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The Vortex Bar & Grill - Midtown
Taps: 18 / Bottles: 100
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
878 Peachtree St NE
phone: (404) 875-1667
(Place added by: doho95fu)
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| Reviews: 23 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
The Vortex is a pretty average bar with an above average tap and bottle selection. It's a smoky, dark, loud place, and not exactly a beer destination. Sure, the bottle selection is pretty darn good, but I'm not sure how long some of that stuff has been sitting around. I'm also not sure why the hamburgers are so famous - they're good, but nothing special. Certainly not the best in Atlanta. Service is average, and they don't seem to know much about beer (with the possible exception of the bartender).
Overall, it's a decent place, just not a beer mecca. If I'm in the area, I'd choose Cypress Street Pint&Plate and Taco Mac Metropolis over Vortex any day.
12-24-2008 17:06:50 |
More by shivtim
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
When we arrived (three guys) the place was rocking. I think it was about 8 pm last Friday night (Jan 16). We put our name in to get seated and we headed to the bar.
First off the menu basically says everyone is an idiot and they are supreme beings and you better play by their rules. I figured it was just a macho readneck kick and I was pretty much right. The bartender looked like someone out of Roadhouse or easy rider. I told him I wanted a St. Bernardus Apt 12 and he snorted - "I hate Belgium beers". That's like saying I hate France beers or I hate America beers. Not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed but a tool non-the-less.
I get most of my beer. A good 1/5 runs out as foam because he uses the bar bottle opener to open it as opposed to a hand opener. He apologizes and then pours it into the proper glass. Oh well its good but way way too cold. You can tell they would rather serve BMC only but are catering to a beer snob crowd.
Well we get seated and the waitress is decent enough. We order - I got the Blue Shroom Burger and it was amazing. I have to say the food and beer were better than the service.
After I get the bill I see yes it is a bit pricey here, but good just the same. I figured it was worth it so we leave a good tip and hit the door. I probably won't be back but it's worth a try if you're in midtown.
01-21-2009 01:33:22 |
More by PerzentRizen
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
A rock/punk type of bar, not for me. Smoking and the like. Body piercings, not too bad in this conservative state. Some craft beers and imports, nice part of town. But nothing special-one non-local craft beer, Bridgeport. Laid back service. Good size of the place. I heard it's much much louder at night, but i do not plan to be back. Decent bottles.Did not try the food. Has good windows and viewing onto the street. Parking is available. Not a bad place to go if you can't get up to the 5 Seasons.
02-08-2008 20:28:57 |
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The Vortex Bar & Grill - Midtown in Atlanta, GA
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