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Brick Store Pub

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Brick Store PubBrick Store Pub

246 Ratings
Ratings: 246
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 6.62%
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

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 coreyfmcdonald:
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4.83/5  rDev +3.2%

This is a true BA bar. It very much caters to craft beer drinkers and BAs, but is very welcoming to people new to the scene. It's very laid back and a warm atmosphere. I'm not sure how they could improve it.

Downstairs is a fairly open, yet still warm area with lots of faded wood. A fairly large area of tables bring you to a large horseshoe shaped bar. On tap here are ~20 non-Belgian style domestic and import beers, no BMC. Locals are always represented with Terrapin, Sweetwater, Wild Heaven, and Jailhouse. A hundred or so bottles are represented at this bar.

As you go up the stairs beside the bar, you enter an intimate, cavernous area known as the Belgian bar. I can't imagine a better drinking environment than this Belgian bar. Here are ~6 more taps of only Belgian and Belgian style beers. There are also hundreds of Belgian and Belgian style bottles to choose from.

As you look around the Belgian bar, you notice a small, closed off room. If you peak in, you'll see hundreds of bottles previously aged in the BSP cellar and ready for consumption. They always multiple vintages of many cellar-able beers, both popular and obscure. From Chimay Blue to Cantillon Gueuze to North Coast Old Rasputin, there are many verticals you can drink here. They have many hundreds of beers on the cellar menu alone. The BSP cellar program is better than I've seen or heard of anywhere.

All beer is served in appropriate glassware (usually from the brewery) at appropriate temperatures. All vintage beers are aged at cellar temperatures with very little light interference.

The service is very good. Multiple servers will help you out at any point in time which helps a lot because this place can get crowded. The servers are very knowledgeable, particularly when you take into account how many they employ.

The food is interesting and flavorful. I eat here at least monthly. I could eat nearly anything on the menu.

This is possibly the best beer bar in the country. If you know of something better, please BM me with details - seriously.

coreyfmcdonald, Jul 04, 2010
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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 246 ratings.