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 Georgia Tech graduate and electrical engineer Shawn Bainbridge, Belgium-born brewer Joran Van Ginderachter, and Tim Kilic, Halfway Crooks Beer specializes in Pilsners and mixed fermentation. The two-story space is an homage to computer code and the Belgian countryside – Van Ginderachter’s father was a sheep herder – and features a state-of-the-art ten-barrel draft beer system. Jake Harvey of Heaps ATL serves New Zealand meat pies and guests can grab beers at one of two bars including one on an open-air rooftop patio.
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 4 pm – 10 pm, Friday and Saturday: 11:30 am – 11 pm, Sunday: 11:30 am – 10 pm, Closed Tuesday
85 Georgia Avenue
Wood’s Chapel, named for one of the first churches to serve the Summerhill community immediately following the Civil War, is a new concept heralded by partners Todd Ginsberg, Ben Johnson, Shelley Sweet and Jennifer Johnson. This is the first barbecue concept for this foursome behind popular Atlanta restaurants such as General Muir, Fred’s Meat and Bread, Yalla, West Egg Café and The Canteen. Wood’s Chapel includes on-site, traditional wood-fired pits, a beer garden style patio, and an extensive menu including whole hog, prime brisket and shameless pies. Chef Wilson Gourley and Pitmaster Brian Keenan lead the culinary team at Wood’s Chapel.
7 days a week: 11 am – 9 pm
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.
The Little Tart Bakeshop Hours
Monday through Friday: 7 am – 4 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 8 am – 4pm
Big Softie Hours
Wednesday through Sunday: noon – 9 pm
77 Georgia Avenue
After running a successful pizza pop-up concept, husband and wife team Alex 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. Opening early August.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 11am – 9 pm, Thursday: 5-9pm,
Saturday: 11am – 10pm, Closed Sunday
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.
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.
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.
25 & 33 Georgia Avenue
Co-founder of Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q and renowned restaurant and hospitality veteran Nick Pihakis will partner with Jeremy and Tammy Chambers, Atlanta-based restauranteurs and operators, to open two new dining concepts along Georgia Avenue, HotDog Pete’s and Hero Doughnuts. HotDog Pete’s will offer house-made, chargrilled beef hot dogs on marked buns, craft beer, and milkshakes. Sharing a patio next door will be Hero Doughnuts. This is the second location for Birmingham-based Hero Doughnuts, founded by Will Drake. Hero Doughnuts is known for fresh, seasonally-flavored brioche donuts made daily using locally-sourced ingredients. For customers seeking a savory snack, Hero uses its fresh brioche dough to create buns for breakfast sandwiches, their now-famous fried bologna sandwiches and award-winning burgers, a lunch-crowd favorite.
59 Georgia Avenue
The evolution of the highly sought after dinner club, Hush Dinner Club, that featured a revolving roster of Atlanta-based chefs popping up in top-rated restaurants around the city, owner Bea Lewis will open a permanent location called Concept in Summerhill. The space will also serve as home base for her Atlanta Meal Prep personal cooking service. Devon Banks of Bacchanalia and 1Kept and Richard Fletcher will partner with Lewis on this venture.
63 Georgia Avenue
Fronted by an unassuming exterior, Redacted 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.
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.
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