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The Best Breweries, Brewpubs & Taprooms in Atlanta

The state of Georgia has 100+ beer gardens, brewhouses and taprooms. The craft beer scene is good, the tasting rooms are plentiful, and you can drink all of the Southern Crafted pilsners, belgian wits, lagers, and IPAs that you want.

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ATL has become quite the craft beer factory in recent years. Warmer weather allows folks to enjoy drinking quality brew outside on patios and in beer gardens far longer than in the North. It's a sneaky good craft beer city, if Asheville (less than a 4 hour drive) and The Research Triangle are feeling a bit too exhausting.

Arches Brewing

3361 Dogwood Drive, Hapeville GA 30354

Modern brewing mixed with Old-World Tradition. Arches Brewing in Hapeville brews a strong mix of contemporary lagers and ales. If Arches were a Braves hitter, it would have a strong day at the plate with their Dubbel, Tripel, and uhh, err ... Quadrupel. That doesn't sound quite as good as homerun.

Beers to try

  • Four Strings
  • Five Week Sail
  • Low Viz

Atlanta Brewing Company

2323 Defoor Hills Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Was Atlanta Brewing Company. Then Red Brick Brewing. Now it's back. The Westside craft brewery, Atlanta's oldest, has been operating since 1993. We hope they ship the Hayze to Roadhouses everywhere in America. It's pretty much the best gift to give a beer lover who also loves the 80s.

Beers to try

  • Homestand
  • Soul of the City
  • St. Patrick Hayze IPA

Bold Monk Brewing Company

1737 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd NW suite d-1, Atlanta, GA 30318

This Westside brewery makes a Belgian Quad in a can. Seriously, who does that?! (They do)

The brewpub serves up pizzas, burgers, and entrees, along with salads and bowls. All good there. The taps pour strong beers, so if you are gonna stay for a bit, opt for the Virtue of Temperance, a 4.5% abv table beer.

Bold Monk Brewing also features guest taps and a fine selection of wine.

Beers to try

  • Attainment DIPA
  • Indominus Quadruple
  • White Oak White

Eventide Brewing

1015 Grant St SE, Atlanta, GA 30315

You can host your wedding at this Grant Park brewery. Seems like it would be a fun time given that the Eventide Brewing taproom is a great space.

Beers to try

  • Cup of Excellence
  • Mild Mischief
  • Warped Reality

Gate City Brewing Company

43 Magnolia St, Roswell, GA 30075

20 beers on tap. Live music. A 30bbl brewhouse. Gate City Brewing was founded by a couple of friends who, a half decade later, are still going strong.

Beers to try

  • Awe Juice!!!
  • Copperhead
  • Tarty McFly

Ironmonger Brewing

2129 NW Pkwy SE #105, Marietta, GA 30067

Axe Throwing. You could tell us $20 pints and we'd still go there every night of the week (if we lived in ATL). Some breweries have darts, others have a pinball machine or two, but not Ironmonger, no, they throw axes.

Beers to try

  • Squeeze Play
  • Toasty Marshmallow
  • Too Legit to Wit

Jekyll Brewing

2855 Marconi Drive Ste 350 Alpharetta, GA 30005

Alpharetta's first brewery. 26 taps to choose from. Good eats. And with a second location at the Alpharetta City Center, Jekyll Brewing is moving on up.

Beers to try

  • Mama Pajama
  • Pineapple Habanero Hop Dang
  • Vibe

Monday Night Brewing

670 Trabert Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Love the logo for this West Midtown brewery. And, it fits with their backstory of white collar workers turned pro brewers who became successful enough to open their Midtown brewery, as well as their second location, the Monday Night Garage. MNB is a dog friendly brewery, so if you're craving a cold beverage and you got no one to watch Fido, you know what to do. They are a little too far South to brew Puppers Beer though.

Beers to try

  • Fistful of Cake: Double Fudge Chocolate
  • Han Brolo
  • Slap Fight

New Realm Brewing

550 Somerset Terrace NE #101, Atlanta, GA 30306

This just-south-of-Ponce beltline brewery offers a wonderful roof deck to enjoy tasty beers on. Really, a wonderful roof deck. New Realm has a culinary team. Most brewpubs have a dude with a spatula flippin' cheeseburgers and pressing sandwiches on a Breville. The ATL brewery offers Saturday brew tours and private event rentals.

We also think the brewmaster has a dog named after Ted Mosby.

Beers to try

  • Hoptropolis
  • Quality Foam
  • Radegast

Orpheus Brewing

1440 Dutch Valley Pl NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Located just outside of Midtown, on the northeast side of Piedmont Park, Orpheus Brewing is a dynamic and downright fantastic Atlanta brewery. Beyond having a sweet mythological name, and, sweet beer names, Orpheus Brewing features tipsy trivia nights, Barrel of Laughs, and Shakespeare on Draught.

Beers to try

  • Choosers of the slain
  • Time and Inevitability
  • When All Goes Black My Shadow Seeks Me

Red Hare Brewing Company

1998 Delk Industrial Blvd SE, Marietta, GA 30067

40bbl's of craft beer fun. An interesting note, they were the first brewery in the state of Georgia to can their own beer.

Pet and kid friendly, they offer corn hole, bocce, and other games to keep you active whilst enjoying a tasty pint of suds. The live music helps as well. There's nothing quite link drinking on a patio in Marietta.

Beers to try

  • Betty White Stout
  • Soft J IPA
  • SPF 50/50 Tangerine

Reformation Brewery

225 Reformation Parkway Ste #500, Canton, GA 30114

With a second location in downtown Woodstock and a third location in Smyrna, Canton's Reformation Brewery is building a strong ATL presence. A summer cornhole league sounds fantastic (Woodstock taproom). Reformation brings in food trucks and pairs their delicious craft beer with live music events.

Beers to try

  • JOGR
  • Mounds of Joy
  • Scout the Storyteller

Scofflaw Brewing

1738 MacArthur Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

A rotating set of food trucks is featured at this outstandingly named brewery. Their beer names back up the theme, with the Double Jeopardy and Hooligan. Brewmaster Travis Herman and founder Matt Shirah have got a great thing going with Scofflaw Brewing. We really want to try the FXXK CORONA VIRUS IPA, a tropical IPA with pineapple.

Beers to try

  • Busted Lip
  • Interrogation
  • Jaywalker

Second Self Beer Company

1317 Logan Cir NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Another West Midtown joint. We know they brew craft beer, but can we please, please, please get a Blue Razzberry seltzer!? Like, right now.

The Second Self Beer taproom has long-bench cafeteria style tables, a pull-down projector screen for the game, and enough space to host private parties.

Beers to try

  • Mai Thai
  • Maverick & Gose 2.0
  • Vikings of the South

Steady Hand Beer Company

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

Sweet taproom for Steady Hand. Yoga and live music adorn the event calendar. Hoppy, drinkable beers adorn the beer menu. The Steady Hand Beer Company is an all around good time, for sure.

Beers to try

  • Budding Enterprise
  • Circles of the Sun
  • Georgia Farmhouse Ale

SweetWater Brewing Company

195 Ottley Dr NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

Near the ASW Distillery which abuts the Peachtree Creek, Sweetwater Brewing has been slingin' craft beers for over two decades. Every year they rock the SweetWater 420 Fest, with touring bands and other live music. SweetWater is an Atlanta staple.

Beers to try

  • Blue
  • Georgia Brown
  • PNP Plums (Woodland Project)

Three Taverns Craft Brewery

121 New St, Decatur, GA 30030

Founder Brian Purcell traveled across Europe, and like every backpacker before him, came home and opened a brewery. The former part is real, even if the latter is false. A decade after returning from that fateful trip, he started brewing. Almost another decade later, the dream, Three Taverns Craft Brewery, was real. And, so is the Decatur craft beer scene.

Beers to try

  • A Night on Ponce
  • Brettannicus
  • Midnight Snack

Wild Heaven Beer

135B Maple St, Avondale Estates, GA 30002

Wild Heaven Beer has an original Avondale location and a second location in the West End. The taproom at the West End also doubles with their taqueria (Fina). In terms of excellent duos, craft beers and tacos are firmly in second place, ahead of the sun and moon, and behind Bill and Ted. Wild Heaven is also the makers of the emergency beer and emergency beer series.

Beers to try

  • ATL Easy Ale
  • Invocation
  • Wise Blood IPA

Wrecking Bar Brewpub

292 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

The Wrecking Bar Brewpub is in the basement of an old Victorian mansion. As if it should be anywhere else. Rotating taps, fun grub, and a modern patio that rests just outdoors of the non-modern stonewalled cellar. And, by fun grub, I don't mean the entrees and sandwiches, I'm talking the Charred Octopus. Lots of brewpubs have Bavarian Pretzels. Not a lot serve Charred Octopus.

Beers to try

  • Bean Talk Brown Ale
  • Juice Willis: Dry Hop with a Vengeance IPA
  • Just the Tip of the Cap English Mild