...is having the Brick Store as your neighborhood pub. Yes, the beer selection is fantastic. Let's not slight that. How wonderful is it to walk into a pub and have over a dozen beers on tap -- and none of them of the Bud or Coors variety? Brick Store gets beers that few else in Atlanta can serve, and they are served in the correct glasses. (There's also an enormous selection of bottled beer, but that's not my own preference.)
Then there's the food. No, it's not gourmet. But it's much better than the usal pub food, and it's consistently prepared well. Fish and chips; burgers; sandwiches, a couple of salads. That's what you get here -- and that's all you get. But you know what you are getting -- and you'll enjoy it.
But what I appreciate most about the Brick Store is the staff. You would think this group of indie-twenty-somethings would sneer at the parents and kids, the old and the not-so-hip who come in. But no. They are, quite simply, one of most accommodating waitstaff around. (Including the staff at places that are supposed to be family friendly.) I've been going to the Brick Store for years, and this has been true the whole time. My hat's off to the person who hires them.
Being at the Brick Store will make you want to live in Decatur, if only so you can walk home after having one pint too many.