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Wylie Hotel, set to open on Ponce in 2021, aims to be “Hotel Clermont’s more sophisticated older sister”
The property at 551 Ponce de Leon Avenue has been a lot of things since it was first built in 1929. In early 2021, it will be reborn again, this time as as Wylie Hotel.
Southern Belle, more serious than a bar but less formal than a typical restaurant, is a fun, cocktail-forward hangout with smart but playful small plates.
There are two certainties in a bar that allows smoking: 1) The drinks are cheap, and 2) The bar has history. Those are two precious commodities these days, especially in a city that, like many cities, is morphing into one giant luxury apartment building with a generic name.
We followed Bon Ton’s bar manager for a few hours of gluttonous consumption—from customized cocktails to a mega-quesadilla—at his favorite post-shift haunts.
Perhaps more than any stretch of pavement in the city, the expanse of Ponce de Leon Avenue between Mary Mac’s Tea Room and the Majestic Diner possesses the historic charm, the culinary creativity, and the total weirdness that makes Atlanta, well, Atlanta. Our ode to Ponce.
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