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The Wrecking Bar Brewpub

The Wrecking Bar BrewpubThe Wrecking Bar Brewpub

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 57
Beer Ratings: 236
Beer Avg: 3.99

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
99
world-class

35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 6.13%
$$ - reasonable


[ 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 Vierenner:
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Vierenner

Ohio

4.83/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

What a fun place! Had a few hours to kill while waiting for a flight out of Atlanta ... thanks to BeerAdvocate for guiding me here!!

I certainly expected to find an interesting beer selection, but a very pleasant surprise was their interesting food selection. Highly recommend the Schweinshaxe ... comes with kale and pablano grits. The rest of the menu is equally intriguing.

The staff was oh so friendly. They sat me down in my own private living room area to get a little work done. Beautiful setting.

I love passion for craft beer. It's infecting America!

01-28-2012 00:01:38 | More by Vierenner
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Docrock

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7%

03-28-2014 04:12:49 | More by Docrock
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bcgeiman

Maryland

4/5  rDev -12.5%

03-28-2014 03:44:42 | More by bcgeiman
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -7%

03-20-2014 15:22:18 | More by sendbeer
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JamesBell

Georgia

4.83/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

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.

03-19-2014 11:13:29 | More by JamesBell
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Jshari223

Georgia

5/5  rDev +9.4%

02-14-2014 02:21:57 | More by Jshari223
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bigkingken

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

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.

01-19-2014 20:28:59 | More by bigkingken
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tonafernandez

Tennessee

4.65/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

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

01-16-2014 15:17:02 | More by tonafernandez
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Rohkey

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-12-2014 06:59:09 | More by Rohkey
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-02-2014 13:51:18 | More by ncstateplaya
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The Wrecking Bar Brewpub in Atlanta, GA
99 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.