Tucked away in the 2nd floor corner of Buckhead’s Andrews Square Shopping Center is Stout Irish Sports Pub – a great little pub with a lot to offer.
I first learned of Stout while on Facebook. You see, I had been looking for more authentic pub-type establishments as a result of my regular work-related visits to Covington, KY. Lots of great establishments there (see Cock & Bull, The Pub, and Molly Malones) but nothing quite like it in the ATL, until now. The ad beckoned me to register for a FREE pint and lunch entrée. How could I resist? I called a business friend, told him about the offer, suggested he register too, and meet me there to talk about work opportunities.
The lunch crowd was pretty sparse on this particular day, yet that allowed me see the layout. Wooden floors, high-boy tables, and booths adorn much of Stout. The atmosphere calls, “come in, sit down, relax with some friends and have a pint!” Of course, the “sports” aspect is there as well with flat-screen monitors running the latest from ESPN and other sports channels.
The L-shaped bar has a good selection of Irish and English beers on draft, such as:
- Guinness Stout
- Beamish Irish Stout
- Bass Pale Ale
- Boddingtons Pub Ale
- Harp Lager
- Newcastle Brown Ale
- Smithwicks Ale
- Strongbow Cider
A large assortment of bottled beers will appease those with other fancies. Beers from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico and more average $3-$5 a bottle. Also, if you’re willing to write a big check, you can join the Stout Beer Club. $120 gets you a personalized mug and a free beer for the entire year.
Addition: I forgot to mention, Stout now offers Yuengling. The Lager and Black & Tan are my favorites. Straight from America’s oldest brewery.
The food is about what you’d expect from a pub. Sausages, potatoes, fish, and chips are easily available. Stout also offers a few other morsels like:
- Irish Whiskey Wings
- Stout Burger
- Rueben sandwich
- Chicken Salad Sandwich
Most everything on the menu is $6. Not a bad price at all.
I had the Bangers & Mash and a pint of Smithwicks. My friend had Bangers & Mash and a Guinness. Our hostess was accommodating and friendly. Overall, we had a great time!
So, bottom line, would I recommend Stout Irish Sports Pub? By all means yes. Good service, good food, even pricing, and fun atmosphere make return trips a must. Oh, and did I mention, $1 drafts always!
My only question: Is it an Irish Sports Pub or an Irish Sports Pub?
Hope to see you there.