Affectionately dubbed “The Fred,” it’s one of the most exciting new beer bar concepts in Atlanta. It’s a sort of secret, rather exclusive place. Maybe most surprising, it’s hidden away in an underground room at the recently opened Taco Mac at The Prado in Sandy Springs.
The Prado location is pretty impressive itself. The sprawling, contemporary sports bar restaurant boasts some 11,000 sq. ft. inside, with 274 seats (including 50 for private dining), and 49 HD TVs. There’s a 2,200 sq. ft. covered patio, with another 140 seats and 29 more HD TVs. The beer list includes 200 beers in the bottle, 140 on draft, plus a beer engine for pouring cask ales.
But for beer enthusiasts, as well as aficionados of cozy, secluded drinking establishments, The Fred is what sets this Taco Mac apart from any of the other Atlanta-based chain’s outposts.
First of all, the entrance isn’t marked, and can only be approached from a sidewalk below the patio. Pressing a button alerts a door