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The Wrecking Bar
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
292 Moreland Ave NE
phone: (404) 221-2600
(Place added by: ATLbeerDog on 06-17-2011)
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Reviews by coreyfmcdonald:
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I'm going to completely re-review this establishment. It has steadily become better over the past year or so and is now the best brewpub in Atlanta in my opinion. Over the past few months, I've found myself coming here around once a week or so. EDIT - I'm going to re-re-review this place as it has steadily become world class.
Located just a couple blocks south of Little Five Points, this bar is in the basement level of an event space. As I walk up to the bar, it has an upscale rustic feel. There is a nice outdoor seating area, and also a large barn-like biergarden. As I walk inside, I feel like I am in a wine cellar. There is exposed stone everywhere and an intimate bar area that separates itself from the restaurant. There is also a lounge in the back where they do live music on Sundays. The place is small and intimate.
The beer has steadily improved and is now very good. Their Sauvation Pale Ale is tremendous, as is their Jemmy Stout and the majority of their one-off and seasonal beers. Cask beer is served at appropriate temperatures with great carbonation. The beers are in general pretty true to style, but they are all still interesting. Beer is served in appropriate and room temperature glassware. They tend to serve styles typically served closer to cellar temperatures too cold, but I've noticed an improvement in the temperature of their beer. Their beer quality has steadily become better and better and the majority of their styles I consider the best brewed in Atlanta.
Service has steadily become very good. Bartenders are able to discuss in detail each of the beers on tap. Most of the time one of the brewers or the beverage manager is available, in which case you can get even more information about what you are consuming.
The beer selection is very good. They typically have around 8-10 beers on the menu, the vast majority of which are rotational and/or seasonal. They have a different cask every Friday. They have recently done interesting styles such as: Smoked Porter, Rauchbier, Breakfast Stout, Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, and Kolsch. They have done fairly extensive barrel aging, including wine, bourbon, port, and Manhattan barrels. They have also done beers with cocoa nibs, cherries, and cedar chips. At any point in time, they have at least a few one-off interesting beers to try. This is one of the best selections I've seen in a brewpub anywhere in the US.
The food here is fantastic bar food. Their sandwiches are extremely good, and the few dinners I've had have also been great. They also have weekly specials which have all been quite nice. I have yet to have a miss in the food I've had.
Prices are quite reasonable. Beer servings (pints or snifters depending on style) tend to be around $5, with half pours around $3. Food is a bit pricey, but sandwiches are under $10.
02-20-2012 22:20:43 |
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More by seavercm
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $
Great selection of on-site brewed beers, and a staff that knows their product. The food was amazing, and the attention to the details, and pride in the product, service and experience was awesome. Great cozy atmosphere, with a fun energy. Will definitely come back!
09-06-2013 10:39:49 |
More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Great food with a pretty solid beer selection. Their best beer is Siberius Maximus, hands down. If you ever get a chance to try their Barrel Aged varieties, do it! They also have some other good beer selections available, but I'll admit that some are just average. I've never had anything that I wouldn't drink again, but some aren't that impressive. Siberius Maximus more than makes up for it though.
I've never had an issue with the service here. They're all friendly, personable, and attentive. I've never waited longer than was acceptable, even when they're busy.
The food is really good and some of the best stuff you'll find at a brewpub in Atlanta.
07-25-2013 04:45:18 |
More by ari32
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$
Decided to check out the Wrecking Ball at the last minute for a late lunch. Very impressive brewing operation. A great selection of American and European styles. I ordered a flight of six beers. (ESB, Kolsch, Alt, RyePA, IPA, and stout). It was only 7 bucks!
None of the beers stood out significantly from the rest. All of them were very well brewed. Incredibly consistent - especially for a such a diverse array of styles.
The food might have been better than the beer. We only ordered apps - tartar, cheese and pickled veg, pork 3 ways, and chicken pate. All were delicious. Very fresh vegetables and beautiful presentation. The house-made pickles were delicious.
If you're in the area, or even a little bit of a drive away, the Wrecking Bar is worth a trip for any foodie or beer lover. Oh, they also have delicious cocktails. I tasted a great gin drink that I can't remember much more about. It's obvious the staff knows there stuff. I saw them squeezing fresh fruit juice and making very attractive drinks.
06-13-2013 02:16:09 |
More by AndrewScottPentland
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Had my first beer here! Jimmy Dean Breakfast Stout - really liked it. Really cool atmosphere and a great building too! They were quite busy when I went with a small group of friends on a Friday night in early April, but the service was still top notch. Would go back for sure.
06-01-2013 02:49:58 |
More by cottington
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Our last beer stop in Little Five Points, and what a stop!
The Wrecking is stunning, inside and out. The old bank building is beautiful and imposing, so monumental you don't expect the underground cave-like maze of dining spaces that make the bar and restaurant. This is place to bring a date, a friend, your mom or your boss. Everyone will be impressed by how cool, classy and intriguing The Wrecking is.
We were greeted and served by friendly bearded hipsters that knew so much about their beer and food and were so happy about their stuff it was contagious.
There are 10 taps plus 1 cask, served in shorty (8 oz) or pint (16 oz). Kolsch, Mild, Amber, Bock, Victor IPA (had), Jenny Stout (had), Jenny Breakfast Stout (had), Border Patrol American Strong Ale (had) and Denamelizer DIPA (had).
They also play with wood-aged brews (oak, wine, whiskey) but none were ready yet during our visit.
The food is even better than the beer, very local- and pork-centric. We had the Moonshine Meats Beef Cheek (amber braised local grass fed, caramelized onion and blue cheese gratin, crispy kale, baby carrots and fennel-beer jus), pimento cheese (house mustard, local pickled veggies and spent grain crostini) and mac-and-cheese with crispy pig ears. All unbelievable, expect for the pig ears that were crispy and crunchy but flavorless.
Prices ain't bad for food and beer this good, but the bill will quickly add up after a couple of shorties and small plates. It doesn't matter, you must come here!!
03-12-2013 06:24:32 |
More by DoubleSimcoe
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The Wrecking Bar is an authentic brew pub in the Little Five points area of Atlanta. I've visited numerous times, and I have yet to be disappointed. They have a nice selection of house brewed beers, and they seem to always have a unique concoction on draft, such as the most recent vanilla bean infused IPA.
I tend to order the BBQ or burger, and I always leave satisfied. The atmosphere is great as well with it's rock walls and location in the basement of a historical mansion that was restored.
Overall, if you are in the area, this is a must try!
06-15-2012 13:51:22 |
More by Georgejt
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
New Brewpub in Little 5 points. The brewpub is tucked down in the lower level of a restored old mansion and is very cozy. Usually at least 6 beers on tap with a cask firkin on most Fridays. There some unusual styles like German IPA and a California Common. All beers are spot-on style wise but the real star is the west coast style IPA- the brewer Chris Terenzi promises that eventually there will be at least 2 IPAs on at all times which should be great. Food is basic upscale bar food but well-executed. Along with the Porter L5P is now maybe the prime beer neighborhood in the ATL.
Uodate: As most know, owner Bob Sandage is now the brewer, and the beer selection and quality are even better. A creative cask beer is on almost every Friday, there "regular" beers rotate pretty often and all so far are very much spot-on style wise. I have visited a lot of brewpubs worldwide and this stacks up pretty well with just about any of them.
03-20-2012 21:10:20 |
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