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The Wrecking Bar Brewpub

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The Wrecking Bar BrewpubThe Wrecking Bar Brewpub
BA SCORE
98
world-class

44 Ratings
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.51%
Active Beers: 66
Beer Ratings: 306
Beer Avg: 3.94
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

292 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30307
United States
phone: (404) 221-2600

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(Place added by: ATLbeerDog on 06-17-2011)
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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4.58/5  rDev +1.1%

Hmm. Well, ATLbeerDog has the setup and backstory pretty well covered already, so let's talk a little about the beer, shall we?

Kicking off with four starter beers - hey, it can't all be mango-and-mint-infused barleywines on day one - they successfully delivered a quality golden, amber, witbier, and stout. As of writing this, they've already released a fifth beer: an English mild. The bar staff gave me their word that cask beer will be offered fairly soon.

While not exactly extensive, the menu is certainly diversified enough to provide you what you're looking for, whether it's a salad, sandwich, entree, appetizer, or, as I usually opt for (and did on this occasion), a beer-accompanying cheese plate.

Then, there's the parking situation. If I find a place has limited or no parking available, requires me to hike a mile through unsavory parts of town, or is surrounded by ill-conceived, over-charging lots, then, well, they'll be unlikely to see me again anytime soon. The Wrecking Bar has only a small number of spaces available, however, they currently have valets. Thank God for valets. I pray they remain in place at the Wrecking Bar.

With good food and good beer housed in a cool venue, oh, and with those trusty, hard-working valets, I'll definitely be back soon. All in all, a pleasant spot that still even has that "new bar" scent.

ChainGangGuy, Jun 28, 2011
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4.3/5  rDev -5.1%

The place had a nice upscale feel to it which is nice at times but I initially got a condescending vibe from the server. On my second flight though all is well. Very good selection and beers ranged from good to a few great ones. It was a little pricey, but that might go with the territory. Definitely worth a stop for the beer tourist.

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4.83/5  rDev +6.6%

My wife and I love it here. We were just talking about it when we went last weekend, that we have never gotten any food here that we did not like. The staff is always friendly. It gets pretty crowded on Friday nights and the weekends, but if you go for an early dinner it's great, you can usually walk right in. The brew selection usually is not very large, typically you'll find about 5-7 different selections on tap, but they rotate weekly. I believe every Friday they tap a new keg of something special, and according to one of the waitresses it's usually gone by the time Friday is over. Last Saturday I was able to sample the keg, which was a barrel aged barley wine. It was fantastic. Although I have just really gotten into the barley wine selections, this was easily the best I've had yet. We would highly recommend anybody visiting Atlanta make this one of their must-see stops.

JamesBell, Mar 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

Jshari223, Feb 14, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev -2.9%

When a place has been named the best of anything for three straight years in a major metro area, chances are they’re doing things right. And I love it when places are doing things right.

The Wrecking Bar Brewpub isn’t just doing things right, they’re going above and beyond. Let’s start with the awesomeness of the building they’ve chosen to bring their delicious wares to. On the outside, it’s a neat, old, bank former 20th-century Victorian-style home, Methodist church, dance school, and antiques store, with a semicircle of columns out front seemingly inviting patrons inside. Except that’s not actually where the pub is. That’s just the event space. Disappointing, no?

Downstairs is no disappointment. It somehow manages to mix the comfort and hospitality of an old English pub (lots of wood, exposed brick, did I see a fireplace even?) with brand new contemporary design (everything is clean, shiny, and looks new). And while I was at first disappointed to not find any televisions available to catch the college football game schedule, I soon discovered the reason why. Within 10 minutes my wife and I had struck up a conversation with an interesting couple living in Texas around the corner of the bar from us.

Good beer draws good people.

And the beer is definitely good. I applaud the wide range of interesting and inventive styles and the long-term commitment to aging some of their concoctions for more layers of flavor. While the IPA was a little hop-forward for my palette, the dubbel, “Jimmy Dean” breakfast stout, and the double IPA were all right on point. Regardless of recipes or style preferences, everything was clean, crisp, and very enjoyable.

The food menu is just as creative yet based in traditional wares and with the same attention to detail. Perhaps my biggest disappointment was having had brunch at a famous Atlanta spot just an hour before and neglecting to return the next day to try the food. If the grub lives up to the descriptions on the menu and the smells wafting out of the kitchen, the Wrecking Bar would easily earn a spot in the “Outstanding” category if not the “Cream of the Crop” list.

It just goes to show that even the south can grow some good brewpubs, especially once the antiquated laws are changed.

bigkingken, Jan 19, 2014
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4.65/5  rDev +2.6%

Great place, small a bit dark good atmosphere, friendly bartender and waiters, they brew their own and have a couple of local options as well, food its good for a bar of this type, good flavor and good presentation.
Their beers are a good interpretation of what they describe and will go back soon
Parking there its pretty much a pain, but a pain worth going thru

tonafernandez, Jan 16, 2014
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seavercm, Nov 05, 2013
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4.68/5  rDev +3.3%

Great selection of on-site brewed beers, and a staff that knows their product. The food was amazing, and the attention to the details, and pride in the product, service and experience was awesome. Great cozy atmosphere, with a fun energy. Will definitely come back!

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Sep 06, 2013
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4.68/5  rDev +3.3%

Great food with a pretty solid beer selection. Their best beer is Siberius Maximus, hands down. If you ever get a chance to try their Barrel Aged varieties, do it! They also have some other good beer selections available, but I'll admit that some are just average. I've never had anything that I wouldn't drink again, but some aren't that impressive. Siberius Maximus more than makes up for it though.

I've never had an issue with the service here. They're all friendly, personable, and attentive. I've never waited longer than was acceptable, even when they're busy.

The food is really good and some of the best stuff you'll find at a brewpub in Atlanta.

ari32, Jul 25, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev -3.8%

Decided to check out the Wrecking Ball at the last minute for a late lunch. Very impressive brewing operation. A great selection of American and European styles. I ordered a flight of six beers. (ESB, Kolsch, Alt, RyePA, IPA, and stout). It was only 7 bucks!

None of the beers stood out significantly from the rest. All of them were very well brewed. Incredibly consistent - especially for a such a diverse array of styles.

The food might have been better than the beer. We only ordered apps - tartar, cheese and pickled veg, pork 3 ways, and chicken pate. All were delicious. Very fresh vegetables and beautiful presentation. The house-made pickles were delicious.

If you're in the area, or even a little bit of a drive away, the Wrecking Bar is worth a trip for any foodie or beer lover. Oh, they also have delicious cocktails. I tasted a great gin drink that I can't remember much more about. It's obvious the staff knows there stuff. I saw them squeezing fresh fruit juice and making very attractive drinks.

AndrewScottPentland, Jun 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

Had my first beer here! Jimmy Dean Breakfast Stout - really liked it. Really cool atmosphere and a great building too! They were quite busy when I went with a small group of friends on a Friday night in early April, but the service was still top notch. Would go back for sure.

cottington, Jun 01, 2013
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The Wrecking Bar Brewpub in Atlanta, GA
98 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.