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Opening a bar—and keeping it in business—takes a lot more than you think. We spoke with proprietors of Porter Beer Bar, Georgia Beer Garden, and Lean Draft House about what it takes to not lose your sanity and shirt in the process.
Atlanta will soon have its own Overwatch League team, making it the first eSports team to represent the city. With a projected $1 billion revenue in 2019, eSports is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and Atlanta is poised to become the Southeast's hub.
I attended more than a dozen weddings last year. When each couple was inevitably asked how they met, the answer, 50 percent of the time, was Tinder. So, if you’re looking for love this Valentine’s Day, you might just find it there—or at least you can find a hot person to drink with.
Joystick received approval on their liquor license application from the city review board last month, and now await final approval the Fulton County Health Department and the Office of Buildings
Joystick Gamebar founders Johnny Martinez and Brandon Ley will open the Georgia Beer Garden at 420 Edgewood Avenue in early 2016. “We’re right next to MLK, the Atlanta Streetcar comes right next to the Beer Garden, and Edgewood is becoming a big destination for the bar scene. We want to capitalize on that and show off what people around the whole state are doing with beer,” Martinez says.
Burger star lllegal Food expects to open its restaurant in early January. The restaurant is helmed by executive chef and partner Steven Lingenfelter, who's working with partner and general manager Laurie Dominguez, previously a bartender at Six Feet Under; sous chef Danny Benson; and investor/acting sommelier Didier Stahl. They share details below.
This weekend, Joystick Gamebar opened at 427 Edgewood Avenue, the space formerly occupied by Dynamic Dish. The concept couldn't be more different than the previous, carefully-locavore tenant: Joystick is offering video games, cocktails and beer, and a menu of over-the-top junk food inspired snack foods. They'll open Tuesday through Sunday at 5 pm and close at 3 am every night except Sunday.