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Though it opened in the lead-up to Halloween 2022, Mambo Zombi is definitely not a Halloween bar. Despite the mai tai and Singapore sling on the menu, it’s not a tiki bar. Also, if you’re looking for it—you’re right, there’s no sign. But it’s also not a speakeasy.
Secret Santa ATL (also known as “Loose Lips”), a speakeasy hidden in a warehouse deep within Pullman Yards in Kirkwood. The brainchild of beverage director Marian Chism, the concept started as an off-handed comment she made to property owner Adam Rosenfelt. “I jokingly said, ‘You know, I could throw a speakeasy up in the tunnels and people would come.’”
The pinnacle of self-defense, apparently, is not a gun or a bat or a knife; it is a well-used toilet brush. “It’s the best weapon in the bar,” Mike Jakob says on Wednesday, taking a smoke outside Elliott Street Pub, the Castleberry Hill establishment he’s long owned with his brother, Pete. “You want someone to leave, you don’t even have to touch them if you’re holding a toilet brush.”
While founder Aaron Mattison is also the co-founder of neighboring Bar Vegan, which defines itself “bar theater,” Excuse My French aims to be the opposite concept, providing a tranquil respite with a minimalist vibe.
Have you ever come across a gem of a place and wondered how no one else has found out about it? That’s what the entire Atlanta bar scene is like. Atlanta may influence everything, but when it comes to the national cocktail conversation, it flies way under the radar. Is the talent here? Yes. Do many people know about it? No.
Alex Brounstein and Johnny Farrow, of Grindhouse Killer Burgers, and real estate mogul Merritt Lancaster have teamed up on a two-story restaurant and bar located at the former home of Stein Steel & Supply. The unnamed concept will be beverage-focused and serve lunch Thursday through Sunday and dinner nightly.
Led by Politan Row beverage director Sophie Burton, JoJo's Beloved serves ‘70s-and-’80s-inspired cocktails in a neon-lit environment with space for 62 people.
Bars and nightclubs can re-open beginning today, and many have concerns about how protesting will impact COVID-19 spread. Here’s your Monday morning update.