The Wrecking Bar is located on the outskirts of little five points, right before the Edgewood Shopping Center, in a white house. The building was abandoned for years, and I always thought it would be a great place to put a night club, but the Wrecking Bar has done well.
The bar is located on the bottom floor of the building, and I am really not exactly sure what is located on the upper floors. The atmosphere reminds me of a medieval sort of pub that maybe knights would have got their fix at back in the day. There’s a lot of stone and wood.
They brew their own beer, and it is really quite delicious. On the 5th of every month they have a special beer, and it is absolutely fantastic. It is 12% alcohol and tastes like a mix between a smooth beer and a shot of liquor. It’s got a spicy, what I would guess is ginger kick, along with a smooth taste.
If you want the real background of this building visit the History of Wrecking Bar Brewpub.
The Wrecking Bar menu is nothing too crazy, or out of the ordinary, even though they do offer crispy pig ears. I did not try the crispy pig ears, although I should have.
I would describe the menu as classy bar food with some local, southern twang.
I’ve been to Wrecking Bar now three times, and each time I’ve never been blown away by the food, but for some reason I keep coming back. The reason: Wrecking Bar is a damn cool place with good drinks.
On this visit I opted for the Pulled Pork sandwich, which was nothing special. It tasted good, but considering it’s 2 minutes from Fox Bros you are not going to go to Wrecking Bar for the pulled pork.
My wonderful companion enjoyed the Grilled Cheese, which was filled with Pimento Cheese.