferent to us, and we are the only ones at the frigging bar!!!
Its a brew pub you think she would tell us about the beers, or something, typical Yankee moved to the south bartenders I HATE!
So I ask what they have and she POINTS to the list on a tiny board in various color caulk. Not easy to read for us older folks. anyway.
ok we get the beer ordered and we get it fast, but I mean we the only ones there, and bartender is not very willing to even chat with us for a few minutes, I guess see figured we have 1 and done. I guess I should assume it was early but they been open since 11am, so that is a poor excuse. then the guy/owner/manager from hop city pops in with a beer and serves this lady the beer and leaves, after chatting with the bartender, I guess they have some kind of deal.
So average brew pub selection, nothing worth visiting for really, was not offered a sample plate. The Imperial porter was decent, the hefe the wife had was below decent. i had a cask pale ale that was really a cask IPA, too bitter for me. We did not try the food.
The place has a large bar with the typical kill your ass bar seats.
Large dinning room with bar on roof I assume for the smokers.
all in all if you new and they don't know you you get treated indifferent. Bathrooms were clean.
All in all If I had meet some one else to talk to and they were a regular it might have been a nice evening as it was, and since the beer was NOT worth paying 5 to 7 bucks for IMHO we left after 2. Still I left a larger than average tip to let the girl know she missed out. maybe I should have not left her a tip and I should known by know that Atlanta prices are just going to be higher than Jacksonville. anyway we might go back. maybe next time it will be better.
09-15-2010 11:54:42 | More by azorie
More User Reviews:
3.8/5 rDev -2.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25 | $$$
Stopped in because shopping next door at Hop City Beer made me hungry, and wanted to do something nice for Frau, who waited patiently outside in car.
First impression was that it was very open and had a good early afternoon Saturday crowd. Next best realized that they did a Saturday Brunch!!! Nice hostess.
Brunch menu was very good, saw people next to us get a skillet (Fried eggs over potatoes) and settled on brunch versus a burger. Everything we saw come out of kitchen was plated great and looked good.
I had the Shrimp and grit cakes w homemade chorizo, topped with fried eggs, wife had corned beef hash. Portion size was a little on the light side, but my wife thought it was ok. Flavors were fantastic, they do their own corned beef. I am not a big corned beef fan, but I would love to try their Rueben, very nice corn on their meat. Not salty.
Chorizo had good flavor, but was not as over the top good as the corned beef. It seemed to need more Paprika, the flavor was their, color was off. Also seemed to have a little too much moisture in my dish, which fought with the chorizo flavoring. Shrimp were fresh, and I love the spanish flavors.
Had a Saisson and Belgian white on tap. Saisson was very good, ale was above average, but I wish I went 2-2 on the Saisson. $40 was a little steep, bar server friendly, a little slow, but perfect for brunch. We love the idea of a brunch place that does Saturday as well as Sunday brunch. I will be back, if for nothing else than to sit at bar, and help them keep their taps running. Give this place a look.
07-23-2014 00:57:47 | More by JLSIV
3.7/5 rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
Been here a two times, first time i went there they closed early even if it wasn't time yet (as the day was slow), so i was given a couple of minutes to order before they closed the kitchen and had to eat my food and beer as soon as possible as they started turning chairs and mopping and my food hadn't even arrived.
Beer is good, they had a nice tripel and some other options that were fairly good, food was pretty well presented but the portion was on the small size and taste was nothing to write home about.
There are better options out there
01-16-2014 15:44:03 | More by tonafernandez
4.08/5 rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
One of the top locations in Atlanta in my opinion, and my go-to place to wind down after the day. Conveniently located just off the Georgia Tech campus and a mile or so from I-75 and in the same building as Hop City (a nice little beer store).
The atmosphere is always good, even when packed the noise is tolerable. Lots of TVs, and upstairs outdoor seating with a distant view of midtown.
They have about 10+ brews on tap, generally a couple IPAs, a couple Germans, a couple light Belgians, a seasonal, a pilsner, and some other pales. They usually have 1-2 dark beers on tap (Belgians and/or stouts) but they have special dark beer events at the beginning of each month IIRC.
The quality of the beers are above average. Not the best, but still solid.
Foodwise, they do pub food really well, and also have a lot of different options (beer cheese soup, spaetzel, different types of burgers, steak, fish, pizza, duck, lobster, BBQ, rabbit). Never been disappointed with a meal here.
Although the servers aren't the most attentive, they are better than most pubs/breweries.
01-12-2014 06:58:03 | More by Rohkey
3.93/5 rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$
Stopped in here for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Nice restaurant despite some obvious wear on the furniture. Good service and seemed pretty knowledgeable about their beers. Waitress suggested the Iron Horse IPA and it was really fantastic. Food was particularly good too. I could see myself hanging out here if I lived in the area. Looks like they rotate their beers often.
08-04-2013 23:22:01 | More by TrappistJohnMD
Five Seasons Westside in Atlanta, GA
88 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.