As a native Georgian it bewilders me as to why I don’t know of all the treasures hidden in my city. Some of these treasures are historical sites, major business, theme parks, and restaurants. Of these treasures I find the restaurants to be the most alluring. You might think that’s because I get to feed my face, but you’d be wrong. The varying crowds, unique dishes, and ambience of each restaurant tells an eclectic story compelled by both the employees and patrons of these sites. Of these aforementioned sites, Twain’s, stands heads and shoulders over its competition.
Twain’s is a bar, restaurant, and pool hall located in the heart of downtown Decatur. I was referred to this little delight by my youngest sister on one of our late night outings. I have to say I was skeptical at first. The only time I’ve ever really ventured to that are for food was at the local Taco Mac. Needless to say I was presently surprised by the ingenuity and originality of the restaurany, and not for its menu, but for its set up. Immediately when you enter in to your right is a live band, then to your left is a fully stocked bar, a little further in are the booths, stand alone tables, and pool tables. All is made of wood, giving the place an earthy feeling. However, I didn’t realize the most interesting aspect of the restaurant until we began to order. They brew their own beer on site! In fact, the back of the restaurant houses a brewery! I am not really a beer fan but this reason alone makes this location explicitly more interesting. Never worry guys, you won’t have to deal with “the less than pleasurable people” of the metropolitan area; the crowd is a pleasant mix of college students and young working couples looking to relax. I definitely recommend it as an excellent place for a date.
Twain’s menu is simple and somewhat reminiscent of Taco Mac’s. However, the portions, when it comes to their burgers and fries, surpass their sports bar counterpart. Although I’m still disappointed with myself for not knowing of this “diamond in the rough” spot earlier I definitely plan on making up lost time. This weekend I’ll be heading back with a few friends in tow. I think we just found a new hangout spot and a half pound burger to die for!