Georgia Avenue is the heart and soul of Summerhill, the historic neighborhood nestled between Grant Park and downtown Atlanta. This re-emerging business district is home to storefronts, loft space, and a brewery, welcoming patrons to patios and roof decks that feature views of downtown, the iconic Olympic flame and Georgia State Stadium.

Now opening doors as bakeries, cafes, offices, breweries, eateries and retailers, the familiar buildings throughout the five-block Georgia Avenue business district have been restored and revitalized. Many of the district’s walls are adorned with murals by local artists, and its garden courtyards and patios invite you to share conversation in sun and breeze or under the stars.

60 Georgia Avenue

Owned by well-known local brewers Shawn Bainbridge and Joran Van Ginderachter, Halfway Crooks will be Georgia’s first premise brewery in the state of Georgia, meaning their focus will not be on distribution but will be on on-site beer sales. Ginderachter is currently the brewmaster at Three Taverns, a top-ten rated Georgia brewery, and is one of three Belgian brewers currently working on the US. The two brewers are being backed by the largest investor of Three Taverns who will act as COO for the company.

Meet the Halfway Crooks team

85 Georgia Avenue

Wood’s Chapel is a new concept heralded by the team behind popular Atlanta restaurants such as General Muir, Fred’s Meat and Bread, Yalla, West Egg Café and The Canteen. Todd Ginsberg, the restaurant’s chef, was a semifinalist for the James Beard Best Chef award in the southeast in 2014- 2015. He and his partner, Ben Johnson, have won the following accolades: Restaurant of the Year (Atlanta Magazine, Eater Atlanta, GRACE Awards), Best New Chef (Atlantan), Best New Restaurant (Creative Loafing), Best Burger in Atlanta (Creative Loafing), 25 Best New Restaurants (GQ), Eater Atlanta’s 38 Essential Restaurants, Eater Atlanta’s 24 Most Iconic Dishes. This will be their first barbecue concept and will include an experiential component of seeing the meat smoked on site. The restaurant will also feature a beer garden style patio.

Meet the Wood’s Chapel team

39 Georgia Avenue

Helio Bernal, owner of The Real Mexican Vittles mobile kitchen, will open D Boca N Boca, a taqueria and gastropub, on Georgia Avenue in late 2019.  Bernal, who now operates six food trucks, began his pop-up and catering business in 2017, serving tacos, tamales, taco bowls, and freshly made salsas from a mobile kitchen cart at local breweries and festivals around Atlanta. D Boca N Boca, playing off the Spanish phrase meaning “by word of mouth” will feature authentic Mexican design and region-specific cuisine, and will entice visitors with an outdoor bar and patio.

66 & 68 Georgia Avenue

Pastry chef Sarah O’Brien, chef and owner of Little Tart Bakeshop on Memorial Drive and in Krog Street Market, will open a third outpost on Georgia Avenue. She has been voted a James Beard Outstanding Baker Finalist for three years running. Sarah will also open a new soft-serve ice cream shop that will feature homemade cones, toppings, and baked goods.

Meet Sarah

Ormewood Park resident and GSU graduate Krystle Rodriguez, Hodgepodge founder and owner, wants to invest in her neighborhood near GSU by opening a third location on Georgia Avenue. The original shop is located on Moreland Avenue. In addition to an amazing selection of coffee and food, Hodgepodge will serve as a safe haven for local artists to display their artwork, meet other Atlanta artists, and even host small events.

Meet Krystle

71A Georgia Avenue

James Beard Rising Star Semifinalist and chef behind Atlanta’s popular Eat Me Speak Me, Jarrett Stieber brings his new restaurant, Little Bear to Georgia Avenue. Occupying an intimate 1,300 square feet, the space will house just 30 seats to encourage a comfortable, approachable atmosphere. Affectionately named after Stieber’s family dog, Little Bear aims to be a neighborhood gathering space where people can enjoy fine dining at an affordable price.

63 Georgia Avenue

Fronted by an unassuming exterior, Conspiracy is a new basement drink parlor from owner Jake Karmin, formerly of Hand In Hand. With an ambiance and cocktail list centered around conspiracy theories, guests can expect the focus on specific conspiracies to change throughout the year, ensuring a unique experience each time they visit. The underground hideaway, opening Summer 2019, will feature craft cocktails, a curated revolving wine list, and six-tap beer system.

77 Georgia Avenue

After running a successful pizza pop-up concept, husband and wife team Adam and Jennifer Aton will open Junior’s Pizza serving authentic New York- and Sicilian-style pies. Junior’s menu will offer a variety of items including specialty pizzas, build-your-own pizzas, salads, and vegan pizza options. The new space will feature eclectic pizza-themed murals, artwork from local artists and an outdoor patio.

Visit Summerhill

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

I-75/85 FROM THE AIRPORT AND THE SOUTH:

Take exit #246-Fulton St
On the exit ramp follow the signs to Fulton St. /Zoo Atlanta.
Turn right onto Fulton St.
Turn right onto Capitol Ave. /Hank Aaron Drive.

I-75/85 FROM THE NORTH:

Take Exit # 246 – Fulton St.
Turn left onto Fulton St.
Turn right onto Capitol Ave. /Hank Aaron Drive.

I-20 FROM THE EAST:

Take Exit #58-B-Hill St.
Turn left onto Hill St. Turn right onto Glenwood. Glenwood becomes Fulton St.
Turn left onto Capitol Ave. /Hank Aaron Drive.

I-20 FROM THE WEST:

Take Exit #56-B-Windsor St. /Spring St.
Turn Right onto Windsor St.
Turn left onto Fulton St.
Turn right onto Capitol Ave./Hank Aaron Dr.


Via MARTA:

Georgia State Station: Exit the station on Capital Avenue and walk south for about one mile (a 20-25 minute walk).

Five Points Station: Take the 55 bus

West End Station: Take the 832 bus