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Celebrate early Sunday alcohol sales this weekend at these restaurants

If there was anything Atlanta voters could agree on this past election, it was that they wanted to drink earlier on Sundays. 

Residents in 87 cities and counties across the state said yes to the earlier time, including about 30 areas in metro Atlanta, allowing restaurants and wineries to start serving alcohol at 11 a.m. on Sundays (alcohol was previously prohibited to be sold until 12:30 p.m.)

While earlier Sunday sales have already begun in several metro Atlanta cities, the city of Atlanta and Alpharetta will legally be able to start serving earlier this Sunday. 

Ready to get your drink on? Try one of these metro Atlanta restaurants that are stepping up with new brunch menus and cocktails, rolling out old favorites or offering up specials. 

Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar. The restaurant’s new brunch menu coincides with the launch of earlier Sunday sales. Look for brunch cocktails including the Sunday 75 made with Seersucker Gin, lemon, honey, Thatcher’s Elderflower Liqueur, angostura and sparkling rosé and the Barley Bloody made with Western Sons Original Vodka, house-made Bloody Mary mix, stout beer float and garnishes. New dishes include the  The Count made with ham, turkey, gruyere, mayo and mustard on sourdough French toast and the That’s All Folks made with grilled pork chop, roasted red potatoes, two eggs and toast.

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In addition, this Sunday only Barleygarden is featuring a coffee and breakfast stout takeover featuring Terrapin Wake 'n Bake, Alesmith Jamaican Speedway Stout, Hubbard's Cave French Toast Stout, and Founders KBS.

900 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. 6778-266-6218, barleygardenkitchen.com/

Bocado Burger. The restaurant opens at 11 a.m. and will be serving up $5 St. Germain cocktails.

2820 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta. 678-248-5223, bocadoburger.com

Bread and Butterfly. Get in touch with your inner Francophile with drinks including a Vieux Carre made with rye whiskey, cognac, sweet vermouth, benedictine and bitters or a glass of French wine. Hungry? Nibble on dishes including the shrimp remoulade and the quiche. 

290 Elizabeth St., Atlanta. 678-515-4536, bread-and-butterfly.com

Coalition Food & Beverage. The restaurant launched its brunch menu less than two weeks ago and offers up cocktails including a Breakfast Old Fashioned made with bacon-washed 1792 bourbon, maple syrup and orange bitters and the CFB Bloody Mary made with house-made bloody mix, pickled vegetables and candied bacon. Dishes include Sour Cream Pancakes served with blueberries, whipped sour cream and maple syrup and a BLT Omelet made with Nueske’s bacon, cherry tomato gravy, Duke’s mayo and spinach-pickled red onion salad

50 Canton St., Alpharetta. 470-839-6725, coalitionfoodandbeverage.com/ 

Cru Wine Bar. Celebrate with $3 mimosas and Bellinis as well as specialty cran-mosas, mojitos and Bloody Marys in addition to the regular brunch menu which features dishes including mini Belgian waffles and a crab cake benedict. 

300 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. 678-248-5181, cruawinebar.com/locations/alpharetta-georgia-avalon/ 

Goldberg’s. The deli is offering up several drink specials including  $5 margaritas and Bloody Marys, a $12.99 mimosa bar and the choice to spike your coffee for $2.

3180 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. 770-663-8555, goldbergbagel.com/goldbergs-fine-foods-alpharetta/

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall. Look for several brunch-only cocktails including the Redneck Mimosa made with Miller High Life and orange juice and the Handshake Deal made with Belle Isle Grapefruit, St. Germain, grapefruit juice and soda. on the food side, look for dishes including shrimp and grits and an oyster po’boy.

684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-458-6838, ladybirdatlanta.com/

Oak Steakhouse. The restaurant is offering $5 Bloody Marys and mimosas and is serving dishes from its regular brunch menu including chicken and waffles and a vegetable fritatta. 

950 Third St., Alpharetta. 678-722-8333,  oaksteakhouseatlanta.com/

Sweet Auburn BBQ. Wash down dishes such as grits bowls and smoked chicken hash with cocktails including Bloody Marys, mimosas and the French Seventy-Five made with vodka, lemon, simple syrup and a choice of raspberry, black currant, peach or grapefruit combier.

656 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 678-515-3550, sweetauburnbbq.com/

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