John “JR” Roberts, brewmaster at Bold Monk Brewing Co., stands in front of two oak foeders in the cask room. CONTRIBUTED BY CHRIS HUNT PHOTOGRAPHY
Photo: Chris Hunt
Photo: Chris Hunt

6 breweries, brewpubs coming soon to metro Atlanta

There are more new breweries and brewpubs coming to the metro area in late 2019 and early 2020. Here are six to anticipate:

Best End Brewing — Set for a grand opening on Sept. 20, this new brewpub looks to be one of the biggest of the year. Located in the midst of the Lee + White complex in West End, the sprawling space is perched at the edge of the Beltline, and features a 20-barrel brewhouse and three-barrel pilot system for both in-house and production beers. Chef Cory Burke, brewer Tim Schiavone and business partner Rob Hayes will offer a full-scale restaurant experience centered around coastal cuisine, with house-made beers, craft cocktails and an all-natural wine list. 1036 White St. SW, Atlanta.

Bold Monk Brewing — The newest project from Brewed to Serve Restaurant Group, the company behind Max Lager’s, White Oak Kitchen and Richards’ Southern Fried, is perhaps the most ambitious Atlanta brewpub to date. Set to open in late September or early October, the 17,000-square-foot upper Westside project is expected to cost close to $6 million. Designed by Atlanta’s Smith Hanes Studio, the footprint will include a 15-barrel brewhouse, multiple bars and dining areas, a retail bookstore with a coffee program, and a beer garden. 1737 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW, Atlanta.

Cherry Street Brewpub at Halcyon — This just-opening offering from Nick Tanner, the brewer at Cherry Street Brewing in Cumming, is in the Halcyon mixed-use development in north Alpharetta. Tanner will be working a 10-barrel brewing system to create a series of lower-alcohol house beers, as well as serving Cherry Street favorites and barrel-aged ales. Described as “upscale pub food,” the menu features both “throwback” fare, like Tanner’s rotisserie chicken, and chef-driven seasonal dishes. 6640 Town Square, Alpharetta. 

Jekyll Brewing — Alpharetta’s first production brewery will expand in 2020 to include a second smaller brewery at Alpharetta City Center. Located at the corner of Academy and Market streets, the two-level, 6,500-square-foot space on the upper floor of the Exchange Building will boast a full-service restaurant and a tasting room, plus a third-level rooftop deck overlooking Market Street Park. Co-owner and brewmaster Josh Rachel is known for his Southern-tinged IPA, German-style kolsch and American brown ale. 251 Market St., Alpharetta.

Scofflaw Brewing Co.

Scofflaw Brewing — Located not far from its original production brewery on MacArthur Boulevard, Scofflaw will open a new seven-barrel research and development brewery and taproom at The Works — an 80-acre adaptive mixed-use development off Chattahoochee Avenue that includes a food hall. When the yet to be named project debuts sometime in early 2020, expect brewmaster Travis Herman and the team to offer weekly one-off beers, and experimental and barrel-aged releases. 1295 Chattahoochee Ave. NW, Atlanta. 

Three Taverns Imaginarium — Decatur’s Three Taverns is set to open a second location at the Atlanta Dairies development on Memorial Drive in early 2020. Dubbed the Imaginarium, the 10-barrel brewery will concentrate on “exotic flavor profiles,” with a rotating list of 20 to 25 beers on tap. Situated on two levels, with a bar on each one, the space includes an outdoor patio on the ground level, and an upstairs patio overlooking the Atlanta Dairies yard. And the Eastern, a 2,200-seat music venue, will be going in next door. 777 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta.

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