Archive for the ‘Pub’ Tag

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


P’cheen (it’s Gaelic for moonshine)

Is this place a pub? Is it an upscale restaurant? Is it a cool lounge? It’s like all 3 rolled into one. Just go – you’ll see.

It is also kinda hard to find if you aren’t familiar with the area. Just keep driving down Highland, you’ll find it eventually.

Beyond that everything is great – The staff is super friendly and helpful, the food is such a great mix (not your average pub fare), and the decor has kind of a rustic / trendy feel (again, not found in your average pub).

Beyond our appetizer (calamari with jalapeno dipping sauce) we didn’t order anything of the regular menu. The specials looked to yummy to pass up. We both had the parsnip soup with clover and honey (delicious). My boyfriend had the curry trio and I had the chipotle roasted half chicken. Everything was cooked to perfection with just the right amount of spices.

Can’t wait to go back and try the burger. They seem to give even the everyday things that something something that makes them stand out.

701-5 Highland Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 529-8800