When I visit Atlanta, I make time to visit stellar attractions, including Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Some of the places I visited are Georgia Aquarium, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, World of Coca-Cola, and Zoo Atlanta. But after a day of sightseeing, I want fun places to go out. This list of the best brewpubs in Atlanta includes some of my favorite bars.
292 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Phone: (404) 221-2600
Instead of wondering where to get a drink, I know Wrecking Bar Brewpub will offer everything I want. It’s housed in a Victorian mansion for a unique setting near Bass Recreation Center. The menu includes a rotation of craft beers, like Belgian blondes, lagers, and IPAs. I can also order cocktails and whiskey when I want something stronger.
537 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Phone: (404) 796-9919
I always recommend going to the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr., plus the historical park in his name. Just blocks away is Biggerstaff Brewing Company, a brewpub with a welcoming, industrial vibe. In the morning, I drink espresso and enjoy pastries until the brewpub starts serving, and I can enjoy local craft beers. They serve delicious smash burgers and house-cut fries; I end the night by grabbing a six-pack to take back to my hotel.
249 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: (404) 835-2040
Torched Hop Brewing Company has sleek polished wood for an upscale experience just a short walk north from Central Park. They’re open daily for drinks and on weekends for brunch. I always get a flight of house beers, which includes four five-ounce pours of seasonal beers. The bar has an offering of other craft beers from other states, plus bottles and cans for sale in the taproom.
300 Marietta St NW Suite 101, Atlanta, GA 30313
Phone: (404) 885-1472
I always hit up STATS Brewpub because, as the name implies, it’s in downtown Atlanta, near the College Football Hall of Fame, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and the State Farm Arena. Each cocktail has a name related to sports, but I can never resist STATS beers. They brew IPAs, Amber Ales, Pilsners, and delicious seasonal beers.
112 Krog St NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Phone: (470) 261-9787
Brewdog Atlanta is a Scottish brewery with a sleek, industrial look in Atlanta Stove Works off Edgewood Avenue. I like to eat dinner here, as they make some of the best burgers and mouth-watering brisket mac and cheese. However, they have lighter options like tacos and sandwiches if I stop in for lunch or prefer to fill up on beer.
6370 Powers Ferry Rd NW UNIT 101, Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: (678) 996-6908
When I’m looking for places to go out while driving, I get on 285 and head toward the Chattahoochee River. Porter Pizza Brewery is north of Atlanta but well worth the drive. They have an impressive menu of craft beers, including IPAs, Hefeweizens, and Porters. I love the Blue Luna ale with a hint of orange. I always get a brick oven pizza, whether it’s a classic like the Works or the spicy Buffalo Chicken.
401 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Phone: (404) 525-7799
Not far from Candler Park is Brewhouse Cafe, a great place to go when I want to watch sports. I can order local craft beers on draft, but they also have specials for bottles, cans, and buckets. If I know I’m settling in for the long haul, I order a strong Painkiller, which I recommend you try. They also have an extensive food menu to soak up the beer, including pizzas, wings, sandwiches, burgers, and shareable platters.