Decatur >Twain's Billiards & Tap
“The prices are very reasonable for the amount of food served, and the atmosphere is very pleasant (non-smoking).”
“Service was OK, but the food was subpar, even for a bar.”
“The bar food isn't even that good.”
“honestly think Twain's has the best bar food and the best crafted beer in Decatur--the cask and Belgian selections are always great in particular, and the stout is substantial.”
“We have such good local brews and brew pubs in Atlanta and Decatur is such a great drinking town that I'm amazed people have reviewed this place so highly because they truly do not deserve it.”
“Greasy bad food, the worst service and to top it off they add 18% gratuity to the check.”
“The food is good and cheap.”
“Sarah REALLY knows her beers, and is an interesting character, with her long black braids and big black rimmed glasses.”
Twain's is a restaurant and bar that serves beer brewed on site. Multiple bars serve the hungry crowd and billiard tables are popular all day.
Waitress needs an attitude adjustment!. Twains is a nice bar. There are a lot of games to play, and it is a very wide open space. I like the fact that they brew their own beer. The beer is not that great. The Mad Happy Pale Ale was a bit watered down, and the hops flavors were off. Seemed like a large crappy homebrewing operation. The food is mediocre, and does not fascinate me. The waitress was the worst part. She plopped the menus down on our table and didn't say hello or anything. I actually thought she was an upset hostess, but I was definitely wrong. She seemed like she was have a little PMS problem. Take your Midol and ACT happy if you must, that is what being a good server is all about. I am sick and tired of waiters and waitresses getting away with having bad attitudes and still expecting gratuity. Twains needs to have their servers leave their sour attitudes at the door. I am saying NO to Twains. My first visit was pretty good, but actually spending some time there drinking changed my opinion.
Comfortable Decatur Spot. Went by Twain's one day last week. I'd been before but hadn't stopped in for a while. My server (bearded with a straw hat) recommended some of the draft beers. I went with the house pale ale which was fairly hoppy but not objectionable. The whole place has a lax, comfortable atmosphere. I ordered the beer mussels which were flavorful and delicious. I wasn't troubled by any little children (there weren't any at 10 o'clock at night) and the staff was attentive enough for bar staff. If I wanted to be waited upon hand and foot, I'd go to a lounge. I'd recommend giving Twain's a try. There is a nicer patio area in the back, great news with summer around the corner.
Simply Awful, Don't waste your time or money..
I've been going to brewpubs for quite some time and let me just say that Twains Billiards&Tap is by far the worst one I've ever encountered. First off you've got kids running rampart throughout the establishment by parents who wish the establishment was a day care. My appetizer of sweet potato fries arrived to the table before my beer did, and this place wasn't even busy by restaurant standards. I suppose the three people behind the bar preferred talking to girls at the bar rather than do their jobs of pouring a couple of beers.
Now about the beer. It lacks body in all the pints I tried. The ESB tastes nothing like an ESB and their brown ale is more of a porter. The food was bland and boring, I've had better meals at a waffle house. The service was alright although it seemed as if the place lacked actual managers or owners. In short, Twain's Billiards&Tap filled with screaming toddlers, bartenders trying to get lucky instead of doing their jobs along with sub par beer and food shall never receive patronage from my family.
Leave Your Kids At Home. This place is great when it isn't overrun with overentitled Decatur parents who let children just barely older than toddlers run amok in a brew pub. I mean, really, who brings their kids to a bar?! ? But apparently no one pays for a babysitter here in Decatur, since I find the local progeny screaming at the top of their lungs, regardless if I'm trying to enjoy a fine-dining meal or have a drink with adults. Key words here being DRINKING and ADULTS. Beyond that, I have to give a hearty cheers to Chefaubrey's comments, (citysearch won't let me include the link) and basically reiterate everything that poster said!
Very dissapointed.. I must say that I was very dissapointed when Twains finally re-opened from being renovated only to find that they removed more than half of the pool tables. Then turned the old smoking room to the pool hall. It doesn't seem to have been any changes made to that room either. I feel as though they didnt focus on the billiards part of the business as they did the bar. And you are right . The service is terrible and so is the food.
Owners Own Up.. After a horrific experince that I posted about previously I spoke with the owners of the bar and the satisfied my complaints to a highly satisfactory level. I will give Twain's another shot, I never did get to play shuffleboard when I was there the first time.
Horrible. Trust me I tried this place 4 times. They were equally horrible. Greasy bad food, the worst service and to top it off they add 18% gratuity to the check. Stay away from this place far far away.
WORST BAR IN DECATUR. This bar used to be fun, but the new employees are pretentious and lazy. The beer selection is not good, and the service is worse. The last time i came here I was asked if i wanted a pitcher of beer at 2:45 for "last call." At 2:50 I overheard the bartender complain that we'd overstayed our welcome. The bar now caters to "fratty" crowd, and, unfortunately, had a buckhead feel. It's sad to see this bar succumb to the mediocrity of other atlanta bars.
Great place to get drunk with your kids!!. This place has gone downhill since they renovated it and became a brew pub. The place is crawling with new Decatur parents who think it is okay to let the kids run around while mommy and daddy get drunk. They even have a kids area!! This used to be a bar and a pool hall right? Anyway, when it's not the stupid parents and kids, it's like a college, Emory crowd who are loud and obnoxious. The in-house brewed beer is not that great, and a real disappointment for a beer lover like me. Food is about as bland and average as it gets. Pool tables are still alright, when there aren't wannabe rap stars drinking water and yelling and acting like jerks next to you trying to get as many games in as they can in an hour so they don't have to pay more than a certain amount. Service downright stinks if you are in the pool room and are trying to get a drink. They need a floor manager like yesterday. Too bad, I used to like this place. I don't see any of the regulars around anymore either.
Not a bad joint. I enjoyed my visit here. The walls covered in Twain's writings and quotes provided a lot of amusement. Service was OK, but the food was subpar, even for a bar. The chef must have loved fennel, as it was very strong in the gumbo, the hummus (why?), and other foods. Not sure why that was the case. The beer wasn't bad at all, and I enjoyed the several varieties they had. The atmosphere left a lot to be desired as there is too much room for a bar. Seemed like a good place to go to hang out with friends (not too noisy due to the large amount of space), but I would recommend the Brickstore over Twain's.
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