Red Hare Brewing to take over Hemingway’s space on Marietta Square

The exterior of Hemingway's Bar & Grill in Marietta.

Credit: Hemingway's Facebook page

Credit: Hemingway's Facebook page

A longtime Marietta bar has closed, with a Marietta brewery stepping in to take its place.

Hemingway’s Bar & Grill, which has been located at 29 W. Park Square since 1993, closed this week. Red Hare Brewing Company, which has taprooms on Delk Industrial Boulevard and one in Shallotte, North Carolina, is poised to take its place, the Marietta Daily Journal reports.

Red Hare owner Roger Davis said the new location will serve as a retail, restaurant and event space.

“Red Hare feels that the goal of this next location will be to continue to ingrain itself in the Marietta community,” said a press release from the brewery. “The Red Hare team has always been appreciative of the support that the people of Marietta have shown, and the company looks forward to further connecting with those customers in a new atmosphere.” A second brewery opened 2018 in coastal Shallotte, North Carolina, which features small batches of experimental beers. The Marietta taproom is open to the public Tuesday through Thursday from 3-9pm, Fridays from 3-10pm, Saturdays from 12-10pm, and Sundays from 12:30-7pm.

Hemingway’s owner Dave Mendelson, described his bar-restaurant as having a “Key West, casual, beach-type” atmosphere in a 1994 AJC story.

A group of Parrotheads met at Hemingway's on the square in Marietta July 2, 1999.

Credit: LEVETTE BAGWELL

Credit: LEVETTE BAGWELL

For years, Hemingway’s was the only business on the Marietta Square to offer outdoor seating, and often featured live music.

Davis and Bobby Thomas opened Red Hare in 2011. The 40-barrel, three-vessel brewery is housed in a 15,000 square-foot warehouse. In addition to its regular lineup of beers, Red Hare brews seasonal beers and craft sodas. Its products are sold in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina.

Hemingway’s is the latest food and beverage concept casualty due to the coronavirus economic impact. Other recent closures include Anna Lee’s in Roswell, Gio’s Chicken at The Battery Atlanta, Highland Bakery in Decatur and Genki Noodles and Sushi in Virginia-Highland.

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