Thursday, December 29th at 7pm

Location: Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/27/16

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall is hosting a launch party on Thursday, December 29th, starting at 7 pm, for Old Fourth Distillery’s new liqueur, LAWN DART, made with cold-pressed ginger and vapor-infused lemon.
The party is open to the public, and guests will enjoy a special cocktail menu featuring O4D Lawn Dart, discounted bar snacks, and live music. The founders of O4D will also be in attendance.

Located in Atlanta’s historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood at 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE, Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall is the first outdoor-oriented bar and restaurant to open along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, at mile marker 9.25. An in-town home away from home for Atlanta’s adventure seekers, Ladybird offers elevated campfire cuisine for dinner, lunch, and weekend brunch, and focuses on shareable dishes that rotate based on local availability. The beverage program features craft cocktails, wine, local beer, alongside housemade juices and sodas. The restaurant has been featured in Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Travel + Leisure, and much more. Earlier this year, they debuted their outdoor “Grove” space, featuring a bar inside a vintage, painted camper, hangout-friendly Adirondack chairs, communal, beer garden-style tables, string lights, Ping-Pong tables, and more. 


Old Fourth Distillery was started by childhood friends who decided to open Atlanta’s first distillery since 1906, taking a neighborhood-centric, sustainable approach to creating the finest spirits available at any price. O4D uses sustainable non-GMO sugar cane to make its vodka, requiring less energy and creating zero waste. O4D’s only byproduct is pure, distilled water. Their cane sugar base and hands-on approach create a naturally gluten-free vodka with a soft, round mouthfeel and a subtle caramelized sugar aroma. Their Southern Dry Gin is vapor infused with only the finest fresh botanicals. Every bottle of O4D is made by hand in their 1100-square-foot distillery in the Old Fourth Ward. Three people create the fermentations, do the distillations, bottle, and package every drop of the signature vodka and gin. O4D uses a custom, handmade CARL copper still.