Brick Store Pub

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198 Reviews
Reviews: 198
Visits: 267
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: n/a
Taps: 25
Bottles: 185
Cask: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

125 E Court Sq
Decatur, Georgia, 30030-2521
United States
phone: (404) 687-0990

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @brickstorepub

Notes:
Place added by: aracauna

Beer and cheese tastings 1st Monday of every month starting at 6pm. 5 beers and 5 cheeses for $25.

Sometimes special beers are not on the menu. Ask and you shall receive.

Occasional cask tappings, gravity poured. Vintage beer room is now open - ask to see the list.

Limited parking out front, but there are two garages only a short walk away. For public transportation, the Decatur Marta train station entrance is only about 50 yards away.

Want a cellar tour or to meet the publicans? Any beer advocate planning a trip should beermail pghlee or Brickstoredave in advance.
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Reviews by aracauna:
Photo of aracauna
4.45/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The selection isn't as large as Summits Wayside Tavern or some of the larger Taco Macs, but the quality of the brands served seems to be much higher (15 taps and about 65 bottles). I mean, this place is the only place I know of to serve McChouffe and they've got it on tap. The beers are also served in larger glasses here than at most other places (my wife's Dogwood Summer came in a nonic imperial pint glass and my Aventinus came in one of those half liter Aventinus logo glasses). Another great thing is that this is a no crap on tap bar and it's nice to see the place full on a Monday evening.

The decor is just what I'd like my home bar (or my dream bar to own) to look like. They seriously went for the old-fashioned English or Irish pub look with lots of dark woods, hardwood floors, tables and furniture, with a lot of aged brick. The found-wood door handles are a nice touch as are the barrel tables in front of the pub for outdoor drinking (great idea) and the barrels and old bicycle behind the windows above the front door. The ceilings are immesely high (I'm guessing 20 feet at least) which may contribute to the loudness, but it wasn't too loud to carry on a conversation. There's also a loft over the bar where you can sit with your beer or meal in addition to the open floor area.

I also loved the food here. I had the fish and chips, which were quite tasty. The potato wedges were obviously cut from very young potatoes because of their size and shape. My wife's chicken fingers were probably the best chicken fingers I've ever had, even when reheated the next day in the toaster oven. In addition to the stuff we got, they've got more pub grub like sandwiches and burgers, but also have a selection of salads and pastas. It's a bit pricier than fast food or a family restaurant, but compared to the other beer bars like Summits or the local brewpubs, it's probably on the cheaper end of that spectrum.

My only complaints was that the service was a little slow, but it wasn't unattentive and the place was busy. I'd also ideally like to see a larger selection (especially on tap) but I think their smaller selection actually provides some benefits the larger places don't have since they'll go through beer more quickly here.

All and all, this place is the best place for beer in Atlanta, and would probably rank highly on the best places to have a beer on this site if more people rated it. (2,422 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of JamesStreet
4.98/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Wow! This place is a treasure.
Let me start by saying that I drove from Baton Rouge to Atlanta. I was hungry when I got there. I ordered the butterbean hummus. The freaking bread had sausage in it! The hummus was really good and was served with some pickled green beans and green tomatoes. Onto the beer
I started with an Allagash Victor Ale and followed with some local IPAs.
Now, let me tell you where the Brick Store exceeds other places...their cellar room(s). A smorgasbord of vintage gueuzes, lambics, stouts, wild ales and other stuff are available to purchase by the bottle. I popped a bottle of 2010 Lost Abbey 10 Commandments.
Overall, the staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. This place is a must check out. (738 characters)

Photo of VinceMig
4.93/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

If you enjoy good beer, then it is a must. (42 characters)

Photo of matgrat2422
4.93/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

The best beer selection, bar none. Just today, I had a cbs and mexican cake for brick stores' 20th anniversary. Tap selection rotates a lot, but always great beer. Highly recommend it if you can make it to Decatur while visiting Atlanta. (237 characters)

Photo of Tralemix
4.69/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Incredible selection. A second bar of only Belgian beers, plus delicious food. The only problem is parking, but there is a paid lot fairly close. An Atlanta classic, definitely one of the best beer places I've ever been to. (226 characters)

Photo of Sixpoint
4.81/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

setting a gold standard for craft beer hospitality - and in a bad-ass building too (82 characters)

Photo of Theaudiblesigh
5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The only downfall of this place is that if you try a beer you like it could be gone this next day due to constant rotation of taps. The level of quality beers that they have is second to none. Everything that they have is good. (227 characters)

Photo of evergreen_machine
4.98/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

In a word Heaven. The selection of beer is incredible, the servers all knowlagable and happy to help and the food a perfect compliment. (135 characters)

Photo of richj1970
4.28/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of gatorlove
4.29/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of chuckcurrin
4.83/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Genie
4.94/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Their Allagash Curieux tripel and Victory Hop Ranch are what I tried and paired really well with their food. Highly recommend trying their chicken pot pie and fish n' chips entrees! Check out their beer menu beforehand as there was a special beer on tap directly from the cask that night, but it sold out early in the night so get their early if you want to try that. (367 characters)

Photo of Dil_thebeerdrinking_do
5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of zest4itall
4.58/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of AdamTebbs
5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Used to live down the street from Brick store and it is still one of my favorite bars. Great selection, great vibe, great service. If you are in Decatur you must visit. (168 characters)

Photo of ElvenAngel81
4.98/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Wicketsmusik
4.86/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.71/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of jpskydawg
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

Always great beers and good times here. Can be crowded on certain days, but its worth it. The Cellar list is ridiculous... Great menu. (135 characters)

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.9/5  rDev -16.3%

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4/5  rDev -14.2%

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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Brick Store Pub in Decatur, GA
100 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.