- Local's Favorite
- Quick In/Out
- Take-out Available
- Walking Distance
.1 miles from the Courthouse. Opened in 1997 by three UGA grads with a serious interest in beer, the Brick Store has become somewhat of an institution in the ever-popular Decatur square. While the award-winning beer list (with a couple hundred to choose from) and upstairs Belgian Beer Bar will tempt you and make you wish you were done for the day, the solid and eclectic pub-style menu makes it worth a stop for even a sober lunchtime visit.
Housemade Bavarian pretzels with spicy mustard, Pierogies, Tomato Montrachet (spicy tomato/goat cheese dipping sauce served with crusty bread), or an interesting Pimento Cheese Spread (3 yr aged Wisconsin cheddar with Benton’s bacon served atop crostini) are perfect alongside some reading material for a quick bite.
For a more substantial meal, the burgers are well recognized by the locals and made with certified Angus beef. There’s also a Guinness stout braised bratwurst (made locally at nearby Pine Street Market), a fantastic chicken salad (with pine nuts and dates), and of course, fish and chips. For vegetarians, they offer a veggie burger but more interesting options include the Veggie Gyro (grilled tempeh with the traditional gyro accompaniments) and the Sweet Potato Curr”ey” (sweet potatoes, garbanzo beans and cilantro in a curry sauce served over basmati rice).
A fairly quick in and out (especially if you sit at the bar and order right away) and the proximity to the courthouse definitely make this an easy lunchtime stop. Around the corner, the owners have opened Leon’s Full Service, a slightly more upscale pub with an adventurous menu.