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Brick Store Pub

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

202 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
100
Reviews:
202
Ratings:
277
Avg:
4.66
pDev:
6.01%
 
 
Taps:
25
Bottles/Cans:
185
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
Brick Store PubBrick Store Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

125 E Court Sq
Decatur, Georgia, 30030-2521
United States

(404) 687-0990 | map
www.brickstorepub.com

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.

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Reviews by kingcrowing:
Photo of kingcrowing
4.78/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I was in town for a conference and I stopped in here twice. I have to say I was blown away both times and I wish I could have come again. I chatted with brickstoredave and he told me to ask for him when I came in, but sadly I wasn't able to meet up with him.

Anyways, I'll start with the food. I got this curry/sweet potato dish that was amazing the first night and I paired it with a 2008 Garadin geueze black label - fantastic combo! The beer was superb and the dish was both tasty and unique. The second night I had a Turkey sandwich with a breakout stout. Again, both were tasty and delicious.

I had a handful of other beers on tap while I was there, a really solid variety and very good prices on all their draft beer. I went thought their cellar list and it is epic as well. The prices on the cellared beers are a bit high - however they are beers you couldn't find anywhere else so I don't think they're overpriced at all.

I will certainly go back next time I'm in Atlanta, and I'll plan to bring some more cash so I can pop some killer beers!

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Photo of acmurphy696
4.94/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

The Brick Store is a great place for beer, food, and just hanging out.

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Photo of Klourie
4.89/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of MOVERTON1284
3.01/5  rDev -35.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.5

I had heard great things and was really looking forward to this stop on the last guys beercation we did. I was very disappointed. We arrived after 9pm on a Saturday and were told a two hour wait. We decided to eat at the Mexican place around the corner and it had a great tap list, I was quite impressed. We went back to Brick Store just before 11pm and were able to sit upstairs in the back. Tap list was weak, lots were blown. The bottle list was like a bible, but they were out of everything we asked for. Why have a 50 page beer menu if it is not accurate? It was a joke. We left very disappointed and will not return. Don't waste your time on this place Seriously hit the Mexican place around the corner if you want a good draft list (Hopslam, WW Pernicious, CC Trop, CC Athena, etc.)

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Photo of chiefbender
4.95/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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

I travel very often on business, and I rely on Beer Advocate for good beer and food places (mainly beer, let's be real).

This place had everything from great food to great beer at a reasonable price. I'm a powerlifter, so I'm always looking for a great burger when I find a good beer place. This place has just that. One of the best burgers I've ever had.

I suggest the $12 burger with their fries, and try anything local for beer on draught.

They have nearly 40 draught choices, 100 fresh bottle choices, and probably close to 500 beers in their cellar from American to Belgian to any imports.

Definitely check this place out if you're anywhere near Atlanta! Cheers!!

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

Photo of slander
4.71/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Outside Atlanta, after a comedy of hotel reservation errors. Finally checked in, and while some will stay and sleep, Alex & I will venture out to Decatur. An easy breezy ride down the road some on the heels of 6+ hours in the car today up from Florida. It’s Sunday night, I think we’re going to do time and close whatever wherever is…

In the square on the strip there. Box room, with mad vaulted high ceilings. One wall of big brick, with flower boxed windows and mounted candle play. The opposite wall done splotch gray painted something. Slat wood floorings, and a gray painted ceiling with ductwork. A few spinnys, drop pan lamps over the floor seating, and spots & drops otherwise.

To the rear, a ‘U’ shaped poured concrete topped bar with a wood trim, copper panel base, & a foot bar. Seating for a dozen and a half on rounded and squared stools. 21 taps down here in 3 sets of 5 singles (steel knobs on light green glass plastic ceramic pint-like bases with small baseball sized tap labels on black handles), and then 2 sets of 3 nondescript on the far side. Handpump currently unused on the end of the bar and glassware shelved below. Barback unit at the end of the bar rear, with countered booze tiered over mirror backing, and glassware dangling above from the underside of a horizontal wine rack above. Pieces atop the barback; barrels, a big clock, lamps, an accordion, bottles, mugs, & growlers. Smaller unit sections of the same to both sides. Wine coolered below and a bottled beer cooler standing up on the end.

Corner blackboard with colorful event info (Halloween costume contest & Atlanta craft beer week). Local art cartoon cut outs on one wall, a looooong horizontal framed soweth/reap 5 panel mural on the other, ‘Ein Prosit’ checkered flaggings from the ceiling, a drop ornate pear shaped stave chandelier over the bar, a lantern lamp post up front, barrels and a bike over the front vestibule, and a cool branch handle front door.
Seating forward the bar, 15 in all; booths on 1 wall, tables on the other sharing bench play, a crescent booth in one of the blinded front windows, and some raised barrel table roundys in the center.

Upstairs, a slight seating area with a handful of wine case tables, and then the Belgian beer bar to the rear. A small ‘L’ bar seating a bakers dozen, a 7 tap tower (Chimay Doree, Duvel Single, Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor, St. Bernardus 12, Timmermans Pumpkin Lambicus, Tripel Karmaliet, Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel), glassware dangling from above, and a cooler to the rear with Belgian bottles. Bar counter space and pillar wrap around, too. Space to the rear with 4 tables & booths. Local art, a few of them owls; it’s a different scene to be sure.

But back at the main bar, 21 taps. 16 of them are Georgia craft beer (Monday Night Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale, Orpheus Barrel Aged The 12th Labor, Red Brick 20th Anniversary Ale, Three Taverns Sour Asylum, Wild Heaven Ode To Mercy, Burnt Hickory Public Animal #9, Cherry Street The Grateful Frenchman, Jailhouse 4 Deep Undercover IPA V20, Jekyll Big Creek Kolsch & Pineapple Habanero Hop Dang Diggity, Reformation Cadence Reserve Dubbel, Creature Comfort Athena Paradiso, Service SBC 1, Southbound Loving Cup, Southern Wild Azalea Tart, Terrapin/BFM Spike & Jerome’s Collaboration Ale), a regional Gluten Free (Wicked Weed Gluten Freek), a few non regional craft (Bells Best Brown, New Belgium Hoppy Stout), a single import (Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier), and a Georgia cider (Treehorn Dry Cider). I drank the Three Taverns Sour Asylum, Creature Comfort Athena Paradiso, & Southern Wild Azalea Tart. That Creature Comfort Athena Paradiso was fantastic.

And a phone book of a bottle list. Wait. The fucking list holds 400 fresh & 900 vintage items? There’s some sick shit here. Orval runs $9 fresh, and $22 for an ’07. I could mad peruse but I’m about the local craft tonight.

Caught Lee tending, a friend of a friend, and the Plantation ‘Stiggin’s Fancy’ Pineapple dark rum for the tasting, all burnt Pineapple cake incredibleness. It’s closing time, we must go, oh, shots for all, I see. Some people are curious about my scribblings. No, you cannot participate and write in my book. Because it’s not yours, that’s why. I will share my art with art girl, though. Good crowd of playful kids. Wish beer was like this when I was in school. And speaking of beer, another is in order I suppose. Okay, it’s now waaay after hours. They do food here, not that we could entertain after that bizarro family style place we caught off the highway on the way up. But the beer thing they do here, it's just fantastic. This is a good damn house. I could do some serious time here. Whose idea was this again? Alex, it was you.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4.7/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

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

I will be forever greatful to the Atlanta BAs for suggesting this place. It was a memorable visit.
Great vibe the minute we walked in. Brick, wood. Downstairs bar and tables, and an upstairs bar and tables. Promptly seated and given menus.
Great tap list. Georgia beers, domestic beers, and Belgians. My wife had a Stupid Silly Sour and I had a quad from Wild Heaven, Eschaton. Great beers. But probably the most interesting find at The Brick Store Pub is its cellar. Over 15,000 bottles!
I had Old Stock Cellar Reserve 2009, and was blown away. And that's only one from the cellar. I think if you name it, they've got it. Even 3 and 6 L bottles. An amazing collection!
We thought the food was excellent. We were having difficulty choosing a meal. The manager asked our preferences, and made us custom-ordered vegan sandwiches.
So what can I say about an establishment with a phenomenal beer list, personalized service, and an attentive wait staff?
1: I wish I lived in Atlanta.
2: I'll be back.

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Photo of hopsrus
4.95/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Brick Store Pub in Decatur, GA
100 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.