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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
848 Peachtree Street, NE
phone: (404) 870-0805
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| Reviews: 17
District of Columbia
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Was really close to my hotel and only had a few hours to catch a brew and a bit of food. Sadly, I didn't have the chance to check out some of the better beer sites in Atlanta, but hopefully I will get to visit again.
Anyway, the atmosphere was just OK. Mostly post-work khakis and suits sitting in and around the bar area. I sat at a two-seater table, and had really fine service. The server was nice, prompt, and offered to explain anything and everything, though I didn't take her up on that.
Place had a really modern restaurant feel to it, and was actually quite large in terms of seating and space. Huge bar area, and there were numerous tables throughout. Really 'new' looking in terms of the decor and furniture. Had a kinda manufactured character to it, but it wasn't terrible or anything. Just generic.
Had about eight of their brews available on tap, and the ones I sampled were quite good in terms of quality and were definitely fresh and handled well. Just a few macro guest brews in bottles. Prices for the beer were really reasonable, and same went for the food.
The menu was quite large, but I stuck with a more than solid chicken sandwich and garlic fries.
This was an OK place and their brews made up for the lacking atmosphere, but I am sure there are far better places to hit in Atlanta (and I hope to visit them).
04-22-2009 02:05:54 |
More by Nickls
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
A group of us went there on Christmas Eve, and the place was empty for post-lunch, which was fine with us. The service was good, considering we had two children with us. Selection was common for a brewpub; I must admit that the Winterbock was surprisingly yummy. Food was good. I had the goat cheese ravioli, which completed the Winterbock well. As for the prices, it was standard fare. Pub group were between 7 and 12 dollars, and the dinner meals were higher. Knowing this establishment is part of a chain, I might be skeptical in visiting another Gordon Beirsch. However, I would not think twice about coming back to the ATL location.
12-29-2008 03:04:50 |
More by tommy78
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 2.5 | $$$
Second trip to this place, neither visit was impressive to say the least.
Most recent was a Sunday night, so it was not overly busy. Took the waitstaff about 15 minutes to finally ask if we wanted something to drink and another 10 to bring it out. Had the blonde bock and it was barely finishable...barley. I think they only had 3 beers on tap, so they made up for the fourth by offering a mixed beer of the dunkel and blonde. The dunkel was slightly better than the blonde bock, but not by much. Also ordered a pizza, when it came out I thought there were white/yellow onions all over the pizza. It turns out they were all whole garlic cloves, waaay to many.
Ended up having to leave after 2 beers and seeking out a better drinking establishment.
Definitely will not go back.
10-02-2008 16:51:46 |
More by twiggamortis420
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 3.5 | $$
This is a really nice, upscale looking place with great ambience. Easy to find along Peachtree St. (yes, but aren't they ALL called Peachtree Street?), in what looks to be a fairly decent area of town. The service was good, with the good news being the bartender would provide plenty of samples at the drop of a hat and was nice as heck. The bad news is that none of the beers is at all noteworthy. Corporate-made lagers really aren't designed to stand out, but come on...at least step out a bit. The Marzen, Pilsner, "Blond" Bock (whatever that is) were all almost identical. The dunkel (a basic dark lager) has no malty notes whatsoever. What's the point in making it? While competently made to the mass tastes that appear to be the norm in Atlanta, these beers just don't stand out by any beer geek definition I have. The food was fairly decent, so maybe that's what the attraction is here. All in all, though, GB may be one of the best of the national chain "brewpubs" and actually does merit a stop.
03-29-2008 20:37:02 |
More by BertSugar
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Went here with my unit during annual tour, as we always try to do when we travel. Great atmosphere, not hard to find, makes you want to dress up a bit. Plenty of seating, and the servers are extremely friendly, not to mention prompt. Ordered our beers and they were in front of us before any of us could ask "hey, didn't we order beer?" The IPA was great, not exceptional but great. I had the margarhita pizza, that was decent but I've had better. Pool tables were good and plenty of space for them. Plenty of beers to choose from and we did not go dry. I reccomend this for anyone visiting the area (that is who isn't a local and dosen't know of anywhere better).
03-03-2008 06:43:13 |
More by youradhere
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
In a nice midtown location. Fairly large space, with lofted seating as well. There's not enough room at the bar, but there are a number of high-top tables adjacent to the bar.
Gotta love the free beer sampler, as others have mentioned. I went with a pint of the Blonde Bock, which was not bad. Service was decent, the beer was decent, the selection was 6 choices (seasonal was an alt). Beer was mostly ok. We didn't try the food.
Not my first choice for Atlanta, but not a bad stop if you're in midtown; could easily combine it with a trip to the Vortex or a number of other locations in the area.
02-13-2008 18:54:12 |
More by shivtim
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I had a very good experience here. I caught the bartender on a slow day. As he poured more than a few pints, we discussed all things beer and brewing. The brewery takes on a retail feel, right on the street and sidewalk, and allowing very good visability into and out of the otherwise standard, dreary bar. The interiors gleamed with light colored woods and stainless steel. Airy and loft-like inside with a quite, confident brewery metality. The standard 5 beers were pure, simple, and very well brewed, formulated, and handled. The seasonal (Vienna) was also a welcome surprise. As I told the bartender, I can appreciate a brewery who knows their identity (German lager-based) and does not get distracted with the IIPA's, Imperial Stouts, and 12%'ers. The food was varied so that there is a taste for everyone; all done reasonably well. Albeit on the lighter side, the foods paired well with the beers. A welcoming place, just don't expect any bells or whistles, or any exotic American experiments.
06-11-2007 17:14:00 |
More by BEERchitect
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Located in midtown a short walk from two MARTA rail stations, it is easy to find and appears to have adequate parking. Interior is open, clean and inviting. There is plenty of seating, from booths and tables for two to large tables for six to eight patrons, as well as a long bar and plenty of outdoor seating. The waitstaff are helpful, courteous, alert and quick. Beer servings are on the generous side, so you have to be careful - even when I followed my own rule of one beer an hour, I still got a little fuzzy. Menu is extensive, and the food I did have was delicious and satisfying. I tried four of their beers and found all of them to be decidedly drinkable.
This is a good place to have a Meetup or other sort of gathering, especially because it is easy to let MARTA be your designated driver.
05-26-2007 18:33:08 |
More by Cyberkedi
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
My aunt and uncle swear by the one that I turned them on to in their native Washington, DC, so I am a fan of the chain by proxy.
This location was in ATL's Midtown section, which seemed to be up and coming. It was well-lit and as I approached, the brickwork was enticing. Entering through a short vestibule, the m.d.s. was directly inside of the doorway. In fact, the m.d.s.'s position helped to bisect the space. The bar area was to the left with many high tables and chairs plus a couple of booths and the marble-topped bar was to the extreme left. All of the way aft was the kitchen and the smells wafting from the brick oven were mouthwatering. The right side was mainly booth seating. There was lots of vintage advertising throughout the space.
Upstairs, off to the left, was the brewhouse, fronted by a small bar. Off to the right up there were high tables and chairs as well as three billiards tables.
My server was a personable fellow named Justin. I really enjoyed their seasonal Festbier.
02-13-2007 08:50:37 |
More by woodychandler
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5 | food: 5 | $$
I must say that I was underwhelmed with Gordon Biersch in terms of its beers. The selection is lacking--I was really in the mood for an IPA or even just a pale ale. I sampled the seasonal, a pumpkin spice beer. Usually these beers are, to my taste, overspiced and too heavy on the pumpkin. This one went too far in the opposite direction; I couldn't make out much pumpkin OR spice. I decided to go with the Dunkles, which I found to be bland.
The atmosphere was not what I would expect from a brewpub. In fact, I don't recall seeing the brewing equipment on my visit, though I didn't explore the entire premises. All in all, it seemed to me to be very sterile.
That said, the food was awesome. I fully enjoyed the pulled pork sandwich, and I think they have the best french fries I have ever had. They are coated with some sort of minced garlic concoction that had me drooling.
Visit date: 12 November 2006
11-22-2006 21:35:14 |
More by oxguru
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