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Brick Store Pub

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Brick Store PubBrick Store Pub
BA SCORE
100
world-class

243 Ratings
Ratings: 243
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 6.41%
Taps: 25
Bottles: 185
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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:
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.

(Place added by: aracauna)
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Reviews by bcdees47:
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5/5  rDev +6.8%

During my three days in Decatur, I visited the Brick Store three separate times, but wish I had time to go more. The selection of taps (of which there are only a moderate number, but all are extremely well-selected) and bottles is both exceptional and mind-boggling large. My friends and I sat in the upstairs Belgian bar during our trips to the pub, which was nice as it is somewhat quieter and more intimate than the downstairs American bar. Service was excellent. Their system seems to be that all of the servers pitch in serving your table. This is fantastic, as your beers tend to arrive quickly and you benefit from different recommendations from the knowledgeable staff. The food was good - standard pub fare. The highlight of my visit, of course, was my trip down to the cellar. The Brick Store apparently has two cellars - one upstairs in the Belgian bar, another downstairs in an old bank vault. It is apparent from viewing both that this is a place that truly cares about building an extensive, quality collection of cellared beers. My mind was blown by the sheer number of rarities they have on offer. Plus, it was quite interesting to hear Lee's, their beer buyer, take on how the cellar collection is built. After viewing it, I naturally had to order something off the cellar menu, which is perhaps longer than the regular menu. It is true that there are a number of very pricy items, but there is something for every budget, especially one-offs and other limited beers. The collection also offers a good number of verticals on imperial stouts (such as Ten Fidy) and belgian ales. 10 more days would not have been enough to scratch the surface. I will definitely be back here when next I am in Georgia.

Side note: the owners of the Brick Store also own Leon's just down the street. I found that, while their list of taps and bottles was obviously smaller, they nevertheless had some excellent beers on offer, including some rare items that were not at the Brick Store. Just FYI.

bcdees47, Jul 05, 2011
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Absolutely love this place. Beer selection is uncanny with the infamous upstairs Belgian bar. Food is fantastic, great value and the bar tenders and patrons can't be beat. In my top 3 places to have a beer.

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Atlanta is lucky. This and the porter are amazing places. Both in my top 10 in the country. Great taps, great vintage list, great food.

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Made this a must visit on my trip to Atlanta. We were seated up in the back by the Belgian bar. Selection included taplists for both bars, and I went for the local stuff.

Server knew what they poured and glassware was spot on for everything, and in brewery marked glasses (nice touch).

Service was good and the crowd on a Saturday afternoon was a nice subdued group of craft drinkers. This place is in an eclectic artsy area. It fits in perfectly and is a relaxed place.

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I'd go back here as I'd say its the best option in Atlanta.

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I would like to go back and actually enjoy just the beer, definitely will go back.

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Brick Store Pub in Decatur, GA
100 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.