HAMPTON + HUDSON, a newly opened community bar & restaurant in Inman Park, will be hosting our October Green Drinks! One of the “most anticipated restaurant openings for 2016,” H+H is helmed by Billy & Jenn Streck (GRAIN, Cypress Street) with Jason Hall (Saltyard, Livingston) as exec chef. Quietly tucked into the lower level of Inman Quarter's courtyard (across from MF Sushi; BeetleCat, Amer, Bread & Butterfly above), H+H features a huge bar made from antique barn wood and repurposed cabinetry, brown leather booths, tall ceilings, paned glass windows and custom Tobin Hagler light fixtures strung with Edison bulbs. Add to that an extensive drinks menu including 22 beers on tap, wine, a cocktail list featuring “tweaked classics” and seasonal beverages, food sourced from local farmers, an outside patio, foosball + darts.
Beer & wine specials
Event is all social / networking, anyone with an interest in the environment & sustainability is welcome!
Paid parking in garage, one block from the BeltLine, bike parking avail (if not formal racks :)
For September we'll be joining a fantastic group of like-minded folks, CNU ATLANTA, and partnering up on their monthly Thirsty Third Thursdays (T3) — we settled on Green Drinks' usual Wed night, as Thurs was booked :) — at the beautiful farm-to-table, Southern dining restaurant TRACE, located right inside the W Atlanta - Midtown.
Free entry, free appetizers, drink specials, plus raffle prize giveaways including dinner for two at TRACE, a one night stay at the hotel including a champagne or wine welcome amenity, and more. Valet is free for restaurant guests (first come first serve). If taking MARTA, the hotel is a short 0.4 mile walk from the Arts Center Station.
Grindhouse Killer Burgers' newest restaurant in Decatur has just opened its doors and has a fantastic, spacious rooftop bar awaiting our group for July's Green Drinks.
Free entry, optional cash bar/food.
As a bonus, GRINDHOUSE WILL BE DONATING 15% OF THE EVENING'S SALES (6-CLOSE, OUR'S & EVERYONE ELSE'S!) TO THE GIVING KITCHEN
All ages welcome, downstairs kid-friendly, please note the rooftop bar is 21+ only.
As always, walking, biking, carpooling &/or public transit whenever poss is encouraged! (The Decatur MARTA station is just 0.2 miles away.) Onsite parking lot is free but space is limited.
Atlanta Green Drinks is a free, all-inclusive, monthly social gathering (each second Wednesday 6-9) connecting locals with a shared interest in the environment/sustainability.
The Giving Kitchen, the beneficiary's of our July event (courtesy of Grindhouse's donation), is a non-profit charity that provides emergency assistance grants to restaurant workers in metro Atlanta facing unanticipated hardship. For more info on their efforts & story, please visit thegivingkitchen.org
Atlanta has its very first cidery! Brand new, and with a spacious tasting room/event space having just opened on the Westside, we had to schedule the very next Green Drinks at Urban Tree Cidery. We love absolutely everything about these guys – their apples are sourced from a family-owned orchard in Northeast Georgia, they stock only local craft beer behind the bar (sustainably grown wine + spirits available as well!), and they support local nonprofits including two of our favs, Concrete Jungle & Trees Atlanta.
Free entry + $1 off all cider draughts for our group. Facility tours throughout the evening. Community food cart Pop Dog Atlanta will be on-hand to satisfy any hunger cravings. Free parking with an additional lot across the street. Carpooling encouraged. Bike parking avail onsite. Transit directions here: atltransit.org
Green Drinks welcomes any & all Atlantans with an interest in the environment / sustainability. whether you work for a green business, nonprofit, government, if you’re a volunteer, or simply looking to get more involved in the local green community. We meet the second Wednesday each month, 6-9. Events are free to attend, open format & all social, no RSVP required. Ours is a diverse crowd, always a mix of regulars & newbies, and a great opportunity to connect with like-minded locals, be it on a social or professional level… over drinks, which is always more fun. :)
That patio says it all. And this month we’re partnering with YNPN Atlanta! With tables lining Highland Ave, a huge, 4-sided driftwood bar inside, endless booths & pillowed nooks to socialize, and a fantastic outdoor space to enjoy Atlanta’s beautiful spring weather (partially covered w/stone fireplace if otherwise :) we’d love for you to join us at Bartaco's newest restaurant in Inman Park for May’s Green Drinks...
Free to attend. All are welcome – Atlanta young professionals, nonprofit employees & volunteers, environmental & sustainability enthusiasts of all interests… Come network, socialize & simply relax over drinks with some like-minded locals...
YNPN (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network) is an org that aims to advance the careers of young nonprofit workers through networking and professional connections, offering leadership, development and social opportunities for locals in their 20s & 30s.
We're taking an extended cross country train trip this month so Green Drinks is on vacation for April, but see you again in May! :)
#amtrak #californiazephyr #southwestchief #cardinal #crescent #coaststarlight #pacificsurfliner
And to put in a nod for green transportation... ;)
Join us for Green Drinks' March gathering at MY PARENTS' BASEMENT, a new craft beer bar/comic book store in Avondale Estates boasting an "impeccable beer selection and craft sodas" with 32 taps highlighting Georgia's growing brewery scene & an eclectic selection of brews from around the world. Add to that free video games, 9,000 new issue, trade paperback & rare comic books to browse, a massive outdoor patio with stone fireplaces + Star Wars cornhole, "nostalgic snacks" and classic cocktails....
Free entry, cash bar. Stop by any time between 6 & 9... All are welcome! 21+ to drink.
ATLANTA GREEN DRINKS is a monthly social networking event for people who care about the environment/sustainability.
Please join us for February's gathering hosted by THE MAMMAL GALLERY, one of the driving forces in the effort to breathe new life into South Downtown and historic South Broad Street. Since Mammal Gallery opened its doors as a not-for-profit music venue & collaborative performance/gallery space in 2013, the once thriving commercial district – now emerging arts community – has become home to the Broad Street Visitors Center, Downtown Players Club, Murmur and Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery (just round the corner on Forsyth), with hopefully many more creatives, progressives and arts organizations to follow. This event will highlight the area's new BEACONS Project.
#GoatFarmBEACONS has the hunch that the right kind of density builds the right kind of arts district. The Goat Farm Arts Center is partnering with creative individuals to rehab not raze the unused and beautiful spaces of South Downtown Atlanta. Have an idea? A thought? Come by and chat with organizers &/or visit BeaconsAtl.com.
Free entry. Mammal Gallery offers beer (non-profit donations accepted) + we'll have free liquor (whiskey, rum & mixed drinks) courtesy of INDEPENDENT DISTILLING COMPANY, a Decatur-based outfit that produces small batch handcrafted spirits focusing on the flavors & soul of the south... All are welcome, 21+ to drink.
Limited street parking on Broad St & surrounding blocks. Paid lot at 34 Broad St (right side of street just before you hit Mammal Gallery on left; look for Tilt's Elevate Atlanta flag mural. Find additional parking info here. Five Points MARTA Station is but a .1 (2 min) walk from the gallery and there's plenty of guarded bike parking available out front.
By Jan 13th you'll be fully rested from the holidays and itching to get out again... Where better than January's Green Drinks at the newly opened MADRE + MASON in Morningside, brought to you by the folks from Urban Cannibals and (also newly opened & a necessary stop!) Tipple + Rose Tea Parlor and Apothecary in Va-Hi.
Serving "Latin-Southern fusion" with an extensive wine, spirit & tequila menu, plus a spacious bar/dining area and enviable outdoor patio, Madre + Mason welcome all to stop in for the first Atlanta Green Drinks of 2016...
Free entry, cash bar. Appetizer, small plate + drink specials for our group. Parking lot onsite. As always, carpooling, walking, biking & public transit encouraged!
SECOND SELF BEER COMPANY, one of Atlanta’s newest & best purveyors of craft beer, will be hosting our November Green Drinks at their Westside brewery (not yet one year old)! Ours is a private event with free entry, $12 if you’d like to drink (36 oz of beer samples; 6 or 12 oz pours). Everyone is welcome to join a tour of the brewery + free popcorn from Atlanta-based SkinnyPop. The Island Chef Cafe food truck will also be onsite offering modern Bahamian fusion dishes for purchase. Find SS at 1311 Logan Cir NW, right off Chattahoochee Ave & Collier Rd in the Logan Circle warehouse complex.
We jumped on this highly-anticipated, fantastic new restaurant/bar/rock venue the second they opened their doors! Located in the Old Fourth Ward in the former NuGrape Soda Factory bldg (across from Bantam Pub on Ralph McGill), VENKMAN'S (named for Bill Murray’s Ghostbusters character, yes) is brought to you by chef Nick Melvin and Peter Olson & Nicholas Niespodziani, frontmen of the 70s cover band Yacht Rock Revue. They’re serving “creative comfort food,” and the drink menu includes classic cocktails, craft beers, rose on tap & a variety of booze-infused slushies like the Ecto-Cooler, a vodka + fresh squeezed Hi-C concoction. The space is "loungey-meets-industrial" with a retro feel (wood-paneled walls, red velvet curtains) and includes a large bar area with communal seating, an open kitchen with a chef’s table & cushy booths with sight lines to the custom stage… and, Wednesdays feature live bluegrass!
Free entry, cash bar drinks. Any & everyone with an interest in the environment/sustainability welcome – come network, catch up on the latest news, or simply relax over a drink with some like-minded locals. Parking lot is free, the entrance is located off Ashley Ave. Biking, walking, public transit or carpooling always encouraged!
We're on the road and a bit late in scheduling this month's Green Drinks... If you don't hear from us (& regardless!) please check out our friends at SIERRA CLUB & BEER next Wednesday (9/16) from 7-9. This month they're at Six Feet Under Westside (685 11th St). It's social + a bit of education + fun enviro-themed team trivia...
To celebrate August's Green Drinks, we invite you to enjoy free beer with us at TREES ATLANTA's beautiful Kendeda Center in Reynoldstown. Their amazing staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly since 1985 protecting Atlanta's forests, replacing lost trees and creating new greenspace, planting over 100,000 new shade trees in city right-of-ways, front yards, parks, parking lots, schools, neighborhoods, multi-family housing units, public facilities, places of worship, industrial parks, transportation corridors, and along the PATH400 & Atlanta BeltLine... So let's so them some love!
Free entry. Free beverages + snacks from Red Hare Brewing Company, Chuice, and SkinnyPop. Community food cart Pop Dog Atlanta will also be serving up hot dogs with a special discount for GD guests. Raffle prizes – 2 beautiful pieces of artwork – from Tilley Art's Grapevine Wall eco-art project and local design & letterpress studio lenspeace's A Year In Gifting social innovation poster project... see pics below! All green folks are welcome, please just RSVP:
For July's Green Drinks we're headed to the BRICK STORE PUB on historic Decatur Square! An Atlanta institution consistently ranked one of the best bars in the city if not country, the Brick Store is a "salt-of-the-earth" hangout (no tvs, neon, obnoxious music or major domestic beers) serving a carefully chosen array of 29 draught beers, 75 bottled beers, plus an additional Beer Engine.
Please join your fellow enviros upstairs in the Belgium Bar on Wednesday, July 15 from 6-9. Free entry, cash bar, all are welcome!
Find parking here or it's a quick 4 min / 0.2 mi walk from the Decatur MARTA Station.
Details to follow.
Artisan incubator MADE AGAIN, a community of Atlanta artists, designers and furniture makers crafting exclusively sustainable products, just opened their flagship store at Inman Park's new Inman Quarter, the mixed use development currently wrapping up construction at the corner of North Highland & Elizabeth Street.
To celebrate their site launch, Made Again will be hosting Green Drinks' May event! Come enjoy some free wine + Creature Comforts beer, browse the MA gallery, and see artists perform live demos of their green processes. Free artisan ice cream from Queen of Cream (all made from scratch w/locally sourced whole ingredients) plus Le Metro Creperie's food cart will be on-site with crepes for purchase.
Free entry. Complimentary drinks + ice cream.
Public parking is accessible from both Elizabeth & North Highland. Made Again is located in the interior courtyard. Follow MA's progress here.
ATLANTA BALLET is graciously hosting our April Green Drinks at their Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre, a 55,000 sq ft, LEED Gold Certified, state-of-the-art facility located on the Westside. This month's event will include the usual networking and drinks (with complimentary beer & wine), plus we'll be treated to a preview performance from "Quietly Walking," part of Modern Choreographic Voices, playing at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre April 17-19. Choreographer Gina Patterson will be joining us to discuss the piece, which focuses on the relationship between urbanization and deforestation, and how we are in danger of losing our connection with the earth and with each other.
6:00-6:30 – Reception in lobby (bar + light bites)
6:30-7:30 – Remarks from Atlanta Ballet / In-studio dance preview
7:30-9:00 – Reception resumes; building tours
EVENT IS FREE TO ATTEND BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED THIS MONTH. Space is limited so please reserve your spot soon.
More on the Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre:
- Atlanta Ballet chose to renovate an existing facility to reduce the relocation project’s environmental impact.
- The building was originally constructed in 1955 and was a manufacturing plant for Hotpoint Appliances before Atlanta Ballet’s purchase.
- Trees Atlanta, nationally recognized for preserving Atlanta's urban forest, planted 24 trees on site.
- Rocks from the building renovation were donated to Zoo Atlanta.
- The 22-foot glass conference room table and 28-foot glass conference room wall were donated by Tommy Holder of Holder Construction, general contractor for the project, and co-chair of Atlanta Ballet’s capital campaign.
- Atlanta Ballet is the only arts organization in the country whose headquarters has LEED-Gold certification, the second highest achievement for LEED certification.
- As part of Atlanta Ballet’s commitment to environmental stewardship, several components of the building renovation incorporated “green” initiatives, including:
- Recycled construction waste – 98% of all construction waste was recycled and diverted from landfills.
- Energy-efficient lighting
- Recycled carpet throughout the building
- Sprung dance floors from the old studios
- 40 LED fixtures from “The New York City Waterfalls” public art display that were donated to Atlanta Ballet by the Public Art Fund. The lights currently illuminate the Kalwall panels in the lobby and studios of the building.
- Donated office furniture from several local businesses and organizations
- Dual flush valves and low-flow faucets and shower heads (a 35% reduction in water usage!)
- Kalwall – Most highly insulating, light-transmitting wall paneling system in the world
Meet your fellow enviros at Rí Rá on Wednesday, March 11 for some early SPD drinks, good food & giveaways!
- Free entry, cash bar drinks
- Light apps provided by Rí Rá
- Gifts/raffle prizes: Taj Ma-Hound Gourmet Dog Treats, Belles Organics, Atlanta Film Festival Runoff screening tickets & more; Hi-Five Diner $10 gift cards to first 100 people
- Free parking (2 hours) with validation at the 1010 garage on Crescent. Rí Rá is located at the corner of 12th St & Crescent Ave.
Event is open to everyone—bring a friend! As always, please walk, bike, take transit, or carpool if you can & plan for a safe trip home.
The historic Castle in Midtown Atlanta, a 12,000 sq ft mansion overlooking the Woodruff Arts Center, has recently undergone a beautiful renovation after decades of vacancy & deterioration. (While at the center of a preservation conflict in the 1980s, it was deemed a “hunk of junk.”) But after years of careful restoration, Castle Atlanta just opened as a newly redesigned restaurant/lounge & future hotel. We'd love for you to join us there for a special Atlanta Green Drinks the evening of Wed, Feb 11 from 5-10.
Free entry, cash bar drinks, all are welcome. Directions & Parking.
Please note, there will not be a formal Green Drinks event this month.
For those who would still like to check out The Luminary, a small informal group will be gathering at the bar (as previously planned) on Wed evening from 6-9 - please feel free to join, and we'll see you again in October!
Ration & Dram
With its two full bars, earth and metal decor, and two airy patios nestled amongst the trees, this multi-level industrial Arizona Lofts space in Kirkwood / Edgewood is one of our favorite new warm weather hangouts. Ration & Dram's Andy Minchow (a star mixologist and founding partner of Holeman & Finch) envisioned "a family-friendly neighborhood spot that people can walk or bike to, so it's not just a cocktail bar." The seasonally-based Southern fare menu is a quirky mix of bar food and fine dining entrees, with an emphasis on sourcing local and presenting healthy options. There's also a well-curated list of draft and bottled craft and imported beers, wines by the glass and bottle, creative cocktails, fresh juices and house-made sodas.
Ink & Elm
Simultaneously a lounge, restaurant, and tavern, Ink & Elm is a culinary enterprise that celebrates the deep history of Atlanta's Druid Hills neighborhood and the cultural legacy of its original designer: Frederick Law Olmsted. Drawing inspiration from Southern traditions and food culture, and showcasing the contemporaneous dimension and eclecticism of Executive Chef Stephen Sharp, Ink & Elm's food program revolves around local, organic, sustainable, and responsible procurement. The menu cycles are seasonal and offer a modern take on Southern, American cuisine. The dark and cozy tavern is loosely based on a turn-of-the-century landscape design studio and features oversized stools, comfortable booths, and a wide variety of scotches, bourbons, and whiskies. Cocktails are inspired by the seasonality of local ingredients, house-made tinctures, and the interesting liquors and liqueurs that are available today to create great recipes.