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The Vortex Bar & Grill - Midtown

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The Vortex Bar & Grill - MidtownThe Vortex Bar & Grill - Midtown
very good

24 Reviews
Reviews: 24
Visits: 42
Avg: 3.98
pDev: n/a
Taps: 18
Bottles: 100
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

878 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30309-4412
United States
phone: (404) 875-1667

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @vortexmidtown

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Reviews: 24 | Visits: 42
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.36/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

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3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4.75

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4.48/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Service was great and very friendly. Beer selection was also good. One draw back to this place is the bright red lighting they use all over the place....for some reason it just isn't easy on the eyes for very long. Reminds me of watching a 70's horror flick. We had to leave earlier than planned, the lighting really drug us down.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Pabetism
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I come here every time I come to Atlanta. They don't have so many beers on tap--just 18, but they have a great bottle selection, and, of course, a great liqueur selection. Sometimes their bartenders can be dicks, but its the Vortex, no nonsense here! Their house beer, the laughing skull, is OK, but they have much better selections.

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3.98/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Ate lunch and had some beers with friends here, we sat outside on a nice afternoon.

Eccentric burger place with a good selection of beer and cocktails. Loved the brash humor of the food and drink menus.

They had about a dozen or so beers on tap, mostly local or mainstream craft beer. Drafts were reasonably priced as they were 20 oz. imperial pints. They had a more extensive bottle list if you couldn't find a draft beer to your liking.

I had the "house" beer and another local Atlanta brewed beer to go along with my Coronary Bypass burger. If you love meat and good bar food, you'll love the menu.

Our waitress was attentive and asked about the next beer before we were finished. Thumbs up!

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Photo of PhillyStyle
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This a great place, not really a beer bar, but more of a burger joint with a good beer selection, I had a Bell's Two Hearted Ale, on tap. You won't find hard to find beers here, but what you will find are good beers to go with the awesome burgers.

The atmosphere has been great every time that I have been, a very eclectic crowd with rock & punk music blaring in the background. The service is always good and they know what they are talking about, beer-wise and food-wise. I would like to see a bigger tap list, but they do have a rather extensive bottle list with many styles and brewers to choose from.

This is a place, if and when in Midtown Atlanta that you should hit up at least once if not more often. The prices are reasonable and the overall experience is worth it.

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4.18/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Had a blast at The Vortex. The service was very good, and the vibe is very hip but diversified. We ran into a bachelorette party and business people while in line for drinks.
The beer selection is better than average, but they mostly have a large selection of mainstream beers. There is a craft brew selection, but not a lot of specialty series, one-offs, or rare beers. Still, simple clean beers pair awfully well with a great burger, and I think that's what they're going for here.

Overall, the sexy photos on the brick walls, crazy good burgers and upbeat atmosphere make this place what it is, not the beer selection. Still a goodie, though, and an Atlanta must.

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4.7/5  rDev +18.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Such a fun place! The decor is fun and the atmosphere is fun. Its a little cramped and crowded, but it was very hospitable and quick. The service was friendly and knowledeable.

The beer menu is a large one. It doesn't have anything hard to find, but plenty of quality beers to choose from.

The food was amazing. I've been twice. I got the quadruple bypass burger the first time. This included a half pound burger, 5 slices bacon, 5 slices of cheese, a fried egg, grilled onion, and in place of the buns were two grilled cheese sandwhiches. I couldn't eat it all but it was absolutely delicious. The second time I got the blue shroom and it was awesome too. They also have an Elvis burger that has fried bananas and peanut butter on it. The place is known for its burgers, but my wife had other stuff and raved about that too.

Definitely a fun place, good service, good beer selection, and a friendly atmosphere. If you are ever in Atlanta, you should go.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

This is definitely the go-to burger joint in Midtown Atlanta (and the Lil' 5 Points one is the burger joint of Lil' 5). Not only a great burger but the variety is incredible. What surprised me in coming here was not only how consistently great the burgers were, but their surprising beer menu. If you are looking for a place to try uncommon beers, this isn't that place, but their selection is better than most restaurants. I usually get a pitcher with friends while eating here, but am always intrigued by their micro brew and foreign beer lists.

The service is always friendly, knowledgeable, and quick. The atmosphere is definitely one of the most unique places in town. Definitely go here for the burgers (their Pesto Burger is amazing), but you can enjoy a wide variety of beers here!

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The Vortex Bar & Grill - Midtown in Atlanta, GA
89 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.