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Publik Draft House
Publik Draft House

Publik Draft House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.publikatl.com
  • Phone: (404) 885-7505
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 12:30pm - 3:00pm; Lunch: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Chef Roberts
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Music Thurs-Sunday. Check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/publikatl for details

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ponce de Leon
  • Public Transit: North Avenue Marta Station
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: We offer 2 hour validated parking across the street at the Georgian Terrace Hotel
A word from Publik Draft House
Publik is a locally owned draft house whose mission is to provide the public with a warm environment and fun entertainment. We look forward to offering you a visually stimulating and fun atmosphere while supporting local artists and musicians. Publik aspires to interact with the local community in a social environment while providing soul satisfying food, creative cocktails, wine, beer, coffee, and tea.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "PBH has great local beer. Tried several of theirs and enjoyed them all. I had the Lamb Burger and was a bit underwhelmed. It was good but not as spicy as I was hoping. The fries were probably the best I have ever had. Made up for the burger."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This was our second visit to PDH, and we were not disappointed. Though one item that we ordered ended up being unavailable, the staff made sure that we were offered an alternative that was satisfactory. Will definitely visit again when we are seeing a show at The Fiox Theatre."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Great place to go before or after Fox. Food and service are great. It gets a bit noisy at the busy times."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Went to Publik prior to going to the Fox for a show. The atmosphere was very energetic and we had a great server. I ordered the Spicy Lamb Burger, a signature at Publik, and it was cooked to perfection and was quite tasty. My partner ordered the B & B burger and raved about it. He said the combination of the bacon and brie was incredible. He also got pretty excited about the sweet potato fries. I have to say that our server was very helpful with our choice of beer. They have a wide selection, and we were quite happy with our choice. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family. It was fun, and again, the food was great. Oh, and by the way, get the roasted red pepper hummus...the best I've had in a long time."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had lunch prior to seeing a matinee show at the Fox. The restaurant filled up very quickly but we were able to secure the corner table where we could see everyone coming and going to the theater. The red pepper hummus was by far the best thing on the menu. Individually the meals were on the pricey side ($15 for a 'decent' hamburger is a little high) but for the amount of food we ate, overall not a bad value. The atmosphere definitely makes this restaurant. Great corner location with excellent people viewing. Food ranged from good to very good. Would definitely consider stopping in either before or after another show at the Fox."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Right beside the Fox, our Open Table reservation made it possible to walk in and sit down when others were told of a 40 min wait. Standard menu with good variety and prices that reflect the convenient locale - very pleasant and buzzing venue"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was good but way too expensive for the quality and portion size."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My friend had the fish and chips and really liked it. My scallops were very salty. Extremely noisy. Nice and easy to go to before the Fox and they get you out on time, but food is only average."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Publik Draft House has figured it out. I've eaten at that location for years prior to attending plays/musicals at the Fox - and PDH will be the establishment that will stay there for years. The highlight is the bar - they have a huge selection of beers and drinks at reasonable prices. Service is excellent on Fox performance nights. They rush orders out in time for you to enjoy your meal and not panic that it's too close to curtain time. They finally have a great menu with lots of variety - many choices. I prefer to eat upstairs where it's less hectic, but this is a great place to people watch and have fun."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "nothing special. wouldn't go there again, sadly. service was slow and inattentive. we had to ask server for check twice. we had to request to order the food as she seemed very busy."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "This was my first time here and I was pleasantly surprised! I had the duck confit hash and my friend had the lamb burger with goat cheese and both were fantastic. The drinks were excellent and what a deal for unlimited bloody mary's and mimosas for $12! I definitely will come back again."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Great service by spencer , good mimosas, good neighborhood good food "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We stopped here because of proximity to the Fox Theatre. The food was great, service was fast and they have a great menu that suited both adults and kids in our group. It's a bit crowded with no real waiting area for a table (except the bar) but otherwise perfect spot for dinner before or after a show. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The food and the service at the Publik Draft House were great. The Shrimp & Grits were delicious. The Fish & chips had a great taste, but was a bit over fried and greasy. My main concern is that with the many family events at the Fox, I was surprised & disappointed at no menu options for kids. Even something simple as simple as half orders, or universal favs such as chicken fingers. It was very difficult finding something for my 7 and 5 yr olds to eat off your menu before the Lion King at the Fox. (We wound up having to buy popcorn there to satisfy their hunger!) So we may not be back since we usually only have these very special evenings as a family."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Food and service is great and we really like the restaurant. Our only comment is that the tables are so close together there is no such thing as a private conversation. One quickly makes new friends!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Service was terrific. Food was tasty. Great smaller brew pub atmosphere"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Due to the fact that the service was a bit off--server knew nothing about the beers on the menu, and considering that is a focal point we were worried about the food; however, the food ended up being delicious. They just need to spend some time training their staff on the menu items."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This restaurant is right next to the Fox Theater so is perfect for pre-theater dining. We were seated upstairs which had a pleasant atmosphere. Both the fish and chips and shrimp and grits were excellent. Service was fast and efficient. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Great for a meal before going next door to the Fox! The food was delicious and service was exceptional, but it is extremely noisy! (I had to take off one star overall for the noise level.)"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Service was fast, had us in and out within one hour time frame before show at the Fox. Food was OK,. Grilled chicken wrap was actually ground up chicken deep fried in egg roll type wrap...hmmm not what expected. Place was crazy busy and noisy swig theater crowd."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Although Publik is great on any night, I find myself going there before shows at the Fox. The food is great and they have a good selection of beers. I especially liked that you could make a reservation with them to ensure you get in and out to make it to your show!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "In a city that prides itself on its fried chicken offerings (One Eared Stag, JCT, the stalwart Colonnade, etc), I expected something equally as if not ambitious, satisfactory from Publik Draft House. I figured if PDH is bold enough to put fried chicken on their menu in Atlanta, then they've got to be giving it a good effort. Let's just say that I was disappointed. The spinach was tasty, as were the potatoes, but the chicken seemed like an afterthought: flat, hockey-puck-like patties that looked as though they may have been first pick from the McDonalds McChicken delivery topped my entree. Everyone else in my party seemed to enjoy their meal (I heard multiple times of how good the scallops were), but I can't say the same."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Perfect for grabbing a bite before attending Fox Theater, right next door."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We went here before a show at the Fox. They were super packed and were unable to seat us until about 10-15 minutes after our reservation time. Service was great as they have a good system with lots of kitchen runners. We ordered the shrimp and grits - spicy but excellent. Also the mussels were fabulous, but might be a slightly small order for the $16 price. Wine prices were good and you can't beat eating so close to the Fox. Would return again!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We made online reservations for publik draft house for Friday night before going to see the Book of Mormon, when we were system, it took ten minutes to even get water. Then the hostess asked if we could be done by 7:15 because they had so many reservations! Seriously? We had reservations too and why did WE have to hurry? They cleared our table before we even finished...took our drinks away when we weren't done...basically pushed us out the door before we were ready...how rude...."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Very good for downtown/midtown activities. Cozy but a bit noisy. We enjoyed it."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Great food. They handled the theater crowd with great efficiency and courtesy. Definitely make a reservation if you're dining before a show."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Four of us dined pre-theatre at the Fox and all of us really enjoyed our meals. The place was packed and everyone had to get out before the theatre began; the wait staff and kitchen were superb in understanding everyone's needs. I presume they are used to it since they are right next to the theatre -- but I think they deserve praise for their great performance."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Great service. Attentive to our schedule whereby we needed to leave for Fox Theater by a certain time."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "It's location next to FOX theater makes it an excellent choice for theater goers."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "So convenient right next door (within the building of) the Fox Theatre. We were able to eat unhurriedly despite a growing crowd and get to the Fox easily. The Caesar Salad was good but didn't seem to be Caesar: not Romaine lettuce, no Parmesan cheese, no croutons, a different tasting salad dressing. The salmon added to it was delectable. Steak was extremely tender and delicious. Martinis were very good. The restaurant had run out of bread, which has an added cost, but we were warned of the necessary substitute of a potato roll if we still chose to order it."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Good Ambience, good service, great location. Food only fair, though. My felafel burger was kinda gooey, altho my friend's Bacon Brie burger was very good. Brown sugar on sweet potato fries? I guess it is done, but seems wierd to me."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "I love a good fish fry and have had them all over the country and I can honestly say this is the best fish fry I have ever eaten! Our server was also excellent and knew exactly when to come by our table. They also have an excellent selection of craft beers and the overall experience was exceptional!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I had no idea this place was here. I was searching for a restaurant near the Fox and saw this one. I had no idea what to expect. It was really cute, very busy but not obnoxious and literally it is two doors down from the Fox. Perfect for pre or post show dining. The food was great as well and the drinks menu was huge. We had a great time and will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Good food, drinks and wine. The biggest shrimp and very fresh! Had a great time sipping and people watching before going to the Fox. Have also been after Fox events and enjoyed these times as well."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We have eaten at Publik Draft House before but weren't really satisfied this time. We had reservations for 6:30 so we could make it to Book of Mormon at 8:00. That should have been plenty of time. However, the kitchen was unprepared for the crowd. How does a restaurant literally next door to the Fox Theatre not know to expect a big crowd before a show? The food was not delivered to our table until 7:35 so we couldn't finish our meal and we canceled the desert we'd ordered. My food was undercooked and mostly cold. I think they have a good menu, with great beer selections and our server was very attentive despite having to apologize repeatedly for the slow food prep. Our particular experience the other night wasn't great, but we'd go back."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great location to the Fox Theater and great service and good food! Our server was fantastic to help move things along for dinner prior to show at Fox!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "A great place to have drinks and dinner before a show at the Fox, and easier on the wallet than Livingston, which is another nice place to have a pre-theatre meal. Publik Draft House is happy to accommodate patrons with food allergies. I have to avoid gluten for health reasons, and it can be a challenge to find safe menu options, but it wasn't an issue here. I opted for their signature burger, sans bun of course, topped with aged white cheddar cheese and avocado, and served along with a side salad. Publik makes their salad dressing in house, so it's safe for Celiacs like me. I ordered my burger medium-rare, and it was cooked exactly to my liking. Absolutely delicious! (So are the mussels!) Bonus - the bartenders mix excellent cocktails!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "It was the perfect location right by the FOX Theatre. They got us in and out with no problem so we easily made the curtain. Food was excellent, but the noise level was too much. We were upstairs and it just was too loud to be able to think."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Very disappointing. Made reservation for lots of time to enjoy food/drink before show at Fox. Everyone arrived on time. Tables were backed up - not Publik fault. But then walk-ins who put name on list got seated before those of us who had reservations AND we were still waiting to be seated. What's up with that? There is a reason for a reservation and it should be honored. Instead, Publik staff seated walk-ins before us and didn't care when we asked about it. We really only go because of proximity to Fox; won’t make that mistake again. There are other places close enough with better food, better staff, better everything."
    Dined on 1/30/2014