26 Apr Halfway Crooks is All the Way Worth the Trip
Halfway Crooks Beer is All the Way Worth the Trip
Halfway Crooks Beer
60 Georgia Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
What You Need to Know Before You Visit Halfway Crooks
Price: Premium pricing on all pours, cans, and merch
Food: The menu is mostly pub grub with a German influence, and it’s delicious
Family Friendliness: I didn’t see a single kid, and nothing about this place said bring the babies
Doggos: I didn’t see any dogs
Parking: Street parking is plentiful, and there’s a small lot nearby
What is Halfway Crooks Known for?
Halfway Crooks has a note of irreverence mixed with a note of pure perfectionism. It’s almost an oxymoron of a brewery, and it works very very well.
I was recently on a large press check for my day job, at Ledge, an international design-award0winning pool furniture company that also has outdoor furniture, an outdoor ping pong table, and the internet’s favorite pool float, the Laze Pillow. Whenever I have to print a project that costs enough to pay a few people’s salaries, I always travel to oversee the printing. I don’t always have time to go enjoy the city, but this one was full of delays, so I got a nice crisp evening to enjoy a couple of rooftop beers.
Halfway Crooks has grown in popularity more quickly than most new breweries. This is partially because they’re known for being really close to the airport and stadium, and they’re the type of brewery that’s too cool to do too much.
When I caught wind of all the delays, I hit the interwebs to see what locals said about the best breweries in ATL, and this Summer Hill gem kept popping up. Thrillist noted they stood out by not doing too much as well.
What’s the Atmosphere like at Halfway Crooks Beer?
The atmosphere was quiet and super chill while I was there. To say it was dead would be an insult. It was peaceful, quiet, and relaxing. If it were full of liveliness like a game night or a big anniversary party, it wouldn’t have been the right spot for me.
As soon as you enter, a big LED wall greets you with a dot-matrix animation of beer and sheep, and it’s one part new, one part old, and all parts creati
The servers were attentive, but only as needed. Everything can be ordered online through your phone, so nobody’s bugging you. As an introvert, I loved every bit of it.
The decor is eclectic and Instagrammable with a nod of European flair for all the aspiring influencers looking for that perfect shot. Super neat spot all around. The TV was showing nothing but b-roll of sheep. It was another nod to the irreverent tone that embodies the place. Even the bathroom’s decorated with care. The tile is beautiful. Everything about the details here just get it right.
Is Halfway Crooks Beer Worth the Travel?
If you’re going for cans, and you’re hoping to bring them home in your luggage, it’s a yes. This is almost always a must for me, other than Three Bears in Banff. They’ve got a hefty cooler downstairs with a dozen or so four packs from pilsners to IPAs and everything in between. They’ve also got a wide selection of merch for the collectors.
Every single beer I had, both on draft and in cans, was absolutely spot on. I’d go back in a heartbeat even if it were full and lively. I’d recommend it if you’re in ATL for sure.
Beers to you, Houston.