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Best beer selection

Taco Mac, with locations all over the metro Atlanta area, is your pick for best place to watch the Super Bowl. Staff photo.

Taco Mac, with locations all over metro Atlanta and in several other Southeastern locations, tied with the Brick Store Pub as your pick for the spot with the best beer selection. Staff photo

1. Taco Mac and Brick Store Pub (tie)
You say, “Just about any Taco Mac will have the largest selection of beer on tap in the Southeast. Brick Store Pub in Decatur has the rarest Belgium beers in bottles and on tap in the Southeast if not the nation.”

3. Porter Beer Bar
4. Summits Wayside Tavern
5. Local Republic

1. Total Wine & More
You say, “Total Wine … for service, selection & price” and “Total Wine always has a huge selection.”

2. Ale Yeah
3. Hop City
4. Tower Beer, Wine and Spirits
5. The Beer Growler

PRdine brick storeYou can’t beat the Brick Store Pub for the total beer experience. It’s our pick (and one of yours) for best beer selection in and around Atlanta. Staff photo

1. Brick Store Pub
We say, “You can’t beat this Decatur gem. You don’t just drink beer here, you experience it. The menu descriptions will have you wanting to try everything, but the enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff will help guide you to your perfect brew. There’s a reason this place is regularly recognized on a national scale. It’s truly a joy to drink beer at the Brick Store.”

2. Porter Beer Bar
3. Taco Mac
4. The Beer Growler
5. Ale Yeah

54 comments Add your comment


December 10th, 2012
2:17 pm

Ale Yeah!, Decatur and Roswell locations. Selection is fantastic and the service is what really sets them apart. Everybody inside the store knows the brews back and front and talk to you like you’re a person, not a piece of meat w/ $20 in your wallet. The best beer store I’ve ever been in. Period.


December 10th, 2012
2:22 pm

Midway Pub in East Atlanta!


December 10th, 2012
3:05 pm

Hop City. Not even close.


December 10th, 2012
3:05 pm

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Beer Snob

December 10th, 2012
3:26 pm

Just about any Taco Mac will have the largest selection of beer on Tap in the southeast. Brick Store Pub in Decatur has the rarest Belgium beers in bottles and on tap in the southeast if not the nation.

For beer stores, Hop City is the best because they carry the widest variety of beers in Atlanta AND sell growlers. But it is not convenient to get to if you don’t live in-town. Tower Beverage is my ‘go-to’ beer store primarily because I live close to it.


December 10th, 2012
4:01 pm

Definitely Diesel in the Highlands!


December 10th, 2012
4:09 pm

Clermont Lounge


December 10th, 2012
4:17 pm

Possibly Sigman Road Bottle Shop in Conyers has the widest selection of bottled beer


December 10th, 2012
4:18 pm

The Porter in little 5. Amazing beer selection, and a great experience! Best bar in ATL hands down. But don’t take my word for it, check out all of the awards they have won for their beer choices.


December 10th, 2012
4:19 pm

Taco Mac. Outstanding selection, and they add and remove beers each month.


December 10th, 2012
4:26 pm

The Drafting Table on Decatur St. Just opened!

J. Peterman

December 10th, 2012
4:30 pm

Steak’ n Ale off Jimmy Carter Blvd!


December 10th, 2012
4:35 pm

Porter Beer Bar in Little 5!!

Mr Smiley

December 10th, 2012
4:49 pm

Just come to my house, I have the best selection in the city :)


December 10th, 2012
4:49 pm

Porter and Brick Store for bars. Hop City/Greens/Tower/Ale Yeah for stores.

Hop Head

December 10th, 2012
5:01 pm

Not even close!! Brickstore, which was rated as the #2 best bar in all of North America, blows everyone else away.

Big Bob

December 10th, 2012
5:01 pm

Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub, Delirium on Tap!!

Zeitlan Kozan

December 10th, 2012
5:16 pm

Brick Store if you’re serious about some suds, just need to take some United Nations representatives with you to read the beer cards.


December 10th, 2012
5:18 pm

Raoul Duke’s Basement


December 10th, 2012
5:28 pm

Brick Store. The others are amateurs.


December 10th, 2012
5:30 pm

Total Wine in Kennesaw! Very good selection!


December 10th, 2012
5:53 pm

Back in the 1980s I used to go to O’Hare’s Saloon, downtown Atlanta. My favorite beer was Beck’s. I no longer live in Atlanta. I left in 1981.


December 10th, 2012
5:54 pm

Summit’s wayside tavern In Woodstock. 150 beers on tap!! Hundreds more by the bottle!!!


December 10th, 2012
6:07 pm

Brickstore by far.

Bobby B

December 10th, 2012
6:10 pm

Local Republic in downtown Lawrenceville has only 10 or 12 on tap, but they rotate the selection and it’s always interesting new brews.


December 10th, 2012
6:15 pm

Brickstore! Brickstore! Brickstore


December 10th, 2012
6:34 pm

Smoke Rise Bottle Shop near Tucker/Stone Mountain.


December 10th, 2012
6:54 pm

Hop City for selection, knowledge & service. They have growlers too.
Total Wine in Alpharetta for service, selection & price.
Jax’s in Cumming for local selection, but no service. Crafty Draught in Cumming has growlers, great knowledge & service, and is growing their selection.
I hear the Brickstore sets the standard for a brew pub.


December 10th, 2012
8:01 pm

Pubs – Taco Mac & Brick Store. Period. Stores – Haven’t been to Ale Yeah!, but Total Wine always has a huge selection.


December 10th, 2012
8:05 pm

Beer Snob

December 10th, 2012
8:30 pm

Neill: Brick Store is not a brew pub. Max Lagers is a brew pub. 5 Seasons is a brew pub.

Mr. Peachtree

December 10th, 2012
8:58 pm

The Beer Mug! Oh wait, it got bulldozed over a decade ago, darn!

Ah the good old days, when Peachtree Street still had dive bars.


December 10th, 2012
9:14 pm

The Porter and Brickstore both ranked in the top 10 Beer Bars in the world in the past few years and it looks like they’re both up there again….


December 10th, 2012
9:20 pm

Duluth Bob

December 10th, 2012
9:37 pm

Brick Store – who else has a bar with just Belgian ales? The food’s pretty good too.


December 10th, 2012
10:21 pm

Beer Growler Nation in Oak Grove


December 10th, 2012
10:58 pm

“The Beer Mug! Oh wait, it got bulldozed over a decade ago, darn!

Ah the good old days, when Peachtree Street still had dive bars.”

The sad thing is there is not one establishment on that spot that has one bit of significance like the Beer Mug did. I mean what’s there another grocery store, a no-sex massage parlor and a school of cosmetology? I ask you where are the Urban Planners??

Southside Progressive

December 10th, 2012
11:19 pm

The Brick Store Pub in Decatur hands down. I beleive that voted it at one time the best beer bar in the U.S.


December 10th, 2012
11:25 pm

Bar- Brickstore Pub – bucket list level beer selection. People literally travel to drink there.

Retail – Hop City – revolutionalized craft beer options in Atlanta. Lots of great options but that got there first. God bless em.


December 11th, 2012
1:30 am

The porter bar in little 5 points. My husband and I are beer travelers. There really is no contest here.


December 11th, 2012
4:44 am

Bobby B has got it right. Chris and the crew atThe Local Republic on the Square in Lawrenceville has an awesome rotating selection and the burgers are the best Ive ever eaten. Beer and Beef, what else is there?


December 11th, 2012
5:23 am

Taco Mac….hands down has the best SELECTION. Obviously the other commenters don’t understand the word “selection”. Brickstore is GREAT…but I wouldn’t say they have a great selection. Maybe the most unique selection, but not the best. When Taco Mac has 40+ beers just on tap, never mind the many, many more in bottles. That is truly a selection. Vote based on selection….taco mac. Seems everyone wants to feel like they’re so smart and know beer so well by voting for other places with only 20 or so beers on tap. Why don’t you just get a count of how many beers each location had and call it a day.

Kang Here

December 11th, 2012
6:20 am


Radio GaGa

December 11th, 2012
7:09 am

Summit’s Wayside Tavern near Snellville has the best draft beer selection in town.


December 11th, 2012
7:23 am

This contest is too broad. Narrow it down a little bit AJC.


December 11th, 2012
7:33 am

Summit’s Wayside Tavern in Snellville best selection of drat and bottled beer.


December 11th, 2012
7:38 am

The Beer Growler in Avondale Estates!

Jim Ski

December 11th, 2012
7:48 am

Whiskey Ben’s… (Previously Key West) Brand new management… brand new menu …… lots of beer……Karaoke starting Jan 8th……Braselton exit off I – 85. Go North 1/2 Mile. Ask for Chase. Best bartender in town.


December 11th, 2012
8:13 am

The Beer Growler


December 11th, 2012
8:16 am

The Bear Growler in Avondale Estates – hands down!