Thinking Man Tavern


Name it and they will come: Emory grad students, Agnes Scott faculty, and other scholarly types claim this dim, scruffy bar on the east edge of downtown Decatur as their watering hole. Its selection of nearly eighty beers—many with short, astute descriptions and including twenty-four on tap—has grown considerably since the place opened in 2003.

Drink This: Old Rasputin, a Russian imperial stout from California’s North Coast Brewing Co. with lots of mocha richness.

537 West Howard Avenue, Decatur,

This listing originally appeared in our June 2012 issue.