Chops & Hops
Taps: 15 / Bottles: 72
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4.78/5 rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
On Black Friday we decided to visit Chops & Hops for an early dinner. We had heard nothing but good things from several of our Athens friends and had the pleasure of meeting the owner/chef, Richard Miley, at the cask ale fest at Aromas earlier in the month. The place is huge with multiple floors for dining and impeccable decoration with 15 taps and a superb bottle selection. We also liked how they managed to convey an older building feel inside even though it's a relatively new building. We started off with a glass from a new brewer in town called Wild Heaven. We had their Ode to Mercy, an Imperial Brown Ale. We both finally decided to try the special for the day...BBQ pulled pork melt on a hoagie roll with cole slaw and seasoned fries. Absolutely delicious with a glass of Avery's IPA for Aimee and a Napa Smith Organic IPA for James. Richard also had us try a sample of the Chipotle grits--super cheesy with a nice kick! We then moved on to a recently created dessert that you must try. A slice of their Andes mint chocolate pie paired with Terrapin's Moo-Hoo. Unbelievable goodness in every bite. We finished our visit with a brief chat over a Dogfish Head Burton Baton with Richard. We left pleasantly stuffed and thinking about when we would visit again! If you're in the Athens or Watkinsville area, please stop by and check out the gastronomic delight that is Chops & Hops!
11-27-2010 17:57:45 | More by JamesAimeeSCBG
4.38/5 rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Chops and Hops is a new resturaunt taking the location of recently closed La Maison Bleu, in downtown Watkinsville.
Chops and Hops keeps an upscale look without being pricey or selective. The place looks great and has a great feel to it. Plenty of space downstairs plus even more upstairs. Often have live music. Unfortunately, come be overly busy during the dinner rush then completely quite an hour later. The woes of a small town.
The staff is always nice and helpful. The bartenders are still learning about the beers, but obviously trying and willing to learn more. Richard the head chef is an awesome guy and a great cook.
Their beer selection is great and growing. They limit their BMC selection to solely the bottom shelf of a cooler, with none of them on tap. Their prices are reasonable, and normally better then average for their draught beer.
03-25-2010 20:36:14 | More by Anthony1
Chops & Hops in Watkinsville, GA
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.