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Taco Mac - Metropolis
Taps: 140 / Bottles: 200
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
933 Peachtree St NE
phone: (678) 904-7211
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-15-2008)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 26
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
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 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.75 | $$
The wife and I were going to Empire State South (a fine restaurant!) and guess what, there is a massive Taco Mac right across the street! My first Taco ever... Inside it looks like any suburban chain restaurant, but the long, serpent-like bar is plenty cool.
140 taps! Great Divide Yeti, Dragon's Milk, Trobadour, Boulevard Nommo and Tank, Green Flash Friendship and a bunch of local/regional brews (French Broad, Duck Rabbit, Red Brick, O'Dempseys, Red Hare).
The place was empty on a weekday at lunchtime during Christmas, but the bartender looked hurried and overwhelmed, and it takes time to get a beer. Here I learned that service is the Achilles' heel of all Taco Mac locations!
The ambience is blah and bland, the food is mediocre but goes well with beer (queso and salsa).
Come for the beer only! The selection is damn good indeed.
03-04-2013 01:38:37 |
More by DoubleSimcoe
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Taco Mac Metropolis...an odd place in Midtown with a great beer selection, but not much more.
The atmosphere here is very unimpressive. I feel like I'm in some sort of a mix between a diner, a sports bar, and a night club. I really dislike it.
The beers are generally served in incorrect glassware (unless standard pint glass is appropriate), but the beers here are generally fresh (though I haven't really tried my luck with many bottled/canned IPAs - a true test for me).
The service here is not bad for a restaurant, but not good for a beer bar. The bartenders generally have some beer knowledge, but the servers generally have very little.
The beer selection is pretty decent. They have A LOT of beer, but much of it is mediocre/standard. I have a hard time picking out beers here because I've generally had everything. For a sports bar, the selection is very good, though.
I actually find the food quite decent at Taco Mac. It's not the interesting, well crafted dishes of Brick Store, but it's good for chain bar food.
The prices are actually quite high. Some drafts can go for nearly $10, which you will not see at the other craft beer bars in Atlanta.
10-27-2010 20:27:52 |
More by coreyfmcdonald
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
I find Taco Mac to be one of the more over-hyped restaurants/bars in Atlanta. This particular location is exceptionally disappointing. Yes this place has hundreds of beers, so it's not the worst place to be dragged to by friends. However, I think a place that prides themselves in their beer selection would also try to have a staff that has even a vague knowledge of different types of beers. The staff here is completely clueless. If you know exactly what you're looking for, this isn't too bad of a place to go; however, if you want to try something new, do NOT come here looking for a recommendation. Not only are the servers clueless when it comes to beer, they are also quite slow when it comes to bringing that beer that you ordered 20 minutes ago. Also, Taco Mac's beers of the month are apparently comprised of just the worst beers they can get in a keg for that particular month. To sum up, I extremely dislike Taco Mac.
03-03-2009 17:38:04 |
More by jm429
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
I have been to many different Taco Macs throughout the Atlanta area. I will say this is the first one that I have had absolutely no desire to go back to. Our waiter was an absolute moron, and the service was extremely slow. Myself and my party waited about 10 minutes for each beer that we ordered (3) when the place was nearly empty. One of my beers came to me wrong, warm and awful. At the end of my time in this hell hole, we asked for our checks to be split, they came to us in pairs, with orders STILL on the wrong ticket. On top of this, I had to ASK for my brewniversity card back and he couldn't tell us which one it was. So a member of my party had to tell him how to do his job and find out which card was mine (no my name wasn't on it, but I have never had a problem with it before.) Throughout this process the waiter didn't say sorry for the wait or anything to try and make our experience any better.
Thank you "Taco Mac Metropolis," you have made me never come back to your store. I will spend my hard earned dollar elsewhere.
02-10-2013 20:16:03 |
More by 7h324nd0m1
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1.5 | $$
I stopped in Taco Mac Metropolis on my last night of a three-day trip to ATL. I had a feeling what I was in for but decided to go based on the reviews here on BA. I was sorry almost immediately that I was swayed by these reviews.
The place is a huge, loud, and rather dirty sports bar filled on a Tuesday night with fratboys, their girlfriends, and older dudes who probably weren't in frats but now want people to think they were.
I've never been impressed with beer bars with excessively large numbers of taps. There's really no way a place like that can keep their hoppy beers fresh and are unlikely to be able to keep all of those taplines cleaned. While I can't speak to the latter issue, I was right about fresh IPAs or lack thereof. I ordered a Founders Red's Rye and a Sweetwater IPA and didn't finish either one because the hops had faded and they were malty messes.
And given it's called Taco Mac, I ordered simple beef tacos --- they were terrible. The soft flour tortillas were oversteamed and the taco meat with grimy. Gross.
Two pints and two tacos set me back $19 before tax and tip. Not bad.
I would never encourage a BA to go to this place. Spend the extra time and head out to Decatur and hit up the Brick Store Pub and Leon's Full Service for great beer and food.
04-18-2012 04:41:43 |
More by BuckeyeOne
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