Problem: You want to visit multiple breweries but you don’t want to drink, drive and deal with parking
Solution: Take a bus to your destinations so you don’t have to think about driving or parking
There has been an explosion in Atlanta breweries over the last handful of years, haven’t there? Parking can be a pain and you just want to get down to enjoying your time at the breweries, right? Well the solution is the Atlanta Beer Bus, operating on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For $15 ($10 on Fridays) you can enjoy this hop on / hop off bus that loops from brewery to brewery.
While Friday and Saturdays feature more of the Midtown located breweries (Atlanta Brewing, SweetWater Brewing, Orpheus Brewing, Monday Night, Urban Tree Cidery, Scofflaw Brewing etc), the Sunday one features mostly Decatur spots (New Realm Brewing, The Porter Beer Bar, Wrecking Bar, Brick Store Pub, Twain’s Brewpub, Three Taverns Craft Brewery, Wild Heaven Brewing, The Beer Growler – Avondale).
I opted for a Sunday Funday and rode the Decatur route. Don’t plan on hitting up all the breweries (we only did a couple) and it still took us quite a while to visit those. Our day started at New Realm Brewing. What an amazing spot that is right on the beltline with incredible skyline views. The food is incredible too so I highly recommend dining there to start your day.
Wrecking Bar was a stop we really enjoyed as we were able to see the upstairs of this historic building and taste some of their lovely brews like the Resting Beach Face Saison. Three Taverns has amazing comfy couches where we could have just taken a nap on this lazy afternoon, but it was a short stop there before we ended our tour at Wild Heaven brewing. I hadn’t had there beers in a while and lucky for me, owner, Nick Purdy was there himself to drink a few tastings with me. I loved their season festive beer, Marzen, but you can’t go wrong with the Invocation either as it is one of their flagship beers.
Our tour guide Brandon, was great about coming in to the various spots to make sure we saw him and knew the bus was loading up to go. I felt that by the time the bus came around to our stop again we were ready to go. Love that we never felt rushed at any of the spots. You can book tickets on the Atlanta Beer Bus here.
Originally shared here.