This special Oktoberfest dinner will be held on the restaurant’s communal outdoor patio, where guests can mingle under twinkling lights and sample three courses featuring platters of sausages, Patak bacon, pork shank, sauerkraut, spaetzle, pretzels, and more alongside four carefully curated German wine pairings.
Some of the featured wines include Stein Blauschiefer Riesling Trocken and Ziereisen Blauer Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir).
Tickets are $95/person and include gratuity and all food and wine pairings.
Prost! It’s time to raise a stein not only for Wild Heaven’s 13th anniversary, but for their “beer-loved” Oktoberfest celebration. On Saturday, September 23, 2023, the highly-anticipated German tradition will be in full force at Wild Heaven’s Avondale location (135B Maple St, Avondale Estates, GA 30002) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the Wies’n, guests can expect traditional German food from Chef Carla Fears accompanied by live German music and a stein hoisting competition. In honor of the brewery’s 13th birthday, guests can pick up a commemorative stein and be the first to try their limited-edition 13 anniversary beer a very special blend of barrel-aged treats that will be truly one-of-a-kind. Available on draft and in bottles. Revelers that bring their own stein can take advantage of $4 refills. Wild Heaven’s 13th anniversary stein and limited-edited anniversary beer will also be available at the Westend location. For more information, visit https://wildheavenbeer.com.
Just a few hours south of Atlanta in South Georgia, Valdosta is the perfect stopping point to relax on the way to Florida or even better for a weekend getaway. They call it finding your “ahhh.” Downtown has everything you could imagine with delicious food destinations, a brewery, a wine bar, shopping, boutique hotels, a local playhouse, artwork to see, all wrapped up in a walkable adventure! Start with staying at the McKey boutique hotel, have dinner at 306 North, take a walking tour of the artwork and murals around downtown, stop for a brew at Georgia Beer Company, and stay for brunch at Downtown Social. So, whether you stop through or stay a while, it’s ahhhmazing. Let’s explore.
Where can you stay in Valdosta that SOAKS up everything downtown has to offer? It’s The McKey! A brand new, luxurious 12-room boutique hotel in the historic McKey building. It is steps from restaurants, bars, and shopping. Fun fact: all the suites in the McKey are named after tenants that at one time we’re in the building, like restaurants, law firms, or historical facts like the year the building was constructed, or year the first pecan tree was planted. Each room has its own tribute and photos to go along with it!
We stayed in the S&K Suite that is named after the S&K diner, a local hang out spot nicknamed “sit and kiss,” the suite is thought of as their bridal suite. Feast your eyes upon this one bed, one bath suite, with a spectacular bathroom boasting a massive soaker tub that has changed my mind about baths, a large full-length mirror and sitting area, two spacious vanities, a separated shower and toilet area. If I could have a bathroom at home, this would do! Then, on to the bedroom where there is a large, comfy long bed with a view of downtown right out the window! In the sitting area and kitchenette, it’s the perfect spot to relax with a glass of wine and chat about everything you want to do in downtown Valdosta!
Southern fare was on our mind, so we visited 306 North in downtown Valdosta! They have elevated traditional Southern dishes like fried green tomatoes, fried duck, salads, and even Tuna Tataki, all paired with a great cocktail menu, wine list, and beer selection.
Starting with this fresh Tuna Tataki, the fish is lightly seared and surrounded by creamy, spicy mayonnaise, a wonderful cilantro soy vinaigrette, pickled ginger, and a spicy wasabi cream to round out the dish. It is a delicious start to our meal. Then, we paired it with their amazing fried green tomatoes. The tomatoes themselves are crunchy yet tender and topped with a sensational, sharp pimento cheese and a spicy, sweet pepper jelly. It’s a flavor train!
To drink, we tried their Manhattan. This one is boozy with hints of cinnamon and cherry! A delicious accoutrement with our main, the duck breast! On the side, we started our main dish with the wedge salad. It is creamy and cool, crisp bacon, tomatoes, and peas atop a mild blue cheese dressing. The perfect pair for the Maple Farms Duck breast.
The Maple Farms Duck Breast is lightly fried and crunchy out, tender and juicy in, then topped with a delicious and tangy, sweet blackberry jam reduction that is just stunning with the savory of the duck. On the plate with the duck, we got the Balsamic Mushrooms that are savory and deep, earthy and the honey-truffle sweet potatoes are sweet and tangy, tender, hints of truffle and honey!
Georgia Beer Company
After our scrumptious meal, we took a short walk to look at the murals and artwork around Valdosta, GA! All on the way to a great brewery, Georgia Beer Company! They have a large list of brews to choose from, like stouts, sours, IPAs, lagers, and everything in between. The space is large and open with a long bar, table seating, and a huge outdoor space with live music!
Some of the beers we sampled included the Destress Express sensational coffee milk stout with a coffee forward nose and on the palate then mellowing into a creamy yet slightly bitter aftertaste. Being only 6.5% it is more like a cup of Joe than a boozy stout. Another favorite was the Blueberry Field Party Blonde Ale, a 5% blueberry forward beer on the nose and palate, very fruity. If you love sours, Grandmas Jelly Mayhaw Berry Sour is a 5.3% tangy and tart beer but not overpowering and refreshing.
Of the rest we sampled, the Foggy Bottom is a 7% west coast IPA, large hops, bitter on the back, while Azalea City amber ale is a 5.5% malty yet balanced, mellow, and smooth amber. Dark 30 Black IPA is a 6% beer that’s both toasty and hoppy, while the Back Nine Lager is a smooth, sippable light beer that only has 130 calories! You really can’t go wrong with any of these beers from Georgia Beer Company!
One morning, we were craving brunch, so we headed just around the corner from The McKey over to Downtown social. Their shareable brunch was right up our alley! Downtown Social is an incredible boutique bowling and game destination with a large full bar and shareable bite menu! We enjoyed the shareable brunch board, mimosa flight, breakfast empanadas, and even a bowl of tot-chos!
We just couldn’t resist their shareable brunch board stuffed with all the brunch goodies like sweet and crispy waffles, crunchy, tender chicken tenders (Pro tip: make chicken and waffles), savory egg frittata, flaky, buttery biscuits with savory sausage gravy, sweet French toast sticks, fruit, jam, honey, and a helping of bacon and sausage on the side! It will blow your mind! To pair with this we got the super cool mimosa flight with sweet and floral pea flower, bright pineapple, sweet cherry, and tangy orange!
The other two dishes we tried were the Breakfast Empanadas and the Tot-chos. The empanadas were crunchy outside warm in with spicy chorizo and jalapeño surrounded by egg, paired with bright pico and a sharp beer cheese. For our side, we got an amazing fruit bowl filled with blueberries and strawberries. Another fun dish is Tot-chos. Starting with a savory egg that’s over a bed of crispy warm Tots with sharp beer cheese, savory pulled brisket, and tangy peppers. Either way, you’re in for a treat.
Valdosta has so much to do, you should get down there for a weekend trip and soak up all the relaxation and fun you can!
Celebrate canine companions at Eventide Brewing’s National Dog Day bash on Saturday, August 26
The brewery is rolling out the red carpet for its four-legged friends with vendors, treats and free beer for anyone who donates to PAWS Atlanta
Prepare for a tail-wagging celebration of canines of all sizes at Eventide Brewing on Saturday, August 26.
Grant Park’s favorite brewery is toasting everyone’s best friend this National Dog Day. The day will be filled with dog-centric events, vendors and activities that both you and your canine friend will enjoy, including:
Bark ‘n Brews: Paws-ibly the best drink for your furry friend. Eventide will be serving Pooch Porters and Pup Pilsners (made with beef and chicken broth, respectively) all day!
Hops & Flow Dog Yoga (11 a.m.): Stretch and strengthen your bond with your pup in a special dog/owner yoga class. Note: Tickets are $15 and include a free beer; all proceeds will be donated to PAWS Atlanta.
Atlanta Rescue Dog Cafe (noon – 2 p.m.): The organization will offer fun and interactive pet education for all ages.
Pup Portraits (4 – 8 p.m.): Lindy Nichole Photography will capture those uncanny resemblances between dogs and their owners.
Paw Print Pressings (4 – 8 p.m.):Grit Ceramic Studio will be on-site helping you create memorable paw print keepsakes.
Dog Look-alike Contest (4 – 8 p.m.): Think you and your dog share a resemblance? Enter the look-alike contest for a chance to win free beer for the rest of the year!
Dunkin the Frenchie (4 – 8 p.m.):Meet and pose alongside Atlanta’s trendiest Frenchie, Dunkin! Beyond his impeccable style, he’ll be lending his charm as the emcee for the afternoon’s events.
Cool Pups Creamery (4 – 8 p.m.): The pop up will be dishing out scrumptious organic doggie ice cream.
Eventide will also host a donation drive for PAWS Atlanta Animal Rescue, and everyone who brings an item will receive a free pint. Items needed include:
Grant Park’s favorite brewery will feature live performances by members of the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra
Get ready for an unforgettable series of transcendent melodies and delightful brews withEventide Brewing’s Bach & Brews concert series. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy classical music, brought to life by the talented musicians of the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra. From the timeless compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach to other masterpieces, each performance promises to be a soul-stirring experience against the backdrop of Eventide’s laid-back Biergarten.
Performances last from 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for each concert and include a free beer. The series will take place on:
Friday, July 14
Friday, August 11
Friday, September 1
Friday, October 13
Food will be available at each performance from popular Atlanta-area vendors.
Don’t miss out on this extraordinary fusion of classical music and craft beer. Come raise a glass and be transported by the harmonies of Bach and more!
For more information about the series and to purchase tickets, please visit Eventide Brewing’s event page.
Summer Bash Will Feature Maryland Blue Crab From Harbour House Crab, Low Country Boil, EDB Micheladas, and More
All-You-Can Eat Tickets Are On Sale Now
Saturday, July 22nd 1pm
Summer at Wild Heaven is not just for cracking cold beers; it’s also for cracking apart delicious, fresh crab. On Saturday, July 22nd, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wild Heaven Beer is throwing an all-out summer bash in the Garden Club at West End— Crab Trap and Tap, an event inspired by the fun and tradition that is coastal living. Guests will enjoy fresh steamed Maryland Blue Crab, flown in from Harbour House Crabs, a Low Country Boil featuring an all-you-can-eat feast of shrimp, Pine St. Market sausage, corn, potatoes, and other fun salty summer treats. Jam out to live music from West End Steel featuring co-owner and brewmaster Eric Johnson at 1 p.m., followed by two yacht-rock-inspired sets from The Reebs, an Avondale institution. With community tables for enjoying shareables, the garage doors will be open for indoor and outdoor revelry, and a cash bar ready to serve the perfect summer drinks, including the iconic Old Bay rimmed EDB-Micheladas, and the regular lineup of Wild Heaven beers. For more information or to purchase tickets to Wild Heaven Beer’s first Crap Trap and Tap for $69 plus fees, visit https://wildheavenbeer.com or call 404.254.2232. Wild Heaven Beer West End is at 1010 White St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.
Downtown Woodstock’s innovative sports bar + restaurant celebrates it’s third anniversary.
Get ready for a weekend full of thrilling sports entertainment as The Daily Draft (8594 Main St, Woodstock, GA) celebrates its third anniversary from June 15th to June 17th! Downtown Woodstock’s popular sports bar and watch party destination is hosting a series of events that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The Daily Draft’s anniversary celebration offers something for everyone, from an engaging UGA vs GT Sports Trivia Night, an electrifying Steinholding Challenge and an enticing SEC Wing Eating Challenge. The UGA vs. GT Sports Trivia Night, hosted by the renowned Matt Chernoff and featuring some special guests, will kick off the weekend. Not only will you test your sports knowledge, but you’ll also support the River Ridge Football Booster Club while enjoying a delicious free meal for kids.
On June 16th, the action heats up with the on-demand Steinholding Challenge, generously sponsored by the esteemed Eagle Rock Distributors and hosted graced by the presence of former Atlanta Falcons linebacker and All-Star Ring of Honor MVP, Jessie Tuggle. Show off your strength and endurance while enjoying refreshing craft beer specials from Dry County, Monday Night Brewing, and Wild Leap.
To top it all off, get ready for the thrilling SEC Wing Eating Challenge, Tanteo Tastings, and an after-party with the Bacardi girls on June 17th. Whether you’re a fan of sports trivia or wing-eating contests or just looking for a great place to watch the game with friends, The Daily Draft has everything you need to have a blast. “Our team and community members are thrilled to celebrate our third anniversary. The Daily Draft has become a hub for sports fans in Downtown Woodstock, and we’re excited to continue providing a fun and exciting atmosphere for our guests,” said Daily Draft Management Team.
Don’t miss out on the sports-driven fun. For more information on this action-packed weekend, please visit here: https://www.facebook.com/TheDailyDraft.
150+ beers, wines and more. Live music by Davis & the Love and DJ Q-Tip. Tickets include entry, entertainment, souvenir cup and all beer, wine and cider samples. Food will be available for purchase.
COST: $45 advance, $50 after June 8, $60* at the door (*unless sold out)
21 and up event, no kids, no babies, no pets. Rain or shine event, no refunds. We will not have Designated Driver tickets, take Uber, Lyft, or walk. Do not drink and drive. We will have free bottled water. No outside food or beverage. Alcohol will cut off at 7:45pm. We reserve the right to cut off anyone at anytime
Tiki Street Pop-Up Bar is the ultimate destination for summer fun
Monday, June 5 – Monday, July 31
Halcyon’s Cherry Street Brewpub invites the community to celebrate the summer season at its Tiki Street Pop-Up Bar. From Monday, June 5 through Monday, July 31, guests can soak up the tropical vibes while sipping on a cocktail and enjoying tasty bites, without the hassle of traveling to a tropical island.
The summer of fun begins on Friday, June 9 from 5 to 10 p.m. at Cherry Street’s Summer Kick Off Party marking the opening of the Tiki Street Pop-Up Bar. Dance the night away to a fantastic lineup of live music, delicious tiki cocktails, tropical beers, food specials and Blue Chair Bay rum samples. There will be entertainment for the little ones, including face painting from 5 to 8 p.m. and refreshing mocktails to keep the party going all night long. Live music entertainment returns on Saturday, July 29 for one final summer soiree.
Cherry Street’s Tiki Street Pop-Up Bar is the perfect destination to unwind this summer after a long day or to gather with friends for a fun night out. The tropical menu features an assortment of cocktails and foods inspired by tiki classics.
Free parking is available in the parking deck and neighbors are encouraged to use
rideshare apps. For full event details, please visit the Facebook event page here.
Live! at the Battery – the entertainment destination located in the heart of The Battery Atlanta – announces its events lineup for Summer 2023, plus ongoing happenings like Diva Drag Brunches and Silent Disco Saturdays.
Live! Goes 90’s (Sat., June 3) – Live! at the Battery is going back in time to the ultimate era of flannel shirts, grunge music and tracksuits. Guests can come get jiggy and relive the nostalgia of their favorite decade as they are transported back to a time of neon lights, mixtapes and iconic pop culture references. The night will include old school hits from a 90’s-themed DJ, adult juice pouches, Instagrammable moments, giveaways and games like Twister and Connect 4 to keep the party going all night long. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind throwback experience – it’s going to be all that and a bag of chips! Tickets are available here. This event is 21+.
Brunch Fest Live! (Sat., June 24) – Mimosas and weekend vibes just got bottled up into one unforgettable event! Live! at the Battery is pouring up yet another new day party, Brunch Fest Live! Time to strut into a fun-filled day of brunchtails, bites and brunch fun. Guests can walk in with a complimentary mimosa, dance and sing along with the SADBrunch Divas Drag Show and create memories at various photo ops. Tickets available here. This event is 21+
Marg & Taco Fest Live! (Sat., July 22) – Sponsored by Topo Chico, Live! at the Battery is bringing a new, flavorful event to the Battery Atlanta with their inaugural Marg & Taco Fest! Celebrate the classic pairing with mouthwatering tacos served up by local food trucks, booths and restaurants, while sipping on refreshing margarita flavors. Guests can dance to live music, shop with local vendors and retailers, snap memorable photos and play games during this epic summer fest. Tickets will be available soon. Guests can sign up here to receive early access to tickets. This event is 21+
Atlanta Wine Walk(Sat., Aug. 12) – Marking the event of the summer, Live! at the Battery will welcome Atlantans and visitors alike to uncork and unwind at their third-annual 21+ wine festival Atlanta Wine Walk. Alongside music from a local DJ and a live band, festival-goers will sip, taste and enjoy wines from a variety of winemakers. Guests can sign up here to receive early access to tickets. This event is 21+
Live! ATL Brew Fest(Sun., Sept. 23) – Live! at the Battery is teaming up again with Athens-based brewery Terrapin Beer Co. to host the third-annual Brew Fest on Saturday, September 23 at The Battery Atlanta. Bringing together beer enthusiasts and brewers, the event invites attendees to taste over 100 beers, listen to live music on The Plaza stage, shop items from local vendors, play games and more. Guests can sign up here to receive early access to tickets. This event is 21+
More details and tickets will be available here soon.
A one-of-a-kind place to catch sports, dine in style, sip cold beer and craft cocktails, play games and do a bit of bull riding and line dancing, Live! at the Battery plays host to some of Atlanta’s most fun food and drink events. Ongoing happenings include:
Girls Night Out with food and drink specials every Thursday from 8pm-midnight
Freedom Friday, which welcomes military personnel, vets, first responders and public service members to skip the line, get free cover (credentials required) and enjoy drink specials every first Friday of the month.
Silent Saturday, inviting guests to grab a pair of headphones and get in the groove with beats from local DJs
Beer Garden Wednesdays featuring refreshing beer, appetizer specials, entertaining patio games and live local musicians at the newly reimaged Blue Moon Beer Garden