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Behind Closed Doors

By Chris Watkins | April 2, 2015 | Articles

Being in the know is a hot commodity in Atlanta, especially when it comes to the bar and restaurant scene. Well here’s something you probably don’t know: There’s a secret bar located inside of Buckhead barbecue house Smokebelly called The Blind Pig Parlour Bar. The speakeasy-esque concept from Southern Proper Hospitality (Gypsy Kitchen, The Southern Gentleman, The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill) is your future home for a curated collection of bar bites, charcuterie and cocktails.

A throwback to 1920s speakeasies, the bar lies beyond an unmarked door at the rear of Smokebelly. But you just can’t enter that easily. You’ll need a special password obtained from any SPH establishment. Upon entry, you’ll be met with ornate framed pictures of old-timey characters anchored by rich, tufted leather seating and fanciful chandeliers from a bygone era.

Snack on charcuterie and spiced pecans at the bar with other elevated offerings like smoked beef carpaccio and pickled shrimp. Classic Sazerac and vesper cocktails play supporting roles to menu standouts like the Fine Thing to Say, a whiskey sipper elevated with black tea, aquavit, creme de cacao and lemon; and the refreshing rumcentric Time On a Beach with pisco, Fernet-Branca, citrus and mint.

Whether you’re indulging in an after-work cocktail, or assembling your crew for a Prohibition-era soirĂ©e (you can book it for private events), The Blind Pig Parlour Bar will have you screaming, “Wee, wee, wee—all the way home.”

The Blind Pig Parlour Bar
128 E. Andrews Drive NW


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