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The Bellyard Hotel is located in the hip West Midtown Interlock and an inspired design with a touch of modern, a hint of opulence, cozy nooks, elevated rooms, it all comes together seamlessly in every space of the hotel. The moment the elevator doors open you’re greeted with opulent marble, beautiful large white couches, warm seating areas with wood accents and blue tones, the lighting is calming and yellow. A bull stands majestically overlooking the check-in area. Behind the check-in is a large window into the atrium area. Filled with a whimsical colorful mural, wicker and wood seating, greenery and some free-standing trees, it’s a great spot to relax. 
The room: 

The door opens and you step into a short hallway with calm light wood and a ceiling to floor windows. Around the corner you come across the beautiful bathroom with its green modern tile and clean lines of the vanity, across from it is the large shower and the toilet area in the middle that can be closed off. The first thing you notice in the large main sleeping area is the intricate wood accent wall behind the bed. It soars up to the concrete ceiling. Lofty and airy. The king bed is very comfortable, while the large window seat is the perfect place to catch the Atlanta Skyline. 

Drawbar and Patio 

Located in the lobby, Drawbar is the focal point of the space with a large sweeping bar, lounge areas, and white couches where you can gather with friends or make new ones. Outside in the patio, Drawbar is known for its patio views of the amazing Atlanta skyline. Plus, they have amazing cocktails and tasty bites for any occasion. Like the Seared lamb that is tender and juicy well-seasoned lamb smothered in a rich and deep, sweet, savory Demi glaze then paired with crunchy and earthy Brussels and root carrots. Paired it with their sensational smoked old fashioned. It is nutty pecan infused whiskey cocktail with earthy and sweet syrup and peach bitters. It is smoked tableside for a light smoke. 

Also really enjoyed the fried green tomato appetizer that is crunchy outside and tangy inside, sharp creamy pimento cheese mixed with spicy and sweet and a pepper jelly for a hint of spice and sweet. 
Got the Pina Lope with the tomatoes and it is a spin on the classic Pina colada but with gin. This cocktail is tangy pineapple, floral on the back, and a hint of nuttiness from the orgeat. We also sampled the Hotlanta Margarita is a sweet peach and pineapple margarita with Tanteo jalapeño tequila for some spice and a tajin rim for extra spice. Comes with a candy floater. 
It’s a community! Beyond the hotel Drawbar, the Interlock’s plethora of options is just steps from the hotel door. Nightlife, bars, restaurants, and even shopping. So, grab your walking shoes and explore! 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/31/24

Enjoy a month full of events at the West Midtown mixed-use destination

Summer is here and The Interlock has a calendar full of events to celebrate the warmer weather. From yoga on the green, a women-led maker’s market, Father’s Day specials and a block party to celebrate The Interlock turning three, there’s something for everyone this month at the vibrant mixed-use destination in West Midtown. 

The Interlock’s full June events lineup is outlined below:

Vida-Flo’s Free B12 Injection Shot

Throughout June

Need a boost of energy? Stop by Vida-Flo throughout the month of June for a free B12 injection. Learn more by visiting https://govidaflo.com/locations/west-midtown-ga/

Pour Taproom’s Boozy Brains Trivia

Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Test your knowledge at Pour Taproom’s weekly trivia night. Every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Outspoken Entertainment hosts Boozy Brains Trivia with prizes for the top three teams. Learn more at pourtaproomatlanta.com

Bellyard’s Soul & Stretch Yoga 

Saturday, June 1 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Get ready to unwind and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul at this unique event happening at Bellyard, West Midtown Garden Courtyard, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. Join Bellyard for a relaxing afternoon filled with soulful music and invigorating yoga stretches. Let the soothing beats and gentle movements guide you to a state of blissful relaxation. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite

Holiday Bar’s Gin & Tonic Day Party

Saturday, June 8 from 2 to 6 p.m.

Celebrate National Gin Day with Holiday Bar’s Gin & Tonic Day Party. Sponsored by Botanist Gin, expect a DJ, a Botanical bar station and $8 specialty gin and tonic cocktails. Follow Holiday Bar on Instagram for more. 

Gurl 2 Gurl Women’s Makers Market

Saturday, June 8 from noon to 5 p.m.

Support Atlanta women-owned businesses at the Gurl 2 Gurl Women’s Maker’s Market on Saturday, June 8. Shop handcrafted jewelry, clothing, accessories, baked goods, spices, candles and more from 12 local vendors. Learn more at www.gurl2girl.com/

Sips & Stretch at The Interlock 

Sunday, June 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Join the Ladies Athletic Club and The Interlock for a free rejuvenating bi-monthly yoga session starting on Sunday, June 9. Enjoy a 1-hour yoga practice in the serene green space at The Interlock, led by experienced instructors dedicated to enhancing your well-being. After the session, stay for a social hour where you can sip, stretch and unwind with fellow attendees. Don’t miss this perfect opportunity to relax, connect, and embrace a tranquil Sunday afternoon. Bring your mat and a friend—this is an event you won’t want to miss!

Yoga Ritas on the Highline

Monday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m.

On the second Monday of each month through October, join Guac Y Margys and Dancing Dogs Yoga for yoga on The Highline. After a 60-minute collaborative class, enjoy a refreshing margarita included with admission. Tickets are $10. Learn more and purchase your ticket HERE.

Pour Taproom’s Father’s Day Special 

Sunday, June 16

What’s better on Father’s Day than a beer and a burger? Head to Pour Taproom for its Father’s Day special – a smash burger with fries and domestic beer for $15. Learn more via this link

Holiday Bar’s International Picnic Day

Tuesday, June 18 from 6 p.m. to Sunset

In honor of International Picnic Day, Holiday Bar is hosting a picnic in the park with live music, sponsored by Grey Goose Essences and St. Germain. Stay tuned for more on Holiday Bar’s Instagram

Holiday Bar’s Espresso Yourself Martini Day Celebration

Wednesday, June 19

Espresso yourself at Holiday Bar’s Martini Day celebration! Enjoy the drink of the summer – espresso martinis – all day. Follow Holiday Bar for more details. 

The Interlock’s Third Birthday Block Party 

Saturday, June 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The Interlock turns three this year! To celebrate, the entire community is invited to a birthday block party with food and drink specials, a DJ and a variety of activities. Stay tuned for more details on The Interlock’s Instagram


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/17/24

The vertical mixed-use destination to host a community picnic in Highline Park, reflects on growth 

The Interlock, the nine-acre mixed-use development in West Midtown, will celebrate three years as a gathering place for the community this March. Driven by West Midtown’s tech and population boom, The Interlock has evolved into a thriving destination with experiential attractions, unique retail and chef-infused dining. On Saturday March 23, the community is invited to celebrate the milestone with a Picnic in the Park at Highline Park. 

“The rapid rise of West Midtown in recent years inspired the need for more dining, shopping and entertainment options to accommodate the growing population; thus, The Interlock was born,” said Shawn J. Tibbetts, President and Chief Operating Officer at Armada Hoffler, which owns The Interlock. “Three years later, we reflect on the success of the project by inviting the community to an afternoon of celebration.”

The Interlock’s third anniversary picnic will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m at Highline Park, the greenspace located on Beeline Boulevard. Guests can expect photo opportunities, delicious picnic-style food, frozen drinks and live music. Picnic in the Park is free to attend; food and beverage costs will vary. The Interlock offers free lunch parking during the week. 

West Midtown’s population has more than doubled since 2000, per U.S. Census Bureau data. The neighborhood is home to a remarkably young cohort of largely Millennials and Gen Zers, with more than 78% of residents born after 1981, according to a Cushman & Wakefield analysis. To match the growing demand and young population, The Interlock has welcomed a variety of experiential offerings, such as Puttshack, The Escape Game and Sandbox VR, along with diverse restaurant and retailers.

The Interlock is a private-public partnership with Georgia Institute of Technology. Armada Hoffler acquired the project in May 2023 from SJC Ventures, but provided significant development and construction expertise as well as mezzanine financing at the project’s inception. SJC Ventures remains the owner of Interlock Tower. For the latest information on The Interlock, upcoming events and a roster of retailers and restaurants, visit theinterlockatl.com or follow @TheInterlockAtl on Instagram and Facebook. 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/29/22

Solar Hybrid System Supplements Over 15 Percent of Energy for the Restaurant, Pool + Grove and Smart Windows Increase Efficiency by up to 20 Percent

 Rooftop L.O.A., the soon-to-open, world-class resort-style Restaurant, Pool, and Grove atop The Interlock in West Midtown, is equipped with state-of-the-art green technology designed to increase efficiency for the entire rooftop. Situated nine stories above Atlanta lies a 38,000-square-foot rooftop featuring a 118-kW solar hybrid system, which heats the 1,200-square-foot resort-style Pool and provides electricity throughout the rooftop, plus self-tinting windows and doors that change intelligently throughout the day based on real-time conditions and increasing efficiency.

The solar hybrid system, which consists of 77 interconnected panels spread out across two roofs and represents a $550,000 investment for Slater Hospitality, is unique for hospitality and culinary concepts. While solar panels are becoming more typical for commercial buildings and offices, carbon offsets via solar panels are quite uncommon for restaurants and resorts. Rooftop L.O.A.’s innovative solar hybrid system supports electricity and hot water for the entire rooftop, which includes the 8,000-square-foot full-service Restaurant and three bars throughout. Their sustainable efforts designated Rooftop L.O.A. as a Green Energy Project by the Small Business Administration.

Another element of the rooftop’s sustainability is View Smart Windows. Not only do the windows increase energy efficiency by up to 20 percent and reduce cooling cost by up to 30 percent, but they also increase access to natural light and unobstructed, 360° views of Atlanta’s skyline. By eliminating the need for blinds and shades, and minimizing heat and glare, the Rooftop L.O.A. guest experience is comfortable and sophisticated. Complete with car charging stations in the parking garage, the entire Interlock property is tech-forward.

“As we began concepting for Rooftop L.O.A., it was important to us to consider our environmental impact and we had the opportunity to take an innovative approach in creating this space from scratch,” said Slater Hospitality CFO, Brett Hull-Ryde. “We wanted to be efficient and sustainable, all while remaining aligned to our ‘people-first’ value, which is at the center of everything we do at Slater Hospitality.”

Rooftop L.O.A. is also minimizing single-use plastic with pasta straws and Vero Water for premium filtered water without the plastic bottle and the waste. Furthermore, L.O.A. staff uniforms supplied by Alex Crane are made with 100% sustainably sourced linen, which is a renewable and natural material.