Decatur >Food & Dining > The Brick Store Pub
125 East Court Square, Decatur, GA | Directions 3003033.775194 -84.295609
Monday From 11:00 AM To 01:00 AM Tuesday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 AM Sunday From 12:00 PM To 01:00 AM
Nationally known and food good reason. Great selection of regional and international beers in a cool, casual setting.
The Brick Store is not only one of the best places in the city to drink beer, it's world renowned with visitors coming from all over. Beers are priced fairly and frequent events keep things interesting. As is the case throughout Decatur, BSP is a smoke free establishment!
Not what it used to be. – The service there has gotten a lot worse, not to mention the waiters are ruder than what they used to be. Avoid!!
my fav place! – I live in Decatur and I love beer! I love everything about beer and so does my husband, so when we are at the Brick Store, we are very very happy people. The food is good, the people watching is better and if you are lucky enough to sit in the belgium bar loft, life is good!
Favorite Decatur Haunt – I went to Brickstore long before I was legal to drink. The food was consistently good and the staff was congenial, even though I wasn't there to drink. Everything from their appetizers to main courses are always tasty.
The wait can be long on weekends because it's a relatively small restaurant. I would recommend going for lunch, if possible. The wait is a lot shorter and you can still enjoy a beer and some great food. I went to Agnes Scott and we'd go for a random evening out for a beer and some good food. Definitely one of my favorite places in Dectaur even though I've long since graduated and moved on.
Completely Overrated – If you like angry service (hey, some people are into that) combined with long waits and a dull roar as background noise, then the Brick Store is your place! I've given this place more chances than I care to admit, and it just never gets any better. No matter how much money I throw at my server or bartender, the best I can expect is an angry grunt when they deign to look my way for a drink order. Nevermind that my drink's been empty for a half-hour. People love this place and I have to say, I live right around the corner and would love for it to be my "local." But no way, no how. Mediocre to substandard food, outright hostile service, I don't give a d--n how good the beers might be, I'll brew at home before I subject myself to this on a night off.
Beer. Cool. Whatever. Just be cool. – Dude, good beer is awesome, and our waiter was a cool guy but at the end of the night after we'd paid a lot of money some other jacka$$ who worked there came up to us at our table and basically ran us off. Like ran us off unapologetically. I couldn't believe it.
I don't get it.
I am a server at a what is considered one of the best casual fine dining restaurants in Atlanta and I am usually not impressed with service at any dining establishment (FYI--all you have to do is make me think you care about me at all and i'm cool). The Brick Store made me feel like once they'd got my money they didn't give a sh|t about me. That's how it feels to be run off when you're 3/4 of the wy through your last beer and some a$$hole says, "you know what time it is, right." Like, "get out people."
I don't make a lot of money. I don't spend a lot of money out at places. If I do spend money out at places I definitely don't expect to be run off like my money means nothing. Seriously, EFF this place. EFF the Brick Store. I've been there a few times and it ain't all that. Whatever. Give me a dive bar where they're happy and grateful to have my money any day.
Don't bother going here. Just spend your money somewhere you KNOW they give a cr@p about you.
Great Spot – I had dinner here Friday night with a few friends. Everything was excellent. The service, beer selection and food were outstanding. Other than C. Mopps, best beer list in town.
Great beer selection with ridiculous beer prices. – I will start off by saying parking is not that big of a problem. Anyone who complains about having to put change in a meter and walk 50 yards (at most) is lazy and worthless. The Brick Store Pub is a decent place to grab a drink. The ambiance is decent; it has a nice old tavern feel to it. The problem with that is the place can get pretty crowded. My friends and I were certainly fortunate to find a seat. Another problem with Brick Store Pub, this place is flooded with yuppies. I could only handle this place once as far as getting used to the crowd. Let's face it, this place, for many of you reading my review, is the place to "be seen." I think this place has been put on a pedestal! The beer prices are way out of line! The common beers are in the "average" price range, but the "specialty" beers are twice as much as they would be in stores. Don't believe me? A lot of the "rare" beers can be purchased at Greens, Jax, and/or Total Wine liqour stores. For instance, a Dogfish Head Black and Blue, a seasonal fruit beer, was around $24. That is insane, considering the beer can be purchased at anyone of the listed liquor stores for $11 or $12 dollars. Don't take advantage of your patrons by charging them twice as much for a "rare" beer. If your business angle is to serve rare beers for people to try and in some cases experience, don't make is unreasonably expensive. Maybe I am making an argument out of nothing, but to an avid beer lover and drinker that is taking advantage of people. The waiters also make horrible suggestions when it comes to beer. They often try to talk you into buying beer that is complete garbage, they don't even say "well what do you look for in a beer." They just say "well I love the ...." I didn't ask you what you like, I asked you what you would think that I like. I think this place is decent, but I could never call myself a regular at a place like this. To pompous for being a bar and get a grip on the prices.
Part Prancing Pony, part Old World Europe, all Decatur – What does it take to maake the perfect pub? I'm not sure I can answer, but I'd start with the Brick Store when making my list. In fact, it might be easier to start by listing the few minor problems that keep it from being the perfect pub: it's hard to park, the menu is EXCELLENT but limited (sometimes yoy really want the Buffalo tenders), and at night, it can be a little too crowded. Small issues.
The place is amazing comfortable, welcoming, homey, an boasts the best rink menu around. Don't miss it.
Great beer! – The service isn't always that great, but the beer selection is wonderful! Try the burger with a good beer and you'll leave happy!
Best Pub in America – Really, it's hard to find a better pub in this country, and I've been to a few. Not only is the beer selection first-rate, more importantly they know how to store it and serve it. The staff is wonderful and building is a charming brick and wood, turn of the century gem. Even the art they display is tops, which comes from the Vinson Gallery next door I'm told. Let me know if you find a better place to have a pint.
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