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Taco Mac - Metropolis
Taps: 140 / Bottles: 200
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
933 Peachtree St NE
phone: (678) 904-7211
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-15-2008)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 26
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
I stopped here after dinner at Vortex, and found Taco Mac much more to my liking. There were about 100 taps, filled with solid selections (Stone, Duck Rabbit, Ommegang, Terrapin, Sweetwater, Dogfish Head, etc). Prices were variable, some cheap and some too pricey. I went for the Duck Rabbit Baltic Porter (only $4) followed by Ommegang Chocolate Stout ($8.95). Why such a big difference in price? The atmosphere is basically BW3 style, a more or less classic sports bar with wings. I recommend a visit here over Vortex if you only have time for 1 stop.
09-26-2008 10:53:43 |
More by TurdFurgison
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Went here for the first time for the Stone release.
Atmosphere is a sports bar like any other Taco Mac, although this one seems classier somehow. There are tons of TV's, two tiers of seating and a pretty good sized bar.
Quality is good. All of the high gravity beers I ordered were served in miniature snifters, and none of them were chilled..
Service was good. The bartenders were real excited about the release and were very friendly. Additionally, the pours were done pretty well.
Selection at this Taco Mac is better than the ones at Lindbergh or Highlands. It seemed like there was more emphasis on more uncommon beers than Lindbergh, and of course the selection was much greater than the one in the Highlands.
Food was solid as always at Taco Mac. Nothing spectacular but I always know what to expect.
The prices were very reasonable, and it was cool that they had 8 oz. sample sizes for the release, although they may always have them.
Overall I think that this is my favorite location so far. It just seems a step up from the others.
09-23-2008 04:47:33 |
More by glid02
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Went for the Stone release, but have been to several other T.C.'s before.
Pretty urban feel. Lots of sleek lines, painted wood and brushed metals. Raised bar over the regular seating area. A little loud, but the crowded bar may have had added to the noise.
Service was quite good. Our server took good care of us and made well-reasoned remarks on the beer. I did see some beers in chilled glasses, but the Stones were not served this way, thank goodness.
Selection overall was about the same as most of the other T.C.'s. And prices seemed pretty much in line with other locations as well, despite the expensive location. Of course, the Stone release contributed to the heightened idea of the good selection.
Menu is the same as all the other locations. We only had chips and salsa, but I can assume the other food is on the same level as elsewhere.
Beer and food was all reasonably priced. 6-9 8oz. beers plus chips and salsa was only about $30, so I felt we got a good value. Lots of food items under $10.
This is probably the best T.C. location I have been to and will be returning. If you are in town, skip the original Virginia-Highland location, which is only about 1-1/2 to 2 miles away, and go here. You will be glad you did.
November '08 Update: If you go at lunch on a weekday, sit at the bar if you can. My wife and I sat at a table and ordered beers. Took over 15 min. to get them and the manager removed them from the bill. Apparently, the bartender wasn't used to pouring beer at lunch and forgot about our order. Service score lowered accordingly.
09-23-2008 00:39:32 |
More by gabeerfan
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
If you're lookiing for a sports bar/beer bar combo, this might be the best spot in metro Atlanta.
140 tpas and 280 bottles advertised but I didn't bother to count for myself. Admittedly, about half of the selection is crap but that still leaves about 70 taps of good craft beer. I got a Dogfish 60 Min that tasted fresh.
Staff was decent. Again don't look for a lot of beer knowledge from the servers. But our waitress did bring me some malt vinegar for my fries without batting an eye, a request that usually gets me odd looks and requires extra explanation here in Atlanta.
Food is standard bar fare and not bad at all. If you're looking for lighter fare, check out the wraps.
This would be a fantastic place to watch the game while enjoying a few quality brews.
09-15-2008 01:55:18 |
More by ViveLaChouffe
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
A: When comparing it to the other Taco Macs, the atmosphere is very much improved. This location is only one I have been to with an industrial feel. The rest are all pretty similar with a dark wood interior. The booths and tables still have the walnut stained wood, but the overall appearance is much different from their typical store. The natural light in this location is better than most with the large floor to ceiling windows on two sides.
Q: The frozen glasses are a big issue with all the Taco Mac locations, but I didn't have issues when asking my waitress to use a room temp glass. The beer tasted great, but it is a new location so I can't speak to how well the lines will stay clean with all those taps. The menu, is the same as all Taco Mac locations.
Serv: The wait staff, although they know nothing about beer, was very courteous and prompt. I will not drop their score for not having beer knowledge since most of their employees would likely not be able to afford a lot of the beer they sell at this location.
Sel: If you are coming into Atlanta and want a huge selection of good beer to choose from, this is by far the best location to go of all the Taco Macs. The last time I went to this location, all of the following beers were on tap that are rated higher than 3.75 on this website. St Bernardus Prior Abt 12, Great Divide Oaked Aged Yeti Stout, North Coast Old Rasputin Imperial, Dogfish Head, 90 Min IPA, Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron, Hennepin Farmhouse Ale, Avery Maharaja, Allagash Tripel Reserve, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot, Saison Dupont, Weihenstephaner Dunkel Weiss, Lagunitas Hop Stoopid, Oskar Blues Gordon, Paulaner Hefeweissen, Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial, Sierra Nevada Torpedo Ale, Harviestoun Old Engine Oil, He'brew R.I.P.A, Rogue Hazelnut Brown, Sweetwater IPA, Allagash White, Terrapin Rye Squared, Victory Prima Pils, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Flying Dog Double Dog, Heavy Seas Loose Cannon, Allagash Black, Avery Collaboration not Litigation, Lindeman's Framboise, Bridgeport IPA, Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale, Terrapin Rye Pale Ale, Victory Sunrise Wheat, Allagash Dubbel Reserve, Rogue Dead Guy Ale, Hoegaarden, Highland Oatmeal Porter, Avery IPA, Spaten Optimator, North Coast Pranqster, Duck-Rabbit Barley Wine, Heavy Seas Small Craft Warning, Kulmbacher Pilsner, Rogue Imperial Red, Lagunitas Censored, Highland Gaelic Ale, Sierra Nevada ESB, North Coast Brother Thelonius, Samuel Adams Lager, Anchor Steam, Brooklyn Lager, Sweetwater Festive Ale, Ommegang White, Left Hand Milk Stout, Victory Golden Monkey Tripel, Lagunitas IPA, Spaten Mai Bock, Well's Bombadier, Lagunitas Lumpy Gravy
Those are just the higher ranked ones, they have 140 taps and a lot more bottles. I would give it a 5 if BrickStore wasn't in town. Even though they have a great list, the real specialty brews are not common here.
Food: The food is the standard Taco Mac selection. If you want anything better than standard pub food you need to look elsewhere. I usually get a chicken wrap to avoid the more greasy items on the menu.
V: Some of the beers are over priced, but they are pretty rare to find on tap. The abundance of 11oz drafts made be choose the higher $ amount. The food is inexpensive, but you get what you pay for.
07-01-2008 16:55:55 |
More by GatorBeerNerd
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
First off the selection is outstanding and not what you would expect from a sports bar. They boast "130 beers on tap," but when I was there they had about 75 with another 75 or so bottles. I started with a left hand milk stout and moved on to the Hop Devil. Both served in pint glasses as were all selections. All domestic beers are the same price so don't think you're going here and getting a $2 Pabst, it's $6.75 so you mineaswell go with a decent artisan brew. If you are in the Phillips Arena/CNN Center/Convention Center area, this is your best bet.
06-03-2008 20:57:30 |
More by bgreene14
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