One of the best ways to experience a new place is to check out the unique offerings of the local bar scene. The LaGrange area has become a hotbed for new breweries so why not grab your friends and hit up some of these sweet spots.
We’ve put together a DIY bar hop guide to help you get your drink on. Please remember to pace yourself and always use a designated driver. There are so many fun options to try, why not divide your trip into two nights and rotate responsibilities?
308 Main St., LaGrange
Whatever you do, don’t miss Wild Leap Brew Co. Take the brewery tour and enjoy samples of their wide variety of craft beers as you walk around. It’s a great way to spend the afternoon and learn a bit about the art of beermaking from some of the best. Wild Leap is known for some whimsical flavors, like the beermosa blend, Creamsicle Double IPA and World Peach, so you’ll definitely expand your repertoire of taste here. When you discover your new favorite, kick back out on the patio and enjoy some music – maybe even play a round of cornhole. There are often food trucks parked nearby so you can grab a bite to eat as well.
700 Lincoln St., LaGrange
Beacon Brewing Company is a great first stop if only for the fact that they offer a mean brunch. The Bloody Marys are spicy and good, especially served with pork belly and eggs benedict. Head Brewer Liv relies on her rich German-Polish heritage for brewing inspiration. The result is a new take on Belgian- and Bavarian-style beer. When you pair it with the chef’s Asian-Southern fusion cuisine, you’ve got quite the unexpected, international house of flavor here.
124 Bull St., LaGrange
Your Pie is the place to go for pizza and pints (the perfect pairing). There’s an impressive bar in the back with a great variety of local craft beers on tap. Each Your Pie location hand selects the brews it offers so the selection is unique and highly supportive of the local craft beer scene. Of course, the pizza is delicious, too. Pile on the toppings, customize your own personal brick oven pie and head to the patio for an afternoon of people watching.
141 Main St., LaGrange
Brickhouse is a favorite neighborhood haunt with a large beer selection, as well as a fully stocked bar full of wine and spirits. It’s cozy like a bar should be with dark wood and brick walls – and lively, too. From music to poker and drink specials, there’s always something going on every night of the week. Satisfy your food cravings by digging into a plate of nachos with your pals. Nostalgic fun fact: Brickhouse is located in the basement of what used to be a 5-and-dime.
120 Main St., LaGrange
Main Street Pub is your classic small town bar and grill with a jukebox in the corner. Local artists also come here to play on weekends so you may be treated to up-and-coming talent. This is a place where you take friends. There are no strangers here. Two reasons why: One, a rather tight-knit community of regulars frequent Main Street and, two, it’s tight in terms of space. So, by design, you’ll have to interact with the people next to you. If you’re hungry, nothing helps a beer go down better than the grilled cheese cheeseburger. Nope, that’s not a typo. It’s a beast of a burger too.
109 Main Street, LaGrange
End your night at 86’d. This may be one of the hippest spots in LaGrange and it attracts a progressive, young crowd. The name has several meanings. Back in prohibition time, it referred to cops raiding bars. In the urban dictionary, it means to be kicked out. Also, the owner was born in ’86. (After a couple of drinks, you may come up with other theories too.) There’s definitely a vintage feel inside, from the eclectic furniture to the old album covers on the walls. You can even play an old Atari video game. The bartenders know their stuff so be sure to order a specialty cocktail off the enormous menu. And, although it’s a lounge-type setting, you can still satisfy your late night hunger. 86’d serves small plates, such as tapas, tacos and eggrolls.
104 Commerce St., Hogansville
Kick things off at Karvelas. Start your afternoon right with wings on the green and beer so cold, it comes with a koozie. The fried pickles seem to have their own cult following and people swear the pizza is the best this side of New York. Besides the good food, there’s a full bar menu with several local craft beers and domestics plus a wide selection of spirits. Enjoy!
100 E. Main St., Hogansville
The Great Southern Pub definitely lives up to its name. Set in a 100-year-old, historic train depot, the English-style pub is a gathering place with a one-of-a-kind ambiance. Even if you’ve never been there before, it instantly feels cozy and comfortable. Enjoy some great local craft beer with a killer burger or steak. Then, head upstairs to the game room loft, complete with pool table, and grab a spot on one of the comfy sofas in front of a monster-sized TV.
709 4th Ave., West Point
Next, try Chattabrewchee in West Point. As if you needed another reason to go, Chattabrewchee is America’s first active-duty, female-owned brewery. Go thank the owners for their service and the incredibly friendly staff will pay you back with more great service in the outdoor beer garden. Located in an old warehouse, you’ll instantly feel “at ease” in the brewhouse. There’s an innovative, metered, self-pour system, which allows you to try the assortment of micro brews by the ounce, at your own pace. Make sure you try their flagship beer, the Backwater Blonde, which has won multiple awards.
724 3rd Ave., West Point
Coach’s is the ultimate sports bar. In fact, there isn’t a bad seat in the house for catching a game on TV. (There’s even a TV in the bathroom so you won’t miss a thing.) The stadium seating gives fans the full-on gameday experience. And, unlike stadium food, you’re in for some good eating. Enjoy craveable bar bites like wings, tacos, mozzarella sticks and more. The burgers and onion rings always get rave reviews. Then sample from your choice of 30-plus beers. Coach’s also sports a menu of premium wines and there’s even a few local wines to try.