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Taps: 31 / Bottles: 200
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
269 N Hull St
phone: (706) 543-8997
(Place added by: edamjohnson on 12-28-2007)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 54 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 2 | $$
Beer selection was great. Waitress was good as well. Food was really just not up to par.. They've got a lot of work to do here. Not only is the selection limited, but everything we had was just alright if not bland and tasteless. I'll stop any day for their taps, but I doubt I'd eat here again. The one thing I've always said about BSP is not only is the beer fantastic, but I sincerely enjoy my dinner there as well. As far as atmosphere goes, I love the tall booths and general layout of the place. But it sure doesn't have the warmth it could. Maybe I just went during a slow hour as well. More people would have probably added to the atmosphere.
07-20-2009 20:27:05 |
More by deecue
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Went on a day trip to Athens and stopped here for lunch. We sat in the restaurant/coffees shop side. The decor was a lot of beer memorabilia with wood booths. Much to my surprise, they had Bell's Expedition Stout on tap. I lucked out as I got the last of it and it was on the house because it wasn't a full pour (I got about 3/4 of a pint). The food was good. I got a roast beef sandwich on sour dough (beer braised in St. Bernardus) and my wife got a pulled pork sandwich (pork braised in Unibroue Ephemere). The menu contains items made with beer. and the service was excellent. The waitress even knew her beers. This is a must visit bar in Athens.
05-26-2009 13:41:15 |
More by RunawayJim
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
This place is great. The bar itself spans the full store lengths including a coffee shop, a sitting area, and the bar. The bar itself is filled with wide selections of beers that cannot be found at any other bar. They also are the only bar in Athens that stocks proper glassware for each style of beer. The staff is polite and knowledgeable, many times offering suggestions based on your personal taste. The coffee shop also expands on the atmosphere with spacious seating, good window views, and of course, coffee/tea.
Best place in Athens for quality beer.
05-05-2009 19:36:20 |
More by Anthony1
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Having lived in Athens prior to '04, I was excited to get back and see the emerging beer scene since GA allowed +6% ABV beers. Trappeze was a must vist for this reason. The space is huge, and obviously has had some work done, as I remember this place being a rather dingy building years ago. There is an interesting mix of beer enthusiasts and normal bar patrons. The tap beer selection was amazing, I must give them credit, the wide assortment available included DFH Palo Santo and DR Rabid Duck, which have not been around anywhere in Atlanta for a little while now. I would say the taps are what Trappeze hangs their hat on, bottles are an impressive list too, but the taps really blew me away. The folks that worked there were nice enough, and very helpful, its wrong to compare anywhere in the SE to the Brick Store, so I will just leave it at the beer knowledge seemed a little more variable depending on who you spoke to. The food options were somewhat limited, not bad, but nothing fantastic either. I am not a huge fan of duck, but some of the folks at my table had the duck tacos and enjoyed them. Overall, a great place, probably the only other true beer bar in Georgia other than the Brick, and a welcome addition to downtown Athens. I'll be back for sure, but may just stick to beers.
02-24-2009 13:21:34 |
More by bhalter8
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
My first visit to Trappeze was over the holidays. They had a lot on tap, but unfortunately, we came in at the end of a week, and a lot of what I wanted was out.
Still, our large group (8) ended up in a big booth next door (with the more "coffee house" feel). Our server was very helpful, and gracious about the selection. My ESP was apparently on, since I managed to order a half dozen beers they were out of (taps and bottles!), which another of my mates, a regular, said was very unusual.
All in all, very satisfying. The atmosphere is good; not quite the Brick Store, with its Old World feel, but downtown Athens is a great place to just walk around at night. I'll definitely be back.
01-08-2009 13:43:27 |
More by jimsimply
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Placed in the heart of Athens near all the shops and city hall. The interior is somewhat old timey, with wood architecture all around. There are different rooms for seating. The bar area is somewhat roomy, not sure how many stools were there. Parking outside is metered. Depending on where you park there are time limits. Right outside the pub is two hour maximum parking.
I can't recall exactly how many beers are on tap. The taps are listed with descriptions in a small booklet, so there are enough to fill a few page. There are also a few chalkboards that list what's available. There is a cask selection as well. The prices seemed very low to me, however this may be because I'm used to prices in D.C.
The food seemed decent, nothing spectacular, but it wasn't bad either. I'd say it's a step above bar food, but well below anything you would get at a restaurant.
A great place to go for beer after shopping downtown. There are plenty of taps and good food, so you can't go wrong. Recommended.
12-28-2008 05:59:55 |
More by BeerSox
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Went to Trapeze this weekend when we went to Athens to escape life for a couple of days. Stopped in at around 2 o'clock on Saturday afternoon and the place was rather slow besides a few students studying. We had a seat at an oversized wooden booth. The bartender referred us to the huge chalkboard for the tap list and it was impressive. Lots of Terrapin, Stone, Oskar Blues, Victory, Belgians and many more. At least 30 taps. It was a bit overwhelming but beautiful. I went with a Oskar Blues Whiskey Barrel Aged Gordon and I must say it was impressive. Later had a Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin for desert. Everything arrived in proper glassware, so overall high marks for quality and selection.
Service was decent. I think the bartender was close to the end of her shift because she was a bit aloof, but still very helpful. Bring your ID because I get the feeling they card everyone because I look well over thirty and they were right on top of me.
Food was good as well. Its funny looking at the menu because maybe one page front and back is the food and the other 20 or so pages is nothing but beer. Awesome. I had the bratwurst hoagie and my lady had the rueben and both were great. We also had the Terrapin Beer Bread made from the spent rye and malted sugar with orange honey butter, that shit is stupid good and only $2.50.
Overall, everything is incredibly reasonable and enjoyable. A beer and a sandwich will run you about 15 bucks. Not bad in my eyes. Good times and I will absolutely be back.
11-24-2008 22:50:50 |
More by everetends
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I think all the other reviews have explained the layout well enough, so I won't belabor the description. There was a group of 7 of us and we were able to snag the big corner booth next to the front window.
Quality was quite good. They had some beers on tap I have not seen at Brick Store, like the Ommegang Chocolate Stout and they also had a cask of Victory Hop Devil. Selection was excellent. At least 30 taps and an extensive bottle selection.
Service was good. Our server was pleasant and knowledgeable. The service got a little slow as the place got busier, but it was not slow enough to detract from the experience.
Food was quite good. I had the pulled pork sandwich that I really enjoyed and my wife had the Rueben sandwich which was also very good. We all split the cheese plate for dessert and everyone seemed happy with the selection and quality of the cheeses.
All the prices were pretty decent. Most of the more "common" craft beers were about $5-6 with the higher gravity selections starting at about $6. Food was reasonable too with most entrees below $10.
Overall, this was a great stop in Athens and could really fit in well in any city based on the quality of the beer and food offered. It may not be quite world-class yet, but it is a very high quality offering for the area and the state. Definitely recommended if you are in the area.
11-16-2008 19:28:28 |
More by gabeerfan
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $
Aside from the Brick Store and the brewpubs, this is the only other really serious beer bar in Georgia, although there are also plenty of other places that are solidly second tier. The key to this place and to the Brick Store is the knowledge and passion of the owners that allows them to seek out and secure rare offerings from the distributors, and then serve them at proper temperature and in proper glassware. When you order a couple of hundred different bottled beers of fine quality and keep 30+ taps of similar quality stuff- and you don't let any of it get old- distributors listen when you request special stuff, and are more likely to offer the good stuff up unasked. This place is located on a nice corner in Athens where you are slightly more likely to grab a parking space than elsewhere in the city. The space has a nice bar in it, and lots of wood, but its pretty small and the annex next door that used to be the deli/coffee space lacks ambiance. Overall its not bad but it is a little cold and could use a touch more room and character. Everything seems top notch, but the glassware program is not quite as extensive as the Brick Store's. Servers are relatively knowledgeable and quite friendly, although its usually pretty busy. The food is solid, plentiful, and cheap, and there are some interesting pub stule offerings. I had the quite decent pulled pork sandwich with a huge side of decent mac and cheese. Nice beer selection, with about 1/2 craft beers and 1/2 Belgians and other nice imports. Nothing truly special while I was there, but I've seen some nice special offerings on their mailing list. They also regularly have beer dinners. A nice place and a fine addition to the Georgia beer scene. A must go to if you find yourself in Athens, and worth the drive from Atlanta for special events.
11-13-2008 15:58:41 |
More by Georgiabeer
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Without a doubt, Athens' premier beer pub, and quite possibly one of the best in the country. Yeah, I said it. My review is long overdue, having been fortunate enough to be among the few invited to the preview opening back in December of last year.
The main bar area/room consists of wooden booths lining the front windows and a long L-shaped bar featuring 31 taps and one beer engine tap for casks. There are roughly 4-5 coolers in this area as well filled with bottles, some behind the bar and some at the ends of the bar on both sides. Directly opposite the long side of the bar is a middle section/patio that can be opened to the outside air and serves as a connection to the other side of the pub. There are a few tables and tall chairs scattered in this area. They have also recently added a few sidewalk tables with metal railings separating them from the pedestrian traffic, which is great for outside lounging.
The other side of the pub is the roomier of the two main areas, featuring a smaller bar with 6 taps, more booths lining the front windows and several longer tables in the middle. This brings the grand tap total to a stellar 38. There are also bottle coolers on this side as well.
The patio area has a large mural of L'Abbey de Notre Dame de Scourmont (Chimay), while both sides feature many great pieces of beer paraphernalia. There is a long blackboard opposite the main bar (look high) with all the draft selections, and a superb menu with lengthy descriptions of the 250+ bottles. The food is top-notch as far as pub food goes, even having a vegetarian entry. Awesome glassware selection, and if it's not always the right brewery, it's nearly always the correct style. Sometimes Fri/Sat night can get a bit crowded, but the adjoining space helps alleviate this tremendously.
Fantastic service, selection, ambiance...hell, just an all-around awe inspiring beer bar. If you love great beer and you haven't been here whilst in Athens, I don't know what's wrong with you. Get there, now! Long live Trappeze!
10-07-2008 05:21:51 |
More by SiriusAth
Trappeze Pub in Athens, GA
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