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“Fantastic bar” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smith's Olde Bar

Smith's Olde Bar
1578 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324
404.875.1522
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Ranked #898 of 3,459 Restaurants in Atlanta
Price range: $4 - $10
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Bar
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Birmingham, Alabama
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“Fantastic bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Some friends and I were in town for an overnight trip to Atlanta. A friend back home had recommended Smith's Olde Bar, so we decided to check it out. We were very glad we did.

They have a great set-up with separate areas for live music, pool tables, and seating for eating/drinking. Our server was prompt and very friendly. The beer was cold, and the prices were the best we found at the various Atlanta area bars we visited.

The only downside I found was parking. There is a small gravel lot in the back. Otherwise, you have to take your changes in other business lots that have towing signs posted.

I will definitely be back to Smith's Olde Bar on future trips to Atlanta.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • English first
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“It's okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Another ScoutMob option. Slow service and definitely an old bar feeling. Our food was good so that made up for the service.

Visited February 2012
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Marietta, Georgia
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
“Great Concert Venue, Good Pub Grub, and Barkeeps With Generous Pours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

Concerts: Let's be honest, this is the reason you're going here if you don't live in the immediate area. But, that's no problem, as this is one of the best small venues in Atlanta. They host a lot of national acts, some of which you may have heard of, as well as a lot of local acts as well. The upstairs venue is pretty good. Bar, food service, plenty of space, and good acoustics. They also realize that a room of that size doesn't need the speaker volume on 11, so that's a plus. The Atlanta Room (small side venue downstairs, which seems to get a name change every few years), isn't bad, but the design is poor. The stage faces a wall, which is no more than 6 feet away, and the room opens up on each side of the stage. Not terrible, but not a great set up either. Also seems to be the forgotten area of the bar, as its in desperate need of a spruce up.

Food: The food is pretty good. It is pub/bar food, but I've actually been pretty impressed with the quality. Burgers are always prepared well, chicken tenders are homemade and quite delicious, and the fries are awesome.

Drinks: Their specials and regular prices can't be beat. $2 High Life bottles, $4 Pints on Miller, BL, etc., and even their alcohol is cheap. $6 Stoli and Sprite, $5 for JD Tennessee Honey on ice....not bad at all, especially for a city bar.

Atmosphere: Great. A pool room, a 'dining' room (sitting tables, stool tables as well, easy to hang out in here late), and the bar room. Then the concert spaces. They basically have a space for you to hang out in for whichever mood you might be in.

Service: Top notch, and I mean that! If more places had staff like Smith's, the world would be a better place. The bartenders will get to know you if your sitting at the bar, and especially if its a slow night, and will even introduce themselves (why don't more places do that?). And even the servers will take a few to chat if you're up for it. Great, mostly friendly staff.

In the end, you really can't beat Smith's for a fun night out!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great venue for lesser known music”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

This is a great casual bar with an attached music stage room. You can always find a good crowd and talented musicians here.

Visited December 2011
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Atlanta, Ga
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Nice vibe. Decent food. And trivia that isn't IMPOSSIBLE. Mellow Mushroom, I'm talking to you..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2008

Nice vibe. Decent food. And trivia that isn't IMPOSSIBLE. Mellow Mushroom, I'm talking to you..

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