Buckhead live music venue Andrews Upstairs has closed and will be replaced by Burn Social Club, which will feature cocktails by Prohibition beverage manager Tom McGuire, tapas by Czar Ice Bar chef Saito Saito, and a dance floor. Burn plans to open July 15th.
The target audience is 30-to-50-year-old professionals who want to expand their evening out, according to Andrews Entertainment District president Steve de Haan. “It’s really about sitting down and being pampered and having this luxurious intimate experience,” he says.
Patrons will enter through a door inside Czar Ice Bar marked with a martini symbol and seated by a maître d (there’s a $10 cover charge after 10 p.m.). Menu options include a margarita flatbread, jumbo black tiger shrimp cocktail, seared ahi tuna, Caprese salad, chicken satay, and beef tenderloin medallions.
At the bar, McGuire will focus on cocktails served over smoked ice cubes, including the Queens Park Swizzle (Brugal Blanco rum, cold-infused mint syrup, lime juice, angostura bitters, and mint) and Burn Old Fashioned (seven-year aged bourbon, angostura and orange bitters, demerara syrup, and flamed orange zest). De Haan says there will also be an extensive martini selection and 50 rare bourbons, whiskies, and scotches. Wines will be limited six high-end options served by the glass. There will be ten craft beers as well.
The interior will be “warm, intimate, [and] sophisticated” with crystal chandeliers, a brick wall, leather sofas, a large mantel and fireplace, and shelves of antique books, clocks, and cigar boxes. The glass ceiling will be similar to Prohibition’s, painted yellow, orange, and red to look like fire.
At the grand opening July 15th, Burn will have a 13-piece Latin band for salsa dancing (monthly salsa nights are in the works). Rat Pack-style music will play on Thursdays, with Friday and Saturdays focused on Top 40 hits. There will be two shows each night, at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., each playing a different set.