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Five Seasons Westside
Active Beers: 75
Beer Ratings: 185
Beer Avg: 3.93
Taps: 9 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1000 Marietta St.
phone: (770) 521-5551
(Place added by: gabeerfan on 05-06-2009)
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| Reviews: 21 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
One word, Awesome! We were just passing through after flying into Atlanta and went out of our way for this place. We sat in the bar and the bartender happen to also be the beverage coordinator for the 5 Seasons. And was quite knowledgeable. Beer selection was very good and diverse. They do some caskconditioned beer in different whiskey and scotch and winebarrels. Did not get to try any though.
The food was awesome. It is a USDA certified organic restuarant and alot of their products are also local and they display that in the menu. This place is definitely worth the visit, and Hop City is right next door, and you must check that out as well!!
04-19-2012 22:17:39 |
More by wapcap
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Standard microbrewery setting which is comfortable and laid back with a sense of quality. The bartender was very attentive and knowledgable and eager to discuss the brews. The selection is beyond the expectation of a typical microbrewery and near or beyond the level of larger production craft breweries. The cost is reasonable however I didn't try the food or pay close attention to the menu. The variety was very good and spanned many genres. Overall I have found the five seasons brand to be dynamic and above expectations.
05-19-2012 04:44:01 |
More by kylehay2004
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Decided to finally go ahead and break my 5 Seasons cherry since I have yet to visit one. Went to this, the newest location, because it was right next to my main target of this trip, Hop City.
Walked in and the place is in a huge building. Sat outside on the first level in a narrow row of about 6 tables facing the street. It was pleasant and well covered in case of rain (halfway through the meal there was a driving rain and we remained dry and happy). Our server was awesome and then he went into great detail about the brewpub/restaurant. This place is over 22,000 sq ft!!!! That is just an amazing size for a brewpub and it seems every level has its own vibe to it. The main level seems to be more of a bar type atmosphere, slightly dark with a nice bar with fire hydrants serving as the taps (nice touch). Didn't get to go upstairs but I was informed that there was a huge seating area outside (probably seats 100 or so) and has a great view of the skyline. Taps are set in an airplane wing on this level. Downstairs is the brewery and they will soon be putting in projection screens for indie films and classics so families can come out and have dinner and a movie in a nice and safe atmosphere. This place sounds like it has everything you could want in a brewpub to me!
The food was amazing. I had the alligator eggrolls for an appetizer and had the grilled raviolli with crawfish and andouille sausage. Tara had the lobster bisque and an antelope burger with sweet potato fries. Everything was stellar, perfectly cooked and artfully presented.
The beer was still being rolled out when I went there. They only had two taps devoted to their own brew at the moment. I had both the IPA and Golden Ale and they were absolutely lovely. They had a fair amount of guest taps holding it down til they could fill them all with their own offerings. I was informed they are soon to roll out a coffee stout using espresso from the neighboring coffee shop, Octane. Can't wait for that.
Overall, everything was great. My server was incredibly well informed and helpful (offered to give us a guided tour of the facility). The building is amazing and beautiful. Food is out of this world. I can't believe a place like this is here, but I will be going again soon and often. Really dig the place and I see this being a beer hot spot in no time.
05-24-2009 21:05:06 |
More by everetends
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Very nice establishment. Easy to find, adequate parking. Stopped here on my way through Atlanta.
Since I had a 5 hour drive afterwards I could only get the sampler, their beers were good. The Adam Crux stood out and their Quinte55ence was my favorite. The staff knew the beer and food and was more than happy to answer any questions and discuss the beer.
Other than the Quinte55ence the food was the highlight. Shared the fish tacos and the 5 cheese pizza. Both were excellent. Their fries also had something special going on as well. Not sure if it's the oil they use or what, they were really good.
Overall, great place. Nice enviroment, great staff, good beer and excellent food.
Also, Hop City is right next door...two birds, one stone.
07-15-2010 15:29:23 |
More by Wilson27
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$$
Holy crap, this is a huge brewpub! Clearly these guy have done this before and brought their plans for the ideal brewpub to life in the Westside location. The pub consists of three separate floors, with the brewery and what will soon be a bar and outdoor seating on the ground floor, the main restaurant on the first floor, and a rooftop bar on the top. In all areas, great attention has been paid to design and detail with touches like a bar made out of an airplane wing on the top floor and tap towers made out of old fire hydrants in the main restaurant area.
The beer is well made and they seem to have quite a few on tap with new beers on a regular basis. The beer was served in clean glassware and I didn't see any shaker pints.
Service was good, we were sitting at the bar and it was only about 5pm, so it almost had to be. The bartenders were friendly and seemed like they would do a good job under busy conditions too.
The food was very good. We tried a few different appetizers that varied from good to excellent and I really want to go back and try some of the other dishes on the menu such as the 5-way duck feast.
Quite an impressive brewpub overall. The food alone is worth the visit and the beer is very solid and creative as well.
08-25-2009 04:07:32 |
More by nickfl
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The area surrounding this shopping center seems a little seedy, but the shopping center itself is very modern and sharp. This Five Seasons location follows the vibe of the shopping center rather than the other locations by being shiny and metallic, rather than wood cabin style. Not really located near any public transportation. It can be a little tricky to get there by car.
There is a large bar in the middle of the lower floor with four HDTVs. There is also outdoor seating, both upstairs and downstairs. I didn't go upstairs so I'm not sure what kind of seating is up there.
The list of beers was rather long for a brewpub, but a lot of them seemed similar. There were several fruit-flavored wheat beers, plus two Witbiers (one being a dark witbier). I wasn't blown away by any other beers on tap. I've always enjoyed the ones available at the location in Sandy Springs.
The food is a large step above bar food, and on par with what you would find at any good restaurant.
All the prices seemed reasonable to me.
This place is pretty cool as far as looks, but I think I'll try visiting the Sandy Springs (Prado) location next time. I liked the beer there better, and it has been a while. That's not to say this place should be avoided. It should definitely be on the list for places close to Georgia Tech. Recommended.
09-07-2009 01:04:16 |
More by BeerSox
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
A welcome addition to the "Midtown West" area. It's a nice urban space. Huge airy indoor area, with a giant metal grate bottle rack. Large staircase leads to upstairs outdoor seating. Some covered 1st floor outdoor seating as well, but it's very close to the road and quite loud.
All around a good place. Nice atmosphere, nice selection of beers, and good service. We had some appetizers, which were good, but didn't try a full meal. Seems a little pricey, but high quality. Server wasn't incredibly knowledgeable, as he told me they didn't have anything on cask at the moment, and then I saw the bartender pumping someone a pint from the cask.
Along with the other Five Seasons, this is the best brewpub in the Atlanta area. Not perfect, but definitely worth a trip, and easily combined with a visit to Hop City.
10-06-2009 13:10:04 |
More by shivtim
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I have been going to the 5 Seasons Prado for years and I have visited the 5 Seasons Alpharetta a few times. However, this has become my favorite 5 Seasons location. Here's why:
Crawford's Brewing - If you don't know, Crawford Moran (founder of the former Dogwood Brewing Company) is the brewer at 5 Seasons Westside. Over the years he has produced some phenomenal brews. One of the latest has been the Cinq Saison here at the 5 Seasons West. Several times when I have visited, we have struck up a good beer conversation.
Good Food - Not all the selections on the menu are my style, but many are. A long shot better than the standard "bar food".
The Décor / View - The décor was a bit too modern / trendy for me in the beginning but it's grown on me. The view of downtown Atlanta from upstairs is nice. The patrons and staff I have spoken with have all been friendly and that goes a long way on the ambiance. Not the best acoustics (a bit "tinny" and loud) but it doesn't turn me away.
Hop City / 5 Seasons Westside - The fact that the best beer store in the Atlanta area is next door makes this a solid "beer destination". Take your 5 Seasons receipt next door for a discount.
Brewing with Rainwater - Besides being cool, brewing with rainwater is just smart from an energy savings standpoint and a water conservation standpoint. Green is good, unless you're talking about dye in the beer for St. Pat's - icky!
01-04-2010 21:31:15 |
More by TheEclecticGent
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
What a nice place. This place is really big and very nice for a brew pub. It is located right next to Hop City so that makes it a great stop if you are in the area getting some beers. We stopped in after we made a little beer run and had a couple samples of their beers. I had the coffee stout which was very good and I enjoyed it. Their other regular beers were not great in my opinion but the two seasonal "high octane" beers were great both belgian style ales with great flavors. If I go back I will probably stick to their specialty beers. We didn't eat there but it did look like a very nice restaurant and seemed like it would be a great place to have dinner. The bartender was very nice and tried to answer our questions as best she could but she did go ask the brewer about a couple things, which I prefer other than bartenders I've had elsewhere that would just make things up.
Overall a nice place and would definitely recommend stopping when making a beer run at Hop City.
08-14-2009 19:47:50 |
More by Blazer06
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I've been here quite a few times and it's about time to lay down a review.
Atmosphere is good. It's an absolutely massive space downstairs with a large bar and ample seating. There are a few TV's around with a bit more seating outside and two chalkboards touting the beers on tap. Upstairs holds more seating and another bar with a good deal of roof-top area available.
Quality is good. Beers come in a variety of appropriate glassware with proper head and at a good temperature.
Service is good. I've never had to wait terribly long to place an order and the bartenders are always more than friendly.
Selection is good. There are usually 6-8 beers on-tap with a cask tapped every Thursday and sometimes another day of the week. Styles range from a pale to a golden to a stout to a myriad of Belgians.
Food is good. I usually go for the spent grain bread and soup as a quick snack but other offerings such as the tacos, calamari, and eggrolls are also tasty.
Value is good, though expect to pay a bit more for the local and usually organic food.
Overall this is a nice place to stop by in an up-and-coming part of town and I'm glad to see the beer culture improve slowly but surely.
11-13-2009 05:02:07 |
More by glid02
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