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Halfway Crooks Beer in Summerhill
Ryan Fleisher

30 Atlanta Breweries and Brewpubs to Grab a Pint Today

Breweries with beer gardens, patios, and covered porches and plenty of beer flowing through the taps

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Halfway Crooks Beer in Summerhill
| Ryan Fleisher

Georgia’s craft beer scene has exploded over the last decade, with the city of Atlanta and surrounding metro area seeing new breweries opening nearly every year since 2010. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many of the state’s smaller breweries to limit production and rethink how to keep cash flowing in and people safe, including boosting retail sales, hosting food pop-ups and food trucks, and expanding patio seating into parking lots or creating vibrant beer gardens. With the beer scene continuing to thrive here, check out these breweries and brewpubs offering some of metro Atlanta’s best bets for beer.

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Disclaimer: A number of Atlanta restaurants on this map have resumed dine-in service. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the Georgia Department of Health. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Glover Park Brewery

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65 Atlanta St SE
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 693-2417
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Located just off of the historic town square, Marietta’s Glover Park Brewery resides in a building which dates to the 1930s. Owned by Marietta natives Sam Rambo and Hank Dupre, the brewery includes a tasting room, a patio with a fireplace, a kitchen, and a beer garden. Try the basic Base Camp lager, the McNerney’s Irish nitro stout, or the piney Off The Tracks West Coast IPA. The brewery also offers seltzers made with blueberry puree, Georgia peaches and more, and draft cocktails. Check out the online calendar for scheduled food trucks like the Pickle. Masks highly encouraged

2. Reformation Brewery (Downtown Woodstock)

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105 Elm St
Woodstock, GA 30188
(678) 341-0828
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Founded in Woodstock in 2014, this European-influenced brewery is named for the Protestant reform movement. The co-founder is an evangelical pastor who is quite tolerant when it comes to the buzz juice, as fans who love Reformation’s year-round beers, like Stark toasted porter, Jude tripel, and Cadence Belgian ale, can attest. With locations in Canton and its newest specialty production taproom and beer garden in Smyrna, the brewery also sells limited brews like a cookies and cream stout and a rosé ale, and have Grand Champion BBQ as a next door neighbor for hungry brew fans. Masks highly encouraged.

3. Ironmonger Brewery

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2129 Northwest Pkwy SE Ste 105
Marietta, GA
(678) 742-8551
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This Marietta brewhouse and taproom prides itself on traditional-style beers while also offering the latest styles, which don’t shy away from fruit and sweetness. Take a tour and try the blood orange Squeeze Play pilsner, the fruited Sour Grapes Berliner weisse, or the Toasty Marshmallow imperial milk stout. The brewery features an ax throwing range, because why not? Masks highly encouraged.

4. Atlanta Brewing Company

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2323 Defoor Hills Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 355-5558
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Atlanta’s oldest craft brewery has been putting out great new brews since rebranding a couple of years ago. It’s also been accommodating beer lovers Thursday through Sunday during the pandemic with both outdoor and indoor seating, thanks to the well-ventilated interior. The brewery prefers credit card payments and offers online orders for pick up, but people can still pull up and enjoy a pint of the Hartsfield IPA and other core beers, or any of the Georgia Aquarium series, including the sweet Tiger Shark Stout, the raspberry Sea Lion Sour, or the coffee and cinnamon Octopus Brown Ale. Masks required.

5. Second Self Beer Co.

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1311 Logan Cir NW
Atlanta, GA
(678) 916-8035
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Fresh ingredients are the key to this westside brewery, where local art hangs from the walls (sometimes quite psychedelic), and beers have become broader in flavor and scope — take the new Havana Night guava sour or the new, year-round Game Night hazy IPA. Second Self has also jumped into seltzers with the Rudi’s brand of ginger turmeric, cucumber basil, and other flavors ready for purchase in cans. Watch for restaurant pop-ups here. Masks required.

6. Round Trip Brewing Company

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1279 Seaboard Industrial Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 963-1252
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Head brewer Craig Mycoskie is fond of German style beers and has brewed beer in cities like Denver and Austin. He even volunteered at SweetWater Brewing in Atlanta while he was in college. At 26,000 square feet, Round Trip Brewing features a large, string-lit outdoor seating area, a 12-tap tasting room, and a 15-barrel brewhouse. The selection of beer here includes a dunkel, a keller pilsner, a west-German amber ale, a doppelbock and a helles, and a West Coast IPA, for good measure. Food trucks are scheduled regularly throughout the week featuring everything from barbecue to burgers and franks. Masks required.

7. Dr. Scofflaw's at The Works

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214 Chattahoochee Row NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Scofflaw’s original 18,000 square-foot facility and a tasting room, located in the Bolton neighborhood, is still a favorite among locals and westside residents, much like the POG Basement IPA. Now the brewery has a second location nearby at the Works in Underwood Hills. Currently open Thursday through Sunday, Dr. Scofflaws includes a huge rectangular bar of taps offering the brewery’s standards and special releases. Grab a seat on the outdoor patio featuring the jagged remains of an old brick wall, outdoor heaters, and games. Masks required.

8. Steady Hand Beer Co.

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1611 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW Suite F
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 458-5981
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Located across from Topgolf in Blandtown, this 14,000-square-foot brewery, owned by brothers Brian and Kevin Sullivan, has a 30-barrel brewhouse, and a small batch brew system which lets the freshest brews flow from the brewery’s 24 taps. Tucked well off Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard, Steady Hand offers year-round beers like Paradise Waits IPA and the Georgia Farmhouse Ale, but has expanded its line-up to a crisp new lager and the citrus-vanilla Guava Cake Sour. Outdoor seating available. Watch for food trucks to make an appearance here. Masks required.

9. Best End Brewing Company

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1036 White St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
(470) 391-0999
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Brewpub Best End Brewing opened in September 2019 at the Lee + White complex in West End just off of the Westside Beltline trail. The brewpub, in the same complex as Monday Night’s Garage, Wild Heaven West End, Hop City Beer, and ASW Distillery, features a 20-barrel brewery and a three-barrel pilot system brewing ales, pilsners, porters, lagers, IPAs, and sours. The food menu, once described as “Southeast island food,” is now toned-down and includes sandwiches, wings, and even Sicilian-style pizzas. The bar also serves cocktails, milkshakes and slushies, and natural wines. Check out the awesome dog-friendly patio, too. Masks required.

10. Fire Maker Brewing Company

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975 Chattahoochee Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(678) 705-8777
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Part of the burgeoning Westside Brewery District, Fire Maker opened at the start of the pandemic and found its footing fast with area residents who can easily walk to the brewery for beer. Now as more people discover its presence along Chattahoochee, Fire Maker has opened for both indoor and outdoor seating on its covered porch and patio. Head in for a Hazed and Blazed IPA, the Royal Velvet saison, the Calamity Jane blonde ale, or a Bedfordshire Barleywine. The brewery also offers ciders and seltzers. Watch for restaurant pop-ups here. Masks required.

11. Monday Night Brewing

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670 Trabert Ave NW
Atlanta, GA
(404) 352-7703
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One of the founding fathers of Atlanta’s craft beer scene, Monday Night Brewing’s OG Berkeley Park location continues to serve up standards like the Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale, but now the brewery offers a wide variety of aged and specialty brews, including Space Lettuce DIPA, from the Black Tie series, and heavy sips like Situational Ethics barrel-aged s’mores imperial stout and the Panic Button mixed culture amber ale, both from the Garage Series. The Garage location along the Westside Beltline trail in West End has become a favorite among new southwest Atlanta residents, with the Das BBQ truck parked inside for saucy smoked meats on demand. Watch for food trucks and pop-ups at both locations. Masks required at both locations.

12. Arches Brewing

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3361 Dogwood Dr
Hapeville, GA
(678)-653-2739
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The Hapeville brewery, just north of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, gained a name for itself offering year-round brews like the Vienna-style Mexican Empire lager. Now the brewery is busting into the higher tiers with limited release beers like Cold Smoke smoked lager and the Simply Sticky West Coast IPA, thanks to its talented head brewer Justin Ramirez. Order up a case of beer curbside or drink inside at a table or outside in the funky gravel patio. Masks required.

13. Halfway Crooks Beer

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60 Georgia Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Summerhill brewery Halfway Crooks Beer opened on Georgia Avenue in 2019. The tech-themed brewery is owned by electrical engineer Shawn Bainbridge, Tim Kilic, and Belgium-born brewer Joran Van Ginderachte. It includes a ten-barrel brewhouse, where pilsners, pale ales, and lagers comprise the bulk of brewing here. Inside find scattered table seating running the length of the tasting room and two bars — one downstairs and the other upstairs on the second floor, which includes its own ordering counter and a louver ceiling. Currently no more than six people are allowed at a table. There’s contactless mobile ordering available, too. Masks required.

14. SweetWater Brewing Company

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195 Ottley Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 691-2537
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Now owned by Canadian cannabis company Aphria, the longtime Atlanta brewery still feels local, with socially distanced drinking in its mask-mandatory taproom, where wings, boiled peanuts and more are steadily coming off the line in the rear kitchen. The latest brews include the H.A.Z.Y double dry-hopped IPA and the Oasis line of hard seltzers, packed with electrolytes and vitamin C. The Woodlands Project, located next door to the main brewery, continues to be the place for experimental barrel-aged, Belgians and sour beers. Ample outdoor seating available. Masks required.

15. Eventide Brewing

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1015 Grant St SE
Atlanta, GA
(404) 907-4543
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This small Grant Park brewery launched in 2011 just up the road from the retail and restaurant complex the Beacon on Grant Street. Eventide has become part of the tight-knit community here and hosts food truck Fridays as well as regular neighborhood gatherings like trivia and the Grant Park farmers market during the winter. Masks required.

16. Orpheus Brewing

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1440 Dutch Valley Pl NE
Atlanta, GA
(404) 347-1777
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This Midtown brewery, semi-hidden on Dutch Valley Road with views of the Beltline and Piedmont Park, started with brewmaster Jason Pellet’s love for sour beers. It has now expanded into wider limited releases and barrel-aged brews, some only available at the brewery. Orpheus is currently doing collaborations with local food businesses, such as in the Doughnut Revolution, a lime coconut sour inspired by the pastry glaze at Revolution Doughnuts, which along with the Elusory hazy IPA and a bourbon barrel-aged barleywine can be found in rotation on tap. Outdoor seating available. Masks required.

17. Gate City Brewing Co

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43 Magnolia St
Roswell, GA
(678) 404-0961
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Founded in 2013, this Roswell brewery takes its name from an old Atlanta nickname while paying homage to the greater metro area in brews like the Terminus Porter and OTP double IPA and using the phoenix symbol as its logo. Seasonal premium beers include a chocolate pumpkin porter, a milkshake IPA, and a margarita gose. Check out the local craft makers market every third Sunday and other activities here, including a cornhole league, disc golf, and axe throwing. Masks required.

18. New Realm Brewing

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550 Somerset Terrace NE #101
Atlanta, GA 30306
(404) 968-2777
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A fantastic location has helped this Beltline-based brewery and pub become a neighborhood hangout since opening in 2018, with its full bar, tasting room, and rooftop bar which offers a  sweet skyline view of the city. In addition to IPAs, lagers, and barrel-aged brews, New Realm now offers a brand of seltzers called AlphaWater and makes a very refreshing low-calorie and low-ABV IPA called beLOW. The brewery expands into distilling vodka and gin in Savannah with a restaurant, brewery, tasting room, and rooftop patio on Whitaker Street and plans to open a new 11,000 square-foot brewery and restaurant on Daniel Island in Charleston in May 2021. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

19. Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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3535 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(470) 225-6683
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A chain that began in Delaware and now has locations across the country, Iron Hill’s on-premise brewing and appreciation for Atlanta keeps this brewpub from being bunched in with similar establishments like Gordon Biersch, even with its similarly oversized dining room and patio area. The Lenox Marketplace location includes among its signature beers the trademarked Pig Iron® Porter and local nods, like the seasonal Home Run Hank pilsner, which honors baseball Hall of Fame legend and homerun record-breaker Hank Aaron by donating proceeds to metro Atlanta Boys and Girls Clubs. The menu, which skews American tavern, includes a range of eats from wings and tacos to pizza, barbecue ribs, and seafood. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

20. Variant Brewing

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66 Norcross St
Roswell, GA 30075
(678) 242-8189
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Variant opened in historic Roswell in 2017. It pivoted to social distancing protocols last year, with limited indoor seating in its bright and modern space, and front patio access when weather permits. While closed on Mondays, the brewery continues to be popular for local sports broadcasts and are currently pushing curbside crowlers (limit nine per customer), with advance online ordering at least an hour ahead of parking lot pick up. Among the farmhouse saisons and coffee and vanilla stouts, the Cashmere New England IPA is a standout, as well as the tropical and floral Norcross Street IPA. Masks required.

21. Wrecking Bar Brewpub

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292 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 221-2600
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Quietly putting out some of the best canned beer in the city, Wrecking Bar is now under new ownership after founder Bob Sandage stepped away from the business in 2019. Today, the brewpub still offers great brews coming out of its microbrewery, including the Jemmy Stout, Vivant Pils, Sow Your Wild Oatmeal Porter, and even a brew paying homage to Sandage: the pale golden ale/lager Breaking Bob Kölsch. Outdoor seating available. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

22. Hippin Hops Brewery, Inc.

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1308 Glenwood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(678) 713-2739
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Hippin’ Hops is Georgia’s first Black-owned brewery with a permanent location. The long-awaited brewpub and oyster bar, owned by Donnica and Clarence Boston, recently opened in the heart of East Atlanta Village in the former Eastlake Pharmacy building. The charcoal gray-painted building with its bright green neon sign leads people inside to an S-shaped tiled and stone bar and picnic tables throughout, with more seating outside on the side patio and the sidewalk out front. Head in for beer and food from chef Jamarius “J.” Banks, a former “Beat Bobby Flay” contestant. The menu here includes plenty of oysters done every which way, lobster and Belgian waffles, po’boys, and Cajun shrimp deviled eggs. A second location opens at the Hosea and 2nd complex in East Lake later this year. Masks required.

23. Sceptre Brewing Arts

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630 East Lake Dr suite e
Decatur, GA 30030
(470) 428-4359
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This Oakhurst-based brewpub opened in 2019. It’s owned by Armando Celentano, Benjamin Rhoades, and Donald Durant of popular East Atlanta Village pub Argosy. The Oakhurst brewpub includes a tasting room and bar with up to 20 taps and a dining room as well as a patio and beer garden. The brewery uses mainly Georgia-grown ingredients, such as satsuma oranges in beers like the Charging Crystals sour IPA. As for food, Sceptre hosts weekly food pop-ups, like Mami’s Empanadas. Masks required.

24. Contrast Artisan Ales

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5504 Peachtree Rd
Chamblee, GA 30341

Chase Medlin, the former head brewer of Twain’s Brewpub and Billiards in Decatur, opened Contrast Artisan Ales in Chamblee in 2018. The brewery is located on Peachtree Road with an outdoor space out front. Some brews have hip-hop references, including the Boom Bap double dry-hopped IPA and the Hypnotize Biggie stout. There’s also the Smoothie Everyday fruited sour with milk sugar, and the brewery’s first lager, the toasted toffee Bayern Brune dunkel. Masks required.

25. Three Taverns Craft Brewery

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121 New St
Decatur, GA
(404) 600-3355
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The original Decatur location has been in business since 2013. Three Taverns offers beers like A Night on Ponce IPA, limited releases, a variety of great sours, including the passionfruit and guava cream Saporous, and the 16-ounce Morning Smack coffee milk stout. Now with its fancy new two-story Imaginarium location at Atlanta Dairies, Three Taverns expands its reach onto Memorial Drive with stone patio tables throughout its outdoor space and several seating areas inside. There’s also a walk-up ordering window here. Watch for food pop-ups at both locations. Masks required.

26. Wild Heaven Beer

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135 Maple St
Decatur, GA
(404) 997-8589
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Launched in 2010 in Avondale Estates, Wild Heaven is another one of Georgia’s early craft beer pioneers. Now with a second location at Lee + White, the brewery expands its seasonal selections like the Garden Beers and Happiest Hour series and other brews like the BeltLiner saison. Check out the food menu for the West End location. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

27. Jekyll Brewing

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2855 Marconi Dr #350
Alpharetta, GA 30005
(844) 453-5955
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This Alpharetta brewery is said to be named for what may have been the South’s first brewery founded in the 18th century, located on Jekyll Island off the Georgia coast. IPAs, ales, and lagers are the focus here, and the IPA Hop Dang Diggity and the American brown ale Cooter Brown remain popular with regulars and retail buyers. But do check out the adventurous pours like the pineapple and passionfruit 8-Bit Revival DIPA (8 percent ABV) and a coffee version of the Cooter now on tap at the new Alpharetta City Center location. Live music can often be heard in the tasting room, and the food menu includes hot wings, a grilled salmon quinoa bowl, and brunch dishes, including warm house doughnuts. Order online for takeout from Alpharetta City Center. Masks highly encouraged.

28. Tucker Brewing Company

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2003 S Bibb Dr
Tucker, GA 30084
(833) 752-2400
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Tucker Brewing Company serves German brews and eats like the Argentinian red shrimp with toast points and chimichurri sauce, pork schnitzel, and crispy sauerkraut bites. Grab a seat outdoors in the vast beer garden. The tree-lined, enclosed expanse features a cornhole area and a huge stage for outdoor performances. The beer garden does include table service and a to-go menu, too. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

29. Outrun Brewing Company

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5368 E Mountain St
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(770) 696-5246
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This funky little garage operation sits at the base of Stone Mountain and brings good nerd energy and great beer to the downtown district here. With color-morphing neon, two Sega OutRun auto racing arcades, trivia on Thursdays, and food trucks on the weekends, Outrun Brewing has quickly become a popular hangout in the historic city. Pours come in ounces of five and 16, with 32-ounce crowlers of any beer flavor available from the white cinder block tap wall. The sweet-tart Meyer lemon sour is definitely one to take home. Outdoor seating available. Masks required.

30. Good Word Brewing & Public House

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3085 Main St
Duluth, GA 30096
(404) 973-2077
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Located on Main Street in downtown Duluth, this 10-barrel facility focuses production on lagers, IPAs, saisons, sours, and stouts which are sippable from taps from the rectangular bar in the brewpub’s restaurant and for purchase to go. The menu skews fancy for a beer spot, with wings in flavors like spicy gochujang and garlic thyme, along with beef tartare with cured egg yolk, and puffed farro-crusted trout. Brew wise it goes from the low-ABV Analog Life (an English dark ale) to the high-gravity dark chocolate Exit Simulation imperial stout. Call to order takeout. Mask highly encouraged.

1. Glover Park Brewery

65 Atlanta St SE, Marietta, GA 30060

Located just off of the historic town square, Marietta’s Glover Park Brewery resides in a building which dates to the 1930s. Owned by Marietta natives Sam Rambo and Hank Dupre, the brewery includes a tasting room, a patio with a fireplace, a kitchen, and a beer garden. Try the basic Base Camp lager, the McNerney’s Irish nitro stout, or the piney Off The Tracks West Coast IPA. The brewery also offers seltzers made with blueberry puree, Georgia peaches and more, and draft cocktails. Check out the online calendar for scheduled food trucks like the Pickle. Masks highly encouraged

65 Atlanta St SE
Marietta, GA 30060

2. Reformation Brewery (Downtown Woodstock)

105 Elm St, Woodstock, GA 30188

Founded in Woodstock in 2014, this European-influenced brewery is named for the Protestant reform movement. The co-founder is an evangelical pastor who is quite tolerant when it comes to the buzz juice, as fans who love Reformation’s year-round beers, like Stark toasted porter, Jude tripel, and Cadence Belgian ale, can attest. With locations in Canton and its newest specialty production taproom and beer garden in Smyrna, the brewery also sells limited brews like a cookies and cream stout and a rosé ale, and have Grand Champion BBQ as a next door neighbor for hungry brew fans. Masks highly encouraged.

105 Elm St
Woodstock, GA 30188

3. Ironmonger Brewery

2129 Northwest Pkwy SE Ste 105, Marietta, GA

This Marietta brewhouse and taproom prides itself on traditional-style beers while also offering the latest styles, which don’t shy away from fruit and sweetness. Take a tour and try the blood orange Squeeze Play pilsner, the fruited Sour Grapes Berliner weisse, or the Toasty Marshmallow imperial milk stout. The brewery features an ax throwing range, because why not? Masks highly encouraged.

2129 Northwest Pkwy SE Ste 105
Marietta, GA

4. Atlanta Brewing Company

2323 Defoor Hills Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Atlanta’s oldest craft brewery has been putting out great new brews since rebranding a couple of years ago. It’s also been accommodating beer lovers Thursday through Sunday during the pandemic with both outdoor and indoor seating, thanks to the well-ventilated interior. The brewery prefers credit card payments and offers online orders for pick up, but people can still pull up and enjoy a pint of the Hartsfield IPA and other core beers, or any of the Georgia Aquarium series, including the sweet Tiger Shark Stout, the raspberry Sea Lion Sour, or the coffee and cinnamon Octopus Brown Ale. Masks required.

2323 Defoor Hills Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

5. Second Self Beer Co.

1311 Logan Cir NW, Atlanta, GA

Fresh ingredients are the key to this westside brewery, where local art hangs from the walls (sometimes quite psychedelic), and beers have become broader in flavor and scope — take the new Havana Night guava sour or the new, year-round Game Night hazy IPA. Second Self has also jumped into seltzers with the Rudi’s brand of ginger turmeric, cucumber basil, and other flavors ready for purchase in cans. Watch for restaurant pop-ups here. Masks required.

1311 Logan Cir NW
Atlanta, GA

6. Round Trip Brewing Company

1279 Seaboard Industrial Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Head brewer Craig Mycoskie is fond of German style beers and has brewed beer in cities like Denver and Austin. He even volunteered at SweetWater Brewing in Atlanta while he was in college. At 26,000 square feet, Round Trip Brewing features a large, string-lit outdoor seating area, a 12-tap tasting room, and a 15-barrel brewhouse. The selection of beer here includes a dunkel, a keller pilsner, a west-German amber ale, a doppelbock and a helles, and a West Coast IPA, for good measure. Food trucks are scheduled regularly throughout the week featuring everything from barbecue to burgers and franks. Masks required.

1279 Seaboard Industrial Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

7. Dr. Scofflaw's at The Works

214 Chattahoochee Row NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Scofflaw’s original 18,000 square-foot facility and a tasting room, located in the Bolton neighborhood, is still a favorite among locals and westside residents, much like the POG Basement IPA. Now the brewery has a second location nearby at the Works in Underwood Hills. Currently open Thursday through Sunday, Dr. Scofflaws includes a huge rectangular bar of taps offering the brewery’s standards and special releases. Grab a seat on the outdoor patio featuring the jagged remains of an old brick wall, outdoor heaters, and games. Masks required.

214 Chattahoochee Row NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

8. Steady Hand Beer Co.

1611 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW Suite F, Atlanta, GA 30318

Located across from Topgolf in Blandtown, this 14,000-square-foot brewery, owned by brothers Brian and Kevin Sullivan, has a 30-barrel brewhouse, and a small batch brew system which lets the freshest brews flow from the brewery’s 24 taps. Tucked well off Ellsworth Industrial Boulevard, Steady Hand offers year-round beers like Paradise Waits IPA and the Georgia Farmhouse Ale, but has expanded its line-up to a crisp new lager and the citrus-vanilla Guava Cake Sour. Outdoor seating available. Watch for food trucks to make an appearance here. Masks required.

1611 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW Suite F
Atlanta, GA 30318

9. Best End Brewing Company

1036 White St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Brewpub Best End Brewing opened in September 2019 at the Lee + White complex in West End just off of the Westside Beltline trail. The brewpub, in the same complex as Monday Night’s Garage, Wild Heaven West End, Hop City Beer, and ASW Distillery, features a 20-barrel brewery and a three-barrel pilot system brewing ales, pilsners, porters, lagers, IPAs, and sours. The food menu, once described as “Southeast island food,” is now toned-down and includes sandwiches, wings, and even Sicilian-style pizzas. The bar also serves cocktails, milkshakes and slushies, and natural wines. Check out the awesome dog-friendly patio, too. Masks required.

1036 White St SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

10. Fire Maker Brewing Company

975 Chattahoochee Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Part of the burgeoning Westside Brewery District, Fire Maker opened at the start of the pandemic and found its footing fast with area residents who can easily walk to the brewery for beer. Now as more people discover its presence along Chattahoochee, Fire Maker has opened for both indoor and outdoor seating on its covered porch and patio. Head in for a Hazed and Blazed IPA, the Royal Velvet saison, the Calamity Jane blonde ale, or a Bedfordshire Barleywine. The brewery also offers ciders and seltzers. Watch for restaurant pop-ups here. Masks required.

975 Chattahoochee Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

11. Monday Night Brewing

670 Trabert Ave NW, Atlanta, GA

One of the founding fathers of Atlanta’s craft beer scene, Monday Night Brewing’s OG Berkeley Park location continues to serve up standards like the Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale, but now the brewery offers a wide variety of aged and specialty brews, including Space Lettuce DIPA, from the Black Tie series, and heavy sips like Situational Ethics barrel-aged s’mores imperial stout and the Panic Button mixed culture amber ale, both from the Garage Series. The Garage location along the Westside Beltline trail in West End has become a favorite among new southwest Atlanta residents, with the Das BBQ truck parked inside for saucy smoked meats on demand. Watch for food trucks and pop-ups at both locations. Masks required at both locations.

670 Trabert Ave NW
Atlanta, GA

12. Arches Brewing

3361 Dogwood Dr, Hapeville, GA

The Hapeville brewery, just north of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, gained a name for itself offering year-round brews like the Vienna-style Mexican Empire lager. Now the brewery is busting into the higher tiers with limited release beers like Cold Smoke smoked lager and the Simply Sticky West Coast IPA, thanks to its talented head brewer Justin Ramirez. Order up a case of beer curbside or drink inside at a table or outside in the funky gravel patio. Masks required.

3361 Dogwood Dr
Hapeville, GA

13. Halfway Crooks Beer

60 Georgia Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Summerhill brewery Halfway Crooks Beer opened on Georgia Avenue in 2019. The tech-themed brewery is owned by electrical engineer Shawn Bainbridge, Tim Kilic, and Belgium-born brewer Joran Van Ginderachte. It includes a ten-barrel brewhouse, where pilsners, pale ales, and lagers comprise the bulk of brewing here. Inside find scattered table seating running the length of the tasting room and two bars — one downstairs and the other upstairs on the second floor, which includes its own ordering counter and a louver ceiling. Currently no more than six people are allowed at a table. There’s contactless mobile ordering available, too. Masks required.

60 Georgia Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

14. SweetWater Brewing Company

195 Ottley Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Now owned by Canadian cannabis company Aphria, the longtime Atlanta brewery still feels local, with socially distanced drinking in its mask-mandatory taproom, where wings, boiled peanuts and more are steadily coming off the line in the rear kitchen. The latest brews include the H.A.Z.Y double dry-hopped IPA and the Oasis line of hard seltzers, packed with electrolytes and vitamin C. The Woodlands Project, located next door to the main brewery, continues to be the place for experimental barrel-aged, Belgians and sour beers. Ample outdoor seating available. Masks required.

195 Ottley Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

15. Eventide Brewing

1015 Grant St SE, Atlanta, GA

This small Grant Park brewery launched in 2011 just up the road from the retail and restaurant complex the Beacon on Grant Street. Eventide has become part of the tight-knit community here and hosts food truck Fridays as well as regular neighborhood gatherings like trivia and the Grant Park farmers market during the winter. Masks required.

1015 Grant St SE
Atlanta, GA

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16. Orpheus Brewing

1440 Dutch Valley Pl NE, Atlanta, GA

This Midtown brewery, semi-hidden on Dutch Valley Road with views of the Beltline and Piedmont Park, started with brewmaster Jason Pellet’s love for sour beers. It has now expanded into wider limited releases and barrel-aged brews, some only available at the brewery. Orpheus is currently doing collaborations with local food businesses, such as in the Doughnut Revolution, a lime coconut sour inspired by the pastry glaze at Revolution Doughnuts, which along with the Elusory hazy IPA and a bourbon barrel-aged barleywine can be found in rotation on tap. Outdoor seating available. Masks required.

1440 Dutch Valley Pl NE
Atlanta, GA

17. Gate City Brewing Co

43 Magnolia St, Roswell, GA

Founded in 2013, this Roswell brewery takes its name from an old Atlanta nickname while paying homage to the greater metro area in brews like the Terminus Porter and OTP double IPA and using the phoenix symbol as its logo. Seasonal premium beers include a chocolate pumpkin porter, a milkshake IPA, and a margarita gose. Check out the local craft makers market every third Sunday and other activities here, including a cornhole league, disc golf, and axe throwing. Masks required.

43 Magnolia St
Roswell, GA

18. New Realm Brewing

550 Somerset Terrace NE #101, Atlanta, GA 30306

A fantastic location has helped this Beltline-based brewery and pub become a neighborhood hangout since opening in 2018, with its full bar, tasting room, and rooftop bar which offers a  sweet skyline view of the city. In addition to IPAs, lagers, and barrel-aged brews, New Realm now offers a brand of seltzers called AlphaWater and makes a very refreshing low-calorie and low-ABV IPA called beLOW. The brewery expands into distilling vodka and gin in Savannah with a restaurant, brewery, tasting room, and rooftop patio on Whitaker Street and plans to open a new 11,000 square-foot brewery and restaurant on Daniel Island in Charleston in May 2021. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

550 Somerset Terrace NE #101
Atlanta, GA 30306

19. Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

3535 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

A chain that began in Delaware and now has locations across the country, Iron Hill’s on-premise brewing and appreciation for Atlanta keeps this brewpub from being bunched in with similar establishments like Gordon Biersch, even with its similarly oversized dining room and patio area. The Lenox Marketplace location includes among its signature beers the trademarked Pig Iron® Porter and local nods, like the seasonal Home Run Hank pilsner, which honors baseball Hall of Fame legend and homerun record-breaker Hank Aaron by donating proceeds to metro Atlanta Boys and Girls Clubs. The menu, which skews American tavern, includes a range of eats from wings and tacos to pizza, barbecue ribs, and seafood. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

3535 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

20. Variant Brewing

66 Norcross St, Roswell, GA 30075

Variant opened in historic Roswell in 2017. It pivoted to social distancing protocols last year, with limited indoor seating in its bright and modern space, and front patio access when weather permits. While closed on Mondays, the brewery continues to be popular for local sports broadcasts and are currently pushing curbside crowlers (limit nine per customer), with advance online ordering at least an hour ahead of parking lot pick up. Among the farmhouse saisons and coffee and vanilla stouts, the Cashmere New England IPA is a standout, as well as the tropical and floral Norcross Street IPA. Masks required.

66 Norcross St
Roswell, GA 30075

21. Wrecking Bar Brewpub

292 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Quietly putting out some of the best canned beer in the city, Wrecking Bar is now under new ownership after founder Bob Sandage stepped away from the business in 2019. Today, the brewpub still offers great brews coming out of its microbrewery, including the Jemmy Stout, Vivant Pils, Sow Your Wild Oatmeal Porter, and even a brew paying homage to Sandage: the pale golden ale/lager Breaking Bob Kölsch. Outdoor seating available. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

292 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

22. Hippin Hops Brewery, Inc.

1308 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316

Hippin’ Hops is Georgia’s first Black-owned brewery with a permanent location. The long-awaited brewpub and oyster bar, owned by Donnica and Clarence Boston, recently opened in the heart of East Atlanta Village in the former Eastlake Pharmacy building. The charcoal gray-painted building with its bright green neon sign leads people inside to an S-shaped tiled and stone bar and picnic tables throughout, with more seating outside on the side patio and the sidewalk out front. Head in for beer and food from chef Jamarius “J.” Banks, a former “Beat Bobby Flay” contestant. The menu here includes plenty of oysters done every which way, lobster and Belgian waffles, po’boys, and Cajun shrimp deviled eggs. A second location opens at the Hosea and 2nd complex in East Lake later this year. Masks required.

1308 Glenwood Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

23. Sceptre Brewing Arts

630 East Lake Dr suite e, Decatur, GA 30030

This Oakhurst-based brewpub opened in 2019. It’s owned by Armando Celentano, Benjamin Rhoades, and Donald Durant of popular East Atlanta Village pub Argosy. The Oakhurst brewpub includes a tasting room and bar with up to 20 taps and a dining room as well as a patio and beer garden. The brewery uses mainly Georgia-grown ingredients, such as satsuma oranges in beers like the Charging Crystals sour IPA. As for food, Sceptre hosts weekly food pop-ups, like Mami’s Empanadas. Masks required.

630 East Lake Dr suite e
Decatur, GA 30030

24. Contrast Artisan Ales

5504 Peachtree Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341

Chase Medlin, the former head brewer of Twain’s Brewpub and Billiards in Decatur, opened Contrast Artisan Ales in Chamblee in 2018. The brewery is located on Peachtree Road with an outdoor space out front. Some brews have hip-hop references, including the Boom Bap double dry-hopped IPA and the Hypnotize Biggie stout. There’s also the Smoothie Everyday fruited sour with milk sugar, and the brewery’s first lager, the toasted toffee Bayern Brune dunkel. Masks required.

5504 Peachtree Rd
Chamblee, GA 30341

25. Three Taverns Craft Brewery

121 New St, Decatur, GA

The original Decatur location has been in business since 2013. Three Taverns offers beers like A Night on Ponce IPA, limited releases, a variety of great sours, including the passionfruit and guava cream Saporous, and the 16-ounce Morning Smack coffee milk stout. Now with its fancy new two-story Imaginarium location at Atlanta Dairies, Three Taverns expands its reach onto Memorial Drive with stone patio tables throughout its outdoor space and several seating areas inside. There’s also a walk-up ordering window here. Watch for food pop-ups at both locations. Masks required.

121 New St
Decatur, GA

26. Wild Heaven Beer

135 Maple St, Decatur, GA

Launched in 2010 in Avondale Estates, Wild Heaven is another one of Georgia’s early craft beer pioneers. Now with a second location at Lee + White, the brewery expands its seasonal selections like the Garden Beers and Happiest Hour series and other brews like the BeltLiner saison. Check out the food menu for the West End location. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

135 Maple St
Decatur, GA

27. Jekyll Brewing

2855 Marconi Dr #350, Alpharetta, GA 30005

This Alpharetta brewery is said to be named for what may have been the South’s first brewery founded in the 18th century, located on Jekyll Island off the Georgia coast. IPAs, ales, and lagers are the focus here, and the IPA Hop Dang Diggity and the American brown ale Cooter Brown remain popular with regulars and retail buyers. But do check out the adventurous pours like the pineapple and passionfruit 8-Bit Revival DIPA (8 percent ABV) and a coffee version of the Cooter now on tap at the new Alpharetta City Center location. Live music can often be heard in the tasting room, and the food menu includes hot wings, a grilled salmon quinoa bowl, and brunch dishes, including warm house doughnuts. Order online for takeout from Alpharetta City Center. Masks highly encouraged.

2855 Marconi Dr #350
Alpharetta, GA 30005

28. Tucker Brewing Company

2003 S Bibb Dr, Tucker, GA 30084

Tucker Brewing Company serves German brews and eats like the Argentinian red shrimp with toast points and chimichurri sauce, pork schnitzel, and crispy sauerkraut bites. Grab a seat outdoors in the vast beer garden. The tree-lined, enclosed expanse features a cornhole area and a huge stage for outdoor performances. The beer garden does include table service and a to-go menu, too. Order online for takeout. Masks required.

2003 S Bibb Dr
Tucker, GA 30084

29. Outrun Brewing Company

5368 E Mountain St, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

This funky little garage operation sits at the base of Stone Mountain and brings good nerd energy and great beer to the downtown district here. With color-morphing neon, two Sega OutRun auto racing arcades, trivia on Thursdays, and food trucks on the weekends, Outrun Brewing has quickly become a popular hangout in the historic city. Pours come in ounces of five and 16, with 32-ounce crowlers of any beer flavor available from the white cinder block tap wall. The sweet-tart Meyer lemon sour is definitely one to take home. Outdoor seating available. Masks required.

5368 E Mountain St
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

30. Good Word Brewing & Public House

3085 Main St, Duluth, GA 30096

Located on Main Street in downtown Duluth, this 10-barrel facility focuses production on lagers, IPAs, saisons, sours, and stouts which are sippable from taps from the rectangular bar in the brewpub’s restaurant and for purchase to go. The menu skews fancy for a beer spot, with wings in flavors like spicy gochujang and garlic thyme, along with beef tartare with cured egg yolk, and puffed farro-crusted trout. Brew wise it goes from the low-ABV Analog Life (an English dark ale) to the high-gravity dark chocolate Exit Simulation imperial stout. Call to order takeout. Mask highly encouraged.

3085 Main St
Duluth, GA 30096

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