Brick Store Pub

Bar, Eatery

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

(404) 687-0990 | map
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.
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.69
Reviews:
206
Ratings:
86
pDev:
6.82%
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

4.03/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25
02/11/12
Great relaxed Pub atmosphere. Straight out of the early 20th century with no electonics, neon or TV's. Stairs to the upstairs loft overlooks the first floor. Two other back rooms with bar.

Menu is pub food but not stuff out of a box. I had the Chicken Pot Pie, it was done in a small iron pan and 100% "home made".
Largely sandwich fare. Appetizer of Pierogies in carmelized butter and pecans was excellent for this lifetime patron from Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Pricing is moderate.
Excellent customer service culture is evident with every service person you have contact with.
I, of course was looking forward to something off their great beer selection, and I wasn't disappointed. I spent some time convincing my wfe and neighbor that they could also get a good wine. Both are Chardanay lovers. The Brick store had a single selection of Chard, it was 6:00 pm and they were out of it. That was a bummer.
Also, our appetizer order was lost, so the wait was long. Then they were already out of the soft pretzel appetizers that we ordered with the pierogies.
This would have been a perfect 5 if:
They had the wine (being out at 6:00pm that was frankly unacceptable). Being out of the pretzels was less critical but again, that should not happen as early as the six O'clock hour.
I would also encourage them to get a second Chard in their selection for those who like an Oaky Chard.
Feb 14, 2012
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Reviewed by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

4.49/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4
The illustrious Brick Store Pub…

This place was my haven when I first moved to Georgia. I lived a 15 min walk, so this was my frequent spot for a few years til I moved further out.

Atmosphere is rustic, old world, lot of wood and iron, yet eclectic.

Selection is off the charts, always fresh beers rotating on tap. They keep some local stuff on always, with a great variety of styles on the tap list and in cans/bottles.

But, this place is popular, so when things tap that are new/rare to the area, they go quick. Very quick.

The Cellar Bible is always fun to glance through. Many vintages, separated by style, country, you name it, it’s most likely in their cellar. They get some rarities from time to time which is nice.

Food and service are usually pretty okay, they can get busy and it can be a hassle to move around in there sometimes. Expect to wait on prime weekend nights. You aren’t the only one with the idea to hit the place up.

Great upstairs bar totally dedicated to Belgian beers.

Overall, a spot I’ve been many times, and one I will always frequent.
Dec 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.63 by Bacchaldo from Georgia

Mar 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by slasich from Pennsylvania

May 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by beersampler6 from Michigan

Oct 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.48 by Samnem from Georgia

Jul 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.7 by andypeters1971 from Georgia

May 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.8 by jahannah from Georgia

Mar 31, 2019
 
Rated: 4.75 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Aug 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.84 by sunderwood123 from Georgia

Jun 27, 2017
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
Sat at the bar starting about 9pm on a Tuesday night. Place was crowded. Would have had to wait for a table.

Great place, but legendary probably goes too far. Maybe I'm jaded, but I have 3 or 4 establishments within 15-30 min that have similar or better tap lists, a bottled/can/vintage list, great food and awesome service. Frankly, I'm not sure Brick Store is better than Porter Beer Bar.

V - Beer vibe, no doubt about it. A bit dark (bring your reading glasses). 4.75

Q - Correct and often labeled glassware. 4.5

Ser - Bartender was appropriately attentive. Good knowledge of beer and even gave me a half pour free after I order two different beers that had just recently kicked. 4.5

Sel - Great but no awesome. A good range of styles, but maybe a little light (on my visit) with respect to the heavier darker stuff. Would have loved to see a imperial stout, RIS type beer on the draught list during my visit. A nice bottle/beer list. Yes, they do have a vintage list as well, but unimpressed. Most bars do not have a vintage list, but I thought Brick Store's was a bit thin. Could have had a broader range of brewers and some beers we all might consider whales. 4.5

F - I had the chicken pot pie. It was excellent. The field greens salad was just average. 4.25

When I visit Atlanta I almost always stay in midtown, which makes Decatur and the Brick Store Pub a bit inconvenient (though using the MARTA is relatively quick and gets you within two blocks). I will come back, but other establishments may catch my attention and divert me.
May 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4.44 by ha-sheem from North Carolina

Jan 17, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by MTKATL from Georgia

Dec 25, 2016
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Reviewed by sholland119 from Pennsylvania

4.97/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
It's not easy for a legendary beer bar to live up to the hype. In fact, quite often in our experience, places such as this often wind up resting on their laurels while newer places pass them by, using their reputation as an invitation to snobbery and arrogance. No so here, though. An amazing place in a really nice town. Great vibe, wonderfully welcoming and friendly people, and a beer list that matches any I have ever run across.

BSP really is all that. Don't miss it.

HV
Aug 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.48 by Squire from Mississippi

Jun 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.83 by winehead247 from Georgia

Jun 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.9 by waterbud from Georgia

Jun 10, 2016
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Reviewed by acmurphy696 from Georgia

4.94/5  rDev +5.3%
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. I've had an introduction to plenty of great brews here, including Wild Heaven's White Blackbird saison, Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye, and Wicked Weed's Lieutenant Dank.
May 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.89 by 3-Ball from Georgia

Apr 17, 2016
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Reviewed by MOVERTON1284 from Alabama

3.01/5  rDev -35.8%
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.)
Mar 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.95 by chiefbender from Georgia

Jan 21, 2016
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Reviewed by WilliamIrwin from Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev -2.3%
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!!
Jan 19, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by Omonigan from Georgia

Dec 06, 2015
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Reviewed by slander from New York

4.71/5  rDev +0.4%
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.
Nov 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.7 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia

Oct 26, 2015
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

5/5  rDev +6.6%
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.
Sep 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.95 by hopsrus from Georgia

Aug 05, 2015
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Reviewed by JamesStreet from Louisiana

4.98/5  rDev +6.2%
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.
Jul 15, 2015
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Rated by VinceMig from Georgia

4.93/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25
If you enjoy good beer, then it is a must.
Jul 08, 2015
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Reviewed by matgrat2422 from Georgia

4.93/5  rDev +5.1%
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.
Jun 27, 2015
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Reviewed by Tralemix from Georgia

4.69/5  rDev 0%
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.
Jun 14, 2015
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Rated by SCW from New York

4.81/5  rDev +2.6%
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
Jun 03, 2015
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Reviewed by Theaudiblesigh from Georgia

5/5  rDev +6.6%
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.
May 10, 2015
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Rated by evergreen_machine from Washington

4.98/5  rDev +6.2%
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.
May 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.28 by richj1970 from Alabama

May 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4.29 by gatorlove from Florida

Mar 30, 2015
 
Rated: 4.83 by chuckcurrin from Georgia

Mar 08, 2015
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Reviewed by Genie from Georgia

4.94/5  rDev +5.3%
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.
Mar 06, 2015
 
Rated: 5 by Dil_thebeerdrinking_do from Georgia

Mar 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4.58 by zest4itall from Georgia

Feb 19, 2015
Brick Store Pub in Decatur, GA
Place rating: 4.69 out of 5 with 292 ratings