Candler Park Gains a Taqueria, Brewpub This Fall With The Debut of Candler Rail Brewery

Slated to open in late-October, early-November, expect eight to ten rotating beers, 'eclectic' tacos.
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Candler Rail Brewery is nearing its opening in Candler Park. The new brewpub and taqueria, from Allen Porter, Win Porter, and Chris McDonald, is slated to open its doors in late-October, early-November, at 1660 DeKalb Ave NE Suite 150. It replaces The Mercantile.

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Currently in the liquor license application process with the City of Atlanta, Candler Rail Brewery will feature eight to ten rotating beer selections, Allen Porter told What Now Atlanta in an email seeking an update on the project originally planned for an early-2020 debut. This is the fourth brewpub started by Porter who is the head brewer. Its house-brewed beers will be similar in style to those at Porter Pizza & Brewery in Sandy Springs and Porter Brew & Cue Brewery in Dunwoody. The beers will be served out of eight, 7 BBL | Brite/Serving Tanks that are stacked behind the bar.

“The look and feel of the restaurant is a comfortable, rustic atmosphere featuring decorations like a shipping container framed on the wall,” Porter said. “There will be a beer garden out back, so the restaurant will have ample outside seating.”

On the food side of things, Candler Rail Brewery will offer “eclectic” tacos like the “Rail Yard Taco,” a taco packed with fried chicken, green chilies, pico de giallo, lettuce, mixed cheese, poblano sauce, and queso.

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta and What Now Los Angeles.
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1 month ago

Not a beer drinker, but the tacos sound interesting.
Welcome to the neighborhood!

28 days ago

I’m not so sure they’re going to be successful getting that liquor license: there is a law that you cannot brew beer within 300 feet of someone’s home…and, they’re about 50 feet. It would be incredibly hypocritical of the City to bend the law for this business; and, considering it’s owned by people who don’t even live in the City, why should they damage the property values of City residents for the profit of suburbanites?

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