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.