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5 Seasons Westside

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BEER AVG
3.89/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
72
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
226
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
89
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
50
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
Taps:
9
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
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5 Seasons Westside5 Seasons Westside
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1000 Marietta St.
Atlanta, Georgia, 30318
United States

(770) 521-5551 | map
www.5seasonsbrewing.com

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Added by gabeerfan on 05-06-2009

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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 50
Reviews by nickfl:
Photo of nickfl
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Holy crap, this is a huge brewpub! Clearly these guy have done this before and brought their plans for the ideal brewpub to life in the Westside location. The pub consists of three separate floors, with the brewery and what will soon be a bar and outdoor seating on the ground floor, the main restaurant on the first floor, and a rooftop bar on the top. In all areas, great attention has been paid to design and detail with touches like a bar made out of an airplane wing on the top floor and tap towers made out of old fire hydrants in the main restaurant area.

The beer is well made and they seem to have quite a few on tap with new beers on a regular basis. The beer was served in clean glassware and I didn't see any shaker pints.

Service was good, we were sitting at the bar and it was only about 5pm, so it almost had to be. The bartenders were friendly and seemed like they would do a good job under busy conditions too.

The food was very good. We tried a few different appetizers that varied from good to excellent and I really want to go back and try some of the other dishes on the menu such as the 5-way duck feast.

Quite an impressive brewpub overall. The food alone is worth the visit and the beer is very solid and creative as well.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of thatoneguymike
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of 50StateBeerTour
3.44/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Nhmp105
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of Hendrick24
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of ryho
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

There is a weekly cask ale, but no one else seems very interested in it.
The food is great.
Both times I have visited, I didn't like my beer very much.

The first time I came here was for the weekly cask ale. I came with two friends to try a cascade and mosaic dry hopped IPA and we were hyped up the idea of this beer, but we all thought the beer was not good. Oh well. I later came back here for Friday lunch with my work, and every one really liked their food. However, this time I still didn't like the beer. I got a beer called something along the lines of "How come 47 other states can do growlers but we can't IPA". I still didn't like the beer, I think it was because of the yeast. It was some strain that was not very flocculant at all, and I think it masked the hop flavors too much.

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Photo of Mehinaman
4.56/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went here for dinner and a beer during a business trip to Atlanta and was really impressed. The restaurant is spacious and clean with a very relaxed vibe. My waiter was really cool and the food and the food and beer hit the spot. I had the Turkey Butger and Mr. Pattinson's Scottish IPA. As a huge plus, this brewery is next store to the Hop City Beer shop!

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Photo of davidanastas
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of DuffDaddy
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2.25 | food: 4

Great place but limited selection of beer. the maibock was outstanding, but they had nothing darker than that. No stout or porter??

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Photo of markgugs
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of chuckcurrin
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of DrMindbender
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of misternebbie
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of baseballfury
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

Stopped in here after a trip to Hop City while in town. Pretty empty place when I was there, but a nice set-up and I'm told they brew the beer in house downstairs. A decent selection of taps, a couple house Belgian brews on cask, and a large selection of barrel aged beers in bottles for on-premises consumption only. Bartender was friendly and helpful when I asked about the beers. Seems like it's worth a stop in if you're in the area. Did not eat so nothing to say about the food here.

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Photo of KMitch
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Being located right next door to Hopcity makes this the place I stop to eat after shopping. Free parking in the lot behind the buildings is a definite plus. The beers are good. I had a cask IPA last time I was there that was above average in my opinion.

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Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3/5  rDev -23.7%

This place left me with mixed feelings after I paid a visit with some locals taking me around the craft beer heaven that is Atlanta. We had visited the excellent craft shop next door and came in to try some of the brews they offer here.

The first thing I noticed is that the server really didn't seem to have a command of the beers he was serving. That's not what you'd expect from a GOOD brewery or brewpub; employees should know and love the product they're selling.

Second, the waiter didn't offer or encourage tasting a few beers to find that special one. To me, this is the beauty of the new craft movement. There's an education component and employees should be prepared to do everything possible to leave the customer loving the beer and wanting to come back.

Anyways, I had the Storm Trooper Imperial Stout and enjoyed it. It was a good representation of the style, with a big booze presence masked my delicious malt profiles giving off chocolate, coffee, caramel, bread and other notes. I also tried a friend's Berliner weisse beer and wasn't quite as impressed. There wasn't enough tartness to make the beer exciting.

I also noticed a number of different barrel-aged beers for sale in bottles and was tempted to pull the trigger, but at $20+ per bottle, I wasn't willing to pull the trigger on a complete unknown.

I'd say this place is worth a visit if in the area, but with places like Porter Beer Bar, Wrecking Bar and Brick Store Pub in town, this place can easily become an afterthought.

Oh, and the spent grain bread and calamari weren't much to write home about in the food department.

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Photo of GTJayG
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of sendbeer
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of vanbeer77
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of JLSIV
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of einman
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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