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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/2/23

March 1-31

Bubbles & Brews, a month-long celebration ofCobb County’s craft beverage makers, is back for its fourth year to shine a spotlight on local breweries, distilleries, and wineries.

During the month of March, enthusiasts can travel along the Cobb Ale Trail to sample unique craft beverages. A free ‘BrewPass,’ available online or at participating Hop Spots, will guide visitors to each location where they can collect stamps and win sweet prizes from Cobb Travel & Tourism.

Guests can earn double stamps in their BrewPass by attending Bubbles & Brews Night events where each Hop Spot will feature fun activities and themed giveaways. Visitors will also have the chance to vote online for their favorite best-sellers, unique brews, and various other categories.

New in 2023, dog-friendly locations will also have Bubbles & Chews bandanas for your fourlegged friends on Bubbles & Brews Nights. Participants can enter to win a curated dog gift box by posting a photo of their dog with swag and using the hashtag #BubblesAndChews. “The craft beverage industry in Cobb continues to thrive, with new locations opening each year,” said Holly Quinlan, President & CEO of Cobb Travel & Tourism. “Since beginning Bubbles & Brews in 2020, we have seen these small businesses adapt, change, grow, and make Cobb County a sweet spot for beverage enthusiasts. Not only are we highlighting these makers during the month of March, but also recognizing their role as a year-round tourism asset in our community.”

Nineteen of Cobb’s craft beverage makers are participating in the 2023 event, including:

• ASW Distillery (Cumberland)
• Atlanta Hard Cider Co. & Distillery (Marietta)
• Broken Anchor Winery (Acworth)
• Burnt Hickory Brewery (Kennesaw)
• Dry County Brewing Company (Kennesaw)
• Glover Park Brewery (Marietta)
• Horned Owl Brewing (Kennesaw)
• Ironmonger Brewing Company (Marietta)
• Lazy Guy Distillery (Kennesaw)
• Red Hare Brewing & Distilling (Marietta)
• Red Hare – Still on the Square (Marietta)
• Red Top Brewhouse (Acworth)
• Reformation Brewery (Smyrna)
• Schoolhouse Brewing (Marietta)
• Shezmu Cellars (Kennesaw)
• Skint Chestnut Brewing Company (Powder Springs)
• Terrapin Taproom (Cumberland)
• Treehorn Cider (Marietta)
• Viking Alchemist Meadery (Smyrna)

In addition to the special events throughout the month, several participating Bubbles & Brews
locations will be featured in the “Bubbles & Brews Alley” at the Georgia Food + Wine Festival
on Saturday, March 25, at Jim R. Miller Park. Guests will be able to sample the unique drinks
from participating craft beverage makers at this festival that celebrates the best of Georgia and
the South.

For more information on Bubbles & Brews, visit bubblesandbrews.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/5/23

Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26

Atlanta’s Original Oysterfest Returns to Midtown for Two Days of Live Music, Cold Brews, Fresh Seafood and More Tickets Now Available; Benefiting Atlanta Leadership Club and Shells to Shore

Get ready for a shucking good time as the original Steamhouse Lounge Oysterfest returns to Midtown Atlanta for its 35th year on Saturday, February 25th, and Sunday, February 26th. Produced by Rival Entertainment, seafood lovers can indulge in heaping buckets of roasted oysters, chargrilled oysters on the half-shell with garlic and butter, Steamhouse’s legendary lobster bisque, fried oyster po’boys, ice-cold beer, cocktails, and much more.

Located just two blocks from the Steamhouse Lounge’s iconic beach house on the corner of 11th and West Peachtree, Atlanta’s original Oysterfest will showcase musical talent from across the country in perfect tune with the vibe and soul of Atlanta’s favorite street party. Featured artists include, Saturday: Magnolia ExpressMoontowerCoHostThem Dirty Roses, and Funk You. Sunday gets started with Francisco VidalKind Hearted StrangersSam Burchfield & the Scoundrels, and Frankly Scarlet (A Tribute to the Grateful Dead).

Weekend tickets to the 35th annual Steamhouse Lounge Oysterfest are on sale now for $25, plus fees, and include two days of sun-soaking, live music, and fresh seafood from the Louisiana Gulf Coast. For revelers who can’t make it on Saturday, single-day tickets are available for Sunday at $15, plus fees. Advance tickets allow for express entry lanes and are available at www.steamhouselounge.com. The event is for ages 21 and up. Festival goers under 21 are permitted when accompanied by an adult. Oysterfest is cashless, and all transactions at the gates, bars, and restaurants will only accept credit or debit cards. Oysterfest encourages its patrons to be responsible and take MARTA to the 10th Street Midtown Station for maximum fun.

The 35th Annual Steamhouse Lounge Oysterfest benefits the Atlanta Leadership Club, which empowers strong leaders from underserved Atlanta communities, and Shells to Shore, an Athens-based oyster shell recycling project.

$25 for Satruday and Sunday

$10 for Sunday-Only

Tickets are available at www.steamhouselounge.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/5/23

Two dates: Saturday, 3/4 & 3/11

Atlantic Station

On Saturday, March 4th and Saturday, March 11 at Atlantic Station. Atlanta loves brunch, so we are putting together a festival to celebrate some of the best restaurants in the brunch game serving up tasting size portions of the brunch items they do best.  We will also feature the brunch beverages we all love – Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Brunch Punch, beer, wine and seltzer.  A full list of participating restaurants will be announced soon.  We will also have live music with Davis and the Love and DJ  Qtip. Brunch samples will be $4 each paid directly to each restaurant.  

Tickets here.

Early Entry Tickets include:

  • Early entry at 11am
  • All drinks 11am-3:45pm
  • 3 Food tickets for any restaurant (must be used between 11am and 1pm)

$65 Advance, $70 after Feb. 23, $80 day of event

Bottomless Drinks Tickets

  • Include Entry, Entertainment, and all drinks 12pm-3:45pm
  • Food will cost extra

$45 advance, $50 after Feb. 23, $60 day of event. 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 2/2/23

The intown destination invites the community to experience a variety of outdoor events

Atlantic Station has a variety of events planned throughout February that are sure to warm your heart. Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit as Atlantic Station continues to honor the Lunar New Year with a spectacular display of Lunar New Year decor and traditions along with a magnificent fire breathing dragon. Treat your taste buds to one of the many flavorful food and beverage festivals happening throughout the month in the Pinnacle Lot, such as the Atlanta Oyster Festival, the Atlanta Winter Beer Festival and the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival. Celebrate Black History Month with an outdoor movie series on Atlantic Green. The month may be short, but there’s plenty to do at Atlantic Station throughout February.

The full February events lineup is outlined below:

Lunar New Year

Now through Sunday, Feb. 5 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. daily

Visit Atlantic Green to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit and experience mesmerizing Lunar New Year decor. At the top of the hour nightly from 5 – 9 p.m., an impressive “fog” breathing 90-foot-long dragon with over 25,000 lights, known as the Chinese symbol of good fortune, will blow fog out in the plaza to surprise guests. Also happening at the top of the hour every night, over 450 beautifully decorated red lanterns will illuminate Atlantic Green for a glistening lantern show. For more information, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/lunar-new-year-2023/

Black History Month Movie Series

Monday, Feb 13 at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15 and 22 at 7 p.m.

Celebrate Black History Month with an epic and educational movie series on Atlantic Green! Bring your family or friends and a cozy blanket while enjoying the film. Stop by at one of Atlantic Station’s restaurants for a delicious meal before or after the movie. This event is free to the public. See below for the movie series lineup or for more information, visit https://atlanticstation.com/events/list/

Monday, Feb 13 at 5 p.m. featuring Cinderella (1997) | Rated G 

Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. featuring The Great Debaters (2007) | Rated PG-13

Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. featuring 42 (2013) | Rated PG-13

Atlanta Oyster Festival

Saturday, Feb. 4 from 1 – 5 p.m.

Oh shucks! Atlanta’s favorite oyster festival returns to the Pinnacle Lot for oyster shucking and lots of entertainment. Guests can enjoy a selection of fresh oysters accompanied with beer, wine, mimosas and brunch punch; live music; and tunes spun by DJ Qtip. The festival is 21+ and general admission tickets include entry, entertainment, a souvenir cup and all alcohol samples. Food will be available at an additional cost. To purchase tickets or to learn more, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/atlanta-oyster-fest-2023/

Atlanta Winter Beer Festival

Saturday, Feb. 11 from 1 – 5 p.m.

Grab your friends and sip on boozy drinks in the Pinnacle Lot at the Atlanta Winter Beer Festival! Sample a wide selection of over 150 beers, wines and seltzers from homegrown Georgia brewers and other breweries from across the country. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many food trucks on site and enjoy tunes spun by DJ Qtip under a heated tent. Tickets include entry, a souvenir cup, entertainment and all beer, wine and seltzer samples. Food will be available at an additional cost. This is a 21+ event. To purchase tickets or to learn more, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/atlanta-winter-beer-festival-2023/

Tiny Doors ATL Studio Open

Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Stop in and meet Atlantic Station’s artist-in-residence, Karen Anderson Singer of Tiny Doors ATL, when she opens her studio for a behind-the-scenes peek into how her public art comes to life. See Tiny Doors in progress, shop exclusive merchandise, view the retired door gallery and learn how she has become one of Atlanta’s most popular and well known artists. The studio will be open on the third Saturday of every month. For more information, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/tiny-doors-atl-open-studio-2/2023-02-18/

Hello Kitty Café Truck

Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. while supplies last

We’re saying hello again to Hello Kitty! The crowd-favorite Hello Kitty Café Truck will be returning to Atlantic Station on Atlantic Green this month. Visit the truck to pick up adorable exclusive Hello Kitty treats and merchandise. Please note the Hello Kitty Café Truck only accepts credit and debit card payments. For more information, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/hello-kitty-cafe-truck-2023/

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

Saturday, Feb. 25 from 2 – 6 p.m.

Have a barbeque feast at the 11th Annual Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival in the Pinnacle Lot! Spend your Saturday outdoors with friends and family while treating your tastebuds to all the pleasures true southerners live by: beer, bourbon, barbeque, bacon and biscuits. The VIP early entry begins at noon, while general admission starts at 2 p.m. Tickets include a souvenir glass and most importantly, all you can taste samples. To purchase tickets or to learn more, visit https://atlanticstation.com/event/beer-bourbon-bbq-festival-2023/

Overtime Elite Games

Throughout February

Dribble on down to the Overtime Elite arena to watch some of the nation’s best basketball players battle in rigorous matchups! Throughout the season there are exciting activities planned, including special performances, celebrity guests, surprise giveaways and more! See below for the full February schedule or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.overtimeelite.com/.

Friday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.


Please keep in mind the Code of Conduct when choosing to visit Atlantic Station. All youth under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian after 3:00 p.m. No individuals under 21 are permitted on property after 9:00 p.m. All guests may be subject to presenting ID to verify age. To stay up-to-date on event happenings and details, visit  atlanticstation.com and engage with Atlantic Station on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/27/23

Saturday, 2/18 at 2pm

Chattahoochee Food Hall

Welcome to The Westside Food, Booze & Brews Fest featuring some of the best spirits, beers, and food at The Chattahoochee Food Works!

Regular Ticket Includes:

🍸 3 Beer Tokens (1 beer token= 5 oz pour)

🍸 1 Liquor Sample

🍸 2 food samples from Chattahoochee Food Works food stalls

🍸 Featuring local beers, ciders, and spirits

🍸 DJ entertainment

🍸 The Chattahoochee Food Works food stalls and full bar available for purchase on own

Lover of all Ticket Includes:

🍸 5 Beer Tokens (1 beer token= 5 oz pour)

🍸 2 Liquor Samples

🍸 2 food samples from Chattahoochee Food Works food stalls

🍸 Featuring local beers, ciders, and spirits

🍸 DJ entertainment

🍸 The Chattahoochee Food Works food stalls and full bar available for purchase on own

VIP Ticket Includes:

🍸 8 Beer Tokens (1 token= 5 oz beer pour)

🍸 4 Liquor Samples

🍸 4 food samples from Chattahoochee Food Works food stalls

🍸 Separate VIP area

🍸 Hour early entry

🍸 Featuring local beers, ciders, and spirits

🍸 DJ entertainment

🍸 The Chattahoochee Food Works food stalls and full bar available for purchase on own

Participating Breweries & Liquor Brands:

🍺 Scofflaw Brewing Co.

🍺 Second Self

🍺 Reformation

🍺 Firemaker

🍺 Monday Night

🍺 Urban Tree Cidery

🍺 Liquor Brands coming soon!

Tickets run $30- $50

Tickets here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/18/23

Three Parties, Great Eats, Anniversary Collaboration Beer Release, Giveaways and More

Festivities Kick Off on Monday, January 30, 2023

Good things come in threes so Ed and Kristen “Red” Sumpter, founders of Red’s Beer Garden, are celebrating the third anniversary of their local haunt with three beer-infused birthday parties and the release of a special anniversary collaboration beer with Elsewhere Brewing.

On Monday, January 30th, the festivities will kick off with an all-you-can-eat Three-Year Anniversary Dinner featuring a “mini snack attack” menu. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., party goers can dig into a miniaturized assortment of Red’s favorites including crostinis, pulled pork sliders, smoked lemon pepper wet chicken wings, chicken salad bites, corn puppies, avocado crostinis, mini cupcakes, and pretzel bites with a (wait for it…) beer cheese fountain. Tickets are $55 per person and include a mini snack attack, an anniversary beer glass, and a 23 oz pour of BFFs: Beer Friends Forever, Red’s anniversary collaboration beer with Elsewhere Brewing. Tickets are for ages 21 and up and must be purchased in advance at www.redsbeergarden.com

Next up is Red’s Three-Year Bottle Share on Friday, February 3rd from 6 to 9 p.m. For $40 per person, beer lovers will be able to sample six to eight rare brews including sour, dark and Belgian offerings handpicked by go-to beer aficionado Kristen “Red” Sumpter. Guests can also talk it up with the experts from Liberator Distributing and get the latest scoop on all things beer in 2023. For the full bottle list and to purchase tickets (ages 21 and up), visit www.redsbeergarden.com

Finally, revelers of all ages are invited to join the fun at Red’s Three-Year Anniversary Birthday Bash on Saturday, February 4th from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. The free event will takeover their dinning room and expansive, dog-friendly beer garden and marks the official rollout of BFFs: Beer Friends Forever to the public. Available on draft and in cans, the Belgian-style witbier beer is the perfect companion to Red’s expansive hot dog offerings, hearty sandwiches, snacks and sharables. As always, Kristen and Ed will have an impressive local draft list, special bottles and cans, kombuchas, seltzers, wine and more. Each beer purchase comes with a raffle ticket that enters guests to win a variety of prizes, including gift cards, beers, and merchandise. Winners will be announced every hour, on the hour, and must be present to claim their reward. 

For more information, visit redsbeergarden.com or call 770-637-2299. Red’s Beer Garden is nestled between Grant Park and East Atlanta in Benteen Park at 1328 Boulevard SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @redsbeergarden.       


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/11/23

Saturday, January 28

Noon to 9pm

Grant Park’s favorite brewery is celebrating its last year in single digits with an ‘On Cloud Nine’ themed party, special release brews, entertainment and more 

On January 28, Eventide Brewing will host a celebration that’s sure to put Atlantans ‘On Cloud Nine.’ 

The anniversary party will feature three limited-edition beers on draft, including the Scarlet Zenith Bourbon Barrel-Aged Quad, Head in the Clouds Bourbon Barrel-Aged Oatmeal Stout and Cloudberry American Wheat. The Scarlet Zenith and Head in the Clouds will also be available in beer bombers for to-go purchase. 

Additionally, there will be kid-friendly activities until 4 p.m., food vendors, cotton candy, a balloon drop for prizes, live bands and karaoke into the night.

Eventide’s 9th anniversary celebration is a ticketed event with three options: general admission, fan ticket and VIP. To purchase advance tickets, visit: eventidebrewing.com/merch. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the event.

For more information, please visit the Facebook event page


General admission ticket: $15 –  Includes entry and two draft pours. 

Fan ticket: $35 – Includes entry, four draft pours and your choice of one anniversary beer bomber.

VIP ticket: $90 – Includes entry, unlimited draft pours and both anniversary beer bombers.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/28/22

Saturday, February 11 at 1pm

Atlantic Station

We are back again to celebrate the Atlanta Winter Beer Festival at the Atlantic Station event space on Saturday, February 11, 2023, 1pm-5pm.  The event space will give us plenty of room for lots of beer, wine and seltzer, great food trucks and a big heated tent with live music and DJ Qtip.

We will have over 150 beers, featuring Atlanta and Georgia Breweries, as well as a few breweries from around the country.

There will be live music and DJ Qtip will be running the dance party under the DJ tent.

Tickets are $45 advance, $50 after Feb. 2, and $60 day of event. First 500 tickets will be just $35.

Your ticket price includes entry, a souvenir cup, entertainment, and all of your beer, wine, and seltzer samples. Food will cost extra.
This event has sold out many times, so get your tickets early.

This is a 21 and up event, no exceptions, no kids, no babies, no pets. Rain or Shine, no refunds. Beer will cut off at 4:45pm. We will have FREE bottled water available. We will not have Designated Driver tickets.

There is plenty of parking at the venue, but we encourage other forms of getting to the event, like Uber, Lyft a cab, or walking. Safe Ride America will be on site if you do need to get you and your car home safely. Marta is also a short walk away, via the Arts Center Station and Atlantic Station has a shuttle from there.

Tickets here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/22/22

Friday, October 28 7pm

Join us for a beverage showdown with two of your favorite experts, A Cork in The road and Bitch Beer Podcast.

Using the signature format created by A Cork in the Road, LLC, guests will taste wines and beers throughout several rounds of food pairings from Chef Nick Leahy while collecting data to determine which beverage pairs best with each dish…will WINE (Kelly) or BEER (Caroline) win?!


Oysters on the 1/2 shell, cheese and charcuterie

First Course

Potato and Goat Cheese Empanada with Chimichurri

Second Course

Cold Smoked Scallop Crudo, preserved peach, pickled fresno, and puffed rice

Third Course

Braised Pork Cheek, Daysprings Farm Grits, Lady Peas, and Tomato Gravy

Fourth Course

Dulce De Leche and Apple Bread Pudding with Anglaise



Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/25/22

Beer and Food Specials, Live Polka, Das Boot Beer Chug, and More

 Brews, bratwursts and lederhosen; it’s that time of the year! From Friday, September 30th to Sunday, October 2nd, Red’s Beer Garden will be filling steins and stomachs in honor of Oktoberfest. Plenty of Märzens will be available in Red’s self-serve coolers along with Oktoberfest Märzens on draft from Ayinger Brewery and Round Trip Brewery Company. In addition to the full menu of hot dogs, sandwiches, and shareables, the three-day celebration will feature a must-try special, Fripper’s Chedderwurst sausages with spicy mustard and pretzel bites with beer cheese. For revelers ready to party, live polka on Saturday at 4 p.m. and Das Boot Beer Chug at 6 p.m. in the expansive, dog-friendly beer garden will be the place to be. Nine contestants brave enough to accept the Das Boot Beer Chug challenge will compete to beat Ed Sumpter, co-owner of Red’s and self-proclaimed boot chugging legend. For ages 21 and up, the $15 entry fee will include a liter boot for contestants to take home and a liter of Round Trip’s Oktoberfest. The first place winner will earn bragging rights and receive a $100 gift card to Round Trip Brewing. To register to compete and for more information, visit redsbeergarden.com or call 770-637-2299.