Publik Draft House
654 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA 30308 USA
First off, Publik's location is fantastic. Next to the Fox and on a busy corner, there's always plenty to watch. My second time here, the Rockettes were hanging out… That's good. Very good. Seriously. The Rockettes. Wow.
Beer list is sufficiently populated. Harder drinks definitely are available, and there's a sufficient spread for most tastes. I've overheard funky cocktail orders. The food is pretty darn good even without a serious local / organic bent. The fries are *great* with both texture and flavor. The staff is fantastic. They have live music on some Fridays and Saturdays, and other events on other days. (Note to self: I'm a detriment to any trivia group.)
There's a self-serve coat rack behind the greeter, which is a nice touch. I haven't managed to partake of their end-of-week freebies, but I haven't really tried.
And yes, the draft beer *is* cheaper than the bottled water. The house beer is Miller High Life, so, well, yeah… But the local Sweetwater 420 still is cheaper than the bottled water. I *hate* bottled water, and Publik provides a handy excuse.
The bad? Publik's on my walk home. I've been good and only visited a few times, but it always tempts.