Rock Bottom Restaurant And Brewery
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Reviews by ggroller:
2.88/5 rDev -20.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2 | $$
I was in Atlanta on business so I decided to try Rock Bottom.
It is located in a fairly swanky section of Atlanta. I actually saw a Rolls parked in the adjacent hotel parking lot.
Upon entrance, the place has a Chiles/ Applebees feel to it. The greeters were very friendly but my first impression was still of disappointment. Typical wood and brick combo but way too "new" looking. Strike one.
My boss and I tried all the beers in the sampler and none of them were noteworthy. In fact, the light lager was lighter in color and had less taste than Coors Light. I thought I was in a brew pub enjoying craft beer. Strike two.
I ordered the "big brew" burger. The funny thing is there weren't any "big brews" on the menu. It was the worst burger I ever had. 75% of it was fat and grissle. The side of slaw was devoid of taste and the fries were beyond greasy. Strike three.
The crowd was mostly young hipsters who were drinking the light lager. Go figure. Strike four? You know what I mean.
I picked up a coaster and a card on the way out for a little momento of my trip. The card made it all make sense. Rock Bottom is a chain owned by Gordon Biersch.
09-25-2005 22:48:55 | More by ggroller
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3.33/5 rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
This Rock Bottom seems to pretty much be like most that I have been to. Upon entering you immediately find yourself in the bar area. Nice long bar, looks like it seated 20+. Also it had some other tables for groups of maybe 8-10 sit at. This area also included a couple of pool tables. The quality of the food is what you come to expect at a Rock Bottom, but the beer was some what better than the last one that I visited in King of Prussia, PA. I tried the Summer Wheat and the IPA. The IPA was solid. I think that they had about 8 beers on tap with a variety of styles. Overall, the place is what you really come to expect from it, but maybe they are getting the message about the beer. I guess that will have to be decided with future visits. I will probably go back as there are few brewpub options in Atlanta and as I stated before, the beer was better than the last experience.
06-13-2008 12:25:19 | More by PhillyStyle
3.05/5 rDev -16.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$$
This is a fairly average Rock Bottom Brewpub. Typical dark-ish atmosphere with lots of booths and bright shiny brewing operations visible behind glass in the middle. They had about five or six beers to choose from, with no special seasonals. The IPA was good. Food is overpriced but portions are large and it tastes pretty good. This place is about what you'd expect for a chain brewery on Peachtree Street. The waiter was friendly enough, but a bit awkward, and didn't seem to know/care about beer at all.
01-19-2008 17:15:19 | More by shivtim
4.33/5 rDev +19%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Went the for dinner tonight and had the bistro steak and stuffed shrimp, this was about $21 and some change per but it was plenty of food, the steak was perfect and it tasted wonderful. I ordered the IPA first and then I ordered the brown ale but he brought me the pale ale instead.
The IPA was better than the pale but both were very good. The IPA was a copper color with a 1 finger head and it had the hop bite that you look for.
Overall the price was good and the service was excellent as our waiter was on top of our table at all times without being pushy or annoying.
It's a bit pricey for a family of 4 (took the kids) but I could see going out there every once in while
08-26-2007 03:54:40 | More by meechum
3.48/5 rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2 | food: 4 | $$$
Rock Bottom is owned by Gordon Biersch and it is set to resemble its parent brewery as well. Food and selection are similar, though Rock Bottom features both ales and lagers. Food is a bit expensive given the style (traditional American bar/grill fare) but I've never had anything that wasn't pretty good. They usually have 4-5 beers on tap with no guest handles. Their IPA has been on tap every time I've been there and I have to say, its exceptionally good. I wouldn't likely visit this place too often if not for the India Pale.
06-22-2007 17:40:32 | More by 0tt0
4/5 rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The beer was better than average, with a few very good efforts on some styles, such as the Pistripe Pale, and the cask IPA. The sweet stout and pilsner were no slouches either. Lower alcohol consistent with Gordon Bierch. Much better beer than I found at Gordon Bierch, their parents. Beer is an important profit contributor here, the brewmaster Jamie was young and had apprenticed there. I do not knwo if he deviates from tight recipes, and how much he gets out and tries others' beers, but it is worth a stop here.
03-08-2006 02:22:01 | More by Sammy
4.2/5 rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Went to Rock Bottom this weekend, once with family and a second time to watch a pro football game. We enjoyed the Iron Horse Stout, a sweet stout that had robust roasted malt flavors. I had a sampler the next day, consisting of seven beers in 5 oz glasses, ranging from a light pilsner (very good, surprisingly) to the stout (also, very good). The rotating beer was a red and was good, but not my favorite. There was also a brown ale, a hefeweizen, regular pilsner and another that escapes me. Carlos was the bartender and was quite knowledgeable and pleasant. Met Jamie, the brewmaster, very likeable and interested in cask beer when he can work out the details. Happy to go back again; a better than average brew pub.
09-14-2005 00:56:11 | More by yessri
3.65/5 rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Checked this out on a lark this past weekend. Kind of upscale brewpub atmosphere. Big tanks on display and dim lighting. Grabbed an IPA. Pretty good! The beer was actually alot better than I expected for a chain brewpub. Didn't knock your socks off but solid. My wife ordered the stout and that was above average as well. IPA was tasty enough to have two.
Food was decent, we ordered the pizzas. Again, solid but doesn't knock your socks off. I didn't delve much into the selection, I don't even know if they offer other beer besides their own. Of their own brews there were 7 offered including the IPA, stout, a wheat, a lager and a brown ale. Waitstaff was friendly and prompt. Not bad. i'd go back for a pint of that IPA.
09-03-2004 02:29:07 | More by ViveLaChouffe
3.98/5 rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Second night of a work stint in Atlanta, and wouldn't you know it, they wanted to take us out to dinner which means, no time to play, right? Wrong. I told the people I was to be carting into the city for dinner that I was going on a fact finding mission after dinner. "I can bring you in", I explained, "but I'm going to have to trade you up for the ride out. Yeah, me and Connecticut and maybe Geoff". Some seafood market for dinner, and we passed Rock Bottom on the way out so it made it easy to sort out where we'd be going...
Located in a stripmall of sorts, it's part of, in, or around some kind of a parking garage or something, but the grain silo and the dozen exterior tables kind of tip you off that beer, is here. It's a fairly large place, with tables everywhere sectioned and divided. Up front, fermenters and mashers in a large enclosed room on the left and a dozen tables in the corner to the right, and the bar right behind it. It's got seating for a dozen, with 2 towers and tall mug club mugs hanging the length of it. A row of 6 oddly shaped bar islands lie just off the bar and beyond them run a dozen elevated booths running adjacent to the bar clear to the rear of the room where lie the 4 pool tables in a space with TV's in every corner and an open kitchen area. The other half of the room is made up of seating areas with a few dozen tables of various configurations. Interesting Southwestern motif, lots of sand, ochre, tan and beige, small stained glass covered lamps, cacti and potted plants, Aztec desert scenes, steel & iron lamp fixtures and lampshades.
7 taps (IPA, Brown Ale, Pils, Stout, Pale Ale, Light, Summer Wheat) and a cask (Magnolia Brown Ale). The IPA poured a deep copper color and was hoppy, and pleasantly bitter, the Brown Ale light and clear, slightly malty, lighter than the IPA, done with Mt. Hoods hops, and the Pils was medium bodied but offensively light and very bitter.
Nothing crazy but a whole hellovalot better than the Rock Bottom in Pittsburgh, yeah.
08-11-2004 02:59:11 | More by slander
3.55/5 rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5
I went to this outpost while on business in Atlanta. It looked like it was part of the parking garage, so I was glad to be with a local who knew where it was.
The place is large and kind of generic. I did like the design of the tables near the bar, it was easy for a group to share and still be able to talk to everyone. I was there on a Thursday and it was crowded. Seemed like a well behaved and well heeled crowd. Lots of action by the pool tables.
The beers ranged from iffy (the pale ale) to good (the Rocket Red & the brown ale) unfortunately they were out of the IPA. The service was decent. We had appetizers, which were standard fare, but the dinner was above average.
Not the best brew pub in Atlanta and not the best of the Rock Bottoms, but it still was an enjoyable evening.
02-10-2004 18:55:18 | More by Redrover
Rock Bottom Restaurant And Brewery in Atlanta, GA
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