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‘Top Chef’ Kevin Gillespie To Open Cold Beer in Edge on The Beltline July 23

Two-story, 7,000-square-foot restaurant and bar features rooftop patio, will host 'boozy' weekend brunch.
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Cold Beer, the newest concept from Top Chef Kevin Gillespie of Red Beard Restaurants, is set to debut in the Edge on the Beltline development on Tuesday, July 23.

The 7,000-square-foot, two-story Old Fourth Ward restaurant and bar, at 670 DeKalb Avenue NE, Suite 101, will be open Tuesday through Sunday from Happy Hour (4 p.m.) to “late evening.”

There will be “boozy brunch” on Saturdays and Sundays.

“With a lively, airy bar, picnic tables and European café-vibed seating, every day at Cold Beer should feel like a party,” Gillespie said in a press release Monday.

“We want to capitalize on the energy and the vibrancy of the BeltLine to create a unique culinary communal gathering place, a new favorite hangout for you and your friends.”

Cold Beer’s menu features 15 dishes on rotation like smoked and fried chicken wings, and lamb ribs.

An equal number of cocktails will be available at any given time like the Strawberries: Low Waste Practices—cachaca, strawberry tops, strawberry vinegar, hibiscus, whey reduction, vanilla, and tonka bean.

There will also be wine and about a dozen beers on tap, and about another dozen in cans.

“Cold Beer is a continuation of the work begun at Gunshow in 2013 and aims to create a beverage-centric concept rooted in seasonality and whimsy,” according to the restaurant’s website.

“Expect an ever-changing list of cocktails and draft beer from longtime Gunshow alum Mercedes O’Brien, with a menu from Gillespie and chef de cuisine Brian Baxter that focuses on highlighting the work of the mixology team.”

The cuisine will be similar to sister concept Gunshow “in that it’s always changing and far from ordinary.”

Gillespie commissioned a 13-foot painting of a polar bear by artist O.M. Norling, a focal point of the restaurant.

There is a nine-seat bar, a covered deck downstairs, and a rooftop patio bar upstairs, with plans to add a Biergarten space.

Cold Beer is the latest addition to the Edge development joining the already-opened Shake Shack and forthcoming Hazel Jane’s, a wine bar from the Revelator coffee team.

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Atlanta (WNA). He was featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA has been named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing, and Atlanta and Jezebel Magazines.

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