Atlanta's Best Brew Pubs

When it comes to eateries that specialize in an extensive list of beers and delectable fare, Atlanta shines with multiple options. Two of the best are Brick Store Pub (www.brickstorepub.com) and Porter Beer Bar (www.theporterbeerbar.com), both of which are world-renowned for beer menus of biblical proportions. Downtown Decatur’s Brick Store offers an incredible imbibing experience, thanks to its constantly rotating taps of American craft beers on the first floor and exclusive Belgian beer bar on the second level; the Porter has been praised by beer specialty publications and websites nationwide. Wherever you are, there is always a pub nearby that will satisfy the most demanding palates for craft beer. Happy sipping!

• Midtown’s Cypress Street Pint & Plate boasts a great patio complete with bonfire during chilly days; a day dedicated to beer enthusiasts called “Beer Geek Tuesdays;” and its famous bacon and cheese Sublime Burger that subs out the typical bun for glazed donuts from nearby Sublime Donuts. 404-815-9243, www.cypressbar.com

• For people-watching and being in the middle of all of the action while sipping a craft beer paired with an inventive food menu, there’s no place better than TAP. The fun gastropub has a spacious patio directly on Atlanta’s main strip—Peachtree Street—plus complimentary valet parking. 404-347-2220, www.tapat1180.com

• If you’re looking for a place that takes pride in its beer list and offers delicious menu selections, Square Pub in Decatur more than fits the bill. 404-844-4010, www.squarepubdecatur.com

• More than a dozen draught beers, 50-plus bottles, plus high rollers and ciders—not to mention fantastic food and a great patio—make Leon’s Full Service a favorite destination for beer lovers. 404-687-0500, www.leonsfullservice.com

Max Lager’s brews its beers on site and serves food prepared on a wood-fire grill. 404-525-4400, www.maxlagers.com

• The historic Hyatt Regency hosts Twenty-Two Storys, a beer-centric restaurant which boasts 22 beers on the list, 22 menu items made with a component of beer (hop Wings, anyone?), and yes, 22 stories to gawk at inside the world’s first atrium hotel. 404-577-1234, www.atlantaregency.hyatt.com

Deckard’s American Tavern provides the perfect balance of craft beer and delectable fare in the Poncey-Highland district. There’s a rotating selection of 24 draught beers, plus 75 bottled beers. 404-941-3520, www.deckardstavern.com

• If great wings, sports and hundreds of beers sound like the perfect combination, Taco Mac locations citywide deliver. www.tacomac.com

• Grant Park is one of the most burgeoning districts in the city, and Augustine’s is arguably one of its best beer bars, serving great food (try the lamb burger) and a rotating list of fine ales and lagers. 404-681-3344, www.augustinesatlanta.com

• East Atlanta’s spacious Midway Pub wows beer lovers with its extensive menu, which you can enjoy both indoors and out. 404-584-0335, www.themidwaypub.com