The Chapter Room – Atlanta, GA

On Saturday 8/18/18, Brittani and I ate and drank at The Chapter Room in Atlanta, GA.  Check them out.

They sell themselves as a speakeasy type of place and have a hidden and locked door.  I appreciate the concept and the attempt to set the vibe, but it’s a complete miss.  By being secretive they are creating a 1930’s vibe, but inside is just a traditional bar.  It doesn’t make sense and was quite annoying trying to find the place.  In fact, we had to call the adjoined restaurant to get directions.  Just put up a sign.

Upon entering, we were greeted by a warm, welcoming bartender.  She made the experience great.  I had a glass of Lock Stock and Barrel 13.  Served neat, of course.  In a rocks glass, so minus one point for that.  It is an OK sipping rye.  By it’s nature, rye is bold, spicy, and generally needs to be used in a cocktail.  Some brands try to tone things down a bit to get something that can hold it’s own.  This particular drink got about half way there.  It was still a little sharp and it’s particular flavor profile didn’t do it for me.  It was fine, but I won’t be going back for seconds.

At one point the bartender started to experiment with making a “summer mule”.  She did a good job, and more importantly, understood how things needed to be tweaked.  Brittani and I played the role of guinea pigs.  The fries were great.  Brittani raved about the wings, but they didn’t do anything for me.  It is a good bar and worth checking out.

Price: $9 (I think she cut me a break)

Seriously, The Chapter Room, get a website.