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.