GBDGF City Spotlight – Atlanta

Beer fans have long felt the annoyance of enjoying a fine meal with a subpar beer menu. We are scouring the country to find you the restaurants and gastro pubs that understand beer has its rightful place on the dinner table. So the next time you are out and don’t want to have to compromise between fine dining and a great beer, take a look at this list to find the places that get it.

Atlanta has several great spots that we recommend checking out.

Atlanta Metro Area

Double Zero-An Italian restaurant with multiple concepts under one roof offers Sandy Springs a real old world European dining experience with an incredible Italian Wine list, Spirit selection and craft beers including Duvel Single Draft and Brewery Ommegang Hennepin. Click here for more info.

Two Urban Licks – Enjoy Duvel with some wood-fired meats and fishin a very modern, chic location in Midtown Atlanta. With live blues played Tuesday through Saturday it has been voted as one of the best places to take an out-of-towner, so if you are just visiting, Two Urban Licks is a great spot to check out. Click here for more info.

Ormsby’s –This hidden gem in West Midtownboasts great food and great beer. With 20 beers on tap and 30+ bottles ranging from Belgian imports such as Duvel, Liefmans, & Maredsous as well as craft brews from Ommegang, Sierra Nevada, Rogue and offerings from local favorites, Sweetwater and Terrapin. Click here for more info.

Tap – 
AtlantaMagazine cited Tap as Atlanta’s best gastro pub. Chef Adrian Villarreal has brought his backgrounds in Mexican and French cuisine to Atlanta and offers some amazing and eclectic dishes paired with a wide range of beers from Duvel, Liefmans, Brasserie d’Achouffe, Weihenstephaner, and Unibroue as well as an array of seasonals very month. Click here for more info.

Hill Street Tavern – A new “Grant Park” Tavern serving exceptional food, and a long list of fine brews (Duvel, Ommegang, Stella Artois & many others) and fine drinks to a diverse local clientèle. Specializing in Southern classics with creative daily specials. Click here for more info.

The Bookhouse – This “Poncey Highlands” favorite starts off with some blue cheese chips as you soak up the “Twin Peaks” vibe as this great gastro pubs hits all the bases as you can find beers from Duvel, Brasserie d’Achouffe, Ommegang and many others. Click here for more info.

The Big Ketch – This is the place to go for fresh seafoodin Buckhead. Try some Coast oysters w/ Ceviche mignonette from the shell bar and other great offerings to pair with Ommegang Rare Vos, Sweetwater 420 and Terrapin Hopsecutioner IPA. Click here for more info.

Goin’ Coastal
– Located in the Virginia Highlands, this seafood restaurant that specializes in sustainable seafood. Try the Rock Shrimp Tacos and Po Boys paired with offerings from Duvel, Ommegang and Allagash.Click here for more info.

The Porter – Located in little 5 points The Porter is one of the best beer bars in the country but its food is not to missed. Start off with some Belgian frites or their signature Hush Puppies and go for the Georgia Wild Shrimp n’ Grits all conceived from in house owner Nick. With so many great beers on offer check out their website to salivate over their beer list and menu. Click here for more info.

Leon’s– This Decatur favorite pits wine against beer every Monday as it serves us a wine vs. beer flight. Take the flight and decide for yourself, which pairs better while enjoying beers from Brasserie d’ Achouffe, The Bruery, Left Hand, Sierra Nevada and Liefmans. Click here for more info.

The Brickstore Pub- A Decatur staple founded themselves in 1997 with the idea that Great beer deserves great food and have not compromised themselves since. Amazingly tasty and fresh food paired with a hefty selection of American craft (downstairs) and Belgian imports (upstairs) make the Brickstore a must stop. Click here for more info.

The Marlay House– Located in Decatur, The Marlay House is a traditional Irish pub that has brought some Irish classics from their hometown of Rathfarnham and has paired this great Irish fare with great beer selection between their 20 draft lines and bottles. Also be on the lookout for the Mobile Marlay van on your quest for finding great street food. Click here for more info.

The Iberian Pig–Located in Decatur, The Iberian Pig specializes in Spanish cuisine with an amazingly tasty selection of cured meats, cheeses, tapas dishes, salads, cocas. The Iberian Pig also has an unparalleled spirit selection, wine list as well as craft & super premium beer menu. Click here for more info.

The Salt Factory–Located in Roswell showcases modern pub comfort cuisine that has arranged its menu to compliment the beers that they serve from the breweries of Duvel, Ommegang, Sierra Nevada, Victory among others. Click here for more info.

Johnnie MacCracken’s–Located in Marietta is a new mom and pop style pub that we suggest you check out. Specializing in Irish fare there is plenty of delectable comfort food to sample with a wide selection of craft beer. Don’t miss the patio outback. Click here for more info.

Did we miss something? Respond to let us know what your favorite spot to eat in Atlanta is, and what city we should showcase next.

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