Archive for the ‘Pub’ Category

Twisted Taco – Kennesaw

Yes, that’s right – Twisted Taco in KENNESAW!

I wish they had all the bars here that they do now when I was in school 10 years ago. Of course, I think I would have enjoyed them a lot more than I do now too. Don’t get me wrong, I have a good time hanging out here once in a blue moon. I just get annoyed with the fact that they never seem to have servers for the tables, so while you are sitting on the deck relaxing, you are forced to get up and go to the bar if you want a drink. Speaking of drinks, their beer selection is really good, they even give Taco Mac up the street a run for their money.

I’ve never tried the food, but it does look pretty enticing with names like The Wyatt Earp and The Treasure of Sierra Madre – Crispy fried chicken, jack cheese, lettuce, salsa and jalapeno mayo. Looking forward to trying that one next time I visit.

2606 George Busbee Pkwy N
Kennesaw, GA 30144
(678) 324-5040
Twisted Taco


The Spotted Dog

The Spotted Dog is a cool place to stop for a beer if you are in the area. But I wouldn’t drive down to North Ave just to go here. I’ve driven by the Spotted Dog on the way to other functions and it seems to be more of an after work crowd than a late night crowd.

They did a great job restoring this old firehouse. It really is beautiful inside. And when the weather allows for it, definitely sit outside.

The Spotted Dog has many great beers on their list. And the Dog has this beer there that comes with a slice of orange, or is it lemon? Can’t remember which, but it is kind of sweet tasting – I get it every time I go there. It’s great.

30 North Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 347-7337

Keegan’s Irish Pub

Great Neighborhood Bar.

This place has been open for a couple months and seems to draw a great crowd with its decent pub fare,  charming outdoor patio and friendly staff.

I have to admit, I was skeptical about this place. I figured that being near KSU it would draw the same crowd as Bailey’s (immature college kids, loud music, slow service). However, I pleasantly surprised at the crowd – a mix of young and older.

If you’re in the area I definitely recommend you check this place out. I think you’ll be as happy as I was that you did.

Miller’s Ale House Alpharetta

Pros: Convenient location, large space, lots of beers on draft
Cons: Average food, Mediocre Service

Went on a Monday night with some friends who go there religiously for the all you can eat crab legs. It’s a good deal for $20. I don’t like to work for my food, so I opted for the shrimp and crab quesadilla. It was either going to be that or the cajun burger. I wish I went for the burger. It was a lot of not so good food.

Besides burgers and wings (they are known for their boneless wings they call Zingers) they do have some pasta dishes, steaks, a good seafood offering (including fish tacos) and even pork osso bucco.

The crowd was decent for a Monday night. I can see this place being really crowded on the weekend. It’s just off the interstate very close to the mall.

Service was decent but our waitress could have been a bit more on the ball with checking back with us especially for drink orders. Speaking of beer, the best thing about this place is they have really good beers on draft. I’m talking Stella, Boddington’s, Sweetwater 420, Sierra Nevada, etc, etc.

10750 Davis Dr
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(678) 277-2581