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Taps: 21 / Bottles: 37
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
1180 Peachtree Street, NE
phone: (404) 347-2220
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I was on a business trip to the ATL and I went to the TAP two nights in a row. The food is adventurous, extremely tasty, the beer menu is fantastic, it was broken up by beer style, with proper descriptions of the beers on the menu. The first night I had the brisket sandwich, excellent, the warm potato salad was equally as good. My dining partner had the tacos, he said the fried chicken taco was unreal. The wait staff was very attentive and not pushy, they can describe and recommend beer with the best of any wait staff I have seen. The second night we had the pork porterhouse, it was fantastic. This place is a must visit in Atlanta, exceptional food, great beer, terrific staff. The beer prices were on average for the location and quality, the food prices were a steal.
05-20-2011 02:24:17 |
More by orsulacp
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Decent tap selection, lots of semi-local brews (consumed a few Terrapins from Athens, GA) plus a rotating cask (Rogue mocha, in this case). Staff definitely had opinions on beers, but didn't know much about turnover, etc. Seemed like the beer list was pretty static, no surprises in the wings.
Food menu was interesting. Went for tuna sandwich. Semi-small portion, but was actually the right size. Servers were yelling at each other good naturedly, but was annoying at times.
Sat at the bar and asked for (and received) several samples. Menu offered small pours for $2 but issue never came up when I asked for a sample.
Would go back in the future, and hope they have semi-rotation on the taps. Bottles weren't nearly as interesting. Bonus points for all the World Cup stuff they had hanging around, including showing repeats (ESPN Classic?) of prior day's games.
07-01-2010 01:48:21 |
More by wizzy
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Took some clients out to TAP for a business dinner. Perhaps not the best choice as they were not adventuresome dinners at all and I think the menu intimidated them. Plus they weren't very hungry and two of them didn't drink at all. (Best laid plans of mice and men...oh well)
To say that the location and the parking are confusing is a bit of an understatement. Once you figure it out, its not bad; however, a bit tricky at first.
Atmosphere: Hip, trendy, and could be considered by some a bit pretentious, I really liked it. Place seemed alive, young, fresh, and waiting and wanting to serve and please. Kind of like a kid who created something new and is just begging you to try it.
Quality: I was a little disappointed that their was not cask, but it was a Wednesday and I'm getting used to just missing the cask everywhere I go. There list is almost entirely quality, craft ales. That said, they also have many middle of the road beers from large or just average producers. But I was quickly able to find some beers I enjoyed.
Service: Attentive, informative, seemingly knowledgeable, and friendly. Very personable as well. They made us feel welcome and offered suggestions for drinks as well as food.
Selection: Broad selection with a mix of some high quality craft beers and some average beers. There are also three flights of beers available from the draft list so you can try a small portion of three beers off the list. I see this often with wine, rarely with beer. I like the option.
Food: Great food, but you have to be willing to try something a little different. Not pig brains different, but at least something outside of chain restaurant different. My stuffed trout was fantastic. The burger (on an english muffin instead of a bun) looked great. Also, the black bean hummus was a spicy treat.
Value: I had a hard time here, because I think the food is priced just right, but the beer is just ever so slightly pricey. All and all I would gladly go back, just with different company.
Overall I was pleased and thought the place was fantastic. I wish their beer list was a little more interesting and took as many chances as the menu, but I was not disappointed and had a Terrapin Hopsicuscioner and Sweetwater Danktank, so I can't really complain.
03-12-2010 13:36:19 |
More by Loki
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I've been to TAP before but I finally ate dinner there last night, so I thought I'd give it a review.
Nice location, right on Peachtree at 14th, in the base of 1180. The inside is black and red all over, including a completely red stag. The double-sided bar runs right down the middle. There's a large variety of seating, including lots of outdoor seating and even a few tables on the stairs. Upstairs is another bar, a few more tables, and the too-small bathrooms. Nice flexible ambiance that really changes based on season and time of day.
The beer selection is solid. Nice variety, with quite a few on tap. A small smattering of Belgians, a few locals, and sometimes a cask ale. All are available in $2 tasters. Decent seasonal selection, but nothing extraordinary. Also a fair number of bottles. Everything is fresh.
The food is pretty good. Not as upscale as they'd like you to think, but the price point is higher than average. The chicken taco is very good. Wide selection of appetizers. I prefer Leon's in Decatur, I think they're both going for the same "gastropub" type of menu, but Leon's pulls it off better. Still, TAP's food is all around good and shines in some areas.
Service tends to be pretty good. Bartenders are helpful. Wait staff may not know specifics about the beer, but they don't hesitate to go ask the bartenders.
A worthy stop if you're in town.
02-03-2010 18:00:21 |
More by shivtim
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
TAP was one of my destinations during my recent trip to Atlanta. It is located on the first two floors of a midrise in Midtown. They have a nice outdoor space in front and offer free valet parking. Note that the parking service donates all tips to local charities, which I thought was pretty cool.
The bar is dark, yet colorful. They really like the low lighting. The bar is in the center of the first floor and is surrounded by small tables and few booths. I couldn't make my mind up about the bar stools, they are cushioned like an easy chair, but have only one arm with the other being the egress in/out of the seat.
There is also some limited seating on the 2nd floor by the stair case. Note the glass door cooler as you come down the stairs, lots of good beer on display. The 2nd floor also contains the bathrooms (minor annoyance) and the open kitchen.
Our bartender was topnotch and was great with both food and beer selections. I would say they have about 15 taps with lots of local and Belgian choices. Note they also have one beer on cask (while I was there it was a porter for $8). The bottle selection also has many good choices. They embrace the seasonals which is nice to see. My boss was with me and after a few beers switched to wine. He appreciated their wine list.
The food was very good and goes beyond standard pub grub fare. Try the delightful Yucatan BBQ pork taco (other versions also available). I also had some good appetizers (go for the buffalo calamari but skip the fries) and some tasty pasta. Note that we leisurely paced our meal with appetizers and dinner spread over a couple of hours. They had no problem with this and keep the food coming at regular intervals. I can really recommend this "slow" approach to dining at a spot like TAP.
They had a very nice crowd that seemed to feature a good mix of locals, office workers and travelers like myself.
Prices tend to be a bit spendy. My bill was about $280 for four, but that included a good amount of beer, food & wine. I think you could eat a drink here for about $40 for a meal & beer.
This is my new favorite place in Atlanta. It works for beer folks and food folks.
11-19-2009 18:18:40 |
More by Redrover
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
Stopped in here for lunch after attending a work-related shindig nearby.
Atmosphere is interesting. It's on the bottom level of a high-rise in Midtown, with a good deal of outdoor seating. Once inside it's cozier than it looks from the outside, with a good amount of seating on either side of the bar.
Quality was good - my Andygator from Abita came in an un-chilled Andygator pint glass with a good amount of head.
Service was good. The couple next to me was from out of town and asked a few questions about the beer that the bartender gave better-than-average answers to. Very friendly and prompt.
Selection was better than I anticipated. Abita, Rogue, Unibroue, Terrapin, Sweetwater, and Chimay were all on-tap, along with just a few BMC's and other micros I can't remember. As previously stated they also have a cask ale that's generally supplied by ABC, though at $10 it's a bit pricey. Overall their prices were just a tad more than I'm used to paying, but I expected that in this part of town.
Overall this is a solid beer place that joins Taco Mac and the Vortex as above average choices in the area. Worth a stop.
01-14-2009 16:23:35 |
More by glid02
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
TAP is smack dab in the middle of Midtown on Peachtree St & 14th. TAP is also part of Concentrics Restaurants, which has some pretty good restaurants in town such as One Midtown Kitchen, Two Urban Licks, Murphy's, etc.
Atmosphere is pretty damned cool to me. Tons of patio seating great for people watching. Inside, the place is 3 stories high and is very cleverly laid out. The kegs are positioned above the bar in a glass enclosure, which you can see while climbing the open staircase.
When I went months ago, I had a Ommegang Rare Vos & Victory Golden Monkey on draft. At first, Bartender was going to use a pint glass for the Monkey when I asked him to use a Duvel glass instead. They need a little work in the beer knowledge dept, but that is understandable for a "newer" place. I also saw Shakespeare Stout, ABC's Numbers Ale, Sweetwater, Terrapin, Chimay...nothing to crazy. They also have a cask series, which usually features 1 from ABC.
Food is really good, as to be expected. Had some calamari and some lamb lolipops with a homemade takziki sauce. The rest of the menu looked really good and somewhat innovative.
In summary, this place 'can be' a shining example of true beer advocacy in trendy Midtown Atlanta. For now, it is shiny and new with great potential to be a nice beer destination in an area that really caters to the martini & wine crowd.
07-01-2008 12:44:59 |
More by RustyDiamond
TAP in Atlanta, GA