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Ring in the new year with Cherry Street Brewpub at Halcyon

Alpharetta residents need not make the long trek to Atlanta to celebrate the dawning of a new decade. There’s a party going on at Halcyon instead.

Cherry Street Brewpub is hosting a New Year’s Eve party with the mixed-use development beginning at 9 p.m. on Dec. 31. 

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DJ Derek will be pumping the tunes for a four-hour dance party and complimentary champagne will be offered for a midnight toast. Until 11:30 p.m., guests can buy a selection of small bites at the 21 and up event. There’s no cover charge, but an ID must be presented.

Having opened at Halcyon in September, this marks the restaurant’s first New Year’s Eve celebration. The eatery’s sister location, Cherry Street Taproom in Cumming, is also hosting a party on Dec. 31 with Cherry Street Brewing. It will include live music from Jive Revival beginning at 8 p.m.

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Cherry Street began operating out of a garage in the foothills of the Rockies before building community support and becoming what it is today.

“We are here for the community, just as the community is here for us,” said founder and brewmaster, Nick Tanner on the company’s website.

New Year's Eve Celebration

No cover charge, ages 21 and up

9 p.m. - 3 a.m.

Dec. 31

Cherry Street Brewpub at Halcyon, 6640 Town Square, Alpharetta, Georgia 30005

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