A margarita bar is coming to the Beltline

Margaritas will be the specialty at Guac y Margys / Photo from the Guac y Margys Facebook page

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Margaritas will be the specialty at Guac y Margys / Photo from the Guac y Margys Facebook page

Get ready to chip, dip and sip just off the Beltline this summer.

Guac y Margys is set to open at 661 Auburn Ave. #120 on the bottom floor of the Residences at Studioplex in late May, just off the Eastside Beltline. The spot is keeping it simple during the week with a menu offering 10 different margaritas and guacamole, salsa and queso with chips, according to co-owner David Barton. Look for a more expanded food menu on the weekends.

Guac y Margys will also offer a full bar, but the focus will be firmly on its margaritas, which Barton said will all be made with fresh lime juice and agave -- "no sour mix," he's quick to point out -- and will use seasonal ingredients for its flavors, including blueberry, pineapple and strawberry.

Barton, who has a background in marketing, is opening the bar with friends Troy Meyers, who has worked as a bartender and has a background in construction (he's handling the buildout of the Guac y Margys space) and Sebastian Romano, who has worked as a chef and currently works at the CDC.

"Atlanta has a lot of great Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants restaurants that are a little on the nicer end, and then there are restaurants in strip malls that have great food and you're in and out," Barton said. "We want to be in the middle -- a place where you can just hang out and have a really good margarita."

You can sample some of those margaritas -- as well as tacos and guacamole -- at a Guac y Margys National Margarita Day pop-up Feb. 22 at The Spindle at 659 Auburn Ave. NE. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Giving Kitchen -- get more information here.

Guac y Margys hours aren't set in stone yet, but Barton said they'll likely be open from 4-11 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday.