An Athens favorite is finally making its way to Atlanta. Pauley’s Crepe Bar is set to open next month on the Westside at 935 Marietta Street in the same strip of shops as Le Fat. Pauley deGeorge, Corey Ripley, and Jason Ellis opened the creperie and bar in Athens seven years ago and quickly became a regular hangout for UGA students on the hunt for savory sandwiches and crepes and a vast selection of craft beers.
“We have such an awesome regular crowd that has come through UGA, moved to Atlanta and been pressuring us to open Pauley’s there,” Ripley says. “We like to say we taught them how to drink beer and wine in Athens before they had their first business meeting in Atlanta.”
Pauley’s Westside will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week, staying open until about 2:30 a.m. on the weekends. BJ Bracewell, formerly of Athens’ East West Bistro, has designed the menu, which will differ slightly from the Athens location. Favorites like the roast beef crepe, buffalo chicken crepe, and Cuban sandwich will still be offered, as well as late night bar snacks like deviled eggs and flavored popcorn.
Pauley’s will have 170 rotating craft beers, with 30 of them on tap. “Instead of using all Athens breweries, we’re going to use some of the Atlanta breweries that we like,” Ripley says. “We’re going to step up our craft beer game and have better wines—we’ll definitely be wine-heavy.”
Pauley’s will offer both Old and New World varietals, as well as select traditional cocktails. A bar will run the length of the 150-seat space and feature gas station-style open coolers.