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Buena Vida Tapas Bar

4.5
4.5
607 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
"Buena Vida Tapas & Sol is a restaurant on Atlanta's Beltline in Old Fourth Ward inspired by Southern Spain run by General Manager Lorenzo Masini and owned by local restaurateurs Adam Berlin & Juan S. Calle. Fun and approachable Spanish tapas by Executive Chef Jaime Guzman are served in an airy, beautiful space with a large indoor bar and Beltline-facing patio. This Atlanta concept is located in the corner of the North & Line apartments, just down the Beltline ramp from New Realm Brewing (or driving accessed down N Angier Ave NE from North Avenue, behind Ponce City Market). @buenavidatapas on IG to stay up to date."
We offer 2-hour parking validation at North & Line apartments. Please call 404.948.2312 for directions or if you'd like to book a party over 10 please email events@buenavidatapas.com

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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Latin / Spanish
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 11:30–21:00 Wed, Thu 11:30–22:00 Fri 11:30–23:00 Sat 11:00–23:00 Sun 11:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    (404) 948-2312
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+
  • Executive Chef
    Jaime Guzman
  • Private party facilities
    Our upstairs Park View Room overlooks Historic Fourth Ward Park is available for private events. It accommodates up to 25 people. We also have other options for the partial or full building buy-outs, including our patio, lounge area, and more.
  • Private party contact
    Lauren Finn: (404) 948-2312
  • Area
    Old Fourth Ward
  • Cross Street
    Off North Ave across from Ponce City Market in The North & Line buildin
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Half off Bottles of Wine on Wednesday!

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 17:00 - 21:45
    Enjoy our 1/2 off bottles of wine special every Wednesday, available for our full wine list! We feature a wide selection of new and old world wines, including certified organic, certified vegan wines and a large selection of our favorite Spanish wines.

    Half off Bottles of Wine on Wednesday! photo
  • Happy Hours

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 16:00 - 17:00
    Monday To Friday 4.30 PM to 6.30 PM $5 Tapas Drinks starting at $5

    Happy Hours photo

What 607 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

607 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but nearly everything was under salted. If this had been seasoned properly with salt it would have been outstanding. Vibe was good but hard to hear people at our table. The server was friendly and knowledgeable. however the speed of service was slow. Order taking, getting drinks and food took forever. We had one missing item from our order and the team went above and beyond to rectify it. Lots of pros, looking forward to giving another try.

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  2. RachelL

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our service was extremely poor: the server was not timely and lacked the etiquette of a dining experience, they were out of most of their dishes but did not inform us until later, the parking is not clearly labeled, and the bathrooms were atrocious. The restaurant has great potential was is not managed well at all.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and ambience however our server seem to have very little interest in serving us, gave us no cutlery or napkins, we had empty drinks and had to request service multiple times, the management did however react quickly once it was brought to their attention and did everything to rectify the situation.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We made a reservation for 10 people at 8:45. We arrived on time for our reservation and were told we would have to wait “a few minutes” for a table to be ready. We patiently waited over 30 minutes, and then the host proceeded to seat us separately at 3 different tables. There was no apology from the hostess or supervisor regarding the delay, and they in fact blamed us for “making the reservation late”. Once we were seated, the server was great and food was tasty and timely, but the initial experience was very disappointing.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the service was excellent and most of the food was tasty. The fried chicken was overcooked and dry who was disappointing. Drinks took a bit too long. They are also transitioning to a qr code to pay your bill which I hate.

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  6. Bbrock4

    Charleston

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server was excellent. Food was delicious. Perfect Easter brunch.

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  7. JMP1

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Tapas - a little expensive, but the quality is very good. Excellent service too - highly recommended!

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  8. Evan

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We were excited to go to a good Tapas restaurant. The menu looks fantastic but the quality was mediocre. The service was awful. Had to prompt waiters and servers to move things along. They never asked if we wanted additional drinks, etc. Then there was the suggested default tip percentage of 25%. No tip would have been more appropriate. Will never return.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Was sat near the back entrance which was very dim. Which was not the vibe for brunch. Overall the food was tasty. Service was a little slow. Even with not a lot of tables sat. But the food was tasty. Will give another try.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was just ok, food was excellent but the Paella needed more flavor

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  11. JasmineW

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice ambiance. Great gone. Even better food. The tapas will fill you up. The service was impeccable. Will be coming back!!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for big groups! Ordered pitchers and lots of plates.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Shane was our waiter that brought many laughs and smiles after a long day. Great food that’s seasoned to perfection.

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  14. Rattlerbred

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Margarita was too spicy. The spice level wasn’t pleasant, like the cocktail was angry and had a score to settle with our tastebuds. Young man who served us was excellent.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for a party of 9. Good food. Great service.

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  16. Renee

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The experience was good. I do think lighting could a bit better when involving family friendly. However, for girls night out or date night it was great.

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  17. Cocoone

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter had this on her long “bucket list” of restaurants so we decided to go on her birthday, 2/19/24. What an excellent choice! We loved it!!! The vibe and ambiance was was modern chic and kinda cozy! It was a Monday evening so the crowd was light but that was fine with us!! We enjoyed the tapas style as it allowed us to sample several different small dishes all of which were delicious!! Pricing was reasonable. Shout out to Preston!! He was the best!! He had an awesome disposition, he knew the menu, offered honest suggestions and really took care of my daughter and I all evening!! The entire staff that night was very friendly and professional. Even the server in training was great! We will definitely request Preston on our next visit. The manager also came out to ensure we were good. Gotta love that right? Especially in this day where good customer service seems to be a thing of the past!! Oh yea, they validate parking (2 hr max) so another plus! I would highly recommend Buena Vida!!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience! Food yummy, service excellent!

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  19. Jeremy

    Atlanta Metro

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was pretty good but the service and friendly atmosphere is what we loved the most.

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  20. Jenny

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very good and the price seemed right all around. Service was strange in the beginning, but once seated, our waiter turned it around.

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  21. LaTonia

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a winner.. The food and drinks are always on point.

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  22. Rene

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Brunch was very average. The meal was very ordinary, forgettable and something you can get at any other Atlanta brunch place. I would not return to this restaurant for brunch. Service was very good as well as the ambiance. I've had a better dinner experience at this restaurant before.

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  23. JoeB

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a Top 10 dining experience of my life! A group of 10 of us were here to celebrate a birthday last Saturday. We were greeted with a free shot and a personalized card for the birthday boy upon arrival. We had an amazing 2-team wait staff that was funny and informed and helpful all night… and I mean all night - we ended up staying for 3 hours! We tried nearly everything on the menu, the cauliflower and sliders were both to die for. And the mojo steak! Drinks FLOWED. Everyone raved and raved afterwards. The food and ambiance and service and drinks were all 5 stars. The price was very fair for the quality.

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  24. ckadams

    Nashville

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time trying it. Tapas were fantastic and the cocktails were very good!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love coming here for brunch!! Awesome food and cute vibes

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  26. EricP

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I went for the first time over the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed all of the food we ordered. Our table of 4 ordered 8 different tapas and each was delicious. The fig and goat cheese salad would be great for someone looking for their own meal that is accompanied with a tapas plate or two. For dessert, we enjoyed the Churros and will definitely go back. My biggest complain is the music is very loud. One of the reviews said to request the room in the front but when I stepped inside, it was just as noisy as the main part of the restaurant. Why can't the music be a loungy vibe instead of making me feel like I am in a dance club? The music is there for background ambiance, not to dominate the room. Most people are there to enjoy great food and conversation. but the ladies in our group both said it was very loud! Please turn the volume down or alter the music selection!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The music selection was very irrelevant to the ambiance and the food culture. The food is Spanish tapas, the atmosphere is modern, but the music was very loud Latino regggatone. No one was dancing! They should find an energetic, quality European playlist. Just saying!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! Will visit again and hopefully when it’s warmer to take advantage of the patio. Food came out quickly, however drink service was a bit slow. Waters were always filled quickly tho!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So glad that we have found this gem in Atlanta. We are here for business and went out to dinner last night. The Brussels Sprouts were fantastic and all other dishes had us crave for more too. Definitely leave room for desert!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time here. Will be back a third! Best Brussels sprouts ever!

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  31. PlezureJ

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High quality food and drinks. A very nice selection of vegan/vegetarian selections that are quite delicious. The bar drinks are to die for. Check it out, you won't forget it... and they'll even validate your parking!

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  32. AlexsandraD

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good and ambiance was good! Server was very attentive.

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  33. MoniqueR

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food options and flavors were delicious. Many options for cocktails. I tried the spicy margarita and asked if they could make it skinny so not sweet snd it was perfect. There were 4 pf us. We started off with the Brussel sprouts, potatoes bravos, and the short-rib for appetizer. The appetizers were good sizes for sharing. And then we split 2 entrees the paella and the ribeye. Everything was delicious and perfect amount of food. I requested to be seated in the front room because the main area gets noisy when restaurant is full and makes it difficult to hear conversations. Staff was very friendly and attentive.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good experience. The restaurant called the day of our reservation to confirm. When we arrived, we had no wait for our table to be seated. The food and drinks arrived quickly and were delicious.

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  35. 3Dwest

    Atlanta Metro

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This hidden g off north Ave has a very nice atmosphere, incredible food(including lots of tasty vegan and vegetarian options, and a friendly helpful staff. A must try in the ATL.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, kitchen delivered quickly, our server was amazing. Would definitely go back if in the area.

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  37. LindyD

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went on a slow night, but the seating section was lively. The food was excellent - charcuterie board, vegetable tapas and seafood paella. The service was good. The only negative was our inability to get our waiter's attention to pay the bill, so the extra time obviated the free 2 hr parking. All in all a good experience and we will be back when it's warm enough to sit outside.

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  38. BeaudyDad

    Atlanta Metro

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Easy location with free (validated) parking behind Ponce City Market and just below Beltline. Friendly, helpful service. Good selection of tapas choices for both carnivores and vegetarians. All of the tapas were good, but the surprise hit of the evening were the Brussel sprouts (who knew?) We will be back to try other tapas choices.

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  39. frankieatl

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely environment decorated for the holidays and friendly staff. Service was incredibly slow (we never got replacement utensils after our first course?) and food was just ok. One of the non-alcoholic drinks was excellent. Parking is validated.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Getting help took a minute. Didn’t seem that busy but I could be wrong

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You can order delivery directly from Buena Vida Tapas Bar using the Order Online button. Buena Vida Tapas Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Buena Vida Tapas Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 948-2312.

Buena Vida Tapas Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 607 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Buena Vida Tapas Bar

385 N Angier Ave NE Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30308

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Off North Ave across from Ponce City Market in The North & Line buildin
  • Area
    Old Fourth Ward
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Tue 11:30–21:00 Wed, Thu 11:30–22:00 Fri 11:30–23:00 Sat 11:00–23:00 Sun 11:00–21:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Latin / Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+
  • Executive Chef
    Jaime Guzman
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (404) 948-2312
  • Private party facilities
    Our upstairs Park View Room overlooks Historic Fourth Ward Park is available for private events. It accommodates up to 25 people. We also have other options for the partial or full building buy-outs, including our patio, lounge area, and more.
  • Private party contact
    Lauren Finn: (404) 948-2312
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