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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/18/20


The Annual Pop-up Will Be Bigger Than Ever & Feature A Collaboration with Maker’s Mark, Festive Decor, Seasonal Libations & More

Biltong Bar – the acclaimed South African-inspired restaurant and bar specializing in dry-aged beef jerky and craft cocktails – will kick off the holiday season with its signature Blitzen Room. The pop-up will take place at the Ponce City Market and Buckhead Village locations, and near Biltong Bar’s newest location at Avalon in collaboration with Maker’s Mark. Blitzen Room will run from late November through early 2021 and feature swanky, vintage decor, festive seasonal libations and more.

Launching on November 22 and lasting until January 3 as part of Avalon’s Holiday Market, Biltong Bar’s newly opened location in Alpharetta will host Blitzen Room in collaboration with Maker’s Mark. Located inside Avalon’s Holiday Market, the pop-up Blitzen Room bar will feature a menu of seasonal libations made with Maker’s Mark, like Stave Me An Old Fashioned with Maker’s Mark, Calvados, Walnut, Bitters; Comet’s Cider featuring Maker’s Mark, Spiced Cider, Maple, Lemon; and Not Your Grandma’s Eggnog, served frozen and made with Jim Beam Rye, Courvoisier VSOP, Rum, Sherry, Egg, Sugar, Cream, Spice.. The pop-up bar will be separate from Biltong Bar’s location at the property and will include an awkward family photo wall where guests can snap pictures in addition to festive decor. Maker’s Mark will be on-site throughout the season hosting events and activations.

Launching at Buckhead Village on November 24 and at Ponce City Market on November 25, Blitzen Room will also return to Biltong Bar’s intown Atlanta locations this year. Guests can expect to get “Up to Snow Good” with seasonally themed cocktails including Chartreuse Hot Chocolate, green chartreuse, almond, drinking chocolate, white chocolate whipped cream; The Famous Eggnog, brandy, rye, rum, pedro ximenez, milk, eggs, spices; and Elf on the Top Shelf, rye, calvados, oloroso, champagne gum, brown butter. The restaurant’s moody interior will once again transform into a winter wonderland complete with swanky, vintage Christmas decorations, trees with twinkling lights and more.

Originally opened in 2016 at Ponce City Market, later in 2018 at Buckhead Village and most recently at Avalon, Biltong Bar is part of restaurateur Justin Anthony’s South African-inspired hospitality group, True Story Brands. In 2019, Biltong Bar was recognized as one of Thrillist’s “21 Best Cocktail Bars in the Country” for its standout cocktail program.

Biltong Bar values the safety and comfort of all guests and is following safety precautions including socially distanced tables and limited seating capacity, extensive sanitation measures, a mask requirement for guests and staff and more. For more information, visit Biltong Bar’s website: biltong-bar.com.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/18/20


Kicking Off on November 28, the Sip & Stroll Series Will Be Held Every Saturday Through December 19 & Feature an Artist Market, Special Food & Beverage, Live Entertainment, Roaming Performers, Holiday Decor, Photo Opps & More

This holiday season, Buckhead Village will transform into a holiday wonderland, complete with dazzling window displays and festive decor, jolly events and pop-ups, and a series of Sip & Strolls to celebrate the most merry time of year. The Veranda and the property’s iconic streetscapes will be decked out in green and white, and adorned with eucalyptus garland, wreaths, ornaments and colorful string lights. The paseo alongside Dior will be outfitted with lit archways overhead, and throughout Buckhead Village’s common areas, festive flagpole banners, cheery lighted window displays and more will ignite the holiday spirit.

Kicking off on Black Friday weekend (November 28) and held every Saturday through December 19 from noon-6pm, the Sip & Stroll series will welcome guests to enjoy an open-air dining and shopping experience featuring seasonal food and drink specials at Buckhead Village restaurants; discounts from retailers like Bella Cucina, Tod’s, alice + olivia, Warby Parker, Kimberly McDonald and more; live entertainment in The Veranda; family-friendly activities and crafts; and holiday performers and musicians. Patrons will have the opportunity to purchase a custom mug to gain access to exclusive specials and discounts around the property during each Sip & Stroll and to be entered into a raffle. Each weekend will also feature a different complimentary holiday treat cart offering individually wrapped goodies from on-site restaurants and shops, including Georgetown Cupcake, Biltong Bar, Shake Shack and Bella Cucina.

The property will offer ongoing holiday fun with pop-ups and events like:

  • Opening Mon., Nov. 23 – The Blitzen Room: Biltong Bar at Buckhead Village is “Up to Snow Good” as they transform their space into their second annual holiday pop-up: The Blitzen Room. The restaurant will feature swanky, vintage Christmas decor and seasonally themed cocktails from Chartreuse Hot Chocolate to Frozen Egg Nog.

  • Fri., Nov. 27 – Tues., Dec. 1 – Buckhead Art & Co. Artist Market: The Buckhead gallery will host an Artist Market featuring work from 50 artists the weekend following Thanksgiving at 3039 Peachtree Rd. NE. Ten percent of proceeds from the market will be donated to Pediatric Brain Cancer Research through Children’s Hospital of Atlanta. Guests can register for the event here.

  • Fri., Nov. 27 – Thurs., Dec. 24 – The Drawing Room x That’s a Wrap Holiday Gift Wrapping Service: Shoppers can stop by The Drawing Room’s showroom Monday through Friday from 11am to 7pm and from noon-6pm on weekends to have their holiday gifts wrapped by That’s a Wrap! Atlanta. There will be two curated tiers of design, and all services are inclusive of a gift box, tissue paper, ribbon, bow, gift tag and embellishment.

  • Tues., Dec. 1 – Tues., Dec. 24 – Good+ Toy Drive: alice + olivia’s annual Good+Foundation Toy Drive returns for another year! From December 1 through December 24, shoppers will receive a 15% discount when they bring a toy to the Buckhead Village store.

  • Fri., Dec. 11 – Sun., Dec 13 – Sleigh-In Holiday Movies: Presented as part of Miracle on Peachtree with Livable Buckhead and located at 309 Buckhead Avenue NE, the “sleigh-in” movie series invites people of all ages to enjoy holiday classics outdoors this holiday season. Guests can purchase bites and drinks from Biltong Bar, Fado Irish Pub and Taverna through their online ordering platforms, and tickets will be available here. The cost is $25 per car and $35 per car for double showings ($5 discount for Livable Buckhead members and electric vehicles), and there will  be front row seats reserved for those who ride bikes or walk ($10 per person). The schedule includes:

    • Fri., Dec. 11: Elf at 6pm, Die Hard at 8:30pm

    • Sat., Dec. 12: Home Alone at 6pm, A Christmas Story at 8:30pm

    • Sun., Dec. 13: An American Tail at 6pm, Love Actually at 8pm