St. Patrick’s Day is an excellent excuse to wear green and celebrate the beginning of spring with friends, but most importantly, it’s a great reason to drink a beer—or three!
This St. Patty’s Day, consider breaking out of your beer rut and trying some new brews. With dozens of independent breweries in the metro area, Atlanta is an incredible beer city with innovative pours spanning every flavor profile and preference.
You could grab an IPA at Monday Night Garage then take a rideshare to Orpheus for a sour, but might we suggest coordinating your own “brew tour” at Atlantic Station? Many of our restaurants carry rotating local and regional taps, so there’s always something new and exciting to try. Plus, you can’t go wrong with a side of fries!
Check out our top picks below, and don’t forget to reach out and let us know if we missed any great selections in 30363.
Atlantic Grill is an Atlantic Station original and our go-to for great vibes, fresh air and a crisp brew. The restaurant offers extensive patio dining, and the 10-oz burger is not to be missed.
When it comes to beer, Atlantic Grill delivers on the classics. Stop by and do a taste-test of Sweetwater’s classic IPA compared to its updated version, Sweetwater 420 IPA. Both are heavy hitters that pair well with pub food.
If you prefer a darker flavor profile, try Eventide’s Red Headed Haley Amber Ale, which boasts a malt-forward profile with hints of pecan and toffee. It’s as enjoyable in the fall as it is in the cool early days of spring.
HOBNOB – just opened March 2!
HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern is Atlantic Station’s newest restaurant. Besides featuring two menu-exclusive entrees—chimichurri skirt steak and herb-crusted ribeye—the menu is overflowing with local beer options on tap.
Craving a strong sip? Try Scofflaw’s POG Basement IPA, a medium-bodied American IPA with 7.5% ABV and notes of orange and passionfruit. Prefer lighter fare? We suggest Pontoon Brewing’s Crushing Wave Sour Berliner Weisse, which comes in at 5.4% ABV and embodies the perfect dessert-inspired sour.
The Pig and The Pearl’s uniqueness lies in more than just its name! The one-of-a-kind restaurant features mastery of both smokehouse meat and raw seafood, resulting in some interesting beer pairing options.
The effervescence and light sweetness of Scofflaw’s Hard Peach Seltzer pairs well with peel-and-eat shrimp and oysters on the half-shell. Or try New Realm’s Euphonia Pilsner with a pulled pork sandwich and fries. Plus, you can’t go wrong with an icy-cold Tropicalia IPA from Creature Comforts, a Georgia classic.
When celebrating the flavors of Italy, who says you have to drink wine? Crisp, tart beers pair exceedingly well with saucy, creamy pizza and pasta at Allora.
Orpheus’ uber-popular Atalanta Sour Saison is available on draft, meaning you always have at least one good reason to visit Allora! This refreshing, piquant plum beverage is enjoyable to drink with or without food. You can also try the regional Scattered Sun Belgian Whit from Savannah’s Southbound Brewing, which combines coriander and citrus peel to cool you off on sweltering Atlanta afternoons.
YardHouse’s motto is “Good beer. Good food. Good vibes always.” It’s palpable when you enter the restaurant, which is known for blasting classic rock and offers between 100 and 250 taps of local and imported brews.
Visit YardHouse when you’re feeling adventurous because there will almost certainly be a new and exciting beer for you to try. The taps are rotating, which means we can’t pick out just one or two. You’ll have to head to YardHouse and choose the best brews for yourself!