There's a hot new bar and lounge in town, and it’s taking Atlanta’s foodie scene by storm.
Grab a seat at the bar, inside Bellyard’s lobby
Anchored in the heart of Bellyard (@bellyardhotel)—located inside West Midtown’s bustling mixed-used development The Interlock—sits Drawbar (@drawbaratl), the newest Southern spot to hit the Atlanta restaurant scene. The 160-seat cocktail-centric, tavern-inspired eatery was designed for diners to dig deep into their Atlanta roots thanks to its modern cuisine, industrial aesthetic and picturesque city views.
Grab a seat on the outdoor terrace for some fresh air and plenty of #views.
Stop by Monday through Thursday to check out the eatery’s newly debuted happy hour, Recess at Drawbar
Helmed by executive chef Christina Wai, the new restaurant features several menus, each offering unique twists on Southern fare; modern, elevated takes on bar food; and dishes composed of locally sourced ingredients “I drew inspiration from some of the beautiful local products available here in Georgia,” says Wai. “The flavor profiles are Southern touches with a variety of flavors I grew up loving and wanted to share with our guests.” From the dinner menu, which showcases savory options like the Drawbar Double Decker burger, to the breakfast menu housing Wai’s personal favorite dish, the banana French toast, to a dessert menu that instantly makes you forget the meaning of willpower—we’re talking flourless chocolate torts and bourbon apple tarts, people—each dish offers something new.
Take a seat at one of Drawbar’s many thoughtfully designed lounge areas
Like its food selection, Drawbar’s handcrafted tipples also pay homage to its Atlanta roots by incorporating even more locally sourced and thoughtfully curated ingredients. The stacked beverage menu boasts 10 signature sips, with lead bartender Jon Levine naming When Life Gives You Lemons… and the Aquemini as his top two picks. Levine’s concoctions are sure to have guests feeling the buzz during Drawbar’s new happy hour—coined Recess at Drawbar—Monday through Thursday, 4 to 7PM. Also new to the restaurant is its lunch menu, offering a selection of six handheld bites and salads—think blackened salmon po’boy and peach field green salad (put us down for that!) —from 11AM to 2PM Saturdays and Sundays.
A peek at those can’t-beat cityscape views
Between its vibrant lineup of out-of-the-box cocktails; its stacked lineup of playful takes on both Southern staples and modern bar food; and, perhaps the best part of all, its sprawling rooftop patio boasting the best skyline views in the entire city, feel free to quote us when we say Drawbar is well on its way to being the place to see and be seen in West Midtown.
The Aquemini, made with peach-infused Banhez mezcal, chipotle agave, Aperol lemon and grapefruit zest.
Tomato and ricotta Johnny cakes
Photography by: Caleb Jones Photography