Burnish your hip cred at this impossibly cool taproom in Summerhill, near the old Turner Field, now Georgia State Stadium. Come for the view from the roof deck (occupied occasionally by a DJ) but stay for Joran Van Ginderachter’s beers, which skew toward lagers and German styles, including pilsners. (Finally, for those of us tiring of endless IPAs.) Pick up your food at the walk-up window next to the bar. 60 Georgia Avenue Southeast
If you can have just one beer, try the Metric, a German helles that’s refreshing and, despite being just 4.8 percent alcohol, pleasantly complex.
60 Georgia Avenue
Monday through Thursday: 4p-10p; Friday & Saturday: 11:30a-11p; Sunday: 11:30a-10p
By Steve Fennessy, Atlanta Magazine